Sasha Lanier (pronounced "Luh-NEER") is a country/roots singer and songwriter who grew up in North Carolina and moved to the West Coast in her teens. Musical influences include artists like Mississippi John Hurt, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Willie Nelson, and Madeleine Peyroux.  Stark, spare, and imaginative, Lanier’s songs take listeners down a dry and dusty road of broken hopes and rediscovered faith. Her sound is both original and timeless, straightforward yet deceptively sophisticated. Lanier frequently collaborates with guitarist Rob Thompson, whose instrumental collaboration honors influences from The Grateful Dead and Americana to Hawaii and the Far East.  Rob's own original instrumental music can be found at