The Music Of JC Harris

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

Who?

The Twisted Path Of One Progressive Rocker

JC Harris There was this kid who worked on a fishing boat off the west coast of Ireland. He was sent to America to study physics, but sadly, before the story could have a happy ending, that devil music got its hooks into the lad, dashing all his family’s high hopes.

Since then, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been all over the map as a musician. My first national gigs were with a certain really well-known Twin Cities punk band while filling in on a public radio show that starred some little-known guy named ‘Garrison’. After that I worked with a variety of Motown® artists, lots of Gospel groups and then off to NYC to do Broadway shows such as ‘Annie’ and ‘Grease’. Somewhere in there I even wrote commercial scores (Lorzban: The Proven Way To Increase Crop Yields!) But that’s not what you care about.

In 2000, like so many bitter divorcees, I decided to do something outrageous. But instead of doing the usual (eg. buying a Porsche), I started this so-called solo career. Since then, I have had the good fortune to be able to (finally) do the kinds of music that I always wanted to do. Now I shuttle back and forth between Dublin, IE and Seattle, WA, making the stuff you are sampling here; staying at only the swankest of Ramada Inns.

In 2009 I started work on the opera Detroit. In addition the albums you see on offer here, I now spend a good deal of my time working on (cough) serious music combining the traditional orchestra with ‘rock’ instruments.

Thanks for stopping by.

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PS: For some reason, I will get fairly regular requests to know more about the instruments I play or recording equipment employed. Click here to appease such blatant Gear Lust.

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