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.
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.
For the second year in a row, winter has become a time for writing and recording. This year is a little different though, I’m taking a more open ended approach. The Restoration and I have been hard at work at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, VA, working on a set of rock n’ roll [...]
Meet my first ever official backing band, The Restoration: Mike Sammartino- Drums Jason Mendelson- Bass Aaron Thaul- guitar Jackson Styron- steel guitar Come see us this Sunday at Wonderland Ballroom (DC), December 13 at Rock & Roll Hotel (DC), and January 12 at Sidewalk Cafe (NEW YORK). As always, check the calendar for full details, [...]