Ol' Savannah / Bio

Ol’ Savannah are a Top 5 “Best of Montreal” Country/Folk Act as voted by Cult MTL readers poll, 2013, 2014, 2015. Led by songwriting duo, Speedy Johnson and Bartleby J. Budde, the band plumbs the depths of old time mountain music and Americana roots music.

Budde and Johnson began performing together in the Winter of 2009, performing Piedmontese acoustic tunes on smaller stages, while honing in on a style of blues influenced first by Mississippi John Hurt and Fred McDowell.

Now consisting of 5 members with 3 albums under their belts and an EP (3/18/15), Ol’ Savannah have exchanged the quieter sounds of Piedmont for the violent tides of the Delta and the haunting airs of the Appalachian mountains.

Discography: “Ol’ Savannah”, 2011; “Underneath the Old Red Barn”, 2012; “Death on the Mountain”, 2013; “Don’t Let It Reign” EP, 2015

General Info

Band Members
Speedy Johnson, guitar, vox, harmonica; Bartleby J. Budde, banjo, vox, Kevin Labchuk, accordion, vox, Tim van de Ven, percussion, Ram Krishnan, bass, vox
Artist Name
Ol' Savannah
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Active Since
Folk / Roots / Americana

Contact Info

Montreal, QC, CA

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