Monday, June 19, 2017

New Album on the Horizon

It's been an excruciatingly busy time over the past few months. This is good though. The April US tour was a heavy one and a bit of a hard slog. Many a Walmart parking lot and too much fast food. The schedule was chock full and there was not much time for sightseeing...unless you count the interstate rest stops. Such is the glitz and the glamour of the independent touring musician. That said, many interesting characters met and many songs to be harvested. And that is a very important factor for why touring is important. Honing the craft, shaping the songs, and finding the stories. It damn sure ain't about the money.

Speaking of songs and stories, upon returning from the US tour I headed into North Of Princess Studios the last week of April to record with my good friends Tony Silvestri, Bonz Bowering, and Seamus Cowan. A lot of it live off the floor, it was a spirited session, and I think you all will be very pleased with the results. It's a bit of a different direction for me and I hope you are all willing to take the trip. The album is scheduled for an official release in October, but I hope to have copies available for MUSICWestport in August (where I'll be performing with the band) and for my Canadian Tour in September.

Early May saw the release of Al Duquette's new record, Tales of the Wild West. A project I had the pleasure of acting as producer on. Al has lived a life and his experience and authenticity comes through in the way he delivers his songs. There is no pretence here. A beautiful collection of songs that will fit nicely between Hank and Lefty on the shelf. Head over to Bandcamp and download your copy today.

Early June was all about the East Coast of Canada. Always good to get down there and catch up with friends, and perform for friendly faces. Highlight of the tour was a Monday night concert in a little church in Alma, NS. Google didn't even know where it was! Great acoustics and good vibes.

That's it for now. I'll be around the Kingston area for the summer. check my site for dates, and stay tuned for more details about the new record.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Interstate Breakdown Tour (USA) - April 2017

Canadian guitarist and songwriter, Tom Savage, is embarking on another tour of the Eastern US, and bringing his high-energy show and big guitar sound to stops from Portland, Maine to Nashville, Tennessee and points in between.

Tom Savage is what one might refer to as a triple-threat. One part truth-telling troubadour, one part death-defying guitar slinger, and one part Country Blues howler. Each facet of his formidable on-stage persona carefully crafted over a 20+ year devotion to the composition and performance of song. Tom is a true believer. A disciple of melody and harmony and tempo and timbre. An evangelist preaching to anyone who will listen of the healing and meditative powers of music. Pouring his heart out of his throat every night, while simultaneously shredding his fingertips in his relentless assault on the beat-up 1966 Guild acoustic he adores.

April 7th - Mocha Maya's - Shelburne Falls, MA
April 8th - Andy's Old Port Pub - Portland, ME
April 9th - Java madness - Wakefield, RI (11:30 AM)
April 9th - Perks and Corks - Westerly, RI(8:30 PM)
April 11th - Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
April 12th - Vinyl Lounge/Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
April 13th - Borjo Coffeehouse - Norfolk, VA
April 14th - Root Bar - Asheville, NC
April 15th - Two Old Hippies - Nashville, TN
April 16th - Acoustic Coffeehouse - Johnson City, TN
April 17th - Blue Plate Special ( Radio Broadcast) - Knoxville, TN
April 18th - Rambling House - Columbus, OH
April 19th - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
April 20th - Aubrey's Inn - Cape Vincent, NY