"Her lyrics daze with elegant poetry that carries the listener over wide musical vistas on each soul-bearing
turn of her incomparable voice.” -Los Angeles Times
"I love Sarah's music...she touches the heart and soul of every listener and she is a great addition to my
national radio show anytime I get her into the mix" -Laney Goodman, Women In Music -WUMB Boston, MA
“Some deﬁne Red Dirt music as ‘country music with an attitude’. Others say it's a state
of mind as much as it is a sound - a sound that successfully closes the gap between rock
and country. I am a girl in red dirt land which makes what I do a tough row to hoe. Though I truly
respect and love all styles of music, country has always held in a most special place in
my heart. I trust this is where I am supposed to be." - Sarah Pierce
Sarah Pierce, the daughter of a cowboy raised in a family of cattlemen, was born in Rockford, Illinois and
raised in rural Texas and Colorado. Sarah's dream of becoming a singer began to take shape at age 12. Her
stepfather, a small town doctor by day, played bass in the local country band on the weekends. Sarah had
her first opportunity to perform in front of a live audience when her stepfather invited her to sing at one of
his shows. This first “gig” was when Sarah realized that the stage was where she belonged - “The stage is
like a big comfortable couch; I am so at home there.” Sarah continued to play in her dad’s band regularly
up until she started prep school. While there, Sarah decided that it was time to make a practical choice
about which direction to take her life. Her decision was to earn what ultimately became an advanced degree
in medical science. While school was her priority, she always made time to pursue voice lessons.
After years of intense study, graduation day allowed Sarah to finally get back to that part of her life she
missed and was driven by. “I was missing something crucial to my existence —my music.”
Sarah moved to Denver, Colorado as a practicing Physician's Assistant. While there, she was referred to
Merel Bregante, a drummer, producer, and studio manager based in Phoenix, Arizona. Merel told her about the serious country music scene in Phoenix and she decided to move to the desert. Soon thereafter, Sarah went into the studio for the first time, recording songs that had been sent to her from publishers in Nashville. These sessions became her first album, West Texas Wind, released on Little Bear Records.
In the fall of that year (1989), Sarah began finding the players that would become her band. By the following
spring, “Sarah Pierce and the Healers” had been born. While performing at a local club, Sarah was seen by
John McEuen (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). That evening he asked if she'd be willing to go on the road as
his opening act. Thirteen weeks and thousands of miles later, Sarah had performed before tens of thousands of people, receiving standing ovations wherever she sang.
While on a trip to Austin, Texas, Sarah Pierce discovered a feeling of true belonging and decided to make Austin
home. Since moving, Sarah has toured hundreds of thousands of miles - both domestic and foreign - receiving rave
reviews at fairs, festivals, conventions, and opening dates from South Dakota and Northern British Columbia to San
Antonio and Europe. Her willingness to self-promote her music has included a driving tour of 250 NPR stations
across the country, doing interviews and live on-air performances. In addition, she has been seen in performance on
MTV and was heard as the singing voice of Calamity Jane on the Emmy-nominated Time-Life television mini-
series, The Wild West. Now, with eight critically acclaimed releases to date, she is set to begin her ninth for Little Bear Records with a release date this coming fall 2014.
It has been a long, wondrous, and sometimes hard road for a girl raised on cattle ranches in Texas, Florida, and Colorado. Thankfully, since moving back to Texas, this cowboy’s daughter has discovered that her musical soul is ultimately tied to the music with which she had been raised. Her childhood dream, alive and doing very well!
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