Harry Bodine is a guitarist and songwriter based out of Austin, Texas.
"Travellin' The Southland" is the new Cd featuring John Magnie and Steve Amedee of "The Subdudes", adding their distinct harmonies as well as piano, drums and percussion.
Harry’'s songwriting and swampy slide guitar have earned him praise from the likes of Bobby Whitlock, Delaney Bramlett, Steve James, Papa Mali, to name a few .
Since the release of his last CD, “Which Way Home” , Harry has been steadily gaining a wide fan base in the United States and Europe.
Blues Revue, Blues Matters, Folk Wax, Blues Wax, Rootstime, Mazz Musicas, Omaha City Weekly, Real Roots Café, San Antonio Express, have all given rave reviews for the CD.
He has opened shows for The Subdudes, The Radiators, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Delbert McClinton, Aaron Neville, and recently was a featured artist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival.
Harry’s song “Drivin Up Thru Memphis” was included on the CD sampler “A Taste Of Triple A”. Also featured on this sampler were songs by Ray Lamontagne, Marc Broussard, Meiko and Dave Stewart.
Harry spent five years as primary songwriter and guitarist for the Austin based band Delta Roux. The band released two CD’s on the German label “Taxim Records”.
Two of Harry'’s compositions Peace Tree Blues and Dirty Shoes can be heard in the 2011 movie “"Joyride”" , which is currently being featured in Film Festivals across the USA.
Harry's interest in playing music started after he left high school from his hometown in Central New York State. He started playing bass guitar the same time his older brother Howard was learning to play the six string. Howard taught Harry the Blind Lemon Jefferson song “Easy Rider Blues”, he then was hooked on the blues sound and switched from bass to guitar.
His passion for slide guitar was inspired by Duane Allman's work on the Allman Brothers' “Fillmore East” and the Derek and the Dominos' Layla album. Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Ry Cooder, John Mooney, Jimmy Page, Johnny Winter, John Hammond and Mick Taylor also have had a big influence on his guitar work.
Harry’'s favorite songwriters are: Jagger/Richards, Lennon /McCartney, John Hiatt, Gregg Allman, Willie Dixon, George Harrison, Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan and many more.