Sarah McLachlan's sultry, often-heartbreaking voice has become one of the most iconic in the business, earning her two Grammys and a slew of other awards. McLachlan's emotionally charged live vocal performances on tour are a treat for any ticket buyer. Her voice has a lilting, angelic quality that can melt the toughest ear. Whether backed by a full band, sitting alone at the piano or strumming away at the guitar, her pitch is spot on, while her passion-filled voice seems to soar above and beyond the physical boundaries of the concert itself. In 2013, Sarah McLachlan returned to the studio for a brand new album. It was welcome news after a short break away from studio releases. However, McLachlan was far from out of the shadows during that time. McLachlan has a firm place in the industry.
In 1997, she founded Lilith Fair, which presented 70 female artists live on three stages. However, that stunning voice of hers has made the greatest lasting impression on critics and fans alike. Her lofty status as a noteworthy Canadian prompted Olympic officials to book her for the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, where she performed the uplifting "Ordinary Miracle" live in front of ticket holders and the rest of the world. McLachlan, a Vancouver native, seemed destined to be a star since she formed her first band in high school. Shortly after that venture, McLachlan signed to a Canadian independent label. Things skyrocketed from there, and it wasn't long before McLachlan was topping Canadian charts with Surfacing in 1997. The album hit the No. 2 spot in the U.S., and McLachlan enjoyed tremendous success with the haunting "Adia," "Angel" and the Grammy Award-winning "Building a Mystery."