Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Harris Brings Important Blues Voice to City.

Byline: Michael Koster For The Journal

* Denver-born guitarist owns a unique sound culled from a world of influences

Over his past four albums for Alligator Records, and on a number of tours on which he was hand-picked to open for the likes of B.B. King and Buddy Guy, Corey Harris has emerged as the most important African-American bluesman of his generation.

A Denver native, Harris, 30, went to college in Maine, plunked around on the guitar some, traveled to Africa to teach French, and busked the streets of New Orleans before Alligator owner Bruce Iglauer heard the young bluesman sing and flipped his lid. Harris' voice, his most striking feature, is imbued with a richness, depth and power unsurpassed by his contemporaries. …

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