Montreal based experimental harpist Sarah Pagé is best known for her work with The Barr Brothers, Lhasa DeSela, and Esmerine. Classically trained, she has been pushing the traditional boundaries of her instrument for over a decade. In that time she has garnered an international reputation as a highly versatile and creative collaborator and has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman twice and has shared the stage with Bassekou Kouyate, Tinariwen, Barry Manilow, George Benson, Calexico, Fred Frith, and Thurston Moore among others. An active member of her community, she is regularly involved in producing and organizing benefit concerts and charity initiatives. She has organized two benefits for Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and in 2015 produced an album for Project PAL, a mental illness community outreach program. Her performances can frequently be heard on the CBC, Radio Canada, BBC, NPR and France Inter. Her work with The Barr Brothers on the critically acclaimed 2014 album Sleeping Operator earned her several JUNO and ADISQ nominations and a spot on the 2015 Polaris Prize short list.
THE BARR BROTHERS
the Barr Brothers consists of the band's namesake brothers Brad and Andrew Barr and harpist Sarah Pagé. Their unique and eclectic approach to folk, rock and blues has brought them from Nashville to Milan, the Montreal Jazz Fest to the newport folk fest with a couple of stops on the David Letterman show.
Celtic trio Bùmarang is composed of three of Montreal's most diverse and ubiquitous players; Dave Gossage (flute), Kate Bevan-Baker (violin) and Sarah Pagé (harp). In the short time they have been playing together they have already garnered a reputation as a “power trio”, pushing the boundaries of the traditional genre.
Esmerine was co-founded by percussionist Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and cellist Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion) in 2001. Their 2011 collaboration with Andrew Barr, Sarah Pagé and Patrick Watson resulted in La Lechuza, a tribute to their late friend Lhasa De Sela.
LHASA DE SELA
The enigmatic American/Mexican singer Lhasa De Sela's final and most personal release before her death. Dark and spacious arrangements and luminous philosophical questioning make this album as unique and fascinating as the song-writer herself.
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