Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Lindsey Stirling was born in Orange County, California on September 21, 1986.  Lindsey grew up in Gilbert, Arizona.  She later moved a third time to Provo, Utah to major in Recreational therapy at Bringham Young University.  She lost interest in college, moved to New York City to become a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She returned to studying Recreational Therapy at Bringham Young University, but it's not known if she ever completed classes.  By 2012, she was back in Gilbert, Arizona.  Combining dance with violin playing, she played hip hop tunes on the violin and mixed it with standard classical music.  Her off beat approach to violin playing made her a quarter finalist on the fifth season of the reality television talent competition game show America's Got Talent in 2010. 
America's Got Talent judge at the time Piers Morgan said, "You're not untalented, but you're not good enough to get away with flying through the air and trying to play the violin at the same time." 
America's Got Talent judge at the time Sharon Osborne said, "You need to be in a group. ... What you're doing is not enough to fill a theater in Vegas." 
And even though Lindsey Stirling wasn't the winner of the fifth season of America's Got Talent, she got a recording contract and she became a frequent presence on www.Youtube.com.  Lindsey Stirling was featured in the April 30, 2013 episode of Dancing with the Stars alongside two former competitors from the reality television talent competition game show So You Think You Can Dance (Who are also engaged to marry each other) Stephen 'tWitch' Boss and Allison Holker.   Everybody working for the reality television talent competition game show Dancing With the Stars had lots of praise for Lindsey Stirling's violin playing skills.


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.