We’ve been hearing such a lot of good things about ‘local girl made good’ blues/roots/soul singer Jo Harman that we felt we must share them with you…
Jo’s a South Devon girl, originally from the tiny village of Lustleigh, who seems to be setting the world on fire lately with her brilliant performances and newly released debut album ‘Dirt On My Tongue’.
The album has received universal international acclaim as well a number of ‘best of’ lists (far too many to mention here) both in the blues world and beyond. Jo recently signed to V2 (stable mates include Adele, Mumford and Sons, Queens of the Stone Age etc) in Europe and ‘Dirt On My Tongue’ recently entered the Netherlands album charts proper.
Here are just a few of the comments about the album, and you can also see her performing on You Tube – just follow the link:
“Brilliant…get it!” Mail On Sunday
“A must hear album” Jazz FM
“On course to be the finest female soul and blues vocalist in the UK” Daily Mirror
“Stunning…our tip for 2013. Harman’s music mainlines the human soul” The Blues Magazine (9 out of 10)
“A landmark album” (9 stars) Country Music Magazine
“A veritable superstar on the British blues and roots scene, she really is that good….the voice is a glorious instrument, immensely expressive and with a tone that can send shivers down the spine…this is an astounding record, timeless, rich and powerful …it’s this disc that truly says that she is a star of our time.” Tone Monkey
‘”hat a voice!” – Classic Rock
A new, limited edition, live album ‘Jo Harman and Company Live at The Royal Albert Hall’ will be released this summer as a companion to the ongoing international promotion of ‘Dirt On My Tongue’
To whet your appetite for what promises to be a stunning performance at the Festival, please read on…
“British singer songwriter JO HARMAN’s
work takes inspiration from blues, soul, roots and gospel – little wonder then that she was recently described in the Daily Mirror, as part of a half page interview, as ‘the finest female soul blues singer in the UK’.
Having secured over 40 UK and European festival gigs in 2013, including prestigious slots at likes of Cheltenham and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals, last summer she was one of only 12 (otherwise household name) artists appearing at Parkpop in the Hague, performing to over 300,000 people.
Late last year Jo also performed, alongside names like Robert Plant, Van Morrison and more, at BluesFest at The Royal Albert Hall in London for Live Nation (Jo’s performance broadcast by Radio 2 and Radio 6 Music). Jo has appeared on prime time Netherlands TV and mainstream radio (see video below), as well as making three appearances within 6 months at the world famous Paradiso, Amsterdam.
2014 seems set to continue Jo’s progress to becoming one of the UK’s most important and respected female artists, demonstrating that hard work and real talent can provide a genuine alternative to the X Factor culture”.
As if all this wasn’t enough to blow you away, you can also read a review of the recent ‘Jo Harman & Company’ show at the Jazz Café in London. By all accounts it was a very successful event and we thought you might like to check it out:
What more can we possibly say but WOW! Do we have a treat in store for you?? Bring it on…
16th, 17th & 18th May 2014
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