New England Celtic Arts will present Portland, ME singer/songwriter Sara Cox at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Thursday, August 21st in South Carthage, at 7 p.m. There will be a pre-show jam at 6:30 p.m., open to audience members.
Sara has just released her third solo cd, “Crowded is the New Lonely.” This is the follow up to her well received previous cd, “Arrive” which was voted best album of the year, 2004 by the Portland Phoenix and led to such honors as being listed as “One To Watch” by the syndicated public radio show “Acoustic Cafe” in association with the USA Songwriting Competition and sharing the stage with artists such as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, John Hiatt, Suzanne Vega, Ray LaMontagne, Stacey Earle, Joe Ely, Richard Buckner, and Lori Mckenna among others. Her hometown AAA radio station, WCLZ added 2 tracks from “Arrive” to their rotation, and currently “At Home with Home” from the new cd is in their daily playlist. Cox hails originally from Nashville, TN where she wrote her first lonesome ballad on a tiny ukulele at the age of 6. Singing was a mainstay in her household with both parents musicians and singing 3 part harmony part of the usual after dinner entertainment. A mother of three, her songs are filled with honest, sometimes autobiograhical portraits of life as it is really lived. Her warm and resonant voice is always in the forefront, but backed by strong melodies and the talents of longtime bandmates guitarist Nate Schrock, bass player Steve Jones, vocalist Megan Jo Wilson and drummer Chicky Stoltz the songs are full, often intimate, and unique.
Cox recently won the Granite State Songwriting competition for the new cd?s 6th track, At Home with Home and the press has been overwhelmingly positive.
Skye Theater is located 3 miles West of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Rd and US RT. 2 in South Carthage. Ticket price is $10.00 at the door. Call New England Celtic Arts at (207) 562-4445 for reservations and directions. More information at: http://www.necelticarts.com.