I am so honored to have composed the score for the short film “Open to Suggestions” by Victoria Rozler. The film will be released soon and is hitting the festival circuit this summer, but check out the soundtrack below in the meantime!
Posted at 1:06 pm on May 15, 2018 by Sara Elizabeth
“Bringing an indie-rock mentality to the modern folk-based troubadour school is Sara’s deal, and it’s working: With three independent releases under her belt, she’s become one of the more buzzed-about artists on the local indie-pop scene.” – Jeff Miers
See the full article HERE.
Posted at 10:33 am on December 7, 2015 by Sara Elizabeth
Buffalo, NY is blessed to have such wonderful organization be a part of their city. Moreover, I am feeling blessed to be able to work so closely with them. Tomorrow night (August 27th) I will be performing at Music is Art’s annual fundraiser at Chef’s Restaurant (thanks to a personal recommendation from MIA founder and Goo Goo Doll’s bassist Robby Takac), followed by my second appearance at the Music is Art Festival on September 12th. Opportunities such as these make me remember why I love what I do, and make me excited to see what the future has in store!
Please take a moment and visit www.musicisart.org.
Posted at 1:19 pm on August 26, 2015 by Sara Elizabeth
Happy to annouce the release of my brand new single, “Enough” – my bassist Tom and I worked very hard on this song and are so excited to share it with you. Please take a moment to download at one of the links below!
Posted at 3:26 pm on July 3, 2015 by Sara Elizabeth
Indie singer/songwriter Sara Elizabeth is set to release her sophomore effort “Be Well” in the heart of her hometown of Alden, NY on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:30 pm. It has been two years since this now twenty-two year old’s well-received debut album “On the Rise”, and the development of her life and songwriting over that time is apparent in this collection of twelve new songs. Sara Elizabeth’s music takes the heart of folk music, the soul of the blues, the brain of classical, and the energy of modern indie rock and uses them to tell stories no one has ever heard. The new album is a heartfelt display of this – an honest representation of the inner workings of a twenty-something musician.
“Be Well” was produced by Sara Elizabeth along with her skilled engineer Chris Jacobs, and features her talents as a multi-instrumentalist, incorporating acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and bass. The remaining line-up includes her full time drummer Josh Schlabach on all tracks, and features bassist Michael Petrino and violinist Ana Vafai throughout. Jacobs also makes an appearance on piano. The content is raw and draws on life’s pivotal moments such as the death of a friend and of a grandparent, engagement, and the shifts in perspective we encounter as we approach adulthood – positivity, the importance of home and roots, and finding joy in the simple things. “Be Well” will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby, as well as at all shows starting July 30th.
On July 6th, 2014, Sara Elizabeth was the featured artist on 107.7 FM Alternative Buffalo’s “Localized” program, where she debuted her brand new song “Yes”. In the coming weeks you can also see her at Dinosaur BBQ (Buffalo, July 16th), Crazy Jake’s (North Tonawanda, July 24th), Stockman’s Tavern (East Amherst, July 25th), and Nietzsche’s (Buffalo, July 28th) leading up to the CD Release on July 30th. The Release Event will be in the Alden Fireman’s Park (also known as “The Triangle”) on Route 20 in the Village of Alden, NY. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature Schlabach on drums as well as local bassist Tom Varco. Sara Elizabeth and her band will play some older material off “On the Rise”, and will then perform “Be Well” live in it’s entirety.
Posted at 10:28 am on July 16, 2014 by Sara Elizabeth
“Buffalo indie artist, Sara Elizabeth’s tender sweet voice could shred Lennon’s mellow ballads like, ‘All You Need Is Love.'”
Posted at 11:31 am on December 10, 2013 by Sara Elizabeth
I’m very excited to announce my newest release, and my first for the holidays – A Very Sara Elizabeth Christmas: the acoustic EP! Christmas is a very special time for, me and I’m so glad I can share it with you all this year in the way I know best.
The EP will be available at all my shows in the upcoming months, as well as online. Below are some of the links where you can purchase your hard copy or digital download. Enjoy, and have a Very Sara Elizabeth Christmas!
Posted at 3:17 pm on November 1, 2013 by Sara Elizabeth
As you may or may not know, as of the end of last Summer, Joe and Anthony moved on to pursue other dreams and projects and are no longer playing with me. After many months of searching while playing solo shows, I am very excited to welcome the very talented drummer Josh Schlabach to my lineup! So far working with Josh is a blast, and we have finished up some new recordings and played our first live show together at Sportsmen’s Tavern last week. I can’t wait for you all to see what this guy is bringing to the table! Stay tuned…more news on a potential bassist coming soon 🙂
Posted at 11:00 am on May 30, 2013 by Sara Elizabeth
CD Review – By Bob Silvestri
The latest entry into the indie female singer songwriter is Sara Elizabeth and her album On The Rise. The ten song disc features Sara on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, ukulele, piano and mandolin along with Anthony Rideout on bass and Joe Thomas on drums. Sara also wrote and arranged all the material and produced the disc. 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 on this one. Her soft lilting voice carries the material nicely and shines on the tracks “For You”, “I Think I Better”, “Carry Me Away” and the title cut “On The Rise”. Other tracks of note include “And That’s All” and “Willow Tree”. You can check out Sara Elizabeth and her new disc by going to www.saraelizabethmusic.com.
Posted at 3:25 pm on January 4, 2013 by Sara Elizabeth
Buffalo music reviewer Joe Tell was nice enough review my debut album, “On the Rise”. Check out what he had to say!
Posted at 10:46 am on July 16, 2012 by Sara Elizabeth