Giving Back Through Music

September 25, 2013 Updated Sep 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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September 25, 2013 Updated Sep 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM EDT


Fredonia, N.Y. (WKBW) - Some say it is in her name, other say it's her talent.
Savannah King is a force to be reckoned with in the local music scene.

"I started playing when I was about 13 or 14. I found a guitar in my house. I have a very musical family," King said.

She performs locally, across the state and the country.

"I write songs about people mostly and their experiences and stories that might not get told because they are not songwriters or artist," King said. King also saves time to attend college at Fredonia State. Some say she has it all.

"I major in music business. What I learn in the classroom. I walk out and use immediately, which I don't think a lot of other college kids can say," King said.

King said she is on her way up, but has been working hard to get where she is today. Now, she is giving back through the Music is Art Program. It's a music program developed by Robby Takac of the popular band Goo Goo Dolls. They collect new and used instruments and money for local children.

"If people haven't helped me out. Donating to Music is Art seemed like a really natural step for the album because I want other kids to experience music the way did. Making that album was realizing part of my dream," King said.

The event invites local bands to play in one venue raising money for a good cause. It took place last Saturday. Savannah not only played but raised about $1,000 through those CD sales.

"It may not seem like a lot but I worked really hard and it was all through CD sale and any musician will tell you that is a difficult thing," King said.

King said she is just a small part of an area full of generosity and talent. Making good things happen for the next generation of artists.

"The community of buffalo can walk around and see what kind of talent there is here in Buffalo. We are really spoiled here we have an amazing amount of talented musicians and artists in general." King said.