With the release of her new album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid has expanded her battery of instruments to include piano, electric guitar and drum.
The album has drawn critical raves internationally: Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an early contender for folk album of 2018,” the UK’s fRoots said it was “a collection to savour” and the USA’s PopMatters called it “a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.”
“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes producer and guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to her fifth solo album.
Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah has also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences.
“I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” – The Huffington Post.
“Seeing a shared world in a new way, from a different angle, is the role of the songwriter. Sarah gets a gold star on that front. This is a fabulous album.” —The Afterword
“A darkly melodic, richly layered folk tapestry … haunting and sparse, yet beautifully rendered … a voice as thick and soft as fur.” —Elmore Magazine
“A work of formidable passion.” —FolkWords