NEMA’s 2021 Songwriter of the Year Sarah King inhabits the dark side of Americana, creating “high-powered blues-Americana-rock” (Burlington Free Press) anchored by her atmospheric voice and rhythmic blues guitar. Her 2021 debut EP The Hour, produced by Simone Felice and David Baron (The Lumineers, Jade Bird), marks her stunning arrival with “Nightstand” named 2020’s #1 Best Song in Vermont by County Tracks. King’s live show crackles with energy and devil-may-care attitude, earning her support slots for Blues Traveler in 2022, The Steel Woods in 2021, an official showcase at Folk Alliance International in 2022, performances at the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Philadelphia Folk Festival, a night at legendary Caffe Lena in 2022, and a main stage slot at Black Bear Americana Fest 2021.