Tom Savage Trio
GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present the alt-country Tom Savage Trio in concert.
The trio perform a unique brand of country-rock that twists and turns on a musical journey down the dirt road of rock 'n' roll.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door
Click here to see poster.
Tom Savage has been a part of the Kingston, Ontario music scene for the last decade. He is an excellent songwriter. His songs are often poetic in their deceptive simplicity and often politically informed; his lyrics recall the best folk singers of the sixties. Savage is also a skillful guitarist, seamlessly moving from folk, to country, to rock, all the while incorporating a variety of other elements. His raspy voice, which has been compared to that of Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen rolled into one, is the commonality throughout his songs.
Savage has released four albums since 1999, his most recent, The County Line in 2008, is a departure from the solo, acoustic-based works that preceded it. The County Line is the first release under the Tom Savage Trio name and is a foray into a raucous, electrified sound that is full of energizing music that seems like it was meant for dark nights driving on prairie roads. For their Regina show, the trio, which includes Geoff Chown on bass and Joseph Lee on drums and backing vocals, will be performing a cross-section of Savage’s work.
The Kitchen Sink clip:
Cammie Rose clip:
Still Hung Up On You clip:
“...Savage’s third CD, Never Shed No Tears is steeped in the folk tradition of Dylan and Nebraska-era Springsteen” - Scene Magazine (Dave Clarke)
“...Savage replicates the live bar-room feel that lends itself well to his music, which is somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Guitar Town-era Steve Earle.” - Beatroute Magazine (Scott Chomistek)
Web site: www.tomsavage.ca
My space: www.myspace.com/tomsavagemusic