Collette’s influences and the unique songs that reflect them range from the French folk tunes and the old country music that shaped her youth to singer-songwriter greats like Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams. Her compositions, written on a whimsical array of folk instruments, are sung in a smooth and sultry country blues style that somehow also betrays her love of Edith Piaf. Their topics range from love and loss to mental health and self-empowerment and always manage to strike a chord with her diverse audiences. Fans, drawn in by Savard’s poignant lyrics and soulful melodies, remain fixated by her charming, authentic stage presence and ultimately leave with one of her catchy pop choruses in their heads.