Sarah Christine is an award winning pop singer-songwriter currently based out of Colorado but with proud Minnesota roots. Sarah’s song, “The Year: Hang on Mom” was written for her mother during her breast cancer battle during the pandemic which was intended to be an anthem for her during tough days to “hang on”. Sarah was recently acknowledged as a “female singer-songwriter to watch” from two Grammy Award Winners on “The Music Boost Podcast” and is currently on tour.
1. What was your original calling to music? How did you start?
I was classically trained on the piano but really found my voice in my 20’s when I went on a road trip to Breckenridge, CO from Minneapolis, MN with my best girlfriends since 4th grade. After a long hike, we went to a wine bar for apps and a drink. In the restaurant there was a man playing the guitar and singing – he was awesome. He had a long set so there were quite a few longer breaks in which my best friend went behind my back (I had terrible stage fright) and asked the manager and the artist if I could fill in during the breaks to fill the silence. Both of the guys agreed and next thing I know I’m being called “on stage” to play the guitar and sing. I was SO scared. I sat down. Started singing. The entire bar went quiet and I was asked to close out the night by the artist. I knew in that moment, this is what my purpose was. I finally found it. I was in a severe accident a few years ago where I was hit by a truck while walking across a cross walk and from there worked to make sure I could do music full time and live on purpose – no regrets – you never know when your last day will be. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.
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2. Who or what is your musical inspiration? Which artist(s) do you look up to? Did any of them inspire you to experiment with your music? Is there something new you’d like to try?
I have so many artists that inspire me and that I look up to by the second. I guess if I’d have to pick a few, I’d say Brandi Carlile, Stevie Nicks, Ellie Goulding, Joni Mitchell, Adele, and I’d also like to give Beck a shout out – I just saw him at SXSW and WOW. What a story – his keynote speaking event was incredible and so inspiring. I’m always trying new things and I love to collaborate with other artists.
3. Why did you become involved with Music Beats Cancer? Has cancer directly or indirectly affected you?
Music Beats Cancer is incredibly important to me. My mom recently went through a trying time with breast cancer during the height of the pandemic. I also have been through a scare myself so finding a cure through cancer research and getting behind all of that science/work is a top priority.
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4. What is happening next in your music career?
I just got done playing SXSW in Austin, TX and next am off to LA, Mexico, New York and then back to Denver to record for 4 weeks. Then I’ll be on tour mid June – mid October!
5. Anything else you would like Music Beats Cancer readers to know about you?
I just want to say a huge thank you to Music Beats Cancer, iHeart Radio, and everyone listening. I’m a small fish, in a big pond. Every listen matters. I notice them all. THANK YOU for being in my corner. Here’s to finding a cure! Please stay in touch at email@example.com!