SHARON GOLDMAN has been called a “brilliant tunesmith” (LucidCulture) whose vivid imagery and intelligent, inventive storytelling — combined with clever, catchy melodies and pure, precise vocals — take folk-pop to new, more powerful places.
Think Suzanne Vega. Aimee Mann. KT Tunstall. Brandi Carlisle. Send them all on a subway ride downtown with Sharon’s idol, Paul Simon, and you’ll get her brand of honest, direct, poignant, clever songwriting.
Her latest album, SILENT LESSONS, will be officially released in January 2014. The new 8-song offering was produced by longtime collaborator THAD DEBROCK, a Brooklyn-based guitarist, sideman, musical director and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with many top artists including Duncan Sheik, Ari Hest, Sharon Corr (of The Corrs) and was in the original band for the Broadway show Spring Awakening.
Sharon’s songs have been spun on indie, college and public radio across the U.S.; and she was honored to be part of the 2011 Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Showcase, 2011 NERFA FolkDJ Showcase and 2012 NERFA Boston One-Day Showcase.
Now living in central New Jersey, Sharon is thrilled to keep on keeping on with songwriting and performing — she will be doing a variety of record release shows with THAD DEBROCK in 2014 and booking solo, opening act and co-bill shows around the NY/NJ area and beyond.
Other Fun Facts"
> Sharon is an active member of several songwriting communities, including the late Jack Hardy’s New York Songwriter’s Exchange and SummerSongs.
> Sharon also writes a popular blog about songwriting, Songwriting Scene.
> Sharon has spent the past two years performing as part of a critically-acclaimed tribute show and album honoring Joni Mitchell’s classic album BLUE, sharing her version of “Carey.”