15 Questions With Sarah Jaffe; Playing The EARL, June 23 with Centro-Matic

By Eileen Tilson

If you have never heard of Sarah Jaffe, don’t worry you will. Having toured constantly, hitting both Europe and the U.S. with Midlake, as well as supporting such varied artists as Norah Jones, Lou Barlow, Centro-matic and Old 97s, Jaffe is no stranger to the scene. The 20-something Texan has gained a dedicated following, due to her self-proclaimed “truth music.”

“Clementine,” Sarah’s debut single reached the #1 spot at various radio stations including Austin’s influential KGSR and Sirus’ Spectrum. Sarah and Suburban Nature landed in many 2010 “Best of Lists” including: Paste Magazine’s 10 Best New Solo Artists, 50 Best Albums, and 50 Best Songs; Amazon.com’s Best Albums and Song’s; USA Today’s Pop Candy 100 People of 2010. Sarah will release The Way Sound Leaves a Room, a CD/DVD combo in Fall 2011. In early 2012, Sarah will release the follow up to Suburban Nature.

How do you like your coffee?

To taste like hot chocolate.

If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?

Yann Tiersen.

Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?

Natalie Portman.

Can you play the ukulele?

I bet I could.

What was your first concert?

I think it was the Wallflowers.

How do you feel about tequila?

Can’t do it.

Can you dance?

I can confidently say I’ve got moves.

If you could live in the shoes of any musician for a week who would it be?

Dolly Parton.

What’s you secret favorite thing to do on your day off?

It’s no secret that I will nap a day away.

Anything you are most excited about coming up?

Very excited about the CD/DVD release for my newest project The Way Sound Leaves a Room. Due out the end of August.

Sarah Jaffe performs with Centro-Matic tomorrow night at The EARL.


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