Double-name? Check. Small town? Check. Farmer’s daughter? Check.
Hey guys, my name are Sarah Elizabeth and I’m a singer/songwriter located beneath
the arches in the heart of Classic City--Athens, GA. Music has given me more opportunity and life
experiences than I can imagine: late nights on the road with great friends, hours of
intense rehearsals, fostered an addiction (to coffee), the courage to aim high
regardless of the outcome, and a work ethic that drives me to do just about anything
(even if it means emailing Sam Hunt directly just to sit at the t-shirt table).
Music brings me joy. I was singing from the time that I could talk. Following the
footsteps of my mother, I started playing piano at the age of 6. I picked up a 6-string
at the age of 14 and taught myself to play. I wrote my first song when I was 15 and
stepped foot into a studio for the first time when I was 17. At that time, I joined the
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
My parents had a large influence in cultivating my passion for music. I give all the
credit to my family for my eccentric taste: Cheap Trick, Run DMC, Biggie Smalls, Dr.
Dre, Queen, The Doobie Brothers, Emmy Lou Harris, Aerosmith (my first crush was
Steven Tyler), Led Zepplin, Bob Dylan, and all the way to 90’s alternative. I’ve always
been known as the chatter bug, who skipped naptime in Kindergarten to “talk life”
with my teacher and later serenade young boys on the playground. While riding
around the farm, Daddy let me listen to classic country twang. This seemingly
harmless entertainment led to numerous apologies in the grocery store for my vivid
and theatrical performance of Reba’s “Fancy.”
Before moving to upstate South Carolina for a few years, I completed an internship
for music in Texas where I was first introduced to casting for NBC’s “The Voice.” This
was a spark to ignite the flame under my dream. Since leaving the Lone Star state, I
have joined the Nashville Songwriters Association International, started co-writing
with other local artists, and continued writing my own music. From wooden church
pews to bar stools, music has given me the opportunity to play throughout the
southeast at a number of incredible venues, team with a fellow musician to open for
Ben Rector (2014), open for Boyce Avenue (2015), and now share my music in the same
city that REM got their start.
It’s a long ride, but I’m finding joy in the journey. I couldn’t have made it where I’m
at now without the love and support that I have received from friends, families, and
fellow musicians. I want my music to influence others the way others have
This is where I come from.
This is me.
This is a taste of my roots.