Blair Harvey

Blair Harvey

BandRockFolk

When you listen to GutterBeGutted you can sense that Blair Harvey has a connection to the downtrodden and forgotten that permeate the dark side of life on the street. The album is a no holds barred 15-song gritty, honest, blues rockfest that takes the listener into Blair's world.

Biography


About Blair Harvey

With his debut album "Burning Down Religion" Blair Harvey took his self-proclaimed evil gospel across Canada stopping off to showcase his music at such celebrated events as “StanFest” in Nova Scotia, “The World Folk Alliance” in Montreal and “The Southern Shore Shamrock Festival” in his hometown of Ferryland, NL.

In 2005 the Newfoundland based singer-songwriter was nominated for two Music Industry Association awards - Country Artist of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. Later that year Harvey showcased at the highly acclaimed “Imagine Festival” in Ireland to rave reviews.

2006 saw Blair tour Western Canada with former “I Mother Earth” front man Brian Byrne in support of his debut solo effort. That was followed by a return to Ireland to showcase at “The Working Class Hero Festival” where once again he was a huge hit. Later that year his second CD entitled “GutterBeGutted” was released on December 21st. The CD was produced by Mark Bragg, features 15 original Blair Harvey tunes and was launched in Halifax at The Seahorse Tavern on February 15 to coincide with The East Coast Music Awards. During ECMA Harvey was invited to showcase on “The Mainstage” presented by Warner Music Canada and CBC Galaxie and the first single from the new album, “Nancy Lost Her Baby” was featured as the first track on the ECMA Sneak Peak Rising Star compilation CD. Also the track “Sweet Sins” was featured on the ECMA Rock compilation CD.

Following ECMA Blair travelled to Memphis, Tennessee to showcase on the prestigious Performance Alley stage at the North American Folk Alliance. Once again a track from his latest CD was featured on that conferences compilation recording. From Memphis, Blair travelled to Toronto to participate and showcase at Canadian Music Week. While at CMW he played several shows including an industry showcase at The Gibson Lounge.

The second track on the album, "I'll Drink To That" recently reached #2 on the East Coast Countdown where it stayed for two weeks and in the top ten for seven weeks. Future plans for Blair Harvey include shows in England in late fall followed by a Western Canada tour and selected dates in The Untied States.

Check out Blair Harvey at www.myspace.com/blairharvey

Bookings or press contact:

Tony Murray
(709) 726-0057
(709) 697-1662
tmurray@nl.rogers.com

Lyrics

I'll Drink To That (Lyrics)

Written By: Blair Harvey

Car’s all rusty out in the yard ain’t got no place to go
Whole damn world it falls apart not much of nothing to know
I can’t recall my piece of mind but I got a pack of smokes
Take a walk to nowhere cause nowhere always knows

I’ll drink to that
To your forgotten face
I’ll drink to that
To what goes away
I’ll drink to that
Empty space
Nothing in between
That doesn’t have a place

I’m never gone and I’m never home and it’s always on my mind
The only thing that I can’t hold is the silence I can’t find
You try to trade time for the bottle just to make it disappear
Sometimes I can’t feel you just like you were never there

I’ll drink to that
To your forgotten face
I’ll drink to that
To what goes away
I’ll drink to that
Empty space
Nothing in between
That doesn’t have a place

Words all rub against my head pushing along the years
All our love that is to say is trapped inside my fears

Take a walk on the lonesome street with echo of my feet
All these songs are making me go blind and all there is to see

I’ll drink to that
To your forgotten face
I’ll drink to that
To what goes away
I’ll drink to that
Empty space
Nothing in between
That doesn’t have a place

River Blues (Lyrics)

Written By: Blair Harvey

I take my blues to the river
Ain’t gonna let them fall over me
Well I take my blues to the river
And I watch em float to the sea

I was born on a cold black mornin
I will die in an old brown shoe
I’ll rise on a summer evening
With no way to sing them blues

Well I will ride my black train on
With no way home to you
I will ride my black train on
With no way to sing them blues

Well I saw the slums by the river
And white houses standin high
Saw the poor man bendin' over
While the rich man drove on by

I take my blues to the river
Ain’t gonna let them fall over me
Well I take my blues to the river
And I watch em float to the sea

Well I will ride my black train on
With no way home to you
I will ride my black train on
With no way to sing them blues

I take my blues to the river
Ain’t gonna let them fall over me
Well I take my blues to the river
And I watch em float to the sea

Well I took a walk to the river
Went to watch it flow
Went until I couldn’t get any lower
Saw the fishes swimmin' in a row

Nancy Lost Her Baby (Lyrics)

Written By: Blair Harvey

Nancy lost her baby
Too much time on the scene
She could've got away with it
A little bit more discreet

See her every now and then
Cartin' bottles to the store
Fucked up on some prescription
Only the welfare can afford

And it's down the alley
Another dead end street
But the gutter glistens
For the time being at least

I walked away from it
Felt I was better off
Now it's just another mess
I just can't pull off

And I wait and I wait
But that’s not really true
Cause waitins just like runnin
Ain’t nothin' to run too

And it's down the alley
Another dead end street
Just across the harbour
They're tryin' to make ends meet
They're tryin' to make ends meet

See what the paper doesn’t read
I know everybody see's
It's just so hard to believe
When you don't know what’s revealed

I see Nancy every now and then
And I pretend to pretend
She's hopeless gone and dead
It's always left unsaid

And it's down the alley
Another dead end face
Another Nancy
Another baby thrown away
Another baby thrown away

Discography

Burnin Down Religion - 2004
GutterBeGutted - 2006
"I'll Drink To That" went to #2 on the East Coast Countdown.

Set List

Sets are one hour in length with 90% original music and 10% covers. Artists covered include Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Hank Williams.