Sarah Larsen is a multi-faceted teacher and musician. Originally from Wisconsin, she grew up playing classical music with her pianist mother and sister. Her formative years were spent at Lawrence University, the Walnut High School, Hartt School of Music., and the University of Hartford on full scholarship. Playing in college introduced her to alternative styles including a run with a string quartet, Vox4, that led to Carnegie Hall, Americana rock string trio, Little Ugly, and premiering Gary Tomasetti's Violin Concerto written specifically for her.
Sarah's time in Philadelphia saw her playing with the Hat Club of Philadelphia, multiple bluegrass bands as well as served as a frequently called string arranger for local songwriters. She has recorded at nearly every studio in the greater Philadelphia area, working with Ben Arnold, Susan Werner, and Dr. Dog among others. Sarah is an award-winning contest fiddler having taken Grand Champion of the Lyons Fiddle Festival and the Delaware State Championship.
Sarah resides in Edgewater with her partner, Danny Stewart, and their dog, Ranger. Sarah and Danny are the founders of Annapolis Bluegrass, a cultural organization that hosts jams, concerts, and music lessons while spreading their love of bluegrass music to the greater Annapolis area.