Sarah Scharbrough
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Dec
02
Sarah Scharbrough @ Private Event w/ Cook 'n' Belle

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Nov
18
Sarah Scharbrough @ Starbucks 116th & I-69 - Anderson University Alumni Event

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Nov
11
Sarah Scharbrough @ OH CHOG Youth Convention

Columbus, Indiana, USA

Columbus, Indiana, USA

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**“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.

~ Nuvo Magazine, Indianapolis, IN

"You will be moved. That much is sure. With a sophisticated vocal delivery to accompany the primarily piano-driven tracks, Sarah Scharbrough has delivered an inspiring, beautiful effort on her sophomore album, The Least of These. Scharbrough [takes] the listener into an atmosphere that few singer/songwriters are able to achieve... The Least of These is one that is able to stand completely on its own with all original tracks combined with beautiful production."
~ Infuze Magazine


** What immediately grabs the ear when listening to her music is Sarah's surprisingly soulful voice—imagine a bluesy and jazzy version of Cindy Morgan, Nichole Nordeman, or Sara Groves with Mariah Carey's alto range. Many of her songs focus on the goodness of God's love and grace in smartly written ways, such as "What You've Made Me" and the title track… It's refreshing that Sarah allows her songs to breathe beyond the restrictions of the simple three-minute pop song, allowing room for thoughtful verses, instrumental solos, and vocal improvisation… this is an incredibly well made indie debut no matter how you slice it. The best kept secret in Christian songwriting since Sara Groves, I'd be amazed if Sarah Scharbrough wasn't signed to a major Christian label someday soon.
~ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today Magazine

** Top 10 live - Weekly best bets for the Indianapolis music lover. Voted on by indianapolismusic.net's panel of print and Internet music journalists – including Sarah Scharbrough 2004

www.indianapolismusic.net

"Her approach is born of easygoing, jazzy 1970s soul, a mixture of old Stevie Wonder and Carole King. She glides across the electric piano with ease, even on the complicated material, bringing a smooth feel to the edgier lower-range stuff... Her gentle voice is deceptively strong, filling up a room without seeming loud. It nicely fits her lyrical prowess, creating tranquil and flowing rhythms... "

NUVO Magazine
- Sarah Scharbrough


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

Photos

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Bio

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