Sharon Van Etten

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Sharon Van Etten (born February 26, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York.

Early life

Sharon Van Etten was born in Clinton, New Jersey the daughter of a history teacher mother, Janice Van Etten, and a computer programmer father, Stephen Van Etten. Sharon Van Etten is the middle of five children, an older brother, two sisters Jessica and Laura, and a younger brother Pete.

Her parents had a "big vinyl collection. We would always listen to it. We went to shows all the time of their favourite musicians and my brothers and sisters and I would pretend we were in a band together."

Van Etten grew up in Nutley, New Jersey, where she lived at the corner of Prospect and Vreeland streets, attending Yantacaw Elementary School.