Shara Worden

Shara Worden is the singer and songwriter of the indie-rock band My Brightest Diamond.

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Bio

Shara Worden is the lead singer and songwriter for My Brightest Diamond. She was previously a backup vocalist for Sufjan Stevens and the frontwoman of Awry. Shara is the daughter of a National Accordion Champion-winning father and a mother who was an organist for their Pentecostal church. Worden grew up in Ypsilanti, MI, listening to gospel, jazz, and classical music and performing in the church choir. Worden moved throughout her childhood, and attended the University of North Texas. After college Worden moved to New York City, where she continued to study opera on the Upper West Side during the day. In 2006, Shara was nominated for Female Artist of the Year in the PLUG Independent Music Awards. She made a guest appearance on the Jedi Mind Tricks album Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell. In 2003 Shara Worden played xylophone and keyboard, and sang background vocals on two tracks of the CD "Recession Special" by Bogs Visionary Orchestra. She performs guest vocals on two tracks from the latest album from The Decemberists, The Hazards of Love. [via Wikipedia] Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) Talks Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want

By Shara Worden | January 15, 2014

Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) Talks Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want

The backstory to Give the People What They Want is that last summer, Sharon Jones was diagnosed with stage-two pancreatic cancer. The album...

Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) Talks Katy Perry’s Prism

By Shara Worden | November 1, 2013

Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) Talks Katy Perry’s Prism

The past is not repeatable. There is only the future. There are times in some artists' lives when they strike a chord with the culture at a...

Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) Talks Mavis Staples’ One True Vine

By Shara Worden | June 27, 2013

Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) Talks Mavis Staples’ One True Vine

In 1990, I heard Mavis Staples' voice for the first time. That year, I moved to a new state, a new culture, and a new high school, and I found...