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Sarah Lentz


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Beautiful and fierce alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Begin Again (2009)

See also:

CD Baby's Sarah Lentz site

Comparisons:

With her "lower" voice, she reminds me of Happy Rhodes in her mid-low range. (Matt.Bittner)

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

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, meth@smoe.org)

Recommended first album:

No Going Home

Recordings:


No Going Home

Release info:

1999—self-released

Availability:

Available direct from Sarah in the U.S. ($12): Sarah Lentz, PMB#172, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201, USA, or through cdbaby.com.

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended. (Matt.Bittner)

Group members:

Sarah Lentz—piano, vocals, backing vocals

Guest artists:

Ron "Unc" Cahute—accordion on track 06
Ethan Eubanks—drums
Kevin Zubek—tabla tracks 07 & 10
Mark Zubek—guitars, upright bass, fretless bass, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals track 03

Produced by:

Mark Zubek

Comments:

An excellent work. Highly recommended, especially for those who enjoy "warm, fuzzy" voices. At times I get chills listening to her voice. (Matt.Bittner)

Everything's All Right

Release info:

2002—Marshmallow Records—6 28740 64942 8

Availability:

Mail order or CDBaby.com

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Sarah Lentz—vocals, background vocals, piano, keyboards

Guest artists:

Mark Zubek—bass, guitar
Ethan Eubanks—drums

Produced by:

Mark Zubek

Comments:

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)

I have the new Sarah Lentz in hand, and it's *awesome*. There are a couple of songs that sound like her first, but the rest are completely stunning. Highly recommended. ;-) (Matt.Bittner)


My Christmas Carols

Release info:

2004—Sarah Joy Lentz Music—8 25346 71112 6

Availability:

www.cdbaby.com

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Sarah Lentz—piano, vocals, arrangements

Guest artists:

Micah Killion—flugelhorn
Annie Quick—vocals on "I Wonder"

Produced by:

Lee Kizer III

Comments:

"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)

Further info:

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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