Sarah plays nerdy ukulele songs that are usually funny but sometimes sad. You can now buy her brand new album, You Have Queer Street Cred, in her Bandcamp store!
She also frequently performs with her brother, Aaron J. Shay. Their duo show, The Shay & Shay Radio, combines folk songs, storytelling, jokes, sweet sibling harmonies, and just a touch of the occult.
She is also founder, washboard player, and vocalist of the illustrious Seattle street folk band The Mongrel Jews.
Other People’s Projects
Sarah loves performing with other bands, and has been privileged to provide occasional live washboard and vocals for such artists as Nathaniel Johnstone, Strangely, Molly Lewis, Jason Webley, and Eliza Rickman, as well as performing in the house band and as music director for Outdoor Trek.
Interested in getting Sarah in the studio? Curious about the versatility of the humble washboard and how it could add to the majesty of your project? Check out my session work page for more information!
Apocalypse Songs: Album by Aaron J. Shay. Backing vocals and percussion. (2019)
A Song In My Pocket: Album by Strangely. Washboard and backing vocals. (2018)
We Put The Situation In The Show: Album by Princess Seismograph, produced by Jherek Bischoff. Washboard and backing vocals. (2017)
The Dust Never Settles: Album by Bellow Wing. Washboard and backing vocals. (2017)
Roaring Accordion: Album by Strangely. Washboard, lead and backing vocals, co-writing. (2016)
Thanksgiving Vs. Christmas: Radio play by Molly Lewis & Josh A. Cagan. Ukulele and lead vocals. (2015)
Persephone Is Dead, Long Live Persephone!: Album by Dogwood. Washboard and backing vocals. (2015)
‘Hit Record on TV’ Community Profile: ANDY RAMONE: Web promo by hitRECord/Pivot TV. Washboard. (2015)
A Thrilling Tale of Yesteryear: EP by Strangely & Shay. Washboard and backing vocals. (2014)
Songs From Abroad: Album by Aaron J. Shay. Washboard and backing vocals. (2014)
California Redemption Value: Single by Seven Stars Panda. Backing vocals. (2013)
Morgan M. Morgansen’s Date With Destiny: Short film by hitRECord, directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, music direction by Nathan Johnson. Washboard. (2011)