"Sarah’s music kills me, beautifully from the ground up, no plastic."
- Dave Matthews
"Gorgeous, catchy, and ultimately moving songs.”
- Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A dash of country twang and just enough rock and roll bite,” says RollingStone of songwriter-performer Sarah White, and that’s what you can expect to hear when White and the New Band perform. White's unique American roots rock, steeped in good time ’70s country music, guided by pop instincts and punk rock attitude, is deftly presented by the New Band, and on the latest album, 2018's High Flyer.
White grew up on a Christmas tree farm in West Virginia with hippie parents who exposed her to a wide world of music including bluegrass, country, ’60s folk and ’70s rock music, and lots of time, space, and creative freedom. Early albums on the Jagjaguwar label post-University of Virginia (Go Hoos!) speak to this variety of influences; subsequent years saw her perform with acts like Hall & Oates, Bonnie Prince Billy, Merle Haggard, and Dave Matthews Band Caravan. Deemed “a diamond in the rough” in the lo-fi era, White has ascended to the top of her own style, delivering magnetic sincerity with a distinct and powerful voice.