Sarah Zimmerman

Capitol Records

We were both guitar majors at Belmont got thrown together to improvise something for the class completely randomly. We definitely knew there was something special that first day, but we both moved to town to be guitar players for other artists, so being arists, much less being a duo definitely wasn't the first thing to come to mind! But we realized that we both loved performing, we both loved writing, and we both loved being in the studio, and all of that equated to being an artist. It took us a little while to decide that was what we were going to do, but when we did decide to take the plunge and make Striking Matches our full-time gig, everything happened really organically. We have been really really blessed these last few years!!

We pull inspiration from a lot of different places. We both grew up listening to all different kinds of music, anything from classic and modern country, to classic rock, to folk, to blues. So we definitely draw inspiration from all of those influences.

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