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Harlis Sweetwater / Bio

Harlis Sweetwater: Vocals-Guitar
Jimmy Sena-Drums
Matt Crease-Bass
Ken Shaw-Trumpet
Jed Thurkettle-Trombone
Geoff Yeaton-Saxophone

Harlis Sweetwater, as a singer /guitarist/ songwriter and frontman, has share the stage with everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, Everlast, Chris Shifflet (Foo Fighters), ZZ Top, Los Lobos and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.

He has been called "the best singer in any genre" by music critic Robert Kinsler of the OC Register, While SugarBuzz Magazine had this to say: "From the heart, Harlis Sweetwater,you know instantly the real deal is upon you. This man knows the blues."

Harlis Formed the band earlier this year to get back to the Blues/Soul music he loves. He enlisted fellow musicians Jimmy Sena on Drums and Jason Holser playing Bass; both with extensive recording and performing experience, to lay down a solid fountaion of groove for His wild, bluesy & intense guitar playing and broad, gravely soulful voice.
The groups chemistry makes for high energy performances that both entertain and mesmerize, and often times the party on stage rivals the one in the audience making the Harlis Sweetwater Band one of the more fun and enjoyable bands to see live.

The group recently released it's debut album "Lights Goin' Down" in Oct. 2012, and is already garnering great reviews. Gary Schwind of the Examiner.com stated "This Album Is Brilliant."
and Incognito Magazine wrote in its review of the album "If you want some music you can feel and not just hear, check out this band." The album was featured in iTunes Blues "New and Noteworthy" section, made several appearances in iTunes top 200 best selling blues albums and the song "I Can't Justify" charted #46 on the U.S. Blues Charts as well as their songs appearing on Blues Charts in Ireland, Sweden and New Zealand.

General Info

Band Members
Harlis Sweetwater-Guitar & Vocals, Jimmy Sena~Drums, Jason Hosler~Bass-with Geoff Yeaton (Sax), Efrrem Shaw (Trumpet), Jed Thurkettle (Trombone)
Artist Name
Harlis Sweetwater
Profile Page
Active Since
Blues / Rock / Soul

Contact Info

Huntington Beach, CA
SLA Mgmt

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