Download – Jo Harman

May 4, 2012 in Download

JO HARMAN AND COMPANY

‘real deal’ BBC
‘outstanding’ Time Out
‘more talent in one strand of her blonde hair than most singers have in their entire being’ SQ
‘a throwback to the golden age of music’  31 days

Since leaving a lucrative production deal with a Grammy Winning producer, Jo Harman has made an immediate impact stepping out to make music she loves, under her own terms. Industry attention, international press acclaim, an increasingly impressive gig list (12 festival appearances scheduled in 2012), 3 separate BBC introducing sessions, touring with Average White Band, and selling out some of London’s most prestigious venues, have only added to Jo’s growing reputation as a roots, soul, blues, gospel and Southern Rock infused artist of exceptional promise. With a first class band in tow (with CVs to prove it.. Bob Dylan, BB King and more included), Jo announced herself with a much acclaimed ‘Live At Hideaway’ album which including the self penned eulogy ‘Sweet Man Moses’ nominated as best original composition for the 2012 British Blues Awards.

The track we have for you is a special re-working of ‘Sweet Man Moses’ featuring the noted ‘Watersign Horns’ from Atlanta, Georgia. The track will be available commercially as part of a four track debut studio EP, to be released later this year, again involving some truly heavyweight industry producers and musicians.

Download it here.

For more information on Jo, including details of her upcoming shows, visit her web site.

Photo by Alexis Maryon.

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Comments (17)

 

  1. Mark Ede says:

    Thanks BiB for this feature. We immediately got the following e mail from a musician working in Nashville with Muscle Shoals Horns and the McCreary Sisters….
    ‘I’ve never heard of you until today when I stumbled upon an article on bluesinbritain.org with a download of your song ‘Sweet Man Moses’. Your vocal performance on this song is outstanding. It reminded me of Candi Staton’s recordings at Fame in the early 70s.
    For me Candi Staton along with Mavis Staples and of course Aretha is one of the great voices of soul and I’ve been looking for young singers with a similar approach…and there are not many.’ We agree! Thanks BiB for helping to spread the word.

  2. Jo Harman says:

    Thanks for the pimp guys…hope to see you at a festival soon x

  3. Jack says:

    Wow. What an amazing voice!!!

  4. Danni Jackson says:

    I’m so happy to see Jo Harman being appreciated the way she deserves in the blues community here, after seeing her live I was taken back by the pure brilliance of her performance and vocal talent! Lets hope we see more of Jo Harman!!

  5. James Ryan says:

    If any artist is going to make the blues legitimate again in terms of the general public and/or the ‘industry’ then it’s people like Jo and Grainny who we have to embrace. Dripping in quality yet totally respecting the heritage – if anyone is going to reposition the blues as something other than tired old amateurs playing cheap 3 chord tricks in back rooms of pubs, then these are the artists to do.

    Wonderful…more please. And soon.

  6. Kevin Black says:

    Exceptional talent and a pleasure to play her tracks on http://www.blackonblues.com … in fact I would devote an entire show to Jo if I had the opportunity

  7. Mark Ede says:

    Thanks for the kind comment and support Kevin. If it ever were possible..get in touch, I’m sure Jo would co-operate and we have a lot exclusive unreleased material (e.g. top quality concert recordings) at our disposal.

    I enjoy your shows…I love the way you paint pictures about the artists as well as playing the records. Makes for a really interesting show.

  8. Charlotte Grady says:

    Jo has such an amazing voice and I am so pleased to see her finally get some recognition! Can’t wait to see her perform live over the summer!

  9. Paul Twiby says:

    Proper Music!!!!! Jo and the guys just roll along like an ol’ Blues & Soul Train…..Catch the train at a Summer Festival near you……..

  10. Grant Yorke says:

    A rare treat in a sea of mediocrity that is served up/ masquerading as music these days. Deserves success.

  11. Mark Ede says:

    Nice piece on Jo in influential and youth orientated (blues trendy?) blog Vinyl District today. Word is definitely getting out as demonstrated by comparative response to the BiB piece too perhaps? http://www.thevinyldistrict.com/uk/2012/05/introducing-jo-harman/

  12. SQ says:

    The track has also garnered the following review from SQ Magazine, UK’s Leading Independent Youth Culture Publication.
    ‘Jo Harman – Sweet Man Moses
    Nominated for best original composition at the 2012 British Blues Awards, ‘Sweet Man Moses’ is Jo Harman’s eulogy to her late father. Featuring some exceptional musicians and instruments ranging from saxophones and trumpets to a grand piano, the track is described as having a real New Orleans funeral feel to it, and has to be heard to be believed. Jo’s voice, soulful and evocative, carries with it beauty and power in equal and impressive quantities. ‘Sweet Man Moses’ demands recognition and it deserves attention.
    From: Brighton
    Influenced by: Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin, Tom Waits’

  13. mark Ede says:

    check out Jo in conversation with Dave Watkins on Blues Train. Some great radio http://fromefm.co.uk/pcasts/media/120520-bluestrain-bluestrain2.mp3

  14. John Brown says:

    A beautiful controlled vocal and a real pleasure to listen to…………well done………JB

  15. Haydn Hart says:

    Jo has such a great voice and is a real songwriting talent. I have just got her new album ‘Dirt on my Tongue’ and genuinly feel it’s one of the best CD’s that I’ve purchased in a long time. Do yourself a favour and buy this album at:-

    http://www.joharman.com

    You won’t regret it!!

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