Music Preview: DAVID RYAN HARRIS WITH FULL BAND (Streaming Live From the Hotel Café)

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by Frank Arthur on June 23, 2020

in Music,Theater-Los Angeles


With Covid-19 shuttering doors and disconnecting us from our friends and family, deep racial injustices finally and rightfully being brought to the forefront, and the world taking to the streets in protest for equality, the past several months have been enormously significant and life-changing, unlike anything we as a nation have seen before.

As we move forward, music and artistic expression are more important than ever. While live shows have not returned to most of the country quite yet, we do know that they eventually will. Until then, L.A.’s Hotel Café brings you the next best thing with their new streaming series: Live From the Hotel Café.

The hope is to continue to bring music to the world, foster community, and help supplement the income of local artists, many of whom have not worked since early March. It also helps to keep the Hotel Café and its staff afloat until the room re-opens.

The first artist David Ryan Harris, streaming on June 24, 2020, at 6pm PST, has been playing the room for over 10 years. In 1988, David Ryan Harris co-founded Follow For Now in Atlanta, a band that sounded a lot like what would happen if Bad Brains met Stevie Wonder and Public Enemy in Memphis. The band released one record on Chrysalis in 1991 and dissolved soon after. Harris went on to release a solo album on Columbia Records in 1997 and Tragic Show with his band Brand New Immortals on Elektra Records in 2000.

Today, David Ryan Harris calls Los Angeles home, but is recognized for playing guitar and singing in John Mayer’s band. He has also shared stages, writing and production duties with Dave Matthews, Cassandra Wilson, Derek Trucks, Santana, Chistina Perri, India Arie, Marc Broussard, and Guy Sebastian among others.

David has independently released many singles and solo albums, including “Lightyears” featuring guest appearances by John Mayer and Indie.Arie and 2017’s “SONGS FOR OTHER PEOPLE”, a collection of songs initially written for other artists. April of this year saw the release of David’s latest project with his loose collective called The Hush Money. It’s an album of covers ranging from Nina Simone to RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE entitled Maiden America. He will spend the remainder of 2020 doing a series of online shows he’s calling his Virtual Lap.

David Ryan Harris (with full band)
Live From the Hotel Café
June 24, 2020, at 6pm PST
for tickets, visit Hotel Café

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