Sarah's Story

"Pound has a knack for drawing the audience in... She gave the impression that we were more than faces to whom albums are sold, indeed she wanted to share with us her most carefully constructed thoughts and feelings. Storytellers are often a powerful bunch, and Sarah Pound can count herself as more than a musician; she's a performer. Her capable hands seemed equally comfortable strolling across the guitar neck as they did twiddling the valves on the trumpet, and effortlessness was the polish that made her voice and stories shine."
- Joshua Fraser, The Grapevine

Sarah Pound is a growing singer-songwriter from the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Her main instruments are the piano, guitar and trumpet, but she is most passionate about singing. She began writing poetry as a young girl, songs as a teenager and now has dozens of originals to her name. Sarah's style is eclectic and is described as soul-folk with touches of jazz, blues, pop, country and bluegrass.

Sarah's strength as an individual, and as a songwriter, largely stems from overcoming challenges in her youth, including the full recovery from voice threatening vocal nodules at age 18. Sarah always knew that she wanted to sing and was patient as her voice came back, sounding and feeling different than before; she relearned how to sing and surgery gifted her back notes that she never could sing prior.

After careful consideration, Sarah decided to challenge herself to four years of classical vocal training at the university level, while pursuing a degree in music therapy. She dreamt of helping others find their own voices and she felt that this training would also help her to do so herself. Her schooling not only conditioned her voice and prepared her to become a music therapist, she also immersed herself artistically in studying choral singing, world drumming, composition, ear training, jazz trumpet and poetry.

Shortly thereafter, her recording career started when she produced her first folk album, It's About Time (2009), an intimate, acoustic album of original material. Her second album, Capacity (2015), took time to come into fruition and is a livelier, more in depth production of her songs. The third album that she recently collaborated on is called This Place (2016), and her song Home Grown is track two of this songwriter compilation.

When she is not performing, Sarah can be found practicing music therapy as the owner of Silver Lining Music Therapy, and singing with Bluesmobile, a 15 piece blues, funk, rock, soul, and R&B dance band. Besides music, her other lifelines are her husband and daughters, the outdoors, yoga, paddling, snowboarding, travelling, baking and enjoying good food with friends and family.