September 25th, 2022 7pm Stage 3
Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter
Hudson Valley singer/songwriter/fiddler Sara Milonovich and her band Daisycutter deliver a heady harvest of original roots rock and alt-Americana gems. Their latest album, Northeast, is packed with atmospheric, powerful pieces, most written by Milonovich, with words that paint poignant, personal scenes, and melodies that linger long after the last listen. As a song interpreter Sara is a singular force as well, weaving her own experiences and artistic voice through the threads of well-chosen, lived-in covers of songs by artists ranging from Josh Ritter and Karine Polwart to Joe Strummer and Led Zeppelin.
Sara, who was named 2022 Americana Artist of the Year at the Capital District Thomas Edison Music Awards, is also a seasoned side musician to such artists as Richard Shindell, Pete Seeger, Eliza Gilkyson, and The McKrells, and is a featured player in the smash Broadway musical Come From Away.
Raised on her family’s working farm in upstate New York, she started on violin at age four and rapidly established a regional reputation as a top-flight fiddler. At 16, she dropped out of school and hot the road with legendary celtic bluegrass outfit The McKrells. Between accompanying other mentors - including Seeger, on his Grammy-winning 2008 album At 89 - she released 2009’s Daisycutter. After a 2011 State Department/Jazz at Lincoln Center-sponsored American Music Abroad tour through Kosovo, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Turkey, she recorded 2015’s Waiting for the Stars, which earned her enthusiastic reviews and comparisons to paragons like Shawn Colvin and Sheryl Crow.