Sarah Kate Morgan

Folk Singer & Dulcimer Player

About Sarah

The music of Sarah Kate Morgan embodies her respect for old time Appalachian 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 old tunes, while accompanying pure and heartfelt vocals with the unpretentious sound of the mountain dulcimer. Folk, Americana, and Old-Time roots are brought to the forefront at live shows, where only Sarah Kate 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 Kate started her musical journey at 7 years old and has fallen in love with old time Appalachian music through the years. A native of East Tennessee, Sarah has incorporated the rich musical heritage of the area into her music. At 18, Sarah placed 1st at the 2012 National Mountain Dulcimer Championships held in Winfield, KS. year later she went on to become a finalist in the 2013 International Acoustic Music Awards. She recently graduated from Morehead State University in eastern Kentucky with a degree in Traditional Music, Appalachian Studies, and Arts Entrepreneurship. You can find her living in a little hippie camper on a farm in Olive Hill, Kentucky, playing lots of music, dabbling in instrument restoration, and calling the occasional square dance.

Other projects...
        Sarah Kate also performs as a regular member of the Michelle Canning Band (https://michellecanning.net/), supports Kentucky songwriter Jasmine Fouts on bass, calls square dances, and runs an afterschool program in Haldeman, Ky focused on traditional music, dance, and fostering mental health through creative expression.