COLETTE SAVARD & THE SAVANTS
“A full and well-produced sound that fuses folk, jazz and pop strains.”
|Date:||Saturday, August 17th 2019, 1.00 pm|
|Location:||Historic Logging Museum|
|Admission:||$25.00 plus HST|
Collette Savard’s influences and the unique songs that reflect them range from the French folk tunes and the old country music that shaped her youth, to greats such as Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams. Her compositions are written on a whimsical array of folk instruments and sung in a smooth and sultry country blues style that somehow also betrays her love of Edith Piaf. Topics ranging from love and loss, and self-empowerment, manage to strike a chord with audiences.
Colette’s band The Savants boasts an unusually strong line-up, with vocalist Rebecca Campbell and drummer Martin Worthy (both making welcome returns to The Forest Festival), John Switzer on bass, Tim Posgate on guitar, and Megan Worthy on keyboards. So come out and hear what music columnist and arts reporter Bob Mercereau meant when he said, “This is what happens when the right band meets the right songs.”