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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLIND UNCLE HARRY BANDCAMP DIARIES 

quite innovative, especially when it comes to creating upbeat melodic textures, at times reminiscent of indie-folk acts such as Bright Eyes or The Tallest Man on Earth. 

May 2020 Blind Uncle Harry is back on the scene with a distinctive studio album titled “The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry.” The release blurs the lines between blues, Americana, gospel, and folk, going for a diverse approach. This has traditional elements in it, but it also quite innovative, especially when it comes to creating…

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLIND UNCLE HARRY Woke Chimp 

Featuring strong bluegrass instrumentation coupled with vocal hooks and harmonies that will embed themselves within your subconscious for hours after a listen, this album does not disappoint. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST 

Chris ‘Harry’ Doran, the Bloomington Indiana born country singer-songwriter received his stage name Blind Uncle Harry aptly from his great Uncle Harry who was unsurprisingly, actually blind. He began his music career as a fiddle player; a practice that led to his appreciation for the “power of one…

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLIND UNCLE HARRY Dancing About Architecture 

"If I have learnt anything about the meaning of life, and I certainly haven’t, then I think that the point of us being here is so that we can unify all the broken and conflicting bits of the universe through song, to attract the opposites, to drum up the primal musical forces and make them dance together in one healing ritual. If this is the case, and again, it’s a very long shot, then The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry might just be a sort of cosmic hymn sheet."   "Or it might just be the strangestRead more

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLIND UNCLE HARRY Music Street Journal 

  • "This is like bluegrass music that seems meant to make fun of bluegrass music"

Review by Gary Hill 

This is a very strange set. Look at the cover to the disc, and scan the titles to the songs. Both of those things really fit this disc. The music here is essentially bluegrass, but it's very tongue-in-cheek and it presents a dichotomy. First, the musicianship is actually strong, but the music (and particularly the vocals) at times have a loose grasp of being on key with each other. Given the…

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLIND UNCLE HARRY Review by Skope Magazine 

The Gospel According To Blind Uncle Harry is "a focused, relentless attack on the status quo." This latest single [Song For Kori] comes off the back of his astonishing album ‘The Gospel according To Blind Uncle Harry’ from last year. One of my favourite soundtracks right now, this album consists of twelve tracks that ooze a sweet, soulful sound, all whilst making me ponder the nature of our constructed lives. Blind Uncle Harry had me singing along with glee whilst contemplating the structures that surroundRead more

Matt Jensen, Divide and Conquer Review of The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry 

There was so much I loved about this album 4.1/ 5: Top Album

"The cocktail of emotions for one were incredible. It’s an album that is tender, warm, earnest, heartfelt and so clever and funny. ...Take for instance “D Chord Hammer Ditty” which was just genius. On top of that the instrumentations and vocals are glorious.  ...There are so many other great songs that combine fantastic wordplay and creative music. ...As the album progresses the band just crushed." 

"I rarely find music that can feel this…

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Take Effect Reviews The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry (album)  

"the songwriter sure has a way with words on this clever, sometimes comical, and other times political record that all fans of Billy Bragg should familiarize themselves with." 8/10 The Gospel According To Blind Uncle Harry 

Self-Released, 2020 

8/10 

A Bloomington, Indiana native with a penchant for sing-alongs and political wordplay in his alt-country and protest folk songs, Blind Uncle Harry delivers a charming batch of playful storytelling that’s not short on harmonies and bluegrass nods, too. 

“Long…

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The GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLIND UNCLE HARRY Beach Sloth Review 

“The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry” proves to be a delightful trip

A warm communal spirit runs through Blind Uncle Harry’s strangely inspirational “The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry”. The ancient rhythms and sounds of the album feel so welcoming as if they had always existed. Group play simply stuns for they all listen to each other giving plenty of space for the sounds to spread. Careful melodies recall a little bit of the weird folk movement in how it celebrated the past by putting its own…

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Interview With VENTS Magazine 

INTERVIEW: Blind Uncle Harry 

RJ Frometa  May 26, 2020

Hi Harry, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? 

Great! Thanks for having me! 

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven”? Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song? 

I grew up in Ft Wayne Indiana, a very conservative place known as the city of churches. From about the age of five I couldn’t wait to get the hell out of there- it’s the “armpit of the christian right” in the song. In contrast…

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