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About

Sally Vee is an award-winning songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist from the Flint Hills of Kansas with more than twenty years of experience in the music industry. She is a member of the Touring Roster of Artists with the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission as well as the Heartland Song Network. Sally is also a registered songwriter with Broadcast Music Incorporated, the ECO, and Folk Alliance International.

She is the curator and historian of Thursday Night Under The Lights which is a music showcase featuring sixteen bands that is presented every September when the Walnut Valley Festival of Winfield, Kansas is in full swing. 

To find out where you can hear Sally perform next, please check out her Performance/Workshop Calendar

To download songs, please check out Sally's Music.

    Bio

    Born in Delaware and raised in Oklahoma, I discovered my love of music at an early age. I remember sitting in the living room while my parents would play from their collection of records. I grew up listening to Sly and The Family Stone, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Grand Funk Railroad,  Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, and countless other musicians. I loved the scratchy sound that started each record- it's as if that sound was preparing me for something amazing. In particular, the clapping and a cappella opening of Grand Funk's version of "Locomotion" comes to mind along with the opening of Diamond's "Song Sung Blue." To this day, that song is still one of my favorite songs. It never gets old.

    As amazing as the music itself was, I always found myself honing in on the lyrics. I loved the songs that told stories and I admired the way singers would use melody to help tell those stories.

    My love of music led me to join the school band where I learned to play the french horn and I loved it so much that I ended up majoring in music and earning a degree in horn performance in 2006. Following undergrad, I attended KSU where I received my K-12 music teaching certification. 

    After spending many years "paying my dues" and learning other peoples' tunes, it was time to take all the things I had learned, put them into practice, and start writing my own songs. I had written a small handful over the years, but on the advice of John Prine, I blew up my tv and jumped into songwriting as an art form sometime around 2016.

    I love to tell stories in my songs- stories about places, people, and the times. I love to research my subject matter- to dive head first into the wealth of knowledge we have access to in order to help me create these stories and share them with you in the form of a song. At the end of the day, I want to write songs that make people laugh, cry, dance, think, and remember. I want to write songs that connect us and bring us together through shared experiences because when it comes down to it, we're all just human beings and we are more alike than we are different. I feel like that's something to sing about.

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    Contact

    Want to book me for a concert or a songwriting workshop? Get in touch with me. 

    (785)477-4653

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