Located 28 miles southwest of Austin, Wimberley, TX, boasts natural springs and gravesites of early pioneers. It’s also the hometown of Sahara Smith – a stunning, young singer-songwriter who started performing at age 12, and first garnered national attention at age 15 when she placed second in a contest for young songwriters on A Prairie Home Companion.
Now 21, Sahara is poised for a breakout with June tour dates supporting Mason Jennings, and a just-completed album of original songs overseen by T Bone Burnett and producer Emile Kelman. The album is called ‘Myth of the Heart’ and features many of Burnett’s first-call session players, including drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarist Marc Ribot, and bassist Dennis Crouch.
Sahara Smith Tour:
(** w/ Mason Jennings)
5/21 – Dallas, TX @ Granda Theatre**
5/22 – Austin, TX @ Antones**
6/10 – Richmond, VA @ Botanical Gardens**
6/11 – Falls Church, VA @ State House**
6/12 – Annapolis, VA @ Rams Head**
6/15 – New York, NY @ City Winery
6/16 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
6/25 – Chicago IL, @ Lincoln Hall**
6/26 – Chicago IL, @ Lincoln Hall**
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