“A rare vintage blend of Norah Jones and Debbie Harry, this full-bodied singer-songwriter mingles roots and jazz, for a heady blues infusion.”
Sarah Calvert is a modern day Renaissance Woman who adorns many hats as an award-winning performing singer-songwriter, producer, assistant musical theatre director (for the recent Mirvish smash, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), former high school English teacher, freelance journalist, Extreme Freestyle Skiing competitor, ski, sailing and Kundalini Yoga instructor, mantra musician and all around swell gal.
She moved back to Toronto this fall, after more than a year away; travelling and gathering experiences for the next album. Oh yes...and she skied. And hiked. And did yoga. A lot. For tales from the road, sea and sky, please visit her blog.
Looking forward to creating a new mantra album with uplifting beats and grooves, the plan is to collaborate once again with Evan Ritchie of the Toronto Tabla ensemble, as well as the talented Ram Vakkalanka, an amazing sitar player who performs worldwide. The next few months will take her back to BC for a couple of shows, and then to Hawaii and California on a writing sabbatical to be inspired by sun, sea and air. Upon returning to Canada in the spring, she and Evan will be recording a new album of cover tunes that they "Calvertize". If you have any suggestions for tunes for her to cover, please email her at: email@example.com and if they choose one of your tunes, you'll get three signed CDs and your name in the linear notes, along with profound gratitude. She's still working on her musical memoir about touring Western Canada, and ending up teaching yoga in India and hopes to release the album in the fall alongside the e-book. This summer she'll be doing some shows in Eastern Canada in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia; see "shows" for tour dates.