Sarah Slaton is a singer/songwriter that expresses pathos both poignant and relatable (Denver Westword). An Arkansas native, Slaton taught herself to play guitar in the shadow of the Ozarks before making her way out West to Denver. Slaton fronted the Colorado trio, Edison, recognized for their tireless touring efforts. The band traveled over 150,000 miles between 2014-2018 and with a relentless DIY approach signed with Rhyme & Reason Records (pronoun, Red Baraat). Edison toured with Iron & Wine and opened for Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Shakey Graves. The band saw national acclaim with their debut LP, Familiar Spirit, with positive reviews from Consequence of Sound, No Depression, and features on Daytrotter, Jam In The Van, and Relix Sessions.
Slaton steps out with her first solo single with a summer ready tune, Dance In The Sun, released May 24,2019. The song channels Fleetwood Mac with it's multi-layered vocals and vintage guitar tones. The Colorado artist flew to Los Angeles to work with Lewis Pesacov (Local Natives, Nikki Lane) who produced and engineered the co-write. His neighbor, Garrett Ray (Vampire Weekend), swung by to lay down the drums.
"Beginning a new chapter where there’s no voices in the peripheral margins means that the music a solo artist makes is as open and limitless as a blank notebook. Slaton, who is best known for wearing many creative hats in defunct Denver trio, Edison, has taken the first step to showing the world what she wants to sound like when standing solo at the mic. And while it’s no hard left turn into dramatically different genre territory from fan-familiar folk roots, “Dance in the Sun” is definitely a stylistic detour on Slaton’s musical journey. Light in tone, this single effortlessly walks a line of instrumental substance and melodic looseness". - Throw The Dice & Play Nice