NEM#72: Sarah McQuaid Kills Her Darlings

Apr 30, 2018, 09:36 PM

Sarah has recorded five solo albums since 1997, starting with traditional folk songs, sometimes guitar instrumentals, and now focusing on originals that mix British and American folk in a style influenced by Joni Mitchell among others. She has lately pared back her songwriting to ensure that every note counts. We discuss the title track and "The Silence Above Us" from If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (2018) and "Hardwick’s Lofty Towers" from The Plum Tree and The Rose (2012). Closing song: "Yellowstone" from Walking Into White (2015). Opening instrumental: "The Day Of Wrath, That Day," also from the new album. For more, see Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us at