Harvest Winter Blues ends on a high note

Karissa Donkin –
THE AQUINIAN –

A former Harvest Jazz and Blues headliner will take the stage at Dolan’s on Thursday night.

Corey Harris will close the Harvest Winter Blues series Thursday, April 8 at Dolans (Chris Whitley/Myspace)

The Harvest Winter Blues is a “series of [smaller] shows that we generally run from October to April each year,” said Kerry Wells, Marketing and Volunteer Manager for Harvest Jazz and Blues.

“Dolan’s opened our series with Matt Andersen in January, so we were happy to go back to have Corey Harris close it in April,” she said.

This year’s Harvest Winter Blues is “the biggest” to date, with Corey Harris being the biggest headlining act of this year’s series.

Dolan’s was chosen as the venue for the show because of the success of past Harvest concerts hosted at the pub.

“Dolan’s is a good friend to us, we have shows there every now and then,” said Wells. “They have a good capacity and good vibe for this type of show.”

The raheadlined the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in 2003.

“We’re thrilled to have him back. He made a big impression in 2003 and we jumped at the chance [to have him again],” said Wells.

The show at Dolan’s comes on the heels of the release of Harris’ latest disc, blu.black.

For people looking forward to this fall’s Harvest, Wells said that more information on this year’s Festival will be released over the next couple of weeks.

“We’re doing something different this year — we’re launching earlier this year,” she said.

Corey Harris and the Rasta Experience hit the stage at Dolan’s at 7:30. Tickets are $14.99.

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