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Sarah McQuaid’s new album, Walking Into White, is due for release in 2015 on Waterbug Records and is now available to pre-order. Package includes full colour 16-page booklet with lyrics and background information on the songs. CD signed by Sarah with personal message upon request. Pre-order includes immediate download of single track “The Silver Lining”. Click here to pre-order.
Sarah McQuaid is proud and happy to be an Elixir Strings endorsed artist, alongside the likes of Richard Thompson and Newton Faulkner. “I love the evenness and clarity of tone of the Elixir strings,” says Sarah. “I'm privileged to play a beautiful custom-made guitar by Andy Manson, and when I use these strings I know they're doing it justice.”
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Update - January 26, 2015
Exciting times ahead: Just one week from today, on Monday February 2nd, my fourth solo album Walking Into White will be released in the UK and Europe! It won’t be released in North America until August, closer to my September-October US tour, but even if you’re in the US or Canada you can still buy the album directly from me (see info below).
It’s already been getting a bit of radio airplay and some nice reviews: Johanna B. Bodde at InsurgentCountry.net called it “A combination of seasoned craft and innovative ideas ... Highly recommended,” while Michel Preumont of concerts-review.over-blog.com described it as “Original, acrobatique et audacieux ... Un album brillant ouvrant de nouvelles perspectives pour Sarah McQuaid.” (Original, acrobatic and audacious ... A brilliant album that opens new perspectives for Sarah McQuaid).
It’s a step in a new direction for me, with new producers (Jeremy Backofen and my cousin Adam Pierce) and a very different soundscape and feel to my previous work. It’s also probably the most honest and personal album I’ve ever made, and I have to confess that I’m a little anxious about how it’ll be received by my long-term fans. I do feel strongly that this was the right album for me to make at this point in time, and I hope you like it as much as I do.
If you do decide to buy the new album, you’ll notice that there’s an option to add on to the standard price of £12 Stg. I paid for this album with borrowed money, so if you felt inclined to make an additional contribution, that would be absolutely wonderful and I’d be hugely grateful, although it’s totally fine if you don’t! I’m also very happy to enclose signed posters, handwritten lyrics and the like, if that’s of interest; just let me know what you want from me and I’ll see what I can do.
In a few more weeks I’ll be heading out on tour in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Ireland (North and South), with the official album launch at Podiumcafé Peter en Leni in Steendam, Netherlands, on Friday March 6th (plus two DADGAD guitar workshops at the same venue on the following day). See tour dates listed at right; I’m sorry that not all of them are listed on my website as yet, but they will be very soon.
Once the tour gets under way, you’ll find lots of chat and photographs in daily updates on my Facebook page and Twitter account. If you’re able to make it to one of the shows, it would be great to see you there, and please do help to spread the word if you can.
UPDATE - New Album Available to Pre-Order! - November 5, 2014
Pre-order Sarah's new album Walking Into White and get a FREE DOWNLOAD of "The Silver Lining" , the lead track of the first single from the album (http://youtu.be/ETAkJCiAXoE).
Walking Into White is due out next year on Waterbug Records (www.waterbug.com) -- UK/Europe release date 2nd February 2015, USA/Canada release date 18th August 2015. Package includes full colour 16-page booklet with lyrics and background information on the songs. CD signed by Sarah with personal message upon request. Pre-order includes digital album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the download will be emailed to you the moment it's released. Click here to pre-order.
Sarah writes ...
Between the eight-week September-October US tour I’ve just finished, the four-week UK tour I‘ve already embarked on, and the release this week of the first single from my forthcoming new album, things have been rather hectic just lately. Consequently, this newsletter will be a short one, but you’ll find lots of chat and photographs in the daily tour updates I’ve been posting on my Facebook page, so do have a look at those!
I’m very excited about the new album, and hope you’ll consider pre-ordering it. If you do, you’ll get an immediate free download of my song “The Silver Lining”, and the album will be sent straight out to you the moment it’s released.
If you’re able to make it to one of the shows, it would be great to see you there, and please do help to spread the word if you can.