Dudley Harris

 

 

 
Artist: Dudley Harris
Album: All the Money’s Gone
 
Dudley Harris heard the sounds of the juke joints as a kid. It was these sounds, raucous nightlife and heavy rhythms, that called to him and made him want to play. He has played the blues in roadhouses, juke joints, and festivals all over the southeast, particularly in and about his home of West Tennessee. 
 
Harris has led the life of a working musician for over 45 years but never has had an album to show for it. This has now changed.
 
The 64 year old bluesman is the last of a long line of West Tennessee Blues musicians and will release his first album on September 21st, 2019. 
 
‘It has been a long time coming’ seems not only like the understatement of the year but of a lifetime.
 
Harris recorded his album with Grammy winning engineer Michael Saint-Leon (Buddy Guy, Rolling Stones) in his own Switchyard Studio in Nashville, TN. It is 10 songs of sometimes thoughtful, sometimes funny, and many times rollicking blues which represent the varied palette of Harris. 
 
Produced by Artist Elam McKnight this is a strong lead off and introduction to Harris the artist. “It has been way too long for the world to not have heard this man” McKnight says of Harris. “It is time for the entire world to experience the music of Dudley Harris.”
 
Dudley Harris’s album, All the Money’s Gone, will be officially released through a cooperative effort of the West Tennessee Blues Society, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and McKnight’s label, BBH productions.
 
Contact:
Booking: (731) 487-8623
dudleyharrisblues@gmail.com
 
 

 

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"Elam McKnight is a prime example of an artist who always succeeds. Elam McKnight again proves his unbridled talent and it is time for a greater number of music lovers to discover this artist."

Luc Meert, Rootstime.be (Belgium)

"a sound from Elam McKnight that I would baptize: country soul."

Historia Del Blues (Colombia)

"No question that the blues is strong with this release, but there are also hints of soul and roots, rock and pop, country, and gospel. McKnight is savvy enough to mix all of these genres together in a totally original way."

Graham Clarke (Blue Night)

“Radio”, the first single and title track from the band’s forthcoming album, seethes with the universal theme of unrequited love with a soulful touch reminiscent of the Muscle Shoals or Stax era, a sound McKnight calls “Country Soul”

Mother Church Pew (Nashville)

"Just like a Mason jar of good ole West Tennessee ‘shine, the music on this album gets a little stouter the farther along in this album you go."

Don Crowe (Nashville Blues)

"3.5 Stars. Mission Accomplished!"

Frank Hadley (Down Beat Magazine)

“This disc kicks with all the power of a mule gone berserk.”

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“A more than remarkable daring album, deeply rooted in southern black music, mixed with hypnotic, repetitive, electrified Delta blues and touches of 'hill country' and avant-garde alternative sounds..” LA Hora Del Blues(Spain)

 

“Both Bob and Elam keep their performances tied to the songs with grandstanding happily absent, and sound like they've spent the last 15 years playing their way out of back alley brawls.” Dave Gallaher Host of Talkin' the Blues on WLRH

 

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"Zombie Nation is one of the best Albums of its style [that] I have listened to so far this year.“ John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network, British Columbia, Canada

 

“Zombie Nation carries you to one of those smoke filled places with that whiskey smell. [This album] gives us reason to get excited about deep south blues again.” Tannehill Trader

 

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✰✰✰1⁄2— Accomplished blues musicians Elam McKnight and Bob Bogdal have joined forces in hopes of expanding their respective fan bases. And if the excellent “ZombieNation” is any indication, the strategy should pay off for them." Jeffrey Sisk, Pittsburgh Daily News.

 

“I loved Elam McKnight’s previous release, Supa Good, but I think Zombie Nation, his recent collaboration with Bob Bogdal, may be even better. Seek this one out at all costs.“ Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes

 

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“Zombie Nation is the result of a collaboration between two exceptional blues talents. At such an exceptional level that we will not hesitate to put forward this CD as one of the best we have in this genre in recent years.” Luc Meert, Roots Time (Belgium)