“... a seamless combination of acoustic guitar riffs and staggering adagio harmonizing."
- Bridget Budbill, The Stanwood-Camano News
Steve Harris & Friends play well-crafted original folk-rock pop country jazz tunes with big fat harmonies and sometimes a ukulele. Steve Harris sings and plays guitar, Mark Dodge sings and plays guitar, bass, ukulele, harmonica and marimba, Wende Hilyard sings sweetly and adds percussion, and the redoubtable Thomas Kemper keeps all four limbs moving at all times on drums & percussion.
About the CD "Here on Island Time:
Images that come to mind: breathtaking island sunsets, calm water, bald eagles chasing the wind, ever-changing colors and sounds …a special, magical place where neighbors ring out ship bells to let everyone know that "thar' be whales." Here on Island Time is a collection of tunes recorded 'live' in the studio to capture the sound and energy of the live performances that we love to share.
This is the second disk from Steve (and Mark), but it’s the first for the SH&F band. Those of you who have the first CD, Northwestern Sky (also available here on CD Baby), and have heard the band live already know that the band sounds very different than the first CD, which was largely a work of studio magic. Steve recorded his songs and then Mark added all the other instruments (with a little help from Tim Miller on sax and Wende Hilyard on vocals). The new CD really does sound like us; "studio magic" not required this time (not much anyway). These are good songs, performed well!