Multiple Austin Music Award-winning jazz singer and songwriter Sarah Sharp joins us in conversation and live performance, accompanied by guitarist Russell Scanlon. When Sarah was featured on NPR's Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, Feinstein predicted that her original songs were destined to become "part of the Great American Songbook." According to Bill Oakey, writing in The Rag Blog, "Sarah is poised to scale the tall slopes that stand between her and national record success." Oakey also joins us in discussion on the show.
Sarah Sharp currently performs at premier Austin music venues, the Elephant Room and the Gallery at The Continental Club. Sharp, who is also half of the pop duo Kaliyo, recorded several albums as a pop soloist from 2002 to 2011, and then performed as the lead singer for the Jitterbug Vipers from 2012-2015. She stayed with that band until their noted jazz guitarist, Slim Richey, passed away in 2015. Her album of Viper-inspired originals, "Phoebe's Dream," earned