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Tamara Saviano Collection

Tamara Saviano was born and raised in Wisconsin but now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has worked as a publicist, music journalist, record and television producer, and artist manager. She has served as president and board member of the Americana Music Association. She also was founder and president of American Roots Publishing, through which she produced the Grammy-award winning CD, Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, as well as the critically-acclaimed album, The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson. Saviano currently owns and operates Ellis Creative, an artist management, event production, and public relations firm, which represents such artists as Kris Kristofferson, Radney Foster, and Guy Clark.

Tamara Saviano began donating music archives to the Wittliff Collections in 2007 through the efforts of Dr. Gary Hartman and the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University-San Marcos.
 
Listed below is an archival inventory of the Tamara Saviano Collection. Note that access to unprocessed materials is granted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Archivist for details about access to the collection.

Accession # 2007-162
Received 9/24/2007

Majority of material consists of press releases, newspaper clippings, and public relations photos of various musicians from Texas. Titles in quotation marks were taken from original folder titles. Also included are thirteen CD’s and eighteen cassette tapes.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 1
“Lee Ann Womack” – two 8”x10” color photographs and sheet of biographical information
 
.BOX # 1005 folder 2
“Tanya Tucker” – three photographs, one press kit, newspaper clippings and some correspondence.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 3
“Townes Van Zandt” – photograph and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 4
“Neal McCoy” – nine photographs and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 5
“Willie Nelson” – handwritten notes, biographical and other information printed from the internet and an article about Nelson by Joe Nick Patoski.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 6
“Lee Roy Parnell” – photograph, biographical information, negatives and an article by Parnell written for one of his CDs.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 7
“Kenny Rogers” – two photographs and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 8
“Doug Supernaw” – one photograph and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 9
“George Strait” – one photograph and negatives and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 10
“Tracy Byrd” – one photograph, negatives, and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 11
“Mark Chestnut” – three photos and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 12
“Guy Clark” – interview transcript.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 13
“George Ducas” – eleven photographs, promotional material and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 14
“Derry Dodd” – biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 15
“Dixie Chick” – three photographs and an article by Saviano.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 16
“Joe Ely” – list of questions for Ely and an article about him.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 17
“Radney Foster” – forty-eight photographs, negatives, promotional material and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 18
“Ricky Lynn Gregg” – three photographs, negatives, promotional material, and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 19
“Jack Ingram” – promotional material and photocopies of newspaper clippings.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 20
“Clint Black” – fifteen photographs, negatives, and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 21
“George Ducas” – biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 22
“Kris Kristofferson” – one photograph, biographical information, and photocopies of newspaper clippings.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 23
“Hal Ketchum” – article by Saviano, newspaper clippings, promotional material and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 24
“Michael Martin Murphy” – promotional material and biographical information.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 25
“Vernon Dalhart” – newspaper clippings and a computer disk.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 26
“Texas Books” – one photograph, and newspaper clippings on various Texas musicians.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 27
“George – Active” – publicity material and newspaper clippings about George Ducas.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 28
The following material was not originally in a folder – various PR kits and three photographs of different musicians.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 29
The following material was not originally in a folder – five “Pilgrim” stickers with a photograph of Kris Kristofferson, one guest pass to George Ducas, thirty-seven photographs (mainly of Ducas) and limited correspondence from Saviano to Hartman.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 30
The following material was not originally in a folder – issues of Texas Bound Fall/Winter 2000, February 2001, March 2001 and May 2001; two copies of the weekend edition of The City Paper from Nashville Tennessee March 30 –April 1, 2001.
 
BOX # 1005 folder 31
“George Ducas press clippings” – newspaper clippings on Ducas.
 
List of CDs: (titles in quotation marks are hand written and taken from the CD covers)

Texas by CAL IV Entertainment; label also reads “To: Tamara Saviano From: Georgia Middleman”
“Texas Book 1” – Jon Randall and Ricky Lynn Gregg
“Texas Book 2” – Ricky Lynn Gregg and Ricky Lynn Gregg continued
“Texas Book 4” – George Ducas and George Ducas continued
“Texas Book 5” – Walt Wilkins and Lee Ann Womack
“Texas Book 6” – Charlie Robison
“Texas Book 6” – Joe Ely
“Texas Book 7” – Guy Clark and Guy Clark continued
“Texas Book 8” – Guy Clark continued
“Texas Book 7 & 8” – Guy Clark continued and Guy Clark continued
“Texas Book 9” – Willie Nelson on his bus in Wimberley, Texas
“Texas Book 11” – Sons of the Dessert
“Texas Book 12” – Georgia MiddlemanList of cassette tapes: (all titles are hand written)
“Kris Kristofferson Bio and Q&A, Broken Freedom song live in San Francisco”
“Sons of the Dessert Ronna’s office 8/7/00 side A only”
“Guy Clark tape 1 4/1/00 at his house in Nashville….”
“Guy Clark 6/25/02”
“Jack Ingram Brown’s Diner”
“Vernon Dalhart songs from Jack Palmer”
“George Ducas Princeton’s Grille”
“Waylon and Willie”
“Willie Nelson on his bus Wimberley, TX 4/09/00”
“Ricky Lynn Gregg”
“Guy Clark tape 2 4/1/00 at his house in Nashville….”
“Jon Randall and Ricky Lynn Gregg”
“Pat Green 8/2001 bio interview/phones”
“Georgia Middleman 5/18/00 Brokaw CO side A only”
“Walt Wilkins Fido 2/11/00 and Lee Ann Womack MCA board room 2/17/00”
“Bruce Robison 5/3/00 driving in Nashville TN side A only”
“Lee Roy/Chalee”
“Charlie Robison merchant’s restaurant Nashville and Joe Ely Nashville"
 

Accession #2007-178
Received 11/07/2007

CD’s from Saviano’s research material originally given to Dr. Gary Hartman, director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, in 2006 as part of Dr. Hartman’s research for the book “The History of Texas Music”. The 221 CD’s contain interviews with Texas musicians and are labeled as “copy #2”. All titles are from CD covers, handwritten.
 
BOX # 1007

Kent Finley, Peter Marrow 12/08/? - audio CD
Ron Levy 1/30/1986 - data CD
Roger Harris, Clay Baker 3/19/1986; 4/1986 –audio CD
Roger Harris, Clay Baker 3/19/1996; 4/1986 – data CD
Roger Harris, Clay Baker 3/19/1986; 4/1986 –audio CD
Leann Womack 8/27/2002 – audio CD
Gary Hartman, date unknown – audio CD
Gary Hartman, date unknown – data CD
Wayne Kennemer, David Price, Van Zandt & Townes 12/85; 11/85 – data CD
Wayne Kennemer, David Price, Van Zandt & Townes 12/85; 11/85 – audio CD
Johnny Gimble, Robert Earl Keen 10/27/1987 – data CD
Johnny Gimble, Robert Earl Keen October 28, 1987 – audio CD
Kent Findley 12/08/? – data CD
Marcia Ball date unknown – data CD
Marcia Ball date unknown – audio CD
Travis Bennington spring 1995 – data CD
Travis Bennington spring 1995 – audio CD
Rex Forster 6/27/1990 – data CD
Rex Forster 6/27/1990 – audio CD
Rex Forster 6/27/1990 – data CD
Rex Forster 6/27/1990 – audio CD
Joe Heffington CJ Berle 8/12/1981; 8/15/1989 – data CD
Joe Heffington CJ Berle 8/12/1981; 8/15/1989 – audio CD
Leann Womack 8/27/2004 – data CD
Freddy Faco 3/23/? – data CD
Freddy Faco 3/23-24 – audio CD
David Halley, Andrew Trace 2/1/1994 – data CD
David Halley, Andrew Trace 2/1/1994 – audio CD
Steve Fromholz (Leon Springs) date unknown – data CD
Steve Fromholz (Leon Springs) date unknown – audio CD
Steve Fromholz (Leon Springs) date unknown – data CD
Steve Fromholz (Leon Springs) date unknown – audio CD
Becky Hobbs, Ben Miller May 1990 – data CD
Becky Hobbs, Ben Miller May 1990 – audio CD
Nick Lowe, Blaze Foley 6/2/1986 – data CD
Nick Lowe, Blaze Foley 6/2/1986 – audio CD
Darden Smith date unknown – data CD
Darden Smith date unknown – audio CD
Carolyn Hester, Michelle Shocked, Darcy III Ben 6/1/1981; 5/31/1988; 5/29/1988 – data CD
Carolyn Hester, Michelle Shocked, Darcy III Ben 6/1/1981; 5/31/1988; 5/29/1988 – audio CD
Carolyn Hester, Michelle Shocked, Darcy III Ben 6/1/1981; 5/31/1988; 5/29/1988 – data CD
Carolyn Hester, Michelle Shocked, Darcy III Ben 6/1/1981; 5/31/1988; 5/29/1988 – music CD
Arturo Gonzalez, Michael Ballew, Angie Meyers March 1989 – data CD
Arturo Gonzalez, Michael Ballew, Angie Meyers March 1989 – audio CD
Johnny Copeland 7/31/1996 – data CD
Johnny Copeland 7/31/1996 – audio CD
John Lee Harper date unknown – data CD
John Lee Hooker date unknown – audio CD
Joe Hughes, Freddie Martinez 6/2/1986 – data CD
Lisa Pankrist 11/20/2002 – audio CD
Steve Earl, John Mayall, Bo Garza 10/10/1987; 10/31/1987; 11/5/1987 – data CD
Steve Earl, David Halley 6/11/1998 – data CD
Steve Earl, David Halley 6/11/1998 – audio Cd
Lisa Prankrist 11/20/2002 – data CD
Karen Tyler 6/28/2003 – audio CD
W. C. Clark 12/24/1988 – data CD
W. C. Clark 12/24/1988 – audio CD
Calvin Russell 5/20/1993 – data CD
Calvin Russell 5/20/1993 – audio CD
Alan Jackson, Graham Brown, Exile 8/11/1990 – audio CD
Calvin Russell 5/20/1993 – data CD
Joe Hughes, Freddie Martinez 7/1988 – audio CD
Alan Jackson, Graham Brown, Exile 8/11/1990 – data CD
Steve Earl, John Mayall, Bo Garza 10/10/1987; 10/31/1987; 11/5/1987 – audio CD
Carolyn Wonderland 9/9/2004 – data CD
Carolyn Wonderland 9/9/2004 – audio CD
Urbina Jones, Jessica Shephard, Girls & Guitars 10/2002 – data CD
S. Urbina Jones, Girls & Guitars 10/3/02 – audio CD
Evan & The H-bombs 9/19/1986 –data CD
Evan & The H-bombs 9/19/1986 – audio CD
Karen Tyler 6/28/2003 – data CD
Shemekia Copeland 6/29/2003 – data CD
Shemekia Copeland 6/29/2003 – audio CD
Trudy Lynn 10/26/2004 – data CD
Trudy Lynn 10/26/2004 – audio CD
Trudy Lynn 10/26/2004 – data CD
Barbara Fairchild, Peter Marrow 5/23/? – data CD
Barbara Fairchild, Peter Marrow 5/23/? – audio CD
Catherine Caspers July 21, 2004 – data CD
Catherine Caspers 11/21/2004 – audio CD
Patricia Vonne 11/6/2003 – data CD
Patricia Vonne 11/6/2003 – audio CD
Trudy Lynn 10/26/2004 – audio CD
Ruthie Cyd 2002 – data CD
Ruthie & Cyd 2002 – audio CD
Memphis Blues Awards 11/13/1988 – data CD
Nessie 7/10/2004 – audio CD
Memphis Blues Awards 11/13/1988 – data CD
Memphis Blues Awards 11/13/1988 – audio CD
Dobson 8/16/1989 – data CD
Dobson 8/16/1989 – audio CD
La Vella White March 2002 – data CD
La Vella White March 2002 – audio CD
Charlene & Comie Hancock 8/3/2002 – data CD
Charlene & Comie Hancock 8/3/2002 – audio CD
Charlene & Comie Hancock 8/3/2002 – data CD
Charlene & Comie Hancock 8/3/2002 - audio CD
Lisa Morales Ruthie & Cyd 3/4/2003 – data CD
Buck & BB King 8/1/1985 – data CD
Shelly King, Holliday Floramay 6/28/2002 – audio CD
Shelly King, Holliday Floramay 6/28/2002 – data CD
Karen Abrams, Texana Dames 6/1/02; 5/3/2002 - audio CD
Karen Abrams, Texana Dames 6/1/02; 5/3/2002 - data CD
Annie in Nashville date unknown – audio CD
David Lynn Jones 2/23/87 – data CD
David Lynn Jones 2/23/87 – audio CD
Freddy Powers Sep/1996 – data CD
Freddy Powers 8/1996 – audio CD
Wayne Kennemer Jan. 1987 –data CD
Wayne Kennemer Jan. 1987 – audio CD
Buck & BB King 8/1/1985 – audio CD
Lisa Morales, Ruthie & Cyd 3/4/2003 – audio CD
Pauline Reese 7/31/2002 –data CD
Pauline Reese 7/31/2002 - audio CD
Rattlesnake Annie 11/26/03 – data CD
Rattlesnake Annie 11/26/03 – audio CD
R. S. Annie, Brenan Leigh 10/5/03 & 9/13/03 – data CD
CD# 327221123741 – data CD
R. S. Annie, Brenan Leigh 10/5/03 & 9/13/03 – audio CD
Annie in Nashville date unknown – data CD
Billy Porterfield spring 1994 – audio CD
Billy Porterfield spring 1994 – data CD
THM Series w/ CJ Berkman date unknown – data CD
THM Series w/ CJ Berkman date unknown – audio CD
Jewel Brown 10/25/2004 – data CD
Jewel Brown 10/25/2004 – audio CD
BOX # 1008
THM series w/Ray Price 2/16/2006 – data CD
THM series w/Ray Price 2/15/2006 – audio CD
Leann Atheton date unknown – data CD
Leann Atheton date unknown – data CD
Leann Atheton date unknown – audio CD
Terri Hendrix 6/?/2005 – data CD
Terri Hendrix 6/?/2005 – audio CD
Terri Sharp 11/9/2004 – data CD
Terri Sharp 11/9/2004 – audio CD
Pancho Brothers 3/?/1986 – data CD
Pancho Brothers 3/?/1986 – audio CD
Pancho Brothers 3/?/1986 – data CD
Pancho Brothers 3/?/1986 – audio CD
Wayne Bernett, Kate Weber 10/2/1998 – data CD
Wayne Bernett, Kate Weber 10/2/1998 – audio CD
Wayne Bernett, Kate Weber 10/2/1998 – data CD
Wayne Bernett, Kate Weber 10/2/1998 – audio CD
Emily Robinson 1/10/2004 – audio CD
Lydia Mendosa Davilla 7/29/2004 – data CD
Lydia Mendosa Davilla 7/29/2004 – audio CD
Mary Gauthier 6/11/2004 – data CD
Mary Gauthier 6/11/2004 – audio CD
Joe Heffington, Holly Dunn 9/28/1990; 10/14/1990 – data CD
Austin Bohemians 12/17/1988 – audio CD
Joe Heffington, Holly Dunn 9/28/1990; 10/14/1990 – audio CD
Connie Hancock, Sonny Curtis 5/29/1988;p 5/29/1988 –data CD
Connie Hancock, Sonny Curtis 5/29/1988;p 5/29/1988 – audio CD
Emily Robinson 1/10/2004 – data CD
Bobby Nelson, Susan Gibson 3/18/2003; 3/15/2003 – audio CD
Rattlesnake Annie 11/2003 – data CD
Rattlesnake Annie 11/2003 – audio CD
Austin Bohemians 12/17/1988 – data CD
THM series with Ray Benson date unknown – data CD
THM series w/ Ray Benson date unknown – audio CD
Bobbie Nelson 3/1990 – data CD
Bobbie Nelson 3/1990 – audio CD
Christine Albert 12/2/2004 – data CD
Christine Albert 12/2/2004 – audio CD
Bobbie Nelson, Susan Gibson 3/8/2003; 3/15/2003 – data CD
Bobbie Nelson, Susan Gibson 3/8/2003; 3/15/2003 – audio CD
Bobbie Nelson, Susan Gibson 3/8/2003; 3/15/2003 – data CD
Carolyn Hester, Michelle Shocked 6/1/1988; 6/1/1988 – data CD
Carolyn Hester, Michelle Shocked 6/1/1988; 6/1/1988 – audio CD
Cindy Cashdollar 1/6/2004 – data CD
Cindy Cashdollar 1/6/2004 – audio CD
Bett Butler, Melissa Javors 8/25/02; 9/17/02 – data CD
Bett Butler, Melissa Javors 8/25/02; 9/17/02 – audio CD
CD# 327221126693 – data CD
Elana 3/2/2003 – data CD
Lana Nelson 9/3/2004 – data CD
Lana Nelson 9/3/2004 – audio CD
Bobby Nelson 1/24/2004 – data CD
Bobbie Nelson 1/24/2004 – audio CD
Bobbie Nelson 1/24/2004 – data CD
Bobbie Nelson 1/24/2004 – audio CD
Elana 3/2/2003 – audio CD
Elana 3/2/2003 – data CD
Elana 3/2/2003 – audio CD
Rocky Hill 6/2/1988 – data CD
Rocky Hill 6/2/1988 – audio CD
Joe Ely 12/28/1985 – data CD
Joe Ely 12/28/1985 – audio CD
Lee Duffy, Catherine Powers 6/6/2002 – data CD
Lee Duffy, Catherine Powers 6/6/2002 – audio CD
Playboys 5/10/1996 – audio CD
Charlie Robinson date unknown – data CD
Charlie Robinson date unknown – audio CD
Charlie Robinson date unknown – data CD
Charlie Robinson date unknown – audio CD
Lloyd Maines, Kacey Musgrave – 1/25/2005 – data CD
Lloyd Maines, Kacey Musgrave 1/25/2005 – audio CD
B. Buckley 7/20/2003 – data CD
B. Buckley 7/20/2003 – audio CD
Mandy Mercier date unknown –data CD
Mandy Mercier date unknown – audio CD
Terri Hendrix, Bett Butler, Amram 9/29/02; 10/2/02; 9/29/02 – data CD
Terri Hendrix, Bett Butler, Amram 9/29/02; 10/2/02; 9/29/02 – audio CD
Jill Jones 1/26/2003 – data CD
Jill Jones 1/26/2003 – audio CD
Sara Hickman 12/15/2002 – data CD
Sara Hickman 12/15/2002 – audio CD
Michelle Shocked 7/5/1988 – data CD
Michelle Shocked 7/5/1988 – audio CD
Mary Jones, Wanda King 1/8/2005; 12/25/04 – data CD
Mary Jones, Wanda King 1/8/2005; 12/25/04 – audio CD
Playboys 5/10/1986 – data CD
Playboys 5/10/1986 – audio CD
Playboys 5/10/1996 – data CD
Ruthie & Cyd 5/28/2002 – data CD
Ruthie & Cyd 5/28/2002 – audio CD
Van Denn 6/?/03 –data CD
Van Denn 6/?/03 – audio CD
Madonna (also interview with Lucinda Williams 2/21/2005) date unknown – data CD
Madonna date unknown – audio CD.