On March 11, singer, actress and songwriter Sarah Dash will be performing at Night of a Thousand Gowns.
Dash has had a most impressive career, having started singing with Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles. Dash was also fortunate enough to have toured with The Rolling Stones, and later with Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos. As well as having a prestigious solo singing career, she also has done backup vocals for artists such as Bo Diddley.
Dash took a break to write her autobiography titled “Dash of Diva,” and then released a ballad from a full-length gospel album called “I’m Still Here.” She is currently considering going back into the studio.
Are you excited to be a part of Night of a Thousand Gowns? What will you be performing?
Yes, I am very excited to be a part of NOATG! I will be performing “Lucky Tonight,” “Lady Marmalade” and “Sinner Man.”
What was it like working with Patti LaBelle and the Rolling Stones?
Working and singing in the group Labelle, which included singer Patti LaBelle, was where my development and training as a singer and entertainer came from, and was the highlight in my career. The next highlight was working with The Rolling Stones. Before we morphed into Labelle, we were called Patti LaBelle and The Bluebells. We toured on The Stones’ first American and Canadian tour. I sang on Rolling Stones’ CD “Steel Wheels,” singing backups with Bernard Fowler and Lisa Fischer.
Is it true that you toured with Keith Richards? What were the highlights of that tour?
Then later I was blessed with the opportunity to record and tour with Keith Richards and The X-Pensive Winos, Keith’s first solo CD. Singing/covering on Winos tour duets with Keith on “Make No Mistake,” “Time Is on My Side” and “Shelter” was a highlight indeed!
You have done a great deal of charity work, as well as a tribute to civil rights. Can you tell us about that?
I’ve done a great deal of charity work, raising funds for the homeless, doing fundraisers with NJ LGBT, standing with civil rights for women NOW membership and with Evoluer House in Philadelphia. I’m also on the advocacy board with The Grammys for rights of artists around the world.
Is there a song or musical passage that never fails to make you emotional?
Yes, there is a song that I wrote called “I’m Still Here.”
Do you have any new projects on the horizon?
Yes, there are new projects on the horizon. I’m in talks with my manager and producers about going back in the studio.