THE Spain-born, American-raised and UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is heading out on the road again.

Ahead lies 12 solid weeks of touring, and the good news is, she has a local date, among her 35 shows in the USA and 22 in the UK.

But what can an audience expect?

A spokesman said: “Produced by guitar legend Michael Chapman, Sarah’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous is distributed worldwide by Proper on LP as well as CD, and has received rave reviews worldwide.

" Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an early contender for folk album of 2018,” the UK’s fRoots said it was “a collection to savour” and the USA’s PopMatters called it “a gateway into a true innovator’s soul".

But what about the tour?

Sarah said: “I’m really looking forward to getting out on the road again.

“After the intensity of last year’s album-release touring, I made the decision not to do any long tours in the first half of this year, although I did manage to get over to Ireland to perform at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival, which was fantastic, and I’ve just come back from playing at a folk festival in Belgium.

“But it’s all been short little trips out, so it’ll be great to be finally getting my teeth into a proper tour. I can’t wait!”

The singer will certainly be in the mood to celebrate, because she recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ards International Guitar Festival. Electric guitar, piano and drum all feature in her arsenal of instruments onstage.

Born in Madrid, to a Spanish father and an American mother, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah McQuaid was taught piano and guitar by her folksinging mother, and remembers being inspired by meeting her distant cousin, well-known singer/songwriter Gamble Rogers, at her grandmother’s house in Indiana.

The date for the diary is November 29 at The Old Baptist Chapel in Tewkesbury.

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