Jack Harris (singer-songwriter)

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Jack Harris
Born 1986 (age 30–31)
Builth Wells, Powys, Wales
Genres Irish folk, folk, blues, country, gospel
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2004–present
Website jackharrismusic.com

Jack Harris (born 1986) is a Welsh-born folk singer-songwriter,[1] musician, and poet. He is multi-award-winning, most notably winning the 2005 New Folk Songwriting Competition at Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, the first non-American to do so.[2] Jack Harris has been described as "a priest of song" by singer Anais Mitchell.[3]

He has released three albums. His third album, The Flame and the Pelican, featured at number six in the July 2011 EuroAmericanaChart.[4]

He has made several appearances at the Green Man Festival, and opened for such folk musicians as Martin Simpson, Tracy Grammer, Dick Gaughan, Martin Carthy, and Dave Swarbrick.[5] He currently lives in London, and performs frequently in London folk clubs, as well as further afield.


  1. ^ BBC Music.
  2. ^ Kerville Folk Festival.
  3. ^ Chilton, Martin (February 16, 2012). "Jack Harris: The Flame And The Pelican, CD review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Euroamericana Chart.
  5. ^ Ruehl, Kim. "Welsh Singer/Songwriter Jack Harris". About Folk Music Guide. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

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