Sara Milonovich and Daisycutter are a band of adventurous travelers from the many and varied music scenes of New York, who combine a wide-screen city view with a bracing dose of rural realism.
One part multi-faceted solo artist - singer, fiddler, songwriter, and bandleader - Sara has also been a highly sought-after accompanist in the rock, folk, bluegrass, Americana, and celtic music worlds, and has performed and recorded throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond. Growing up on a working farm in rural upstate New York, she began playing when she was four, and by nine was leading her own band (around the same time she learned to drive a tractor.) After a collection of awards for fiddling, singing, songwriting, and composing, she left school at sixteen to hit the road with NY bluegrass band The McKrells. A diverse trajectory led her from there through a busy career as an accompanist and collaborator with such artists as Richard Shindell, Pete Seeger (on his Grammy-winning At 89 album), Eliza Gilkyson, Cathie Ryan, Mountain Quickstep, and Antje Duvekot, among others, while simultaneously earning a degree in Biology from Cornell.
Formed in 2008 during the making of Sara's debut CD of the same name, her roots-rock band Daisycutter aims to run a diesel tractor through the sugar-coated, ukulele-filled fields of what passes for alt-country/americana music today, and seeks to reseed the genre with some nerve, grit and backbone.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012- on the Main Stage
Rancho San Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA