Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8 pm
split bill with Kodac Harrison
1578 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta, GA 30324
Looking forward to doing this show with my old friend Kodac Harrison.
Kodac Harrison is originally from Jackson, Ga. He traveled to California and started a career as a musician. He has lived in New Orleans, Texas, California, New York City and West Virginia. He currently lives in Atlanta, Ga. Kodac is a singer-songwriter/spoken word artist, who plays acoustic guitar. He calls his music beatnik blues. He performs solo and with a band that ranges from 3 to 10 pieces. He has released 14 recordings on three different independent labels, with his last three studio recordings containing spoken word. Kodac has made 6 tours of Europe and has performed for President Jimmy Carter and for Andrew Young. In the fall of 2004, he performed at the Prague International Jazz Festival. Kodac has done voice-overs for Turner South and Turner Classic Movies. He has had songs on the sound track of two movies. Kodac has introduced and sang with Patti Smith. He has been on the bill with Maya Angelou, Saul Williams, Patricia Smith, Bob Holman, Pearl Cleage, Thomas Lux, Greg Allman, The Indigo Girls, Jon Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Alejandro Escavado, Delbert McClinton, Joe Ely, NRBQ, most of the members of Sugarland, and was once produced by Brendan O'Brien. In 2002, 2003, and 2004, Kodac was named Atlanta's Best Spoken Word Artist in Atlanta's "Creative Loafing". He is chairman of Poetry Atlanta, and host of the award winning Java Monkey Speaks. Kodac has co-edited two anthologies of poetry. The 2nd volume won a "Best Of 2006" in Atlanta's "Creative Loafing" and a Pushcart Prize. Kodac Harrison's new CD of music and spoken word, "Dreams and Nightmares", was released in September of 2007. Kodac was named "Best Local Poet" in Creative Loafing's Best of 2008. "Imagine a Southern Tom Waits or a rural Leonard Cohen. That's as close as we can come to a nut-shell description of the music of Kodac Harrison, a genuinely gifted artist and one of the southeast's musical treasures." Creative Loafing, Savannah, Ga. "Kodac Harrison works poetry and spoken word in with his folk-soul to produce music of rare intelligence and passion. An unforgettable performer…" Hal Horowitz, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Ga. "Kodac Harrisons Songtexte sind Literatur, sind Gedichte." "Kodac Harrison's lyrics are literature, are poetry." Udo Hinz, Goettinger Tageblatt, Germany www.kodacharrison.com