Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman
Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman last played for the Oaksong Music Society in early 2013. Its well past time to welcome them back!
Born in northern New Jersey, the daughter of a big band singer, Karen Savoca's baby diary reads "20 months, knows 6 songs." She grew up singing, dancing and harmonizing around a piano, and by the age of five she was emceeing the school play. Savoca puts her heart into a song the way a great actor throws herself into a role, charming audiences with a supple alto and a boundless range of expression. A gifted songwriter, she draws you into her world of humor and compassion, telling stories with grace and ease, as though you've been invited to her table for supper. Notable appearances include The Today Show, A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, Big Top Chautauqua, The Vancouver, Edmonton & Winnipeg Folk Festivals.
Accompanying Karen on guitar will be Pete Heitzman, her longtime collaborator and musical partner. Described by an Alaskan reviewer as the aurora borealis of guitar, Heitzmans transcendent playing is central to their sound. Having performed together for decades, Savoca and Heitzman's chemistry leaves audiences uplifted, wowing 10,000 from a festival main stage as effortlessly as they charm an intimate black box theater
Karen Savoca's 8th solo album, I Shook The Tree, is a breathtaking collection of twelve new songs that explore the mysterious rooms of the heart through tales of love, betrayal and rebirth. I Shook The Tree was recorded in their 1890's renovated church during the first wintry months of 2016 and features legendary bassist Jerry Jemmott (Aretha Franklin, BB King, Greg Allman). The Edmonton Journal says, "There's soul in the delicious grooves and phrasing, and soul in the broader sense that floats out of her lyrical vision."
In addition to their own catalog, Karen and Pete have produced two albums for Americana icon, Greg Brown, who says, "If she were a Native American, her name would be Sings Like Two Birds." They have played hundreds of shows with Greg across the U.S. and Canada.
Pilgrim Congregational Church (View)
2850 Foothill Blvd
Redding, CA 96001
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