Craig Harris is a musician, teacher, author, photographer, and now host of a weekly show on Bluegrass Country.
Harris has taught and written about music for more than four decades. His latest book Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music was published in 2018. He’s also the author of The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (2014) and Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), as well as music-oriented reviews, articles and photos for newspapers, magazines and websites. For more information, e-mail Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His passion for music, however, goes beyond the printed word. A skilled percussionist/drummer, he has played with C.J. Chenier, Melanie, Rod MacDonald, Jonathan Edwards, Greg Brown, Merl Saunders, and Rick Danko (The Band). In addition to working with an acoustic Americana group (Two Days Jeans), he’s been a member of the Gaea Star Band (with whom he co-hosts a syndicated weekly radio show) since 2014.
After teaching music for more than a quarter of a century, Harris launched his Drum Away the Blues program in 2009. The staff photographer of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the Oldtone Roots Festival, he’s hosted radio shows in New York, NY; Boston and Cambridge, MA; and Homerville, GA.