Back to the Boots 

After a great run at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival performing in the musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Toronto theatre company, Breathe Feel Love, I have retired my spandex and electric guitar for the remainder of the summer, put my skirt and cowboy boots back on and picked up my acoustic guitar.

I have to admit - I'm going to miss the lightning bolts, the glam rock, the makeup, and the leopard print. But it's nice to get back to my roots.

Starting this weekend in Carstairs and Edmonton, I'll be getting my folk back-on for the next couple weeks. Please join me if you're in any nearby towns!

Here's wishing everyone a warm summer full of adventure and madness!!


Posted on August 1, 2011 by Registered CommenterSarah Burton | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

Monday is the new Funday

After two months away I am so happy to be back in my home here in Toronto. I had an amazing tour with Sean Pinchin and we successfully conquered the February blahs with folk music and cowboy boots.

Back home for a rest, I'm taking it easy on the touring, but you can find me here and there in the GTA as well as every monday night at Not My Dog in Toronto, with a slew of other wonderful local musicians and guests every week!

Check the shows page for details, and come say hello to the Ladies in Waiting, a.k.a. Les Catherinettes on a Monday night!



Posted on March 24, 2011 by Registered CommenterSarah Burton | CommentsPost a Comment

February Freedom Tour with Sean Pinchin!

Happy February, everybody!

We kicked off the coldest month of the year last night with the release of my awesome new video for "How Good You Are." The video was made possible by a grant from Videofact, and directed by the amazing Landon Ramirez, with flatline pictures and The Next Element. Look these guys up - they are doing lots of awesome stuff!!

Now I'm just finishing packing my bags -- nothing like keeping yourself busy to distract from the freezing cold. A foot of snow dropped last night in Toronto and Sean Pinchin and I are heading to North Bay to start our February Freedom Tour. It's gonna be a blast, you should join us!

Check the shows page for a date near your town, and keep yourselves warm and healthy. 

In the meantime, check out the video (on the music page!)


Posted on February 2, 2011 by Registered CommenterSarah Burton | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

Videos, Bikes and a cure for the February Blahs


Winter is serious this year. At least it is here in Saskatoon, where I've been for the last little while, working with my other love, an environmental organization called WAM (We Are Many).

We've been doing some very cool stuff, and I've had a blast staying in Saskatoon, but I'll be saying goodbye this weekend. For those of you out here in the prairies, you have two chances to come say bye -- I suggest you do both:

Saturday Jan 29th

9:00 p.m. @ Lydia's

with Massey and the Fergusons


Sunday Jan 30th

1:00 p.m. @ The Farmer's Market

Following the 2nd Annual IceCycle!!


It will be sad to say farewell to Saskatoon, but I'm so excited to go back to Toronto and see my friends. 

Last summer I was fortunate enough to get a grant from Videofact for a music video, thanks to the help of Flatline Pictures and The Next Element. These guys, under the direction of Landon Ramirez, made me an awesome video for "How Good You Are" from Mayflower. We're going to release this at the Gladstone Hotel as soon as I get home. Please come and celebrate with us! There will be lots of live music and two screenings of the video:

Tuesday Feb 1st 

8:00 p.m. at the Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar)

with James Clark

and Dirt Farmer


That's it for now! Stay tuned in the next few days... Sean Pinchin and I are making our way West from Toronto to B.C. this February to fight the Winter Blues. I'll be posting the details shortly!!

In the mean time, stay warm and see you soon.


Posted on January 25, 2011 by Registered CommenterSarah Burton | Comments21 Comments | References2 References

Come in from the Cold

Winter is slowly approaching, and cute scarves and mittens are coming out. I have lots of ways for you to keep warm on blistery evenings this month and next!

Every Monday this month I'll be sharing the stage with the loveliest of Toronto ladies at Not My Dog. Cindy Doire, Andrea Ramolo and I are joined every week by amazing women for our Ladies in Waiting Monday nights. Last week we kicked off the series featuring Faye Blais, and we even let some of our favorite men join in on the action (Pat Phillips on the drums, and Colin Cripps on sweet harmonies). Come join us every Monday from 10 p.m. onwards... you never know who's gonna show up, the month will be full of sweet surprises!

Also, after taking a month off to perform with Breathe Feel Love's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, I'm going to be back at the Moonshine Cafe in Oakville for my Saturday Matinees, for the entire months of November and December. I'll be kicking it off again this Saturday from 4-7 p.m. with Allison Brown. I have some great guests lined up for this series, so please do come help us celebrate Saturday afternoons!!

More more shows check out the Shows tab - I have some fun things happening early this month at the Drake, Buddies in Bad Times theatre, and the Avro. 

You can check out my guests here:

Posted on November 5, 2010 by Registered CommenterSarah Burton | Comments6 Comments