5 Questions: Musician Jason Hawk Harris

Jason Hawk Harris Promo Photo 2018 by Daley Hake

Jason Hawk Harris is a singer-songwriter living in Los Angeles. His Bloodshot Record bio portrays an artist who has worked though adversity to earn recognition as an artist worth watching.

“Jason Hawk Harris hit rock bottom during the writing and recording of his debut full-length Love & the Dark. In the last few years, the Houston-born-and-raised, Los Angeles-based musician endured life-altering hardships—illness, death, familial strife, and addiction—yet from these trials, a luxuriant and confident vision of art country emerged.

With an unlikely background, Harris is a singer/guitarist/songwriter who walks his own line, one that touches on Lyle Lovett’s lyrical frankness, John Moreland’s punk cerebralism, and Judee Sill’s mysticism and orchestral sensibility. There’s even the literary and sonic audacity of an early Steve Earle, an outlaw unafraid to embrace harmony.”

You can keep up with him on his Bloodshot artist page.

Jason Hawk Harris Black and White Live Photo by Anthony Nguyen

1. What’s been keeping you up at night?

Dreams about my mom. Good ones and bad ones.

2. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or heard lately?

I like Sturgill’s new record and film way more than I thought I would. I’d love to do something like that one day. I’m a big fan of ambitious creative projects. I like what happens when you combine audacity and artistic integrity with a big label budget.

3. What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?

I’m currently getting all the songs for my second record ready to record. I’ve got this one I’ve obsessed over for a year now, and I finally made a breakthrough on it yesterday.

Jason Hawk Harris Live Photo by Anthony Nguyen

4. If you could add anyone, alive or dead to your team, who would it be?

I want Guy Fieri for my hype guy/personal chef but he is massively overqualified for both positions so some dreams you just have to let die.

Love & The Dark, the latest release from Jason Hawk Harris

5. When the movie of your life is made, what will it be called?

“Take This Job and Love It: Adventures in Middle-Class Music Making,” the genre should be magic realism and it should include at least two fight scenes with mythical creatures.