James Harman Death – Obituary – Cause of Death : James Harman has Died .
James Harman have passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on May 23. 2021.
Don’s Tunes 11h · Remembering the great bluesman James Harman (June 8, 1946 – May 20, 2021) “I consider myself a short story writer; they are just really short stories so they fit into music. They are rarely stories about me; they are mostly stories about the human condition, as I see it. Blues should not always be autobiographic; a good story is a good story,” he said. “I have lived a wild and crazy life, and I have been on the road literally all my life. I am from the rural south, but have lived in all the major urban centers and toured in 29 countries, so you know I’ve seen some absolutely insane things go down. I take a little about me, add a little I saw in somebody else … I’m making up characters as I look around every place I go. I think most blues artists are thinking, ‘How can I make this into a rock song and still call it blues?’ Real blues music is too complicated and simple at the same time for most audiences. However, I don’t know much and could be wrong. I’m just an old, analog, hillbilly blues singer… livin’ in a digital world.” -July 29, 2016 by Terry Mullins for Blues Blast Magazine 457457 33 Comments 122 Shares Like Comment Share
Thank you for posting this. it’s beautiful. I knew James Harmon for 52 years. I used to scour the junk stores and thrift stores with him looking for Old blues records. He taught me so much about music. He was my friend. I’m going to miss him to pieces .RIP our dear brother.
I feel the same! My favorite literary form is the short story…and I’ve always felt that in my improvising I’m telling short stories. And I too feel I’m just an old analog guy…living in a digital world…