- up-tempo emo & lackadaisical punk-folk cabaret -

 After a medical hiatus starting in 2012, slp is returning to the Colorado music scene with new project maudlyn monroe, and a certain up-tempo emo of the electrified punky/folky singersongwritery & cabaret sort that embraces both favorite genres of music AND second-most common post-show comment (compliment?): "You have so many emotions."

If only they knew how right they were.

maudlyn monroe, by slp

In solo sets, maudlyn monroe hits the stage with an up-tempo emo feel—an electrified mix of "jazz Manouche" folk and NY 70's-inspired lackadaisical punk. maudlyn monroe's voice, with its three octave range, has been called "angelic" and "soulful", "bird-like" and "desperate", and lends to quiet folk contemplation, shocking soul, and raw punk sounds. With influences of old-time folk & bluegrass, soul & jazz, maudlyn monroe's sincere, striking original songs and subtly-crafted lyrics—along with charismatic performances of Cape Verdean morna/coladeira, French cabaret, Russian folk, and jazz standards on the banjo—have won stage time in Colorado, Texas, New York, Vermont, South Dakota, and Minnesota; on stages at the Lyons Folks Fest, Fort Collins' New West Fest and FoCoMX; at the Mercury Café, BKLYN's Trash Bar and Boston's Lizard Lounge (previously as slp). 

In duo sets, maudlyn monroe includes bari sax, banjo, and Kansas City blues & spaghetti Western guitarist Abe Haddad, whom she also joins on bari sax and electric guitar in 4-5 piece 50's & surf rock band the von Hodads.

maudlyn/slp has worked the Front Range as a studio musician, and has shared the stage with Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Raina Rose, Danny Shafer, Ramaya Soskin and Alexis Pastuhov. slp's studio album Widow’s daughter was released in June 2011 to strong reviews in Colorado Music Buzz and the Marquee; the opening track "Nevertheless, Love" spent 7 weeks on the Indie Radio Top Ten Countdown, reaching number 3.

I was glued...Sarah commands the mic as an Emiliana Torrini would, and not with a soulful shyness, but a soulful propensity like she doesn't have any other way. She is strong and efficient...She is fearless on stage...I can tell she believes it.’  
- Miles Love


what I know

from widow's daughter

slp covers Lara Ruggles

"Don't Worry" feat. Trout Santa & a painting of a cake

'At its best, it is easy to envision slp's voice coming from an antique radio.' 

-Brian F. Johnson - The Marquee


slp's album widow's daughter is available online through CD Baby and will be playing on Spotify playlists in the upcoming days. 

buy widow's daughter/tracks

“Sarah Louise Pieplow from Colorado is surely my kind of artist. Edgy and powerful, aggressive and then sweet, with constant and complete control over her performance. Sarah was a hit and if she finds her way back to Boston we’ll book her for sure!”
Tom Bianchi - The Backstage Beat


all I want

greedy pushy needy EP - rough cuts from a basement


free world/filthy mouth

greedy pushy needy EP - rough cuts from a basement 

“Voluptuous and intense, with a spectacular vocal range...sarah louise pieplow (slp) scintillates and charms.”

- Guy Errickson - Colorado Music Buzz



w/ Lara Ruggles — KRFC Live at Lunch 


midnight wind

w/ Lara Ruggles & Greg Schochet — KRFC Live at Lunch

“...away from the stage where it was quieter, people spoke of her as if they'd seen a ghost...She swayed in front of the microphone with that grand guitar and when voices muttered they said, "wow."”

- Miles Love


The Law and the Lonesome

by Jonathan Byrd — KRFC Live at Lunch


love and things

greedy pushy needy EP - rough cuts from a basement

“4 out of 5 stars..."widow’s daughter" finds the balance between old-timey and contemporary tracks...”
- Brian F. Johnson - The Marquee



w/ love for Sarah Spinner & respect for the friendship we had. Rest in power, Sarah.