Last night my hubby and I went to a performance Live at The Triple Door in Seattle. We went to see Sarah Emerson. She is a dear friend of my husband and a wonderful musician. All week I was super excited for this show. My husband had told me so much about her and her music that I felt like I knew her. I had been wanting to meet her for quite some time but seeing her preform was even better. This singer/songwriter blew my mind!
Sarah Emerson is a singer, songwriter, worship leader, and used to be a dancer for the Seattle Sonic basketball team. She does amazing works through the church, with her music, and most recently through the Oh What Joy project in Uganda. Last August she released her first Album, “Sarah Emerson and The Radiokings”, which has helped raise over $10,000 for orphans living at Destiny Orphanage in Uganda, Africa.
The group that opened for her was called Dillingham and included three brothers from Virgina. I loved Dillingham’s unique sounds. I found the songwriting to be quite forward with emotional overtones.
Between acts a charity group that Sara helps support and promote, Redeeming Soles, took the stage. Their mission is to bring shoes and socks to the approximately 10,047 homeless in Seattle. Shoes and socks are the most needed item in the homeless community. For every $1 donated the company can buy a pair of shoes for someone that really needs them. They also do a program called, ‘No kid left on the sidelines’ for kids that want to engage in sports but don’t have the shoes to do so.
Redeeming Soles Charity Organization Website
To donate or text to give. There are also shoe drop off sites around Seattle for those of you that might be local.
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Her music seems to me to be the perfect blend of indie and soft rock with Christian overtones. The songs she sang last night were deep and powerful, with very emotional singing. This is just what I LOVE in singer, especially in a female vocalist.
She looked so chic wearing all black. I loved her leather pants and shoes with a flowey loose chiffon long sleeveless blouse. When she took the stage the whole room went crazy. She looked like an angel!
In addition to great music, the food at the Triple Door is to die for. I would say it is some of the best modern Asian cuisine I’ve had. We shared three plates between the two of us: Started with Potstickers, excellent sauce, perfectly cooked. Then we had Chicken Satay Skewers with a tiny dab of sticky rice, home made dill pickles and a coconut curry sauce. Finally I ordered a Flourless chocolate torte with ginger ice cream. I was drinking Domaine de Couron Grenachr/ Syrah Coates du Rhone villages France 2012, a red wine that paired perfectly with my desert.
Overall we had a fabulous time! For anyone interested in hearing some really beautiful singing from the heart I encourage you to look up Sarah Emerson. I know I will be adding her to the long list of musicians I adore and look up to. More than that she is an amazing human being with so much heart. Give her a listen and I’m sure you will love her too!