"Here is acoustic, rock, bluesy, torch, indie jive, country psychedelic, soul-baring beautiful music."
- Victory Music Review
Sarah Burton's playful soul has found its home in music through three diverse albums, and countless ups and downs while traversing the globe. She's seen her way through acoustic folk beginnings, into country swing and steel guitars, then electrifying blues-rock. On her new album Make Your Own Bed, Sarah doesn't just embrace indie-pop into her musical inventory, but returns to her first inspiration; the piano.
The anticipated fourth release [Make Your Own Bed], is quintessentially Sarah Burton; full of clever lyrics and slices of life described in unique detail. It was a thought at the back of the songwriter's mind for years, as Sarah Burton got her start in music through piano lessons as a child, before switching to the role of axe-slinger and singer when performing. Recently though, Sarah found herself in front of a beautiful Steinway in Almonte, ON, with engineer/producer Ken Friesen (Tragically Hip, Hawksley Workman, Blue Rodeo), and producer Derek Downham (The Beauties, Samantha Martin), awakening the memories and stirring up the inspiration to create what has turned out to be the most beautiful and polished release yet from the popular Toronto-based songwriter.
Make Your Own Bed is fearless indie-pop and rock, putting the piano in the spotlight, while keeping balance with elaborate percussion, guitar and electronic beats. Burton's vocals are at their best in sync with the keys, and each song pulls out either the soulful or sassy sides of her style. The album's title track and lead single "Make Your Own Bed" is an edgy modern rock expression of how we play out our lives, while "True" belts out the truth in twinkling pop splendor. "I Will Be Free" is a strong slow burn of song, and "So Long" and "Ocean Town" radiate a summer time feel. Sarah also gloriously revives Treble Charger's "Red", complete with Bill Priddle singing harmony vocals on the track, and brings a new electro-pop vibe to the re-imagined "Love to Love You", which first appeared with a blues-rock treatment on her 2012 release.
UPCOMING SHOWS & EVENTS
We acknowledge the financial support of the government of Canada through the department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
GIVE ME WHAT I WANT
NEW ALBUM COMING 2018 WITH YOUR SUPPORT
I'm very excited to be recording a new album at a great studio with amazing people. This is my first American recording effort since my recent move to Texas. I miss my Canadian home and friends and family, but it's been amazing to get to know a new place and all the talented people in it. I can't wait to share these new sounds and stories with you!
GIVE ME WHAT I WANT is a raw and real Americana album that skirts folk, rock and pop. The songs tell classic stories in a modern age from love and lust, to enchantment and disenchantment, and that constant search for fulfillment.
PUBLIC HIFI (The studio built and owned by Austin rock star, Jim Eno, of the band Spoon), is full of great gear, vibes and sounds. It is such a treat to work here.
BRAD BELL (ENGINEER/TONE MASTER) has worked with Spoon, Arcade Fire, Meat Puppets, The War on Drugs and many more, and is over all, a super nice guy who knows how to get all the sweet tones.
ELIJAH FORD (PRODUCTION/GUITARS/EXTRAS) hit the road at age 17 playing guitar with his father Marc Ford (The Black Crowes, Ben Harper) before joining Grammy/Oscar winner Ryan Bingham's band. During his time with The Dead Horses, he recorded on two albums - 'Roadhouse Sun' & 'Junky Star' (the latter produced by T-Bone Burnett).
As a solo artist, Elijah has released 2 albums and an EP. His most recent, 'As You Were' was produced by Stew Jackson (Massive Attack, Phantom Limb).
Elijah's work as a producer includes Red Shahan's debut 'Men & Coyotes' as well as his upcoming album 'Culberson County', set for release on Thirty Tigers early 2018.
His dance moves are on point, and more importantly, he is a great collaborator who understands how to help me take the ideas from my brain into reality.
CHRIS KONTE (BASS) is deeply rooted in the live music capital (Austin, TX) as a performer, session player, producer and songwriter. His original works have been featured on TV and radio in the US and Europe. Some of his current bands are Sharks In The Deep End, Elijah Ford & the Bloom and Jonny Burke. Chris is also a music teacher, a writer, cooks every day, plays a lot of basketball and is there if you need him.
JASON BACZYNSKI (DRUMS/PERCUSSION) "Baczynski is a free spirit on drums, swelling the space with robust action...."(Cadence Jazz Magazine). Formerly of Tacks, the Boy Disaster and Jonathan Doyle's Swingtet, Jason now plays with Carson McHone, Elijah Ford & the Bloom, Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp, and the Whit Smith (Hot Club of Cowtown) Trio featuring Emily Gimble (Asleep at the Wheel) and Kevin Smith (Willie Nelson).
TIM REGAN (KEYS/SYNTHS/JOKES ALL DAY LONG) A master of whatever he gets his hands on, nobody gets shit done like Tim Regan.
SAM KOSSLER (PEDAL STEEL) Nice sounds, nice guy, nice moves on the skateboard.
LEIGH WALLENHAUPT (STRINGS) A true knockout in everything she does.
SWEET ALIBI (VOCALS) Winnipeg's songbirds, Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Nielsen, and Michelle Anderson, were made to sing together and I am lucky to have them grace this record
DAVE QUANBURY (GUITAR/ENGINEER IN CANADA) One of my favorite people and musicians, and the person responsible for putting me in safe and loving hands in Texas.