Sarah Blacker | The Only Way Out Is Through

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The Only Way Out Is Through

by Sarah Blacker

A unique blend of folk and jazz, with intelligent lyrics and thoughtful hooks. From introspective folk lullabies to pedal to the metal rockers, this singer/songwriter's diversity makes her difficult to pigeon-hole, and sets her apart from her other women
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Smell of Caramel
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2. Story Song
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3. I Should Speak
3:13 $0.99
4. Countin' Pennies
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5. Early Girl
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6. Talk to Me
4:35 $0.99
7. Oh, Holy Night
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8. Over This Hill
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9. Little Light of Mine
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10. Bad I Been
3:44 $0.99
11. Sandpiper
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Sarah Blacker will make you dance a jig in the street, while she stomps, claps, and cheers you on! She'll get a kick out of the way the music moves you, and will be equally as moved. She'll even make your toughest bassist cry with the amount of passion she pours into each musical note she produces. She'll treat you like an old friend before a show and stop you dead in your tracks once she starts to sing. Sarah Blacker has written over 400 songs, and toured nationally, playing to sold-out audiences in Cambridge, MA, Lawrence, KS, and New York City to name a few. She's been named a 'River Rising Star' by WXRV, Boston's Independent Radio, 92.5 the River. has coined her, "A shining light in the local music scene," and she's regularly called, "the perfect blend of Joni Mitchell and Ella Fitzgerald."

At age 17, Sarah Blacker spent sleepless nights yearning to learn how to play the guitar. After two months of attempted lessons, her teacher told her to forget about lessons as she wasn't practicing technique, she was writing song after song after song. She eventually taught herself a boat-load of strange chords and rhythms which she now crafts to fit her every whim.

A classically-trained vocalist, pianist by ear only, and ballet dancer since age 8, Sarah has always kept her sights set on the stars. Berklee College of Music in Boston accepted Sarah early, and there she engaged in intensive Music Therapy studies, spending upwards of 7 hours/day cradling her black Martin guitar in the corner of a tiny practice room. As a vocal major, Berklee also taught her vibrato, swoops and jazzy vocal inflections to add to her box of vocal tools.

Sarah's approach to music is that of an artist inspired by each passing nuance and minute detail. She admits, "Life is too complex to even begin to understand, so I make sense of life through song." She now writes and records 3-4 songs a week. "I always believe the songs that are meant to stick around will stay, and some will fall by the wayside," Sarah explains, "Some songs might find their lifespan to be but a sketch, and others may disappear for a while, and then resurface. But some just write themselves in a few minutes, and stick hard. Some just stick around."

Currently, Ms. Blacker, is touring regionally to support her first full-length album, recorded by producer Rob Loyot of Noise in the Attic Studios- Scituate, MA, and (mixed by) Sean McLaughlin of 37' Productions- Rockland, MA. The album will be released to radio and press in just a couple of weeks, with regional touring throughout the summer, and CD Release shows in the fall!



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Multi talented lady
This is a showcase of a very talented lady. She's got an excellent range in her vocals, and obviously has had a lot of fun putting these recordings together. I've had the privilege of seeing Sarah up close, in a very personal setting on Cape Cod, and find her to be as entertaining as she is talented (both very much). Her style ranges from a jazz and blues to a fun-loving, gleam-in-her-eye poking-fun-at-herself "Bad I Been". This was my first purchase from CD Baby, and I couldn't have been more impressed with the experience - both with the talented musician/singer/songwriter, or with the service from CD Baby.
I am also very, very much looking forward to seeing Sarah perform again, and her future compositions! :)