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Sahara Smith In Concert

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Sahara Smith In Concert

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Sahara Smith In Concert

Sahara Smith In Concert

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Set List

  • "All I Need"
  • "Tin Man Town"
  • "The Real Thing"
  • "Angel"
  • "Thousand Secrets"
  • "Are You Lonely"
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Sahara Smith performs at a Live Fridays concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sahara Smith

Sahara Smith performs at a Live Fridays concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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Born in Austin but raised in the hill country of Texas, Sahara Smith has a musical style that reflects her background — sweeping, rolling and expansive. Her blend of bluesy country and folk evokes images of long roads winding through a never-ending countryside.

The singer and songwriter began writing music at 12, and when she was 14, she placed second in a Prairie Home Companion talent contest. Seven years later, Smith's first release, Myth of the Heart is now on shelves. With some help from T-Bone Burnett, it showcases Smith's smoky vocals and her love for Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. She takes time from her tour with Mason Jennings and Nathaniel Rateliff to perform Friday at World Café Live.

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