Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles
Sarah Borges has spent the last decade touring, learning and transforming from Americana chanteuse to American music journeywoman. Her sound remains as eclectic as ever, representing what Borges likes to call “the sum total sound of my record collection”: a little bit twangy, some kind of cowpunk and a whole lot of hearfelt rock and roll.
Together with her band the Broken Singles and also as a solo artist, Borges has logged some serious touring hours in almost all of the great 48 as well as in Europe. She’s been nominated for an Americana Music Award, won multiple Boston Music Awards, and has had songs featured in The Sons of Anarchy and The Night Shift.
Most importantly though, Sarah Borges has earned a reputation as an immensely engaging live performer. Audience participation, storytelling and spontaneity add a unique element to a show that features stellar songs and Borges’s tough and tender voice.
The Backyard Committee
Hi there. We are The Backyard Committee. We’re a roots rock indie jam band based in the pizza capital of the world, New Haven, Connecticut. For our sound, we strive for a Europe ‘72 kinda warmth, a wild-mercury-flavored Blonde on Blonde intensity, and a Bee Thousand-style recklessness. We’re not so into click tracks, samples, auto-tune or any kind of heavy processing. We are into loose arrangements and slightly out-of-tune guitars.
Our lineup changes from one show to the next, by design. Each member is encouraged to add his or her personal voice to the mix. The human element is very important to us, and we’d rather make mistakes in the pursuit of something out of reach than play it safe.
We exist for fellow music nerds who don’t like over-editing — on the records we enjoy most, the mistakes are our favorite parts.
We’re from New England, and we think the sound of our geography comes across in our music. We love where we live, and it’s part of who we are.
Our favorite shows to play are outdoor festivals, extended club dates and secret psychedelic parties in the woods.