Sarah MacDougall Drops Sophomore album The Greatest Ones Alive

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Sarah MacDougall is the folkie buzz babe of the moment, West Coast division.  The Swedish-born looker debuted in 2009 with Across The Atlantic which earned her rave reviews in genre bibles such as No Depression and the Irish Times and landed the album of critics Top ten lists in profusion, courtesy of her speedy guitar proficiency and strong and supple voice.

The current offering, THE GREATEST ONES ALIVE was produced in Vancouver and Whitehorse with the help of Matt Rogers (Mark Be rube, C.R. Avery, The Fugitives), and Bob Hamilton (Kim Barlow, Geordie Entrees, the Breakmen). It features ten melodic, beautifully written, epic, and touching songs showcasing the growth in Sarah’s songwriting and performance skills.

Songs themes include storms (literal and metaphoric), success, growing up, love, friendship, and dying. Backing Sarah on all this is a Vancouver who’s who of nu-folk musos including Tim Tweedale, Shawn Killaly, Patrick Metzger, and the Kims, Beggs and Barlow.

Sarah’s songs have been chosen for onboard entertainment on Lufthansa airplanes twice, on the Fox TV drama ’15 Love’, and she’s been a semi-finalist on the International Songwriting competition with her song Crow’s Lament. Sarah has performed live on the Bob Harris BBC2 show in the UK, played several Canadian and International Festivals, performed with such notable artists as Mary Gauthier, Todd Snider, Kimmie Rhodes, and toured with Po’Girl.

All of which sets her up nicely for The Greatest Ones Alive cross-country tour, which kicks off in the bucolic hamlet of Highland Grove, ON Aug.13 and wraps in Wells, B.C. Sept. 18.

The Greatest Ones Alive Tour Dates

Aug. 13 Magnificent Hill, Highland Grove, ON

Aug. 16 Toronto, ON, Hugh’s Room with Kelly Joe Phelps

Aug. 17 Kitchener, ON, The Boathouse with The John Henry’s

Aug. 18 Other Folk Festival, Owen Sound, ON

Aug. 19 Fred Eaglesmith Picnic, Alymer, ON

Aug. 20 Fred Eaglesmith Picnic Alymer ON

Aug. 21 House Concert, Guelph, ON

Aug. 22 Moonshine Cafe, Oakville, ON

Aug. 23 The Spill Cafe, Peterborough, ON

Aug. 24 The Mansion with Luther Wright, Kingston, ON

Aug. 25 The Branch Restaurant, Kemptville, ON

Aug. 26 Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw, ON

Aug. 27 Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw, ON

Aug. 28 Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw, ON

Aug. 30 Winnipeg- House Concert w. Marcel Desilets

Aug 31 Winnipeg- Aqua Books w. Marcel Desilets