E.W. Harris

by The Avalon Lounge
E.W. Harris This is an in-person event
Wed, 27 October 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM (EDT)
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The Avalon Lounge
29 Church St
Catskill, NY 12414
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Organizer The Avalon Lounge
E.W. Harris is an alt-folk songwriter, producer, and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. A self-styled “Folktronicist'' and “Dystopian Romantic,” Harris combines sonic textures, powerful vocals, and memorable melodies to create music he calls “folk tunes from an (im)possible future.” Originally from post-industrial Akron, OH, his musical career flourished in the indie/art rock scene of Athens, GA in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Harris’s reputation grew with his experimental approach to songwriting, recording, and genre. It is also at this time he began development on the Rocket City Universe, a post-apocalyptic AU in which all of his subsequent material is set. Upon relocating to Brooklyn, NY in 2009, his collaboration with Irish folk singer/songwriter Niall Connolly would lead Harris to focus more heavily on songwriting, to produce Connolly’s first US record, release seven albums of his own, and tour heavily throughout the US and Europe.

I Am Entertainment Magazine called his first album “uniquely cool and strange ... It’s been a while since I’ve heard something so eclectic and interesting.” Bandcamp reviewer Alec Spurlock said Harris’s sound “reminds me of a modern-day Neil Young, but the style is more complex in the most beautiful way possible.” The Salisbury Post declared that Harris delivers an electro-pop performance of found sounds and lyricism that combine “to create an experience like no other.”