Dubbed in her local press as “one of Northern Minnesota’s best kept secrets,” Thomsen’s home base is near Duluth, MN. “The Twin Ports folk singer picks up the torch carried by the balladeers of decades past: Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, and Peter, Paul, and Mary” writes the Duluth Reader Weekly. “She could make Conan the Barbarian drop his sword and collapse blubbering.”
Sara is also member of the trio Three Altos, with Rabbi Amy Bernstein, and Paula Pedersen, Thomsen's spouse. The trio has released two CDs: Camaradas and One Voice. Thomsen and Pedersen released a duet album, entitled Winter Wanderings.
Sara is the founder and artistic director of the Echoes of Peace Choir, a non-audition community choir in Duluth, Minnesota, with a repertoire of world music and a membership of 70+ voices.