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Most recent release, Begin Again (2009)
With her "lower" voice, she reminds me of Happy Rhodes in her mid-low range. (Matt.Bittner)
Excellent! A rare find, one worth seeking out if one hasn't done so already. I list Sarah Lentz as a personal Ectophile Goddess. (Matt.Bittner)
Comments about live performance:
We stuck around just long enough to determine that Sarah Lentz, a NYC singer/songwriter who is apparently quite the darling with the Fez crowd, is to be avoided at all costs. She's got reasonably interesting tunes (piano/upright bass/drum/guitar, but she's definitely been listening to too many Fiona Apple records) and an interesting voice (think Fiona Apple in pissed-off mode), but her lyrics are absolutely, utterly inane. I had a friend who wrote better poetry when we were in 6th grade. It was all too excruciating, and we had to leave. (6/00, email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
No Going Home is her debut recording
Available direct from Sarah in the U.S. ($12): Sarah Lentz, PMB#172, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201, USA, or through cdbaby.com.
Highly recommended. (Matt.Bittner)
Sarah Lentz—piano, vocals, backing vocals
Ron "Unc" Cahute—accordion on track 06
An excellent work. Highly recommended, especially for those who enjoy "warm, fuzzy" voices. At times I get chills listening to her voice. (Matt.Bittner)
2002—Marshmallow Records—6 28740 64942 8
Mail order or CDBaby.com
Sarah Lentz—vocals, background vocals, piano, keyboards
Mark Zubek—bass, guitar
Similar to her debut album, No Going Home, with added confidence. The music here makes me think of autumn colors—deep reds and golds, with some bright yellows in the middle on the title track "All Right" and "At the Heart." I especially like the background vocals on "Mirror." She doesn't use backing vocals often, so when she does, they feel really special. (JoAnn Whetsell)
2004—Sarah Joy Lentz Music—8 25346 71112 6
Sarah Lentz—piano, vocals, arrangements
Lee Kizer III
"Dark joy" someone wrote about this album, and it's so apt I have to repeat it here. This is the serious side of Christmas, simply rendered and beautifully offered. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Write: Sarah Lentz, PMB#172, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201, USA
Thanks to Matt Bittner and JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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