A songwriter of great depth and passion, Reggie Harris writes from a personal sense of mission that merges a world wise point of view with a singularly hopeful stance that life, though often challenging, is filled with possibility and hope. His songs reveal thoughts about life and love and some of the deep aspects of the human experience and cover topics from his own personal journey to world issues and history.

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Folk Concerts

Steeped in the tradition of African American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock and the music of civil and human rights, Reggie is recognized as one of the foremost presenters of songs, who, in the spirit of his mentors Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte and Bernice Johnson Reagon, gets people smiling and singing.

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Education

Reggie offers numerous options for Arts in Education assemblies and teacher inservice sessions, tailored to all levels of the K-12, and College, educational ladder. Customized residencies, lasting from one day to one week, with resulting songwriting or hands-on student experience, are offered in schools and for festivals, are another frequent offering.

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Storyteller

A truly gifted and inspiring storyteller, Reggie’s storytelling ranges from the historical, cultural base of the Underground Railroad and the Modern Civil Rights Movement to stories that frame the rich context of our American past and present. He is also a master of sharing inspiring personal tales of lessons learned in the twists and turns along life’s moments of discovery.

“Reggie Harris is part of the solution. His marvelous music, his hard-earned wisdom, and his loving presence lift up any room he enters. Reggie reaches across all boundaries and makes strangers into friends. Give yourself and your community the gift of a transformative visit with Reggie Harris.”


—Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
Teacher, Leader, Musician, Lev Shalem Institute, Woodstock, NY

A committed educator, Reggie is an engaging lecturer with a remarkable gift for creating good “session energy” with diverse groups, with a particular skill for leading effective and inspirational educational exchanges. Reggie has also led songwriting workshops at music camps including Summersongs, Boston’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), Peoples Music Network, and The Swannanoa Gathering.

Reggie's performances showcase a fluid vocalist, arranger, guitarist whose open
spirit and wide angle smile, creates an atmosphere that rewards the ears, opens the heart and consistently earns trust and joyful admiration from audiences of all ages and backgrounds.