Sharon Van Etten is a Jersey born, Tennessee raised, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter. She grew up playing anything placed in front of her: piano, violin, guitar, etc. Later, as her nascent musicality bloomed into full sprung awareness, she joined every choir and musical she could possibly audition for. This eventually lead to Sharon writing her own material, songs she wouldn't start performing live until she moved back to the east coast. In the interim she found her own voice and began a love-affair with the grass-roots style of music that flowers throughout her debut release.