Angela Harris

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I had a dream and then woke up 30 years later and found myself living it!

When I'm not on the road, in the studio, or songwriting, you'll find me with my family in our little home close to the ocean and mountains on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. I love to hike, kayak, ski, swim, walk along the beach and play baseball. Most of my songs are born in solitude with a bottle of... more

I had a dream and then woke up 30 years later and found myself living it!

When I'm not on the road, in the studio, or songwriting, you'll find me with my family in our little home close to the ocean and mountains on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. I love to hike, kayak, ski, swim, walk along the beach and play baseball. Most of my songs are born in solitude with a bottle of wine, on the road or while I'm in a deep sleep. Odd, I know. In those rare cases, I lose most of the lyrics and melody upon full awakening. Over the years I've learned to make a record of them while my eyes are still trying to focus.

In my first 43 years of living this glorious life on our beautiful planet, I have endured enough to know that love is all that matters. My children raised me and turned me in to an adult. Music is an emotion. Solitude is where I go to visit myself. The outdoors is where I refuel. Forgiveness freed me and opened my heart to love and trust again. Energy can be positive or negative and it is within and beyond and everywhere in between and we have the power to harness it as we wish and use it at our will so we can shape our destinies. Dreams do come true. Without the kindness and generosity of others I would not be where I am today. Mistakes are only lessons. Giving is better than receiving. Moderation is best. Balance is key. Within simplicity lies the answer. I am grateful for this life. My fans give me purpose.

Thank you for leading the way!

FAST FACTS

HISTORY & PERSONAL INFO: Angela Harris, was born in BC, Canada in to a large musical family. She was raised with down home sensibilities in the Chilcotin region of BC where she was fed a heavy diet of Traditional Country, Bluegrass and Folk music. She starting writing poetry as a young girl, starting singing harmonies with her mother at the age of 9 and wrote her first song and started to teach herself how to play the guitar when she turned 13. She is a mother of 3 daughters. They are her light and strength.

RELEASES: Released three full-length albums - Angela Harris (2000) / Roots (2006) / Is Your Life as it Should Be (2009). As well as two singles - Family Matters (2011) / Lets Go For A Ride (2012)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS: BCCMA Roots/Canadiana Award winner / CFMA Vocal Group of the Year Award winner (High Bar Gang) / Multi-award nominee including a nod from the Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Roots Album and a JUNO nomination w/ the High Bar Gang.

RADIO & FILM: Her work has been licensed to film and ranked Top 40 on the Mediabase charts and Top 10 on earshot! in the Country, Alternative Country, Folk/Roots/Blues radio formats in Canada.

TOURING: She’s toured in Canada, the US and the UK at major music festivals and venues such as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Hugh's Room, and Dingwalls in London, England where she opened for Grammy Award winning songwriter Jackie DeShannon (Betty Davies Eyes, Put A Little Love In Your Heart, When You Walk in The Room).

MUSIC PROJECTS: Aside from her solo career, she also performs as a feature vocalist in the Canadian Bluegrass band the High Bar Gang with fellow members Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich Wendy Bird, Colin Nairne, Rob Becker and Eric Reed where shares a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year. Harris has also had the pleasure of touring as a cast member in the Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry road show for her 5th season and has appeared on various recording projects such as Barney Bentall's new record Flesh and Bone and Matt Masters' All Western Winners.

When Harris is not on the road, in the studio, or songwriting, you can find her busy assisting and developing other artists through her new business Fair Wend Entertainment Services and living a content life with her family by the ocean and north shore mountains where she loves to write, hike, kayak, ski, swim and walk along the beach.

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