SHARON GOLDMAN is a NJ-based contemporary folk singer-songwriter known around the Tri-State area and beyond for her intelligent, inventive storytelling, catchy melodies and pure, precise vocals. Her powerful, poignant lyrics mine a wide range of topics, from tales of love, loss and laughter to stories of biblical women and Sharon’s Orthodox Jewish background. Her newest album project, tentatively titled “Kol Isha” (A Woman’s Voice) is in the works.

Of her latest songs,  singer-songwriter and activist Si Kahn has this to say: “Sharon Goldman has done something quite remarkable, merging the cadences of ancient Hebrew liturgy with a contemporary feminist perspective on modern Jewish and American life.  Despite its historic roots, her work is easily accessible to anyone who appreciates intelligent, poetic, musically compelling folk.”

Listen to:
Pillar of Salt
Kol Isha
Jerusalem

In addition to her powerful performances, Sharon is known for her popular blog about the craft of songwriting, SongwritingScene.com, voted one of the top songwriting resources on Twitter.

Notables:

  • 2011 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist
  • 2012 NERFA Boston Showcase
  • 2012 NERFA FolkDJ Showcase
  • 2012-2013: part of Chicks with Dip tour of Joni Mitchell’s BLUE, a 40th Anniversary Celebration, presented at top folk venues around the Northeast and Midwest (The Ark, Ann Arbor MI; Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL; World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA; Me & Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA; Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin, MA, and many more)
  • January 2014: Album “Silent Lessons” reached #29 on the FolkDJ radio chart
  • June 2014: Appeared in On Your Radar Showcase at Rockwood Music Hall, Hosted by WFUV’s John Platt
  • 2013 – present: Host of quarterly Schoolhouse Songwriter Series at Old Franklin Schoolhouse in Metuchen, NJ
  • Has opened for artists such as Sloan Wainwright, Pat Wictor and Joe Crookston
  • Has contributed backup vocals to recordings for Mark Allen Berube, Phil Teumin, Amy Soucy and Meg Braun

Sharon has played solo at the following notable venues, music series and house concerts:

  • Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
  • The Living Room, NYC
  • The Towne Crier, Beacon, NY
  • Notes from Home Concert Series, Montclair, NJ
  • Music Over Manhattan, NYC
  • Cozy Cabin Concerts, Green Brook, NJ
  • First Acoustics Coffeehouse, Brooklyn, NY
  • Common Ground Community Concerts, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Blooming Seed Coffeehouse, Mahopac, NY