Sarah Caton
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Sarah Caton

Boulder, Colorado, United States | SELF

Boulder, Colorado, United States | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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Rootsy, funky, americana blues occupy this singer songwriter's soul. She's wide open to the audience, with tangible authenticity, on a no-holds-barred mission to honor what IS and to cut loose from fear. Sarah's spacious, richly textured voice slips right past defenses, landing straight in the heart while her songs beckon the listener to come along on the journey, leaving aside regret for their own truth.

Sarah plays the keyboard with expression and ease, alternating piano and guitar during her sets. But in the end it's not the distinct voice, it is not her piano prowess, it's the songs. They demand to be written and shared with anyone who needs it one person or thousands. Humbly re-broadcasting messages from the muse, weaving lifetimes worth of strength, vulnerability and humor into powerful, intricate stories.

Although she is a new songwriter, Sarah is a long-time musician. Her mother, believing that all children must have music lessons, signed her up at the age of six for what became twelve years of classical piano lessons. She later got her first gig as the church pianist for her father's small, Baptist church in an otherwise completely Mormon town, smack dab in the middle of Utah. A town with exactly zero stoplights that seems to exist only as the point on the map that's halfway to somewhere and on the edge of nowhere, but that was where her parents home-steaded and home-schooled their five children. With the modern world shielded from view. teaching them how to steer lost souls from the brink of hell.

Sarah's salvation wound up being music, she worked out her redemption on the ivories under the watchful eyes of Bach, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. If it wasn't chords and scales and endless hours of playing that saved her it was the desert hills at the end of the street, where she'd wander and wonder about the nature of the universe....and hatch survivalist plots with her brothers just in case the deal with Jesus fell through come rapture time.

Her music may have been born in a rigid structure of the classical world but her world view was shaken to the core when she discovered rock and roll, protest songs and the blues in her early twenties. She immediately picked up the guitar and learned to sing and play from the heart like her newfound musical heroes, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Ben Harper, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin and Neil Young. Although she wanted to begin writing her own songs right then and there, it took fifteen years of living and learning the hard way to free her voice as a songwriter. She finally broke out of the old bondage to perfection and precision, she learned to simply let go, and went tumbling headlong into the craft of songwriting.

These days new songs are regular visitors for Sarah who practices living her life from the same perspective that she makes music, with open, humble introspection, inviting others to follow her down this same path for the sake of truth alone, and for the redemption therein.

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