Friday, February 28: 8pm to 10:30pm
No Cover Charge
Don Savoie is a blue-eyed soul artist, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
“He plays foot-stompin’ music full of chunky blues chords and an effortless, rapid-fire repertory of right-hand riffs. He plays Jerry Lee Lewis and Stevie Wonder. He also plays guitar, a battered black Fender that he’s had for decades: It wails, weeps, rumbles and roars. As he plays, his slouch tightens into muscular focus, his gnarled hands — blues hands — suddenly energetic and precise.” (Notre Dame Magazine, 2012)
Don began his career while in high school in southwestern Michigan and has continued up through his time at the University of Michigan as part of the vibrant Detroit-Ann Arbor blues and rock & roll scene from the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties. He toured Europe in 1979 and again in 1982, playing the Montreux Fest in Switzerland, spent time as a music professor at the University of Notre Dame (2001-2015), and does nearly 150 shows annually throughout southern Michigan, northern Indiana, and Chicago.