In 2002 Burning Sage was created by founding members Lin Sanders on guitar and vocals and Sue Balaschak on drums and percussion. Composed as an all-girl power trio throughout their early years, Burning Sage has always been intensely dynamic, driven, and diverse. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the band has toured the Midwest and Eastern states performing a blend of venues including the major music festival circuit, as well as hard rock clubs and acoustic houses.
Throughout the years, they have been seen performing in an array of eclectic styles including hard rock, acoustic, metal, world, and Sue’s “The Primal Rhythm Drum Ensemble.” Through the magical songwriting of Lin Sanders and the Tribalistic ritual style of Sue Balaschak’s drum arrangements, the song craft of Burning Sage has remained a fluid musing of the heart. The girls have strived to produce music for uplifting, deep thinking, love and prayer for the people; with a little heat of the dragon thrown in.
The mystical music style that these Muses create fluctuates from melodic and sensual, dusky and wild, to earthy and epic. Throughout the years, performances have been intense with pounding tribal drums beneath etheric passionate vocals. Lin has not been afraid to open her heart and spill her life force on top of the dynamic pounding of Sue’s melodic drum rhythms and amidst the interwoven flourishment of Dawn Heartsong’s graceful accoutrement placement.
Burning Sage has released three CDs. Their first full length CD, “Purification” was released in 2003. “Unveiled,” the acoustic CD, was released in 2005. The girls were back in the studio to record their next full length CD “True to Form,” that was released in the spring of 2016.
The members of Burning Sage currently include singer/songwriter and guitarist Lin Sanders, drummer/percussionist Sue Balaschak, and percussionist Dawn Heartsong.