Sarah Jaffe is “Even Born Again” at the Mercury Lounge

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50 boys
50 lies
50 I’m gonna change my mind’s
I changed my mind
I changed my mind
Now I’m feeling different

—From “Clementine” by Sarah Jaffe

Talented singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe returns to NYC’s Mercury Lounge on Thursday, June 30th. The Texas native will grace the stage of the Mercury with a full band, including Robert Gomez on guitar.

When Jaffe was 10, her mom brought home a classical guitar from a garage sale, and Jaffe never looked back:

“As soon as I started playing, I started writing,” recalls Jaffe. “So from elementary school on, I was playing and writing. A lot of the songs from my first full length were written while I was in my last year of high school, which was also around the time I started playing shows.”

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Now 25, the indie-folk songstress has re-released her debut EP, “Even Born Again” on Kirtland, following the success of her 2010 full length, “Suburban Nature.” Influenced by the likes of James Taylor, Midlake and Radiohead, Jaffe recorded both the stripped down EP, and the more instrumental LP, at the Elmwood Funeral Home in Dallas, TX.

“I wanted to work with John Congleton, and that’s his studio,” notes Jaffe. “It was a funeral home in the 60’s, and it’s quite cozy. It’s a very laid back environment.”

Having toured with the likes of Lou Barlow, Norah Jones, and the Old 97’s, Jaffe will be accompanied by Centro-Matic on Thursday night at the Mercury Lounge. Look for her next EP, the more experimental, “The Way Sound Leaves a Room,” in the fall.

For more info check out: sarahjaffe.com.

lisa heffernan

Lisa Heffernan received a master’s in Communications from Emerson College before moving to New York. She has worked for publications such as: Details, Nylon, Rolling Stone, Time Out, Newport Mercury, American Songwriter and W magazine.