"She allows her voice off the leash every so often as it jumps and prances over the music, showing you she has range but uses it sparingly and therefore is even more purposeful." - Red Line Roots
"She has a classical background, and it shows in the intricacy of her piano riffs, which also possess a rock'n'roll hustle. this release is standing out for me among the pack of singer/songwriter type things in that sarah's ability to lead her band through vibrant musical passages from behind the keyboard is obvious." - The Modern Folk
My New Year's Present For You
I wanted to finish 2016 in the most meaningful way possible, so I thought I'd spend the month of December recording an album of stripped down versions of my songs. I recorded this with the intention of resembling an intimate live performance... read more
|JAN 19||Chicago, IL||Uncommon Ground on Devon|
|FEB 04||Chicago, IL||house show (open to public*)|
Though new to the Chicago music scene, Sarah is no stranger to gripping an audience with her powerful voice and lyrically beautiful music. A classical piano background coupled with a love for traditional American roots music and folk has led her to writing songs that are daring yet familiar. She writes lyrics that are all at once raw, smart and intimate, while wrapping them in expressive melodies and adventurous chord changes. It's within these songs that she dares question aloud spirituality, morality, relationships, societal standards, her place in the world and where the line lies between right and wrong.
Having graduated from Berklee College of Music, Sarah intended to make her mark in L.A. as a film composer, and was well on her way to doing so, but by an unexpected twist of fate, found herself in the Midwest. After months of working remotely on various independent games, advertisements and films, she found herself feeling unfulfilled and yearning for more. "I came to Chicago without knowing anyone in the music scene. I had to figure out who I was as a musician and songwriter, as well as who I was as a person. Somehow that feeling of loneliness and exploring the unknown thrust me into my own self discovery and got the creative juices flowing. I'd like to think a lot of good has come from it," Sarah says, looking back. The result of this creative struggle is an arsenal of new songs accompanied by an ever expanding network of new musical relationships. Since late October 2014, Sarah (and a cast of supporting musicians) has begun playing in Chicago proper, all the while gaining new fans and garnering the attention of Chicago music's best.
When Sarah isn't performing or penning new songs, she is writing music for media.
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