Sally Fingerett is a contemporary, award-winning songwriter and performer and a founding member of the musical comedy group, The Four Bitchin’ Babes. She has released 14 CDs, written music for the theatre, television and film, and contributed songs to 15 various compilation recordings. She taken her talents to more than 800 stages around the country.
As a 1990 Kerrville New Folk Award Winner for songwriting, Sally’s composition “Home Is Where the Heart Is” has been recorded by folk legends, Peter, Paul, and Mary for their 1995 LifeLines CD/PBS special, and published in “Contemporary Cabaret,” a songbook that includes Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Weber. She has appeared in Putamayo’s Songwriter Festival at NY’s Carnegie Hall, and was a featured musical guest on Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and CBS Sunday Morning. Singing for radio and TV, Sally has been the voice for Butterfinger, Hallmark, Sears, and A Star for Jeremy NBC. As an actress, she’s performed with the National Touring Company of the Vagina Monologues.
Recording as a solo singer/songwriter, Sally has released five CDs, Enclosed (1982), Unraveled (1990), Ghost Town Girl (1993), My Good Company (1998), and A Woman’s Gotta Do Her Thing (2004) and now releases her BRAND NEW anthology “best of” double disc CD The Mental Yentl, Songs from a Lifelong Student of Crazy. Besides the stellar Nashville musicians, these projects include duets Sally performed with good friends Janis Ian (Little Girl Please Wait) and Jonathan Edwards (Ten Pound Bass), as well as the song co-written with folk-hero Tom Paxton (Private Plenty).
“Most impressive - a thoughtful, tuneful collection of keenly observed narratives.” The Washington Post
“Thank you dear heart, your songs are beautiful. As for (the song) The Redman, I have received many awards in my life time, but I cannot remember anything that has ever touched my emotions with such heartfelt warmth.” Red Skelton
“A wrenchingly vivid knack for contemporary ballads.” THE BOSTON GLOBE
“One of the best lyricists on the singer/songwriter circuit” THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
As a founding member of the musical theatre company THE FOUR BITCHIN’ BABES, Sally appears on their nine cast recordings, full length concert DVD, and tours the US with four different musical revues. “Hormonal Imbalance,” “Diva Nation,” “Mid Life Vices,” and their latest holiday show “Jingle Babes.” In addition to this hectic work schedule, Sally has been proud to contribute music to compilation recording projects of friends, radio stations and philanthropic organizations.
Amidst all this, in 1994, Sally’s career took a temporary detour when she suffered viral induced paralyzed vocal cords. For the one year that followed, she discovered new ways to create words and music for new mediums. She began composing for original stage works, and writing short stories and essays for print publications. Twelve harrowing months later, her voice returned. After completing vocal rehab at the famed Vanderbilt Voice Clinic, Sally jumped right back into the creative fray. She was commissioned to compose for Hersteria . . . A Musical Noir for the Winnipeg Studio Theatre. Her prose has been published in Random House’s Life’s a Stitch (with Molly Ivins, Erma Bombeck and Gloria Steinem) and Publishing Syndicates’ Not Your Mother’s Book – On Home Improvement (with Chicken Soup for the Soul writers).
With her personal life steeped in Judaism, Sally’s one-woman show The Mental Yentl Revue, debuted at “Oy!Hoo,” The New York Jewish and Music Heritage Festival. Realizing her authentic self as a performer, Sally produced the Mental Yentl Radio Hour, for XM/Sirius’ Radio Hanukah. She has just released her long awaited book The Mental Yentl, Stories from a Lifelong Student of Crazy. This loving and humorous collection stories and personal narratives is available here, and at Amazon.com
Sally and husband Michael live in Columbus, Ohio, where they have successfully launched their three kids, Elizabeth Julian, Max and Aaron.