Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

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Saturday December 12 2015
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Second Saturday Series presents Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman

Hosted by: Westcott Community Center

The Westcott Community Center, CNY Arts and the Folkus Project proudly present…

Karen Savoca with Pete Heitzman

Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission
Reservations at (315) 478-8634 or www.westcottcc.org

Grit and sensitivity. Percussion and groove. Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman are sinuous as two skaters gliding on ice as they play across soul, R&B, roots and world rhythms, conjuring a communion between audience and stage. Karen Savoca pours her heart into a song the way a great actor throws herself into a role. Her songs draw you into a world of humor and compassion, shared with grace and ease, as though you’ve been invited to her table for supper. Born in northern NJ, the daughter of a big band singer, Karen’s baby diary reads “20 months, knows 6 songs.” At the age of eight she asked for piano lessons, and at thirteen began composing on a guitar she bought with saved birthday money. She attended Syracuse University, where she studied music and elementary education . The duo have released eight CDs on their own Alcove Records label. Winners of seven SAMMY Awards. Notable appearances include The Today Show, A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, Big Top Chautauqua, The Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Falcon Ridge, Kate Wolf, Stan Rogers & Winnipeg Folk Festivals, and many more. They are currently working on their ninth recording, due out in 2014.