Tune into MinneCulture on Wed, Feb 9 at 7:30pm for a special on Cornbread Harris: the Man & the Music.
At 83-years-old, Cornbread Harris still gigs regularly in the Twin Cities. Recognized for his wit, soulful blues and signature style, he's also renowned for his famous son--music producer Jimmy Jam Harris, who has worked with artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani.
Cornbread Harris performed on Minnesota’s first rock record 55 years ago, and his most recent album is a compilation of performances with Cadillac Kolstad, a Twin Cities rockabilly artist. The man and the music is currently the subject of a documentary titled, “Man, Blues and God – The Life of Cornbread Harris by Thomas Zocher.
A fundraiser for the Cornbread Harris documentary takes place this weekend at Wilebski's Blues Saloon in St. Paul: Sunday, Feb 13 from 7-11pm. For details, visit wilebskisblues.com and click on the calendar.
KFAI producer Michelle Bruch offers a short profile of Cornbread, followed by a live concert performance recorded at the 331 Club by Daniel Zamzow. Production assistance by Nancy Sartor.