With the release of Tom Savage’s fourth studio album, we are witness to the continuing evolution of an artist. However, there is an important distinction to be made between Savage’s earlier solo records, and this new release under the Tom Savage Trio banner.
Tom Savage has all but abandoned his acoustic guitar, in favour of a raucous, electrified, sound. Backed by bass(Geoff Chown) and drums ( Sandy Mackenzie), this is the quintessential power trio , taking on some of Savage’s most powerful roots-rock compositions to date.
From the first rumbling chord of ‘Leaving in a Hurry’, to the final sombre notes of ‘Arizona’, The County Line is an album that begs to be thrown on the car stereo and turned up loud, while driving down the open road.
Pure, unadulterated, dirt road rock ‘n’ roll.