Sarah Siskind wrote her first songs when she was 11 years old and completed her first album when she was 14.
Today, the Brevard-based songwriter has had her songs covered by numerous artists, including Randy Travis, Madi Diaz and Alison Krauss, who recorded the Grammy-nominated “Simple Love.” Siskind has also toured with Bonnie Raitt, Paul Brady, and Bon Iver and The Swell Season, while her 2009 release “Say It Louder” was named “Americana Album of the Year” at the Nashville Music Awards.
Her songs have also been featured on a number of television shows and National Public Radio.
Siskind grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C., and then lived extensively in Nashville, Tenn., and Virginia before moving to Brevard roughly two years ago.
“We were drawn to Brevard because of its support of the creative arts and music, the wonderland of outdoor activities, as well as its family-friendly nature,” Siskind said. “I love the amount of vibrant, positive and inspired individuals in Brevard.” Siskind will also be performing at “home” at the White Squirrel Festival during Memorial Day weekend.
“The music scene in Brevard feels like home — very welcoming, connected and supportive,” she said. Siskind’s latest project is a family affair. The album “Love” by Sarah Siskind & Sunliner features her husband, Travis Book, on bass and harmonies, and Brian Caputo on drums. For more information on Siskind, go to www.sarahsiskind.com.