|Sarah Siskind Covered Press Kit|
|Release Date January 22, 2002
Contact: Infrasound Collective
INFRASOUND COLLECTIVE RELEASES SARAH SISKIND'S "COVERED" FEATURING BILL FRISELL AND KENNIFER KIMBALL
Nashville based Infrasound Collective has released Sarah Siskind's new compact disc, entitled Covered. The twelve-song collection illustrates the 23-year-old's passion for traditional and new music.
"Siskind's rangy, ice-blue alto, with its oft noted echoes of Joni Mitchell, conveys more tonal and emotional color than the modern folk artists to whom she will be inevitably be compared: Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin, or Tori Amos. Indeed, Sarah has a voice and vision so original and arresting as to make those analogies a bit impotent. Her songs and her arrangements manage to evoke classical art songs, Celtic balladry, torcy late-night jazz, hippie-era folk music and the uptown avant-garde in equal measure, while coalescing into something entirely new and transcendentally beautiful." -Craig Havighurst, The Tennessean
Legendary guitarist Bill Frisell joins Sarah on nine of the twelve tracks, lending his virtuosity and wide range of sounds to the project. Also joining Sarah for backing vocals on two of the twelve tracks is Boston-based singer Jennifer Kimball (The Story). Sarah's father, Mark Wingate, also lent his Appalachia-style fiddle to two of the tracks, one being his original instrumental that closes the album, "Lonesome Prospect." Other contributing musicians include Brian Siskind (aka fognode:::), Milard Powers (Ben Folds), Richard McLaurin (Maura O'Connell), and Daniel Tashian (Patty Griffin).
Sarah began songwriting at the age of 9, and by the age of 14, recorded her first album. Sarah has appeared on radio shows with Maya Angelou, Doc Watson, has opened for some of the likes of Cheryl Wheeler, Jennifer Kimble, Tim O'Brien, and Peter Mulvey, and released two subsquent albums.
Although Sarah's first learned instrument was piano, acoustic and electric guitar take center stage on Sarah's fourth album, Covered, displaying her love of open tunings and inventive melody.
"Sarah's songs are thoughtful and consquential, but what makes this live for me is her advanced sense of melody and harmony. Her unpredictable but logical lines would be rich if they were merely instrumentals, played by a sensitive wind player. Enlivened as they are by her lyrical craft, they make for singing on a most elevated plane." - Craig Havihurst, The Tennessean
"Sarah has beautiful songs that resonate, and a lovely voice to match." - Ron Rexsmith, SpinArt recording artist