My 2nd performance at this year's Secret Stages Music Discovery Festival was Durham, NC's Brett Harris. When I evaluated acts I wanted to see this year, Brett was on the list, but sometimes at festivals schedules get overbooked and tough choices have to be made. A few were made this year, a few notable acts I wanted to see where passed on -- Snacks and Sun Seeker come immediately to mind. The track Brett submitted to Secret Stages, 'Out of the Blue' was enough to grab my attention, and after listening to a few tracks from his latest LP, most importantly 'End of the Rope', I had to see him perform. And as a bonus, it was on the main stage, and a photographer's dream because of the great lighting.
While his Soundcloud tracks are flecked with pop, rock, folk, and a bit of country, his live show was definitely rock and roll. I walked away a fan after the band's earnest and energetic live act. When I catch my breath, I'll circle back for a longer listen. Until then, find the two tracks I mentioned above, and my photos from Brett and band's performance.