Raise a Ruckus: Kristen Harris Project [kharris2016-06-02]




Woodshed Archive invites you to tune in on Thursday night, June 2nd, for what will be another stellar session: Raise a Ruckus, a project featuring 2013 SC fiddle champion Kristen Harris. She will be joined by some great Columbia talent: Kelley McLachlan Douglas, Sean Thomson, Ashley Carder, Evan Simmons, Ella Thomas, and Katie Miller. Kristen says: “Gonna be a good night of oldtime, country honky-tonk, and general good humor and fun!”


Kristen grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the San Francisco Bay area of California. She began playing the violin at the age of five through the Suzuki Method, developing a passion for music in her formative years. Throughout her years in school and college, she played violin in the orchestra as well as double bass in jazz band and jazz combos, while also pursuing other styles of music, including bluegrass, old time Appalachian, jazz, swing, and rock on various stringed instruments. She moved to Columbia six years ago to complete a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at USC, and since she has been here, she has stayed busy performing regularly with regional orchestras, the USC Symphony, and freelance gigs, as well as frequent shows and performances with rock, swing, and folk bands in the midlands. Here in Columbia, she has taught at the USC String Project and also at the Suzuki Strings at USC program for the past 6 years. In 2013, Kristen competed in and won the South Carolina State Fiddling Championship! Currently, Kristen is Orchestra Director at Kelly Mill Middle School in Blythewood, SC.


Kristen Harris – Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals

Kelley McLachlan Douglas – Guitar, Vocals

Sean Thomson – Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Vocals

Ashley Carder – Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals

Evan Simmons – Drums

Ella Thomas – Fiddle, Vocals

Katie Miller – Double Bass, Vocals





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