Featured Profile :
Every time Sadie Gustafson-Zook carves a linoleum block, sews a pencil case out of scraps, or admires the way the ink in her Pilot G-2 glides over her journal, she thinks, “I should be doing this all the time.” The act of creating something tangible is the air Sadie breathes. Her songwriting is the same- weaving an internal dialogue, the stories she tells herself, warm melodies and clever chords into something real, something she can physically feel with her hands and her throat. And chances are that you’ll be able to feel them too. Sadie is widely recognized for her songwriting, winning the 2022 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition, the 2022 Newsong + LEAF Songwriting Contest, as well placing in the top two at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase. She’s been featured on Folk Alley and the Basic Folk Podcast and has performed at renowned festivals and venues including Kerrville Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Walnut Valley Festival, and Club Passim, among others.