BIG news has emerged from Jo Harman who announced a VERY exciting, 10-year anniversary edition of her first-ever release ‘Live at The Hideaway’ – which set her on the road to blues stardom all those years ago. It’s a release that ‘American Blues Scene reported to be ‘one of the most exciting live albums in the history of British blues-rock’.
You can catch Jo Harman and her band at this year’s Hard Rock Hell ABC, VII in November 2021 at our Great Yarmouth Camp HRH.
The lead single from this album ‘Through the Night’ comes out on 25th June with the official release of the album arriving soon after on 1st August 2021. This album will be available as a 2-CD disc (including a disc of never before released tracks), and for all the vinyl fanatics out there, Harman has revealed that the original recording will be available for the first time ever on vinyl LP.
The backstory to Live At Hideaway is one of a happy accident. Unlike most artists who have to work the ‘toilet tours’ and pubs before establishing themselves on the circuit, Jo had the good fortune to play the first-ever gig under her own name at London’s prestigious 606 Club. The owner of that venue happened to recommend Jo to the owner of the newly opened Hideaway Jazz Club in Streatham. Consequently, Jo found herself fast-tracked onto the London scene and being offered regular shows at one of London’s more prestigious venues. Despite the fact that Jo Harman and Company had, by that time, only played a handful of shows in total, with an interchangeable line-up and without any attempt at the concept of rehearsal, a record was released. Jo remembers it, “as a showcase to get us more gigs and to have something to sell at the merch stand.”
Coinciding with the album release, the collective of musicians known as The Company has now reformed to be the BiGiAM Agency live band. As such, they will be supporting other great singers in the BiGiAM family – as well as some great US touring artists such as Grammy-winner Mike Farris!