“Jaimee Harris’ Red Rescue Is the Debut of the Year and
The Arrival of A Major New Figure In Americana”
“Red Rescue may be a debut record, but this is the work of an artist of considerable maturity and sophistication. She has already produced a work of art that far surpasses what most musicians ever will. This could very well mark the arrival of one of the major figures in the next generation of Americana artists.”
“…there’s no doubting Red Rescue heralds the arrival of a major new Austin singer-songwriter.”
Peter Blackstock, Austin American Statesman
“One of the best releases this year.”
“She’s quick to pay homage to her musical heroes but Jaimee Harris is her own person, with her own voice. She’s got a natural songwriter’s instinct for the hard truths, and a voice that brings them home with a visceral punch. Pay attention.”
“There’s so much passion in Jaimee’s voice that you just want to climb inside it and hang out there forever. She is unafraid to channel the dark side of her own being… the woundedness is there, as well as the strength required to overcome it and redeem us all. That’s what good music can do.”
“My number one from Americana Fest is Jaimee Harris. I’m obsessed with [Depressive State] right now.” — Ann Powers, NPR
“Rarely is a young artist tasked with so much to prove and live up to on their debut. Yes, it really is that damn good.”
Lone Star Music Magazine
“Wise beyond her years, Jaimee Harris is a force to be reckoned with. Her song “Where Are You Now” might just haunt you for the rest of your nights.”
Jaimee Harris is poised to become the next queen of Americana-Folk, a slightly edgier Emmylou Harris for the younger generation. Her soon-to-be released debut album draws comparisons to Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Kathleen Edwards – all writers who know how to craft a heartbreakingly beautiful song with just enough grit to keep you enthralled. Harris writes about the basic human experience in a way that is simple, poetic, and often painfully relatable. Harris’s talent has impressed artists and critics alike. Jimmy LaFave deemed her his “new favorite” and Peter Blackstock of the Austin-American Statesman called her “one of Austin’s most promising young singer-songwriters.”.
“She’s quick to pay homage to her musical heroes, but Jaimee Harris is her own person, with her own voice. She’s got a natural songwriter’s instinct for the hard truth, and a voice that brings them home with a visceral punch. Pay attention.” – Gretchen Peters
In collaboration with M.A.R.S Label Group USA, Jaimee Harris will release her EP ‘The Congress House Sessions’ on March 5th, 2021,
On the heels of her debut album Red Rescue, hailed by many as one of the top Americana albums of 2018, Jaimee Harris does not disappoint with the release of The Congress House Sessions, a thoughtful, intimate EP with stripped-down recordings of some of her most requested songs. These new recordings, recorded at the storied Congress House Studio by Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani DiFranco, Eliza Gilkyson) and Andre Moran (Sarah Borges, Rickie Lee Jones), feature some of Austin’s favorite players, including Jane Ellen Bryant and Kris Nelson on backing vocals, Ray Bonneville on harmonica, Brian Patterson on electric guitar, and Sammy Powell on piano.
Don’t let the healthy list of players mislead you; this is no large, speaker-rattling production. Longtime friends add color and texture, but what you’ll hear is Harris and her guitar, delivering her songs in a setting closer both to what they were at their inception, alone in her room with a guitar, and how they have developed after a few years acclimating to performing without a band.
Jaimee Harris loves fronting a band, and it shows. During the years she built a devoted critical and popular following in Austin, Texas, she fronted a slate of seasoned musicians with admirable swagger. When she alighted upon the scene, this jaded music city, replete with (and weary of) singer-songwriters, woke up and took notice. Here, finally, was a new voice—yes, her singing voice is noteworthy: rich, sonorous, full, delivering a uniquely stylized, throaty tone—but equally important, here was the new voice of a noteworthy writer and performer.