Five Firsts: Joel Harrison of the Joel Harrison/Anupam Shobhakar Quintet

Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

NAME: Joel Harrison

BAND AFFILIATION: Joel Harrison/Anupam Shobhakar Quintet

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASRubber Soul, the Beatles

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Supremes and “Little” Stevie Wonder

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a nylon string guitar, though there was a little piano before that

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … No recall of that. Maybe something like “Proud Mary” or Humble Pie’s “I Don’t Need No Doctor”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … With my next door neighbor, Bill Block, when we were in seventh grade

Guitarist Joel Harrison and sarod player Anupam Shobhakar lead their quintet through a set of original music that fuses together Indian music, jazz and country/blues at the 30th annual Jazz at the Lake festival in Lake George’s Shepard Park at 2:30pm on Saturday (September 14). Admission is free. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

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