JUNE 5, 2013
The “live” solo acoustic album features originals from her sold-out Eugene house concert last month and is a fundraiser for her next studio release.
EUGENE, OR — 15-year-old local singer/guitarist, Savanna Coen, is releasing a special live CD at her June 22 Eugene Saturday Market show, which begins at 1:00 p.m. The album features highlights from her sold-out house concert in May, which was recorded and professionally mastered to help raise money for her next studio release planned for later this year. Savanna released her first CD, Strength, at a Saturday Market show in 2011, and, in fact, made her public singing debut at that locale in 2009.
The live album features all originals, which Savanna wrote to empower and inspire people to let go of fears, find their inner voice of love, and rise above challenging life situations. It gives listeners a preview of some of the songs that will be produced with a full band when she next heads into the studio.
Savanna was named Oregon’s Tween Queen of the Blues by the Register-Guard at age 12 when she released “Strength.” That original title track subsequently made the paper’s annual short list of top local songs.
Now at 15, she is a local favorite and will be appearing solo and with a full band at a host of high-profile local venues this summer, including Art and the Vineyard, Linn County Fair, Island Park Blues Festival, and Eugene Celebration.
Savanna also received a scholarship from the Blues Foundation in Memphis to attend the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival in Washington — an immersive week of traditional blues music and intensive instruction from some of the nation’s most prominent blues masters.
Attached photo by Digital Latte