Sarah Harmer Playlist
Harmer’s tremulous, old-timey voice is perfectly suited for these iconic tunes from the American songbook. Notwithstanding dozens if not hundreds of interpretations of these standards by dozens if not hundreds of singers over the decades, these songs are so great they stand up to so many different interpretations. The album was recorded in a home studio, lending a basement tapes authenticity. And I love the backstory: the selected tunes are the favourites of her titular father, Clem. I mean, Clem! Could it be more perfect?