ANGELA HARRIS - BIOGRAPHY
Alt. Country/Roots Recording Artist & Songwriter
Angela 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 in 2011, and 24 award nominations for categories such as Female Vocalist of the Year (BCCMA), SOCAN Songwriter of the Year (BCCMA), as well as a nod from the Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Roots Album.
Her work has also been licensed to film and she celebrates a list of charting singles on the earshot! and CANCON charts, through radio support from Campus radio across Canada, as well as major/secondary market radio in the Country format.
Harris has graced the stage with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Ridley Bent, John Reischman & the Jaybirds, Ruthie Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard and many others at major festivals and venues such as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Hugh's Room, Merritt Mtn. Music Festival and Dingwalls (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 Bluegrass group, The High Bar Gang (Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Angela Harris, Wendy Bird, Colin Nairne, Rob Becker and Eric Reed) and has appeared on various recordings such as Barney Bentall's new Flesh and Bone, Matt Masters' All Western Winners and was recently a cast member on the 2012 and 2013 Barney Bentall's Grand Cariboo Opry show with fellow artists Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Kendel Carson, Matt Masters, Barney Bentall, Steve Dawson and many others.
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 Folk, Country 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 was playing the guitar and writing songs. Six years later she was fronting her first band playing at rodeo's, banquets, weddings, bars and festivals.
Throughout the 90's Harris commuted between her home in BC, Canada and Nashville, TN where she honed her craft of songwriting and collaborated with hit songwriters such as Ron Harbin, Richard Wold and Cyril Rawson. "I headed to Nashville, TN for the first time in 1992 with my guitar and a suitcase full of demos and I came out of that journey a decade later, addicted to everything music", says Harris.