Square One & Laing Entertainment in association with Rhythms presents Corey Harris with Special Guest, Kristen Lee Morris.
Fresh from a U.S co-headline tour with Aussie favourite Eric Bibb, Corey Harris returns to our shoes for the first time in over 16 years for a series of solo shows along the East Coast. He has earned substantial critical acclaim as one of the few contemporary bluesmen able to channel the raw, direct emotion of acoustic Delta blues without coming off as an authenticity-obsessed historian.
Along with Keb’ Mo’ and Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, he raised the flag of acoustic guitar blues in the mid-1990s. Corey Harris was prominently featured in the Martin Scorsese film ‘The Blues: A Musical Journey’ and has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as Billy Bragg & Wilco (on the acclaimed ‘Mermaid Avenue’ albums), BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L. Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman and Olu Dara.
I’m very happy to present this new single which is the title track from my forthcoming record, “RUINS”!
The album was produced by Kasey Chambers and recorded live up at Foggy Mountain Studios with Bill Chambers (guitar and lap steel), Jeff McCormack (bass), Steve Fearnley (drums) and Harry Hookey (harp). Kasey also sang a bit.
The album will be released on November 11th with very special national tour dates to be announced.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, until I was 13. I moved to
Northampton after that and stayed there until my 20’s.
Where do you live know?
In London. Brentford…apparently famous for Brentford Nylons? Tights? I don’t own any!
What have you been up to musically?
I have just started recording my third album! I’m working with two great producers in Glasgow. Hoping it will be ready early summer! Woo hoooo! Read the rest of this entry »
Lasse, how are you?
Great thanks, got off a gig late last night into early morning rehearsals, but I’m feeling great!
Where did you grow up?
In a small town called Kerava, about 30 km from the capital of Finland Helsinki. Nice neighbourhood to spend your childhood in. Everything is close and you can get around easily with a bike.
Where do you live now?
In Helsinki. Nice neighbourhood to be a musician. Everything is close and you can get around with a car.
What have you been up to musically? I’ve been preparing music for my own instrumental album, and for my bands album. Also gigs around town live and and in studio. Read the rest of this entry »
Today is finally the release date of my debut album I Think We Both Know. I spotted last week that the album found its way onto one of the torrent sites – I actually felt stoked someone liked it enough to want to share it. And subsequently I’ve had various emails from radio stations around the world that I wouldn’t have heard from otherwise. So I guess the point is that sharing is good. And so I’m super keen to share it with the world. I hope you appreciate the generosity and talent of everyone involved and that the album becomes more than just a bunch of digital files to skip through. Live with the songs and let them speak to you. For this week, to celebrate the launch, its FREE! Simply go to store.krismorris.com to have a listen to all the tracks and download the album.
“How can I help?” I hear you ask? Tweet and ask people to retweet. Facebook your fingers off. Casually tell people how your life has been changed by the album while you’re waiting for the bus. Let people know that its free right now and they’d be dang stupid if they don’t get their greasy mitts on it. If you really feel like it you could donate what you would usually spend on an album. Write comments here on my site letting the world know what you think about it. Go to the digital music store sites, find the album and be the first to write a review on the album. If you love it please share it.
* Your email address is safe with me. You’ll only hear from me with spectacular earth shattering news and I’ll never share your information with anyone. My Data Protection Officer, Billy the Cat, is a tyrant when it comes to this stuff.