Bio

Sarah Howard is a bilingual singer-songwriter based in Kingston, Ontario. In 2018, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Music in songwriting at Carleton University, earning the Carleton University Medal for Music. During her time at Carleton, Sarah studied under the mentorship of celebrated  Canadian songwriters Ian Tamblyn and Juno winner Lynn Miles. Sarah was set on a musical path from a very young age, as she spent days on end singing and creating songs in the peach orchards of her hometown, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Sarah’s early influences are eclectic, including all of her mother’s favourite albums – from Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Nat King Cole to some of her favourite women songwriters, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Later influences include favourite artists Leslie Feist and Laura Marling. Having spent part of her adolescence near Lille, France, Sarah is also an avid Francophile. Ultimately, folk is where her heart is, as she delivers bittersweet tales of travel, love, and loss with a jazz vocal style.

In 2017, Sarah was finalist for the MusikOttawa showcase, with other performances at Remixed 2017 and Girls to the Front at Irene’s Pub. In 2017, along with Chrissy Steinbock (facebook.com/musecollectiveottawa), Sarah put together an event honouring the "Canadian Women's Songbook" and women in the Juno Awards.

In September 2018, Sarah released her début EP, Niagara, that explores the bittersweet relationship we all have with home, and how trauma changes spaces. After a year-long retreat to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, she has begun work on a project called "Wanderlove," a collection of songs that explore the wanderings of the heart and the world.