Sarah Lucy Dole
“Sarah Lucy Dole has one of the finest Americana voices this country has heard in a long time” Quoted by Alan Cackett Editor Maverick Magazine…..
Sarah Lucy Dole is a natural born Country music artist, a talented singer/songwriter from Cheltenham and praised for her contribution to the music business since the tender age of sixteen, when she first fronted her country band Buntline Special, covering songs from her most influential artists such as Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, Billy Jo Spears, Lorrie Morgan, Tanya Tucker and Don Williams.
Sarah has been compared to Stevie Nicks, Alison krauss with a touch of Bonnie Raitt, and believe me she is all of them with more! Sarah wanted to write original material and perform in more established songwriter gigs, and that’s just what she did! Armed with her self-penned stories she worked hard and supported and shared the stage with artists from across the globe including Chip Taylor (Angel in the morning) with Carrie Rodrigues, Al Perkins (The Band), Gail Davies, Glen Tillbrook (Squeeze) and Sally Barris (Little Voice) to name a few;
Completely stunned by the craftsmanship of Sally Barris, Sally invited Sarah to Nashville where she played at the prestigious Blue Bird Café and went down a storm, meeting some of the finest songwriters in the world, this was home, and just the beginning.
Sarah joined Brian Langsdon a fabulous guitarist in 2011, and Starlane were born, growing every day and creating a big following they are without a doubt a very special duo and destined for major success!
There has always been music in my life, as far back as I can remember. From the age of 4, I would sit with headphones on, listening to my dad’s LPs – Don Williams, John Denver, The Carpenters, Spinners, Five Penny Piece, Box Car Willie… notice a theme? If it wasn’t dad’s LPs, then it would have been musicals or Gilbert and Sullivan operas (my Grandfather was in the Amateur Operatic Society). Yes, there was no escaping music in a variety of genres!
So, skip forward to the mid-eighties and what did that bring? Well, mainly, dire Straits, big hair, U2, weird clothes, lots of guitars, and various shades of rock – and many, many band incarnations. By the time I finished High School, I’d developed a bigger musical family tree than Rainbow (well, almost)! I left all that behind, however, to work with a great musician and mentor John Gill. I worked in his studio and in schools, running workshops and teaching guitar. Best of all, though, was being roadie to his skiffle band Please Y’ Self. If you can learn to make great music with a wooden box, some clothes line, and an old wash board, you are a true muso!
Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with some great musicians in many different genres. I enjoy equally both playing and engineering great music – whether in the studio or live performances. Over the last ten years, I have been immersed in some truly wonderful British and American Folk, Blues, and Country music. The South-East of England is alive with good music and is an exciting place to be.
Sarah and I met in 2011 and immediately found a strong musical connection that has blossomed into a great friendship; one that is evident in our music making. Each time we perform there is an excitement and freshness that only comes through loving what you do. This is where all those musical cocktails of our past suddenly blend perfectly to create something new and amazing…