“...It's important to be the first to notice somebody, to say that you saw someone before anyone else even knew that person existed.Atlantans are going to have a chance to play that role this week when Sarah Pray comes to town for the first time to play Kavarna and Smith's Olde Bar. Although she hails in Minnesota, Pray is a throwback to two of the better female vocalists to come out of Atlanta; Kelly Hogan and Jennifer Nettles. Her lungs are large and her voice is full of power and passion, but also beauty. She can get bluesy and funky like Nettles could before she went country with Sugarland, and she can also throw some twang on a torch song, a la Hogan, as she does on the wonderful "Still Here," which will be included on her Empty Words album, due out in early 2010.That's right, folks, in about 15 years you'll be able to say that you saw her before her first CD came out. You won't regret it." ”
"Pray has been touring extensively and getting ready to release an album, Empty Words, in the coming months. The tracks up for preview are diverse in style - from alt-rock ("Thank God") to nostalgic 50s-styled doo-wop ("Still Here") to acoustic folk ("One Night Stand") - but the one constant is her passionate, soaring voice. Her singing grabs hold right away and allows her material to fully shine. With a songwriting ability and delivery that are both genuinely impressive, Pray's live show should be well worth checking out".
"Since her debut EP release in 2007 singer and guitarist/pianist Sarah Pray has taken the Twin Cities music scene by storm, after her arrival from Madison, Wis. Pray has shared the stage with the Felice Brothers, Michelle Malone, Sebastien Grainger, Haley Bonar, Jim Lauderdale, Dent May and many other great acts as well as held a 6 month residency at the 400 Bar. Already she has toured extensively in the Midwest and East Coast, and receives airplay on college radio stations across the country