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Show Review: “Heartbreak Heroes” EP release show for Sarah Johnson

Show Reviews

Sarah Johnson EP Release  Concert for Local Artist Celebrates Breakup Songs
and Benefits Mental Health for Musicians

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On November 9, Sarah Johnson and a stacked lineup of DFW artists to sang their favorite breakup songs, in celebration of her EP Release. Concert benefited Porter’s Call, nonprofit offering free counseling to full time recording artists.

The event celebrates Johnson’s upcoming EP Release and will took place on Wednesday, Nov 9 at 7:30p.m at Adair’s in Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX.

“My new EP is all breakup songs, and I’m just owning it. I had a tough break up and songwriting was my way of processing. I put all the songs on this project so I could be done with this topic and move on,” says Johnson

Johnson started reaching out to her musician friends to join her for “Heartbreak Heroes” – and received an overwhelmingly positive response.

“Even though breakups are one of the toughest things to go through, they can be incredibly inspiring. This event is a way to celebrate making beauty from pain,” says Johnson

The show included local and well-loved singer-songwriters John Pedigo, Nathan Mongol Wells, Mike Randall, Jenna Clark, Clayton Serafy, Cory Cross, La Bell, Dev Wulf, Frankie Leonie, Ryan Berg, and David Tribble – and some surprise guests. 

One by one they shared their songs on the historic Adair’s Saloon stage as people gathered and listened.  This was the most fun you will ever have at a heartbreak themed show, full of hope and real people cultivating the community that was on display that night amongst the artists.  Not to mention there was a full house that night!  

Proceeds from the concert benefit Porter’s Call, a place where artists can find counsel, support, and encouragement, specifically attuned to their unique profession. It’s a safe and confidential refuge where they can deal with the issues and stresses they face in their careers and personal lives. And the services are provided at no charge, for full time recording artists who meet the application requirements.

“We can sing and make light of breakups all we want, but the reality is they are very tough to handle. Musicians can find themselves lacking the resources for counseling or even a strong community because of our nomadic lifestyle. We need places like Porter’s Call who understand our profession and offer their services to help us with mental health,” says Johnson.

Sarah Johnson released her 3 song EP called “Stages” on November 9th.


Porter’s Call

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