Sarah Blacker’s (music is a unique blend of acoustic rock, folk, and jazz with stand-out vocals and timeless songwriting with a quirky twist that helps to set her apart from other female singer/songwriters. Sarah Blacker is a part-time Music Therapist for children with special needs, and full-time, hard-working, touring singer/songwriter. She recently released a brand new EP, ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ to a sold-out crowd at the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. After selling out of 300 physical copies in just 3 weeks, she is presenting the EP at live performances and online. This EP is available for download HERE.
The past year has been filled with excitement for Blacker as she not only performed a sold-out tour of Germany last fall, (thanks to a woman who heard her music in a Boston hotel) but has been selected to perform as an ‘Emerging Artist’ at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, won the title of 2011 My Rural Radio ‘Artist of the Year,’ and was a nominee in Limelight Magazine for singer/songwriter of the year, and for female performer of the year in the New England Music Awards. She showcased at SXSW in Austin, TX, and was invited as a special guest or supporting act for James Montgomery, Bruce Marshall, Anais Mitchell, Entrain, Farren Butcher Inc., Jess Klein, Anjte Duvekot, Catie Curtis & more, and will be supporting America at the Lowell Summer Music Series this summer.
Blacker has just finished filming a music video for the single ‘Knocked the Winds,’ from her second record, ‘Come What May,’ slated for release this summer. Along with performing live internet shows and preparing for a fall release, Blacker is currently touring either solo, as a duo with Eran Shaysh on percussion and vocals, or with her full band, All Kinds of Sugarfeaturing Sean McLaughlin on bass and Chuck Fisher on lead guitar. Their magnetic stage-presence and energetic live shows leave people with blurry eyes, warmed hearts, and a head-full of melodies and words that resound.
Blacker has also shared the stage with the likes of Sara Bareilles, Jason Isbell, the Wood Brothers, Carbon Leaf, Lucy Kaplansky and more. She frequently performs at festivals, listening rooms, and many of her shows in the burgeoning house-concert market too.
She accompanies herself on the guitar, ukulele and mandolin, and her unique voice and style reminds listeners of Feist, Regina Spektor, and Joni Mitchell. She has independently released 2 CDs and 1 EP, to rave reviews both online and on-air. http://www.sarahblacker.com/