Sahara Smith Indie, Singer-songwriter, Folk, Country

Located 28 miles southwest of Austin, Wimberley, TX boasts natural springs and gravesites of early pioneers. It’s also been the hometown to Sahara Smith – a stunning young singer-songwriter who started performing at age 12, and first garnered national attention at age 15 when she placed second in a contest for young songwriters on A Prairie Home Companion.

Now 22, Sahara is poised for a breakout with Myth of the Heart, the just-completed album of original songs shepherded by T Bone Burnett and producer Emile Kelman due August 31. The album features many of Burnett’s first-call session players, including drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarist Marc Ribot, and bassist Dennis Crouch.

At a Glance

“Sahara’s smoky voice, bluesy folk sound and lifetime love of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits have finally been captured on her debut album.” 

--Paste Magazine

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