A songwriter and a scientist, emerging singer-songwriter Sarah Beatty is full of surprises. Deftly occupying the space surrounding blues, jazz, country, and soulful styled roots music, her music shines brightly with dynamic vocals, imaginative lyrics, and sing-song melodies. She’s a versatile performer who can stomp a deep groove and deliver a Regina Spektor-esque quirkiness, all while simultaneously summoning the ache of Billie Holiday. She takes audiences to other worlds, and brings them back home slack-jawed and cheering for more.
Throughout her musical life, Sarah has concurrently pursued an interest and creative bent in Environmental Science. She is accredited in Geographic Information Systems and Hydrogeology and is an experimentalist by training. Her original research is published in peer-reviewed international journals and has been presented at international conferences. She is expected to complete her doctoral studies in 2016 from McMaster University.