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Sarah MacDougall

Saturday June 22 @ 8 PM
Old Market Square

Sarah MacDougall grew up in southern Sweden, surrounded by ocean, forest and farmland. She started playing the organ at age seven, before picking up her mom’s old guitar from the attic at age 11. Her earliest memories were of her father playing George Harrison, Tracy Chapman, and Queen. When she was old enough, she pored over her parents’ album collection, which also included Janis Joplin and The Beatles.

She soon started writing songs and formed her first rock band at 12. She spent much of her teenage years in a dingy rehearsal space in the city of Malmö, where she indulged in her obsession with the art of composition. At the time, she also played in a psychedelic-blues band.

Over the years, she has refined her art. MacDougall’s music is a personal expression of her experiences, reflecting an awe of nature and creating a vast melodic landscape.

Studying music composition and audio engineering in university, Sarah has collected multiple awards, including (twice) the Yukon-based Western Canadian Music Award and a nomination at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Contemporary Singer of the Year.

Sarah is currently based in Canada. She recently completed her fourth album, All the Hours I Have Left to Tell You Anything, with acclaimed producer Marcus Paquin (Les Jupes, The National, Local Natives).