Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Corey Harris, certified genius!

Ten days ago, I pointed y’all to a couple of free MP3s from Corey Harris, neo-traditional blues artist.

Well, Mr. Harris is in the news, because yesterday he was named a MacArthur Fellow. That means he’ll receive a so-called “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation – $500,000 over the next five years, “no strings attached.”

Congratulations, Corey Harris!

(Here are all 24 of this year’s MacArthur Fellows.)

Let me celebrate by streaming a track off his new reggae CD, “Zion Crossroads.” (Downloadable from iTunes.) Click here to check out “Heathen Rage.”

1 comment:

Comb & Razor said...

wow... that's great news!

i've really slacked off on following his career over the past couple of years, but i liked his early work a great deal.