Sarah Scharbrough

Sarah Scharbrough

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Music moves the soul, stirs the soul, thrills the soul, and challenges the soul. It comes in all shapes and sizes from every corner of the globe…and music makers carry a love for that panoramic view of life nestled inside of them. Sarah Scharbrough is this kind of musician, this kind of gal.

Biography

Music—like color—seasons the everyday life, infuses it with depth and texture. We find ourselves drawn to music because it awakens that world within, gets us tapping our feet and banging the steering wheel. Music moves the soul, stirs the soul, thrills the soul, and challenges the soul. It comes in all shapes and sizes from every corner of the globe…and music makers carry a love for that panoramic view of life nestled inside of them. Sarah Scharbrough is this kind of musician, this kind of gal.

Throw in a little pop, a little jazz and blues, a little country, and a little gospel, and you begin to describe the eclectic mix that makes up Sarah’s piano-driven and soulful sound. She, accompanied by her husband/drummer Jeff McLaughlin and brother/guitarist Steve Scharbrough, has logged thousands of miles nationwide on a journey of songwriting and performing.

The journey started long ago when Sarah began singing and playing in her young childhood. As the daughter of two musicians, spending evenings on the piano playing and singing was a common highlight of family time. Building on that foundational love of music, Sarah combines a classical and jazz influence into a soulful mix. Her songs have taken her from coast to coast, to colleges, fairs, festivals, jazz clubs, churches, and other events in the community at large.

Sarah’s debut album, “So Many Reasons”, was released in 2001 followed by her sophomore release, “The Least of These”, recently released in April 2005. In between her recording and performing engagements, she has also found time to be a part of the radio world. Although you may not realize that you’ve heard her, you probably have as the voice of local and national commercial jingles ranging from Ford, Dodge, and Hyundai to New Balance and Cedar Point Theme Park among various others. Sarah also plans to release her Live Concert DVD in 2005. She has shared the stage and/or toured with Ray Boltz, Deana Carter, Allen Asbury, Jennie Devoe, Dierks Bentley, Tracy Lawrence, Avalon, Sidewalk Prophets, Jon McLaughlin and Watermark among others.

Songs like “Everytime” and “What You’ve Made Me” will keep you groovin’, while songs like “Your Love” and “The Least of These” will resonate with your soul. This is what Sarah’s music is all about: singing the praises of real life—the life that you can feel down to your toes and the life that surpasses this present reality.

You’re invited to join in on the journey. Listen, visit, and prepare to be moved.

www.sarahscharbrough.com

NUVO Magazine, Indianapolis:
“She grew up listening to Carole King, Amy Grant, Stevie Wonder and lots of jazz and classical, and it shows… [Her contribution to the Indianapolis MP3 Project] plays like a gospel hymn written by Wonder and sung by Grant, with a mellow but catchy beat and funky guitar in the background.

~ Elisabeth Newman, friend & writer

Lyrics

Your Love

Written By: Sarah Scharbrough

Your love is like the rain as it falls over me
Your love is like the sun, it meets me every morning
Your love is like a fire, it burns in my soul
Oh, your love abounds

Your love is like the sky, it hangs over my head
Your love is like the ocean, it reaches every depth
Your love is like the wind, it covers all of the earth
Oh, your love abounds

Oh, it covers me
Oh, it shelters me
And it reaches all the way
It reaches all the way to me

Your love is like a forest, standing tall and free
Your love is like a mountain that every eye can see
Your love is like a rushing stream, it covers me
Oh, your love abounds

The Least of These

Written By: Sarah Scharbrough

Threw in the dollar that I had
And hoped you'd find another way
Call it a penny for your thoughts
I never heard just what you'd say

As I walk away, God bless you's what I say
But carry on with my day as these words inside me play
For the least of these...

Hung up the phone, I'd done my part
Told her I'd call again sometime
Checked off my list and moved right on
And said a prayer that she'd be fine

In that call I made, yeah, I told her that I'd pray
But carried on with my day
As these words inside me played
For the least of these...

I'd never known what love could be
'Til the Father showed His love to me
And it makes me fall right to my knees
Now I pray that I could see a picture of what love could be as
We are all the least of these

We're the least of these...

I'm the least of these...

Every stranger on the street
Needs Jesus just as much as me

We Are All the Same

Written By: Sarah Scharbrough

We all get distracted by the cracks on the sidewalk
Don't even try to tell me
You're way beyond that

When I look around at the buzz of the city
Hands in my pockets coming out and trying to relax

We are all the same
We all feel the sunshine, we all feel the rain
We are all the same
We all feel laughter, we all feel pain
We are all the same

I just wanna' be the girl next door
A pretty face, a nice car, a big house at the right address
A little bit of this, a little bit of that
We all play the game and put up our best defense

We are all searching on the same road...

Discography

2001 "So Many Reasons"
2005 "The Least of These" Solo CD
2005 "The Least of These" Story book
2005 Sarah Scharbrough Live DVD

Compilation Projects...
2000 "Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way" 98.3 FM
2002 Church of God Compilation CD Volume #1
2003 Crossroads Compilation

Set List

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Everytime
Your Love
So Many Reasons
What You've Made Me
Spoonful of Sugar
Least of These
No Words
Last Laugh
We Are All the Same
Sit at the Feet

COVERS
Brand New Key - Melanie
Nothing at All - Allison Krauss
I Think We're Alone Now (R&B version) - Tiffany
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel
Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keyes
Fields of Gold - Sting
Daughters - John Mayer
I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
Cowboy Take Me Away - Dixie Chicks

among many, many others...