Sarah Mac Band

Sarah Mac Band

 Tallahassee, Florida, USA
BandAmericanaBlues

Bluesy, jazzy rock with a healthy dose of soul. "Eclectic and extra-catchy"- Paste Magazine "A true Florida treasure"-Tampa News Weekly " "Gospel tinged blues and roots rock." - Tampa Creative Loafing | Sarah Mac was named #14 on the Alternate Root's list of the 'Top 30 Female Voices RIght Now."

Biography

The Sarah Mac Band is made up of Sarah Mac, lead vocals, guitar, keyboard and any other needed, Claire Swindell, bass and vocals, and Charlie Vanture, guitar and vocals. Claire, Charlie and Sarah Mac joined together in early 2005 aspiring to create original music that blended their unique styles that each brought to the group. What emerged was the Sarah Mac Band; an engaging combination of blues, jazz, and acoustic rock that has been classified as both Americana and Alternative.

Sarah Mac was named #14 in The Alternate Root Magazine's 'Top 30 Female Voices Right Now' in March of 2013 alongside legends such as Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, and Alison Krauss.

Sarah Mac’s voice at times has the full power and grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Feist or Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old soul or gospel singer. Paired with Charlie’s intricate, sultry guitar work and Claire’s solid, intriguing bass lines, this trio creates a powerful live experience that has earned them a loyal, growing following as well as given them the opportunity to provide support for acts such as the Lee Boys, Shawn Colvin, Robert Randolph, Marc Roberge (O.A.R.), and Shawn Mullins.

The band has released 2 EPs, Countdown to Silence (2006) and Open Fire (2007), and 2 full length albums of original work, Awakening (2008) and A Single Revolution (2010), as well as a full length live album of covers, Live Covers, Volume 1 (2011). Their newest release, Static and Signals (produced by Ric Hordinski – Over the Rhine, David Wilcox, Phil Keaggy) will release in September 2012.

"Eclectic and ultra-catchy" - Paste Magazine

"A true Florida treasure.." - Tampa News Weekly

‘They're a welcome sight, as their laid-back, feel-good jam-pop -- think Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, or Melissa Ethridge on vacation -- has earned them spots opening for the likes of Shawn Colvin, Robert Randolph and the Lee Boys, among others.” - Tampa Bay Times SoundcheckClaire, Charlie and Sarah Mac joined together in early 2005 aspiring to create original music that blended these unique styles that each brought to the group. From this emerged the Sarah Mac Band; an engaging combination of blues, jazz, and acoustic rock that has been classified as both Americana and Alternative. The band simply describes the sound as ‘jazzy, bluesy, rock with a healthy dose of soul’.

Notable Venues Played:

Skipper's Smokehouse- Tampa, FL
The Milltop Tavern- St. Augustine, FL
Jack Rabbit's- Jacksonville, FL
Freebird Live- Jacksonville Beach, FL
Smith's Olde Bar- Atlanta, GA
Eddie's Attic- Atlanta, GA
The Crimson Moon- Dahlonega, GA
Bear Creek Music Festival- N Florida
Bradfordville Blues Club- Tallahassee, FL
The Moon- Tallahassee, FL
MoDaddy's- Asheville, NC
Main St. Fridays- Greenville, SC
Sky City- Augusta, GA
European Street - Jacksonville, FL
The Hideaway Cafe - St. Petersburg, FL
The Plaza 'Live' - Orlando, FL
The Martin Theatre- Panama City, FL
The Dixie Theatre - Apalachicola, FL

Discography

Static and Signals (2012)
Live Covers Vol. 1 (2011)
A Single Revolution (2010)
Awakening (2008)
Open Fire- EP (2008)
Countdown to Silence- EP (2006)
A Work in Progress- Demo (2006)

Set List

Typical Set List is made up of mainly original music. A few covers are mixed in.

Original:
You Don't Know
Not Done Yet
I Can't Change
Save You
I'm With You
Awakening
Something Beautiful
Sweetest Thing
Fading Dreams
Song for the Dixie Chicks
Possum
Slide Song
Let Go
Black Berets
What You Need
Unseen Stories
Open Fire
Alive Again
Flicker
Che
Burden Beast
I'm Not Scared
Reaper
Gloryland

Covers:
Summertime
Can't Let Go (Lucinda Williams)
Honeyed Out (Kris Delmhorst)
Can't Find My Way Home
Bobby McGee
Breaking Up Somebody's Home (Ann Peebles)
Trouble (Over the Rhine)
Lay Lady Lay (Dylan)
Just Like a Woman (Dylan)
You Really Got a Hold On Me