Houston native Sarah Elizabeth Foster has been singing her whole life. A classically trained vocalist, pianist and ballerina since the age of four, Sarah grew up in church and school choirs with a contagious passion for the arts. After a degree in music, singing in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, Sarah embarked on travels through Asia and Europe. All this being an irrepressible quest to break the classical rules that bound her and to fulfill her ultimate dream of a life as a singer/songwriter in New York City where she now, for the first time, unearths words and melodies that are all her own.
Gardening From The Ground Up Part 1 (January 12th, 2010 [Studio Sarah Records]) is Sarah’s first collection of deeply charged tunes. Filled with raw emotion and wistful reflection, the record hints liberally at Sarah’s stated influences which are rare for a singer-songwriter (Dusty Springfield, Sam Cooke, Judy Garland, and Edith Piaf). Her exceptionally broad vocal range -- moving effortlessly from crystal clear purity to shuttering vibrato -- places her in a league with contemporaries such as Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and Feist.
Gardening From The Ground Up Part 1 is an unusual acoustic blend of 60‘s-inspired pop, fresh folk and classical motifs wrapped around Sarah’s deep, pure vocals and emotionally rich, informed lyrics.
“The process I went through to write these early songs made me realize I had so much more to learn about myself and life; it was truly humbling. That is how I began the journey to become a student of life, a beautiful adventure that I continue to this day.”
SARAH ELIZABETH FOSTER
GARDENING FROM THE GROUND UP PART 1
STUDIO SARAH RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 10, 2010