Oh Little Fire

Oh Little Fire

by Sarah Harmer


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Oh Little Fire

In the five years between I'm a Mountain (2005) and Oh Little Fire (2010), acclaimed Canadian songstress Sarah Harmer has kept busy with a combination of environmental activism and guest appearances on albums from the likes of Blue Rodeo, the Weakerthans, Bruce Cockburn, Great Big Sea, and Neko Case, the latter of whom returns the favor on Oh Little Fire. Harmer's winning blend of country, folk, and indie pop is propelled, in part, by her even, expressive tenor, which comes off as a well-maintained bridge between Suzanne Vega and Leslie Feist. Likable and accessible, it would be easy to write her off as just another capable singer/songwriter in an industry stuffed to the rafters with capable singer/songwriters, were it not for her ability to take a simple melody and turn it into something special. Oh Little Fire is filled with those moments, whether it's the delayed "t" at the end of the word light on the driving single "Captive," the damp, dirt-road pacing of "Washington," or the way she and Case wrap their voices around "Silverado" like two sisters on the back of covered wagon. It's a subtle record to be sure, but one that rewards those who are willing to take the time to let it enter the bloodstream.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2010
Label: Zoe Records
UPC: 0601143112720
catalogNumber: 431127
Rank: 148184

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Harmer   Primary Artist,Organ,Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Mellotron,Wurlitzer
Neko Case   Vocals
Perry White   Bass Clarinet
Kevin Fox   Cello
James Shaw   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Chris Brown   Organ,Clavinet
Bryden Baird   Trumpet
Gavin Brown   Guitar,Piano,Drums,Tambourine,Mellotron,Wurlitzer
Burke Carroll   Pedal Steel Guitar
Trevor Henderson   Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Mathew   Double Bass
Dean Drouillard   Guitar
Marc Rogers   Bass,Double Bass
Kieran Adams   Percussion,Drums
Spencer Evans   Clarinet
Steve Donald   Trombone
Julie Fader   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Lenny DeRose   Engineer
Sarah Harmer   Composer,Producer
Gavin Brown   Producer,Engineer
Trevor Henderson   Composer
Kieran Adams   Drum Fills
Dave Mohacis   Engineer
Jud Haynes   Art Direction,Layout

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