Year-End Wrap-Up & NYC Show on Sunday

December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays.

The year began and ended in Rio – at the beginning with the completion of my album Sub Rosa and at the end with a show in a small underground club called Comuna. That show was supposed to be in a big venue called Vivo Rio, opening for Norah Jones, but as many of you know already, her father, the great sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, passed away at the age of 92 during our South American tour. Norah returned to States immediately, canceling the last three shows. I once had the opportunity to see Ravi perform, about 7 or 8 years ago at Carnegie Hall, and it was one of the most beautiful concerts of music I’ve ever heard. His articulation of the individual notes was so clear and expressive that each could seem to weep, or to dance.

I will have one last show in New York this year, on Sunday December 23 at Rockwood Music Hall. Since I’ve performed so much lately as a duo with Bill Dobrow, this show will also be duo, with me on acoustic nylon string guitar and Billy playing the rebolo, a drum from Brazil. We’re going to do a number of songs from Sub Rosa, as well as some new ones from a new album I’ve recorded by myself (solo acoustic with overdubs) in New York, which is tentatively titled Glass Boxes, Vol.1.

Here are some photos from the South American tour. View more in the photo gallery.

For the Holiday season, Sub Rosa is available on sale through the Dangerbird website. You can read more about that album and see some videos at jesseharrismusic.com.

Onwards to 2013,
Jesse

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