PRAISE FOR JASON HAWK HARRIS
"Harris lets ballads catch fire and heated emotions cool off. His gospel is pretty on point, and the strength of his singing is going to make him an interesting one to watch."
"When people talk about the next big thing, they're talking about Jason Hawk Harris."
"Imagine interpreting country music through the lens and filter of an orchestral conductor. That is Jason Hawk Harris."
"This is a very strong debut from a songwriter who makes it all seem effortless. His lyrics are literary in the same way that Todd Snider channels Raymond Carver, or Patterson Hood nods to Daniel Woodrell."
"If you didn't already know that Harris has one of the sharpest pens around, this EP is proof."
"It’s Jason’s ballad structured lyrics and intricate layering of sounds that make his music uniquely his own — raw, powerful, and enchanting. The moment you press play on any one of his songs you get transported into the depths of his mind."
"Jason Hawk Harris might be the guitarist for The Show Ponies, but he’s about to break out in his own light..."
"One of 2017’s best EPs, you had better Get it now. This artist is going places."
Praise for "The Smoke & The Stars"
"The Smoke And The Stars is a stunning weary ballad akin to Jason Isbell and Ryan Bingham. It’s the kind of song that flat out refuses to be background music. It will pull you in, make you emotional and after 5 minutes and 22 seconds, you’ll play it again."
"Tracks like this keep me blogging; honestly it’s the kind of song that you just don’t expect and it knocks you back in your seat. The layers of harmonics and brilliant sounds lead into a powerful melody full of raw depth and emotion. Fans of Noah Gundersen and David Ramirez will enjoy this track. It’s the real deal."
"Describing his music as Meta-Apocalyptic Country/Americana Grief-Grass we get the idea that you’re never going to pin down exactly what Harris will deliver next but you can be sure that it will contain a meticulous amount of soul and passion. We cannot wait to hear more."
"The Track has a slow but deeply satisfying build... His extremely emotive and mesmerizing instrumental arrangement flows as if telling the story itself. ... an exciting debut single."
"'The Smoke and the Stars' combines vocals that pull on your heartstrings with stellar musicianship for a new Americana classic. This haunting number proves quite the stunning debut for Harris’ solo effort. Let’s hope there’s more music in store for us from Jason Hawk Harris."
"The cinematic-like introduction slow builds til Harris' serene vocals cast a spell alongside piano, steel, and delicate harmonies delivering lyrics both absorbing and complex."
"Harris is expected to release a full-length record later this year, and right now, The Smoke and The Stars has us eagerly imagining just what other musical elegances are awaiting us."
"Has the talent to take it to the limit, and we look forward to whatever he sends us next."
About Jason Hawk Harris
Aside from a wild, cacophonous laugh and the ability to silence the noisiest of rooms, there’s something distinct about Jason Hawk Harris. Quick-witted and sharp with an eternal glimmer in his eye—and always two steps ahead—he absorbs the energy of a space and sub-consciously catalogues the smallest minutiae in his surroundings to ply his craft of turning stories into songs that speak to the very essence of the human condition.
Unafraid of the dark, he delves into the difficult, and sheds light on the hidden corners of the soul. Taking sounds and ideas and weaving them into a tapestry of sonic movement to delight ears and wrangle hearts at will, Harris is able to distill complicated emotion to its purest form, and deliver the pain—as well as the triumph—of experiences to those who come, not only to hear, but to listen.
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