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PHONE:  (847)-404-9201

“A unique spin on Americana.”

– NYS Music

“Endlessly charming.”

– For Folk’s Sake

In an industry that can often feel over saturated with stale soundscapes, lifeless lyrics, and predictable patterns, Sarah De Vallière’s (previously known as Sarah Eide) music cuts through the clutter. Bursting out of any genre’s box, her music deftly weaves influences of roots, folk, jazz and pop, creating a singular sound that is uniquely her own. Songs that are thoughtful, quirky, and honest, are matched with a signature musical style that is equal parts complex and catchy.  With skillful piano playing and a powerful voice, these songs are what pulls her audience in and keeps them coming back…  Read More

THE LATEST: After a successful run of shows in support of her newest release, “Dreams On Hold” (5/6/19) throughout the Midwest and Northeast, Sarah is back in the studio working on a new single, “Pour Over Me”, to be released February 24, 2020.

LIVE VIDEO

AUDIO SAMPLES

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS

“NOTABLES” (An incomplete list)

Venues Performed At:

  • Hammerstein Ballroom (NYC)
  • Rockwood Music Hall (NYC)
  • Hochstein Performance Hall (Rochester, NY)
  • Lovin’ Cup (Rochester, NY)
  • Abilene (Rochester, NY)
  • The Green Mill (Chicago)
  • Hey Nonny (Chicago)
  • The Hideout (Chicago)
  • Club Passim (Boston)
  • The Burren (Boston)
  • Lizard Lounge (Boston)
  • AS220 (Providence)
  • Skinny Pancake (Burlington, VT)

Radio Performances+Interviews:

  • WGN Patti Vasquez Show (Chicago, IL)
  • WRUR “Open Tunings” (Rochester, NY)
  • WDCB “Folk Fest” (Chicago, IL)
  • WNIJ’s “Studio A” (Dekalb, IL)
  • UIC Radio w/ John Rose (Chicago, IL)
  • Berklee’s The BIRN (Boston, MA)
  • WMWM (Salem, MA)
  • WAYO (Rochester, NY)
  • WYCE (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • WRWO (Ottawa, IL)

Festivals Played:

  • Falcon Ridge Folk Fest (Berkshires, NY)
  • Apple Fest (Long Grove, IL)
  • Art Walk (Woodstock, IL)
  • Festival For The Arts (Billerica, MA)

Shared The Stage With:

  • Jon Langford
  • Danielle Ate The Sandwich
  • Joy Ike
  • Ami Saraiya

Recognitions:

  • 2019 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist
  • 2017 Great American Song Contest Finalist
  • 2017 DJ Showcase at FARM
  • 2011 Curtain Up! Musical Theater Writing Competition Winner

PRESS QUOTES

“Her gripping music sends you on a journey through the past, present, and future in the title track and “Big Mover.” Evoking the intimate storytelling of Joni Mitchell, Sarah’s voice weaves whimsically around the intricacies of fingerpicking guitar style and flowery piano melodies.”


– CITY Newspaper

“Dreams on Hold is a bold musical endeavor exploring the monumental role of adults in shaping future generations… honor[ing] the musical traditions while trying to expand the boundaries.”

– NYS Music

“All that talk about building walls to push people farther apart can be depressing, but here we have the perfect antidote.”

– Glamglare

“If you need a pick me up for the day, Sarah’s latest music video is ensured to bring you a well-needed boost of delight and jubilation. ”

– Floated Magazine

“[she] brandishes her flair for dramatic storytelling. The song ebbs and flows like a soundtrack. It starts off with straightforward acoustic Americana, culminates in a jazzy whirlwind, and ends on a high note full of curly-cue flourishes of trumpet, piano, and fiddle. [A] unique spin on Americana”

– NYS Music

“Sarah — whoa! Oh my God. She came in here with her band, and I was in my no-alcohol mode, so I was dead sober. I just kept going, ‘Stop it, Sarah, you’re making me cry.’ Her voice, and her keyboard technique, and her songwriting — those were all her songs. This city has so many talented people.”

– ZZounds.com

“The piano, which guides the listener through, recalls the iconic tone of musical theater…an amazing display of piano playing with songs that show emotional reflections of a mature songwriter with plenty to offer.”

– Chaz Hearne

“She has a classical background, and it shows in the intricacy of her piano riffs, which also possess a rock’n’roll hustle. this release is standing out for me among the pack of singer/songwriter type things in that sarah’s ability to lead her band through vibrant musical passages from behind the keyboard is obvious.”

 – The Modern Folk

“Comparable to Laura Nyro, a pianist/composer from the 60’s soul-folk underground, Sarah also has a swinging rock piano style and intellectually satisfying arrangements. While Nyro comes off as vulnerable at times, Sarah has a steadfast, empowering vibe along with sweet approach-ability.”

– On Axis Music

“She allows her voice off the leash every so often as it jumps and prances over the music, showing you she has range but uses it sparingly and therefore is even more purposeful.”

– Red Line Roots