Sarah Donner | Reluctant Cat Lady

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Reluctant Cat Lady

by Sarah Donner

A wholesome low-carb blend of punchy guitar and clever, sometimes sassy lyrics that take their inspiration from the gay men she dated, the feral cats she feeds, and the hardcore punk shows she has endured.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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6. Quandries At A Hardcore Show
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A wholesome low-carb blend of punchy guitar and clever, sassy lyrics that take their inspiration from the gay men she dated, the feral cats she feeds, and the hardcore punk shows she has endured. Take out the cliche and throw in the Casio keyboard.

Her songs jump back and forth over the line between unexpected humour and heartfelt realities with a clear voice that's shared the stage with stage with Julie Andrew, Charlotte Church, and Andrea Bocelli. Her ever increasing influences include singer/songwriters Dar Williams, Ben Folds, Ani Difranco, and Holly O'Reilly, the ocean, kittens, London, pink cars, and cheap wine. She graduated Westminster Choir College with a B.A. in Music. In 2000 she picked up a guitar, denied her classical roots, and started rocking out. Her heart lives in New Jersey and Massachusetts, and she wishes Connecticut wasn't so big. Sarah Donner is also the host and founder of Indie Music Night, an acclaimed monthly series featuring premium live music held in Princeton, NJ. Her first self-produced studio album Reluctant Cat Lady is available now and the masses (of cats) are all flocking to her doorstep for a listen.


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Worth a second and third thought
Every song on this album is instantly relatable to anyone who's ever had a pulse.

Each song is refreshing in it's own rights, but the layers of complexity are there, yet are so subtle that even the trained ear can marvel at their fluid motions.

For a freshman album Sarah is only scratching the surface of her ablities, and I am only going to grow and grow as a fan of her music!


Sarah Donner is absolutely amazing. Her songs are catchy and fun, and one immediately gets a sense of connection to her through her personal yet relatable lyrics. This album is the next best thing to one of her live shows. Very enjoyable!

G. Wood

There's a good reason to listen to Sarah.
There's a good reason to listen to Sarah. The reason is: She's good. If you've had the opportunity to see her live, you know it's true what they say about her--She's Silly, Surprising, and Sometimes Profound. I'd add genuine, talented, unique, and endearing, as well.

I'm not really a big fan of the whole popular female singer/songwriter genre, you know, the other Sarah, Ani, and all them. I find them often heavy-handed in their songwriting and presentation. That's why I like Sarah Donner! Her songs are immediately accessible, chronicling personal experience as an everywoman/everyman phenomenon, nailing down universal truisms with a coy sense of wordplay and rhythm. Her voice is clear and intimate, she sounds like an old friend from the first listen. Her guitar work is punchy and clean. She a real toe-tapper, too.

Well, heck, I'm glad to have her album. And there's only one song about a cat, really!