From Sarah McGowan
Sarah began writing songs at the age of 14, performing her first original piece at a high school composition concert in her hometown of Darien, CT in 2007. In 2010, Sarah began attending New York University, pursuing a B.A. in Music and Spanish. In the fall of her freshman year (2010), she made her New York City debut, playing at The Red Lion. Sarah played there 2-3 times a year between 2010 and 2012.
In 2013, she lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 4 months and studied Latin American music, as well as how to play the charango, a South American stringed instrument. Living in South America was a huge inspiration for Sarah’s music.
Back in NYC, Sarah honed her music production skills while interning for producer J Chris Griffin at Engine Room Audio in 2013. Her knowledge of music production helped her to co-produce both her EP and album.
Sarah released her first EP of original songs, Indian Summer, on January 27th, 2015. Her first full length album, For Whom They Sing, was released later that year (December 4th, 2015). The blog Medleyville.us wrote that the album was “on par with recent efforts by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson”.
Recently, Sarah’s music video for “When I Come Home” premiered on The Huffington Post. She has also been featured on such music blogs as Pop Matters, Diffuser.fm, Elmore Magazine, Songwriting Magazine, and AXS. Noisetrade introduced her as a “New + Notable Artist” in March 2015.
Sarah continues to regularly play NYC venues such as Pianos, Arlene’s Grocery, and Rockwood Music Hall, as well as Starbucks’ Acoustic Buzz Showcase at CMJ in 2014. She is currently planning an East Coast tour for 2016.
When not playing music, Sarah enjoys cooking vegetarian food, baking, reading, and chilling with her cat, Pancake.