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Sara Thomsen


  1. 1.
    Water Is Life
  2. 2.
    May the Longtime Sun
  3. 3.
    Somewhere to Begin
  4. 4.
    Where Did Jesus Go
  5. 5.
    Holy Angels
“Thomsen’s soulful voice, poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies cut through to the heart and the soul of human experience,” proclaims the Minnesota Women’s Press.
With a voice rich as the best mid-west soil, Sara's songs carry you inward and outward—in, to the particulars of your own life, and out—into the shared humanity of us all. Her performance style is easygoing and full of humor and depth.
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.”
Thomsen has released six solo albums: Song Like a Seed, (her latest), Somewhere to Begin, Everything Changes, By Breath, Fertile Ground, and Arise.
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.


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