Sarah Jaffe

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Sarah Jaffe
Sarah Jaffe in 2011
Sarah Jaffe in 2011
Background information
Born (1986-01-29) January 29, 1986 (age 32)
Origin Red Oak, Texas, U.S.
Genres Indie
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, drums
Years active 2007–present
Labels Kirtland Records

Sarah Jaffe (born January 29, 1986)[1] is an American singer-songwriter from Denton, Texas.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jaffe was born in Angelina, Texas to parents Roger Jaffe and Malea Jackson.[1]


Jaffe self-released her first EP titled Even Born Again, which was recognized by Rolling Stone and the Dallas Observer.[3][4] In late 2009, she was signed to Kirtland Records and released her first full-length album, Suburban Nature, in May 2010.[5][6] She has previously toured with Lou Barlow, Norah Jones, Blitzen Trapper and Chelsea Wolfe, as well as fellow bands Midlake, Old 97's and Centro-matic.

In 2011, she released The Way Sound Leaves a Room, which was touted as an EP that included a DVD of her performance at Wyly Theatre in Dallas that February. This release included a cover of a Drake song: "Shut it Down". It was with this release that she started moving away from an acoustic folk sound to a more orchestral indie rock sound, but it was only a hint at what was to come.

In 2012, she opened on the New Multitudes Tour where she introduced fans to songs from her upcoming album. On April 21, she released her latest LP: The Body Wins, produced by John Congleton. On December 11, 2012, she performed "Talk", a single from that album, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Jaffe sings a cover of PJ Harvey's "Down by the Water" on 2013 recording with The Toadies, an alternative rock band from Fort Worth, Texas.[7]

In 2013, she featured uncredited vocals on Eminem's song "Bad Guy" off his album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.[8]

The Irish comedy TV series "Can't cope, Won't cope", also streamed on Netflix, used the song "Glorifyed High".[9]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sarah Allison Jaffe - Texas Birth Index". FamilySearch. 29 January 1986. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Letkemann, Jessica (13 June 2011). "Sarah Jaffe Folks Up Robyn". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Crain, Zac (2009-10-04). "Levon Helm, Zac Brown Band, Deer Tick and More Battle the Mud at Austin City Limits Day Two". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  4. ^ Freedman, Pete (2008-07-23). "Dallas Observer Music Awards: The Winners! Announced!". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  5. ^ "Kirtland Records signs Sarah Jaffe". Kirtland Records. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  6. ^ Freedman, Pete (2010-01-20). "Born Again: Sarah Jaffe". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Hear the Toadies and Sarah Jaffe Cover PJ Harvey for Record Store Day 7-Inch". Spin. April 18, 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  8. ^ @sayjaffe (February 10, 2015). "Congrats to @Eminem on his Grammy. Was honored to be a part of #badguy . Hats off to my buddy @SymbolycOne as well!" (Tweet). Retrieved December 15, 2017 – via Twitter. 
  9. ^ "Can't Cope, Won't Cope". imdb. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  10. ^ Blaskovich, Sarah (2012-01-18). "Sarah Jaffe's new disc The Body Wins drops April 24". Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 

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