It’s spring time in Sonoma, we believe the late Herb Caen had something to say about that, but it’s time for another CD release party, this time at the historic Sebastiani Theatre on Monday, March. 24.
If you haven’t been paying attention, you might say Sarah Summers came out of nowhere, but nothing could be further from the truth.
She is a natural talent, playing and singing beyond her young years even as a teen, but paying her dues by playing just about every venue she can. In 2011, Summers was awarded Sonoma’s Cultural and Fine Arts Commission’s Creative Arts Award for her single “What You Found,” which lead to Summers’ participation in the Young Emerging Artist Series at Andrew’s Hall.
Two years later, Summers began her studies at UCLA in the Department of World Arts and Cultures – Dance, where she has since participated in UCLA’s WACsmash’D, Spring Sing, Jazz Reggae Festival, and Kerkhoff Coffee House Series.
Having a veteran like Sean Carscadden helping her along certainly hasn’t hurt, and between the two of them, they have put together her latest release titled “Lovely Little Things” on Carcasdden’s own label, “Delta Bound Records,” and will have a three-camera crew shooting the performance for a DVD to be produced later.
Summers has assembled some of the finest musicians in the Valley to back her on the show, with Cliff Hugo on bass, Mikey Lee Cannon on drums, Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson on backing vocals, Isaac Carter on guitar, Josh Yenne on pedal steel, Michael Fecskes on cello and Carscadden on vocals, guitar, piano and banjo.