Sarah Sharp is a songwriter and Jazz singer based in Austin, Texas. She plays under her name and is also 1/2 of the pop duo Kaliyo. She was the last singer with Jitterbug Vipers, when Slim Richey was still alive and playing.
R.I.P. Slim Richey
Most Dangerous Guitar Player in Texas, indeed. It does not feel like you are gone at all. This recording means the world to me. I’ve never known another man who can play with this much soul, grace, restraint, passion, coolness. No one compares.
NPR Song Travels with Michael Feinstein
Recent Song Placements
Sarah Recently wrote and recorded an album with Yaniel Matos. Stay tuned!!!
A Viper Just The Same recently featured on “The Good Wife” and “Grandfathered”
“Deep Girl” by Kaliyo on the Revenge Promo
“Sarah Sharp’s voice just oozes class throughout ‘Phoebe’s Dream’ and her songs are genuinely timeless.” – No Depression
““When you’re high, there’s nothing else to do but watch your very next breath make its way through the sky,” melts Sarah Sharp in a tranquil vocal haze on “When You’re High,” lulling an ephemerality that seeps through the entirety of Phoebe’s Dream. ” – Austin Chronicle
“Sarah Sharp’s soft spoken singing style and quiet instrumentations offer a living room, fireside closeness that keeps her away from the lounge-singer stereotypes of similarly jazz-influenced performers.” NPR – All Songs Considered
“Sarah Sharp, who serves as the primary Jitterbug Vipers songwriter, sweetly sails through a selection of originals in the tradition with seductive nonchalance but also digs down deep for an exquisite rendition of “Billie’s Blues.””– Downbeat Magazine
“..this raucous quartet lives and dies on the sultry, Billie Holiday-esque allure of frontwoman Sarah Sharp..” Austin Culture Map