Los Angeles-based Americountry troubadour Jason Hawk Harris unleashed a new live session performance video for his barn-burning track “I’m Afraid” exclusively on The Boot. The song, featured on his debut solo EP “Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips”, was inspired by a friend’s childhood story: His devout Catholic mother had placed a photo of Jesus Christ, bloody from his crucifixion, over his bed. As a young child, the friend confessed, that scared him more than the potential of a monster under the bed.
Harris, who enjoyed indelible success as a founding member and lead guitarist of indie folk outfit The Show Ponies, stepped into the spotlight with the release of “Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips” last November. The EP houses five new tunes written by Harris and produced by Andy Freeman (Eisley, Manchester Orchestra), “Formaldehyde,
It’s a small collection of songs exploring the grieving process as experienced by someone who is otherwise very happy,” says Harris. ”Love and death are good buddies, I think.”
Harris is gearing up to release his debut full-length, and this summer, he will join critically-acclaimed alt-country outfit Sarah Shook & The Disarmers for a string of West Coast tour dates.