Thank you to The London Free Press for mentioning us in the article published December 31 2020 titled “BELANGER: An unusually quiet New Year’s Eve for veteran musicians”
London Free Press writer Joe Belanger called to chat about my plans for NYE. He was shocked to hear about my move to British Columbia, and thrilled to hear about our plan-in-action of converting a school bus into a tiny home on wheels!
Here’s the write-up:
…..Likewise, Sarah Smith, long considered one of the hardest working rockers in the business with a large, loyal fan base, isn’t performing on New Year’s Eve for the first time in 22 years.
Although Smith was among the first to pivot to online shows after the pandemic hit in March and hardly missed a beat financially, she used the year to make a major life change. She moved to Vancouver Island where partner Lesley Field, a banker, was offered a job.
“Well, I thought nothing is happening this year, so I may as well figure out the rest of my life and be doing something else,” said Smith, who is living in Sooke, a rainforest community west of Victoria where they take care of a large Airbnb home (Check out The Serenity Lodge).
Smith and Field bought a bus they’re converting into a home and are looking for property to park it on when not touring. Sarah is also working on a album of cover songs “you wouldn’t expect me to be singing” that should be released by the fall of 2021.
“I can tour whenever I want,” Smith said. “I can’t wait for my career to come back. This is like a whole new musical realm and I want to write and record an album on my own.”