Sally and The Hurts

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All About Sally and The Hurts

Sally and The Hurts is an Americana Roots band from the Manhattan, Kansas area that brings insightful lyrics, beautifully-crafted violin, and haunting musical saw to the stage. 

Sally and The Hurts perform regularly in north central Kansas as well as surrounding areas. The band regularly attends the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS and has performed on Stages 2,3,5,7,and the famous "Songwriter's Stage" Stage 11. Several of the band's songs have been chosen as category winners the past three years at the Walnut Valley Festival New Songs Showcase.

The band has also performed Private Showcases at Folk Alliance International the past several years in Kansas City, Montreal, and New Orleans. 

Released May 27th 2020, the band's debut album "Wild Life" is sure to excite with songs that have made their way into fans' hearts. The self-produced album houses fifteen original songs including feature tracks "Wild Life", "His Name Was Jody", and "Resist". 

Band members include:
Sally Vee- songwriter, vocals, guitar
Megan Hurt- vocals, violin
Jamie Lee- vocals, musical saw
Sam Trotter- upright bass

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Band Reviews

"This is a group of musicians who have a reputation of creating sublime music mixed with humor and grace. Excellent songwriting with superb delivery. Many of you have been to their events and recognize the irresistible draw to go out and experience "whatever the hell that golden feeling is" over and over again... magic at it's finest."
- Byron James, Studio 901 House Concert Series -

"David Olney quality..." 
- Rich Warren, 2017 Folk DJ Hall of Fame Inductee / 2008 Folk Alliance DJ of the Year-

 "Sally and The Hurts- well they certainly don't hurt the ears or the heart! Smart, original music
with all the good feels- a perfect recipe!"

- Scott Stanton, River Trade Radio 90.1 FM -

"Very Mickey Newbury!"
- Tom Paxton, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner / American Folk Singer-Songwriter -

"If you are brave enough to wander just a little off the path and experience folk music in its purest form, spend a musical evening with Sally and The Hurts. This group weaves creative lyrics that allow you in, ask you to stay, and leave you with an experience that makes you feel you have truly shared that moment with them. The eclectic voicing of guitar, violin, and saw provide a backdrop that is haunting and uncluttered. The lyrical depth provides a space to live, if only for a short while, and the combination of simplicity and compelling content has left many of their songs in my head for days. Whether they are
                          making you laugh, cry, or feel emboldened, they will affect you in a way that lasts."                                - Tony Ridder, Ridder Creative -

"Sally Vee, Megan Hurt, and Jamie Lee write and perform music with agency, passion, and humanity that's perfect for the instrumentation of their trio. Funny, compassionate, and wistful lyrics in harmony alternate with captivating fiddle and saw solos. Jamie Lee’s saw drifts above the guitar and fiddle, simultaneously warm and mysterious.
Hurt's expressive fiddling feels like youthful experiments that never go wrong.
                        Banter-filled performances are so relaxed you'll feel like you're at a jam session with close friends."                  - Carol Sevin -


                            Email for booking information.

To download digital tracks:

                       Using the media player below, find the song(s) you want to download and click on the time duration for any song.
                                     The amount $1.25 will pop up. Click on the amount and the track will be added to your cart.
                       Once you have selected all tracks you wish to download, click on the shopping cart at the top right of the website.
                                                      Complete your payment. You will receive an email with your download. 


Performance Calendar

August 27-28, 2021- Kaw River Roots Festival- Lawrence, KS- Time TBA

The band is currently accepting socially distanced venue bookings for October 2020 and beyond. We are currently accepting bookings for socially-distanced outdoor house concerts as well. To book Sally and The Hurts, please send an email to with your contact information and preferred date/time of booking.


Photo Gallery

band photos by: Sabrina Staires


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