Savage Grace

Savage Grace was an American psychedelic hard-rock band that released two self-titled albums in 1970–71 on Reprise.

Members: Ron Koss (vocals, guitar), Al Jacquez (vocals, bass), John Seanor (piano, harpsichord, keyboards), Larry Zack (drums, percussion)

Savage Grace formed in Detroit from the ashes of The Scarlet Letter, a garage-psych act with singer–guitarist Ron Koss, keyboardist John Seanor, and drummer Larry Zack.

Koss played earlier in The Pacesetters, which cut the 1963 single “The Monkey Whip” on the local-press Correc-Tone. He toured behind Wilson Pickett, Merv Johnson, and Hank Ballard and did session work for Motown. In 1967, he briefly joined The Lazy Eggs, the houseband at Detriot’s Red Carpet Lounge that recently cut two singles on Enterprise Records.

In 1968, The Scarlet Letter released two singles on Mainstream Records: “Outside Woman Blues” (b/w “Macaroni Mountain”) and “Mary Maiden” (b/w “Timekeeper”). Under the name Paraphernalia, they made the single “Sunny Days (And Good Living)” (b/w “Sea of No Return”) on the NY-based Time label. With the addition of Ann Arbor bassist–singer Al Jacquez, they became Savage Grace.


  • Savage Grace (1970)
  • Savage Grace 2 (1971)


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