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Joel Harrison at Mississippi Studios.

My goal on the new CD, Angel Band, is to arrange country and Appalachian music for a jazz group in new and unusual ways. I’m conscious of both moving forward and staying true to the elemental soul of the songs, where old stories are told by modern, protean players. Or as a friend once put it, “Downtown meets the heartland.”

An angel is defined as an attendant and benevolent spirit. Perhaps we musicians are entrusted to act as such. This is, of course, a serious task, and yet the beauty of these tunes is they encourage us not just to meditate and grieve but also to laugh and dance.

 

A new collaboration with three Telecasters! The Spellcasters, from my hometown, Wash. D.C., celebrating the legacy of Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan, and other great players at the crossroads of jazz, country, rock, etc. It’s rip roaring fun music. With Joel Harrison, Anthony Pirog, Dave Chappell: Guitars, John Previti: Bass, Barry Hart: Drums

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upcoming shows

Thursday, August 22nd 2019
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: 20/35/60. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 61 Wythe Ave. Venue phone: (718) 963-3369.
Music of Woodstock 50 Years After with Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid, Brandon Seabrook, Joel Harrison plus Nicki Richards, Keith Fluitt, Chris Lightcap, Josh Dion, Cedric Easton, Brian Marsella and more Buy Tickets

Saturday, August 24th 2019
Alternative Guitar Summit in Woodstock, NY at The Colony
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $40. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 Rock City Rd. Venue phone: 845) 684-7625.
Music of Woodstock 50 Years After with Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid, Brandon Seabrook, Joel Harrison plus Everett Bradley, Heather Masse, Timothy Hill, Chris Lightcap, Josh Dion, Brian Marsella and more Buy Tickets

Saturday, August 24th 2019
Alternative Guitar Summit in Woodstock, NY at The Colony
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 Rock City Rd. Venue phone: 845) 684-7625.
Music of Woodstock 50 Years After with Nels Cline, Vernon Reid, Scott Metzger, Joel Harrison plus Everett Bradley, Heather Masse, Timothy Hill, Chris Lightcap, Josh Dion, Brian Marsella and more

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