Courtesy of Brandon Music
Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. — BRANDON — Boston’s “Sundress Rocker,” Sarah Blacker returns to Brandon Music for a release party for her new album “In Waves” on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. before embarking on a national tour. The album is Sarah Blacker’s strongest songwriting and playing to date. The songs artfully span rock, pop, indie folk, and Americana fused together with her signature vocal sound and stacked vocal harmonies.
The Huffington Post said “her infectious, well-written songs led to her being named Female Performer of the Year at the New England Music Awards, and has drawn her comparisons to Sara Bareilles. But, comparisons be damned: she’s her own artist.”
The lyric “feel it all, In Waves”, taken from the title track, immediately informs the listener of the emotional content of her songs. Sarah’s vision and spirit of the album was that of uninhibited authenticity, honesty and fearlessness and is filled with skillful rhythm guitar, piano and ukulele, and sung with a uniquely soulful voice.
Blacker’s catch-phrase, “songs save lives,” speaks to their role in her own life. Her rebellious teenage years and musical influence from her parents led her to attend Boston’s acclaimed Berklee College of Music where she graduated as a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She is grateful that her wayward journey through life has led her to making her edgiest record thus far.
Sarah was nominated for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ in the Boston Music Awards in 2013. In 2014 she was nominated for song, and songwriter of the year at the New England Music Awards. She has shared stages with dozens of internationally renowned artists including Mishka, Carbon Leaf, America, Richard Thompson, 10,000 Maniacs, Paula Cole, Rusted Root and Leon Russell,.
Concert tickets are $15. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road. For more info, call 802-247-4295 or visitbrandon-music.net.