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.
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.
A truly gifted and inspiring storyteller, Reggie’s performances range from the personal to the historical and cultural. Using his commitment to humanity based narratives, he moves easily from stories of the Underground Railroad and the Modern Civil Rights Movement to stories that frame the rich context of our past and present. He is also a master of sharing the touching personal moments that hold lessons along life’s journey of discovery.