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GRAND CANYON (2015)

 

  • Western Canadian Music Award winner of 'Best Solo Roots Album" 2015
  • Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee 'Contemporary Singer of the Year' 2015

 

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"Sometimes it takes realizing how small we all are to feel like you are big. Living around mountains and under dark starry skies can really put things in perspective. You realize what's worth focusing on in this short life. We're gonna be gone tomorrow. That is kind of what this album is about. And it's also about dancing, despite of everything." -Sarah

 

One of the greatest talents of our era
— Rootstime, Belgium

ABOUT SARAH MACDOUGALL

Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as ‘One of the greatest talents of our era”, Yukon- based 2-time Western Canadian Music Award winning artist Sarah MacDougall is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Born in Sweden, Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden declared her “One of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters”.

The recent record, Grand Canyon, was produced by Sarah and Caleb Stull (Field Study, Dominique Fricot, Language Arts), and was recorded in Toronto and Vancouver, features 8 songs and guest appearances from Erika Angell (Thus:Owls), Rose CousinsJesse 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. Grand Canyon sees Sarah challenging herself and pushing new boundaries musically and sonically, and it is an album that will surely see Sarah reach new levels in her career.

Sarah has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Great Escape, and she has been featured on CBC’s vinyl Café, and has had her songs placed in TV series such as The Vampire Diaries.  She continues to tour as one of the hardest working musicians in Canada. 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award, Singer of the year- nomination
  • 2015 Western Canadian Music Award, Roots solo album of the year- WINNER
  • 2012 Western Canadian Music Award, Roots solo album of the year- WINNER
  • 2012 Western Canadian Music Award, Songwriter of the year- Nomination
  • Selected to play festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Great Escape, Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Song placements in the Vampire Diaries, 15/Love, Arctic Air
  • Selected to represent Canada on Canada Day in Trafalgar Square
  • #1 in Canada on Galaxie Folk/Roots Radio for the year 2011.
  • Shared the stage and toured with with such acts as Po’Girl, Lee Harvey Osmond, Hawksley Workmsn, Dan Mangan, Jason Collett, Rose Cousins, Fred Eaglesmith, Amelia Curran, Bahamas, Mary Gauthier, Todd Snider, Ferron, and many more.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

 

‘Sarah MacDougall’s beautiful new record is as vast and as varied as its namesake’- CBC

 

 Grand Canyon is a refreshing addition to Canada’s singer-songwriter genre, but it’s also so much more. The album is filled with Sarah MacDougall doing what she does best: taking indie-pop expectations and shooting them full of fresh turns and honest lyrics- Greyowl point= Proud hoot (really good)

 

“an excellent and an accomplished album and augers well for Sarah’s future as a distinctive writer with a unique voice. A sterling effort.”- NE:MM

 

“an album of darkness and light, the spring and sun after a long, arctic winter” Exclaim!::  8/10

 

‘Thoughtful, strong, and spiritual”- The Globe and Mail

 

“This is a real breathtaking and touching record from one of the greatest talents of this era.”- Rootstime, Belgium

 

“Sarah MacDougall (from Malmoe and now Canada) has become one of the few voices that is separating itself from the big choir of song poets”- Ystad Allehanda, Sweden 5/5 stars!

 

“A downright intoxicating beauty!” 5/5 stars!- AltCountry.nl, Holland

 

“Like Ane Brun and Wendy McNeill, we’re not so specific about nationality when we declare Sarah one of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters” Nöjesguiden, Sweden 4/5 stars!

 

“A near perfect collection of memories of love”- Allgigs.co.uk 4.5/5 stars!

 UPCOMING SHOWS

 

VIDEOS

PRESS PICTURES

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HORIZONTAL

Photo by Anneke Hymmen

Photo by Anneke Hymmen

Photo by GBP Creative

Photo by GBP Creative

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Photo by GBP Creative

Photo by GBP Creative

VERTICAL

 

STAGE PLOTS

SOLO STAGE PLOT DOWNLOAD HERE

DUO STAGE PLOT DOWNLOAD HERE

BAND STAGE PLOT (4 piece w/keyboard) DOWNLOAD HERE

POSTERS

CONTACT INFO

 

 

MANAGEMENT

Sean Russell

Baseline Music

sean@baselinemusic.ca

 

PUBLICITY CANADA

Indoor Recess

Amanda McCauley

amanda@indoorrecess.com

 

CANADA BOOKINGS

The Agency Group

Darcy Gregoire

darcygregoire@theagencygroup.com

 

PUBLICITY UK/IRELAND

G Promo

Geraint Jones

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BOOKING ASIA

SMKR Music

Jay Park

www.smkr.co.kr

 

NETHERLANDS BOOKINGS

Jacco Van Lanen

Double Vee Concerts

jacco@doubleveeconcerts.nl

 

SWITZERLAND BOOKINGS

Angela Bachmann

S.O.F.A Agency

angela@sofaagency.ch