Saturday, September 10th
Doors: 5:30 PM; Music: 6:30 PM
Advance tickets: $35 (Will Call Only)
Tickets available online or at Forde Nursery
Day of Show: $40 at door
One way or another, Sarah Borges connects with casual mastery. Whether it’s with the comrades she’s collaborated with over nearly 20 sparkling years of music-making, or the vivid portraits of people’s lives – and occasionally her own – she’s sketched in scores of emotionally resonant songs. But most of all, Borges has built a loyal following by connecting, through her own charismatic, down-to-earth spirit, with her audience – whether they’re longtime fans from back when she broke through with her terrific Silver City debut in 2004, or newcomers just now joining the party with her brand new 2022 album, Together Alone, her eighth. “Sarah’s a fearless writer and performer,” says producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, “and she’s a very good musician.” As anyone familiar with Sarah’s songs and performances knows, genuinely soulful music that connects with us — and connects us to each other — can simultaneously steal, and heal, hearts. This connection is what has kept Sarah touring and making music for many years, and what keeps us coming back to see her do it. More…
“Sarah Borges is an enigma wrapped in a shapeshifting cloak that transforms her from a Boston denizen to a rockin’ Southern belle.” – No Depression
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Eric “Roscoe” Ambel
To call Eric Ambel “The Godfather of Americana” would be doing Ambel a disservice, as his career as a singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer stretches beyond the boundaries of even that seemingly all-encompassing genre. Before Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings were piling up Grammys behind the boards, Ambel was working with bands like the Backsliders, Bottle Rockets, and Blue Mountain, producing records that would form the foundation of what people now call Americana.
The list of artists Ambel has played with and produced is dizzying, stretching from Chip Robinson to Run DMC and Everlast. One standout over the last several years has been Ambel’s creative partnership with Sarah Borges, whose albums Good & Dirty, Love’s Middle Name, and Together Alone were all produced by Ambel. That Ambel produced the albums and gradually, seamlessly became a featured member of Borges’ touring band (performing some of his own songs), and a sometimes co-writer, speaks to the ease and effortlessness with which Ambel is able to work collaboratively with the artists who enlist Ambel to produce their records.