Karen Savoca lives her life down in the dirt - she feels the
moist, fertile soil of life between her toes, and digs her
hands into the dark, rich earth. She loves to make
nourishing relationships grow by planting community
everywhere she travels. She comes back from time to
time to tend to the bounty that results. Her songs and her
music are her seeds, and her rich, supple, creative vocal
style is her hoe.
Her musical and life partner, Pete Heitzman, is her fellow
farmer. His "inspired and transcendent guitar work is
central to their signature sound." You might hear a cello, a
pedal steel or a rutting elk. With his broad pallet of tones
and textures he paints the ideal landscapes for Savoca's
Savoca’s seventh release, Promise, was recorded in their 19th century church/studio nestled deep in the hills of upstate NY and is being lauded as her strongest collection of songs to date.
"On her latest excellent album "Promise", there’s soul in the delicious grooves and phrasing, and soul in the broader spiritual sense that floats out in her lyrical vision." EDMONTON JOURNAL ~ Edmonton, Alberta
"Melodic songs that probe the mysteries of heart and soul. One of the most breathtaking live performances I’ve ever experienced."
WILLAMETTE WEEKLY ~ Portland, OR
"If she were a Native American, her name would be Sings Like Two Birds."