Corey Harris w/ Grant Green Jr.
Sat. 5/21/11 - Corey Harris w/ Grant Green Jr.
Doors at 7PM, Show begins at 8PM
Tickets are $10 in ADVANCE, $15 at the Door!
Corey Harris has led the life of a musical explorer, traveling and listening all over the world. He's performed at many of the world's most well-known venues, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, London's Royal Albert Hall, New York's Lincoln Center, Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. As the star of Martin Scorsese's segment of the PBS series, The Blues, Corey traveled to Mali to play with Ali Farka Toure, a voyage he repeated for his album of field recordings called Mississippi to Mali, in which he explored the connections between African music and the blues.
In 2007 The MacArthur Foundation named Corey one of only 24 recipients worldwide of their genius award. Since then, Corey has continued to tour internationally. In the summer of 2009 Corey performed at both the Calgary and Vancouver folk festivals in a solo acoustic format, evoking the missing link between Africa and the African diaspora with his powerful blend of original and traditional repertoire. As a bandleader he has toured widely with his critically acclaimed band, the 5x5, an electric vision that has come to be known as the Rasta Blues Experience. With revolutionary lyrics and danceable grooves Corey has redefined the roots music concept, embracing it in all its forms. His latest album, blu.black, will be released in September on the Telarc label. Produced by Chris "Peanut' Whitley (Stable Roots Productions), this is the most powerful mix of cutting edge roots music heard today. blu.black is already receiving rave reviews based on sneak previews of his title tracks.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Grant Green Jr. started playing guitar at the age of fourteen. He moved to New York where he met numerous Jazz musicians who stopped by the family home. In 1969, Green Jr. moved to Detroit with his father, Grant Green. He was neighbors with Stevie Wonder's parents, Marvin Gaye lived a few blocks away, and so did members of the Four tops and other Motown artists. He was influenced mostly by Stevie Wonder and his father. He has performed with such greats as Leon Thomas, Ruben Wilson, Jimmy Mcgriff, Lou Donaldson, and Dr. Lonnie Smith.
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