I only just heard this artist yesterday, but what I have heard I'm pretty much digging, so why don't I let the speak for themselves here for a minute.
"The Asheville, NC native comes from an artistic background (her father is acclaimed puppeteer Hobey Ford, a recipient of multiple grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, and her mother is a performing musician and music teacher). She met the rest of her band in Portland, OR where they’ve made an impact in the Pacific Northwest since their beginnings in 2010. But it was fellow Carolinian Seth Avett who saw the band and started spreading the word, with The Avett Brothers inviting the band to support them on national dates.
Throughout 2010, Sallie and the band recorded and refined Dirty Radio, with engineer Adam Selzer (Norfolk & Western), with a few additional tracks overseen by Mike Coykendall (M. Ward, She & Him, Blitzen Trapper). The band has since been featured onNPR and made a huge splash at the 2011 Bonnaroo music fest. VH1 highlighted the band at #3 in their feature on the “Top Ten Bonnaroo Acts with the Fastest-Growing Fanbases. They raved that the "Portland rock quartet [is] as comfortable playing jazz and blues as it is rock" and cited the band's Facebook fan growth of 151% in the past month alone. Read the story here: http://on.vh1.com/iGbNtM"
Sounds good right? It is, but I'll have a full report on just how good it is this weekend when we catch Sallie and the band on Saturday at the Newport Folk Festival. Can't make it up there? NEVER FEAR! Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside will be performing at Jammin Java in Vienna this coming Tuesday (8/2) so make make your plans now!