Long Awaited Jo Harman Album People We Become
Recorded in Nashville, at Sound Emporium and other noted studios, with acclaimed producer Fred Mollin (Billy Joel, Jimmy Webb, Carly Simon, Joe Cocker, Johnny Mathis and many more) the album features Michael McDonald on the first single ‘When We Were Young’.
Award-winning Soul and Blues singer-songwriter Jo Harman announces a 3rd February 2017 worldwide release date for her much-anticipated second studio album, People We Become, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2013 debut ‘Dirt On My Tongue‘.
Video with Jo talking candidly about making the album People We Become and introduction to
Jo Harman’s vocals capture the essence of the lyrics, emotional intent, warm and full of soul. Jo Harman is teh first to admit that she is not trying to fit into a genre straight-jacket. For Jo Harman it is about the song, mood and music that flows, with a dash of soul, blues and a huge dollop of classics style.
Released worldwide on February 3, 2017, People We Become marks the biggest leap of Harman’s career. To make it, she headed overseas to Nashville, Tennessee, where she found a trusted collaborator in producer Fred Mollin. While a winter storm raged outside, Harman and Mollin holed up inside the city’s famed Sound Emporium Studio for three weeks, focusing on a warm sound — full of upright piano, Rhodes, unaffected bursts of electric guitar, and the soulful sweep of Harman’s voice — that contrasted with the town’s snowy weather. In March Jo will return to Nashville, a fitting start to her first American tour.
Poignant and personal, tracks like “Silhouettes of You”, “Changing of the Guard”, and “Person of Interest” find Harman moving through the stages of a breakup. Heartbroken one moment, forever reminded of a relationship that’s fizzled out, and empowered the next, eager to explore what lies ahead with emboldened purpose. Other tracks cast a broader net, with the stomping, percussive Reformation taking influence from Harman’s work with Amnesty International. Backing her up are some of Nashville’s best musicians, whose contributions bounce between smoky, soulful ballads and brassy, Motown-tinged anthems.
JO HARMAN UK ‘PEOPLE WE BECOME’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR DATES
(Full/extended band show, with special guests TBC)
Thursday 2nd February 2017: EXETER PHOENIX, DEVON
Friday 3rd February 2017 : WILTSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE BROADWATER,
Saturday 11th February 2017: DORCHESTER ARTS, DORSET
Tuesday 14th February 2017: JUNCTION 2 CAMBRIDGE
Thursday 16th February 2017: MUSICIAN LEICESTER
Sunday 19th February 2017: JAZZ CAFE, LONDON
Weds 22nd February 2017 : TRADES CENTRE, HEBDEN BRIDGE YORKSHIRE
Thursday 23rd February 2017 : BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER
Friday 24th February 2017 : BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, KENDAL, CUMBRIA
Friday 3rd March 2017: 1865 SOUTHAMPTON HAMPSHIRE
Thursday 9th March 2017: APEX, BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK
Friday 31st March 2017: ARTRIX, BROMSGROVE W. MIDLANDS