Westcountry-based singer songwriter Sarah Mcquaid has a couple of dates on home territory during her mammoth three-month autumn tour of 37 shows America and a further 25 in the UK. She’s performing with a battery of new instruments and a new album that’s been hailed as a “consummate artistic triumph” and tipped as an early candidate for folk album of the year by magazines and blogs in the USA, UK, Netherlands and Spain.
Produced by guitar legend Michael Chapman, who’s also given Sarah his own electric guitar on long-term loan, Sarah’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous is regarded as her best work to date.
This solo artist - who was born in Spain, grew up in America and now lives near Penzance – performs with electric and acoustic guitars, drum and (where possible) piano.
“People look at my stage setup and say, ‘Oh, I didn’t realise you were bringing a band with you,’” she laughs, “and I have to explain that no, it’s still just me! But it’s great to be able to have so much variety in my live set, and I’m getting really excited about all these new possibilities instrumentally. I think I might be writing a lot more on piano in the future, and I’d like to do more with the drum as well.”