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Best Trio: “Anna Joy Harris” @ BEAST Cafe Rooster Showcase—FTNB Best of Americana 2018

posted by Jared A. Godar September 20, 2018 2 Comments
Anna Joy Harris (📷: Jared A. Godar)

The first few times I encountered Anna, she was playing fiddle accompanying the likes of Darrin Bradbury and Sally Jaye. While we share a number of close friends, we had actually never even swapped howdies until after her BEAST set.

Like the first time I heard Megan Palmer put her backing fiddle down and pick up a guitar to sing her own songs, I got to see an entirely different, amazing side of Anna. Head-banging, hair flipping, gritty guitar pouring out of a dirty-amp.

Those of you who saw me this week know I am currently channeling my inner Bob Ross and I’ve been growing a head of hair lately. For the rest of my life, I can always recall fondly that the first time I ever head-banged with enough hair for it to matter was to Anna Joy Harris. Rounding out the trio were Raun “I build pretty things out of wood without power tools” Swanson Shultz on drums and Griff[o] Winto[r] “of the East” on bass.

Over coffee and crêpes yesterday, I learned Anna is also an accomplished concert pianist and so much more. Stay tuned for an in depth FTNB exclusive “Get to know Anna Joy Harris” article in the coming weeks.

Two more fun facts:

1) Her grandmother started teaching her piano when she was six months old;

2) Her grandfather was the founder of Austin City Limits.

I’m still processing live audio from her set. There will be a song or two from this show posted very soon. In the meantime, enjoy some of the unbridled talent and versatility of this incredible musician and human! 

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[…] Anna & Co. should be thankful, as we all are, that Reeves showed up Friday because the normal Tim trio is tough to top. Who is Reeves Gabrels? He plays guitar for a little band called The Cure and was David Bowie’s guitar player before that. […]

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Kevin Gordon at the Mucky Duck, Houston | Fighting the Nashville Blues December 5, 2018 at 9:11 am

[…] for entire albums to listen to on my drive back to Houston from the Americana Festival and Anna Joy Harris turned me on to Dar […]

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