Popular folk duo Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor on Sunday, August 23 at 7 pm.
Karen and Pete first met on stage and immediately recognized each other as the ideal musical partner. Years of leading their all-original, dance-driven group imbued this duo with the sonic power of a live band. Electrifying, unique, and always uplifting, these improvisational performers possess the fearlessness of a high wire act working without a net.
Savoca puts her heart into a song the way a great actor throws herself into a role. Savoca composes and records on a variety of instruments, but opts for the primal combination of voice and drum in live performance, and the groove is deep and satisfying.
Pete Heitzman’s inspired and transcendent guitar work is central to their signature sound. One might hear cello, a pedal steel guitar or an uplifting piano tune. With this broad pallet of tones and textures he paints the ideal landscapes for Savoca’s engaging songs. An innovative and sensitive accompanist, Heitzman is so full of surprises that he has been called “a human aurora borealis.”
Notable appearances for the two have included the Today Show, A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, and Big Top Chautauqua, as well as the Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg Folk Festivals.
They have recorded and produced for artists Greg Brown and Robert Hazard, and their music has been heard in movies and documentaries. They have also scored two feature length films.
The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center is located on Church Street in Egg Harbor. All concerts are free and open to the public. In case of rain, all concerts are held at the nearby Orchards Golf Course.
For more information, call 920.493.5979.