Dakota Midday: Hank Harris And Jeff Severson
Hank Harris and Jeff Severson join Dakota Midday for live music and musings on everything from the influence of nature to the nature of South Dakota music. They perform together Friday, June 24th at 7:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) a the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.
Singer/songwriter Hank Harris has broadened the definition of South Dakota music in a career that spans ten albums. He is currently working on three more. Coupled with a gift for storytelling, the Rapid City based musician weaves elements of folk, blues, country, reggae, jazz, gospel and world music into a convention breaking synthesis. Whether performing alone or with various duos, trios and the occasional nine piece horn band, Harris not only shows his breadth as a singer/songwriter, but also the diversity of his influences. Since his debut album thirty years ago, Harris has evolved into a unique and eclectic artist.
Jeff Severson is a finger-style guitarist from Madison, SD. Severson ?has recorded 11 albums of mostly original finger-style guitar compositions. In the 80's, Severson put together a band called 4 out of 5 Doctors who released two albums on CBS/Nemporer and toured with Hall and Oates, the Clash, the Cars and Cindy Lauper, among others. In 2009 he was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame and most recently, in 2015, he was inducted into the South Dakota Rock n Roll Hall of Fame with the Zero Ted band.