Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Sarah Harmer was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada on November 12, 1970.  She slowly got interested in a career in music while growing up in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.  And that interest in music got more intense as both her older sister Mary Harmer and herself frequently purchased tickets to rock concerts performed by the rock band the Tragically Hip.  Sarah Harmer became such a huge fan of Tragically Hip albums that she started learning to play the guitar and other forms of music lessons.  Upon graduating high school, Sarah Harmer started taking college classes in philosophy and women's studies at Queen's University at Kingston located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  And while attending college classes in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Sarah Harmer joined a country music band called The Saddletramps.  The Saddletramps recorded three albums only on cassette and currently out of print (Nobody knows what the cover art looked like which is why it's not pictured below).  The three albums recorded by the Saddletramps before breaking up were The Saddletramps in 1989, Yard Sale in 1990 and Well Gone Bad in 1993. 
It's not known if Sarah Harmer ever graduated Queen's University at Kingston because she formed a brand new rock band called the Weeping Tile in 1995.  The Weeping Tile broke up in 1998 after two ep albums (The second ep entitled This Great Black Night was only sold in concerts and nobody knows what the cover art looked like which is why it's not pictured below) and two full length albums.  Eleven people were members of the Weeping Tile's revolving door membership and it was hard to keep people around longer than a brief period of time.  And when six years of revolving door rock band membership got too much for Sarah Harmer, she started recording and releasing albums under her own name instead of the rock band name of the Weeping Tile starting with Songs for Clem in 1999.  Her latest solo alum was released in 2010.  Sarah Harmer was nominated (But didn't win) for six Juno Awards (Canada's version of the Grammy's), was nominated (But didn't win) a Juno for best Alternative album for I'm a Mountain and was nominated (But didn't win) a Juno for Best Music DVD for the 2007 release Escarpment Blues.  Sarah Harmer is still recording and touring to this exact moment in time.





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