This September Sarah Perrotta releases her second album entitled “The Well”. The album includes all original songs performed by Sarah (voice, piano and organ) and her band, guitarist Chris Lane` and drummer Johnny Watson. Special guests include legends Tony Levin (best known for his work with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson) for all eleven songs on bass and Garth Hudson (best known for his work with Bob Dylan and The Band) on accordion for two songs.
Combining elements of classical, folk and rock, Sarah Perrotta and her band create a sound that is new, refreshing and entirely their own. Supported by an impressive lineup of skilled musicians, the heart of “The Well” is Sarah’s voice, piano and lyrics. “The album is built from events in my life, it is the culmination of a time period that I’m preserving through songs” says Perrotta, “most of it is about finding hope in times of opposition which is something I think a lot of people can relate to right now.” Schooled in classical piano and jazz vocals, Sarah credits her love of music from singing with her family and studying piano as a child.
As the former front woman of the groove driven band Outloud Dreamer, Sarah created an emotionally charged sound, leading their debut CD "drink the sky" to be labeled Best Modern Rock Album of 2000 by WKZE Radio, 98.1 FM. Songs from “drink the sky” have been featured on two documentary films: rock climbing video "Dosage Volume One" and "Changing Identities" narrated by Meryl Streep. After Outloud Dreamer disbanded in 2003 Sarah took the next two years writing and in 2005 she reunited the remaining members of Outloud Dreamer's live band.
Sarah has received recognition from both local and international press for her music. According to Sorted Magazine, “Sarah Perrotta is one of those people whose voice you hear once and remember forever.” Riff Raff Magazine from Brussels writes, “The haunting melodies, the extremely well-crafted songs and Sarah’s magnificent voice make for a more than exquisite musical experience.”
“The Well” was recorded at Leopard Studio in Stone Ridge, New York, mixed by grammy award winning producer Malcolm Burn at his studio Le Maison Bleu in historic Kingston and produced by Sarah Perrotta with Jimmy Goodman. In addition to the core band, other musicians that appear on the album consist of Sarah’s nearest and dearest including her husband Jay Perrotta on electric and acoustic guitar, her father Barry Medenbach on banjo, and father-in-law David Temple on classical guitar. Also appearing, Lisa Donald: cello, Erica Quitzow: violin and Jimmy Goodman: vibraphone.