Gaslighting the Left

On election night 2016, I was at the Mod Club (RIP). When the results became clear, there was a real sense of tragedy in the room. But there was also a feeling of hope. We were united by the love…

Blossington Too

Today my new recording project Colchester Harbour releases its first album, a song-by-song remake of Blossington that turns my most subdued and acoustical album into a loud, garage-punk thing called Blossington Too. It comes out exclusively on Bandcamp

Derek Harrison and a Roof

This is two pictures I took of the same house, superimposed and mixed together. The house is gone now. I caught the process of the trees coming down.

I had a few idea for what to call the album but…

Four Walls

"Four Walls", the first song released from my new album And a Roof, is streaming now on all the things.

It was inspired by the neighbourhood in west Windsor just below the Ambassador Bridge, where almost a hundred homes…

The Weeds

Everybody's favourite part of making an album. The bulk of the recording is done and now I'm sifting through hundreds of audio files, comparing takes and resisting the urge to polish out too many of the imperfections and idiosyncrasies. 

Self-producing…

Breaking Ground on Album #3 

Hi folks,

This is me in the car, driving from Kingston to rehearse with the Toronto-based band I've put together for my third album. It feels weird and exciting to be starting pre-production on Album #3 already... Blossington still…

Tour Dates in November

November 6       Shabby Motley, Sault Ste. Marie 
November 7       The Study Coffeehouse,Thunder Bay 
November 8       From the Grind Up*, Fort Frances 
November 9       Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78*, Sioux Lookout 
November 10    The Lakeshore*, Keewatin 
November 14    Midtown Stage*…

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New Video / More Press for Blossington

Hi folks. A bunch more press about the new album came out while I was on tour. Here's a couple that I tracked down online. I'm still trying to collect audio recordings of some radio appearances and scans of article…

Spring Tour

Hi folks,

My first solo tour since 2014 is less than a month away! I'm hitting the road to (belatedly) support BLOSSINGTON, and also to try out some material that's probably going to end up on album #3. I…

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Press for Blossington

The first press clippings are coming in...

"Blossington is, not unexpectedly, an album about places—especially all the ones Harrison has left behind... It was a summer at the corner of Bloor and Ossington that shaped how Blossington came out…

Blossington Post-Mortem

This was the album I had to make. I don't mean to suggest that it had to get made, that it is somehow uniquely "important" or that I was compelled by some ephemeral muse to make it – none of…