Sunday, July 27, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Sarah Jaffe

Artist:Sarah Jaffe
Album:Suburban Nature

Folk music fans are going to want to check out singer songwriter Sarah Jaffe. She generated some interest touring with Midlake and Norah Jones. And she also showed some versatility appearing on Eminem's latest CD. She was born Jan. 28, 1986 in Red Oak, TX and grew up in Denton. An appearance at the 2008 Austin City Limits Festival and a 2008 EP led to a record deal with Kirtland Records. Suburban Nature was her full length debut CD in 2010. It was produced by veteran producer John Congleton from the band The Paper Chase. Kris Youmans from that band is also on the album along with singer songwriter Robert Gomez. Sarah toured with Midlake who are also from Denton and she opened for Norah Jones. She released her second CD The Body Wins in 2012 and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. But she was exposed to a larger audience when she appeared on Bad Guy from Eminem's 2013 CD The Marshall Mathers LP 2. It's a two part song and the first part was produced by rapper producer Larry "S1" Griffin. He and Sarah are in the band The Dividends. He sent Sarah the backing track for Bad Guy and she wrote the lyrics. Eminem liked it and thought of getting Dido to record the female vocal. But S1 convinced him to use Sarah instead. I doubt she ever met Eminem as he lives in Detroit. And she isn't credited. So that leads to a lot of "Who's the girl". And when fans listen to Sarah, they will like what they hear. She did get a songwriting credit so she's getting royalty cheques. Sarah also provided vocals for the 2013 Pixar short The Blue Umbrella which was shown before Monsters University. So I think Sarah Jaffe is on the cusp of stardom. Check her out before the big crowd finds out about her. She was on tour with The Polyphonic Spree and this fall she will tour with Astronautalis. Here's Sarah Jaffe performing Vulnerable on KGSR Discovery Sept. 2010.

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