At the intersection of grit, quirk, and grace, you find Sara Elizabeth – an indie alternative singer/songwriter with stories to tell, energy to share, and love to give.
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 a decade of performing around the Northeast region, Sara’s raw and heartfelt songs and intriguing stage chemistry have gathered and inspired an audience of faithful followers.
Influenced by mid-2000s bands such as Death Cab For Cutie, Jack’s Mannequin, and Paramore and more recent alternative artists such as Mumford and Sons and Pinegrove, as well as other strong women songwriters from Joni Mitchell to Maggie Rogers to P!NK, Sara’s carefully crafted lyrics tell real life stories of a twenty-something 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 has stayed busy throughout the pandemic era, releasing two self-produced singles, “The Strangest Bunch” and “100” in 2020. Most recently, Sara stepped outside her element to collaborate with Hip-Hop artist and producer Ethos Logos Pathos Music, releasing the co-written EP, “Electric Heart 3” to an eager and receptive audience. Look out for a full-length release of brand new music from Sara Elizabeth in 2021, accompanied by a returning tour schedule as the climate allows.
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 local indie-pop scene.”