2012 National Mountain Dulcimer
Finalist in the 2013 International Acoustic Music Awards
2012 Young Pickers Talent Contest – 1st place – Overall
2011 Young Pickers Talent Contest – 2nd place - Open Category
2011 Mid-East Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championships – 1st place
2011 Uncle Dave Macon Days; Mountain Dulcimer Contest – 1st place
2010 National Mountain Dulcimer Championships – 3rd place
2010 Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championships – 1st place
2010 Southern Regional Dulcimer Ensemble Championships – 2nd place (playing with Nathan McAlister)
2010 Walnut Valley Festival New Songs Showcase (original music) – 2nd place
The music of Sarah Morgan embodies her respect and joy of folk music and her creative approach to arranging. Backing traditional Appalachian melodies and haunting old time tunes with fresh harmonies and a progressive drive, she lends a new feel to seemingly "old" tunes, while accompanying pure and heartfelt vocals with the unpretentious sound of the Appalachian dulcimer. Folk, Americana, and Old-Time roots are brought to the forefront at live shows, where only Sarah and her dulcimer can be found behind the microphone, creating a subtle yet powerful sound that brings the relevant music of the past to today’s audience.
Sarah Morgan started her musical journey at 7 years old and has fallen in love with traditional and folk music through the years. A native of East Tennessee, Sarah has incorporated the rich musical heritage of the area into her music. July 2010 she released her self-published, debut album, Simply Sarah and released her second album Run to the Window in November 2012. Sarah has performed at numerous festivals and venues across the country including, Kentucky Music Weekend Folk Festival, the Tennessee Fall Homecoming at the Appalachian Museum, and the WDVX Blue Plate Special. Also an enthusiastic teacher, Sarah has shared the joy of the dulcimer with many workshop students across the country, including Kentucky Music Week, Dulcimer Chautauqua on the Wabash, and the Ohio Valley Gathering.