January Blues Festival – Jo Harman & Mike Farris
JO HARMAN + MIKE FARRIS
+ special guest: DOM MARTIN
Jo Harman is an award winning vocalist, songwriter and band leader. The Daily Mirror called her ‘the finest female soul blues vocalist in the UK’. Her 2013 debut album made the national album charts. In 2014 she was nominated for 4 British Blues Awards, included ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’, which she won, and ‘Songwriter of the Year’. The second Jo Harman studio album ‘People We Become’, was recorded in Nashville by noted producer Fred Mollin (Carole King, Carly Simon, Joe Cocker) and features a cameo by Michael McDonald.
Grammy Award Winning blues/soul/gospel star Mike Farris is widely regarded as one of the most sincere and compelling performers around, who, accoding to Rolling Stone Magazine, possesses “a super-sized voice filled with the electricity of Saturday night and the godly grace of Sunday mornings.”
“I truly believe that Mike Farris is one of the great artists of today.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
Dom Martin is a 29yr old Belfast born singer/songwriter who in the last year has burst onto the UK scene amid high praise from those in the know with the release of his debut EP “Easy Way Out”.
His influences include the likes of Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.