Austin Rising Star, Sahara Smith, Delivers New Music Video & Kicks Off Her East Coast Tour

Sahara kicks off an East Coast tour on Jan. 20 and plays NYC on Feb. 1 + 2! debuted Sahara Smith’s new video for her 2nd single, “Are You Lonely.” The gorgeous, sultry song is from her T Bone Burnett shepherded debut, ‘Myth of the Heart’. Of this video, Sahara says: “The theme of the video is remembering and letting go.”

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“We shot at different locations in downtown Austin, Texas … and at each location, I sit down with a piece of paper, write down a memory and fold it into a paper crane,” Sahara says, of the Rosalyn Rosen-directed video. “Then I light a candle, set it by the crane, and walk away. In the last shot, I wade out into the lake, float a crane on the water and let it drift away from me. It was a chilly evening — that water was freezing.”

Here’s what press has said about ‘Myth of the Heart’:

“[A] rising talent…Her voice hits angelic highs reminiscent of Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris.” – LA Times

“[Sahara’s] debut album invokes lazy summer nights and sweaty slow dancing. A must!” – Glamour

“Astonishing.” – The Austin Chronicle

“She blends folk, Americana, country & bluegrass with the ease of Tom Waits, but does it with the gloss of Norah Jones.” – San Jose Metro

“The striking, lanky redhead exudes confidence and grace before she even opens her mouth, but the real allure comes from her vocals.” – Seventeen

“Smith’s voice is completely timeless…[‘Myth Of The Heart’] is awesome work from a promising young talent.” – Austin Monthly

“Smith’s ethereal pipes pull you in, and her way with words keeps you there.” – American Songwriter

“Smith’s voice [has] the finesse of a mythical creature.” – Venus Zine


Jan 20 – 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, TN
Jan 21 – WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL
Jan 22 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA
Jan 25 – The Southern Cafe & Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA
Jan 26 – NightCat – Easton, MD
Jan 28 – Ram’s Head Tavern – Annapolis, MD (2 sets) – %
Jan 29 – World Cafe Live Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 1 – Living Room – New York City, NY
Feb 2 – The Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 3 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 5 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
Feb 12 – Cactus Cafe – Austin, TX

% = w/ the Bacon Brothers

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