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Haley Johnsen & Sarah Wild on Sounds of PDX: Women In Music

Last week on the show we had our third installment of “Women In Music”. To help me cover this topic I was joined by special guests, Haley Johnsen and Sarah Wild. Haley and Sarah are two of Portland’s most talented and hardworking recording artists. 2016-08-30 20.41.57This evening we listened to a handful of female artists that represented the past and present influences of our guests. Some of the artists featured on The PDX Spotlight Playlist were Bishop Briggs, CHVERCHES, Brandi Carlile, and Broods. We also featured local artists ZZ Ward, The Cabin Project, and Coco Columbia. In our first hour we had the chance to hear Haley talk about her latest single Feel The Water and its source of inspiration. Sarah Wild was kind enough to premier her new single, Maybe It’s Me during the second hour of our show. This new song showed her progress as an artist as she dives further into the rock realm.

Our listeners got a real treat when Haley and Sarah played live for us in the second hour. First Haley performed a track called Walk These Miles followed by Sarah Wild’s performance of Let You Go. Both songs were stunning and powerful but the ladies really impressed me with their version of Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me. Not only were their vocals stunning but they had decided minutes before the show began to cover this song. 2016-08-30 20.49.07

We had a great evening and I can’t thank them enough for their time.

Be sure to check out Haley and Sarah’s social media for upcoming shows, music, and much more!

Please enjoy my interview and and live performances from Haley Johnsen and Sarah Wild.

Luke Neill

I host "Sounds of PDX" every Tuesday from 7-9pm.

At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists by providing music and live show reviews. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.

I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am extremely lucky to now live in Portland, OR, where we have one of the most vibrant music scenes in the nation.

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