Friday, June 10, 2011

introducing sarah sample

Instead of a giveaway this fine Friday, we decided to give you a juicy bit of info.

This just in...

Guess who is going to be performing this year at Spark!

Sarah Sample.

(Insert small shriek gasp and swoon.)

Here's a little about Sarah's music career.

"Someday, Someday" is Sarah Sample's latest release. And after two albums, an EP, and lots of touring into her career, Sarah Sample is quickly shedding any traces of up-and-comer with it's arrival. With a potent mix of hard work, conviction, an uncanny and tireless ability to connect with audiences, relentless enthusiasm, a stunning voice and- most importantly- an enviable catalog of really, really great songs, it's easy to see why.

With lyrics that "cut to the bone" (SLC Weekly) and "just a great, great voice" (Peter Mayer), Sarah's songs are getting noticed. They won her a slot on 2010's Cayamo Cruise and the mainstage at Folks Fest 2008. Telluride, Kerrville, Mountain New Song, Sisters: you name it, she's been a finalist. Marketa Irglova of The Swell Season says of Sarah's live performance, "I was inspired, so touched by her music and by her energy on stage with the band as well as with the audience. A lovely memory I will cherish." Sample has also shared stages with Darrell Scott, Melissa Ferrick, Willy Porter, Peter Himmelman, Mark Stuart/Stacey Earle, Edie Carey, and more, winning new and devoted listeners each time.

I've personally wanted to get to know Sarah for some time now and I am over the moon excited that she agreed to come.  We will be telling you a little more about Sarah in the weeks to come.

For now, you can visit her website and have a listen.

The winner of the Mady Sunshine giveaway is Chelsea of "The Alexanders" blog! Chelsea, please send me (April) your address!