In ten years, Sarah Dashew has managed four critically-praised albums, successful tours, television spots, and now a passionate new single, establishing her as one of the music industry’s most consistent singer-songwriters.
On Sarah Dashew’s new single “Shattered”, one hears the true growl of an impressive musical history…The blues and soul roar out of Dashew’s impassioned voice like a cross between Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt, but somehow remains all hers.
Sarah grew up sailing around the world with her family (her dad is a boat designer), listening to classic rock and blues, artists like Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.
“We didn’t have TV” Dashew says. “We had books and music. And when we got to a new port, we would always meet the locals and invite them on board or to the beach for parties. Musical instruments would come out and everyone would play and sing: kids, grown ups, grandparents. So that was it…music was embedded.”
Thus inspired by song since her early childhood, Dashew acknowledged music as her calling after watching a soulful gospel performance in college. From there, she moved to Austin, TX where she learned to write and perform alongside local favorites.
Dashew’s first solo album, Jealous Girl, debuted in 2006 and was produced by Chuck Plotkin (of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan fame). She then produced her follow-ups Where I Belong (2010), Sarah Dashew(2013), Something in the Weather (2014) and Roll Like A Wheel (2016). With her latest release, Sarah reaches a new height.
“Life is about a constant journey of climbing and falling, loving, and breaking, and I find a lot of joy in celebrating that” Sarah says. “And ‘Shattered’ is my interpretation of how the world is reflected in our lives, and vice versa”.
This insistence has earned her songs spots on the hit NBC show My Name Is Earl, inclusion in the celebrity playlist of ABC’s Ugly Betty, rave reviews of previous albums, and successful tours throughout the U.S. and Europe with the likes of Cowboy Junkies, Michelle Shocked, Suzanne Vega, and Pancho Sanchez.
“Shattered” is engineered by Lynne Earls (JD Souther, Diana Reeves, Booker T. Jones), and is available everywhere.