Blues legend Corey Harris returns to the stage in Steamboat for Songwriter Series
February 7, 2019
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Delta blues legend who broadened his range to include reggae, soul, rock and world music influences, Corey Harris, will headline Friday's Songwriter Series show.
The Denver native, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday at the Chief Theater.
A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, Harris has appeared at venues throughout North America, Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, the Guitar Journal rated Harris as one of the top 25 contemporary acoustic blues guitarists in the world.
If you go
What: The Songwriter Series: Corey Harris
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, door open at 6 p.m.
Where: Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
Tickets: $25 online or at the door.
He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, traveling throughout the southern U.S. In his early 20s, Harris lived in Cameroon, West Africa, for a year — an experience that still influences his music today.
Harris performed, recorded and toured with many of the top names in music including BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Henry Butler, R.L.Burnside, John Jackson, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Mattews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, Natalie Merchant and others.
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.
Tickets for the show are $25 and are available online or at the door.