Lake Country, BC  Multiple award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter and environmental activist, Sarah Harmer, brings her timeless melodies to the Creekside Theatre stage March 21, 2024.

 

“With her busy schedule performing concerts across the US and Canada the last two years, and her environmental activities, we’re thrilled to be able to have Sarah Harmer in the Okanagan in 2024,” said Ryan Donn, Cultural Development Coordinator.  “Her style is best described as folk layered with indie rock. Her song “Basement Apartment” has been on my personal playlist for years!”

 

Harmer’s solo music career launched with the now classic debut “You Were Here” (2000) and includes six critically acclaimed albums. Her latest album, “Are You Gone”, released via Arts & Crafts Productions, is a spiritual successor of sorts to her acclaimed 2000 debut.  It is a deeply personal and political collection of songs motivated by the beauty of life, the urgency of the climate crisis, and the question of loss. Its simple title, “Are You Gone”, is a meditation on presence and a bookend to the questions posed on “You Were Here” - a sharpened, more electric confrontation with the realities of nature and human nature.

 

Some of the media coverage related to her album inspires concertgoers to get tickets as early as possible to her live performance at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country.

“Are You Gone is the best album of Harmer’s career” – Globe and Mail

“Are You Gone is a journey across time, place, learning, and loss that Sarah Harmer is an incredibly gracious guide to take us on” – Folk Alley

“A folky, minor-key song about ice skating at night, with a gentle vocal and a sturdy melody, that maps a precarious relationship onto the wintry conditions.” (On St. Peter’s Bay) – The New York Times

 

As far as her commitment to environmental activism goes, between co-founding citizen’s organization PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land) and leading the successful effort to prevent an open-pit gravel mine in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve on the Niagara Escarpment, Sarah has become a fixture in local politics and advocacy. In 2022, Sarah helped launch the Reform Gravel Mining Coalition in her home province of Ontario to protect water, farmland, and biodiversity. She is currently writing songs for a new album.

 

For tickets to the Sarah Harmer concert, and to find more information about upcoming performance headliners visit www.creeksidetheatre.com.  

 

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For more information contact:

Ryan Donn

Cultural Development Coordinator

rdonn@lakecountry.bc.ca

250-766-5669

 Singer Sarah Harmer

Image: Sarah Harmer (Photo credit: Vanessa Heins)