Sarah Borges (from the album Good and Dirty E.P.)
Sarah Borges wrapped up a long time job fronting The Broken Singles in 2011 to embark on a solo career. She follows the success of her debut Radio Sweetheart (2014) with her recently released E.P., Good and Dirty. Sarah packs the E.P. with grit, crunching over chords of guitar slashes against a backbeat that takes no prisoners. She puts herself behind a dream as she lays down cash for a “Purple GTO”, sliding down the highway on a greasy rhythm as Good and Dirty namedrops city street, cruising on guitar jangle with “Caught in the Rain” and telling tales of life on the road against a rock’n’roll backdrop with “Band Girlfriend”.
Alt Country is the land that Sarah Borges claims as her own, venturing out to tour behind Good and Dirty. As she packs for performances on the road, she gave a back story among her future plans, knowing that ‘we’re going to be on the road a lot. I was on tour with the Broken Singles for about eight years, then I stopped to have my son. The music business has changed so much since then, but one thing that hasn’t changed is people still go out and hear live music. I’m going to continue to do that, because that’s what I know how to do’. Good and Dirty was produced by Eric ‘Roscoe’ Ambel, who handles the guitar work on the E.P. with the same roar as on his solo work as well as part of bands such as The Del Lords, Steve Earle, The Bottle Rockets, and Joan Jett’s Blackhearts. A gentleness guides the Country sway that accompanies the Rock-edged twang of “Lucky Us” as Sarah Borges shares an audio autobiographical moment in “Tendency to Riot”.