(Honesdale, April 27, 2016)…Boston-raised Sarah Borges calls her sound “straight up rock and roll.” She and her band, The Broken Singles, join the main stage lineup for the 11th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm on June 18th in Honesdale’s Central Park, right before headliner Amy Helm.
“Sarah Borges was influenced by the Indie rock movement of the late 1990s,” says Randy Kohrs, music coordinator for Roots & Rhythm, “bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam and punk revivalists like Green Day, and that rock sound comes through in many of her recordings. And she loves to perform live. She has said openly that being on stage is her passion. Should be a good show!”
Borges newest album, Good and Dirty, released in March, includes songs that touch on many emotions from sad to happy. Her autobiographical “Tendency to Riot” is about “finding yourself at loose ends, and trying to figure out how to go out and have fun,” she wrote.
Borges and The Broken Singles, along with Amy Helm are two of the four bands lined up for Roots & Rhythm’s main stage. Kickoff in Central Park begins at 1:30pm, but the event starts much earlier with local bands playing on Main Street starting at 10:30am.
Roots & Rhythm is a free family-entertainment event that also offers artisan wares for sale by the artists themselves (Artist’s Row), food vendors, and activities for children. Tunes & Tales, sponsored by Lisa Macchia-Ohliger, will provide hands-on demonstrations and storytelling in the courtyard of the Central United Methodist Church.
Roots & Rhythm will also offer several workshops around the festival, including a music workshop the night before at Basin and Main, 564 Main Street, with Two-Thirds Goat, a bluesy country band that will open the main stage on Saturday, followed by Tall Pines, Borges and the headliner, Amy Helm.
Honesdale Roots & Rhythm, a non-profit, “green” event, is produced by volunteers and always looking for more volunteers. It is supported by donations and grants, including an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo: Sarah Borges