Sarah Hiltz

Story

Sarah Hiltz is an emerging singer/songwriter expanding the alternative Canadian folk tradition
with her latest album, Beauty in the Blue (2017), a compilation of songs and stories culled from
her multiple journeys across Canada as a travelling musician on cross-country Via Rail
passenger train, “The Canadian”. Hot off a UK tour supporting Canadian darlings Running Red
Lights, Beauty in the Blue is Sarah’s first studio project featuring long-term stage collaborators,
drummer Jordan Michaelis and multi-instrumentalist David Puzak. Her first LP, How Many
Fires (2009), landed her opening spots for legends Gordon Lightfoot and Ron Hynes, and,
​combined with her next two albums, Letters (2010), an experimental performance art piece, and
Music in December (2011), a Christmas EP, helped Sarah secure a spot as a Top 3 finalist in a
nation-wide competition for female singer-songwriters (She’s The One) in 2012. A small-town
kid with a longing to see the world, Sarah took a huge risk in the fall of 2011 and quit her secure
job at a music store to snag a life-changing gig as a travelling musician on the Via Rail, where
she sang and wrote her way out to the west coast and home again.

Once back from her first​ ​train journey, inspired by the vastness and diversity both of Canada’s landscape and its
inhabitants, Sarah recorded a folk-departure album of jazz standards showcasing her genre
versatility, Til The Sun Falls (2013). The following year, she was asked to share her unique
approach to music in a 2014 TEDx talk focused on the beauty and pain in the stories of
strangers she met in her travels. Beauty in the Blue (2017), co-produced with Kevin Howley
(Running Red Lights), is a response to those stories– a full-hearted return to her Canadian folk
roots, rounded out with the cross-country experience of her train travels and the desire to dive
deeper than most pop artists her age with a rich voice that belies a soul in tune with the balance
of both pain and beauty, suffering and art.

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Media

Press

11-19-2017

Nice review today over on Canadian Beats of Sarah Hiltz’s new album ‘Beauty In The Blue’.

10-21-2017

Sarah Hiltz premieres new single ‘Fight Your Dark’ on Live in Limbo today!

09-16-2017

Head over to Spill Magazine for the premiere of Sarah Hiltz ‘Without You’.

“The smooth nature of the song juxtaposes with the emotional nature of the lyrics. Played exquisitely, ‘Without You’ is a true showcase of Hiltz’s talent as an arranger & vocalist. Beauty drips from the gorgeous melodies, inviting the listener into her point of view. A place we’ll likely stay all day.”