Sara Chodak is Vassal. She is a 18 year old Philadelphia-based songwriter who is driven by emotion and the world around her. She is an eclectic mix of grungy punk, traditional folk, and rebellious rock. She ties her music together with just an acoustic guitar and raw lyrics. The stories woven throughout her songs derive from inspiration from the people she sees, the places she’s been, and the all of the unembellished emotions she has felt. Sara was invited to the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) in 2016, and was honored to be one of the first to receive the Grassy Hill Youth Scholarship. She was then invited to play at the 56th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. Sara was also accepted into the Philadelphia Music Co-op in 2019, the youngest performer in the 100 artist roster, and performed at the Spring Gulch Folk Festival in May 2019.