It was a night of all around fantastic musical performances at Tellus 360 last Saturday. The show kicked off with a set from local musician Matt Wheeler who was accompanied by violinist, Caleb Brown. I have seen Matt play a few times now and every time I’m amazed by the emotion Matt is able to convey through his performance. When you watch Matt Wheeler play his music, it feels as though you are having a conversation with him and really getting a glimpse into his life.
Then there was Sarah Blacker. It was literally a flawless performance. From her first steps on stage to her final floor stop, it was one of the best sets I’ve seen in a long time. If her bubbly spirit didn’t win you over, then her incredible vocals sure did. Sarah was able to seamlessly jump registers with the smoothest fluidity that I’ve ever heard. I will also dare say that she is one of the best ukulele players around. Bryan Worley played alongside Sarah on the upright bass and took some masterful solos. The combination of Sarah’s voice and guitar with Bryan’s bass was perfect and wonderful.
At Sarah’s merch-table you could buy a shirt that said “Songs Saves Lives”. She does work as a musical therapist for some great organizations and it’s amazing how her songs truly affect your mood and outlook on life. She is a phenomenal songwriter that is able to tap into the true emotions that we all feel and turns them into a song that makes you feel like everything truly will be alright and that you have so much to be grateful for. Sarah Blacker is on tour now so be sure to check out her website to find out when you can catch her next show.