H A R R I S J A M E S
“Once you have witnessed Anne Harris play the violin, you aren’t likely to forget the experience any time soon. It’s not just the wondrous music she makes drawing her bow across the strings, it’s also the way the spirit of the music emanates from her physically. She inhabits the music, or maybe the music inhabits her, but it is impossible not to be drawn under her spell.” (BluesWax)
Chicago-based fiddle player Anne Harris has been a favorite on the Blues festival scene for over a decade. Her collaborations, live and in-studio, span a large and diverse group of artists, including multi-Blues Music award winner Otis Taylor, Anders Osborne, Living Colour, Amy Helm, Vieux Farke Toure, Guy Davis, and occasional stints with hippie legends Jefferson Starship.
“Anne is an internationally recognized instrumental talent that has captivated audiences around the globe. Her command of the stage is punctuated with a free reeling and coiling whirlwind of sound and visual excitement. Her gypsy-like stage presence is truly unforgettable and revolutionary in the ever expanding Blues genre. ” (Cleve Baker)
Singer-songwriter Markus James recorded 5 critically-acclaimed albums of original Blues-based music with traditional musicians in Mali, West Africa (“Nightbird is one of the deepest listening experiences that will hit the US market this year” –BILLBOARD), and the award-winning documentary film about this collaboration, “Timbuktoubab”, was seen on many PBS and satellite stations around the US. Markus’ latest album “Head For The Hills”, recorded in North Mississippi’s hill country featuring drummers Calvin Jackson and Kinney Kimbrough , received rave reviews (“Head For The Hills” is undoubtedly one of the finest releases of recent years, both within the genre and beyond” – BLUES MATTERS (UK), and led to performances on “Elwood’s House of Blues Radio Hour”, Montreal International Jazz Festival, and Telluride Blues Festival, among others. The instrumental track “On A Mississippi Porch” appears in the recent Oprah Winfrey film “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks”.
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