Summer Concert Series-Corey Harris Band
Aug 30, 2013
700pm. The weather is warm and that means it is time for the Stuarts Opera House free Summer Concert Series. Live music outside in the Stuarts parking lot and there is a beer garden, with the Corey Harris Band for August. Harris 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 world. 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. Also visit Nelsonville's Historic Public Square for the monthly art event Final Fridays on the Square starting at 500pm. In case of bad weather the concert will be moved inside the Opera House. 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.
Stuart's Opera House
52 Public Square
Web Site: http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/