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Fri., Sept. 27, 1:00pm: Festival Tent
Sat., Sept. 28, 10:00am: Music, Wellness & Music Therapists to help us!, Al Whittle
Sat., Sept. 28, 1:30pm: Geometry of Songs: Circles, Triangles and Squares, Al Whittle
Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Sarah is a recent graduate of Acadia University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program. Deeply inspired by the connection music fostered between herself and her grandmother in her final years, Sarah has experienced first-hand how music can transcend generations, and open up lines for communication where they didn’t exist before. This year Sarah will be the first Music Therapy Intern at the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Waterville, NS. She will be under the supervision of Music Therapist, Brenda Johnson, founder of Sound Connections Therapy Services, and expects to be at the KRRC until next May in order to complete the required hours.
Sarah is also a songwriter in her own right. Her songs, though lyrically personal, offer an authentic voice to our universal story of the human experience. With warm vocals and guitar in hand, McInnis transforms every stage into an intimate venue.
In 2016, James McKenty produced Sarah’s debut EP, Farmer, Coal Miner. With its exploration of family, place, loss and what holds us together, the album illustrates McInnis’s skill as she weaves seven thought-provoking tracks. She has shared the stage with notable Canadian musicians Mathias Kom (of the Burning Hell) and Craig Cardiff, and has worked on independent music projects in Peterborough, Ontario and Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where she currently resides. In 2019, Sarah has begun working on what will be her first full-length album.
Sarah’s music is one of confessional candor. Her writing connects our large stories to her own pocket-sized vignettes, allowing each of us to expand our hearts alongside; her stories are our stories too.
If you want your heart strings played, don’t miss Sarah, returning to play a couple of times at this year’s Deep Roots Music Festival.