The Harris Brothers, one of the High Country’s premier musical acts, plays The Jones House on Sunday, October 25, continuing the indoor concert series at the downtown Boone community center.
Reggie and Ryan Harris, the brother duet that makes up the band, have been called “the people’s band,” since they pull together such a wide variety of styles from the American roots repertoire. With Reggie on guitar and Ryan on bass, the two cover everything from early country to 70’s R&B, from country blues to urban jazz, and just about anything in between.
“These guys are one of the most versatile musical duos I’ve ever heard, and they do all of it top notch,” says concert organizer, Mark Freed. “Reggie sounds like a flat-picking champion, finger-style blues maestro and gypsy jazz wizard within the first few songs.”
The brothers grew up in Caldwell County with a musical family, and they both started playing and singing as small children. They have been performing together for nearly three decades, honing their sound and staying quite busy. Today, the band plays 150-200 dates a year across the country and lots regionally.
The Harris Brothers play regular gigs in Hickory, Lenoir, and Blowing Rock, where they have become favorites for many live music fans of the High Country.
“It’s hard not to find things to love about these guys,” Freed says. “They can play to the esoteric folk music collector, the crowd that’s ready to get up and dance, and the old-timer who wants to hear something familiar.”
“Plus, having them play and sing in the small, unamplified space of the Jones House can lend to some really special performances.
The Harris Brothers concert begins at 7:30 on October 25, 2015. The indoor concerts take place in the Mazie Jones Gallery in the Jones House, and there is a limit of 40 seats for the performance. Advanced reservations are encouraged, though any open seats will be available for purchase at the door, which opens at 7:00 p.m. Seats are $20 per person and will include an opportunity to meet the band.
The Harris Brothers performance is sponsored by The Payne Agency, in addition to support by the North Carolina Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information about the performance, including reservations and a complete Fall Concerts schedule, please visit www.joneshouse.org or contact the Town of Boone Cultural Resources Department at 828.268.6280.