That was probably the most enthusiastic reaction I've seen to bringing in a live musician at Crossroads!
Oregon’s Teen Queen of the Blues has been wowing audiences with her powerhouse vocals and fearless stage presence since age nine. Now at 18, Savanna has since played hundreds of shows solo and with a full band at cafes, clubs, music halls, and festivals, from Oregon to Chicago — twice performing with the legendary Buddy Guy in front of crowds of nearly 5,000. Her reputation for belting out blues, originals, and other popular tunes in her own soulful style similar to that of Adele, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin has made her a perennial favorite live and on the airwaves.
A talented guitarist and prolific songwriter, Savanna’s debut song “Strength,” from her first CD released at age 12, was named by the Register-Guard as one of the top songs of 2011. Her second disc in 2013 features all originals from an intimate house concert and received rave reviews.
Savanna’s music has received widespread airplay on local radio stations like KRVM (where she was also a guest DJ for the Breakfast with the Blues show), plus exposure on radio stations across the country. She has been on regional TV numerous times and is regularly featured in the Register Guard and in other local, national, and online newspapers and media.
Savanna has been named Best Performer Under 21 by the Rainy Day Blues Society and has received a Blues Kids scholarship to Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp in Chicago as well as a Blues Foundation scholarship for the Port Townsend blues camp in Washington.
She is currently preparing for recording her second studio album.2010 Rooster Award Winner: “Best Under 21 Blues Performer”