Just Me


It's been a very hectic last few weeks! I finally finished recording the piano and vocals for the upcoming album on a Friday evening, then, the following weekend and week was dedicated to moving (still within Columbia, MD), and then I promptly got a really bad case of the flu which I am still recovering from! So, finally, I will take a few minutes to reflect on the recording process with you and some things I discovered during this time. It was deeply personal. Although these songs are meant to be mostly fun, light, and catchy, they are based on my experiences with the ups and downs in love and romance, and so, whether they are wild, funny, or sad, they are still personal. Then, I started thinking about who I am sharing these stories with, and I realized that it's all friends-some I have had for a long time, and some I have made along the way, even recently. This is story telling among friends really, and you have supported me and helped me to get this far. And so, I feel that I need to break down any barriers between us, and my artistic name has come to feel somewhat of a barrier to me. I would like you to know me personally, as Sarah Ragsdale – quirks and all. ‘Zahra’ is a magnificent creature I created to channel music through for a few years. In my mind, she gave me an excuse to be a sexy, edgy, awesome version of myself, but Sarah Ragsdale is me. And so, because this album is so personal, and I am so touched by the personal friendships, contributions, and support, this album “Whimsical Romance” will be the first album finally released by, well, just…me.

3 comments

  • John Shack

    John Shack Tysons Corner

    Sarah...we have shared great stories together...both as musicians and as friends. Understanding one's own identity and exploring that to its fullest potential is one of the beautiful things you could do. I love you, I support you and couldn't be more proud that you have had the courage to not only break some of the barriers down, but also make your music THAT much more personal.

    Sarah...we have shared great stories together...both as musicians and as friends. Understanding one's own identity and exploring that to its fullest potential is one of the beautiful things you could do. I love you, I support you and couldn't be more proud that you have had the courage to not only break some of the barriers down, but also make your music THAT much more personal.

  • David Phillips

    David Phillips Columbia, MD

    Good luck with becoming better known as the real you, and with the new CD. For others reading this, Sarah recently did two terrific performances at Montgomery College in Rockville. She is a fine artist, educator, and entertainer who works well with presenters.

    Good luck with becoming better known as the real you, and with the new CD. For others reading this, Sarah recently did two terrific performances at Montgomery College in Rockville. She is a fine artist, educator, and entertainer who works well with presenters.

  • Sarah Ragsdale

    Sarah Ragsdale

    Thanks to both of you for those kind and encouraging words!

    Thanks to both of you for those kind and encouraging words!

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