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Madison Wisconsin native Sarah Pray moved to Minneapolis in 2007 in hopes of taking part in the cities thriving music scene. There Sarah began performing and honing her skills with several residencies at the 400 Bar. Sarah’s commanding vocal power and heartfelt lyrics won over both fans and friends and encouraged her to start touring. Since 2008, Sarah’s ambitious touring schedule has included shows on the East Coast, in such well known venues as the Bitter End and The Living Room in New York City and the Basement in Nashville, as well as a leg of European touring in 2010 and an 11 week European tour with fellow songwriter Thomas Kivi
Passionately pulled in the direction of making music the focus of her life, Sarah became an intern at Paradyme Productions, a recording studio in Madison WI, during a hiatus from college in 2006. Originally hired as a graphic artist, her interest soon shifted to the recording process, and she was given the opportunity to record five songs in exchange for her work. Sarah recalls, “That was it. From there, I was addicted to making music.
Originally Inspired by artists like Fiona Apple, PJ Harvey and Emmylou Harris, Pray’s desire is to share emotional common ground with audiences just as these artists have shared with her.
Sarah Pray and her band have shared the stage with the Felice Brothers, Michelle Malone, Sebastien Grainger, Haley Bonar, Jim Lauderdale, Dent May, Sick of Sarah and many other great artists.