Sarah Brendel


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At times, Sarah Brendel wished she could have been on the road in the sixties - during the American folk music revival - to share that experience with artists like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. But lucky for us, Sarah makes music in our days and we can enjoy her unique style of folk music mixed with modern influences.
Sarah, daughter of parents who are both artist, grew up in the north of Germany. She started writing her own songs at the age of 16; she taught herself how to play the guitar, learned how to play the piano and started recording her own songs only one year later in a recording studio by the sea. Her unique style is characterised by her extraordinary voice. Wild mouth organ parts, forceful guitar play, her voice and the soothing melodies with her poetical lyrics are reminis-cent of her musical heroes from Great Britain and the USA. Sarah moves between the worlds of Folk, Indie, Rock, and Pop and cannot be pigeon-holed by any means. Whether it is Sarah by herself just with her guitar, or the whole band, whether quiet and contemplative, or loud and cranking – her music never fails to move the heart.
Sarah Brendel is one of the first German song writers to get a record deal in the USA. With her song “Fire“ she reached number 14 in the U.S. Billboard Airplay charts – a considerable achievement. For several months she lived in Nashville, Tennessee and played concerts all over the United States. In the last two years Sarah played more than 250 gigs in Germany and the USA and also on the Faroe Islands, in Scandinavia, Slovakia and Switzerland. For tour dates and listening samples go to: and Read more about Sarah Brendel on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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