NPR featured her side-by-side with Dolly Parton in its 51 Percent podcast, calling her song “Molly” a modern day “Jolene”. Medleyville.us wrote her debut album For Whom They Sing was “on par with recent efforts by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson”. Now Sarah McGowan introduces a new sound, darker and edgier than her previous folk-pop tunes. With her newly released songs “Riding in Cars With Men” and “Just a Ghost”, Sarah has set her sights on the indie-pop market.
A prolific songwriter, Sarah’s songs have been featured on shows such as NBC’s Superstore, Netflix’s Cable Girls, ABC’s Mistresses, and a trailer for CBC’s Hello Goodbye. Sarah’s music has been featured in The Huffington Post, Pop Matters, Diffuser.fm, and Elmore Magazine. Noisetrade introduced her as a “New + Notable Artist” in March 2015 and featured For Whom They Sing in February 2016.
Also a trained music producer/engineer, Sarah studied under producer J Chris Griffin (Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson) at Engine Room Audio in New York City. Her knowledge of music production helped her co-produce both her EP and album. Sarah released her first EP of original songs, Indian Summer, on January 27th, 2015. Her first full length album, For Whom They Sing, was released later that year.
Sarah regularly tours the Northeast, notably opening for Lisa Loeb at The Haverford Music Festival in Havertown, PA in 2016. She is currently recording her second EP, to be released in 2019.