Opposite worlds, last night to tonight. From the veteran Eliza the night before to the 18 year old Sarah on this night. Sarah was solo, just her & her various guitars, mandolin and banjo. I thought, no way this kid is going to be able to hold this crowd for 2 hours by herself. I was dead wrong. It was a pretty big audience and it was quiet. Everybody was paying attention because she is that good. She just released her debut record "Songs Up In Her Head." She played many from the album. I would put Sarah in the Americana/Folk/Bluegrass genre if I had to stick her somewhere. But her tastes and sounds are all over the place. As an example, she did covers of Patty Griffin, Gnarls Barkley, Bob Dylan, The Decemberists, Tom Waits, Bill Withers and Gillian Welch. Mature way beyond her years, she appears to be a humble, yet seasoned, performer. This was a fun night. You don't get a chance very often to see someone at such a young age, starting to make their way. It's exciting. Sarah leaves soon to begin her college days at the New England Conservatory of Music. You'll be hearing from her. I guarantee that. Check out Sarah from this video she put out of her cd release show at the Blue Rock studio:
and then go buy her excellent debut cd here:
or at Waterloo Records.