Alt. Country/Roots Recording Artist & Songwriter
Angela Harris grew up in the rustic rural Chilcotin region of BC, Canada and currently resides on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC.
Born in to music, her love for Alternative Country, Folk/Roots and Bluegrass music began at the early age of nine when she started singing harmonies for her mother. By the time Harris was thirteen she had taught herself to play the guitar and was writing songs. Six years later she was fronting her first band and playing at rodeo's, banquets, weddings, bars and local festivals.
With a passion for songwriting and a burning desire to hone her craft, Harris ventured off to Nashville, TN for the first time in 1992. A home away from home, she continued commuting through the rest of the '90's collaborating with hit songwriters such as Ron Harbin, Richard Wold and Cyril Rawson, performing at various clubs and learning the in's and out's of the music business.
In the year 2000, she and her three daughters moved from Williams Lake, BC to Vancouver, BC to start a new life.
In a hot pursuit for her music career and by the continutious support from her fans, Harris has released three full length albums, (Angela Harris, Roots & Is Your Life as it Should Be) and two singles (Family Matters & Lets Go For A Ride), garnering her a BCCMA Roots/Canadiana Award and 24 award nominations including a nod from the Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Roots Album.
Her work has been licensed to film and received chart success on the earshot! and Mediabase charts in the Country, Alternative Country, Folk/Roots/Blues formats.
She has toured Canada and the UK gracing the stage with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Ruthie Foster, Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkison and many others at major music festivals and venues such as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Hugh's Room, and Dingwalls in London, England where she opened for Grammy Award winning songwriter Jackie DeShannon (Betty Davies Eyes, Put A Little Love In Your Heart, When You Walk in The Room).
Aside from touring her solo career, she also performs as a featured vocalist in the 2014 JUNO Award nominated Bluegrass group The High Bar Gang with Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Angela Harris, Wendy Bird, Colin Nairne, Rob Becker and Eric Reed and has had the pleasure of touring as a cast member since 2011 in the Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry show with fellow artists Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Kendel Carson, Wendy Bird, Matt Masters, Barney Bentall and many others.
She has also appeared on various recording projects such as Barney Bentall's new record Flesh and Bone and Matt Masters' All Western Winners to name a few.
When Harris is not on the road, in the studio, or writing, you can find her busy managing her new business Fair Wend Entertainment Services and living a glorious life with her three daughters in a quaint home nestled between the ocean and the north shore mountains where she loves to hike, kayak, ski and nap.