On June 26th, Athens, Ga’s own multi-instrumentalist, Thayer Sarrano, will be taking stage at the 40 Watt as part of the 2015 Athfest Music and Arts Festival. After working with well-known bands including Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, T. Hardy Morris, of Montreal, and many more, she released her debut album, King, in 2009 and her critically proclaimed LP, Lift Your Eyes to the Hills, in 2012. Lift Your Eyes to the Hills combines Sarrano’s intimate vocals with haunting guitar reverb, keys, drums, and pedal steel to create a dreamy southern-infused sound. JamBands praises Sarrano’s most recent LP as an, “impressive album from a young musician with talent beyond her years.” Classically trained as a child, Sarrano is a multitalented instrumentalist that, when not performing, passionately works as a counselor for Nuci Space’s rock and roll program, Camp Amped. Her most recent album was released as a charitable campaign for the camp. Touring throughout the U.S. and Europe, Sarrano plays interesting and intimate live shows that showcase her haunting presence. Thayer Sarrano’s melancholy tunes tell stories of love and loss with her echoey and soft voice, dubbing her Americana Uk’s “queen of shoegaze”.
Below is her video for “Gates,” a single from her 2012 release Lift Your Eyes to the Hills.
Be sure to check her out at the 40 Watt on June 26th!