The Silver Tongue
The next artist Sarah Peacock was my favorite. She performed songs from her upcoming album ‘Straight for your heart’. It was Janis Joplin meets Alanis Morissette. Being a girl that loves rock Sarah appealed to me because she as edginess about her. Armed with a huge voice and unbelievable range, Sarah belted out several tunes including the title track ‘Straight for your heart’. I felt that Sarah was very outgoing, the kind of person that doesn’t know a stranger. Her songs were well written and had meaning. Her look, her entire act for lack of a better word has commercial appeal. Sarah is ready to sell records.
-Sin, Senior Contributor
The Silver Tongue
LIVE & LOCAL
by Enrique Lopetegui
Sarah Peacock (pictured), Alyse Black, and former San Antonian Aly Tadros perform as Sirens N’Boots at Casbeers at the Church.
Don’t ask me how Aly Tadros, Alyse Black, and Sarah Peacock managed to pull it off. The three share a natural songwriting talent and vocal skills, but could not be more different artistically.
Even though I’m tired of up-and-coming artists doing “collaborative show” after “collaborative show” instead of focusing on their own stuff — somehow these three singer-songwriters created magic with the simplicity of a good verse-chorus-verse and the balls needed to rock the house.
They sang their own and one another’s songs (taking turns providing back-up vocals and harmonies), and each had a chance to shine by herself, with or without the solid rhythmic section of Juke Wyatt on bass and Tom Dupree III on drums. Originally planned for three sets of 50-ish minutes, the show ended up as two concentrated, enjoyable sets of about an hour each, and the night never seemed long.
Not that she necessarily cares, but the Atlanta-born, Nashville-based, alternative-country-flavored Peacock (check out her solid Straight for Your Heart) seems to have all the ingredients for superstardom: hymn-like songs, a tremendous voice that hits every note (equal parts Janis, Alanis, and Heart’s Ann Wilson), and — in the context of this show — an ability to enrich other people’s song with tasteful, precise guitar fillers. In the moving “Marine Man” she asked and got an applause for “our men who serve,” and ended with the sing-along “Dream Bigger.” She stopped short of saying “if you work hard enough, you will make it,” thank God, but nevertheless she’s a vocal powerhouse who plays with conviction.
THIS IS LIFE IN AUSTIN ARTICLE
JULY 7, 2009...12:39 PM
All the Single Ladies, All the Single Ladies … or Sirens N’ Boots Wednesday Night
Pardon the Beyonce reference, as Sirens N’Boots just sounds smokin’ hot, right, like a burlesque show in cowboy boots, like Southern songstresses ready to kick ass while lookin’ good?
I mean, that’s what I’m like every night.
Anyway, tomorrow night a three-piece all-girl group of singer-songwriters is eschewing their individual reps to form an act called Sirens N’ Boots that hits Antone’s at 9pm Wednesday before criss-crossing the rest of Texas and coming home for a July 21 show at Cactus Café. Combine alt-folksy Aly Tadros with sweet rocker Sarah Peacock and redheaded siren Alyse Black and it’s a recipe for awesome.
Let’s meet the players:
ALY TADROS: Classical guitarist. Tom Waits meets Ani DiFranco meets Fiona Apple plus a flamenco guitar. Debut album, Things Worth Keeping, recorded and produced by Duane Lundy (Ben Sollee, These United States, Vandaveer), set for release August 22, 2009.
SARAH PEACOCK: Pop rocker. Janis Joplin meets Alanis Morissette in a charming pop-powerhouse package. Debut album, Straight For Your Heart, on Maze Records in Nashville, TN.
ALYSE BLACK: Don’t-pigeonhole-her-jazz singer. Bjork meets Billie Holiday meets Tori Amos meets Portishead. Sophomore album, For You, recorded and produced by Ryan Peacock (Foo Fighters, Ra Ra Riot, Blonde Redhead, The Gossip), due out October 1st, 2009. Debut album, Too Much & Too Lovely, won 1st place in Billboard’s Annual World Song Contest in Jazz.
… and then, let’s go to Antone’s tomorrow night at 9m to REALLY meet the players. Here for their myspace page. I can’t believe I just referenced myspace.
"Sarah was amazing! Her music was fun and she interacted with the audience to give the show a
personal feel. She was helpful in the planning and was really great to have. I would love to have her on campus again!"
- Lauren Press,
University of Denver
"She has a very unique style that I think is good for college-campus performances. I would definitely promote her to other campuses."
UPC Entertainment Chair
Kansas State University
“Sarah Peacock provided students with a relaxing and engaging musical performance. Sarah was one of the easiest artists that I have worked with and is dedicated to making a program work whether it is coming early to market and promote the show or providing additional materials when needed.”
- Beth Jane Evans
Assistant Director of Campus Activities
"Her style on stage was moody and energetic. Her music rose and fell to reflect the bright and charming personality she brought to every song."
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