26 September 1988 (age 28)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
At 21, Sahara Smith is already a veteran. She wrote one of the songs for her debut Myth of the Heart when she was 13 and "first garnered national attention at 15 when she appeared in a contest for young songwriters on A Prairie Home Companion." And yet, Myth of the Heart drummer Jay Bellerose - who has played with Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, and countless others - says, "Sahara is blessed with an otherworldly quality and sophistication rarely seen in a young artist. It was a great pleasure to work with her."
"Smith's album was shepherded by T Bone Burnett and produced by Emile Kelman," Burnett's longtime studio veteran. Recorded at Electromagnetic Studios and Village Recorders in LA, Burnett's first-call session players on the release include guitarist Marc Ribot and bassist Dennis Crouch, in addition to Bellerose.
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