Sarah Slaton & The Great Perhaps
Friday 5:00PM @ The Coast
Indie Folk Rock
Sarah Slaton is a songwriter that expresses pathos both poignant and relatable” (Denver Westword) . An Arkansas native, Slaton learned to play guitar in the shadow of the Ozarks before heading out West to Denver where she founded and fronted the Colorado trio, Edison, recognized for their tireless touring efforts. With a relentless DIY approach, Edison signed with Rhyme & Reason Records and released their debut LP, Familiar Spirit, to critical acclaim. The band found themselves on the road opening for Iron & Wine, in addition to local support dates for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, The Revivalists, and Shakey Graves.
Slaton’s first solo single, "Dance In The Sun", in 2019, along with a Kind Dub collaboration track, “Limited Time”. The Colorado Sound listeners also named Sarah as one of the "Top 20 Colorado Artists of All Time" alongside Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, and The Lumineers. “Time To Go (Live From Stone Cottage Sessions)” was released in October 2020 as an homage to the days traveling in Edison. "Get Up" is the latest studio single (December 2020). Recorded at The Blasting Room Studios, the track hits like a hurricane with anthemic guitars and vocals that echo the sounds from acts like Phoebe Bridgers, Of Monsters and Men and Modest Mouse.
In early 2021 a new moniker was adopted, Sarah Slaton & The Great Perhaps. The band is comprised of Slaton and their partner, Sarah Joelle (keys), along with their backing band comprised of Matt Fink (drums), Ryan Gombeski (lead guitar), and Ben Jankowski (bass). The new name was penned from the book Looking For Alaska by John Greene. It says, “Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” Their debut EP is expected in early 2022.