A Blues Lover's Guide to Blues in the 21st Century
Volume 1 - The Performers
Anne is thrilled to be featured in a new book by the amazing
photographer, Marilyn Stringer. The book is packed
cover-to-cover with Marilyn's amazing photography and
insight gleaned from exclusive interviews with the artists.
Get more info and
purchase the book here.
Blues Fests and Juke Joints 2015 Calendar
Marilyn Stringer's iconic photo of Anne Harris
performing with the Otis Taylor Band at the Safeway
Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR, was chosen for
the cover of the
2015 Blues Fests and Juke Joints calendar by
Anne Harris to perform on GRAMMY® Festival at Sea cruise
Anne is honored to represent the Chicago NARAS Chapter
aboard the first-ever GRAMMY® Festival at Sea: Women Who
Rock cruise. The ship sails from Miami, November 4-8, 2014,
with a stellar lineup, including Heart, Emmylou Harris,
Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Estelle, Skylar Grey, and many
Tribune Likes Otis Taylor with Anne Harris at Chicago Blues
"The Chicago Gospel Music Festival still is two weekends
away, but someone forgot to tell a few performers at this
past weekend’s Chicago Blues Festival. 'Amazing Grace,'
rather than 'Sweet Home Chicago' or some other blues cliché,
was the song heard most often from the Petrillo Music Shell
in Grant Park.
"Aaron Neville sang an ethereal version of it Sunday
evening, and Chicagoan Anne Harris played the anthem as a
haunting violin instrumental Friday. It just went to
show that blues is more an expression of deep emotion than
any one musical style, and the headlining acts who performed
on the Petrillo stage Friday through Saturday explored a
wide range of feeling, from despair to determination to
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"Earlier Friday [June 13, 2014], Otis Taylor showed how the
blues can move forward even as it draws upon its past.
Alternating between guitar and electric banjo, Taylor played
hypnotic drones instead of standard blues chords, and his
husky singing recalled the blues’ origins in field hollers
and work songs.
Guest guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart, a blues star in his
own right, added short, searing solos, and Harris
literally bent over backwards to deliver keening fiddle
solos. The music ranged across acoustic blues, Afropop,
Hendrix and Harris’ Celtic instrumental interludes, which
felt right at home amid the blues in their longing and
exuberance." - Kevin McKeough
Read the full review here.
Anne's thoughts for 2014.
Blues Music Magazine Article
Issue #2 of
Magazine features a full article on Anne Harris,
accompanying a feature on Otis Taylor.
"Over the past several years, Harris has become an integral
part of Taylor’s sound both on stage and on record, adding
another element to his diverse instrumentation of electric
guitar, cornet, banjo, bass, and percussion and adding a
visual element that takes the celebratory spirit up a couple
Click here to read the full article.
Golden Gate Blues Society
Anne is honored to have her interview with Julie Jenkins
Issue 17 of The Golden Gate Blues Society newsletter, in
advance of Otis Taylor Band's January 26 performance at