Dashew ’94 Draws Upon Diverse Influences for Second Album

Album by Sarah Dashew '94.

Sarah Dashew ’94 has released her second album, Where I Belong (Whistlefoot Records), a 10-track set which deals with the themes of love, place, and belonging. The title track is a light, sweet love song with a spirited horn solo that sets an upbeat tone for the rest of the album. In addition to writing and performing song, Dashew also co-produced the project with Los Angeles-based producer Eric Peterson.

Drawing upon influences as diverse as James Taylor and Prince, her unique style mixes elements of folk, pop, country and soul. She grew up sailing the high seas with her family (her dad is a boat designer), listening to the music by Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Van Morrison, and Janis Joplin— references recognizable in Dashew’s work today.

In an interview on Review Fix.com, Dashew talks her new recording.

David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: dlow@wesleyan.edu