About Sara Elizabeth

At the intersection of grit, quirk, and grace, you find Sara Elizabeth – an indie singer/songwriter with earnest stories to tell and honest vocals to share, punctuated by percussive fingerstyle guitar.

Based in Buffalo, NY, Sara picked up her first guitar on her ninth birthday, at which point she began eight years of classical and jazz training, followed by a Bachelors in Music and Minor in Sound Design for Theatre from the University at Buffalo by the ripe age of 19. She then turned to a full time career as a singer/songwriter, and after more than a decade of performing around the Northeast region, Sara’s raw and intriguing songs and stage chemistry have gathered and inspired an audience of faithful followers.

Influenced by indie predecessors such as Death Cab For Cutie and Pinegrove, as well as powerful women songwriters from Joni Mitchell to Hayley Williams to Phoebe Bridgers, Sara’s carefully crafted lyrics tell real life stories of a millennial working musician. This is evident in her full length releases, “On the Rise” (2012),“Be Well” (2014), and “Twenty Something” (2017), as well as in her invigorating live performances with her virtuosic backing band.

In addition to numerous music venues around WNY and the Northeast region, notable performances include The Town Ballroom, Babeville’s Ninth Ward, The Tralf, Music is Art Festival, Artpark, Sportsmen’s Tavern, The Purple Fiddle (Thomas, WV), Jedd’s (Nashville, TN), Wilbert’s (Cleveland, OH), and Water Street Music Hall (Rochester, NY). She has also shared the stage Bedouin Soundclash, Chris Trapper, Rachel Sage, and Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers.

Sara Elizabeth stayed busy throughout the pandemic era, releasing three self-produced singles, “The Strangest Bunch” and “100” in 2020, and “Rational Anthem” in 2021,  followed by a collaboration with Hip-Hop artist and producer Ethos Logos Pathos Music, “Electric Heart 3.”  Most recently, Sara has been c0-fronting the up and coming ambient indie rock band tuesday nite with resounding success, opening up for touring artists Owen, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, and The Haunted Summer.

Best of WNY’s Bob Silvestri has noted, “The key to being above everyone else in the singer songwriter mélange is obviously to write good songs, and this talented girl has a few.” He later calls her a “mature artist…aware of herself, her craft, and her direction in life.” Or as Jeff Miers (Buffalo News) has said, “Bringing an indie-rock mentality to the modern folk-based troubadour school is Sara’s deal, and it’s working…she’s become one of the more buzzed-about artists on the indie-pop scene.”

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