Sahara Smith Travels From Small Town TX To World Stage With Tour Supporting Mason Jennings And Forthcoming Debut LP

sahara smith
Sahara Smith

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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