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“New York based singer/songwriter, Sarah Miles, is making a name for herself with her recently released EP, appropriately entitled ‘Hear Me Out.’ Citing such influences as Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell, it is safe to say that with her multi-genre sound, Miles is bringing a fresh prospective to the country genre. Gearing up for her debut at Nashville’s esteemed Bluebird Café on August 17th, I had the opportunity to speak with her before she dives into the Nashville scene. Although all five tracks on ‘Hear Me Out’ are country infused, the one that particularly stands out is “Rigid Frame.” With such honest lyrics, Miles crafted a heartbreaking picture of a withering relationship against a memorable, hopeful melody. “We can find a solid ground, force a smile and then see the sun rise up again, this I know.” When asked what inspired the song, she said, “It ended up being one of these songs that kind of poured out of me and I wrote”

“Upstairs a young talented performer from New Jersey named Sarah Miles played a short but beautiful set. The power in her voice captivated as her lyrics told a story. The highlight of her set was a duet with Matt Duke, which has yet to be recorded. These two performers harmonized beautifully. The vibe in the room was similar to sitting in a coffee house, just a girl and her guitar. Her talent is undeniable. Watch for good things to come from Sarah.”