Vocalist Sarah Morrau shares her love of a wide range of musical styles - from jazz to pop to folk - on her debut CD. She writes on the liner notes, "The recording of this CD has been an intense, all-consuming, emotional process. Throughout the process I have found affirmation and support for a dream I've had for a long time. Many of the songs I've chosen are to me about loss, pain and relationships. To find these themes in music by a wide range of artists, spanning five decades, confirms for me that these are universal themes that everyone experiences-relationships and loss. My hope is that people might enjoy the songs, but also that people might be moved by them. I believe so strongly in the power of music to heal, to soothe and to evoke emotion."

Storm Warning
(Britten and Maalfrid)
Sarah Morrau-lead/background vocals, keyboards, organ
Josh Harty-acoustic guitar
Rob Hanneman-electric bass
 
At Seventeen
(Janis Ian)
Sarah Morrau-vocals
Linda Coates-background vocals
Josh Harty-acoustic guitar
Deb Harris-flute
 
Killing Me Softly With His Song
(Gimbel and Fox)
Sarah Morrau-lead/background vocals, keyboard
Josh Harty-electric guitar
Rob Hanneman-electric piano, electric bass
Tom Christianson-bongos
 
Fare Thee Well
(Emily Saliers)
Sarah Morrau-vocals
Josh Harty-guitar
 
Come Rain Or Come Shine
(Arlen and Mercer)
Sarah Morrau-vocals
Rob Hanneman-acoustic piano
Tom Christianson-drums
Bill Law-upright bass
 
New York State Of Mind
(Billy Joel)
Sarah Morrau-vocals
Josh Harty-acoustic guitar
Bill Law-upright bass
 
This Masquerade
(Leon Russell)
Sarah Morrau-vocals, keyboard
Rob Hanneman-acoustic piano, electric bass
Mike Coates-keyboard
Tom Christianson-bongos, claves
 
My Father's House
(Loggins and Ackerman)
Sarah Morrau-vocals and keyboard
 
Lover Man
(Davis, Ramirez & Sherman)
Sarah Morrau-vocals
Rob Hanneman-acoustic piano
Bill Law-upright bass
Tom Christianson-drums
 
Get Here
(Brenda Russell)
Sarah Morrau-vocals and acoustic piano
Mike Coates-keyboard
 
Steam Roller
(James Taylor)
Sarah Morrau-vocals
Josh Harty-acoustic guitar
Rob Hanneman-keyboard, acoustic bass guitar
Jeff Morrau-appreciative audience
 
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
(Arlen & Harburg)
Sarah Morrau-vocals
Rob Hanneman-acoustic piano
Mike Coates-orchestration
 

Sarah Morrau's warm style and vocal clarity illuminate the themes of relationships, loss, and longing in the songs she has chosen. "I know how music has touched me and been a healing force-my hope is that people who listen to this album might experience this as well."

"Storm Warning" was recorded at Raptor Studios in Fargo and produced by Mike Coates and Sarah Morrau.

 

 

Barking Dog Records & Raptor Studios