Posted - Apr 27, 2016

I am so honored to be a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest this year! This will be my first visit to this legendary bluegrass festival and I am going with bells on. Previous winners include Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt, two of my favorite songwriters ever!


Going for a GRAMMY!

Posted - Oct 7, 2014

Edie and I have entered 'Til The Morning in the BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM category in the GRAMMY AWARDS this year! (GULP) If you are a NARAS voting member -- or know folks who are -- please email us ( and let us know if you'd like a download or physical copy of the album. The first round of voting begins in the next few weeks. Thank you so much for spreading the word about the album.


Parents' Choice Awards & NAPPA Awards--GOLD MEDAL

Posted - Oct 7, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that our lullaby record 'Til The Morning, has won the highest honors in both the Parents' Choice Awards & the NAPPA Awards! The review from The Parents' Choice Awards: "Sarah Sample and Edie Carey make an inspired pairing in this album of well-chosen original and traditional songs offered up as tender lullabies. With their utterly beautiful voices, alone and in harmony, and the signature intimacy of their phrasing, I can't think of two artists--each an accomplished and respected folk-pop singer in her own right--more suited to soothe away the cares of the day, no matter how young or old the listener. Each exquisite track is like a gift of the heart."


New Duet Album with Edie Carey!

Posted - Mar 26, 2014

I am thrilled to announce a new record I made with one of my dearest friends/songwriter--Edie Carey. We went into the studio and recorded 'Til The Morning: Lullabies & Songs of Comfort. A collection of original & well beloved songs that we turned into lullabies. If you pre-order by May 20th, you will get a signed album in the mail two weeks before the official release. Thank you all for your support!


Featured on Fuel Friends Blog!

Posted - Jul 31, 2012

I've loved reading this music blog for several years, and this week a group of Utah Musicians were featured including yours truly! Read here:


Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011

Posted - Jan 5, 2012

I am pleased to say "Someday, Someday" was in the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011 based on the Roots Music Report!


Holiday CD Sale!!!

Posted - Nov 21, 2011

All my albums are on sale for only $10, plus FREE Shipping! I would love to sign them to your loved ones and wrap them up in a bow. Also all digital copies of my albums are only $5! That means you could own all my records for only $20! Just click on the 'STORE' tab on the menu bar to find out more. Thanks for your support! Happy stocking stuffers...


Winner of Singer/Songwriter Awards!

Posted - Mar 27, 2011

Sarah was the First Place Winner in the Singer/Songwriter Awards for her song "Calling Your Name." The contest is put on by the international group We Are Listening. Read more here:


January Newsletter! Roots music report!

Posted - Jan 1, 2011

Someday, Someday came in #15 on the Roots Music Report in early December! Read the January Newsletter here Also, I am heading out to play shows in the Northwest this month. If you have friends in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Seattle, Portland, Eugene, or Sisters...send them my way!


New York Show!

Posted - Nov 12, 2010

I am coming to NY this next week and will be playing a show supporting Marketa Irglova at Zora Space in Brooklyn at 8pm on Tuesday Nov 16th. Here is website with info:


Interview with The Huffington Post

Posted - Oct 25, 2010

Great interview with Mike Ragogna and The Huffington Post about Sarah's New Album. Read Full Interview


Someday, Someday now available

Posted - Oct 18, 2010

Sarah's new album "Someday, Someday" was released this week. Click on 'Store' to listen and purchase the new album. "Sophisticated songcraft and stellar musicianship...slices of Americana-pop both timely and timeless in their delivery." Dan Nailen -Salt Lake City Weekly


In the studio!

Posted - Jul 24, 2010

Had such a lovely week recording with producer Scott Wiley and all our talented friends. Can't wait for you to hear these songs!! Be sure to Pre-Order in time to make the album credits! xo


Recording Countdown!

Posted - Jul 4, 2010

Hey friends. So thrilled to be heading into the studio in ONE WEEK! It is not too late to pre-order the album. There are many levels of involvement, just click here to learn more. Also, just took my album cover photo shoot! Come visit me often on my blog for updates on the recording process, my rambling thoughts, and maybe hear a new song or two. xoxo s


PRE-ORDER the new album!

Posted - Apr 12, 2010

So excited to announce I am heading back into the studio this summer to record my 4th album!!! I need your help! Click on the Pre-Order button on my homepage to learn more!


Opening for Melissa Ferrick!

Posted - Mar 1, 2010

Hey friends in the bay area...I'm excited to come out and open up Melissa's show at Freight and Salvage on Tues March 9, doors at 7pm. More info here:



Posted - Dec 11, 2009

I was just informed that I am the winner of the CIYH/Cayamo contest....which means I will be performing this year on the Cayamo Cruise, along with artist like Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlile, Darrell Scott, and Rachael Yamagata! I am pretty much still jumping up and down!


Friends of CO/NE come on down.

Posted - Nov 8, 2009

If you happen to be in Colorado or Nebraska later this month, come out and see us play! Touring with my good friends Paul Jacobsen & Ryan Tanner. Check the 'shows' page for more info!


Club Passim Campfire Festival

Posted - Aug 25, 2009

Hey friends in Boston! I'll be playing at Passim on Friday Sept. 4th at 9:30 pm! See you there!


TWITTER & StoryHill Festival

Posted - Jun 26, 2009

Hey friends, come join my Twitter page and keep updated on what is going on in my life! Also, if you are looking for a great way to spend this fourth of July weekend, look no further...


Kerrville NEWFOLK!!!!

Posted - Apr 15, 2009

Sarah was just chosen as a finalist for the 2009 Kerrville Folk Festival NewFolk Songwriting Contest. She will perform on Sunday May 24 at noon. Thirty-two finalist are chosen out of 800 entries, the 6 winners chosen perform on the main stage on Sunday May 31. Go to for more info


Logan Briger Folk Show SOLD OUT, Come to the SLC show on Friday

Posted - Apr 6, 2009

Sarah's Logan show has SOLD OUT, if you still want to see a show, come to the SLC show on Friday at 8pm! For the address, please rsvp to


Born to Fly EP now on Sale!!!!

Posted - Jan 26, 2009

This was a joy to create in the studio. Under Scott Wiley's direction, we recorded these songs live in one big room with 10 of us playing together! I loved the outcome, hope you do to! If you click on the paypal link to the right, it will take you to the order page. xoxo sarah


Going back into the Studio

Posted - Dec 2, 2008

I have happy holiday announcement: I am going back into the studio to record some of my new songs in just a few weeks! This will not be a full length album, but an EP including some of my new favorites. Stay posted for more news! xo


Mountain NewSong!

Posted - Sep 4, 2008

Great news! I won the western regional round for the Mountain NewSong contest last night! Had a wonderful time meeting new friends and hearing good music. I will move onto the national round held on Oct. 11 in Charleston, West Viriginia! Cannot wait. :)


Sisters Folk Festival!

Posted - Aug 19, 2008

I will be joining a few amazing musicians for the Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest on Saturday September 6th at noon! Also, the Folks Fest weekend was amazing, thanks to all of you who came out in the rain to support us! We love you!


Baby June, Colorado, and Mountain NewSong Contest!

Posted - Aug 4, 2008

Baby June arrived in April this year, she will be hitting the road as my new roadie for my shows in Colorado these next few weeks. This little tour ends with playing the Rocky Mtn Folks Fest Main Stage on Sat. aug 16, the festival lineup this year is incredible... check it out at In other news, I just got into the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest to be held in Los Angeles Sept 2! Hope to see you all soon!


Seattle and a New Life...

Posted - Mar 25, 2008

I've moved to Seattle this year which has been wonderful! Love it here, all the water, green, and beautiful people. I have slowed down a bit from playing out due to the fact I am having a baby in just a few weeks! So, afraid the break from gigs will continue for a bit...I will be doing a series of shows in UT and CO in August, ending with playing the main stage of the Folks Fest with my band...hope to see you all then!


Folks Fest Showcase WINNER!

Posted - Aug 19, 2007

I've dreamed of playing on the Folks Fest stage for years, and it really is as beautiful as it seemed. The sound system was incredible, artists were really wonderful....and I actually WON! I played "Never Close Enough" and a new song "Get Caught." I will be playing the main stage next year. A dream realized. Thank you friends for helping me get there.


Folks Fest Songwriters Showcase!!!!

Posted - Jul 13, 2007

My favorite festival, my favorite stage...I've been chosen one of ten finalists out of 675 entrants! Takes place on sat. 11:45am on the main stage of the Folks Fest in Lyons CO! Some of my dearest friends and songwriters are in as well...check out the finalists and honorable mentions at The lineup at the fest is amazing: Ray Lamontagne, Gillian Welch, Judy Collins, Brett Dennen and more....tempting eh?


New Song Regional Finalist and Honorable Mention in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition!

Posted - Jul 5, 2007

I will be flying to Austin to play at the Cactus Cafe for the Mountain NewSong Contest on Thurs. July 12th! I just found out that my song "Noah" received an honorable mention in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition. Wahooooooo!


Founders Folk & Bluegrass Festival Showcase Finalist!

Posted - Jun 7, 2007

I have been chosen as one of ten finalists to perform in the KRCL Songwriters Showcase at the Founders Folk & Bluegrass Festival this year. The contest starts at 12:30pm Sat. July 14 on the main stage, held at Snowbird! Come on out music birds...there is a great lineup this year!


Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest Finalist!!!

Posted - May 11, 2007

WOW!!! I am so thrilled and honored to be chosen as a finalist this year. The song contest starts Thursday, June 21st, 11:30am at the Elks Park Stage in Telluride. Check out for more information and to see the other finalists (many of which are my heros in the folk world).


Tucson Folk Festival!

Posted - Mar 28, 2007

Exciting News.. I've been accepted to perform at the Tucson Folk Festival! I will performing in the Song Contest Sat. May 5th, and on the Tucson Museum of Art stage at 2:30pm on May 6th! Any Friends in AZ?



Posted - Mar 13, 2007

Hello friends, my brand shiny new CD, "Never Close Enough" is now available! Wahoo. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved making it! The official CD release show is April 18th in Logan UT in the new Performance Hall Theater. I will see you there!


New Pictures, New Links page, New Album Coming Soon!

Posted - Feb 23, 2007

I have added new pictures including some from my life, my friends, recording, and playing live. Also, I added a "links" page to the website containing artists that I think you should hear. This list is just the beginning and contains musicians you might not know yet. The new album, "Never Close Enough," is off to replication, I think you all are in for a treat this spring. The big cd release show is on April 18, in Logan Utah, at the new theater by fine arts on USU campus....See you there!


Recording the new album!!!!

Posted - Dec 6, 2006

Take your seats friends...this is big...yes it is true I am in the studio again for a new album! I love seeing the new songs take shape with the band and I hope you will love it too. I will keep some updates on my Myspace blog (yes, there is a pretty \"Myspace\" link to your right) send good thoughts my way the next few weeks. love it!


Honorable Mention for 2006 Folks Fest Songwriters Showcase

Posted - Jul 14, 2006

Sarah just recieved an honorable mention for her songs entered into the 2006 Rocky Mtn. Folks Fest Songwriter's Showcase, the second year in a row!!!! This year there were almost 900 entries!


Mailing List

Posted - May 8, 2006

Friends...even if you think I have your email address, please join the mailing list again. We have switched over and there are many emails that are out of date...let me find you again! -ss


KRCL Performing Songwriter Showcase

Posted - May 6, 2006

Sarah has been selected as a finalist in the KRCL Performing Songwriter Showcase held Sat. July 8 @ 12:30! Contest is held at Snowbird as part of the Founders Folk Festival. This event is free! Come out and support Sarah!



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Posted - Apr 27, 2016

I am so honored to be a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest this year! This will be my first visit to this legendary bluegrass festival and I am going with bells on. Previous winners include Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt, two of my favorite songwriters ever!


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