Video: Austin360 Artist of the Month Jaimee Harris makes her Antone’s debut

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Culminating a busy week of hometown performances before she spends most of the summer on tour, Austin360 Artist of the Month Jaimee Harris brought her band to Antone’s on Thursday night for a showcase performance that included many songs on her upcoming album “Red Rescue” plus quite a few new songs she’s written in the interim.

READ MORE: Our Artist of the Month feature story on Jaimee Harris

Harris also worked in a couple of curveballs, notably a solo acoustic version of “Get Out” by Frightened Rabbit, the Scottish band whose leader, Scott Hutchison, was found dead last month. She also played a song by fellow Austin singer-songwriter Bonnie Whitmore, who initially planned to tour with Harris in July before an opportunity to tour with James McMurtry arose. Austin’s Christina Cavazos, a recent high school graduate who’s released three EPs in the past couple of years, is now on board for that tour.

Jaimee Harris is our Austin360 Artist of the Month for June 2018. NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Along with performances on Sun Radio’s “Texas Radio Live” at Guero’s on Wednesday and a Mood Media showcase at Opal Divine’s Austin Grill on Tuesday, Harris also stopped by our American-Statesman studio on Monday for a live session and interview. Here’s the title track to “Red Rescue” from that session:

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Harris has one more local appearance this week. She’ll joine the Laureattes, a band from Madison, Wis., participating in an exchange program between Austin and Madison artists, Friday at 6:45 p.m. at the Townsend.

RELATED: More from our Austin360 Artist of the Month series

Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Twitter: @Blackstock360

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