“You are a storyteller.
Your life is a story.
Tell a good story.”
~ Gene Tagaban
As a young child, I listened to stories of Raven from my grandmother.
I heard the story of how Raven freed the Stars, Moon, and Sun into the nighttime sky and opened the Box of Daylight. The people saw this daylight and they were able to see their world clearly for the first time. They marveled at the beauty of it. I heard the story about the time Raven was looking out to sea and saw an island of fire throwing flames into the sky. Hawk helped Raven get that fire. Raven, he took that fire, and he threw it into the rocks, the trees, the water, the animals and into all of the human beings. Now we all have that fire. Now we all have that spirit.In the words of my grandmother, “You are the light of the world, share your light and light the fire in the hearts of the people. You will see their spirits shine.”
Sage began her journey as a singer/songwriter and actress when she was a wee child. Music was always around from stories of her grandmother who worked with Elvis or her mother’s dearest friend and record producer Leonard Cohen dropping by. Some early highlights of Sage’s career would be dancing with Michael Jackson in the music video BLACK or WHITE, singing “Thank You” with Natalie Merchant at the Lilith Fair, starring on the Disney Channel, “Toon Disney Summer Sundays with Sage and Beau” and a co-starring role in the ABC mini-series “Dreamkeeper”. Sage has also performed on some of the world’s most renowned stages, including: The Roxy, The Whiskey a Go-Go, House of Blues LA, The Ford Amphitheater, to name a few. Sage took a break from Hollywood to attend Yale, though during her freshman year she couldn’t pass co-starring in the Steven Spielberg miniseries “Into The West” for TNT. Through her education she explored the world, studying theater in London and at Russia’s renowned Moscow Art Theater. Upon graduation Sage went to LA and started to work on her new musical venture, this led her to London and Nashville where she wrote and recorded her first solo EP, “Learning to Walk“. In 2012, with Sage and The Saints, Sage recorded her second EP “I Will Lie” produced by Rascall Flatts instrumentalist Jonathan Trebing. Currently, Sage lives in Nashville. She is writing and recording for a new record, as well as lending a hand writing for and with other artists.
SOME KIND WORDS:
“Mama’s Biscuits” -Neil Young
“When Sage first came to my office at BMI New York I knew she was destined for success. Sage has great talent both as a songwriter and singer…She displays the attributes that are characteristic of someone who will succeed in this tough business and achieve every goal desired.” –Charles Feldman, VP Writer/Artist Relations BMI New York
} “Over the years I have followed Sage’s musical career and have watched her evolve into a wonderfully talented singer and songwriter. Sage takes an elegant approach to her sound and style, cherry picking musical elements from a variety of styles and time periods, to create a unique and special musical experience.” –Adrian Grenier
2/27/14 @DonnaTeresa5 tweeted “SAGE AND THE SAINTS-WOULD I RUN:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q41g3occ95U L-O-V-E this song by @SageTheSaints”
2/19/14 @RosaMonteiro88 tweeted “@SageTheSaints listening to your songs right now and falling in love with your voice!! <3”
11/2013 via YouTube LiiJamJaxxn said “Beautiful u and song!!! *O* I love you Sage”
SOME SELECT VINTAGE PRESS (from last EP I WILL LIE):
“…you made my day with just an EP …what a discovery…I am blown away by this singer and this band…I can’t stop listening (particularly track 1 that I already listened at least 20 times…what a song, what a melody ..they reach perfection) ..I also can’t stop listening tracks 2 and 3 ..I will air these 3 songs …vocally and instrumentally this CD is a real musical gem…it is beyond words.. I guess they will be on the road to a extraordinaire career…to me it is the discovery of this year …Take care and merci for this precious gift.” -Mike Penard DJ on ISA Radio France
“John (biscuits & Gravy) Davy thumbs up for Sage & The Saints”- on FSR http://flyinshoes.ning.com/profiles/blogs/sage-and-the-saints
“so proud of this girl…check out @SagetheSaints” –Ali Puliti, US Weekly via twitter
“good stuff” –Balthazar Getty, PURPLEHAUS Records/musician/actor via twitter