Monday, June 12, 2006

Sarah Borges: The Well-Rounded Radio Interview

Sarah Borges' debut CD, "Silver City," was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie and released in 2005 by Austin's Blue Corn Music--and she's been working her way across the US gaining new fans and wowing critics with her songwriting and live shows ever since.

Reviews from both her CD and live shows have helped label her this year's "it" girl and the buzz about her work is so strong that it has spread across the country. Borges' voice reminds me at times of Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Amy Rigby, Shelby Lynne, and Hope Nicholls of Fetchin' Bones, but Borges creates hooks more memorable than most of these folks, though, and "Silver City" is the kind of record that aspires to be played loud in your car as you tool around the town.

Borges' terrific band, named the Broken Singles since the release of "Silver City," includes Rob Dulaney on drums, Binky on bass, both of whom also perform with Jake Brennan and The Confidence Men. Additional players on Silver City include Mike Castellana on pedal steel, Russell Chudnofsky on lead guitar (with whom Borges performs in his pop opera, Sky Paint), Jimmy Ryan on mandolin (who Well-Rounded Radio interviewed in episode 017), and Steve Malone on pedal steel.

And at the end of the interview, the full version of "Belle of the Bar," a song from the "Silver City" sessions that is not on the CD. The band is also on tour through June and July, so catch them if you can.

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