Friday Night Live: Corey Harris
Friday, November 5, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5 – $15
Friday Night Live returns with an exciting lineup for Fall 2021. We plan to hold the November concert indoors.
The 10th Anniversary year of the series is presented by PNC Bank.
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 the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling 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, ro! ck and We st African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris’ maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.
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. His additional recordings include Fish Ain’t Bitin’ (1996), Vu-Du Menz (with Henry Butler, 2000), Downhome Sophisticate (2002), Zion Crossroads (2007), and blu black (2010). In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, Feel Like Going Home, which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S.
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For safety, please make every effort to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the CAC office. Attendance is limited. Credit cards will not be accepted at the door. If you are paying cash at the door please bring exact change .
For outdoor concerts it is lawn seating: bring your own blanket or chairs. Restrooms will be available in the building. Please note that restroom access requires the use of stairs at the front entrance of the building. For concerts held indoors, seating will be set up in the gallery and guests need not bring their own chairs.
These events are BYOB. Attendees can also bring food.
We ask that attendees bring masks. If concerts are outdoors masks will most likely not be required. If indoors, we may ask attendees to wear masks when moving from their seats and/or when not eating or drinking. The COVID situation continues to evolve and we reserve the right to make changes to this policy as necessary for safety and to adhere to restrictions/recommendations in place at the time of the concert.
NO PETS, please.
General Admission: $15 / $10 CAC members / $5 kids 12 and under