KAREN SAVOCA & PETE HEITZMAN
Electrifying, unique and always uplifting, these improvisational performers possess the fearlessness of a high wire act working without a net. They have a chemistry of virtuoso guitar playing and singing that leaves audiences breathless. Karen Savoca's eighth release, I SHOOK THE TREE (Alcove), is a provocative collection of 12 journal entries, exploring the mysterious rooms of the heart through tales of love, betrayal and rebirth. Savoca confronts a world that too often rewards selfishness over kindness, and narcissism over empathy. (Her tongue-in-cheek alternate title is "What I'd Say If You Were All Dead.") She laughingly says, "Songwriting is cheaper than therapy."
Recorded in their 19th century renovated church with longtime partner, Peter Heitzman, I SHOOK THE TREE features the soul stirring bass of legendary "Groovemaster," Jerry Jemmott (BB King, Aretha Franklin, Greg Allman). (Alcove Records).