Sarah Elizabeth Wallace best known for her vocal performances of opera, musical theatre, and jazz, is also a multi-faceted artist who expresses herself through numerous art forms, including, music, dance, acting, poetry, arts education, and multi-media art forms. Hailing from Lansing, MI, Sarah studied Architectural Technology and Design at Lansing Community College before going on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal Performance) with a Minor in Spanish Business from Oral Robert's University in Tulsa, OK. Sarah is also a member of the professional Actors’ Equity Association.
Coming from a family of professional artists, Sarah has presented her art at numerous theatres and venues throughout Michigan and other states. She started her professional singing career at the age of 5 as Caroline Kennedy in Accidentally Exalted for the Kenneth Robbins Opera Company in St. Paul, MN and performed in her first professional tour as an 8 year old as part of Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol with Bill Fegan Attractions out of Dallas, TX. As an adult, Sarah’s work has been presented at Katalyst Gallery, Absolute Gallery, and the Turner Dodge House & Heritage Center in Old Town Lansing, Boarshead Professional Theatre of Lansing, MI, Silver Bells In The City, Okemos Barn Theatre, Civic Players, as a guest choreographer for DANCE Lansing, and as a guest choreographer & vocal performer for Lansing Community College, and numerous events in Wayne, NJ including the Broadway Young Artists’ Program. She has performed at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Knox County Memorial Theatre in Mount Vernon, OH, and has performed with the Opera Grand Rapids. In 2018, Sarah performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall as part of the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus with the Grand Rapids Symphony.
Sarah has won numerous awards including a collegiate Outstanding Music Award, 1st Place for ''O mio babbino caro'' (Giacomo Puccini), with Takis Pizanis--Accompanist" for the Third Annual Lawyers Got Talent in 2013, and Dinner with Jerome Hines - Metropolitan Opera New York Basso Profundo. She recorded with other professional artists including Peter Kaukonen, the lead guitarist for Jefferson Starship, in a collaboration called JL Hannah's Sum Voices - of Autumn and Insight. Sarah is a published arts writer and has been featured on numerous publications and media outlets including an interview & performance with her mother for Fox 47 regarding their performance at the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. She has been featured in Lansing City Pulse, and the Lansing State Journal on numerous occasions for her work as a choreographer and professional singer. Sarah has also done professional voice over work for Detroit Metropolitan area TV commercials and product promotions in Detroit, New Jersey and New York City including for L’Oreal, Vogue Magazine, BBMAK Tour, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Teen People and ABC Daytime Soapstars.
When not engaging in her artistic talents, Sarah loves participating in sports, including community outreach events that include 5Ks, half-marathons, marathons and triathlons, such as the Race for the Cure - Susan Komen Foundation, Bark in the Dark in Grand Rapids, MI, and Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, MI. Sarah has a great love of learning foreign languages and understanding different cultures. She loves the outdoors and loves animals, including her cat.
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Album Release Party & Concert
Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 7:30pm
1213 Turner St. Lansing, MI 48906
(Lansing, MI) –Matt Bliton, and the Matt Bliton Band are proud to announce the release of their 3rd Album entitled “Out of the Woods”. A concert and release party for the album will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:30pm at one of Lansing’s most prestigious music venues, UrbanBeat in Old Town. Tickets for the event are $10.00 in advance, and $15.00 at the door. To purchase tickets visit www.urbanbeatevents.com.
Matt Bliton Band is a Mid-Michigan based Folk-Rock & Blues jam band fronted by internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Matt Bliton. The band draws influence from acts such as James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and The Eagles. The band released their first album, “Solid Ground, Endless Sky” in 2013, and followed that up with the release of their second album “New Morning” in 2015. This third album, “Out of the Woods”, is mix of blues rock, rock and roll, jam band, basso nova, Latin and folk rock. It is filled with incredible instrumentation, thoughtful songwriting, and tight harmonies. The album, which was recorded with Ryan Wert at Elm Street Recording, will also features Rick Seguin on harmonies, Mark Thompson on trumpet, Gary Clavette on sax, Mark Kieme on flute and sax, Joshua Dunigan and Ty Forquer on percussion. “We are always excited to get a chance to play our music for our families, friends, and fans,” says Bliton. We are really looking forward to the release of our third album, and hope everyone has as much fun listening to it, as we did making it.”
Matt Bliton Band has performed at local live music venues throughout Mid-Michigan including The Robin Theatre, (SCENE) Metrospace, The Loft, EagleMonk Pub & Brewery, and The Avenue. The band has been featured in the Lansing City Pulse, and on Michigan State University’s WKAR. They have also been featured at local music & performance festivals including BluesFest, Renegade Theatre Festival, and Pumpstock Festival of American Roots Music. The Band’s Single “Bus Called America” received a 2018 international songwriting award.
The band has been performing for the past decade. In that time, band members have included Matt Bliton (Vocals, Guitar, & Harmonica), Jim Green (Vocals, Guitar), Tersa Goforth (Vocals), Nate Bliton (Keyboard, Strings), Steve Springer (Drums), Chuck Page (Bass), Robby Richardson (Keyboard, Vocals), Pat Hudson (Bass), Rick Seguin (Vocals), & Jon Ritz (Bass, Percussion)
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