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Sarah Beth Tomberlin
Tomberlin by Marc Silverstein.jpg
Tomberlin in 2020
Background information
Birth nameSarah Beth Tomberlin
Born (1995-04-06) April 6, 1995 (age 27)
Jacksonville, Florida
OriginLouisville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2018–present
LabelsSaddle Creek

Sarah Beth Tomberlin (born April 6, 1995), known mononymously as Tomberlin, is an American folk musician and singer-songwriter based in Louisville, Kentucky.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sarah Beth Tomberlin was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but moved five different times before her family ended up residing in Fairfield, Illinois where her father became preacher at the local Baptist church.[2] At age 16, Tomberlin finished high school and attended college for a short period, before dropping out, when she began writing songs for her first album.[2][3]


Tomberlin released her debut full-length album in 2018 on Saddle Creek Records, titled At Weddings. The album was positively received by numerous publications.[4][5][6] On August 18, 2020, Tomberlin announced a new EP called Projections, due out October 16, 2020, alongside the release of a Busy Philipps-directed music video for the song "Wasted."[7] In February 2022, Tomberlin announced her second full-length album titled i don't know who needs to hear this..., which was released on April 29, 2022.[8]


Growing up, the first albums that Tomberlin owned were the soundtrack to the musical Chicago, Dashboard Confessional's The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, and Bright Eyes's I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.[2]


Studio albums[edit]


  • Projections (2020)


  • Hours (Katie Dey remix), (2020)
  • Hours (draag me remix), (2020)


  1. ^ McDermott, Patrick. "Tomberlin's haunting folk music is all about being honest, even when it's hard". The Fader. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Rettig, James. "Artist To Watch: Tomberlin". Stereogum. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Donelson, Marcy. "Tomberlin". AllMusic. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  4. ^ Horn, Olivia. "Tomberlin: At Weddings". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Mongredien, Phil. "Tomberlin: At Weddings review – immersive and impressive debut". The Guardian. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Breihan, Tom. "Album Of The Week: Tomberlin At Weddings". Stereogum. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Ruiz, Matthew Ismael (August 18, 2020). "Tomberlin Announces Projections EP, Shares New Busy Philipps–Directed Video: Watch". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  8. ^ Darville, Jordan. "Tomberlin announces new album, shares "happy accident"". The Fader. Retrieved February 21, 2022.

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