List of Musical Influences  

Aimee Mann, Ani Difranco, Ashley McBryde, The Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, The Chicks, Dan Fogelberg, Dar Williams, Dolly Parton, Emily Wolfe, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr, Garth Brooks, Gillian Welch, Highway 101 (with Paulette Carlson). Iris Dement, James Taylor, Jewel, John Fullbright, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Jonatha Brooke, Joni Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, The Judds, Wynonna Judd, Kim Richey, Lainey Wilson, Leon Russell, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, Maddie Zahm, Maia Sharp, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Matraca Berg, Melissa Etheridge, Nanci Griffith, Nichole Nordeman, P!nk, Patty Griffin, Patty Larkin, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Rosanne Cash,  Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Suzy Bogguss, Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, Trisha Yearwood, Wanda Jackson, The Weepies, Willie Nelson, Woody Guthrie 

Appearance on the BBC at Church Studio 

Had an appearance on BBC at the Church Studio which I was tickled about... They also talk about who else has recorded there which is an amazing list of music greats including Tom Petty who is not listed there. Click on the photo below to watch. 

A Song for Leon Russell at Church Studio 

This Thursday, Sarah Popejoy is set to record at the world class, “The Church Studio” formerly owned by the famous Leon Russell. One of the three songs she will be recording there is a song about Leon that Sarah wrote, called, “Leon, This Song is For You”. The songs are a part of the historical collection of songs Sarah is working on about Oklahoma, called The Oklahoma Storyteller. 

Musicians set to be on the Leon Russell Song include Spencer Sutton on piano, Brandon Autry on lead guitar, Tammy Mitchell-Woods on drums, Gene Morrison on bass, Casii Stephan with background vocals, and Sarah Popejoy with acoustic guitar and lead vocals.

MORE ABOUT LEON: Beginning his career as a session musician, he had played keys on albums such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, BB King, and Joe Cocker to name a few. Later hits including “Tight Rope”, “Delta Lady”, and “A Song for You” among many more. At his Rock n Roll Hall of Fame introduction, Elton John named Leon his biggest musical influence.


Leon Russell's Church Studios! 

Visited Leon Russell's Church Studio this week. They have done an amazing job not only restoring the studio but updating and returning it to it's glory as a world class studio. I can't wait to record here in March!