Big Creek Slim (DK) & James Harman (USA)
On tour together in April 2020.
Look for the pair to play dates as a sit-down duo and with a full band.
The two top blues singes will tour together in April 2020 and record a new album. They will play a mix of their own song and pre-war classic blues and share storys from the road.
James Harman (73), a native of Anniston, Ala., began his career as a blues artist in 1962 at age 16. He released a handful of singles in the ‘60s, eventually relocating to Southern California in 1970. It was there were he has made his career, first with the Icehouse Blues Band and beginning in 1978 as The James Harman Band.
A charismatic showman and gifted songwriter, Harman has recorded more than 20 albums, snagging a combined six Blues Music Awards nominations for his Electro-Fi releases, Bone Time (2015) and fineprint (2018). A new album, Liquor Parking, is in the works for a new label.
Big Creek Slim (36) was born in Ikast in Central Denmark. Early in his teens, he developed a fascination with blues music, traveling briefly in the Southern U.S. in 2008. Big Creek sings with power and passion. His early Straight Shooter albums revealed an uncanny command of pre-WWII country blues, and his recent work demonstrates an equal facility in classic electric Chicago blues. What can’t this man do? Hope For My Soul, his third album – and first on the Straight Shooter label – was a Danish Music Award nominee for Best Blues Album – 2015, and Big Creek won that year’s Danish Music Award for Blues Name of the Year. His next release, Keep My Belly Full, won for Best Blues Album – 2016. His Good Mill Blues won the 2017 edition of the same award and his Bad Luck Child won for the Best Blues Album – 2018.
James met Creek back in 2016 and liked his thang when Creek was sitting in on his gig. Straight Shooter Records suggested to bring the two together for at tour and a recording session.