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Jay Harris / Bio

Jay Harris / Slow Commotion - release date September 2012

Slow Commotion is the follow-up to 2009's Sundumb, a record that saw Jay garner new
fans in heroes of his own including Bruce Cockburn, Jim Cuddy, and Paul
Langlois of the Tragically Hip, as well as the UKs Arts Council CEO Alan Davey
who compared the record to Neil Young's On The Beach. Slow Commotion is a
soulful, rootsy, and melodic record, caught live-off-the-floor at the Woodshed
in Toronto over 2 separate, 3 day sessions. Tim Vesley, notable for his work
with the Rheostatics, and Violet Archers engineered the Slow Commotion
Sessions, and plays B3 on Waygone.

Slow Commotion was mixed by Jay with Zane Whitfield at North of Princess Studio in
Kingston Ontario, and mastered in Nashville at Euphonic Mastering by Brad
Blackwood - a recent Grammy recipient for his work with Alison Krauss. The
backbone of Slow Commotion remains the same as Sundumb: Blue Rodeo's Bazil
Donovan on Bass, Cam Giroux (Weeping Tile, Oh Susanna, By Divine Right) on
Drums, Gord Tough (Kathleen Edwards) on guitar. New to the fold is long time
friend and admirer Sarah harmer (Poor Broken Love). Colin Cripps adds additional
guitars (Be Your Lover), as well as co-wrote Under The Wire with Jay.

Slow Commotion / Available Sept 29, 2012

Jay Harris * ~ Vocals / Acoustic Guitar / Lapsteel / Juno 6 Synth
Bazil Donovan * ~ Bass / Stand-up Bass / Guitar - Be Your Lover
Cam Giroux * ~ Drums / Backing Vocals
Gord Tough * ~ Electric Guitar / Baritone Guitar / Lapsteel
Colin Cripps ~ Baritone Guitar - *Be Your Love
Tim Vesley * ~ B3 - Waygone
Sarah Harmer ~ Harmony Vocal - Be Your Lover
Mary Cameron ~ Harmony Vocal - 1955
Amanda Balsys ~ Harmony Vocal - Waygone
Dan Cutrona ~ Piano - Anywhere With You
Grant Ethier ~ Drums - Out On The Wheel
Zane Whitfield ~ Organetta - Hazy Haze / Vocal Chants - 1955

General Info

Band Members
Jay Harris/Cam Giroux/Bazil Donovan/Gord Tough
Artist Name
Jay Harris
Home Page
Active Since
Singer Songwriter / Americana / Alt.Country

Contact Info

Kingston, ON, CA

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