February 7, 2024

Folk Music Society Presents Reggie Harris

MULTI-TALENTED: Reggie Harris sings, writes songs, and tells stories at his Princeton appearance at Christ Congregation Church on February 16.

On Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m., the Princeton Folk Music Society presents singer-songwriter, storyteller, and song leader Reggie Harris at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane.

Harris is a fluid vocalist, arranger, and guitarist. For over 40 years and nine albums, he performed with his then wife in the Kim and Reggie Harris folk duo, singing of the quest for freedom and care for the environment. The duo were known for their scholarly research and knowledge of both the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement. After their divorce in 2016, Harris found that continuing without the duo was a challenge, but “it was time to open myself to what I could do.”

His On Solid Ground album was the top CD on the FolkDJ Charts for May 2021. It is a collection of songs compiled in response to the challenges and changes stirred by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to political unrest that erupted from the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Harris is a featured artist in the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series by Maine artist Rob Shetterly, and a recipient of the 2018 Magic Penny Award for lifetime achievement for his impact on music from the Children’s Music Network. He also can be heard as a rotating DJ on Prisms: The Sound of Color on SiriusXM’s The Village.

Tickets are $10-$25. Visit princetonfolk.org.