Side Projects


Harris James

Anne Harris and Marcus James perform at the Big Blues Bender.

Harris James is a collaboration between Anne Harris and Markus James. The sound is a kaleidoscope of deep grooves, atmospheric instrumental passages, harmonies, and poetic flashes in a musical terrain that ranges from acoustic old-time to amped up Hill Country to electrified trance blues-rock.

​Between them, they make heavily blues-infused music which is edgy, haunting, cinematic, compelling, soulful, and deeply rooted. Whether you’re a radio personality, a talent buyer, a promoter, or “just” a fan of thoughtful, exploratory and evocative music with a memorable presentation, this is an alliance not to be missed.
Richard Shurman, Blues producer and historian

The music of Harris James is refreshingly new, yet feels very familiar. Anne Harris and Markus James have created one of the most hauntingly beautiful recordings in recent memory.   This is truly music to be savored.
Jesse Finkelstein,  Managing Dir., Blues Radio International

 


Gumbo, Grits and Gravy

Featuring the music of Guy Davis, Anne Harris and Marcella Simien

Gumbo, Grits & Gravy is a ‘gathering’ featuring three brilliant musicians, Anne Harris, Marcella Simien and Guy Davis, with culturally and musically diverse backgrounds. Like the name implies, Gumbo, Grits & Gravy is grounded in the roots of a hearty, home-cooked meal, the foundation of family and tradition and, more often, is guided by maternal inspirations. Through this understanding, it is a celebration of a musical and cultural diversity that this trio hopes to document and spread to the world in 2019 and beyond.

The inspiration for Gumbo, Grits & Gravy comes from ensemble groups like the Carolina Chocolate Drops, only with a little more contemporary flair. So fill your soul with flavors of this musical concoction!

 


JP Soars' Gypsy Blue Review
ft. Anne Harris and Jason Ricci