Harris Newman
Harris Newman
Label: Strange Attractors Audio House
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


A Montreal based-performer with connections to the Constellation record collective, Harris Newman isn't trying to sound like the most well-known avatar from that city, Godspeed You Black Emperor!. Much like Newman's labelmate on Strange Attractors, German performer Steffen Basho-Junghans, Newman is inspired by any number of intriguing forebears in American avant-folk of the 20th century. Though John Fahey is an obvious and acknowledged reference point (and perhaps ultimately inescapable given his impact on instrumental folk music), Newman's debut release calls to mind other performers as well, and proves as enjoyable a reinterpretation and revival as any.