Corey Harris - Insurrection Blues
  • Twelve Gates To The City
  • Some Of These Days
  • When Did You Leave Heaven
  • Toubaka
  • Mama Africa
  • Special Rider Blues
  • Sunjata
  • Interlude
  • Insurrection Blues (Chickens Come Home To Roost)
  • Boats Up River
  • By And By
  • You Gonna Quit Me Baby
  • Afton Mountain Blues
  • That Will Never Happen No More
  • Scottsville Breakdown
  • Twelve Gates To The City
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (03:05) [7.08 MB]
  • Some Of These Days
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (03:10) [7.25 MB]
  • When Did You Leave Heaven
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (03:04) [7 MB]
  • Toubaka
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:09) [4.9 MB]
  • Mama Africa
    Genre: World Music
    MP3 (04:55) [11.27 MB]
  • Special Rider Blues
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (06:22) [14.59 MB]
  • Sunjata
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:18) [5.25 MB]
  • Interlude
    Genre: Speech
    MP3 (00:28) [1.07 MB]
  • Insurrection Blues (Chickens Come Home To Roost)
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (03:10) [7.23 MB]
  • Boats Up River
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (01:51) [4.22 MB]
  • By And By
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (03:29) [7.98 MB]
  • You Gonna Quit Me Baby
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (02:47) [6.36 MB]
  • Afton Mountain Blues
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (03:32) [8.07 MB]
  • That Will Never Happen No More
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (03:19) [7.6 MB]
  • Scottsville Breakdown
    Genre: Country Blues
    MP3 (01:40) [3.83 MB]
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Biography
"Insurrection Blues" by acclaimed blues singer and artist Corey Harris was released on November 5th, 2021. This marks Corey’s 1st release in over 3 years.

“Insurrection Blues,” is Corey Harris' 20th album overall and first for M.C. Records/BLOOS Records, continues a blues journey that began with his debut album Between Midnight and Day in 1995. The songs are full topical relevance, yet steeped in tradition and informed by his musical explorations over the decades. Recorded in Italy under shutdown conditions, the album returns to the solo acoustic format that's been his base since his early days as a busker in New Orleans.

Given his gift of synthesizing many musical strands into a seamless piece of work, it’s no wonder Harris has received many accolades. Among them is being awarded a MacArthur Fellowship — commonly referred to as a “genius award” — from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and an honorary music doctorate from his alma mater, Bates College in Maine. He’s a sought-after collaborator, too. He was featured in the Scorsese film “Feel Like Going Home” and on the now-classic “Mermaid Avenue” albums of rediscovered Woody Guthrie songs, for which he wrote some of the music. Corey has collaborated with B.B. King, Tracy Chapman, and Dave Matthews.

In “Insurrection Blues” Harris brings some necessary commentary into his acoustic universe. Like many of us, he was paying attention to national events during the pandemic lockdown. And when he saw the profoundly disturbing events in Washington DC on January 6th, the path of his next album became clear. “I was on Twitter and probably saw the first video five minutes after it was posted. I play music because I have something to say, and I'm thankful that I can eat because of it. I felt there was a duty, a responsibility, to use the craft to say something.”

His feelings about the insurrection made a framework for the album, whether the songs were explicitly connected or not. “As an African American living in America, as a descendant of slaves that built this country, I am looking at the survival mechanisms that have existed for people to persevere in difficult times. And when we think about that, the blues always comes to mind.”

Released by BLOOS Records
Licensed in N.America/Japan/Australia by M.C. Records
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