from Victoria BC
raised in alberta, jack harlan's teenage journal-keeping eventually led to guitar-driver songwriting that reflects his own personality in its study of others. weaned on Leonard cohen, johnny cash and howlin' wolf, harlan would sooner sit on the blues bus than take a seat on the folk train.
"i think i'm a blues singer," he muses, "because it's not so much about whether it follows the bars or there's a guy playing harmonica. It's about stripping things down. blues to me is about taking the flesh off and walking around with the bones underneath, in the delivery of the musc live."