John Steven Savage
Lead Vocals, Sax, Keys

John is better known as “Savage Mann” because his horn playing and vocals are fiercely intense, yet smooth and eloquent. Savage Mann's musical roots stem from the soulful gospel of Chicago's baptist community and the music of his father, jazz & blues. His acting credits include “Joplain” (theatre) and “Too Late For Me” (a made for TV movie about street gang violence). His professional background includes advertising and public relations. After playing six years with Roots Rock Society, he and many of the other original members chose to go back home to their musical roots— that was Radication.

Now, keeping the fundamental roots in tact, he heads up Roots101. Together, they move the groove forward in life with vibrancy, integrity and a whole lot of fun!