Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations
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Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations


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"MMC12 Recap"

Named after their drummer, Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations played a bright, fun mixture of classic- and blues-flavored rock. They spotlighted songs from their 2007 debut CD, Blue Jeans & Daydreams; including such songs as “Aviator Baby,” “Johnny You Can Dance,” “Ley Line Maggie” and “On Your Way.” They also mixed in playful renditions of classics from Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Band; their rendition of “The Weight” featured a verse sung by each member of the band except Sarah. Their closing number, the original song “Copper Shoes,” evolved into a spirited clap-along and sing-along which brought the Molly Brannigan’s audience into the party. Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations’ set was lively, with Garrett serving both as the primary singing voice and circus ringleader. Their energy, enthusiasm and smiles quickly caught on with the audience, and they had won a number of new fans by the end of their performance. Good, fun stuff! - Jim Price (WBXQ)

"Out on the Town"

Kim and I made our way to Corner Pocket Billiards & Lounge, to catch Sarah Fleck & The Palpitations. Man, what a great time! Playing so many of our personal favs from the 60's & 70's, they put their own twist on a few tunes by inserting one song inside another ... and it worked perfectly. During their rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Bring It On Home," Sarah's brand-new Ludwig drums came alive, and brought back both the spirit and the sound of John Bonham ... and being a drummer myself, I had to spend a few minutes in between sets talking to the ever-sweet Sarah while admiring her new drums. With only a small crowd on hand, The Palpitations put on their show as if they were playing to hundreds. They play with a passion and love of music that's impossible not to notice, and so ... the next time you see Sarah Fleck & The Palpitations listed on my events calendar, do yourself a favor and go see them. They rock!! - Billtown Live


Blue Jeans & Daydreams (2007)
(debut album, recorded at Complex One studios in Indiana, PA, featuring eleven original compositions)



Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations were best friends before they were a band. Amazingly, after three years of playing together as much as possible, writing original material, and recording a full-length album, they still like each other.

Individually, each member of the group is a talented and versatile musician. The real strength of the band, however, lies in the musical chemistry and understanding that comes from years of not only playing together, but coexisting in the same cramped college dormitory rooms. Each member knows the others' strengths, weaknesses, and musical tendencies, which gives the Palpitations a cohesion that most younger bands lack.

Perhaps more than anything, however, the five members of Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations are defined by their love of music. During the winter of 2006, the band had hit a snag. They had lost their only available practice space and as a result hadn't rehearsed in six weeks. On March 11, the band received word that they had been accepted to play for a collegiate Relay for Life show, a gig they'd applied to play at three months prior. The date? That night. The time? 4:00 A.M.

Most bands would have balked at the total lack of notice, not to mention the hellish time slot. But Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations have long believed that God hates a coward. Absolutely starved to perform, they cobbled together an hour of old favorites and new pieces arranged on the spot. They stayed up all night, just to play to a sparse gymnasium full of sleepy students.

That night defined Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations. Soon after they found a new practice space. Over the next few years they performed more and more frequently, added more instruments to their arsenal, and began focusing on developing original material. In the summer of 2007 they recorded their debut album, "Blue Jeans & Daydreams" at Complex One Studios in Indiana, PA. The album features eleven original compositions and represents the band's most developed and mature artistic statement to date.