"Anne Harris has played many blues festivals but uses the blues as a starting point. By opening herself up to other realms a more apt description may be a cosmic consciousness that exhibits a spiritual, humanist philosophy." - No Depression
Check out Anne's essay in No Depression magazine about her historic violin commission !
"Sometimes you do a thing because you are called forth to do it. A calling loud enough to override fear. A summoning so insistent that you are blind to reason, common sense, and convention. It leads you beyond permission and the sanction of what’s reasonable, predictable, and “right.” You are beckoned to kneel at the altar of your passion and give yourself up wholly to that thing, casting yourself inevitably into a wild, uncharted place." read more...
Join us in making history!
A couple of weeks ago I had the extreme honor of meeting the surrogate mother of my new violin. Meet Amanda Ewing The Lutherie Lounge. She is the first and only Black woman luthier in the US and we are embarking on a historic journey.
This violin will be the first ever made by a Black woman for a Black woman in the US, possibly the world. Our hope is to inspire other African Americans, women, and other marginalized people who may have never dreamed this possible, and in doing so, expand the story of this instrument to a more inclusive and colorful one.
I invite you to join us in making history, ourstory.
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594 Miles From Chicago - 3 Questions with Anne Harris
This is part of the new short video series for 594 Miles From Chicago, called "3 Questions with." In this video we have Anne Harris who joins us at Delmark Records in Chicago, IL.