December 19, 2015
The Eighth Day of Christmas Music – 2015 Edition
Sarah Brown – My Christmas Tree Is Hung with Tears
Not long after buying her first bass guitar at an Ann Arbor MI pawnshop, Austin’s Sarah Brown began backing up a virtual “Who’s Who” of blues legends such as Big Walter Horton and Johnny Shines. Later, in Boston and Austin, she added Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Sunnyland Slim, James Cotton, and Albert Collins to the long list of artists she supported on bass. During the 80’s and 90’s Sarah was part of the famed house band at Antone’s — the blues “Mecca” of Austin.
A recipient of five Music City Texas awards, she has also been nominated for two W.C. Handy awards, received a NAIRD Indie Award, and was featured in Bass Player magazine. Most recently she was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame.
Currently Sarah stays busy performing in and around the Austin and Central Texas areas, with the occasional performance as a member of the Texas Guitar Women (featuring Sue Foley, Cindy Cashdollar, Carolyn Wonderland and Lisa Pankratz).
“My Christmas Tree Is Hung With Tears” is taken from 1983’s Austin Rhythm and Blues Christmas