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Song of the Day “Tiny Speck”

Tiny Speck

© 2012 Andy Harrison

 

I would hate to be the one

In charge of bringing darkness

The one who tries

To shut out the light

 

I would hate to have the task

Of drowning out the silence

To stir the peace

Into a raging fight

 

Chorus:

The universe is mostly space

The universe is mostly silence

The universe is mostly peace

With a tiny speck of violence

 

Verse 2:

I would hate to be in charge

Of creating this destruction

Tearing down the forces of life

 

It would be such a struggle

A never ending battle

To work against

No end in sight

 

Chorus:

The universe is mostly space

The universe is mostly silence

The universe is mostly peace

With a tiny speck of violence

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Song of the Day “Headed for the Breakthrough”

Headed for the Breakthrough

©2012 Andy Harrison

Can’t be stuck if you’re stuck in changing

Pain isn’t pain when it’s all rearranging

You pay yourself when you pay attention

Every day is a life extension

Chorus 1:

 

1, 2 headed for the breakthrough

3, 4 better than before

5, 6 see how it all clicks

So quick brand new

Headed for the breakthrough

 __________________

You get what you want if you want what you get

Play both hands you always win the bet

Who you think you are – the only obstruction

Let it go and join your life’s construction

Chorus 2:

 

1, 2 headed for the breakthrough

3, 4 better than before

5, 6 see how it all clicks

So quick brand new

Headed for the breakthrough

7, 8 no time to wait

9, 10 never be the same again

11, 12 give it to yourself

So quick brand new

Headed for the breakthrough

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Song of the Day “Invented”

Invented

© 2012 Andy Harrison

From the day you were born they put you in a box

Trained your mind to define under key and lock

Your identity formed from predefined scripts

So your future’s controlled and your wings are clipped

Chorus:

There are better choices than the ones presented

If you want a better life it’s got to be invented

You grew up being told you have freedom to choose

But that’s only so you doubt yourself more when you loose

You only can choose from the options you see

So what’s presented as a choice defines your reality

Chorus:

There are better choices than the ones presented

If you want a better life it’s got to be invented

When you map out your future from childhood on

You’re building space in your brain for your life to dance upon

Forces through people and people through systems

Try to limit your vision cut you off from your wisdom

Chorus:

There are better choices than the ones presented

If you want a better life it’s got to be invented

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I’m FREE I’m FREE I’m FREE!!! Get Shine On and share it for Free!

Yes I’ve decided to FREE the music and make the entire “Shine On” CD available to everyone through a creative commons license.

What does that mean?

It means you can have any or all the songs on the “Shine On” CD completely for free AND you can give them to as many people as you want for free AND you can use them as the background for videos, presentations, do remixes or for any other purpose that you don’t make money with for free!

To get any or all of the songs for free visit:

http://www.archive.org/details/ShineOn_706

Please download and share these songs with as many people as you want or send people to the link above so they can download them too.

Check out this link to learn the specifics of exactly how you can use the songs under the creative commons license:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Thanks and enjoy!

-Andy

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Song of the Day “Reset Button”

Reset Button

© 2012 Andy Harrison

Out fox tube socks

New shares of old stocks

Big rocks shoe box

Loading docks chicken pox

Berry pie stink eye

Reason why the birds fly

Heavy sigh live or die

Just do don’t try

Chorus:

New doors open

Old ones shuttin’

Everyday hit the reset button

Sky wide open

Old chains cuttin’

Everyday hit the reset button

Live free old decree

Eye see reality

Piano key barren tree

Chess piece lock and key

Fast slow radio

Purple scarf and rainbow

Big toe lamp glow

Better when you don’t know

Chorus:

New doors open

Old ones shuttin’

Everyday hit the reset button

Sky wide open

Old chains cuttin’

Everyday hit the reset button

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Song of the Day “Love is Freedom”

Love is Freedom

© 2012 Andy Harrison

Way back past the foothills

End of a dirt road

She grew up with 7 brothers

And a lawn never mowed

She would hide in the sage brush

From her Dad’s whiskey breath

Praying black crows were angels

And right would turn left

Chorus:

Love is freedom

Freedom is love

If they don’t feel like the same thing

Ain’t got what you’re thinkin’ of

Ain’t no contradiction

Ain’t no compromise

Love is freedom

All the rest lies

She broke free to the city

When she was 14

Changed her name and hair color

Reaching out for some dream

Worked the restaurants and night clubs

And the dive bars

Scraping quarters and dollars

Looking up towards the stars

Chorus:

Love is freedom

Freedom is love

If they don’t feel like the same thing

Ain’t got what you’re thinkin’ of

Ain’t no contradiction

Ain’t no compromise

Love is freedom

All the rest lies

She had her own little angel

When she was 28

They lived in a one bedroom

Over looking the lake

Rocking chair by the window

With the breeze blowing in

She took in a deep breath

Watched the new day begin

Chorus:

Love is freedom

Freedom is love

If they don’t feel like the same thing

Ain’t got what you’re thinkin’ of

Ain’t no contradiction

Ain’t no compromise

Love is freedom

All the rest lies

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Song of the Day “Way More Love”

Way More Love

© 2012 Andy Harrison

When you open up your eyes

And see the world brand new

And all the lies you used to live in

You suddenly see through

The horror in the knowing

All you didn’t know before

Can rattle all your safety

Can shake you at your core

Chorus:

Way more love

Way more love

Got to give yourself way more love

World can tear you down

Got to rise above

Give yourself way more love

When you strike out on a new path

Towards the truth you understand

Change no longer luxury

Life and death at hand

Forces all around

You used to barely hear their voice

Now scream into the silence

Try to steer your choice

Chorus:

Way more love

Way more love

Got to give yourself way more love

World can tear you down

Got to rise above

Give yourself way more love

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Andy Harrison Band This Friday in Downtown Portland

Come Join the Andy Harrison Band this friday in Downtwon Portland at:

Where: Vie De Bohème Winery, 1530 Southeast 7th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
When: Friday March 9th at 9PM
How Much: $5 per person, $8 for 2 people. 

The first 10 people (or couples) to show up get a free signed copy of the new CD Andy Harrison Solo Acoustic Volume 2

We will be playing a boat load of new songs and many earlier favorites. See you there!

http://www.viedebohemepdx.com/

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Song of the day: “Don’t Wanna Be a Rock Star” (sung to the tune of “Rock Star” by Nickelback

Song of the day: “Don’t Wanna Be a Rock Star” (sung to the tune of “Rock Star” by Nickelback) Creative Commons License 2012 Andy Harrison

I’m done with hearin’ songs about drinkin’ and sex
I got a brain in my head but haven’t used it yet
The main stream media has never been a friend to me

Tell me what you want

I wanna know the truth what’s really goin’ on
Not get brain fucked by a stupid ass song
Designed to shift my focus from how bad this world is getting to be

So what you need?

I need a government that’s not run by crooks
I need a money system that can’t be shook
I need my freedom of speech and all my civil liberties

Been there done that

I want to know my air is clean and safe
I want my water without that chemical taste
And my food not genetically altered to give me disease

How you gonna do it?

I’m gonna trade this life for positive change
Drop my radio off at the riffle range

Chorus 1:
We all just wanna be big rock stars
We been fucked in the head we don’t like who we are
Sold on the notion that we ain’t worth shit
Gotta worship some stoned stupid idiot

We don’t live in reality
When we’re lost in some adolescent fantasy
Social engineers workin’ overtime
Putting people on stage to keep the slaves in line
Hey, hey don’t want to be a rock star

I’d have to be like Elvis with all the hassles
Work for criminals who treat the world like assholes
They’d use me as a tool to help keep the public asleep

I’d be the poster child for a life of excess
Your kids would wanna take drugs and get undressed
While my bosses rob you blind and tear apart your country

How you gonna do it?

I’m gonna trade this life for positive change
Drop my radio off at the riffle range

Chorus 2:
We all just wanna be big rock stars
We been fucked in the head we don’t like who we are
Sold on the notion that we ain’t worth shit
Gotta worship some stoned stupid idiot

We don’t live in reality
When we’re lost in some adolescent fantasy
Social engineers workin’ overtime
Putting people on stage to keep the slaves in line

We hang out watchin’ videos full of drug addicts, thugs and hoes
Every world bank owner has a good hard laugh
As the take our civil rights and steal our cash
Hey, hey don’t want to be a rock star

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Song of the Day “Sweet Life Honey”

Sweet Life Honey

© 2012 Andy Harrison

Hey there girl won’t you come with me

I’ll remind you how it feels to be alive and free

Take you back to a place you haven’t seen in a while

Make your eyes light up sparkle your smile

Chorus:

Warm and sunny

Flush with money

Smiles and laughter

Sweet life honey

Healthy wealthy

Beautiful wise

Love and wonder

Joy and surprise

Hey there girl don’t you be afraid

You know your life starts over every single day

So throw down your struggles let your history go

Let your love flow out to everyone you know

Chorus:

Warm and sunny

Flush with money

Smiles and laughter

Sweet life honey

Healthy wealthy

Beautiful wise

Love and wonder

Joy and surprise

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Song of the Day “Crazy Guess

Crazy Guess

© 2012 Andy Harrison

You were the one who had it

Had it all in line

I made you laugh with my

Bad jokes 3, dollar wine

You set the course and I had

Nothin’ better planned

It was just a matter of time

‘For the crashing waves hit the sand

Crashing waves hit the sand

Chorus;

I’m letting you go

Let whatever be

Plans that we made

I’ll set them free

Look at what’s here

I’ll do my best

The future ahead

A crazy guess

Maybe you’ll go back to

The place where you grew up

Look for that guy there

Where the lightning once struck

I can’t be thinkin’ ‘bout that

Wind’s blowin’ much too strong

And in my head keeps swirling

This simple brand new song

Simple brand new song

Chorus

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Song of the Day: Or Becomes And

Or Becomes And

©2012 Andy Harrison

We are the changing in motion

The unfolding of stars

The space holding creation

The near and the far

We are the sounding and silence

The seen and unseen

The witnessing and the witnessed

And all in between

Chorus:

Stretching out in all directions

Widening the image

Mirror’s reflection

Past the limits

The circle expands

Black and white turns to color

And or becomes and

We are the taste and the tasting

The loving and loved

The befriending and hurting

And all the above

We are the choosing and chosen

We are nothing and all

The question and answer

The stand and the fall

Chorus:

Stretching out in all directions

Widening the image

Mirror’s reflection

Past the limits

The circle expands

Black and white turns to color

And or becomes and

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The Thin Line © 2012

Andy Harrison

Hey Samantha Let me come in

Been waitin’ here for hours For you to come back-where you been?

This curbside’s getting so cold See the clouds comin’ on?

Swear to God just 5 minutes

Then I’ll be gone

Chorus:

I’ve been walkin’ the thin line

Between heaven and hell

Where I step over

Getting’ easier to tell

I’ve been walkin’ the thin line

Getting’ easier to see

The choice I’m makin’

The choice here with me

Hey Samantha

I’m sorry -didn’t mean to mess up

Been kickin’ myself

It’s tearin’ me up

Now the rain’s startin’

Please don’t shut me out

Got so much to tell you

So much I’ve figured out

Chorus:

I’ve been walkin’ the thin line

Between heaven and hell

Where I step over

Getting’ easier to tell

I’ve been walkin’ the thin line

Getting’ easier to see

The choice I’m makin’

The choice here with me

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Song of the Day 10/31/2011 “In Motion”

In Motion

© 2011 Andy Harrison

Man this world is changing

Seams like every single day

I can’t predict nothin’

Not like yesterday

 

And everybody’s talkin’

Like the world’s fallin’ apart

I don’t know about all that

Just lookin’ for a place to start

 

Chorus:

I just gotta stay

Stay in motion

Be the catalyst of change

Order from the commotion

Gotta do what I need to

Find the power and devotion

I just gotta stay

Stay in motion

 

Man it seams so easy

To point the finger and blame

But I just can’t sit here watchin’

My world go up in flames

 

Yeah it’s different and it’s scary

And I don’t know what to do

But the one thing that ain’t changin’

It’s up to me to make it through

 

Chorus:

I just gotta stay

Stay in motion

Be the catalyst of change

Order from the commotion

Gotta do what I need to

Find the power and devotion

I just gotta stay

Stay in motion

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Song of the Day “All Together” 10/17/2011

All Together

© 2011 Andy Harrison

 People of the world are marching

 Shouting out for true change

 Smell the sweat, feel the hunger

 Time is now we got to rearrange

Chorus:

 We’re gonna get it all together

 We’re gonna turn it all around

 We’re gonna get it all together

 Growing loud can you hear the sound?

 People of the world are angry

 Speaking out telling the truth

 Breathe in the air rich with fervor

 Taste the freedom if we only choose

Chorus:

 We’re gonna get it all together

 We’re gonna turn it all around

 We’re gonna get it all together

 Growing loud can you hear the sound?

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Song of the Day “Little Bit Wiser” 10/10/2011

Here’s the song I wrote today inspired by the occupy the FED and occupy wallstreet movements

Little Bit Wiser

© 2011 Andy Harrison 

We’re out on the Pavement

We’re out in the crowd

You can hear us shouting

Sound’s growing loud

We smell the anger

We feel the discontent

Hungry for truth

And our message to be sent

Chorus:

We’re doing alright

We’re doing O.K.

A little bit wiser than yesterday

Now we see where we went wrong

Won’t turn the same way

A little bit wiser than yesterday

We’ve been blinded for too long

Couldn’t see what is real

Hear the lies from the T.V.

While crooks pillage and steal

We smell the fear in the people

But feel a hope that’s brand new

A small taste of true freedom

From what we can do

Chorus:

We’re doing alright

We’re doing O.K.

A little bit wiser than yesterday

Now we see where we went wrong

Won’t turn the same way

A little bit wiser than yesterday

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Song of the Day “Bridge Between Bliss”

Here’s the song I wrote today:

 

The Bridge Between Bliss

© Andy Harrison 2011

 

Maybe I think too much

Maybe I don’t let go

Maybe I feel too stressed

Maybe I just don’t know

 

Maybe I want too much

Or maybe not enough

Maybe I try too hard

Maybe it’s not that tough

 

Chorus:

I’m looking for answers

I’m looking for clues

The bridge between bliss

And all we do

Where I’m headed

And where I’ll get to

The bridge between bliss

And all we do

 

Maybe I’m frightened

Or just a little unsure

Maybe I hold back

Maybe I should give more

 

Maybe I’m damaged

And someone’s to blame

Maybe the questions

Keep me searching in vain

 

Chorus:

I’m looking for answers

I’m looking for clues

The bridge between bliss

And all we do

Where I’m headed

And where I’ll get to

The bridge between bliss

And all we do

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Song of the Day “Fan of People”

Fan of People

© 2011 Andy Harrison

In a shack in the back woods of Georgia

In the nineteen teens or so

He was born on the edge of midnight

As the moon hung orange and low

He was wrapped in a bag of burlap

His mama looked into his ancient eyes

The crickets and the lone wolf howling

Thought she heard a whisper in his cries

Chorus:

Gotta be a fan of people

And people will be a fan of me

Everyone is my neighbor

Obvious when you look and see

Looking out beyond my own skin

Helping you is helping me

Gotta be a fan of people

And people will be a fan of me

At 8 years old he saw a steel guitar

Behind the counter at the general store

He felt his chest burning from the inside

As he held it on his lap on the floor

The air filled with honeysuckle

As he laid his hands across the strings

His voice bellowed out like thunder

Taste of tears as he began to sing

Chorus:

Gotta be a fan of people

And people will be a fan of me

Everyone is my neighbor

Obvious when you look and see

Looking out beyond my own skin

Helping you is helping me

Gotta be a fan of people

And people will be a fan of me

In a gin joint off an old dirt road

The crowd was on the edge of insane

His guitar shook the walls like rapture

His voice felt like a hurricane

The air was full of smoke and spirit

The drinks full of sweat and gin

No need for a Sunday preacher

Paradise had already let them in

Chorus:

Gotta be a fan of people

And people will be a fan of me

Everyone is my neighbor

Obvious when you look and see

Looking out beyond my own skin

Helping you is helping me

Gotta be a fan of people

And people will be a fan of me

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Join Me in the Creation of My 8th CD. 30 Day Campaign on Kick Starter.

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know about  a new website I found called Kick Starter and about a project I just launched there.

Kick Starter is a site designed to bring creative projects and people interested in them together to build funding for the projects and to create value for everyone involved.

As you know, creating music has been a huge part of my life and is something I’ve continued to do simply because I love to do it.

I’ve found, as I think many people who pursue creative projects have, that the biggest challenge to getting those projects completed is often times just gathering the necessary funding.

I believe the Kick Starter model could be the beginning of a completely new and exciting paradigm in helping to create this funding and to also bring the people interested in those projects closer to the creative process.

I’ve just started a 30 day campaign on Kick Starter to help raise funding to complete my 8th CD. I am about 75% finished already and, if this campaign is successful, the project will be completed within a month.

If you are curious about this, I would love for you to check out the short video that I made with Asha and Given’s help and whacky ideas. The video and the Kick Starter page explain all the details about the project, how it works and the added value items offered to those who join in.

Some of the gifts offered are:

Your name on the front or back cover

Your picture on the front or back cover

Your voice mixed in a song on the CD

A song written for you

A special concert at your house

And a whole lot more

If you are interested in being a part of the project (simply by donating a minimum of $1), I am honored and grateful. Also if you are inspired to pass this info along to anyone you think might be interested (simply by forwarding this email), I am thanking you ahead of time.

You can see the video and this project’s Kick Starter page by going to:

http://kck.st/pUtWeB

This project will run through the month of October only and we must reach the goal amount of $3500 by then or none of the funding goes through.

Thanks so much for checking this out!

Love to you all,

 Andy

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2 Chances to Catch the Andy Harrison Band this Weekend:

2 Chances to Catch the Andy Harrison Band this weekend:

Friday Night at The Mad Greek Deli 7-10PM, Saturday evening at The Forest Grove Uncorked Festival 6-9PM

Mad Greek Deli 18450 NW West Union Rd,Portland, OR 97229-2119

The Forest Grove Uncorked Festival Main Street Downtown Forest Grove OR

$10 admission includes a free glass of wine

We’ll see you there!

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Andy Harrison Band Groupon This Tues and Wed June 28th and 29th!

 

Hi everyone. We want to let you know we have 2 very special concerts coming up at Vie de Boheme winery AND those shows will be featured on Groupon (the online coupon company) starting tomorrow. You will be able to purchase a half price Groupon for either or both of these concerts and get a free glass of wine with the deal. If you already get the Groupon emails, simply look through the daily deals on Tuesday June 28th or Wednesday June 29th and you’ll see the Andy Harrison Band Groupon which you can purchase right from that page.

If you don’t want to bother with Groupon, you can still come to either concert and purchase tickets at the door. There is limited capacity at Vie de Boheme so this is first come first serve. If you purchase a Groupon you are, of course, guaranteed to get in. Here are the specifics on the concerts:

When: Saturday July 2nd 9PM and Saturday July 30th 9PM

Where: Vie de Boheme winery, 1530 SE 7th Ave. Portland Oregon 97214, (503) 360-1233

We look forward to seeing you there!

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This Saturday May 14th Andy Harrison Band Live in Portland!

Just a reminder to join the Andy Harrison Band for a very special concert appearance on Saturday May 14th at 8PM in SE Portland. The concert will be held at:

Vie De Boheme Winery

1530 SE 7th Ave

Portland OR 97214

503-360-1233

Check out their website at: http://www.viedebohemepdx.com/

If you like incredible wine and a superb listening atmosphere, then this is your place!

This is our first “official” public concert with our new bass player Steve Adams and we’re excited to share some of our newest songs and older favorites with you.

There is a $7 cover which will go directly to the band members and our mixing engineer to continue the mixing for our 7th CD release.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Andy Harrison Band Live Sat May 14th 8PM in SE Portland

Join the Andy Harrison Band for a very special concert appearance on Saturday May 14th at 8PM in SE Portland. The concert will be held at:

Vie De Boheme Winery

1530 SE 7th Ave

Portland OR 97214

503-360-1233

Check out their website at: http://www.viedebohemepdx.com/

If you like incredible wine and a superb listening atmosphere, then this is your place!

This is our first “official” public concert with our new bass player Steve Adams and we’re excited to share some of our newest songs and older favorites with you.

There is a $7 cover which will go directly to the band members and our mixing engineer to continue the mixing for our 7th CD release.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone,

A quick reminder that the AHB is playing tonight at the Mad Greek!  It’s the 2nd Annual Twas the Night before the Night before Christmas Party.  Come on out and join in the fun!!  It starts at 6:00 pm and goes till 9:00 pm.  The address is 18450 N.W. West Union Road. 

Come enjoy a pre-holiday celebration with some great music, wonderful food, of course beverages and lots of great friends.  Hope to see you out there J

Marcella

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Hello All!!

So sorry about the long spell of not posting, ran into some technical difficulties along with catching that nasty cold that’s been going around.   We are now back up and posting though and I will try to keep you informed. J    And now on to a new song, Andy heard this song in a dream and when he woke up he just couldn’t get it out of his noggin.  This is a rough draft of the song, but I can already tell that I’m really going to like it!!  Just click here and give it a listen

      Shine the Lights On Demo

Oh and hey get ready to mark your calendars, Andy Harrison will be playing at the Mad Greek (along with some other friends) at the “Twas the Night Before Christmas Party” which is December 23, 2010, from 6-9pm.  Should be a great night of amazing music, good food and lots of friends.  Hope to see you all there 🙂

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Ah another week has come and gone and I’m sure it’s been busy for all of us, including AHB (Andy Harrison Band). Andy’s been busy mixing up some new music with his “mixing Guru” Dean Baskerville. Dean has engineered for singers such as Sheryl Crow, Everclear, Modest Mouse, and many more. He mixed Andy’s Shine On CD and they just finished mixing this new song called Seriously. It’s great! So take a few minutes out of your busy & hectic day and give it a listen! Give it a click seriously

Wishing all a great weekend and upcoming week.Bye until next week 🙂

Marcella

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Hey everyone!

I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself, my name is Marcella. I first heard the Andy Harrison Band about a year and a half ago, and have been a fan ever since. Now I’m not some trained musician or astounding critic, but I know what music I like and what bands I truly enjoy watching.This band brings it all with great personality, being in touch with their audience, getting to know their fans, and of course have some truly amazing music of their own (Shine On is one of my favorites). Oh and they just got a new bass player, Steve Adams, and yup I heard him at the Mad Greek and I can honestly attest to what a great addition he is to the band. They sounded great and rocked the house. 🙂

Look for more posts from me, hopefully once a week, about places they are playing, new music/songs being written, info regarding the bands and even some videos from time to time. Bye for now and don’t forget, keep checking back in!!

Marcella

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Andy Harrison Shows this Week

Here’s a list of upcoming shows happening this week. Hope to connect with you soon!

Tonight, Tuesday June 29th Solo Show from 9PM to 12AM: Schmizza Pub and Grub, 415 Southwest Montgomery Street Portland, OR 97201 

Saturday, July 3rd, The Andy Harrison Band in the morning till about 1PM: The Hillsboro Farmer’s Market, Hillsboro Civic Center  we’ll be playing before and after the parade.

Saturday, July 3rd, Solo Show, evening from 9 to 11PM: Insomnia Coffee House, 5389 W. Baseline Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97123

Sunday, July 4th, Andy Harrison Trio, morning from 10:30-1:30: The Orenco Station Market 1453 NE 61st Ave. Hillsboro, OR 97124

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Andy Harrison Band at The Mad Greek Deli Tonight! Friday March 12th 7-10PM.

Hi everyone!

The Andy Harrison Band will be playing at the Mad Greek Deli Tonight-Friday March 12th from 7 to 10PM. Here’s the Address:

The Mad Greek Deli
18450 NW west Union Road, Portland, Oregon 97229
Cost: You Must Have Fun!

We will be playing mostly originals including many songs from the upcoming CD and who knows what else? Bring the kids-this is an all ages venue. See you there!

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New Song “Switch”- The Andy Harrison Band Fine Tuning the Initial Arrangements Before Recording

Hey everyone,

The band has been busy tweaking the arrangements on songs for the new record before we start recording. Here’s a video from last nights rehearsal- we’re playing the new song “Switch”. Still have a bit to go on it, but check it out. We’re planning on laying down our first tracks this week or next week! Cheers!

Andy

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Andy Harrison Band this Friday at Pyzano’s 9PM

Come join the Andy Harrison Band at Pyzano’s in Aloha this Friday January 29th at 9PM. Here’s the address:

Pyzano’s
20255 SW TV Hwy,
Aloha, Oregon 97006

Cost is Free. This is a full band club show featuring some of our originals (including some brand new stuff for the upcoming record) and favorite covers. Bring your friends and favorite party attitude! See you there!

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2 Chances to Catch the Andy Harrison Band this Weekend

Choose your experience:

1) This Friday night crazy edge of the world bar show featuring our originals and diverse assortment of covers at:

1/15/2010 9:00 PM at The Rogue Brew Pub and Eatery
31500 Northwest Commercial Street,
North Plains, Oregon 97133-7101

Or

2) Inspiring coffee house concert featuring many brand new songs from our upcoming CD at:

1/16/2010 9:00 PM at Insomnia Coffee
5389 W. Baseline Rd., Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Hope to see you there!

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New Song “Sneaking Suspicion”- Andy Performing Solo to Get Songs Ready for Recording

I spent last week performing at Insomnia Coffee in Hillsboro to get the new songs ready for recording. I played solo every day during the lunch hour and it really helped to learn how to sing them, what keys to put them in and hone in on rewrites etc. It’s amazing to me how much more you learn about a new song when you perform them for an audience- there’s something about the communication process that seems to completes the writing cycle. Here’s a video of the new song “Sneaking Suspicion” taken by Erin the owner of Insomnia.

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The Andy Harrison Band Beginning the Arranging Process for the Upcoming Record

I’ve been writing a lot for the next record and there are about 10 songs so far that I’m feeling are “for sure” songs. For the past 16 years since I’ve been putting out records, I’ve always done all the arranging and performing of most or all of the instruments. This time I’m excited to work with the band on this part of the process.

I brought this one – “Bullet Proof” -to the full band this past Wednesday to see what we would come up with for arrangement ideas and I think it’s going to be really fun! This is us playing through the song for the 2nd time, but I think the basic ideas are pretty cool so far-check it out!

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Andy Harrison Band Live at Hillsboro Library Concert Series This Friday

Come join The Andy Harrison Band for a very special concert at the Hillsboro Main Library:

Hillsboro Main Library
2850 NE Brookwood Parkway,
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Admission is free and the show is from 7-8PM. We will be doing a special set of our slower tempo originals (it is the library!). We’d love to see you there!

-Andy

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The Andy Harrison Band in North Plains OR this Friday 9PM

Hey Everyone come join us (The Andy Harrison Band) at the Rogue Pub this Friday.

10/30/2009 9:00 PM at The Rogue Brew Pub & Eatery
31500 NW Commercial Street, North Plains, Oregon 97113
Cost: No Cover

We’ll be playing all your favorite Andy Harrison Band originals and covers. Come Join us for a night of great music, food and drink. You never know what surprises we’ll have in store. See you there!

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Andy Harrison Band Live at Pyzano’s in Aloha OR this Friday 9/25 pm

The Andy Harrison Band is performing at:

Pyzano’s
20255 SW TV Hwy, Aloha, Oregon 97006
9/25/2009 9:00 PM

Cost: Free

This is a club show featuring our originals, covers and who knows what else might happen? Come join us!

Also if you want to catch me (Andy) solo, I’ll be playing at the Orenco Station Market on Sunday from 11AM to 1PM.

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John Overdurf and Andy Harrison at NLP Trainers Training Scottsdale AZ 2009

Here’s a video of my great friend John Overdurf and I performing at the Nero Energetics NLP Trainers Training this July. John is one of the world’s best NLP Master Trainers, author and inventor of many new life enhancement technologies, a good songwriter and musician and an all around incredible person. Enjoy!video_title

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The Unlistenables KUFO Summer of Rock Theme Song Entry

The local heavy metal/hard rock radio station KUFO here in Portland is having a contest this month for bands to create a theme song for their summer concert series “Summer of Rock”.

If you’d like to enter go to: www.kufo.com for more info.

The Unlistenables decided to enter and this is what we came up with – inspired by Andre’s parrot, complete with impromptu video (that didn’t really line up with the track). Enjoy!

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The Unlistenables Brainstorming Lyrics for “Cat Fight” June 2009

In this video, the Unlistenables, Chris Sharron, Andre Jehan and Andy Harrison, are brainstorming lyrics for the new song “Cat Fight”. At this point the basic music tracks have been recorded, a basic melody is in place and the band is writing lyrics. It doesn’t always happen in this order but that’s the way “Cat Fight” is going.

 

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About

Andy Harrison is a nationally charted recording artist, singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist and music producer. His musical projects have ranged from Indie Pop to Trance Music for Hypnosis to Punk to Hard Rock to Country and more.

   

Andy Harrison

HARRISONAs a solo recording artist, Andy has released several CDs and has received airplay across the US and in Europe. Andy writes, arranges, performs and produces all of the tracks on his records and performs most of the instruments.  Andy performs solo or with his band, The Andy Harrison Band, and has been called a stellar performer and a superior entertainer. Visit www.MySpace.com/AndyHarrisonMusic to learn more.

   

DeepTrance Music

deeptranceDeepTranceMusic.com features music written for hypnosis, meditation and trace induction. Andy has written music for hypnotherapists, NLP trainers and motivational speaker’s world wide. Visit www.DeepTranceMusic.com to learn more.

   
   

The Unlistenables

UnlistenablesThe Unlistenables is a punk band that formed after guitarist Chris Sharron and bassist Andre Jehan hired Andy to teach them how to play their instruments and play in a band. Andy began playing drums, the three began writing songs and recording and the Unistenables were born. Visit www.MySpace.com/Unlistenables to learn more.

   
   

Jeeter Jack Jimmy

jeeter-jack-jimmyJeeter Jack Jimmy is a distant cousin of Andy and likes to write country songs about…well you’ll just have to listen and find out.

   
   

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