About the Music:

  • Sarah Mac -Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard & any other instrument needed
  • Claire Swindell - Bass & Vocals
  • Charlie Vanture - Guitar & Vocals

Claire, Charlie and Sarah Mac joined together in early 2005 aspiring to create original music that blended these unique styles that each brought to the group. From this emerged the Sarah Mac Band; an engaging combination of blues, jazz, and acoustic rock that has been classified as both Americana and Alternative. The band simply describes the sound as ‘jazzy, bluesy, rock with a healthy dose of soul’.

Sarah Mac’s voice at times has the full power and grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Feist or Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old soul or gospel singer. Paired with Charlie’s intricate, sultry guitar work and Claire’s solid, intriguing bass lines, this trio creates a powerful live experience that has earned them a loyal, growing following as well as given them the opportunity to provide support for acts such as the Lee Boys, Shawn Colvin, Robert Randolph, Marc Roberge (O.A.R.), and Shawn Mullins.

The band has released 2 EPs, Countdown to Silence (2006) and Open Fire (2007), and 2 full length albums of original word, Awakening (2008) and A Single Revolution (2010), as well as a full length live album of covers, Live Covers, Volume 1 (2011). Their newest release, Static and Signals (produced by Ric Hordinski – Over the Rhine, David Wilcox, Phil Keaggy) will release in September 2012.




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