Sarah plays ukulele songs that are usually funny but sometimes sad. You can buy her solo album, You Have Queer Street Cred, on Bandcamp.
She also frequently performs with her brother, Aaron J. Shay. Their duo show, The Shay & Shay Radio Hour, combines folk songs, storytelling, jokes, sweet sibling harmonies, and just a touch of the occult.
She was also founder, washboard player, and vocalist of the illustrious Seattle street folk band The Mongrel Jews from 2009-2017.
Other People’s Projects
Sarah loves performing with other acts, and has been privileged to provide live washboard and vocals for a variety of artists, including Molly Lewis, Jason Webley, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band, Strangely, Bellow Wing, Eliza Rickman, The Them, and Kids on Fire. She has served as music director and performed live for local theater groups such as Hello Earth Productions and WhatNot Theatrics.
Interested in getting Sarah in the studio or on stage? Curious about the versatility of the humble washboard and how it could add to the majesty of your project? Check out the 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 by Nathan Johnson. Washboard. (2011)