First Four Minute Concert Posted!

In case you missed it, dear reader, I thought you’d like to watch and listen to my performance video for Cherry Blossom Love. (OK, it’s longer than four minutes, but not by that much!) Here’s the link to the video, as posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharrisAmericana/videos/1339341769731383. We’re working on finalizing the videos for the remaining three…

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Four Minute Shows Coming Soon!

Finally! Itunes has cleared up some internal issues that affected our digital marketing of Green Tea Blues, which delayed our launch of the album until they debugged their system. And coincidentally, we got a shipment of actual CDs for the album just this week, for those folks who want something to hold in your hand.…

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New Album Recording Completed!

Last week, I completed recording 12 new songs for my next album (still working on the title), slated for release later this year. It was a labor of love, and I was supported by some phenomenal musicians. Thanks especially to Stewart Myers, my producer and an incredible bassist; to Regan Sprenkle, for joining me on…

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Green Tea Blues Album to Be Released

Music Publishers of America (“MPA”) is pleased to announce the pre-release of Green Tea Blues, a four-song extended play digital album of original jazz compositions by singer-songwriter Steve Harris. Slated for official release on multiple digital music platforms later this month, fans now can instantly download the album from the MPA artists category on Vitak-Elsnic.com.…

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Green Tea Blues – Choose the Cover Design

Launch of Green Tea Blues, my new extended play album, is getting closer. I’m now shooting for a mid-June release date. The music is ready to go – all I need to do is finalize the cover design. Through my friend Mikiko Horikiri in Kagoshima, Japan, I was able to make connection with Keiko Futano,…

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Green Tea, Anyone?

I’ve been a little quiet on my blog for the past few months. Lots going on behind the scenes, though. I’ve been writing and recording my own work and that of others. But I’m really excited about a cool new personal recording project – one that started with a visit to a green tea farm…

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Lyrics to “SUFFER THE CHILDREN”

As my last post of 2019, I’m hoping 2020 will be a better year for children everywhere. It seems the innocents and most vulnerable in our world are often unwilling and defenseless pawns in national and international disputes. And while there is plenty of injustice in terms of the treatment of refugee children at our…

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The Swallow Has Landed!

Patience is a virtue, but I’m so glad I can finally announce that TODAY I am releasing for digital download my recording of La Golondrina (The Swallow in English). I’ve given this classic Mexican folk song several new twists, including new English language lyrics I composed in addition to the original Spanish lyrics (yes, I…

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La Golondrina – Texas Style!

La Golondrina (“The Swallow”) is one of the most well-known and beloved Mexican folk songs of all time. It was composed in 1862 by Narcisco Serradell (1843-1910), a Mexican physician and composer. After the French intervention in Mexico in 1861, Serradell was captured and exiled to France. Before his deportation, he composed his most famous…

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