Savannah King is an acoustic singer/songwriter from the Buffalo, NY area. She started playing guitar at the age of 13 when she found a small Goya behind her couch. From then on nothing could get a guitar from her hands. Since then, Savannah has also added the Mountain Dulcimer to her repertoire. She counts Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple, Billie Holiday, and Ani Difranco among her many influences. In recent years, Savannah has performed in popular Buffalo venues such as Babeville, Nietzsche’s, and Merge as well as venues in San Diego, Nashville, NYC, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and West Virginia. Savannah released her first album, Throwing Stones, in 2010. Her latest album, She Sends Her Love was released in May 2012. All the proceeds from She Sends Her Love go directly to the Music is Art charity in Buffalo, NY created by Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls.
“It’s far too early to tell you what I hope to accomplish in my lifetime. I can tell you that I aspire to never stop experimenting, finding new directions, meeting new people, and learning. I thoroughly believe that you can learn something from every single person you meet. Through my songwriting, I am a storyteller – not just my stories, but the stories of the forgotten . . . because there are so many stories to tell.” – Savannah King
Reviews of Savannah:
” Savannah King is one of the most talented up-and-coming
artists the Buffalo music scene has to offer. Her sound could
best be described as primarily folk, with a bit of jazz and soul
thrown in for good measure, and her smoky voice gives her
music an extra bit of warmth.”
John Hugar – Buffablog.com
“ If I had to pick one word to describe King it would easily be diverse.
Take “Oh My Eyes” for example, the intro lures you in with its almost dark
melodic presence; the verses take an interestingly syncopated rhythm.
The chorus brings it all home, musically as well as lyrically. Her
cover list ranges from “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath to “E.T.” by Katy
Perry, to the timeless “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. Musicality. It’s missing, but
not on this night. Cahoone and King will perform. . . “
Brett Deneve - Artvoice
“A solid rendition, and nothing too fancy, but it’s her vocals that really
stand out. More than simply changing the emotional content by lending
a softer touch to a pretty aggressive tune. . . Savannah’s voice has a slightly
throaty quality to it which recalls – dare I say it – Sarah McLachlan.”
Joe – TheAcousticVersion.com
“Savannah’s lyrics contain a lot of these crimson elements and did induce
images of this kind in my mind as I listened to her music. . . The lyrics speak
of aggression and the end result of this anger is a mouth full of red blood.
This lyric caught my open ears, Optimist with an Iron Fist, great line.”
Joey Tell – Music Reviewer
“HelloGiggles. . . The website founded by actress/musician
Zooey Deschanel, producer Sophia Rossi and writer/Internet sensation
Molly McAleer is described as the ultimate entertainment destination for smart,
independent and creative females. Most recently, Buffalo native Savannah King was
feature. . . with Joni Mitchell’s
‘Big Yellow Taxi.’”
Kathryn Przybyla – Buffalo.com [+]
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