This rootsy singer songwriter has a voice like birds flying out of a canyon, gliding with incredible range, expression and depth, straight into the heart of her listeners. She takes the stage authentically on a no-holds-barred mission to honor truth without fear, beckoning others to join her and leave aside regret, come find redemption along the way. Interweaving tales of human experience with humor, insight and unflinching vulnerability.
Sarah started taking classical piano lessons at age six, then at sixteen became the pianist in her father’s church–a church smack dab in the middle of Utah, in a town that had exactly zero stoplights and a whole lotta cowboys, coal miners, truck drivers and Mormons. It was just a gas station on the map to the rest of the world, but her parents dedicated their lives to building a church there, steering lost souls from the brink of hell and raising their five children completely sheltered from the modern world.
But Sarah’s salvation wasn’t found in religion, she stumbled upon it whilst tickling the ivories under the spell of Rachmoninoff and Chopin. Or maybe it was the desert that saved her; the dry, dusty hills where she’d wander and wonder with her brother, and hatch survivalist plots just in case the deal with Jesus about the rapture fell through. At age twenty one, well-trained in music theory but completely ignorant of popular music, it finally came into her life: Music, real music. Her soul ran away with the blues and she found kinship with folksingers, especially their protest songs, it was like she’d known Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin her whole life. She began borrowing twenty CD’s at a time from the library, in every genre they had, and soon, disappeared down a rabbit hole, purchasing a guitar so she could learn to sing and play like these new heroes, Etta James, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, Ben Harper, Tracy Chapman and so many more.
She still plays that little Alvarez guitar and carries out her search for truth under the beautiful skies of Colorado and as far as anyone knows she hasn’t come out of the rabbit hole yet.