Tamara Saviano

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Photo by Mary Keating Bruton

During the past two decades Tamara Saviano has established herself as a tireless advocate of American music and its artists. As the creative force behind Tamara Saviano Media, she is a Grammy and Americana award winning producer, a music business consultant, artist manager, publicist and author. Saviano has been curious about the lives of songwriters since she first discovered Guy Clark at the age of 14. As a writer and producer, she is deeply inspired by good storytelling. She is also a business woman and entrepreneur, directing a full service creative agency serving folk and Americana artists, with a special love for songwriters from the great state of Texas.

In 2017, Saviano founded All ATX Leadership, a non profit organization, an intense 8-month education program for  Austin-based artists, entertainment business, and civic leaders.

HONORS & AWARDS

2004 GRAMMY Award for Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster

2012 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Americana Album – This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark

2012 Americana Album of the Year Award for This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark

2014 Chicago Review of Books Best Books of 2014 – The Most Beautiful Girl: A True Story of a Dad, a Daughter and the Healing Power of Music

2016 GRAMMY Nomination, Best Americana Album – Kris Kristofferson’s The Cedar Creek Sessions

2017 Texas Heritage Songwriter Association Darrell K. Royal Texas Legend Award

2017 Belmont Book Award for Best Country Music Book – Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark

BOOKS

Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark (Biography, Texas A&M University Press, 2016)

From Art to Commerce: A Workshop for Independent Musicians, with Rod Picott (Business, American Roots Press, 2013)

The Most Beautiful Girl: A True Story of a Dad, a Daughter and the Healing Power of Music (Memoir, American Roots Press, 2014)

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records – (2017)

Kris Kristofferson The Cedar Creek Sessions – (2016)

Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne – (2014)

This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark – (2011)

The Bluegrass Elvises: Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette – (2007)

The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson – (2006)

Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster – (2004)

EVENT PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTS:

Guy Clark Memorial – Nashville and Santa Fe (2016)

Guy Clark Old Friends Reunion – Nashville (2014)

I Wish I Was In Austin – Guy Clark’s 70th birthday party – Austin (2011)

Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards – Nashville (2010)

Center for Texas Music History Rod Kennedy Tribute – Austin (2010)

Leadership Music Closing Retreat – Nashville (2008)

Americana Honors & Awards Show – Nashville (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Billy Dean Radio Showcases – Capitol Records – Nationwide (1995-1996)

Garth Brooks Fresh Horses/NFL Promotion – Nationwide (1995)

WMIL Country Fest and other live concerts for listeners – Milwaukee (1991-1995)

TELEVISION PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTS:

Americana Honors & Awards from the Ryman Auditorium (2005, 2006, 2007)

Great American Country Live – (2000-2003—live daily call-in show)

GAC Classic – (2000-2003 – Live-to-tape weekly hosted music video show)

GAC Christmas Specials – (2000-2002)

FILM

Susanna Don’t You Cry: The Guy Clark story (documentary, 2018)

RADIO

Nashville Nights with Dallas Turner – (2000-2002 – Jones Radio Network)

WMIL & WOKY Director of Database Marketing/Publisher of station magazines (1991-1995)

MAGAZINES

Old School Poet of the World (Cover story, Oxford American music issue, 2014)

Country Music magazine, Managing Editor 1998-2000

Country Weekly magazine, Senior Writer 1996-1998

WMIL Country Today magazine, Editor, 1990-1995

WOKY The Best of Times magazine, Editor, 1990-1995

PROJECT MANAGEMENT/MARKETING

Radney Foster:

Everything I Should Have Said (2014)

Del Rio, TX Revisited: Unplugged and Lonesome (2012)

Foster & Lloyd It’s Already Tomorrow (2011)

Revival (2009)

Kris Kristofferson:

The Cedar Creek Sessions (2016)

Live in London (2014)

Feeling Mortal (2013)

Closer To The Bone (2009)

This Old Road (2006)

Third World Warrior/Repossessed Reissue (2004)

Live in San Francisco (2003)

John Corbett Leavin’ Nothing Behind (2013)

The World Famous Headliners (2012)

Gene Watson Best of the Best (2012)

This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark (2011)

Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow (2011)

Guy Clark Somedays The Song Writes You (2009)

Undone: A MusicFest Tribute to Robert Earl Keen (2008)

Gretchen Peters Burnt Toast & Offerings (2007)

Various Artists Song of America (2007)

The Bluegrass Elvises (2007)

Guy Clark Workbench Songs (2006)

The Pilgrim: A Tribute To Kris Kristofferson (2006)

Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster (2004)

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Kris Kristofferson (2002-present)

Shawn Camp (2004-2012)

Radney Foster (2006-2015)

Guy Clark (2006 – 2009)

Brian Wright (2011-2014)

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay (2013-2014)

Cowboy Jack Clement For Once and For All (2014)

Ashley Monroe Like A Rose (2013)

Brigitte DeMeyer (2011)

Red Beet Records (2011)

Terri Hendrix (2010)

The Center for Texas Music History (2010, 2011)

Ashley Cleveland (2009)

Dickson Productions (2008)

Beth Nielsen Chapman (2004, 2008)

Gretchen Peters (2007)

Dan Colehour (2007)

Karla Bonoff (2007)

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (2006, 2007)

Dirty Dozen Brass Band (2006)

Pinmonkey (2006)

Marshall Chapman (2006)

Marty Stuart (2005)

Sweet Honey In The Rock (2005)

Janis Ian (2004)

Todd Snider (2004)

Stacy Dean Campbell (2004)