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Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Categories: Music *

SAVAGE BLUES BAND - Bring in the New Year at the Rockfish with the Savage Blues Band! Their roots go back to the late 1960s when MVHS high school pals John Savage, Kim Westenhaver and Ken Morrison formed a garage band. John Savage went on to be a standout professional musician and music educator, with proficiency on guitar, keyboards and bass.

The three friends reunited in 2005 as Johnny & the Moondogs, a classic blues band, which also included one of John’s guitar students, Jeff Stady. Over the years, Johnny & the Moondogs performed frequently in Anacortes and Oak Harbor. In 2013, John’s talented son, Tom Savage, joined the band on blues harp and guitar.

In 2018, the band was renamed Savage Blues Band, and its popularity continued to grow. Sadly, in December 2019, the band lost its leader and beloved friend, John, to cancer. But, before he passed, he urged the group to continue showcasing the blues. And so, the Savage Blues Band carries on today, with Tom Savage as its leader…delighting blues fans and all who understand the importance of this genre. “We’re on a mission from John.”