Gig: Corey Harris – The Grand, Clitheroe – 17th May, 2014
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
The Grand, Clitheroe
17th May, 2014
Corey Harris is a guitarist, songwriter and performer who is leading a contemporary revival of country blues with a fresh, modern hand.
He is a powerful and compelling singer and an accomplished guitarist whose musical artistry is complemented by serious explorations of the historical and cultural conditions that gave rise to the Blues.
Born in Denver, Colorado, to parents from Texas and Kentucky, he is a musician who has carved out his own niche in Blues, appearing throughout the Americas, Europe, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern US before leaving the States to live in Cameroon, West Africa, 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 of reggae, soul, rock and West African music. 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 modern experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.
Doors open 7pm; stage 7:45pm
Tickets £15 adv / £12.50 conc