Fulton Blues

The Brand New Corey Harris CD: Fulton Blues


Apr 26 2014
Band Show
The Purple Fiddle, Thomas WVa
May 09 2014
Solo Show
Bluesroad Festival, Cracow Poland
May 10 2014
Band Show
Jazz Cafe, London
May 12 2014
London Book Launch For Jahtigui-The Life & Music Of Ali Farka Toure
School of Oriental & African Studies University Of London, London
May 15 2014
Band Show
The Arc, Stockton
May 16 2014
Band Show
The Ropery Hall, Barton-upon-Humber
May 17 2014
Band Show
The Grand, Clitheroe
May 18 2014
Band Show
Band On The Wall, Manchester
May 28 2014
Band Show
Pumpe, Rostock
May 29 2014
Band Show
Räucherei, Kiel
Father Sun, Mother Earth

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Biography

Corey Harris was born in Denver, Colorado to parents from Texas and Kentucky. He is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris’ maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.

He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Henry Butler, R.L.Burnside, John Jackson, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Mattews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, Natalie Merchant, and others. His additional recordings include Fish Ain’t Bitin’ (1996), Vu-Du Menz (with Henry Butler, 2000), Downhome Sophisticate (2002), Zion Crossroads (2007).blu black ( 2009 ),DC Blues (2010),Father Sun-Mother Earth(2011),Fulton Blues (2013),True Blues (with Taj Mahal,Shemeka Copeland,Guy Davis,Alvin Hart and Phil Wiggins-(2013).

In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, “Feel Like Going Home,” which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. In 2007, he was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship – commonly referred to as a “genius award” – from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The annual grant, which recognizes individuals from a wide range of disciplines who show creativity, originality and commitment to continued innovative work, described Harris as an artist who “forges an adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.” That same year, he was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine.

Albums
Corey Harris Live (2014)Fulton Blues(2013),True Blues (2013), Father Sun, Mother Earth(2011),DC Blues (2010),Blu.Black(2009), Zion Crossroads(2007), Daily Bread(2005), Mississippi To Mali(2003), Downhome Sophisticate(2002), Vu-Du Menz(2000), Greens From The Garden(1999), Fish Ain’t Bitin’(1997), Between Midnight And Day(1995)