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Ruby Harris is far more authentic than, say, the Blues Brothers, but closer to the easy-going B.B. King and Buddy Guy than scorched-earth performers like Howlin ’Wolf or big Mama Thornton. His voice is quite expressive and reminiscent of Jerry Garcia’s or Levon Helm’s. The fact that Harris doesn’t simply coast on his novelty, but always reaches for a higher degree of playing, is a testament to his musicianship and his dedication to the blues. If the violin is to be reintroduced as a serious blues instrument, Harris makes a persuasive ambassador, and “Almost Home” an irrefutable piece of diplomacy. ~Paul Wieder

ruby harris"World's Greatest Blues Violinist"

His latest CD "Almost Home" has 3 Grammy winners.Voted "Entertainer of the Year" by Wild Chicago & Star at Last years' Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and annual fixture with Fruteland Jackson at the Chicago Blues Festival Ruby Harris has performed at sold-out concerts at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York, at Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall. He has performed before President Clinton, at the Democratic National Convention, for MTV and CBS Records, before Prime Ministers, Mayors, & people like you.

He played for a million people at Chicago's Navy Pier on the Fourth of July, and he has recently opened up shows for Ray Charles, Little Feat, The Marshall Tucker Band, Mr. Blotto, The Big Wu, and Leftover Salmon (A "Phish" group) and he has performed with Buddy Miles, Peter Yarrow, Mordechai Ben David, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, members of the Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead. And he is engaged prolifically in numerous recording sessions.




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