Ol' Savannah are a Montreal-based folk/roots band founded by Speedy Johnson and Bartleby J. Budde. The two began writing songs together in 2009, influenced by blues artists, such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and John Hurt. They've played at many international festivals over the years.
Ol’ Savannah’s style has been compared to a mix of Tom Waits, Roscoe Holcomb, Muddy Waters, and The Pogues.
From 2013-2017, Cult MTL readers voted Ol’ Savannah into the “Best Country/Folk Act” category in the annual “Best of Montreal” survey.