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Savannah King: Tiny Desert Concert

The idea of the itinerant bard is often romanticized in film and fiction, moving from town to town and singing for their supper. That’s the life singer-songwriter Savannah King chose when she gave up a rooted existence for one on the open road.

Several years ago, she quit her day job to fully dedicate herself to her music, leaving her hometown of Buffalo, New York.

Today, she lives out of her camper van with her boyfriend here in Arizona most of the year, the youngest snowbirds in the Valley.

King’s new album “Cliffrose” is available now.

If you’re in a band or know of one you’d like to hear on air, send us a note at  [email protected].

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Kaely Monahan joined KJZZ Original Productions as a producer in December 2016.Monahan is a native, and growing up in the East Valley gave her an intimate familiarity with the Valley of the Sun. Eager to experience a new city, she left Phoenix for Tucson to earn her degree in classical studies from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in mythology. Several years later, her focus transitioned from history to history-in-the-making and news. Monahan went on to earn her master’s degree in international journalism from City University of London.In London, Monahan worked with CBS News and The Times covering international news. On her return to Arizona, Monahan was the art and entertainment editor for the East Valley Tribune, before moving into broadcasting, where she worked in commercial radio as an anchor and reporter.Outside of work, Monahan spends her time reading historical novels, exploring new restaurants in the Valley, and watching movies. Her love of film led her to create a movie review podcast and website. Monahan is also the vice president of the Phoenix Critics Circle.