I grew up listening to Sarah sing and she welcomed me to join her a few times at some jams with Fiddlesticks. I admired her so much. See you in heaven!
I will miss you sweet cousin.
When I first met you in Columbia in 1982, I was intimidated by your big personality. Over the years that followed I had the joy of getting to know you and the privilege of listening to your music. Many memories...
Sarah, we'll always miss you at Strawberry, loved to wander up to the tree people campsite and listen to you sing and joke around. So glad I have some priceless home video of you and Sam Bush Band and John Cowen, what a hoot! You even liked it. Great lady with big heart, big talent.We were privileged to witness and enjoy. Thank you for your songs. Sandy and Walt Schiller
Met you in Sonora,close to 30 years ago. We shared a pint of whiskey and some other stuff I had. We talked about writing songs. You told me never to disregard my lyrics; that they might mean something that I would understand at some time . You blessed me with encouragement close to 30 years ago. Just found out your gone, and I feel there's a hole in the Universe.
Sarah stayed at my house in Glen Ellen Ca. back in 1976. I am one lucky guy to have known you dear. I/we love you girl. Michael Ewbank
Sarah stayed at my house in Glen Ellen, ca. two nights back in 1976. I am one lucky guy. Love you Sarah. Michael Ewbank
You will be missed by so many. I was blessed to be a fan for years. Thanks for all the trips to Strawberry and the Santa Cruz CA area; never missed a show. Rest in peace.
May she rest in peace and sing in heaven... Johnny ~G~
oh, the stories we could tell...feel so.blessed to have been a part of your "journey" and that we had that special time in Austin this past October...always in my heart, dear friend...xxxxxyou were my facebook!
Thank you. Bless you. Love you.
The weekend that I moved to Austin with my cousin, Steven, we went to brunch at La Zona Rosa and heard Sarah play. I will NEVER forget sitting there... so excited and thrilled at the thought of now being an 'Austin-ite'... with Steven... that first weekend and hearing this woman with such an incredible, warm voice singing a song called "Mexico". It felt so RIGHT, so perfect being there, and hearing that music! I/we met/heard Sarah many, MANY times over the coming years. She was gracious in allowing me to 'open' for her dear friend, Nancy Griffith... and letting me play at her bummer nights all the way from La Zona to the Hole-in-the-Wall and, later, to Artz Rib House, and beyond. Sarah was a wonderful lady, a wonderful talent; and I wish I'd known her better to call her 'friend'. I think the world of her, her mother, and may God bless them both!
Sarah, rest in peace... It was an honor to know you and I am grateful I got to see you a few times before you left us. You are an inspiration as a musician and a human being. Thank you for the love and laughter you gave. My heart goes out to the friends you left behind.
Thank you so much, Sarah. I well don't know what I can write here now. You…yourself is a part of Austin.
Rest in peace, Sarah. Your voice and personality was pure Austin and will be part of what makes this community special for years to come. It was nice knowing you from our Maroon days and seeing you grow over the years to touch so many.
Sarah, my dear next door neighbor of several years.I just found out that I have lost a wonderful friend to the Heavens above. I will miss our conversations. I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting you. I will truly miss you.
What a precious little girl you were when you and your mother, Sudie, lived next door to us. You had to hold your own with our two little boys and you did it with ease. Sudie and I would drink coffee and watch the three of you try and out do each other in the yard. I am so sorry I didn't keep in touch these past 50 years....from the messages I have read, you were a shining star. Bless you, sweet Sarah, and tell your Momma she done good!!
I did not have the pleasure of getting to know her or hear her play live, but she meant a great deal to someone I care about very much, and her music is exquisite . She was and is a beautiful soul . Any one whose life was touched by her and her music was truly blessed.
Was glad to have known you God Bless Bp
Sarah was something special to Austin. We have many good memories of the Tuesday bummer nights at La Zona Rosa.
A song never had a better friend...the absence of your presence will remain with everyone fortunate to have experienced your life-force.No more sad songs sweet songbird.RIP
My sons learned about music at Strawberry with you and the tadpoles in the lake. Thank you for all you are,
Love you Mama. We will miss you and Tweety at the salon. Xoxo
Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Big Spirit, thank you for all you shared, you are remembered.
Night owl, moon lover, phone friend from midnight ‘til four in the morning. Always gorgeous; rich in color and texture, with a voice like a hot fudge sundae on a summer evening. Fly away, my friend, and join the other birds on the wire. We're still listening.
I always looked forward to hearing you sing on Monday nights and now I will be remembering you on Monday nights. You are cherished by many. Thanks for the wonderful songs and the camaraderie you brought to my life.
I'm a huge fan, thank you, Sarah Elizabeth
Let your love light shine
You will always live in the Strawberry hearts ~Anita
Sarah, Marilyn and I had an hour's drive ahead of us and we began to cry about loosing all the things you were in our lives. As we marveled, we silently vowed to try our best to be some of those things to those around us.
Give that girl a banana!!! Heaven has a new angel.. God speed.
Sarah helped in building the foundation of our glorious world of Strawberry and she is much loved and will be deeply missed. I'm just glad I was able to share so many of her birthdays with her :-)
Sarah Elizabeth, Your songs touch my heart, and I'm so glad I have your recordings to listen to. I'm so sad you had to leave us so soon, but I'm glad you went on your own terms--singing and playing until almost the end, sharing the love. We will miss you at Strawberry but we'll never forget you or your amazing songs and humor.
Good Night Moon... Godspeed Sarah. You showed me how to be me by being you. I'll never forget you.
Thank you "Sayra" for your music. Your friends will remember you always, Strawberry Music Festival will not be the same without you...
Strawberry will never be the same without you, but it's comforting to know that your bright, beautiful spirit-star will always shine brightly over the music meadow. You are our Strawberry Angel.
Thank you for being you & for inspiring us all.
I always loves her rendition of Desperado in Columbia in the old days I would yell desperado from the crowd and she would usually do it some times mistake my voice for someone else and looking in the crowd for us
I knew Sarah in high school, at Austin High. Things I remember best about her were that she got along well with just about everyone and, she was witty.
Sometimes, when I had a free period, or before school, I occasionally "stood" with a group of friends outside the school. Sarah was there, too, hanging out with some of her friends. - - A nice memory...
Wish I could have heard her sing after we finished school - but, I will look for her records.
She will be missed!!!
You will always be a special part of my life.
Lovn You Sarita!!!
Sing loudly so that we can hear you !!!
One night at Artz, Sarah and I were talking and I accidentally spilled part of my Coca Cola on her. She smiled and said, " You know, you're lucky that I love you..."
Indeed I was. Rest in peace, dear heart.
I'm glad I got to know you a little. You always made me laugh. Thanks for lifting us spiritually.
Her voices reaches into my heart. Thank you, Sarah. Condolences to friends and famiily.
To my cousin, Sarah (how many times removed, we couldn't figure out). Sing with the angels and give our family love up there. You are missed and loved.
My old friend and roommate. Will miss you!
I remember seeing Sarah at the Austin Outhouse, adding a song to the second last Blaze Foley Gig. I asked what her name was because I knew we would all hear more from her. Her songs live on forever.
I loved hearing Sarah at Artz, w Chris Gage at Donn's, and at El Mercado. Wish I had met her sooner, but she was a special talent with an incredible voice.
My friend Kate recommended that I go see Sarah play when I was in Austin. I don't think I ever missed a Bummer Night on any Monday I was in town during the 90's and 2000in and 2001. I also caught her join the Troubadours at a number of their shows at Threadgills. In addition to hearing lots of great music and eating well (I miss Artz' ribs), I made lots of good friends at Sarah's shows. She may not have been well known, but she was well loved.
What a true friend to so many. I loved that Sarah. could make running boring errands into an adventure. She will always be remembered while a grinning, and that big brick that was the first cell phone:)
The sweet girl next door, that was
Sarah when we were Celeste, Camille and
Baby Carrie..four young ladies all
playing in the small front yard and
watching TV together. One day she
even said..."If you girls ever won
Miss America, you would say...:"I would
like to thank my Momma." After 50
years those sweet words still linger in my mind.
We lost track of each other when she moved away and we built our home and moved but I wish that we had maintained our friendship. Sometimes we shared storms and scary stories and had fun playing with kittens.
Sarah, sweet neighbor, please give
our oldest, Celeste a big hug and
let her know you are still her
neigbor. Much love, The Neuvars
So glad you were playing Armadillo with Marcia Sunday. A great show, as always! Heaven's Band has gained a great new voice!
I slid in to the Slide Inn one Summer night in Long Barn, and Sarah was belting them out for a crowd of five. I had my guitar and she said, "You gonna play that thing or just use it to hold up your beer?" I looked around to see who she was talking to. Me? Oh holy crap. "Come on! Get up here!" Then she made me feel like we'd played together for years. What an honor. What a loss we have suffered here. What a party on the other side!
Whenever Anneli and I visited Austin (which we regularly did for more than a decade from the mid-1990s on) we took it for granted that we could see Sarah Elizabeth perform. She was an integral part of our Austin experience, and we never imagined that this might ever be different. We will miss her a lot.
Golden Slumbers, Dear Sweet "Auntie" Sarah. Hug Uncle Jeff for me. He's been missing you a long, long time. And now it is our turn to miss you.
She has been at the core of our Austin family for so many years... she will be greatly missed. So many fond memories of her and her mother Sudie :) I feel so blessed to have know them both.
I was devastated to hear of Sarah's death. I'd known her since she and my baby brother were boy and girlfriend...more than 35 years ago. She will definitely be missed.
The world won't be the same without you in it, Sarah, but it's a better place because you were here. Thanks for all the memories.
My heart is saddened to learn of Sarah's passing. She was a shining light and an inspiration. She will live forever in her heartfelt songs.
You were a key component in making Strawberry a magical place. Your voice will always float in the meadow. Move over
other angels. The Queen has arrived.
Thank you for sharing your love and joy while in this world. It was a special treat to camp and hang with you at Strawberry Festival. You will be missed.
Sayra, your beautiful light is gone now from this physical world. It feels like a hole in my heart. I'll miss you so much, especially at Strawberry. With love from your "Lovely Lemon Sister"
My heart to you forever my sweet Sayraralizzie .. your heart and spirit surround us .. always..
Blessings on you Sayra. I will never forget your kindness to me when Byron died. You led me on an adventure that only you could have orchestrated! I love you. Hug Sudie for me.
Damn, we sure had some good times, didn't we? I was a longtime Fiddlestix fan, and a bit star struck when I first met you at Strawberry. I said you were the Pride of Tuolumne County, and you scoffed at me, but we soon became friends. You were clearly the Queen of Strawberry, and Ron DeLacy was the Court Jester. To lose both in one year is unfathomable. I will raise a toast to you at every festival, to honor your memory.
My Dear Sweet Girl, you truly became a sister in my life and I will carry you forever in my heart, Thank you my love for all the music, laughter, guidance,joy you brought me and us all. I will see you smiling at me everytime I say goodnight to the moon, everytime I help a stray cat or find a home for a puppy, every time I hear a joke I will share it with you as if you are by my side. I won't say I miss you I will keep you with me always. Hey and while your at it tell my mom I know I'm her fav as well!<3 ? <3 ? <3 ? <3 ? <3 ? <3
RIP sweet girl.
Santa Barbara, CA
Sarah always full of life and laughter. I remember all the music in the streets of Columbia, Ca. Fiddlestix in the Jack Douglas and St Charles salons. Although I haven't seen you in years I am sad that you have left us but happy you are singing with the angels.
Sarah, thanks for always being kind and funny. I'm glad so many people loved you. We'll miss you kiddo.
Thank you Sarah ... We will continue to share your love for many moons to come... Goodnight Sarah
Thanks For Keeping
All Those Campfires going
At Kerrville Sarah
Old Settlers Family
I'm very saddened by her passing. Sincerest condolences to all her friends and family.
Peace to you, our dear Sarah. We miss you more than we can express. Thanks for all the music, wit, and fun.
Sarah has been in my life since before I was even born. She help my momma when she was pregnant and even before. I grew up listening to her solo album, as well as with fiddlesticks, some of my favorite songs. I met Sarah for the first and last time at Denise's service and Sarah was everything I thought she was going to be. Funny, a lil crude, but just an all around awesome person. I am lucky to know here and to have her in my life she was/is a beautiful soul, now she's above with all the angels. We will miss you forever Sarah. Mom and dad were heart broken to hear the news, but we all know you're in a better place. ??
Thank you beautiful lady, for many years of music and laughs <3 <3 Love you forever
I planted a tree in your honor today. Right where the moon will find it. It's a little tree , it'll take a long time to fill the void you leave behind. Thanks for sharing your gift of time here.
Such a loss for the Austin music community. Rest in Peace Sarah Elizabeth.
Goodbye honey. Cannot believe it really. While it has been a few years since we talked, I always loved our friendship. I well remember our talks. I remember the beginning of bummer nights. I remember all those gigs where there were only a few of us there listening. Sarah honey, you know your voice always bowled me over. I am so sorry you are gone..... I will never hear your laugh again.... late at night.... echoing over the camps at Strawberry.... like some kind of beacon letting me know where the best picking and best times could be had. I remember so fondly sitting back stage with you talking with all the songwriting gals in a little circle while Hale Bop comet streaked overhead. I remember sitting quietly with you and Champ... both of you with those little Collings guitars.... playing and swinging sweetly at Thanksgiving at Tom's...... sigh.... goodbye sweet Sarah. you always treated me with such kindness and love. I don't know why. Until we meet again in the jam in the sky. I tip my cup to you and toast to all the great music you gave us. Goodbye honey..... I really cannot write any more. too many tears now as I recall all the times..... John Aengus
Heartache I am tired of being your best friend. Lyrics I related to and loved. We will miss your flair. Love, Becky and Randy
There are angels among us...we are poorer now that a great one has returned Home.
I will miss you, Sarah. Your music got me through some very rough spots in my life, and I will never forget that...
A Mother and Child reunion... Sudie and Sarah... neither one in pain or sadness any more. We will miss her beautiful voice and energy, but we'll celebrate that we got to know her at all. Peace to all who are missing her.
Thankful for frienfship from a dear one I never met. I will miss the "moon".
Sarah's friends at kvmr in Nevada City will miss Sarah greatly. Several years ago when Sarah & Nina Gerber (now there's a pair to draw to) performed at the Miner's Foundry, they did a show of shows, and still stands out in many memories. Love & RIP Sarah, from your many friends and fans.
There is a great reunion in Heaven today as Sarah and Sudie are reunited. I have never seen such love between a mother and a daughter! Sudie the loving mother of us all. Rest in peace, Sarah, in the arms of your mother and let her sing you a lullaby. You will be missed on earth, but not half as much as you have been by your mother. I am sure there is an Art's in Heaven with a table big enough for all of us right in front that Sudie has been saving for everyone.
So many wonderful memories, my Strawberry Friend. The Angels in heaven will be in great company. We'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places..... Rest easy, Dear Sarah, and thank you for everything.
Another fallen star gone from the Texas sky. Our lives are richer for her sonorous presence and by how easily she called you 'friend'. Sharing her stage was always an adventure. Goodnight moon, you are missed...
So long old friend.
It was a bummer night, but you're riding off into the dawn.
Give mama a hug, say hi to others we miss.
I'd been in Austin 10 days, sitting alone in Artz. You & Sudie spoke to me, invited me to your table - and I feel that I never left. I'll remember your laughter, your smile .. and everything else that made you Sayra Liz. Sweet dreams x
I feel so lucky to have known such a light in this world.
Sayra, our bright shining star I pray you are at peace with Sudie this morning. You will be missed my Taurus soul sister. I don't know anyone that understood my flavor of clothes and jewelry as much as you. I will miss our phone conversations that were always a little to the left of normal. What will I do without your infectious laughter and honesty? I love you from here to the moon, Sissy
I always loved the way you sang your song. I'll forever miss that.....
I will never forget the laughs we shared...Peace and Goodnight Moon
She taught me so much about living life to the fullest. Her spirit is contagious and her love will forever live in the hearts of all she touched. You cannot hear the name Sarah Elizabeth Campbell without breaking into a great big grin! She will be missed.
Sister Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, I'll love you to the moon and back forever! You'll always be in my heart of hearts. God Bless you. I'm so glad you were my friend.
Bless your heart, sweet Sarah. The angels better listen up !
My heart hurts so much because of Sayra's passing. Hopefully Sayra you are arranging a few oncores with those musicians that left before you.
I never met u Sare at Strawberry. But I started following you on fb. Your spirit you shared during your journey was so courages. I fed off your energy. God speed.
The fabulous Sarah. The wonderful laugh. The style and personality and great heart will be missed by all you touched...Sudie's waiting for you.....xxxxxxquen
Thankful for our time together...
I was at Artz one night and Sarah was waiting tables. A woman in a party of four (obviously not familiar with the locale) said to Sarah, "I think we want a red. What wine do you have?" Without batting an eye, Sarah replied, "We have barbecue wine." I almost fell over laughing so hard.
I was always teased for singing sad miserable songs. Then I went to La Zona Rosa one night and here was Sarah Campbell hosting Bummer Night. The only way you could take the stage was by singing a sad miserable song. Brilliant!
God bless Sarah Elizabeth Campbell....
The Angel band just got a whole lot more soul.
My heart hurts today. I grew up in the sweet notes of the Austin music scene. Sarah was smart, witty and wise as well as kind and thoughtful. She is a lady I will never forget.
I will never forget the time Sarah came onstage at the Strawberry Music Festival, dressed as an Angel, being lowered from above the stage...to sing Angel From Montgomery. Now she is truely in the Angel Choir . Sweet Sarah
I will miss you and your loveliness Sarah... and continue to play your songs. Your music and the sprit you imprinted on those you met will live on.
1986, Strawberry Music Festival, camp Mather, ca. My first time. Songs were being played on the deck of Sarah's cabin. I must have looked uncomfortable. Sarah moved over and made room for me on the bench, saying "Come on over and sit". It was the start of a long friendship filled with good music and so many big, loud laughs. She was the queen of that festival since it began.
So many of us will miss our time with you Sarah. We'll have a drink and so many more laughs in your honor. I'll love you forever.
One of the most colorful and fun characters I've ever had the pleasure of sharing Kerrville campfires with... she'll be forever held in the best of memories.
I knew of you, then I knew you, then you let me sing with you. You are missed, but back in your Mama's arms. Heaven is going to be even more blessed with your voice in the celestial choir. Goodnight Moon.
i will never, ever forget her trying to sing "in my life" at a walter hyatt memorial at waterloo. she started to cry and couldn't do it. her inability to sing it was such a beautiful tribute. i hope someone will try to sing it for her.
I still play with my altoids
Dearest Sarah, my family will miss you. It was a pleasant surprise when we realized Sudie lived across the street. We loved your visits and we loved visiting Sudie. You were a wonderful person that made Austin and the world a better place.
Did we have some fun, thanks Sarah
You'll be missed.
There's someone there waiting to sing with you, Sarah. He hasn't been there long.
To our Sweet Lovely "Texas" Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, finally joining your beloved Mother, ya missed so... long time gone since you and brother Bill, 1969,.. and you. with your lovely clear, chiming voice,& hardy, jovial laughter..you'll gather a crowd in no time, sweety.!..save me a spot!!..I'm a coming.!. Peace and Love..J.R..the Thumper..
she brought so much laughter to the world
I met and played with Sarah only once, at El Mercado ten days before she passed away. While we were tuning, I asked if I could get her anything and she smiled and said, "Besides my liver, honey, I got everything I need. You just play yer little heart out." It was a wonderful night, full of friends and listeners. I am honored to have shared it with her.
Mondays will never be the same. She left her mark!!
Good night, SayraLiz. You have the prettiest voice of any girl singer in Texas, and nobody will ever top you.
We are saddened to hear of Sarah Elizabeth's passing. We hold fond memories of the warm reception we always received from her on our visits to Austin. We have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy sharing her music with our listeners on KBOO Community Radio.