by Kelly La Croix
Hi Arrowleaf! Who are you/what do you do in the band/what was the last thing you ate?
Hi! My name is Sarah, and I play keys, trumpet, and sing. I am also the primary songwriter for Arrowleaf. I just ate some crackers.
You reside in Missoula. Which body of water near there is your favorite?
Wow, for some reason this is the hardest question...ummm...Holland Lake in the fall.
How was your recent tour? Any highlights?
Our recent tour was SO FUN! Our incredible friends Jake & Amanda let us borrow their car when ours broke down in front of our house right as we were taking off. So the highlight is that it happened. We also played in my hometown of Grand Island, Nebraska and we had a great turnout. My band teacher from 5th grade came and gave me a hug before we played.
Do you do all your own harmonies on recordings?
Yep, that's me! Brady & Amanda sing them live.
If you could play any instrument that you don't currently play, which would you choose?
Harp. Or Cello.
Follow-up: You decide to radically change your band's sound by all playing your new instruments. What does it sound like?
Like a mermaid swimming through sunbeams reflecting through coral reef. Magical & etherial. A little whimsical.
Who are your favorite artists/bands to play with?
I'm thinking of this as faves to play shows with - Oh, Rose, Caroline Keys/Junior, Sasha Bell Band, Cairns, Red Onion Purple, Westfork, Violent Little Fish...I could probably list like 25 more bands
You (Sarah) posted a recent photo from vidcon. What was your interest (involvement?) there?
I worked at the event, mostly checking people in and helping run transportation. VidCon (the company) is based in Missoula and they hire some Missoulians to work the event each year. A friend of mine works there and reached out to me about working - I thought it would be fun and interesting . It was both of those things! Also a lot of hard work - I think I put in 70ish hours. But, I had an amazing time and met so many wonderful and lovely people, both from Missoula and people who are oddly famous on YouTube. What a weird world we live in. (If you're not familiar, VidCon is a conference held in California, London, & Australia for people who make online video, industry folks, and fans. "Featured Creators", along with invited guests & speakers, perform, host panels, & do meet and greets for their fans. I think VidCon US usually draws 30-40k people. It's bananas.)
Something you wish someone would have told you when you were younger:
You don't have to have your life figured out by the time you're 30. 30 isn't old. (I'm 30).