[Thanks to The Spectator! — story by Lauren Hovde]
Her latest album is an Americana ode to her loved ones As a child, she was always belting out a tune. Now, she has released three albums and just came out with her fourth.
“Someone who Gets Me” is based on her family and dear friends, with various songs dedicated to specific people.
Sarah Lou Richards graduated from UW- Eau Claire with a degree in music education. She transferred in as a junior and said it was a big transition time in her life. She said she loved being a part of the Women’s Concert Chorale, though one thing she regretted was not taking advantage of the connections available to her within the music department.
Richards taught for a year in Connecticut before realizing she wanted to perform and move to Tennessee ten years ago. She slowly started writing her own music and learned how to play guitar. Six and a half years ago, she began touring.
Now, she has one EP and three full-length albums, including her latest, “Someone Who Gets Me.” She said the sound of this album separates itself from any previous music she has released.
“It’s a much more eclectic sound,” Richards said. “We used pedal steel as a primary instrument throughout the whole record which often can sound really country, but it really brings out some different feelings and paints a different picture when it’s being used as an instrument on an album that is in fact, not very country at all.”
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