Tom Savage- Cancelled due to Evacuation

14
Sep 2017
Thursday

The wrong side of town, endless roads traveled, longing for home, and the hope for love. These are the themes that find their way into much of Tom Savage’s songwriting.

Tom has devoted the past twenty years to the creation of songs. Waiting for them to come to him or dragging them out of the ether kicking and screaming. Letting them linger on the edges of his psyche until they are just right, or scribbling them down on the page with reckless abandon. Ten minutes from the seed of an idea to a finished product. Every song is different and is meant to serve a purpose and tell a story.

 

A prolific writer, Tom has released 6 recordings of original music and penned hundreds of songs. In 2012, he challenged himself to write, record, and post online, a song for every week of the year. Dubbed the Song-A-Week Challenge, the project allowed people a unique glimpse into the songwriting process and left Savage with a new, workmanlike approach to songwriting.

He is currently in the process of recording his seventh album, as well as working on songs with his new band, the country-tinged Foley Mountain Playboys.

“ Savage is an excellent songwriter. Often poetic in their deceptive simplicity, often politically informed, his lyrics recall the best folk singers of the sixties. The frequent comparisons to Dylan are, in this case, justified. ”
Aaron Carr – Nanton News

“Throughout the album, I hear ghosts of John Campbell, Knopfler, Springsteen, Steve Young and shades of newer artists who, while not well known, have their moments of musical greatness. They are the ghosts in my own head, though, for it becomes more obvious with each listen that Savage writes and performs what he has to, not what he hears. Such is of what the good ones are made. A big huzzah to Geoff Chown for hearing what Savage had to offer, to the various musicians who added their little bits which made the whole as good as it is, and to Tom Savage himself who has found his voice, and I am not referring to that which emanates from his throat. What a voice it is.”
Frank Gutch – Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange