Sarah Pierce was born in Rockford, Illinois and raised in rural Texas and Colorado. The daughter of a cowboy raised in a family of cattlemen (4 generations of Pierce's can be found in The American Angus Heritage Foundation), Sarah's dream was to be a singer, a dream that began to take shape when she was 12 years old. Her stepfather was a small town doctor by day and played bass in the local country band on the weekends. One day he asked her to come along and sing a few songs. After one song, Sarah had a gig. Now, after 6 critically acclaimed albums, and tons of touring, the faces around her have changed, the music has become her own, and she still has a gig! Cool. Nowdays, folks say things like...
SARAH PIERCE-Cowboy's Daughter: It might seem like she’s an under the radar princess that only recently got her eye on taking the crown away from Nanci Griffith as the Lone Star songbird, but this Illinois transplant has been at it a while, learning lessons, making contacts and getting it down right. Like a novelist that has blossomed in obscurity while waiting for lightening to strike, this set will seem like it came out of nowhere to the uninitiated. While it leaves them thunderstruck, long time fans will be able to grin the knowing, smug grin that comes when their darlings finally hit it. A delightfully stellar folk/country flavored set that doesn’t have a wasted track or moment and certainly delivers the goods. The kind of set that too many of the old reliables haven’t been delivering lately, fans of solid songwriting and performances that really connect will be glad to have this come their way. A winner throughout.
"Wow, here's a young comer that has captured the industrial side of Emmylou Harris and has a better handle on it than Harris. While it's always rough to follow in someone's footsteps, the world wise Pierce brings her own stuff to the table and makes you wonder how the majors have missed out on her." - Midwest Record Recap
"The first thing that jumps out at you when listening to Sarah Pierce is that voice. It’s powerful and emotional, a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll. Pierce’s voice has been compared to Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin. That’s pretty impressive company." - Suite 101
“SARAH PIERCE: One of the queens of the back 40, part singer/songwriter, part folk-rocker and part Austin good old girl, Pierce continues to solidify her skills. With a ton of roadwork between releases, you can feel what Pierce has absorbed along the way making each new outing a real new outing. Fueled by sharp writing and keen observation, this set is going to grab ears of singer/songwriter fans with both hands. Solid work from an artist with a lot on the ball and a lot to show for her effort." - Midwest Record Recap