Folk singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer to open for Bruce Cockburn
BEAVER CREEK – The folksy, down home, bluegrass tunes of Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer will start the evening off Aug. 16 when she opens for folk rock legend Bruce Cockburn at the Vilar Center.Harmer is earning acclaim with her third album, “I am a Mountain,” though she has been making music since she was 17. Her voice has been described as “beautiful,” “hauntingly mournful,” and “nimble.” In reviewing the band’s most recent release, British music critic Johnny Black said that “after 15 years of releasing acclaimed CDs, Harmer and her band still sound like sprightly young things blown away by the sheer joy of making music.”Indeed, Harmer has proven that you don’t have to come up through Nashville to get country right. She has remained true to her roots, and even penned “I am a Mountain” about a portion of Canada’s rocky Bruce Trail, which was endangered by the expansion of a quarry onto the terrain. Harmer and her band even took to the trail in the summer of 2005, playing shows and raising awareness of the plight of the land, which borders the farmland on which she was raised.
And Harmer’s sound is exactly that which you would hope to hear by a campfire, exuding comfort and warmth. Harmer has managed to retain her home-grown sound, even though she was recognized by Time Magazine as the best debut artist in 2000.Harmer will kick off the evening at 8 p.m., followed by Cockburn. Tickets are available at the Vilar Center box office, online at http://www.vilarcenter.org or by calling 845-TIXS. For more information, call 949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org.
Back to rootsWhat: Bruce Cockburn and Sarah HarmerWhen: 8 p.m. Aug. 16
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