Growing up, there was always music in Sarah Goslee Reed's
home. Her father played the bassoon in the Cleveland Orchestra and her mother
played the cello and string bass. She loved the folk music of the sixties, and
taught herself to play the guitar based upon her knowledge of the violin, and
learned songs by listening to records.
Sarah's latest CD is called Plenty - a cornucopia of songs celebrating
the positive in life, featuring tunes about the garden, the mystery of a large
oak table, a piano, a neon sign, and a wolf. The CD raises funds for mental
health awareness through the Wesley Garrett Memorial Fund at Black River Middle
School in Sullivan, Ohio. Other recordings are It's About Time, Like The
Light of the Moon and Cowboy on the Highway. Her years of
association with Camp Nuhop, a camp for children with learning disabilities and
behavioral disorders, resulted in a CD called Songfest which includes
all the songs performed at camp celebrations. Two artist-in-residence projects
with elementary schools have resulted in fun and educational CDs of songs
written and sung by children - Songs of Science and School Rocks!
Sarah performs classical music in the Knox County Symphony and in small
ensembles, and has also pursued a career in microbiology. She loves nature and
animals and surrounds herself with both. She lives in rural Mount Vernon, Ohio
with her husband and numerous pets.
'We are inspired after Friday night's wonderful performance by Sarah. Her
voice was exquisite clear, pure and most appealing. Her original songs were
of real life events, happy memories of childhood, of family and friends, living
life to its fullest.'
~ Fate and Melanie, Highlands of Ohio
'Utterly charming! You've put together a beauty here.'
~ Nancy Thomas, Aspen Music Festival
'The folksy It's About Time summons an innocent state of wonder as
Reed's rich voice sings about flashing fireflies, laughing children and a
glowing moon...Reed's acoustic guitar plays front and center and her dad's
bassoon helps the breezy tunes float by.'
~ D.X. Ferris, Cleveland Scene Magazine
'... an almost orchestral diversity of sound, gels together in the classic
tight-yet-loose manner of the best bands. If I ever have another person ask why
I, as a writer, choose to live in sleepy rural Ohio instead of in a happening
central metropolis, I will play them this. If they don't get it from this
song's dappled-green joy, they won't ever get it.'
~ Mark Jordan, playwright and poet
Video Sarah performing in the duo Prairie Orchid.
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Fees listed are for Columbus-area schools. This artist is based in Mount Vernon.
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