Old Cabell Hall
01:00 PM - 11:59 PM on Fri, 31 Mar 2023
The Making Noise in the Library series brings artists into the Music Library for free performances. Come listen to Corey Harris, a guitarist, songwriter, and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. Harris has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and others. His additional recordings include Fish Ain’t Bitin’ (1996), Vu-Du Menz (with Henry Butler, 2000), Downhome Sophisticate (2002), Zion Crossroads (2007), and blu black (2010).
In 2003, Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, “Feel Like Going Home,” which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. In 2007, he was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship — commonly referred to as a “genius award” — from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The annual grant, which recognizes individuals from a wide range of disciplines who show creativity, originality, and commitment to continued innovative work, described Harris as an artist who “forges an adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.” That same year, he was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine.
Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda (map). For parking information, visit: https://music.virginia.edu/directions-parking
This is free and open to the public (no tickets required). Refreshments will be served.
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