In the very early spring of 2013, before there was even a hint of green, Harrison and I spent some time talking about his music, his influences, and his planned CD. He told me about the planned supporting tour in Europe and Scandinavia and we talked about possible visuals that could describe his album. The music was a return to roots. A complete return. This album is all acoustic and very reminiscent of the deep south porch blues and even field hollers from which most North American blues music originates. We decided to do a test shoot at a little rundown, abandoned farm that I knew of.
Ok, now you gotta picture this. Here’s two old farts grubbing around up to their pockets in dead weeds and grass trying to avoid tripping over hidden fencing and rusted sheet metal because if we fall down we might not get up.
We survived the expedition and Harrison and his management group ultimately selected my pictures as the album cover and the centre fly. The album, Soulscape, was released in mid-October and sounds fabulous. It has already been submitted to the juries of the American Blues Awards (Handies) and the JUNO’s for consideration.