As rock songwriters go, Sarah Borges has never been easy to pin down. Since first making noise within the national music scene in 2005 as the lead singer of the Broken Singles, and signing onto Blue Corn Music after a critically-acclaimed performance at South by Southwest Festival the same year, the Massachusetts native has gone back and forth between band member and solo act. The through line is her confident, genre-defying music; harkening back to classic '90s alternative icons like Liz Phair and Joan Jett, and the country echoes of Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton, her songs have won hearts for years.
Her latest album, 2018’s Love’s Middle Name, was called Borges’ “finest, most focused and explosive hand grenade of an album yet” by American Songwriter. She is no stranger to critical acclaim—she has been nominated for an Americana Music Award (2009), multiple Boston Music Awards, and has song credits on shows such as Sons of Anarchy and The Night Shift. Having shared the stage with rock legends like Steve Berlin and The Blasters’ Dave Alvin, Borges’ music beams with unshakeable grit and heart-on-sleeve rock and roll attitude.
Opening Act: Sidy Maiga
NeighborWorks® Blackstone River Valley
2019 Levitt AMP Concert Series Winner • June 14 – August 23, 2019
The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series will return for the second year, enlivening River Island Art Park — an urban green space within steps of the city’s Main Street — and reinvigorating what was once a scenic and bustling public gathering place in the heart of the city. Through engaging, family-friendly concerts that bring residents and local businesses together, the 2019 series will continue to catalyze cultural, community and economic growth in the center of Woonsocket.
Presented by the NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a nonprofit community development corporation that works to enrich neighborhood life throughout Northern Rhode Island, in partnership with the City of Woonsocket Office of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, St. James Baptist Church and College Ready Communities.