Susan Van Dongen, U.S.1 Princeton Info

"It sounds like the plot to a movie, but it’s a true story.

Sarah “Essie” Riddle has two personas: an opera and classical singer, and a blues-rock, funk, and soul goddess."

Tina Romano,


Essie sprang into action once she realized she could parlay her classically trained voice into the world of indie rock and roll. Her voice shivers with operatic aria tones.


Stern Fern is Essie Riddle’s latest single and it sounds amazing. [...] Essie is such a talented artist, she knows exactly how to make good music. Stern Fern has all the elements of a modern gem.