Prayer for Feather River
This album has taken a while to complete, but the story is worth the telling. Friday, July 9, 2020, I was excited about recording at Feather River Hot Springs. The concert was to be on the 10th. The pandemic had delayed this project almost 2 years and I was anxious to proceeded, to finally go and record my river tunes.
My husband, Glenn, came home to Roadrunner Farm, our place in Palo Cedro, Shasta County. He is a white-water guide for Trinity River Rafting in Big Flat, and he had been working all week. He fell ill in the evening. At four o’clock in the morning… read more.
Recorded Live March 3, 2012
Northern CA Song Writer and Folk Musician
Music flows throughout Sara’s family. Her grandfather was a talented pianist, and her grandmother taught music in rural schools in Northern California. She learned to sing from her father, who had a beautiful baritone voice, and a love of lyrics from her mother, who had quite an ear for them. Both parents taught her and her siblings quite a few fun songs while growing up.
Her family’s passion for music continued with her, her siblings, and her children. After her sister moved to Nashville, she produced a platinum-selling song. Her children are carrying on the family tradition, with one son being a guitarist and songwriter, a daughter playing the ukulele, and another son being the subject of Waterfall Boy. Sara writes all of her own lyrics and poetry, with themes drawn from her love of nature.
Sara has enjoyed a variety of titles, including singer, songwriter, poet, naturalist, and educator. She began her music career in her 50s after spending many years as a beloved teacher of environmental science and history for students at a local charter school. Sara is happily married to Glenn, and together they have three wonderful, adventurous children and a pet chinchilla.
Musings & News
Water at Night
I am amazed at the ability of water to be a 3 dimensional medium. My experience out on Whiskeytown Lake at night in an old canoe was transcendental. The stars were above and below. We were floating surrounded on all sides by stars, we were floating through them. The depth of reflection is unlike anything […]
River, Fire and Music
Rivers The rivers have been sweet this summer. We spent several days on the Trinity. It has been running high but is starting to drop. I started guiding again. With the kids it’s about ego but with me it is all a matter of self preservation. I’m a better guide than I remembered. Our wonderful […]