In this update I speak about looking for big uptempo songs in my songwriting, working with some great new guys, The Doyle Brothers, and getting into recording my new songs. I hope you enjoy it and my location, NYC's High Line Park!
I co-wrote two songs that appear on my friend Dan Orlando's recently released album. This marks the first time I've written songs that have been recorded and released by someone other than me!
Have a listen...
This is the first song from my 100 Song Project that I'm putting online. Performed at The Studio at Webster Hall.
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I have so many people to thank for helping with this video. We used two different locations, there was dancing, performing, acting and extras! First and foremost I have to thank our director, Susana Matos, for taking on the project and flying all the way from Puerto Rico, and her cousin and my great friend Stefany Allongo for coming in from Miami and helping orchestrate the shoot.
Song Written by Sarah Elizabeth Foster (ASCAP) and Frans Mernick (SESAC).
Executive Producer Sarah Elizabeth Foster
Director Susana Matos
2nd Camera Becky Yee
Editor Sean Simpson
Choreographer Crystal Barnidge
Stylist Sarah Elizabeth Foster
Hair Mako Iijima
Make Up Emi Koizumi
General Assistance Stefany Allongo
General Assistance Dave Roberts
Love Interest Daniel Abeles
Backup Singer Joline Mujica
Bass Player Rockelle Cakes
Guitar Player Frans Mernick
Drummer Kim Garey
Bartender Dave Roberts
Stefany Allongo, Emily Allongo, Lynne Abeles, Amada Anderson, Dave Roberts, Leo Newball Jr. or Nexeus Fatale, Mark Logan, Pati deVries, Howard Polikoff, Carla Felzenberg
Club Location Zinc Bar, New York City
I'm so pleased to announce that I will be at Webster Hall's The Studio for my "Go Home Alone" video release show! I will have two of my favorite acts there, Little Anchor and TATI ANA, to perform with me and make this a real party.
I plan to perform new songs that I debuted at The Make Music New York Festival and cap the night off with a viewing of the "Go Home Alone" music video for everyone there.
Mark your calendar and get your tickets now!
Sarah Elizabeth Foster Video Release Show
with Little Anchor and TATI ANA
Thurs, Aug 29 at 7:30PM (doors open at 7PM)
$12 at the show / $10 online - Ticket Link
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 E 11th ST (between 3rd and 4th AVE)
New York, NY 10003
google map link
PS - If you're not in the New York area, you will be able to see the music video online that night, Thursday, August 29th at 7PM Easter Standard Time.
In this video update for my 100 Song Project I sit in the middle of Houston Street, the dividing street between Greenwich Village and SOHO, in New York City to talk about the change that's happening around me (with NYC construction) and with my music (by debuting 7 of my new songs recently). Enjoy the video below.
One of my biggest inspirations is the legendary Sam Cooke. I'm particularly mesmerized by his voice. He makes such simple choices that bring out the true meaning of the lyrics he's singing. I would describe his style as "less is more." It's a way of interpreting songs that shows great restraint and class.
Come hear some of my new songs for the first time this Fri, Jun 21 at 3:30PM in Soho Square Park, a small park in Manhattan's fashionable Soho neighborhood. The park is on 6th AVE between Spring and Broome Street and the show is part of the Make Music New York Festival.
The Make Music New York Festival is a city-wide event where musicians play in almost every New York CIty park, big and small.
I will be performing a full set starting at 3:30PM and I'm working non-stop finishing and tweaking some of the new songs from my 100 song project to be able to have them ready for this Friday. These new songs really run the gamut, I have two new ballads, three new up-tempos, and a duet might even make a debut.
I hope you'll come down to enjoy the show and say hi. It's the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon this summer!
Sarah Elizabeth Foster live!
Make Music New York Festival
Fri, Jun 21 at 3:30PM
Soho Square Park
145 6th AVE
(between Spring and Broome)
google map link
May has gone so fast and it has been a month of rediscovering. I have been looking through all the little recordings of song ideas I've made since my songwriting journey began, my iPhone is full of them, and I will be working on these ideas in the month to come!
Friday, June 21st (time TBA) I will be performing in SOHO Square Park as part of the city-wide Make Music New York Festival. This festival is a totally unique all day event where live music is hosted outdoors all over the city.
This is the first time I will be taking part in the festival and I'm excited to be playing in the fashionable Soho neighborhood of Manhattan at Soho Square Park on 6th AVE and Spring ST.
And, this will be my first full length show since I've taken time off for songwriting. Because of this I've decided this show will debut 6 totally new, never heard before songs!
Hope to see you there!
In the April 2013 video update for the 100 Song Project I finally talk about my writer's block. I would love to pretend like everything is going smoothly, but that's not the point of this project. The point of this project is to stick with it through the difficult times and to share the truth through songs and these video updates.
I'm so excited to announce that I've written, performed, and co-produced my first theme song! You can hear it and watch the first episode of this comedic web series on the video below.
The show is called Kelly and Lindsey Do New York and it's written by, starring, and produced by my two friends Kelly and Lindsey. They will be releasing episodes each month, which you can watch on their website, www.KellyandLindsey.com.
Thanks for trusting me with this important project ladies!
Warning - These girls are 100% crazy, this series isn't appropriate for all audiences.
On August 1 & 3 of 2011 a wonderful, talented team of people came together to shoot the "Go Home Alone" music video. We needed two locations and two days to accomplish the vision and we did it!
Then, something happened that happens to many creative projects. Somewhere along the way the project stalled. And here we are in 2013!
Finishing this music video has been on my things to do list all this time and I'm so happy that we are merely days away!
Below is the teaser video for you to enjoy. And I can't wait for you to see the finished music video very soon!
The building where I have my music studio in Midtown Manhattan asked me to talk a little bit about how I came from Houston, Texas to New York City.
Check out my latest performance at the "Hitsville, USA: A Tribute to Motown" concert at New York City's, The Bitter End. I really enjoyed singing this classic Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell hit and the packed house was enjoying it too, they were swinging their arms, dancing, and singing along.
Watch my "releasing the soul" video blog to get an idea for the significance of this performance.
Next Wednesday night, March 20th, I will be bringing the house down with the song, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" at New York City's The Bitter End!
The show starts at 7PM and there is a $10 suggested donation. The evening is a tribute to Motown and a benefit for The Foundation Fighting Blindness. I'm honored to be a part of the event and I can't wait to sing one of my favorite songs.
I hope to see you there!
In the February 2013 update for the 100 Song Project I discuss my inspiration board!
The Singer/Songwriter Conference was a huge success!
Our conference was 100% organized by singer/songwriters and exclusively featured singer/songwriters as speakers and panelists. We shattered the ridiculous old cliche, "musicians aren't good business people." Musician ARE good business people if we go out and learn the skills and gain the confidence.
Our speaker and panelists spoke about the nitty gritty business parts of music as well as the creative magical parts of music. The event could have lasted days and covered so many more specific topics, but we started some great conversations and facilitated new friendships. I'm incredibly proud of the event.