Savage Grace

City: 
Detroit
Region: 
MI
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1968-1972, 1980's-present
Genre: 
Rock

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Savage Grace was Detroit's progressive rock band of the late 1960s. With chops galore and a background rooted in jazz and R&B (with some good old fashioned Detroit rock'n'roll thrown in for good measure), Savage Grace stood out from the rest of the Michigan bands as something special and as something quite eclectic. With Guitarist Ron Koss, keyboardist John Seanor, and drummer Larry Zack as the nucleus of a jazzy trio called Scarlet Letter (with two albums on Mainstream), the addition of vocalist/bassist Al Jacquez transformed the group into Savage Grace. The band was soon signed to Reprise and released their eponymous debut album in 1969. Upon moving to Los Angeles the following year, the group embarked on a second album, which took almost two years to complete. By 1972, the trail had ended and the group went their separate ways. Savage Grace never achieved the success that seemed like their due; certainly their musicianship was top notch and their songwriting was good enough, but in the long run, was also perhaps a bit too eclectic to find a mainstream audience.

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Discography

Released: 1970
Released: 1972

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
John Mayall 03/27/1969 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Amboy Dukes 04/05/1969 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
The Third Power 04/05/1969 Village Pub Birmingham Michigan USA
Detroit Pop Festival 04/07/1969 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
SRC 04/11/1969 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
SRC 04/12/1969 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
The Third Power 04/18/1969 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
Savage Grace 04/19/1969 Village Pub Birmingham Michigan USA
Joe Cocker & the Grease Band 05/23/1969 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
SRC / Teegarden & Van Winkle 05/29/1969 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
1st Annual Rock & Roll Revival 05/31/1969 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
Kalamazoo Rock Revival 06/08/1969 Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds Kalamazoo Michigan USA
Brownsville Station 06/13/1969 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
Frost 06/15/1969 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Savage Grace 06/20/1969 Village Cave Lake Orion Michigan USA
Savage Grace 06/21/1969 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
The Third Power 06/21/1969 The Midway Royal Oak Michigan USA
2nd Annual Saugatuck Pop Festival 07/05/1969 Pottawattamie Beach Saugatuck Michigan USA
Savage Grace 07/12/1969 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
Brownsville Station 07/13/1969 Something Different Southfield Michigan USA
Savage Grace / The Third Power 07/13/1969 Jackson Prison Jackson Michigan USA
Michigan Rock Night at Meadow Brook 07/15/1969 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
Savage Grace 07/19/1969 Silverbell Hideout Auburn Hills Michigan USA
WABX Free Concert 07/20/1969 Tartar Field Detroit Michigan USA
Savage Grace 07/25/1969 The Cavern Northville Michigan USA

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