Sarah Borges’s unbridled joy at making music two decades into a storied career comes through loud and clear in her latest long player, aptly titled “Love’s Middle Name.” Her third studio record with The Broken Singles, “Love’s Middle Name” is a muscular 10 song cycle that pulses with raw, gritty, unfettered emotion. As the kids like to say: this record has all the feels.
Conduct even a quick Google search, and you’ll find that Sarah has been dubbed everything from an Americana darling, to a roots rocker, to a cowpunk by tastemakers as diverse as The New York Times and Sirius XM Outlaw Country Radio. With this latest release Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles show that all of those titles are well deserved.
"Liz Frame is one of the most compelling, interesting and emotive voices I've heard in a long, long time. (S)he's someone who has to be heard!"
--Marian Leighton-Levy/Rounder Records founder
Liz Frame, Boston-based musician and 2018 NewSong Competition finalist, wrote her first song at age nine and has been performing her own brand of Americana music since her early teens. Her recent efforts have paid off in exciting ways –- nights in prestigious rooms and strong praise from respected sources –– as she wins the hearts and minds of audiences and industry professionals alike. Giants like Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt have been evoked while describing her voice, and her writing has been compared to acclaimed veterans like Dolly Parton and Lucinda Williams, among others. She is backed live by her band, the Kickers — John Webb on lead guitars, Sean Hennessy on bass and Pete Whitehead on drums — a group of talented friends whose raw sound and sweet harmonies help to deliver her material with distinction. A prodigious writer, Ms. Frame released her first full-length recording, “Sooner,” in 2011 that drew strong praise and consistent airplay, followed by the ep “Justine,” which continued to highlight Frame’s skills as a singer and songwriter. She and the band have spent the last five years on the road and are out there again in support of the 2018 critically-acclaimed release, “Sparrow in a Shoebox.”