Corey Harris To Tour


Corey Harris 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.

Fresh from a U.S co-headline tour with Aussie favourite Eric Bibb, the MacArthur Fellowship winner returns to our shoes for the first time in over 16 years for a series of solo shows along the East Coast.

Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, traveling throughout the southern U.S. In his early 20s, he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many of the older songs while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music.

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.


Friday August 19 Caravan Music Club – Melbourne, VIC

Saturday August 20 Harvester Moon Cafe – Bellarine, VIC

SundayAugust 21 Lizottes – Newcastle, NSW

TuesdayAugust 23 Brass Monkey – Cronulla, NSW

WednesdayAugust 24 Harmonie-German Club – Canberra, ACT

Thursday August 25 The Basement – Sydney, NSW

FridayAugust 26 – SundayAugust 28 Gympie Muster – Blues & Roots Stage


Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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