What Would Dossey Do?

DOSSEY, the solo project of musician and artist Sarah Dossey, is a uniquely pleasing auditory experience conceived from her background in bluegrass/folk in combination with her passion for electronic music. DOSSEY gained quick traction in the indie community with the release of her well-received freshman album Diamond (2015), an indie-folk and electronic crossover. Following the success of Diamond, a three song EP, aptly named Electric, was released in 2017. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the sweet electronic songstress to get a better idea of just who DOSSEY is.

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TRACK RAMBLER (TR): What would you say has been your biggest mountain as an artist so far?
DOSSEY (D): “I’ve been performing in different facets for a long time but have never been a lead singer. That’s definitely a mountain that I’m still climbing. Figuring out how to be the person. It helps me to disassociate because I’m naturally pretty introverted.” I laughed knowingly and look at my camera. “Off-stage I’m not DOSSEY but on-stage, this is what DOSSEY does. Having the confidence to pull that off has taken a lot.”

TR: Do you have any rituals that you maintain?
D: “I try to drink a whiskey or two [we both smile in understanding]. I prefer to go into it prepared. I get myself into a room alone, take some deep breathes, visualize, and meditate a little bit. [In that moment] I’m leaving “Sarah” zone and entering “DOSSEY” zone. ‘How will DOSSEY do tonight?’ ‘What will she do?’ If I put myself in the right mindset then everything goes well.”

TR: How has the transition between genres been?
D: “It has been a huge learning curve for me. I can’t sing the same way for this project that I do for my bluegrass band. The sonic landscape is totally different. It has taken me a while to figure out why I like the music I like and what part of me has to deliver it. I had to figure out what sounds good and why. I have grown in a huge way since that realization. Now, I’m figuring out how to be the best. I’m definitely not there but I feel like I’m on my way up.”

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DOSSEY will be performing this Friday, February 8th with Palm Daze and Finlay at the famed Stubb’s Austin. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Article and photos by: Demetrius Judkins @wolfspiritofthesun

 

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