What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Broken Glass


Jack Savoretti/album house shoot

BMG Chrysalis

I had never heard of Jack Savoretti when I stumbled up on his acoustic version of “Broken Glass,” but you can be sure I’ll remember that name! I don’t know why his voice speaks to me so. I’m typically more easily drawn in to female singing voices. This guy, however, had me the first time he opened his mouth. Like Shakey Graves, there’s just something so peaceful and distinctive about his voice that I was instantly hooked.

His website’s About Me page begins thusly:

“Four years ago, Jack Savoretti quit making music. He’d had enough – of scratching a living as an independent artist, of business bust-ups, of being touted as a soon-to-be star. He’d spent two years (and all of his savings) in legal dispute with a former manager and seen the release of his second album so botched it barely came out. He was 26 and recently married, with a baby on the way. “I thought that was my run, I’d had fun and now it was time to get a proper job,” says Savoretti. “I was done with music and, honestly, I didn’t mind.”

Though he was done with music, music wasn’t done with him. The way he tells it, as soon as it decided to quit, he couldn’t stop writing music. And not just any music. It was the best music he’d ever written. I recommend you read the rest of the story on his page. It’s a really good read.

And while you’re reading, here are a couple of my favorites.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

3 thoughts on “Broken Glass

  1. oh my, this is lovely. i’m glad he found a way to share his gift after all that drama. good lesson for all of us. 🙂

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