BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A celebration of life ceremony was held Friday afternoon for a woman instrumental in helping to forge the Bakersfield Sound.
Inez Savage – an arranger, singer and manager of local musical groups and a close friend to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, and many others.
It was reported in the Bakersfield Californian that she passed away Monday, March 25.
She was 85 years old.
Terry Horwitz, Inez’s daughter, says that her mom would drive to every club just to support local musicians.
Her encouragement and support in the music industry will continue to be influential for future generations to come.