The Music of Sarah Stockwell Arthen

The Music of Sarah Stockwell Arthen

Sticky: about Dark of Moon

You can buy Dark of Moon online at cdBaby or iTunes.

Reviews:

“Too often albums are merely strings of songs with little thematic link. But these 12 exquisitely chosen ballads create a spiritual journey through the human soul, with affecting images of darkness and light, strength and weakness, evil plenty of humor.” (three star rating)
–Bruce Sylvester, The Boston Phoenix

“Most of the well-known songs take on new colors and nuances in her performance. I felt like I was hearing Gorka’s “Raven in the Storm” for the first time. Bob Franke owes Stockwell a great debt for her haunting interpretation of his “I But a Little Girl.” Few, if any, others have tackled this powerfully chilling epic.”
–Rich Warren, Sing Out Magazine

“In an era when every guitarist tries to be a songwriter, Sarah Stockwell’s debut album “Dark of Moon” comes as a relief: finally, a young folk singer who interprets other writer’s work… finesses some wonderful songs… and she brings a brooding power to Bob Franke’s “I But a Little Girl” that the original only hinted at.”
–Daniel Gewertz, The Folk Almanac

“I love these versions of my songs — there is so much mood to this whole record.”
Michael Smith

Reviews of Dark of Moon cd

“These exquisitely chosen ballads create a spiritual journey through the human soul, with affecting images of darkness and light, strength and weakness, evil and plenty of humor.”
The Boston Phoenix

“One of the best singers around, to my ear… Lets the song create her style.”
Gordon Bok

“I love these versions of my songs — there is so much mood to this whole record. It all adds up for me and I am just knocked down by the whole package.”
Michael Smith (composer of “Dead Egyptian Blues” and “Crazy Mary”)

“Sarah is a singer to be reckoned with. In a folk scene dominated by songwriters it’s refreshing to hear somebody doing great songs they haven’t written — and doing them so well. Her a capella gospel stuff is a knock-out.”
Orrin Star

“Most of the well-known songs take on new colors and nuances in her performance… Bob Franke owes Stockwell a great debt for her haunting interpretation of his “I But a Little Girl.”
Sing Out Magazine

“A penetrating touch….finesses some wonderful songs.”
– New England Folk Almanac

“If you are looking for the one CD that you won’t get tired of, Sarah Stockwell’s ‘Dark of Moon’ is the one… enchanting and very entertaining.”
– Mezlim Magazine

“Stockwell is a riveting, mesmerizing performer who deeply feels the music she plays… My one qualm before listening to Dark of Moon was whether Stockwell could capture such feeling on tape. I am happy to report that she has. ”
– FireHeart Magazine

“… Powerful, often stunning… her voice is a gift.”
– Boston Rock Magazine

“Sarah’s ability to weave diverse materials with style, resonance, class and just a playful hint of the bizarre, carries you with the joy of a bedtime story and the impact of ancient myths. She will move you, but you will also smile.”
– Devyn Christopher Gillette, WMFO, Medford, MA