The Corey Harris Band Live from Turtle Island
- Feb 13 2016
Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary
- Feb 18 2016 - Feb 20 2016
Solo Music Camp Workshop
Folk Alliance International Music Camp, KANSAS CITY MO
- Mar 11 2016
WPFW Live at 5, Washington DC
- Mar 11 2016 - Mar 13 2016
Blues Alley, Washington, DC DC
- Mar 25 2016
True Blues Show With Alvin”Youngblood”Hart & Guy Davis
Merrill Auditorium, Portland ME
- Mar 26 2016
True Blues Show With Alvin “Youngblood Hart” & Guy Davis
Collins Center for The Arts, Orono ME
- Apr 07 2016 - Apr 21 2016
- Solo Shows in Europe
- Apr 28 2016
New Orleans Jazz Fest, New Orleans La
- May 06 2016
Bright Box Theater, Winchester VA
- May 28 2016
Red Hot Blues & BBQ, Glen Echo MD
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.
Live from Turtle Island (2015), 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), Live at Starr Hill (2000) Vu-Du Menz(2000), Greens From The Garden (1999), Fish Ain’t Bitin’ (1997), Between Midnight And Day (1995)