December 21, 2008

Sarah Harmer, The Blue Revue, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, 19 June 2008

Posted in bootleg, mp3, Uncategorized at 8:44 pm by rgsc

photo by Janzen photography.

The Christmas season is upon us and that brings us to the annual tradition which is one of my favourite things about living in this town at this time of year: the Salvation Army Winter Relief Benefit concert. Held at different venues over the past thirteen years, this concert features some of the best musicians from the area and from afar raising money for a very worthy cause. The usual suspects will be at this year’s event being held at BarNone, TOMMOROW NIGHT, DECEMBER 22nd, including Luther Wright, Reuben de Groot, Krista LL Muir, and, b(oot)log fav Sarah Harmer. It is going to be one heck of a show.

Harmer’s, rich, warm voice is incredible. It never ceases to astound me as it fills the room. She has an amazing range, being equally comfortable singing rockers from her Weeping Tile days, country-folk from her latest release, the amazing I’m A Mountain, and more straightforward poprock – but always with extrodinary lyrics – from her first two solo records. Harmer is also comfortable behind the drum kit and the musicians are known to swap instruments and even throw in a Christmas tune or two during these very fun events (check out recordings from previous years here and here and here).

Tickets for this ALL AGES  show can be found at Zap Records, Bar None (Division & Garrett St), or online (although it says “currently unavailable” at the moment) or can be purchased at the door. Be sure not to miss this night of great music in support of a great cause.

Here are a few tracks from a different night of great music in support of a different great cause. Harmer performed to excellent new songs which give me hope that a new record might be in the works.

Sarah Harmer, The Blue Revue, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, 19 June 2008

1) “Late Bloomer”
2) Pendulums
3) “One More Match”
4) In The Road

From the Lake Ontario Waterkeepers Show, Grad Club, Kingston, 25 June 2008 (hear the radio show and more songs at LOW here)

* Will He Be Waiting for Me?

Salvation Army
Blue Marble Music Fund
Lake Ontario Waterkeepers

Buy Sarah Harmer’s cds & shirts from her website.

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  1. […] (from Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, 19 June 2008, full set here) * Late […]

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