on Folk & Beyond
Thursday, February 2, 2012 – 5 pm (est)
Sarah Siskind will stop by Folk & Beyond during the first hour for some live music and conversation. Sarah will be performing with Wes Swing on Friday, February 3, at the Southern in Charlottesville as part of the new Festy Presents Series.
Sarah Siskind has been called "the best female singer/songwriter in America today" (Steve Binder, legendary TV director/producer) and “an artist you must hear now” by Spin Magazine. She has toured with Bon Iver (he has also famously covered her "Lovin's For Fools") and The Swell Season, had songs recorded by Alison Krauss (the GRAMMY nominated "Simple Love"), Randy Travis, and many more. Armed with a striking vocal style and solid guitar-work, mostly on her beloved vintage electric Gibson, Sarah is a regular NPR performer with features on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, World Cafe with David Dye, All Songs Considered, Song Of The Day and most recently NPR’s Mountain Stage.
Sarah’s new album Novel, released in September 2011 on Red Request Records was conceptualized in the summer of 2010 when she found herself thousands of miles from her southern home in a small ranch house just outside of Boulder, CO. Escaping the oppressive summer heat for six weeks, she took temporary roots in Colorado while teaching songwriting at a nearby festival and touring the southwest. Her intent was to finish writing the songs for her new album during her downtime, but what evolved was a fully realized album, recorded, engineered and produced by Siskind.
After an extensive “Art & Music” album release tour (Sarah also makes jewelry from pieces she collects on tour) in the fall of 2011, Sarah relocated to Nelson County, Virginia.