Boston Band Crush Archived Article: One Night Band Crush: Tony Savarino!

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Tony Savarino was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to a mother who is a painter and a father who is a nuclear physicist, Tony’s first gig was when he was 11 years old at 2am to a PACKED loft party in Boston opening for the seminal performance art troupe Pink INk.

Tony has played in every band in Boston. No, really: Dale Bozzio, TM Stevens, Give, The Dents, The Rudds, Garvy J, The Montgomerys, Alto Reform School, and so many more that you’d think we were lying to you. Lest that happen, we will just say that The Noise voted Tony its Favorite Guitar Player in 2004 and 2005, and it’s probably because he moves so easily from rock to pop to funk to reggae to soul to country. But it might also be because he matches his guitars to his silk ties, the fashionable bastard. The “BOSTON GROUPIE NEWS” has called Tony Savarino ubiquitous. He is a guitar player’s guitar player. Very versatile with the unique ability to put his personal stamp on everything he does. He has appeared in: Guitar World, Guitar Player For The Practicing Musician, The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, The Noise and SoundCheck. Currently he can be caught gigging around the New England area with a variety of different artists ranging in styles from metal, to country to jazz to folk to indie to soul…

The Boston Band Crush Interview:

BBC: What Boston rockers, past or present, would you most like to have a One Night Band with?
TS: Gene Dante, Tom Baker, Dave Minehan, Willie Loco Alexander

BBC: What Boston rockers, past or present, would you most fear having a One Night Band with?
TS: Jason Dunn

BBC: What is your normal song or part writing process? Will writing three songs in a single day drastically differ from your usual approach to creating music?
TS: Depends, Sometimes I hear the whole thing in my head at once,
lyrics, melody, harmony, groove… One Big bang… Sometimes I have a riff that developes into something overtime, sometimes someone will have a chord progression/arrangement and I am come up with lyrics and melody on the spot.

BBC: What Boston band do you have the biggest crush on right now?
TS: Dennis Brennan, Gene Dante and The Future Starletts, Ad Frank