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Lance

Lance Harrison

Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

Original American Southern Roots & Blues!
Musician, songwriter, entertainer, amateur magician, storyteller, prankster, traveller and more!
With his wife Donna, he has journeyed to more than thirty countries exploring their musical landscapes as well as the "Terra firma". Music and art are the driving forces in his life, and always have been. Nobody can remember a time that Lance didn't make music. It's just him. It's what he does.

After over 15 years on the road in 25 countries living and playing the blues with his partner Donna Rae (Chris Rea placed Lance & Donna "Long Gone" at #2 in his Rolling Stone Top 10 CD picks in 2005!), the Lance Harrison Band was the only natural progression! Quick on the heels of the successful Fall 2005 CD release from Lance & Donna "The Sun Will Shine", the Spring 2006 debut CD from the Lance Harrison Band "No Rest For The Wicked" is already getting rave reviews. Totaling 26 original compositions, the two CD's reflect the amazing diversity of this talented singer/songwriter. Lance sings with a strong earthy voice and plays slide guitar, lapsteel and guitars accompanied by; Paco Saval (Chilé) on keyboards / vocals, Manju B (Germany) on bass, Ralph Schläger (Germany) on drums and Donna Rae (USA) on percussion / vocals.
Live, the Lance Harrison Band is a fast moving, vibrant show of all original songs peppered with a few classic blues favorites.


Lance was born at a very early age in Nashville, Tennessee, on the same day as the famous nuclear test at Bikini Island, where he exploded into this world on a musical mission. Between the cotton fields and the speak-easy's, blues was everywhere around Lance.
It all began when the doctor smacked his butt. Drawing his first breath, Lance sang out in a loud, clear voice. The mission was soon continued when his mother placed a ukulele in his baby bed. A talented singer, pianist and community activist, she made a huge variety of music available to him from Broadway to Blues, Folk to Classical and everything in between. Lance began playing the piano as soon as he could touch the keys, composing songs at age 5. He was dutifully made to take piano lessons, but soon got kicked out for "playing everything by ear". It is said that the teacher begged his mother not to make him return to the lessons.

Around age 13, after showing great promise on borrowed guitars, Lance finally got his own for Christmas! Lance, his guitar, and the stereo hi-fi were inseparable. Elmore James, Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Muddy Waters, Little Feat and so many more; track by track, groove by groove, Lance dissected their extensive record collection learning all he could about timing, phrasing, tone and the soul of music. Living on the division line of the "white" and "colored" part of the city, Lance found his musical playmates weren't so plentiful on 'his side' of the tracks, so he crossed them. What followed was an intense school of Blues and Soul. Lance was well known for his ability to pick up most any instrument and play it! The favorite game at parties was to "Stump the Lance" meaning to request a song he couldn't play... he seldom lost.

After countless rock, country and blues bands, theater productions, and musical tours, he returned to Nashville where he met Donna. They started a demo studio in the enormous basement of her house on the first hill overlooking famous "Music Row". Life was good until that fateful day, when all was lost sending them out into the world on their musical odyssey. Now after more than 30 countries and several well acclaimed CD's they are still stirring up the audiences all over the world with their honest interpretations of blues classics and fresh, original compositions.

Press Clippings

‘Lance Harrison is a master of the guitar, he suffers and celebrates with it, singing with his husky voice he takes his listeners on a journey through centuries of classic blues. That’s blues as it lives.
- Roth-Hiplotsteiner Volkszeitung, DE

Lance creates songs that sound and feel authentic. The nuances of the music really come across during live performances... he is an interesting musician that manifests traditional blues music and brings it across in a unique way.
- bluesnews, DE

Lance Harrison does not only look like a living American myth, he also plays guitar and sings like you would expect from a freak from Nashville, Tennessee, where the blues is part of 'mother's milk'.
- Neue Rheinische Zeitung, DE

"There was so much energy and fire in their music the audience fell for them from the beginning and sang along with them! Thanks to the organizers for bringing such a great duo to Poland."
- Twöj Blues Magazine, PL

"Exotics such as Lance and Donna, have shown that old blues does not exclusively live in eccentric and loud blues rock. Songs that will make you lift off and fly away..."
- Nürnberger Nachrichten, DE

"It always feels good to listen to people, who's authentic blues songs, we have gotten fond of, are performed on stage, very imaginable on a beautiful evening."
- Bluesnews, DE

"Lance and Donna have invalidated the old cliche, that blues is only depressive complaining."
- SudDeutsche Zeitung, DE

http://www.lance-n-donna.com/

http://www.myspace.com/lanceharrisonband

http://www.youtube.com/lanzdona
 

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