"Sarah’s music kills me, beautifully from the ground up, no plastic."
- Dave Matthews
"Gorgeous, catchy, and ultimately moving songs.”
- Richmond Times-Dispatch
Born and raised in the two Virginias, Sarah White’s musical style is as familiar as it is hard to define - not quite country, not quite rock, not quite folk - but a little bit like all of the above. A chameleon-like performer with ever changing line-ups over the last decade, White has grown into a talented songwriter with a sizable body of poignant, catchy, and moving songs. Backed by a full band including pedal steel, keyboards, and guitars, White heads into 2018 with a new album and a bigger, brighter and accomplished sound.
White grew up on a Christmas tree farm in West Virginia with hippie parents who exposed her to a wide world of music via an extensive record collection featuring bluegrass, country, 60s folk and 70s rock music; ubiquitous music festivals, local music jams, and a songwriting father. Her early albums on the Jagjaguwar label post-University speak to a wide range of influences and a tendency for experiential learning. Deemed back then “a diamond in the rough,” White says that High Flyer is the gem she’s been working toward all these years. As she says, “This one feels like the one I’ve always wanted to make.”
Sarah performs solo and with the band and wields a well-worn Jumbo Gibson acoustic. She has opened for Merle Haggard, Justin Townes Earle, Earl Scruggs, Will Oldham, Dave Matthews Band Caravan and was once named Best Songwriter in her hometown of Charlottesville, the town invented by Thomas Jefferson.