Sahara [Smith] is the best young artist I have heard in many years," says T Bone Burnett. Got your interest? Read on: Located 28 miles southwest of Austin, Wimberley, TX, boasts natural springs and gravesites of early pioneers. It's also the hometown of Sahara Smith - a stunning, young singer-songwriter who started performing at age 12, and first garnered national attention at age 15 when she placed second in a contest for young songwriters on A Prairie Home Companion.
Now 21, Sahara is poised for a breakout with June tour dates supporting Mason Jennings, and a just-completed album of original songs overseen by T Bone Burnett and producer Emile Kelman.
The album is called 'Myth of the Heart' and features many of Burnett's first-call session players, including drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarist Marc Ribot, and bassist Dennis Crouch. More details on the album will be revealed soon.
Sahara Smith Tour:
(** w/ Mason Jennings)
5/21 - Dallas, TX @ Granda Theatre**
5/22 - Austin, TX @ Antones**
6/10 - Richmond, VA @ Botanical Gardens**
6/11 - Falls Church, VA @ State House**
6/12 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head**
6/15 - New York, NY @ City Winery
6/16 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
6/25 - Chicago IL, @ Lincoln Hall**
6/26 - Chicago IL, @ Lincoln Hall**