SARAH COLEMAN "LADYTOWN"


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  Sarah is a singer-songwriter in the country-folk tradition with an expressive appealing voice that brings to mind the classic singers of the past.  Accompanying herself on guitar, she records under the band name of Ladytown.  Here are excerpts of a couple of reviews of her debut CD.

Coleman sings from the heart and bares her soul on this twelve-track release, which is sure to cause you to reflect on subjects that you’ll find in common with her and her music. She sort of reminds me of Patsy Cline or a female Hank Williams Sr. in some spots with her voice and style. Glass You Laid, Lolita, and Ill Give to You are all extraordinary songs, while Wo Xiang Ni (I Miss You) is a moving tune where Sarah sings to us in Chinese and doesn’t lose a bit of emotion in the translation. Fans of P.J. Harvey, Alison Kraus, or Ani DiFranco should have the benefit of visiting Ladytown.  Maverick Magazine

Ladytown is Sarah Coleman, a honey-voiced lady whose stripped-down, emotive country music is quietly becoming a staple on the LA/Southern California Americana scene, and who's ricochet of success has already been felt as far afield as New Zealand and Belgium. Recorded in a friend's living room, LADYTOWN should punch holes much greater than its budget, such is the quality of her battered heart song-writing and siren like, eye-opening vocal performance. Content-wise, Ms. Coleman's offerings exhibit acres of desert hurt, much in common with the frayed emotions of more recent LA scenester Lucinda Williams. In aural semblance however, they share startling similarities with the pure-bred lonesome echoes of Dolly Parton. Any number of her twelve tracks would make a seductive lo-fi follow-up to Jolene. The bare acoustic strumming and sympathetic resonator accompanying her cries, making her hardship all the more poignant.   Bryan Chalker of Traditional Music Maker Magazine

Coleman studied songwriting with Cat Cohen at Musicians’ Institute

Her music can be heard at www.myspace.com/ladytown.    


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