Corey Harris

Acoustic Guitar Blues

Along with contemporaries Keb' Mo' and Alvin Youngblood Hart, Corey Harris helped elevate acoustic guitar blues to prominence and popularity in the mid-1990s. He continues to lead a contemporary revival of Country Blues by mixing the raw, direct emotion of acoustic Delta Blues with a considerable variety of influences – from New Orleans to the Caribbean to West African music – into his richly expressive music. His musical artistry is complemented by reflective explorations of the historical and cultural circumstances that gave rise to the Blues.

7:00 pm outdoor concert

6:00 pm — grounds open; picnic with your pod before the show! Dinner is available on-site from The Tulip & The Rose Cafe, food sold separately, no preorders.

Tickets are sold by the “pod”— pick your group size & location (under tent, lawn, or “backyard”); single lawn tickets are also available. Free lawn tickets for children 12 & under! (no advance ticket needed)

Advance tickets are recommended as tent seating is limited; walk-ups are welcome but will want to bring their own lawn seating. Advance ticketing closes at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 1.

Please call (607) 278-5454 or contact info@westkc.org with any questions.

Click here for more information about ticketed location descriptions and/or reference the map shown while registering.

Click here for our 2021 Event FAQ & Code of Conduct.

For WKC member pricing, the purchaser must be a WKC member. If you are not yet a 2021 member and would like to become one, click here.

Tent Seating (pricing per pod)

Max. of 3 people: $60 member, $72 non-member

Max. of 5 people: $100 member, $120 non-member

Max. of 8 people: $140 member, $168 non-member

Lawn Seating (pricing per single or pod; **bring your own lawn chairs)

Single tickets: $18 member; $22 non-member**

For 2 people: $36 member, $44 non-member **

Max. of 4 people: $72 member, $88 non-member **

Max. of 8 people: $126 member, $154 non-member

Backyard Picnic Table Seating (pricing per pod)

Max. of 8 people: $126 member, $154 non-member

COREY HARRIS

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Corey Harris began his career as a New Orleans street singer, traveling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties, he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. Since then, Harris has performed, recorded, and toured with names such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and many others.

In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, The Blues: 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, & commitment to continued innovative work, described Harris as an artist who “forges an adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.”

Details
Date:

October 2

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

Performances

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/corey-harris-registration-163273965827
Organizer

West Kortright Centre

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/west-kortright-centre-18604514316
Venue

West Kortright Centre

49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, NY 13757

East Meredith, NY, US, 13757

Acoustic Guitar Blues

Along with contemporaries Keb’ Mo’ and Alvin Youngblood Hart, Corey Harris helped elevate acoustic guitar blues to prominence and popularity in the mid-1990s. He continues to lead a contemporary revival of Country Blues by mixing the raw, direct emotion of acoustic Delta Blues with a considerable variety of influences – from New Orleans to the Caribbean to West African music – into his richly expressive music. His musical artistry is complemented by reflective explorations of the historical and cultural circumstances that gave rise to the Blues.

7:00 pm outdoor concert

6:00 pm — grounds open; picnic with your pod before the show! Dinner is available on-site from The Tulip & The Rose Cafe, food sold separately, no preorders.

Tickets are sold by the “pod”— pick your group size & location (under tent, lawn, or “backyard”); single lawn tickets are also available. Free lawn tickets for children 12 & under! (no advance ticket needed)

Advance tickets are recommended as tent seating is limited; walk-ups are welcome but will want to bring their own lawn seating. Advance ticketing closes at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 1.

Please call (607) 278-5454 or contact info@westkc.org with any questions.

Click here for more information about ticketed location descriptions and/or reference the map shown while registering.

Click here for our 2021 Event FAQ & Code of Conduct.

For WKC member pricing, the purchaser must be a WKC member. If you are not yet a 2021 member and would like to become one, click here.

Tent Seating (pricing per pod)

Max. of 3 people: $60 member, $72 non-member

Max. of 5 people: $100 member, $120 non-member

Max. of 8 people: $140 member, $168 non-member

Lawn Seating (pricing per single or pod; **bring your own lawn chairs)

Single tickets: $18 member; $22 non-member**

For 2 people: $36 member, $44 non-member **

Max. of 4 people: $72 member, $88 non-member **

Max. of 8 people: $126 member, $154 non-member

Backyard Picnic Table Seating (pricing per pod)

Max. of 8 people: $126 member, $154 non-member

COREY HARRIS

Spotify

Videos

Corey Harris began his career as a New Orleans street singer, traveling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties, he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. Since then, Harris has performed, recorded, and toured with names such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and many others.

In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, The Blues: 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, & commitment to continued innovative work, described Harris as an artist who “forges an adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.”