Fresh from being BBC Radio 2 play-listed, Jo Harman is currently on tour, providing her beautiful blend of soul, blues and gospel sounds.
The tour follows a highly anticipated album People We Become, which was born during her voyage overseas to Nashville, Tennessee where she collaborated with producer Fred Mollin. For weeks they focused on making the warm melodies that has gained her so much recognition in the industry. Accompaniments of the piano and bursts of the electrical guitar feature on the album, but the most captivating instrument is Harman’s voice as she delves into the emotive topic of relationships. Whether it’s heartbreak or love that’s fizzled out, she’s eager to explore what awaits her on the path ahead.
There are also more uplifting Motown inspired anthems as some of Nashville’s best session players back her up. The album features performances by award-winning players like Tom Bukovac, Greg Morrow, and Gordon Mote — as well as a guest appearance by the Doobie Brothers’ frontman, Michael McDonald. Soul legend, McDonald’s voice appears in a single from the album that really hit off ‘When We Were Young’.
Despite the fact Harman has played on some of the biggest stages around the world and having played around 100 festivals over the years, she loves to play at intimate venues. These are the places when the raw talent, and acoustics of her voice really makes a mark.
Her sincere, heartfelt compositions, widely regarded as being carved in marble, certainly take audiences on an emotional journey and her relaxed banter between songs give an exceptionally intimate insight into the world of this exceptional vocalist, songwriter and artist.
See Jo Harman at St Pauls, Worthing