Kingston, Ontario singer/songwriter Tom Savage delivers some heart-on-his-sleeve acoustic goodness with his latest solo effort. “Don’t Plan On Starting Now” holds the singer’s rough around the edges but painfully smooth voice hostage over a slow groove, while “Rougher On Me” is a delicate ditty filled with pop culture references. “Mercy Killing” gets a little tougher than the rest, while “A Brief Moment Of Eternity” will win over fans of The Band. Closer “The Slow Decline” builds and eats at your guts, worthy of soundtracking your downfall in a dive country bar six miles past nowhere. But, you know, it’s hopeful too.
Published in Volume 69, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 12, 2014)