BarrieFolk is thrilled to present Karen Savoca
on Friday, Nov. 10
at the MacLaren Arts Centre.
Born in northern NJ, daughter of a big band singer, her mother was not at all surprised to find her constantly dancing and singing. Karen studied piano at the age of eight, and at thirteen cracked her piggy bank to buy a guitar. She started writing songs in her early teens, was a soloist in choirs, played in many bands, and has always had a deep love of performing.
Acoustic Guitar magazine calls Pete Heitzman “A true virtuoso of groove, with a sly touch that, combined with Savoca’s in-the-pocket drumming and spectacularly soulful vocals, gives the duo the impact of a four-piece band.”
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 theatre. Savoca’s eighth solo release, I Shook The Tree, is a breathtaking collection of 12 new songs that explore the mysterious rooms of the heart through tales of love, betrayal and rebirth.
Karen and Pete have won seven SAMMY awards and are independent record producers and film scorers.
Repeat attender? Don’t forget to print your ticket after purchasing. And remember: tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.