It was a cold night in Cambridge last night and Sarah Borges came in from the cold with a solo show at Passim.
Sarah is off the road after 8 1/2 years of touring. Her band the Broken Singles is on hiatus. She's taken a real job at a thrift shop that raises money for a no kill animal shelter. And she got married in September.
This new life is not the life she has been singing about in her songs. I guess that means she needs to write some new songs, not that there is anything orng with the old songs. The solo show at Passim had a lot of warmth that has always been there but wasn't front and center in the high energy punk rock country Americana band she has been fronting.
This old Passim regular thinks the solo act is more than passable as folk:
If this taste of Sarah Borges solo leaves you hankering for the fuller band sound, get yourself to the Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles online store and buy the CD Live Singles recorded on January 1 & 2, 2010 at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts or the DVD Live at the Livery filmed in Benton Harbor, Michigan on January 16, 2010.
There's also some miscellaneous stuff you can buy off the Borgesmord at the online store. Is that a Pabst Blue Ribbon in the SBBS beer cozie?
Yes, I believe it is.