ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS
If you’re looking for some music to spice up your time in Westport, The Cove is the place for you to set yourself down. We bring in the best we can find and keep a healthy mix on rotation. From Blues to Jazz, Rock to Folk, Country to Bluegrass, Soul to Funk, we love it all. In the warmer months, larger performances and full band shows take place on our Lounge stage while solos, duos and small groups play to the patio crowds. When it gets cooler, all shows happen in the Lounge.
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SAVAGE FAMILY BAND (Original Folk/Blues, Kingston)
April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmPlease Generously Tip Our Musicians
A band born out of a pandemic. When COVID-19 hit in March, songwriter/ guitarist Tom Savage turned to music as a way of interacting with his daughter Bella, who has been playing bass for the past two years. It was a fun way to keep them busy while he was unable to work, and she was home from school. Weekly rehearsals brought about the creation of new music that has delved into Blues, Jazz and Funk territory. Gigs were soon to follow and now there seems to be no stopping the Savage Family Band!
Tom’s music comes from places occupied by Townes Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen, but also lurking in the shadows of influence are Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page in one corner, and Wes Montgomery and Freddie Robinson in another. Give a teenaged kid a cassette player and a radio dial ( circa 1988) and it is the equivalent of throwing the contents of the entire refrigerator into a blender. You have no idea what flavour the combination will result in. This is the time when many musical seeds where planted in Tom’s psyche, thus the beginning of a lifelong journey.
Where does he stand today? A writer of Country and Folk songs, sung in a weathered, emotive voice with a hint of a Bluesman’s growl, accompanied by fiery and fast rock n roll guitar licks (these days Savage opts for the acoustic guitar, occasionally mandolin, rather than reaching for the electric). Tom Savage is not your average folksinger.
“Coming on like a rocking, later day Townes Van Zandt, Savage colors outside the lines with tales of those living beyond the margins. Every generation needs one who holds up the fun house mirror to the absurdities and this is a cult hero for our times”- Midwest Record Review“we are dealing with a brilliant poet and troubadour” – Country Jukebox“Recommended to those who still believe in Roots Rock power and poetry” – Lonestar Time” Magic present … an understanding of the vision of the song — crafting with clear original intention.” – Exclaim
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU
THE COVE INN * WESTPORT ONTARIO
2021 FALL SERIES
COVID-fighter edition * Our 17th season
DINNER & SHOW FUNDRAISERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHARITIES
GREAT BLUES, SOUL & R&B
CANADA’S BEST ARTISTS * 2 SHOWS PER ENGAGEMENT
Shows subject to change due to COVID restrictions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Check with The Cove closer to the date to confirm
MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER *LIMITED CAPACITY
2 METERS BETWEEN TABLES *”HOUSEHOLD BUBBLE” DANCING
$80 (plus HST)
Includes full course meal, show, door prizes and donation to charity
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