Harris Face is a folk-rock-blues artist from Washington, DC. Percussive guitar, harmonica, and emotive rock dominate his music, drawing comparisons with an acoustic Springsteen, the Counting Crows, and modern roots crusaders like William Elliott Whitmore. Sprinkling light banter between his folk ramblings and blues confessionals, Harris Face has a voice that is at times nostalgic and hopeful, at times serious and ironic, but always full of the dreams and withdrawals of a DC political junkie.
Emerging from a bustling DC singer-songwriter scene, (and featuring at the Capital City Showcase, Wonderland Ballroom, and Rock & Roll Hotel) Harris has toured the east coast and Midwest with Adrian Krygowski and Amber Dutton, and shared the stage with Brothers Lazaroff and The Vespers.
In 2012 Harris formed a versatile five-piece backing band called The Restoration, joining him on East Coast shows and in the studio this coming year.
In a letter to friends and fans, Harris Face has described his debut extended EP, How The Story Goes, as “a selection of old and new songs meant to tell a story of personal revelations.” Produced by Miguel Urbiztondo (Hotel Lights, David Immergluck, David Lowry) at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, VA, How the Story Goes was released June 7, 2012.
There is a season! This winter can be divided into two seasons, before I learned the word ‘Polar Vortex,’ and after the DC bus hit a snowy owl. It’s been too long since I updated the blog here! Lots has happened. The full band EP, ‘Hopeful Paranoia,’ is up for the taking on iTunes, Spotify, [...]
Life and music updates! I just got back from a solo tour of the Midwest, and posted some pictures of it up here. While on the road I caught up with old friends, met some amazing new musicians, my GPS went on a binge and tried to strand me, and I’ve already started peddling the [...]
The Squall is the first track off a 6-track crazy-awesome EP we have coming down the pike. Features the full ‘Restoration’ lineup, a big old B3 organ and leslie, and our friend Julia Jay on vocals. It’s about a storm! Crank it up.