Bio

Sara Gougeon is a twenty year old singer-songwriter from Sudbury, Ontario. She writes indie-folk and alternative music. Gougeon is a solo act: a vocalist who primarily accompanies herself on acoustic guitar.

On September 1st, 2018 the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest selected Gougeon’s song ”Home Again” as one of the three finalists in the folk music category. The John Lennon songwriting contest is a well respected international songwriting competition, established by Yoko Ono in 1997.

On August 17th, 2018 Gougeon released “Home Again” ‐ an EP composed of her original music. Following the release Gougeon embarked on a tour of Ontario. The tour traveled through Sudbury, Orillia, Collingwood, Meaford, the chi-cheemaun ferry, and Manitoulin island (both Little Current and Mindemoya). Gougeon contacted venues, scheduled dates and booked the tour entirely herself.

In the fall of 2017, Gougeon attended Folk Music Ontario as one of the 6 selected Ontarians for the Developing Artist Program where she would spend the music conference attending panels, showcasing and networking. Gougeon was mentored by Kaia Kater and had the privilege of spending several hours learning and collaborating with her, one on one.

As an alumni of Interlochen Arts Academy, she spent her entire high school career studying music and has been long invested in the world of the arts.

Gougeon is a student of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world’s largest contemporary music college. Her major focuses on songwriting, music business and music technology. She is currently back in Boston continuing her studies and working on more projects to come.

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