Tuesday, December 11, 2018

VIDEO : Dead Root Revival / Kingston Holiday Rock Show



Another year comes to its close. It was a lighter year for me travel-wise, having taken a bit of a tour break. Only put 30000 km on the van, instead of the 70000 clicks I put on in 2017.

Took some hits in 2018. My good friend, Sandy Stubbert lost her battle with mental illness this past summer. It was a struggle for her, and she fought hard...we miss you Sandy. I worked as producer on her yet-to-be-released album, Driftwood. I hope to see the completion of this project in 2019.

Also taken from us from us far too soon, one of my biggest fans and supporters, John Harman. I'll miss seeing you occupy your stool at the Rose & Crown every week John, cheering the players on and offering words of encouragement. And for pretending I'm a big deal rock star. That always gave me a chuckle. It won't be the same without you.

2018 also led to the birth of a new band. Tom Savage Trio is no more, and we are now Dead Root Revival. Not having 'Trio' in the name allows us the opportunity to be more of a collective, and allow other musicians to join the artistic fray. I'm excited about the possibilities!

Dead Root Revival is kicking up a lot of creativity for me and the bandmates these days. We are really enjoying rehearsals and adding new tunes every week. Sometimes old tunes resurrected from past projects, such as Rascal, which is a twenty year old funk jazz instrumental from a Vancouver band I was in(Al dente Inferno); Going Down Slow, a tune from Aldous Huxters days; and Party Girls, a rearranged selection from the Tom Savage Trio archives. We recently had a super-fun show at The Wooden Boat Shop in Gananoque, ON. It was a real pleasure to play the new material live.

And we caught it on video! This tune is called "Got In Store For You" and it really is the perfect introduction to the band, and what we indeed have got in store for you. : )


Check out it and please feel free to share. Join the revival!!

Holiday Rock Show
Excited to take part in the 23rd edition of the Holiday Rock Show at Stages in Kingston on December 20th!
This years lineup includes amazing local acts DJLK, Emilie Steele Music, Oakridge Ave., VOHON - Band of Fire, Tom Savage Music and the always entertaining Deck The Halls with Balls & Kelly ft Bruce "The Git" Compeau!

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Martha's Table, Dawn House and KFLA AMHS.
Show is All-Ages, doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm! Let's get festive!

Happy Holidays!
Tom

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