Musicians At Large

by Navae Fiona

Sometimes you have to search for gold and other times you find it has been under your nose the whole time.

Such can be said of the talent prominent in Portland’s music scene. Both Sara Jackson Holman and Worth are prime examples of some of our hidden gems rapidly gaining attention.

A musician rising from the street to the stage, Worth has the gift of capturing your senses leaving you truly feeling the emotion he shares. His songs offer a soul filled invitation to experience life and love with all of its beauty and pain. This to me, is modern blues and soul in its most honest hour. He has shared the stage with Allen Stone and Marv Ellis, and only continues to gain popularity as more of the world begins to experience him as he graces their stages and homes.

Sara Jackson Holman on the other hand, a classically trained pianist, discovered her song writing abilities only a few years back and has found her passion. With a delicate yet strong vocal sound, she has been compared to the likes of Lana Del Rey and Adele. A difference to be noted is her way of captivating and drawing you in to her scape of love and loss. With the remnants of Beethoven still at her fingertips, she seamlessly fuses symphonic melody with programmed beats while keeping the traditions of chorus and prose. Sara’s music has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Pretty Little Liars and more.

Discovered by Rola Music in 2013, both of these talents have toured some of the most beautiful hot spots in Europe. With Worth on rotation in European radio and Sara opening for Amanda Palmer in Vienna, I’d say the tours have been quite a success and should inspire Portland artists to not only support these incredible musicians but to see what’s possible when you follow your passions.

Portland, you have talent. Never forget it. |

Christopher Worth, photo by Thomas Zeidler

Sara Jackson Holman, photo by Dominique Hammer Photography

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