The Home Fires is a new Americana duo from Minneapolis comprised of acclaimed singer/songwriters Sarah Morris and Vicky Emerson. While both women continue to pursue successful solo careers and tour on a national basis, they have joined forces to launch this new project. In 2016, Sarah and Vicky became friends and tour mates. On their first Midwest tour, it was undeniable after a few shows that they had discovered a brand new sound. The combination of Sarah’s clear, melodic voice and Vicky’s warm, weathered tone created a completely unique harmony combination that continues to resonate with audiences and has propelled them into the forefront of their local music scene.
Sarah and Vicky chose the name The Home Fires because 'Home' represents their love for their children and families, and 'Fire' represents their continued passion for music and songwriting. They both have accepted the challenge and support each other in the intricate balancing act of being a mother while pursuing a career in music.
The duo has gained traction in the Midwest through touring, residencies and opening slots for Emmylou Harris and Ben Rector. In 2018, they were nominated as Americana Artist of the Year by the Midwest Country Music Association. Their live show includes piano, guitars and often hilarious stage banter. They are currently co-writing songs in the car when they tour on the weekends in anticipation of a full length Americana album.