Last year while on tour in Germany I played this cool show that was actually a science show. Eight scientists all gathered in Berlin to present their work to a general audience, in one of Berlin's coolest and sweetest sounding clubs, Lido......
So on this really cold day in January, we filmed this hot rendition of Fee Fi Fo Fum at the Botanical Gardens in Munich. And at Sophiastrasse (Sophia = Wisdom). Thanks so much to MunichSessions for suggesting the adventure and for making such a cool video (very, very literally) happen.....
Well...last week was pretty awesome. It's been a couple days since Bandit Queen came out. I'm in Hamburg, having played at Kultucafe Komm Du last night to a truly amazing audience. Sideplayer extraordinaire, Peter Horvat, and I had a great time and made friends with some really wonderful people. Last week, I got the news that Bandit Queen was at the #1 spot on the Folk Roots Charts and had climbed nationally from #33 to 20. Really spectacular that she's getting great attention. And then, the thing we've all been waiting for, Bandit Queen, went live on the internet and made Mother Church Pew's Album Playlist, right along side with Rose Cousin's new album, and where they add " The album takes us on an imaginative journey where Beatty relays the kinds of stories in her sassy style that rarely get told about women. It’s an adventure worth taking." Which is spectacular! Admittedly, I'm finding it difficult to stay on top of the administration of things, but fortunately, there is momentum for this record, and I'm tre-pleased about it. Have a listen. The old gal is up on iTunes and Spotify.
I've been on tour in Europe since December. Keeping on top of emails seems a strange horse to wrangle on the best of days, but January has been a particularly feisty bucking bronco. Nonetheless, with great pleasure, I've kept a watchful eye and steady pulse my keyboard ... read more
So folks. It's happening. We're getting things down on record. The last few weeks have involved scheduling, rehearsing, prioritizing, analyzing, evaluating, and lots of other three-syllable-plus words that end in "ing." ....read more
Lots on the near horizon! I was invited to play the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ showcase at NERFA by Ken Batista... his radio program, An American Sampler, is based out of Pittsburgh, PA. I'm delighted to have been selected with 15 other super talented artist from all over North America by 15 other DJ's. We're all headed to NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance) .......read more
Sept 25 - Oakville, ON - The Moonshine Cafe
Sept 26 - Peterborough, ON - Gallery in the Attic
Sept 27 - Ottawa, ON - Raw Sugar Café
Sept 28 - Kemptville, ON - The Branch Restaurant
Sept 29 - Montreal, QC - Grumpy’s Bar
Oct 1 - Charlottetown, PEI - Gahan’s Pub
Oct 2 - Halifax, NS - The Company House
Oct 3 - Kentville, NS - Union St. Café
Oct 4 - Wolfville, NS - House Concert
Oct 5 - Pictou, NS - Carver’s Coffeehouse
Oct 7 - Moncton, NB - Plan b
Oct 8 - Edmunston, NB - Resto-Bar Le Deck
Oct 10 - Montreal, QC - Grumpy’s Bar
Oct 11 - Belleville, ON - Capers Brasserie
Not so long ago, my pals the Killin' Time Band and I got together and cowrote a song! This Song! It's called Good Good people. And well, it's just about celebrating that. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/7YYeDUkFBEs
So.... sometimes when things go wrong, they go alright.
Lots of action this week. Mariposa Folk Festival Auditions, Kitchener with the Ever Lovin Jog Band, and Songbirds starts on Thursday!! ... .more....
Not much to say other than.... if you want the inside track to what's coming up, download the thing already! (in the "Contact" section). And if you haven't signed up for the mailing list... well, then you really only get half the Sarah Beatty experience, which might suit you just fine. Just three chords and the truth over here.
Bah Humbug. In other news... this is the only time you'll see a cat photo on my website.
w/ Justin Dunlop in NOTL, 6-9 pm ............. and at Rude Native in Burlington, ON, 1:20 am
So, here we go! We got ourselves a new website. After some general consternation with my computer, I sat down and got 'er done with the help of one of the coolest FURI employees I know. I hope you enjoy the experience and I encourage you to click wildly about. If for some reason your experience is not up to snuff, please, please, please tell me via this route (since other folks might be experiencing similar things and might not know that this girl has a deep appreciation for constructive feedback).
In the midst of its development, I've been writing songs, hatching plans, organizing & playing shows, and breaking my experimental apparatus (at school) through wholly non-violent methods. My office is a mess, but I'm pretty excited over here. I hope you are too.
for now, Sarah