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American Songwriter Sessions with Sara Hickman

By American Songwriter, October 4th, 2011

Sara Hickman, the official state musician of Texas, recently dropped by the offices of American Songwriter to play a few songs and discuss her writing process. The veteran performer played two songs for us; an emotional reading of “The One,” which deals with the Virginia Read More »

Texan Has Heartfelt Message in Music

By Mark Jordan
Published Thursday, September 22, 2011

As a teenager, Sara Hickman, the Texas singer-songwriter who performs at the Levitt Shell on Sunday night, learned the habit of public service from her grandmothers, one of whom gave time at a local hospital. Following her lead, young Hickman would volunteer in the Read More »

Maverick Magazine on “The Best of Times”

By Arthur Wood, Maverick Magazine UK
Yet another Sara Hickman musical project that thoroughly deserves your support

THE BEST OF TIMES is a double disc set that collates thirty-eight of Sara Hickman’s thought provoking compositions and co-writes dating from her 1989 solo debut EQUAL SCARY PEOPLE through the extended version of this Read More »

Donald Teplyske on “Absence of Blame”

Having recorded in Texas for more than 20 years, Sara Hickman is a celebrated writer and singer; most recently, she was named the Official State Musician of Texas for 2010. Having flirted with the mainstream, Hickman is every inch the independent artist.

Her new album is one that becomes more appealing Read More »

Lava Magazine review of “Absence of Blame”


By Rob Patterson

If there is a heaven and when/if I get there, the welcoming voice I expect I’ll hear is a woman singing. I may be a wham-bam rock’n’roll lad at heart, but it’s still cool girls with eloquent and emotive songs Read More »

“The official state songbird” – Denton Record-Chronicle

UNT alum finds upside to a packed schedule, pops across Texas as musical ambassador
By Lucinda Breeding / Features Editor

Ever since Sara Hickman was named Texas’ official state musician — a torch that passed to her from Willie Nelson — life has been busier than usual.

The singer-songwriter sounds anything but exhausted. Read More »

Pasadena Weekly: “The art of living”

The Art of Living
Singer-songwriter Sara Hickman celebrates everyday life Friday at Neighborhood Church

Taking the easy route is not Sara Hickman’s natural MO. Informed she had been chosen to succeed Willie Nelson as State Musician of Texas for 2010-11, she excitedly inquired what her responsibilities would be — only to be Read More » reviews of “Absence of Blame”

Austin-based singer/songwriter Sara Hickman’s music is sometimes hard for me to categorize. Sometimes she writes humorous songs – in the same vein as Christine Lavin – and some times she writes a real “rocker”. The photos on the package of this CD show her on a dock in a summer Read More »

Austin 360 Review: “Absence of Blame”

Sara Hickman
‘Absence of Blame’
Grade B-

“Love Is There,” the soaring, uplifting first track off “Absence of Blame” from much-loved, perennial Austin singer-songwriter Sara Hickman, is something of a bait-and-switch. With its chorus of background vocalists, it has the vibe of a gospel number, as Hickman reassures us that love is there, Read More »

Austin Chronicle: “Letter to Juliet”

Reprinted from The Austin Chronicle, May 6, 2010


Musician Ginger Doss remembers Sara Hickman, too, since she’s the other Juliet of Hickman’s “Juliet and Juliet,” the tale of two young female lovers. Over the years, Doss has been involved with numerous local bands, notably Dreamtrybe with Lynda Millard. Currently, Read More »