The most glorious thing about being a music-crazed college student is the moment when you discover that that quiet kid in your Play Analysis class is in a band. Meet Harris Face and the Restoration. They are a steel guitar-driven, harmonica-sprinkled folk rock band from Washington, D.C. Their debut 6-track EP, Hopeful Paranoia will be released this summer. Formed in 2012 around the writing of singer-songwriter Harris Face, they have featured in local venues Rock & Roll Hotel, Iota, and Wonderland Ballroom, and in New York at Sidewalk Cafe. As a solo artist, Harris has frequently toured the Northeast and Midwest, played the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, and opened for the Vespers and Brothers Lazaroff.
Although Hopeful Paranoia won’t be released until the summer, WRGW has “The Squall,” the first single, available for your listening pleasure.