Facets is now available online!

Facets launch concert at the Fiddle House, in Nashville

 

The Facets Nashville launch concert went off without a hitch, and now Sarah is getting ready for a second launch concert in Chicago on November 21st.

For those not able to make it to a live show, Facets is now available online both in disk form and as a download on iTunes and Amazon, with more digital partners being added every day. Grab a copy and enjoy some fiddle goodness!

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A new CD, and a release concert!

CELTIC, SWING, AND OLD-TIME MUSIC COME TOGETHER ON LOCAL FIDDLER’S NEW ALBUM

CD release concert to celebrate Sarah Wilfong’s new album, ‘Facets’, at The Fiddle House October 25, 7:30 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Thursday, October 25, Nashville-based fiddler, Sarah Wilfong, will be performing selections from her new album, ‘Facets’, at a CD launch at The Fiddle House in East Nashville. Tickets are $10 at the door.

‘Facets’ features a wonderful variety of excellent fiddle music. Sarah composed the majority of the album, and describes the sounds on ‘Facets’ as a combination of “Irish, old-time, swing, and French café, with a nod to classical.” Sarah is particularly excited about the “fiddle mob” of professional and student violinists on the final track, Angeline the Baker.

The Fiddle House concert will feature many notable guest artists from the album, such as local fiddlers Brittany Hass and Kristin Weber. Other special guests include young session musicians Frances Cunningham, Joe Giotta, Chris Miller, and Rachel Solomon. Sarah notes, “I’m so thankful that these musicians are willing to not only give their time and talent to the recording process, but to the live performance as well. We are going to have a blast!”

Sarah Wilfong will be launching her album ‘Facets’ at The Fiddle House, 1009 Clearview Ave, Nashville, TN, on Oct. 25 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

For more information, call 615.730.8402 or visit www.thefiddlehouse.com

 

 

 

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What is better than recording strings? Recording strings for your friend’s album! Which is exactly what Sarah has been up to on her buddy Ali Sperry’s new album, Storybook. You are encouraged to check it out, and enjoy Sperry’s beautiful writing and singing. And of course the strings sound pretty good too.

Ali Sperry | Storybook

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String Things

This month’s issue of Performer Magazine features an article by Sarah on recording string sections. Give ‘er a read!

Tips for Recording a Successful String Section By Sarah Wilfong

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Motherhood, incoming!

In a post on her blog, Sarah expounds on her pregnancy, her decision to leave Mustang Sally, and her musical plans for the future:

Life has a funny way of making sure I don’t get too comfortable, sometimes. At the end of May, my husband and I found out that we are expecting a baby. We are thrilled about this, however the timing meant that I was already committed to the intense Mustang Sally summer tour. Ok fine, I thought to myself. So I’ll be extra tired. How bad can it be? Foolish last words… Morning sickness is a total misnomer. For me, it has been 6 weeks (and counting) of all day all night sickness, which is startlingly enhanced by bus travel. Yikes. 

By the end of June, it was apparent to everyone in the band that I wasn’t going to make it through the whole summer. (Personally, I think they must have been tired of listening to me yak in the bus bathroom.) Prior to this time I had decided that I would be taking my leave of the band at some point, because being a good parent and being a road musician are rather mutually exclusive. (Infant on the bus? Um. No. Sarah leave infant at home for weeks at a time? Uh, bigger no.) So on July 23, I played my last show with Mustang Sally, wrapping up an 8 ½ year career that has spanned 6 countries, roughly 1700 days on the road, and more giggles and practical jokes than I can count. I love these girls and guy very much, and I’m going to miss making music with them on a regular basis.

However, I have no intention of hanging up my fiddle just because of impending parenthood. I have a new solo album that will be released in the next month, and I am looking forward to playing some great shows in Nashville and beyond (Irish music! Gypsy jazz! Swing!!), as well as working more with composition.

Life is providing me with a new adventure, and I intend to embrace it with open arms. Besides, who am I kidding? My kid is going to be freaking adorable!

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