At noon on Wednesday, February 5, IUP Libraries will host a sneak preview mini-performance and
Q&A with blues artist Corey Harris. The event will take place in Stapleton
Library, in the alcove across from Java City.
Corey 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 North America,
Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such
as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L. Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews
Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and others.
Harris began his career as a
New Orleans street singer, traveling 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.
Click here to buy tickets to the Lively Arts Ovations! evening performance at Gorell Recital Hall.
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