Samstag 16.05.2015, 21:00

Where: Basel
Genre: Singer Songwriter

Ihre geografischen Wurzeln sind dabei auch deutlich in Sarahs Musik spürbar: Sie vereint Elemente aus skandinavischem Folk mit Indie-Pop und Country-Musik, und kreiert so ihren ganz eigenen “New Wave Folk”-Sound. Dieser hat bereits die Aufmerksamkeit von Fans und Kritikern weltweit auf sich gezogen und Sarah auch schon mehrere Preise und Auszeichnungen eingebracht. Im September 2014 veröffentlichte sie ihre neue Single „I Want To See The Light”, eine erste Kostprobe aus ihrem vierten Studioalbum, welches 2015 erscheinen wird


“…Thoughtful, strong, and spiritual” 

“…a real breathtaking and touching record from one of the greatest talents of this era”
- ROOTSTIME, Belgium

“A downright intoxicating beauty! 5/5 stars!”

“One of the few voices…separating itself from the big choir of song poets. 5/5 stars!”

“Like Ane Brun and Wendy McNeill, we’re not so specific about nationality when we declare Sarah one of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters” 

From Malmö to Whitehorse:
Born in Sweden and now living in Canada, the Western Canadian Music Award winning artist Sarah MacDougall is known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. 

After the release of the award-winning “The Greatest Ones Alive” in 2011, last winter Sarah hunkered down under the Northern Lights in Whitehorse and put the final touches on the sonically rich album which was to become “Grand Canyon”. The Album, recorded in Toronto and Vancouver, features 8 songs and guest appearances from Erika Angell (Thus:Owls), Rose Cousins, Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq, Dan Mangan), Peggy Lee, and Leah Abramson (Abramson Singers). Stepping outside of traditional folk and flirting with sounds that could have come from The Postal Service or Kate Bush, “Grand Canyon” keeps the acoustic guitar but infuses the sound with heavier drums and richly textured strings and synths.

The songs are about identity, love, fear, hope, growing up, rootlessness, and forgiveness. They are written from the point of view of the hopeful outsider, trying to figure out their place and make sense of the world. 

Sarah has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Winnipeg Folk Festival and The Great Escape.


Sarah’s I Want To See The Light here

Sarah MacDougall Website

Eintritt: 25.-/20.- (ermässigt)
Kombi-Ticket: 65.- (3-Gang-Menü + Konzert-Eintritt)