An agile voice, ruminative songwriting, and love for classic country, indie pop, and everything in between.” - American Songwriter

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Date Event Location
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Arisaig Americana 2024 Arisaig Americana 2024, Arisaig Arisaig Americana 2024, Arisaig
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Alpine Grind Coffeehouse Alpine Grind Coffeehouse, Rossland, BC Alpine Grind Coffeehouse, Rossland, BC
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery, Crowsnest Pass, AB Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery, Crowsnest Pass, AB
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Northumberland Fine Food Northumberland Fine Food, Brighton, ON Northumberland Fine Food, Brighton, ON
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Road to Cultivate Summer Concert Series Road to Cultivate Summer Concert Series, Port Hope, ON Road to Cultivate Summer Concert Series, Port Hope, ON
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Northern Lights Festival Boreal 2024 Northern Lights Festival Boreal 2024, Greater Sudbury, Ontario Northern Lights Festival Boreal 2024, Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Songwriting Workshop at Bowen Island Library FREE Songwriting Workshop at Bowen Island Library FREE, Bowen Island, BC Songwriting Workshop at Bowen Island Library FREE, Bowen Island, BC
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Notional Space Notional Space, Vancouver, BC Notional Space, Vancouver, BC
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Omineca Arts Centre Omineca Arts Centre, Prince George, BC Omineca Arts Centre, Prince George, BC
Sarah Jane Scouten @ WI Centennial Park WI Centennial Park, Fort St. John, BC WI Centennial Park, Fort St. John, BC
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Songwriting Workshop at Yellowhouse Arts Centre Songwriting Workshop at Yellowhouse Arts Centre, Galiano Island, BC Songwriting Workshop at Yellowhouse Arts Centre, Galiano Island, BC
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Mosaic Arts & Culture Festival 2024 Mosaic Arts & Culture Festival 2024, Pender Island, BC Mosaic Arts & Culture Festival 2024, Pender Island, BC
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Yellowhouse Art Centre Yellowhouse Art Centre, Galiano Island, BC Yellowhouse Art Centre, Galiano Island, BC
Sarah Jane Scouten @ Trout Forest Music Festival 2024 Trout Forest Music Festival 2024, Ear Falls, Ontario Trout Forest Music Festival 2024, Ear Falls, Ontario

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Turned to Gold: Vinyl is HERE

Post-herb school life has been a moveable feast. With exams complete on June 1, I promptly hit the road with news songs in tow. After an almost four year hiatus from touring in Canada…

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Tour dates and Turned to Gold

Turned to Gold is two weeks old. I’ve been really warmed by how you are all responding to these songs, especially Wanderlust, The Great Unknown and Wilder When I Was With You. I have found freedom to speak through writing…

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Wilder When I Was With You

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It’s the longest day of the year

Last night my husband and I drove home from Glasgow to our sleepy village in the hills of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, after having seen friends Bella White and her trio…

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In March 2020, Canadian folk & country artist Sarah Jane Scouten was living in rural Scotland. With tours cancelled, days stretched endlessly, punctuated only by the steady unfolding of Scottish springtime, leaf by leaf, petal by petal. Growing up on the west coast of Canada, to her the flora of Dumfries and Galloway was a pageant of scent and colour, altogether new but still strangely familiar.  

This is where Sarah Jane was initiated into herbal medicine – hawthorn, valerian, yarrow. The plants’ subtle power drew her onto an unexpected path. In May 2020 she applied to a professional programme in herbal medicine in the UK. Training in an entirely different field gave her perspective and space from a career in music which demands everything. It renewed Sarah Jane’s love of live performance, which had been diminished by life on the road. Studying herbs, and just as importantly people, gave her music a deeper dimension and she began to write again. Now for the first time this decade, she is releasing new music.  

Sarah Jane Scouten’s upcoming fifth album Turned to Gold (Light Organ Records) is a road trip album, drawing on Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Christine McVie. Opening up the record, “Wanderlust” is a highway dream. “Wilder When I Was With You”, with its irresistible chorus, was co-written with Samantha Parton (BeGood Tanyas). “Rose and Carnations” is a tribute to John Prine and “The Great Unknown” reveals a family experience of medical assistance in dying (MAID). For the title track “Turned to Gold”, Sarah Jane revisits the impact of the sudden loss of her biological mother, exploring the theme of alchemical transmutation. Made in a heatwave in Vancouver, she collaborated with producer Johnny Payne (The Shilohs), Matt Kelly on keys and guitars (City and Colour), Leon Power on drums (Frazey Ford) and James McEleney on bass (Andrew Collins Trio).  

Sarah Jane Scouten has been nominated for 4 Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Western Canadian Music Award and an International Folk Music Award. She has performed at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, MerleFest, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, Dranouter Festival, Maverick Americana Music Festival and more. She has opened for Corb Lund, William Prince, Ron Sexsmith, The Sadies and shared the stage with Martha Wainwright, The Strumbellas, Allison Russell, Martin Carthy, Mandolin Orange (Watchhouse) and more. According to CBC q’s Tom Power, "Stan Rogers was able to do it, Ron Hynes was able to do it, Kate McGarrigle was able to do it – and Sarah Jane Scouten is able to do it." 

Contact

Misfits Music Management - Elise Roller
elise@misfitmusicmgmt.com

Light Organ Records - Joseph Martin
joseph@lightorganrecords.com

PR - Leigh Greaney
leigh@bighassle.com

Booking - US/Canada/UK/Europe
booking@sarahjanescouten.com