Sarah brings to her music and performance a depth and passion that is nothing short of contagious. Whether she is belting out a blues, caressing the melody of a delicate love song, encouraging social consciousness and change or singing about her pajamas, it is an experience that inspires courage, strength and hope. She does all of this while creating an atmosphere of playfulness and spontaneity that is disarming and uniquely Sarah. It take no time at all to understand she is here to have fun and brings her audience right along with her.
A nationally acclaimed artist she has performed throughout the country and has opened for many well known artists including Jesse Colin Young, Patty Larkin, Richard Shindell and Ferron. Her amazing lyrics and vocal expertise put her at the forefront of performers in the folk/rock genre. She has recorded with Ric Okasek, released an EP with her then band Uncertain Terms and her early nineties CD “ Stained Glass received national air play and rave reviews.
She is excited to announce the release of her new CD
“ If by Chance” . Produced by Greg Greenway, it is a brilliantly crafted collection of songs that reveals a versatile and gifted singer/song writer. Guest appearances by Patty Larkin and Greg Greenway accent Burrills performances beautifully. Her music has been described as both introspective and light-hearted. Her art is life affirming. Her performance is a celebration that is not to be missed.
“Sarah Burrill’s new CD, If By Chance, contains some of the most wonderful song writing I’ve ever heard. Welcome home is an instant classic ---- one of my all time favorite songs. She has a remarkable story to tell and she does it beautifully.”
"Sarah Burrill's music is a touchstone for listeners who want to be inspired and uplifted.” Patty Larkin
"These are songs from a survivor who came out on the other side with an honesty and positive spirit that is simply contagious. "If By Chance" is beautifully produced and wonderfully life-affirming." Neale Eckstein
Guitar and vocals
Stained Glass 1993
If By Chance 2006
If By Chance
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Sarah Burrill knows from where she writes. And If By Chance has a spirit is born from her experience...Sarah Burrill knows from where she writes. And If By Chance has a spirit is born from her experience.
Inherent in this collection of songs that is somewhat reflective, somewhat empowering and somewhat spiritual, Sarah Burrill has gained the love and affection of those that know her. Having come through and survived a rare form of breast cancer, with many rallying around this New-England based songwriter, you can hear Sarah's journey throughout the CD.
Produced by Greg Greenway, Sarah's CD has some fine moments and showcases her smooth and honest timbre in her vocals. If By Chance flirts with different musical styles, some that really seem to show Sarah's talent off to best advantage, some that she is just finding her confidence. For instance, "With My Heart" is a bluesy tune that Burrill shows a strength that is worth developing in her style. In songs like "Welcome Home" and "Hope" Sarah's message and voice truly find its resonance. But I think that Sarah truly shines in the last track where she takes "hances and scores in "Spirit." In a new-age backdrop, Sarah's voice takes on a effortless grace and focused sound that is different from the rest of the CD, but shows a new dimension of her talent.
This heartfelt and genuine record makes apparent the potential of Sarah's artistry, which is still bursting from its seams. And with lf By Chance, we are all celebrating with her.
by Ken Roseman
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Woman on the Rise
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Sarah Burrill is one of those artists who makes us listen. After surviving a rare form of breast can...Sarah Burrill is one of those artists who makes us listen. After surviving a rare form of breast cancer, Burril has gone on to record a hauntingly beautiful folk cd. This cd is excitingly surprising. Incredible stories, an incredible story-teller. Burrill’s voice is wonderful, soothing; the music is flowing and great quality, with a good message as the icing on the cake on tracts such as Act of love. A beautiful folk-sound with that 60s sing-a-long feel, love-ins, flowers on some tracts and a dreamy reflective quality on others. Burrill shows the other side of poetry and song from a woman’s journey. If you like folk, you’ll love Sarah Burrill. If you don’t like folk, you will now.
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Many acoustic artists may come and go but Sarah Burrill has the ability to stick with a great collec...Many acoustic artists may come and go but Sarah Burrill has the ability to stick with a great collection of songs and equally capable delivery.
- Metronome Magazine
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- [a] refreshing blend of scintillating guitar &sophisticated songwriting...There is a sincerity & p...- [a] refreshing blend of scintillating guitar &sophisticated songwriting...There is a sincerity & power to her lyrics...you can experience the strength of this woman's words.
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This is a stunning piece of work by acoustician Sarah Burrill. Her lyrics are a powerful image make...This is a stunning piece of work by acoustician Sarah Burrill.
Her lyrics are a powerful image maker for the listener while her soothing voice and guitar playing sets the stage for each song's unveiling.
Act of Love
Not Another broken
I Need to Be Yours
Tarnish and Shine
Not Afraid to Fly
With My Heart
You’re the One For Me
Best of Hands
One More Trip Around the Sun
Lets Stay Together - Al Greene
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Rollin’ Stone - Dylan
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For- U2
Babylon - David Grey
A Case of You - Joni Mitchell
Honky -Tonk Women - Stones
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Beatles
Walkin' After Midnight- Patsy Cline
In The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Over The Hill and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Every thing from Patsy Cline to Led Zepplin with originals mixed in. coffee house set is mostly originals. Sets tend to be an hour long, less or more depending on the venue format.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.