Harris James showcases at Big Blues Bender


Anne Harris and Markus James showcase their new project, Harris James, September 6 & 7 at the 2018 Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas. Anne will also be performing all 4 days of the festival with other bands as an Artist at Large.


Anne Harris stars in The Musician by director Mark Schimmel


Anne Harris is excited to perform the leading role and provide the musical soundtrack for The Musician, a short film written and directed by Mark Schimmel. Co-starring Reese Harley, the movie was shot on location in downtown Chicago and tells a fictional story of two lives transformed by music. An official release date has not been set. 
Check out Reel Chicago's article about the making of the movie and visit The Musician movie Facebook Page for more info.


Anne Gives Advice to Violin Buyers


The Search for the Best Violin: 22 Violinists Offer Their Advice

In the market for a violin?

Check out the advice of Anne Harris and 21 other renown violinists on ConsumerHelp.guide


VoyageChicago features Anne Harris' Inspiring Story


VoyageChicago is featuring Anne Harris in their Chicago's Most Inspiring Stories section.
Check out Anne's interview and photos.


Vande Maataram from Peace and Earth / Volume Two


Anne Harris collaborated with Sara Ranganathan, Sofie Reed and David Herrero on a rendition of Vande Maataram for Peace and Earth / Volume Two.
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Anne Harris' Influence Recognized by Dayton (Ohio) Daily News


Anne is honored to be named among 5 influential people with ties to Yellow Springs, Ohio, by the Dayton Daily News. Published in recognition of Black History Month, the article details the contributions of Coretta Scott King, Dave Chappelle, and others.


Anne Harris featured on "the sesh" videocast


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"The third episode of "the sesh" features Anne Harris, who, along with Sal Cordova and Dave Herrero, bring a worldly-blues vibe to our stage. Co-hosts, Tommy Lee Johnston and Jamie Lombardi, welcome Anne and her fiddle, who performs tracks including "Hymn For Her", "Waves", and "Come Hither". Enjoy Anne Harris' beautiful sound and hear her talk about the evolution of her career."  Recorded live at Protected Tomorrows in Lincolnshire, IL.

Listen to the audio podcast here.




Acoustic Guitar Sessions video features Otis Taylor with Anne Harris


"Acoustic Guitar caught up with Taylor, along with fiddler Anne Harris, before a show at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco’s rough-and-tumble Tenderloin District.

"He was playing a Santa Cruz Guitar Co. Otis Taylor signature model (an H model) with flatwound strings.

"Taylor and Harris performed 'Rain So Hard' and 'My Soul’s in Louisiana.'"

Full article at Acoustic Guitar HERE


A Note for the New Year 2016


Here's my annual Note for the New Year...
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Music on the Couch webcast features Anne Harris


The April 13, 2015, webcast Music on the Couch features "Too Slim" Tim Langford, Dick LeMasters, Cary Morin and Anne Harris.

Listen free at http://goo.gl/Ho059X


Anne Harris partners with Global Pride Summit


Anne is proud to partner with the Global Pride Summit: Perfect As You Are, a free online summit for the LGBTA world.

The Summit features a stellar lineup of speakers, including Greg Louganis, Chaz Bono, Bria & Crissy, Michael Bernard Beckwith and many others. The summit will be held June 1-5, 2015. More info and free registration at globalpridesummit.com.


French Magazine Blues & Co autrement blues publishes Anne Harris interview



French Blues magazine, Blues & Co Autrement Blues, published Michalis Limnios' interview with Anne Harris in the March 2015 issue.

Festival les Récréatives 2015 ... l'expo "Artistes au féminin"


Photo Exhibition in Toulouse, France, features Anne Harris and other female artists.

The exhibition by photographer Sylvie Bocs (MOn Oeil) entitled "Artistes au Féminin" appears as part of the Festival les Récréatives 2015 at Les Musicophages library in Toulouse, France. The exhibition runs from March 8-22, 2015.

View more of Sylvie's photos from Otis Taylor Band's July 19, 2014, performance at Cahors Blues Festival in Cahors, France.



Colorado Blues Society Members Honor Anne Harris


Anne Harris Receives 2014 Members Choice Award from Colorado Blues Society

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Anne is honored to receive a Members Choice Award from the Colorado Blues Society for her fiddle playing.

See award listings here.


Anne Harris performs on GRAMMY® Festival at Sea: Women Who Rock cruise


GRAMMY® Festival at Sea Cruise Features Stellar Lineup of Female Artists

Anne Harris and Dave Herrero perform on Grammy Festival at Sea Anne represented the Chicago NARAS Chapter with performances aboard the first-ever GRAMMY® Festival at Sea, sailing from Miami, November 4-8, 2014. The theme was Women Who Rock and the all-star lineup included Heart, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Estelle, and many more. www.grammyfestivalatsea.com

Anne Harris featured on cover of 2015 Blues Fests and Juke Joints Calendar


Marilyn Stringer's iconic photo of Anne Harris performing with the Otis Taylor Band at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR, was chosen for the cover of the 2015 Blues Fests and Juke Joints calendar by BluesCentric.com.

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Anne Harris featured in A Blues Lover's Guide to Blues in the 21st Century Volume 1 The Performers

 A Blues Lover's Guide to Blues in the 21st Century, Volume 1: The Performers

Anne is thrilled to be featured in a new book by veteran photographer, Marilyn Stringer. The book is packed cover-to-cover with Marilyn's amazing photography and insight gleaned from exclusive interviews with the artists.

Get more info and purchase the book here.

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Blues Music Magazine Features Anne Harris


By Michael Cote

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"Over the past several years, Harris has become an integral part of Taylor’s sound both on stage and on record, adding another element to his diverse instrumentation of electric guitar, cornet, banjo, bass, and percussion and adding a visual element that takes the celebratory spirit up a couple of notches."

Read the full article on Blues Music Magazine


Rave Review for Otis Taylor's "My World is Gone" in Chicago Blues Guide


"Joining Taylor on this album and frequently during live performances is another local Chicago favorite, Anne Harris. Her ethereal fiddle sounds add to Taylor’s trances and give the listener chills...

"Taylor's fans will gobble up this new release; it is another profound set of statements in Taylor's inimitable style. Anyone new to Taylor can learn to appreciate the deep roots of his music as it relates to early blues and music from West Africa; here the listener is also treated to a blending of Native American traditions into the beats and harmonies of Taylor’s work. I loved this CD; Taylor has hit another home run with this “lucky thirteenth” release!" - Steve Jones, Chicago Blues Guide


DownBeat Editors Pick Otis Taylor's "My World Is Gone"


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Otis Taylor's new release, My World Is Gone, was named in DownBeat Magazine's Editors Picks for February 2013.


Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise #20


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Anne sets sail for the Caribbean islands with the Otis Taylor Band on their 2nd Blues Cruise, along with Taj Mahal, Elvin Bishop, Mavis Staples, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Tab Benoit, Southern Hospitality, Terrance Simien and too many others to mention. Anchor's aweigh!


Anne Harris Honored with Jimi Award


Anne Harris was honored to receive a 2012 Jimi Award from Blues411 in the category Instrumentalist Other, in recognition of her violin performance. Otis Taylor received the Album of the Year honors for his 2012 release, Contraband. Thanks, Chefjimi!


The Lamp Project Features Anne Harris Acoustic Performance


During her interview with The Lamp Project's Dalton Graudin, Anne gave a rare solo-acoustic performance of her song, Lullaby.


Anne Harris and Coat Angels Featured in Video Spotlight by The Lamp Project


"The Lamp Project shines the spotlight on Chicago-based fiddler, singer, and songwriter Anne Harris. Enjoy her impassioned, vibrant, and soulful brand of folk-blues-rock, and hear how she and her music support Coat Angels, who provide winter coats to disadvantaged kids."

The Lamp Project is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to spotlighting and supporting socially engaged artists and the causes they champion.


Otis Taylor Band's Impresses Blues Revue at Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR


"...the Otis Taylor Band began their set, with Taylor on guitar and lead vocals, Anne Harris fiddler extraordinaire, Larry Thompson sitting behind the drums, Shawn Starski also on guitar, and bassist Todd Edmunds. ... “Hey Joe” was performed with a completely different arrangement than normal, with a hard-driving rhythm and animated fiddle playing by Harris. Couple that with heavy guitar riffs, backed up by thudding drums and thumping bass that assaulted the ears through sonic vibrations that reached every fiber of one’s physical being and you begin to get the picture."  - Blues Revue


Otis Taylor's Contraband is Best Blues Album in DownBeat Critics Poll


Otis Taylor's Contraband was awarded Best Blues Album in the 60th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll. The complete results are in the August issue of DownBeat.


Otis Taylor Impresses at Doheny Blues Festival


"Otis Taylor, at 63, brings to blues what bands like Radiohead and Arcade Fire do for rock," raved the Orange County Register in its review of the May 20, 2012, performances at 15th Annual Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, California. ... "Amazing fiddler Anne Harris (who plays violin like [Buddy] Guy wields his guitar) and the rest of Taylor's band -- an ensemble diverse and strong enough to stand out at Coachella -- seemed to bring their A-game to this gig."