Renée is Songwriter of the Week on BBC Radio Scotland!

Blame Sally airplay (Renee Harcourt – Songwriter of the Week) – Iain Anderson – BBC Radio Scotland – 18.6.12
“From San Francisco’s Bay Area, Renee Harcourt is a member of the band Blame Sally and a writer of memorable, heartfelt songs rooted in her own extraordinary experiences in life and on the road”.
And we’re in good company. Other artists played that day include The Beatles, Gordon Lightfoot, Suzanne Vega, Mississippi John Hurt, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan!

Blame Sally Wins The Alternate Root’s Reader’s Choice Awards!

Blame Sally has won the Reader’s Choice Awards at The Alternate Root for Best Americana Roots Album and Best Americana Roots Video. With over 10,000 people voting and an impressive list of artists (including Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss and the Civil Wars), we were pretty thrilled with the recognition. Thanks to all our friends and fans who voted!

Blame Sally Nominated for Alternate Root’s Readers Choice Awards!

Blame Sally has been nominated for The Alternate Root’s Readers Choice Awards in TWO categories!

Best Video for “Bird in Hand”
Best American Roots Album for “Speeding Ticket and A Valentine”

Don’t miss your chance to help the Sallies win!


Blame Sally Embarks on East to West Coast Tour!

Blame Sally has some more great CD Release shows coming up, as they embark on their East To West Coast Tour! Don’t miss your chance to see these ladies ROCK! DETAILS HERE

For those fans on the East coast, Blame Sally will kick off their “Speeding Ticket and A Valentine” tour in Cambridge, MA at Club Passim and travel up and down the coast, finally heading west to Lexington, KY.

For all you Colorado Fans, check the Sallies out at Stargazers in Colorado Springs, Swallow Hill in Denver, and in Carbondale, playing the Mountain Fair & Steve’s Guitars.

Blame Sally heads to the Midwest!

Blame Sally will be leaving the West Coast on July 6, to embark across the Midwest. The Sallies will continue spreading the good word about their latest release “Speeding Ticket and A Valentine”. First Stop, Chicago, followed by Three Oaks, MI, Indianapolis, IN and Cleveland, OH. Get all the info here! Can’t wait to see you at one of these great Midwestern venues!

Blame Sally charting on Billboard!

Blame Sally recently debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Artist who appear on the Heatseekers chart are considered upcoming artists to watch out for. So watch out World, the Sallies are on the rise! Congratulations!

“Speeding Ticket and A Valentine” Climbing Charts and Receiving Rave Reviews


Music Critic Rob O’Connor Highlightes Blame Sally in Yahoo Music’s “Women to Watch in 2011”

“With their decade plus of live performances and recordings, [Blame Sally] has established a legacy of song combining country, folk, rock, Celtic and strains of classical music, which has brought originality together with a roots sensibility and pop accessibility…through all of the beauty of the lyrics, their layered and crafted harmonies simply enchant with each listen” No Full Feature

“Before the first note is even sung, the opening groove from for ladies, known collectively as Blame Sally, lets the listener know that they have come to play, and do they ever play throughout all ten stellar tracks. Lyrically, Blame Sally takes a sledge hammer to the notion that men are from Mars, women are from Venus as they play and sing truth to humanity.” -Elmore Magazine

“There’s a lot of Stevie Nicks in Blame Sally’s countrified folk rock, but these veterans are less full of themselves, earthier, more self-assured – and more fun, too.” -Vintage Guitar Magazine

“A sensual vocal blend and their agile instrumental prowess find them earnest and assertive in terms of parlaying the material. The brittle emotions entrenched in “Bird In Hand” and the suggestive sentiments conveyed through “Countdown” demonstrate a certain subtlety that makes their music all the more seductive.” -Blurt

The Bay Area female quartet serves up a terrific blend of Americana, rock and pop. They’re equally at home with rollicking numbers like “Countdown” and gentle folk-country ballads, such as “Take Me There.” “Wide Open Spaces” has a bit of of funk that spices the song up before it surges into a sweet, gorgeous chorus. This could well be the group’s best album yet. And that’s saying a lot. Paul Freeman for

“[Blame Sally puts] their heart and soul into every note, and while they have an identifiable sound, their music defies easy categorization. Its wide-open style and willingness to take risks allowed Blame Sally to build a singular niche. On their new album, Speeding Ticket and a Valentine, Blame Sally showcase their considerable songwriting chops, soaring harmonies, and sterling musicianship on ten impressive tunes.” -East Bay Express

“In keeping with the double-edged sword of its title, Speeding Ticket and a Valentine showcases the multiple styles and personalities of a band that has become a success by staying true to itself… Band member Renee Harcourt has a melodic sensibility and a gift for ear-burrowing hooks on songs like the title track, the funky-sweet ‘Wide Open Spaces’ and the acoustic ballad ‘Throw Me a Bone’.” -Marin Independent Journal

“Blame Sally is an all-female group that’s developed a reputation for lush melodies, stirring lyrics, and spellbinding four-part vocal harmonies. These four women’s talents are in full bloom on Speeding Ticket and a Valentine, and each member has a great voice and various instrumental talents. Blame Sally is a remarkable success story.” -San Luis Obispo New Times

Caring Bridge’s Grace Dammann’s open letter

Hi Blame Sally fans,

We wanted to give you all the opportunity of reading Grace Dammann’s open letter about her life, friendship with Renee, and inspiration, that was posted on her website Caring Please take a moment to read Renee’s introduction and Grace’s beautiful letter:

Renee’s Introduction:

“Hi All,

I wanted to share this beautiful entry that my friend Grace made on her Caring Bridge website. I found it so touching…I wanted to share it with you.

Grace… is/was a pioneer medical doctor in the AIDS field at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. She and her partner Fu, who is a high buddhist priestess at Green Gulch Zen Center, adopted a little girl at birth, named Sabrina, who was born HIV positive, along with several other complications. Since Grace is an expert caretaker, they have given Sabrina a wonderfully full, nurtured life, thinking that she would probably not live more than a couple of years. Sabrina is now 18, I believe, and about to graduate from high school. She is another amazing member of this brave family. Three years ago, Grace was driving with Sabrina and Sabrina’s service dog on the GG bridge and was hit head on. Once removed from the car by the jaws of life, she was air lifted off the bridge to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Every bone in her body had been broken or shattered and her prognosis was not good. Sabrina and her dog went virtually unhurt. Grace was in a coma for months. Long story short, she survived this nightmare…has been doing constant painful rehab for years, has had close to 20 surgeries trying to piece her body back together, is confined to a wheel chair and needs help with basic human life. But her mind is sharp as ever and her attitude is honest, gracious, open and beautiful. She is such an inspiration to so many people. Her beauty is infectious.”

Grace’s website and open letter:

Caring Bridge Website

Thank you,

Blame Sally

Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to our CD Release weekend at the Great American Music Hall! We had a fabulous, wonderful, amazing time and we’re so glad that we were able to share it with everyone!  We also wanted to let you all know that the new album is available digitally TODAY so go grab your copies online at iTunes!

Blame Sally East Bay Express Review!

The East Bay Express just came out with an article on Blame Sally, and the verdict is…..? Grit, work ethic and heart! Check out the full article below and don’t forget to come to the CD Release shows this weekend in San Francisco!

Blame Sally East Bay Express Review