Sara Gougeon writes contemporary folk songs that embody the weighted lyrical content of Leonard Cohen, but her heart-wrenching lyrics are wrapped up in sweet, folky melodies that take influence from Joni Mitchell. Using stories and personal experiences, she crafts songs that are honest and relatable. Sara is a solo act: a vocalist who accompanies herself on acoustic guitar.
Sara’s accomplished writing led her to be selected as a finalist for the well-respected John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2018, an international contest established by Yoko Ono in 1997.
Sara originates from Sudbury, Ontario, and has moved several times over to pursue music. At 14 years old she packed her bags for Northern Michigan, where she spent her high school career studying songwriting at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Following high school, Sara was accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where she continues her studies in songwriting, music business and music technology.
“Home Again”, Sara’s debut EP was released on August 17th, 2018 and was followed by a 10 day tour of Ontario.
In the last five years, Sara has written over 300 songs. Working hard for years towards the goal of writing a song a week, she finally exceeded her goal and wrote 82 songs in 2018.
Sara is now in the process of recording her upcoming album “The Long Road”.See My Portfolio