Unsung Grande Ballroom greats dust off the gear
Published: June 6, 2012
"Mark Gougeon from Mitch Ryder's band played on the third record, and he is in Savage Grace 2012. The rest of the band is Mark Tomorsky from Measured Chaos, and Frank Charboneaux plays drums. We just couldn't work out the logistics with the original guys, them being in LA now. I had so many requests from people to go sing this stuff again, so I thought what the heck."
When Suzi Quatro cancelled her Detroit Music Awards appearance in April, Savage Grace filled in last minute. The set went over well, and now Jacquez is preparing for a show this week in Ferndale. Jagged Edge, friends from back in the Grande days, are supporting.
Jacquez takes a breath. And then he says, "We'll immerse ourselves in the tunes and play them in the spirit they were played back then. There will be places where we'll have fun and it'll sound different. Until the very end, that's what Savage Grace did really well — played in the moment."
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