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Harlis Sweetwater coming to Aztec


April 14, 2017

Crash Music will be hosting the Harlis Sweetwater Band, Saturday, April 29th. Combining delta blues and southern soul with rock and roll, Harlis Sweetwater is a real crowd pleaser. George Rowe of Crash Music is excited to be hosting them, "They're definitely bigger than other bands we get in here, people seem to love them."

Harlis Sweetwater Band, named after its founder, Harlis, was started in 2011. Coming off another band and wanting to get back to what he loved, Harlis started Harlis Sweetwater, singing delta blues and southern soul. "I was just coming down off this band and needed to get back to blues," he said. The band recorded their first album and started touring in 2012. Since the foundation of the band they have recorded two more albums and have toured as far north as Montana, east as Nashville, and south as New Orleans. Located out of California, the band does monthly tours. One of those monthly tours brought them to Aztec; Harlis Sweetwater was in Aztec in 2015 at the Animas Blues Fest.

The two newer albums have evolved a lot since the first album, such as the addition of trumpet, harmonica and other instruments. All of this combined to make their well known blues mixed rock & roll and gravelly, powerful vocals. The most current album, Holler, Stomp & Growl, was released April 1st. Aztec can look forward to hearing many of the songs from the new album. Harlis Sweetwater will be a four man band featuring, guitar/vocals, bass, drums and saxophone.

St. Claire's Winery and Bistro will be at the concert with beer, wine, and sandwiches. If you missed Harlis Sweetwater in 2015, you definitely won't want to miss them again. The concert will be Saturday, April 29th at Crash Music in Aztec. Tickets are on presale for $15, or $18 at the door.

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