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Release: At 80, Hamilton Bluesman Harrison Kennedy says “Thanks for Tomorrow” On New Recording, Out June 17

Hamilton, Ontario’s legendary award-winning bluesman Harrison Kennedy is back with a brand new release on Electro-Fi RecordsThanks For Tomorrow is an original soulful blues workout with very special guests Ruthie Foster and Colin Linden. Co-Produced by Harrison and keyboard wizard Jesse O’Brien, the new release also features ace rhythm section Gary Craig on drums and John Dymond on bass (both members of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings), while masterful guitarists Chris Cadell and Colin Linden soar throughout. 

In releasing his seventh album on  Electro-Fi Records, Harrison further cements himself as a giant on the blues scene with what may be his best work to date. Featuring 12 tracks that take us to places known and unknown, all are originals penned by Harrison, save for one Van Morrison cover. All are served with a healthy dose of mastery and creativity.”

“A new album from Harrison Kennedy is always cause for celebration, but never more so than now in 2022 when we also celebrate Harrison’s 80th birthday, Electro-Fi’s 25th anniversary, and 15 years of making blues music together”, says Andrew Galloway of Electro-Fi Records in a release.

Best known as a founding member of Holland-Dozier-Holland’s million-selling 70’s soul supergroup the Chairmen of the Board,  Harrison has gone on to become one of the 21st century’s most inventive blues singer-songwriters. In 2016 he was awarded the “Blues Album of the Year” Juno Award for his release, This Is From Here as well as garnering multiple Blues Music Award nominations from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN. 

His stellar vocal work and heartfelt original songs have never been more effectively combined than on this uplifting and deep down soulful release Thanks For Tomorrow.

Kennedy was also named the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Hamilton Arts Awards, where his life and career were celebrated last week.

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