Sarah Ayers has known she wanted to sing professionally ever since she drew applause from her high chair at age two by serenading the dining room at New York's Plaza Hotel. She earned her bachelor's degree in opera performance and studio teaching from Susquehanna University. In her senior year she had the honor of being one of the youngest to ever win an award at the Metropolitan Opera Competition. Sarah has sung opera with a wide range of companies from the Reading Orchestra to the Anchorage Opera Company. It was in Anchorage, Alaska that Sarah got her first taste of the blues, singing Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Koko Taylor covers with the 76th Street Blues Band and Paul Byrd and the Escalators. Sarah got her start in the local blues scene when she filled in for six months for lead singer Beverly Conklin of BC & The Blues Crew, one of the Lehigh Valley's most respected and talented blues bands. Today she leads The Sarah Ayers Band, Sarah's Acoustic Brew and is one-third of the blues/roots trio The Girls.