Sarah Hays

Sarah Hays


Smooth, easy, broken, feminine vocals with a city heart, a folk edge, and a social conscience.


Sarah Hays was raised in North Carolina. She lived in New York City and Los Angeles before settling in Nashville in the fall of 2006.

Her solo EP was produced by drummer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Clockhammer, and Swag) and mixed by Charlie Brocco (engineer for George Harrison, B.B. King, and Patty Griffin among others). She also had the giddy pleasure of getting Charlie Cushman to play her great-grandfather's banjo (circa 1915) which she just inherited from her Grandma.

Before going solo, Sarah was a member of The Cash Diners, a band based in Los Angeles. They recorded their first record at Omni Studios in Nashville with Ken Coomer and Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, The Dixie Chicks) as guest artists.

Sarah's influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Feist, The Dresden Dolls, The Dixie Chicks, The Ditty Bops, Portishead, and Mia Doi Todd.


Sarah Hays EP - Self-titled - 2007
The Cash Diners LP - Everybody Beautiful Country Sexy - 2006

Set List

We play sets anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. Typical sets are about an hour. Sample set list below. I do a cover of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love".

Lay Me Down
Drink Your Wine
Comedown Man
Sunday Best
Two Ways
Drop Me a Line
Every So Often