T Bone Burnett went on record to say 22-year-old "Sahara [Smith] is the best young artist I have heard in many years." Of her last show in Hollywood, the LA Times raved, "her voice hits angelic highs reminiscent of Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris."
Her debut 'Myth of the Heart,' overseen by T Bone Burnett and producer Emile Kelman, features many of Burnett's first-call session players, including guitarist Marc Ribot, drummer Jay Bellerose, and bassist Dennis Crouch. It's earned a mass of rave reviews (see below) and available now via Playing in Traffic Records.
On Friday, Oct 8th at 11:20 AM, you'll get a chance to see her perform at Austin City Limits Festival with her full band: Jake Owen (guitar), Will Sexton (guitar/bass) and Mike Meadows (drums/percussion). Can you save the date?
Watch her "Thousand Secrets" music video here:
Sahara has also confirmed a fall tour following a successful round of East Coast shows earlier this month. She'll support Raul Malo and Marc Cohn on select dates.
Watch Sahara perform on WXPN's World Café Live in a segment that aired on Philadelphia's ABC news.
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SAHARA SMITH 2010 FALL TOUR DATES:
Sept 29 - Austin, TX @ Antone's (w/ Raul Malo)
Oct 1 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre (w/ Raul Malo)
Oct 2 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues Bronze Peacock Room (w/ Raul Malo)
Oct 3 - Fort Smith, AR @ Neumeier's Rib Room (w/ Raul Malo)
Oct 5 - Kansas City, MO @ Knuckelhead's (w/ Raul Malo)
Oct 6 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House (w/ Raul Malo)
Oct 8 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 13 - Santa Fe, NM @ Corazon
Oct 14 - Tuscon, AZ @ Hotel Congress
Oct 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
Oct 16 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theatre (w/John Doe)
Oct 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord (w/ Cory Chisel)
Oct 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
Oct 28 - Austin, TX @ Cactus Café
Nov 4 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre (w/Marc Cohn)
Nov 6 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater (w/Marc Cohn)
Nov 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Palace of the Arts (w/Marc Cohn)
Nov 11 - Saratoga, CA @ Carriage House Theater (w/Marc Cohn)
Nov 12 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House (w/Marc Cohn)
Nov 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Venetian Room (w/Marc Cohn)
Nov 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre (w/Marc Cohn)
Nov 16 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern (w/Marc Cohn)
Dec 15 - Austin TX @ Armadillo Christmas Bazaar