COREY HARRIS ‘The Insurrection Blues’


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Insurrection Blues is the twentieth album for blues artist Corey Harris but his first in over three years. For this album Harris went back to the roots of American blues as well as unearthing traditional West African tunes, reflecting the year he spent there. He interprets traditionals on four of the fourteen tracks, along with four self-penned, while others come from originators Charlie Patton, Blind Blake, and Skip James. Harris recorded mostly alone on acoustic guitar in Italy during the pandemic lockdown, just as he began as a street singer/busker in New Orleans in the early 1990s. Only aided by Lino Mudio who contributes mandolin on “When Did You Leave Earth” and Phil Wiggins who joins on harmonica for “That Will Never Happen No More.”
It was twenty six years ago that ‘Between Midnight and Day’ was released, Harris’ first CD. The ensuing 26 years saw the release of 19 more records. Harris has been the voice of a generation of bluesmen who are not afraid to identify the ills in our society and it’s institutions. He blends the rawness of traditional blues with the various styles of music that have influenced him in over two and a half decades of performing & recording.