Live Music at Marketplace: Sarah Brunner
March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sarah is a Seattle-based Americana singer-songwriter who fell in love with music at a young age, studying voice, guitar and trumpet. She grew up writing stories and poems which opened the door to songwriting.
At 15, she began performing locally at open mics in her hometown of Traverse City, MI. Her professional career began in 2013, playing at bars while studying at Michigan State University. Since then, she has performed in various cities in the US, as well as England, Ireland and Czech Republic. Currently, she lives in Seattle, WA where she continues to perform at weddings, wineries, breweries, bars and restaurants. From 2016 through 2021, Sarah played almost 1,000 live shows. She honed her chops playing everything from Johnny Cash to The Weeknd to Sheryl Crow — all of which can be heard in her distinctly folksy-yet-not-folksy rhythm guitar playing. It’s a rare singer-songwriter that uses rhythm guitar just as much as vocal melody to define a song, but she takes pride in “driving the bus.” Her love for music is equal to her love for connecting with people – throughout her career, she has learned that music never fails to bring people together, whether performing in an intimate setting or for an upbeat celebration.
Besides performing as a solo artist, she plays regularly with her duo/band The Hipocrats (Tyler McGinnis vocals/guitar). Sarah and Tyler cowrite all of their material and put a modern spin on Americana music. Additionally, she plays with Milkshake Moral Years (Lucas Tayne, electric guitar + Scott D’Angelo, electric bass + Jake Kennon, drums). After a five-year hiatus from releasing original music (her latest EP, Brink of Love, dropped in July of 2016), Sarah is back with two singles, “Birdie” and “Caravan” (featuring Tyler McGinnis).
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