Her blend of soul, blues, gospel and timeless pop has become the trademark of singer/songwriter Jo Harman as she rightly earns the reputation of possessing one of the finest soul and blues voices in the country securing continued success, critical acclaim, touring and national radio play coming.
“Sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless “ Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2
“On course to be the finest UK female blues soul voice” Daily Mirror
“Stunning. Harman’s music mainlines the human soul“ Classic Rock Blues Magazine
“I believe this lady to be one of the finest singers this country has to offer! She really is tremendous! I hope our paths cross again” Rag N Bone Man
Raised in Southwest England, Harman found success on her own terms with her debut, Dirt On My Tongue. The album was released independently in 2013 and supported by a touring schedule that found Harman sharing the stage with icons like Patti Smith, Joan Baez and Sinead O’Connor.
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. Shortly after the album’s release, she’ll return to Nashville again, this time as part of her first American tour.
On an album that 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, who lends his harmony vocals to the Seventies-worthy soul of “When We Were Young” — the most striking instrument is Harman’s voice. It’s an instrument that’s been sharpened by her years on the road, and it’s never sounded better.