2/9/2011 MinneCulture

 

Cornbread Harris
Produced by Michelle Bruch, Daniel Zamzow & Nancy Sartor

At the age of 83, Cornbread Harris still gigs regularly in Minneapolis. 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 documentary film about Cornbread Harris takes place Sunday, Feb 13, from 7-11pm at Wilebski's Blues Saloon, 1638 Rice Street, St. Paul. For more information, visit wilebskisblues.com and click on the calendar page.

Producer Michelle Bruch offers a short profile of Cornbread, followed by a concert performance recorded live at the 331 Club by Daniel Zamzow. Production assistance by Nancy Sartor.


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February 9, 2011

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