Sarah King sings blues, country, and rock music, all delivered with a side of Southern soul. Taking the stage with only an acoustic guitar, she captivates audiences with her haunting melodies, confident stage presence, and thought-provoking lyrics.
Since arriving in Vermont, she's opened for Eli West and Caitlin Canty, performed at the Champlain Valley Fair, recorded a new full-length album, been included in the
"Best New Songs of September/October 2019," and was a finalist in both the Advance Music Singer/Songwriter Competition and the Vermont Blues Challenge.
Her brand-new record deftly combines rock and roll with bluesy soul. "What Happened Last Night is a crisp, present-sounding record" with the focus "squarely on highlighting King's considerable vocal prowess." WHLN features 11 tracks - ten originals and one "swaying, shimmering" version of old blues standard Columbus Stockade Blues delivered "with equal parts loss and authority."
After spending most of 2017 living in a tent (on purpose) and traveling across the US and Europe without a guitar, Sarah King is now based in Vermont. It’s been a long journey home to New England for the Maine-born musician who spent the last decade divided between the Deep South and the outskirts of New York City.
The South gave her a slight Southern drawl and a fascination with old school blues, folk, and soul. Sarah also fronted hard rock band Ophir Drive and toured around the southeast, averaging over 150 shows per year, during her time below the Mason Dixon line. New York City brought gigs in high places – including CBGBs, The Knitting Factory, and Billboard magazine HQ – and a gnawing desire to put down roots somewhere the trees are taller than the buildings.
"Sarah’s versatile vocals alternate between soothing and commanding, tricking the listener into thinking and feeling after being drawn in on the surface by hummable, radio-ready hooks.” - Gary Trust, Billboard Magazine
"King has a powerful voice, capable of warm, smooth tones, as well as gravelly blues howls. She sings with the confidence of a woman who knows she can belt out a tune." - Seven Days VT