Sara Tindley Bio
Sara Tindley returns to Australian stages this year with a fearless new album, Wild and Unknown.
Performed as a duo with Michael Turner (Wild Pumpkins at Midnight, The Drift, Durga Babies, Spikey), the album was produced by Nick Didia (Bruce Springsteen, Powderfinger, Pearl Jam) at La Cueva, his beautiful Tyagarah studio.
Their collaboration germinated twelve wry, insightful tracks narrating the turbulent life Tindley’s endured since her last album, Time (2011). Produced by Chris Parkinson of Adelaide outfit The Yearlings, Time radiated the quiet beauty engendered through Sara’s friendship and musical partnership with the band.
In 2006 Sara had teamed up with country music luminary Bill Chambers, who produced Lucky The Sun and imparted precious road wisdom. These albums add to Tindley’s earler work; 5 Days, (2003), which catalyzed a huge ABC radio following and saw songs placed on the TV series East of Everything and Bondi Rescue.
ABC Radio placed the single Down the Avenue on high rotation and subsequently included it on the album ABC Best of Airplay 2009, earning Tindley a nationwide fan base.
Sara’s resurgence is a welcome return to crowds used to her warm rootsy performances at the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Gympie Muster, Splendour in the Grass and Tamworth CMF, among many others.
Wild and Unknown is a beautifully crafted album that stands tall in her exceptional canon of fine musical works.
Twelve songs run the gamut of emotion, from the title track’s declaration of wonder and joy, “I feel like I’ve landed on the moon”. to the gentle, ukulele lullaby of Iluka; “this army walks beside me, no more damage can be done”.
While All your love is Gone jinks and twists through romantic chicanes, the gorgeous ballad Cities comes off like a lost Joni Mitchell masterpiece. Tindley’s voice has never been richer, more deeply steeped in emotion. Her songs have always narrated a compelling life; as she charts a course into the Wild and Unknown she’s certain to take us with her.
2002 "FIVE DAYS"
2006 "LUCKY THE SUN"
2017 "WILD AND UNKNOWN"
Byron Bay Bluesfest x2, Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Fest, Akoostik Fest, Bello Winter Music, Semaphore.