Angela Harris – “Should Have Known” speaks to heartbreak by dastardly lovers

“Should Have Known” is the perfect title to a song that speaks to a lover taking advantage of their partners trust.  “Should Have Known” features all the typical elements of a good country song from authentic sounding drums to a well placed lap steel guitar and a tremolo bright electric that cuts through in all the right places.  Angela Harris has been a tried and tested musician, her publicist sent me her biography which I’ve attached below.  The video itself is a moody black and white production that takes place in a rural area in the middle of a storm with the occasional crack of thunder interrupting the song.  “Should Have Known” is a modern classic country song for those who are sick of hearing disingenuous commercial country featured on the radio.

“Born in to a musical family, Harris was raised with a down-home sensibility in the rural Chilcotin region of British Columbia by her bootstrapping parents. She began singing harmonies for her mother at the age of nine and was playing guitar and writing songs four years later. Upon graduation from high school she was fronting her first band and playing regularly.

In 1992, Harris committed to pursuing a music career and headed to Nashville, TN to begin honing her songwriting craft. She traveled there regularly throughout the ‘90s and in 1999 she began recording her debut album with Vancouver producer John MacArthur Ellis. The record was released in 2000 and, by that summer, Harris packed up and moved from her hometown to Vancouver, BC with her three daughters to start a new life.

Over the past 15 years, Harris co-produced and released two more full-length albums (Roots and Is Your Life as It Should Be) and two singles (“Family Matters” and “Lets Go For a Ride”) garnering her national reviews and several accolades including a WCMA Outstanding Roots Album nomination and a BCCMA Roots/Canadiana award.

She has toured in Canada, the US and the UK and played at major festivals and venues such as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Hugh’s Room, and Dingwalls in London, England where she opened for GRAMMY Award winning songwriter Jackie DeShannon. Harris has shared the stage with several noteworthy artists such as Eliza Gilkyson, David Francey, Gary Fjellgard, Ruthie Foster, Chad Brownlee, Leeroy Stagger, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dallas Smith, Ridley Bent and Neil Osborne.

Aside from her solo career, she has participated in various musical collaborations over the years including singing in the Canadian Bluegrass band the High Bar Gang from 2010-2015, which was nominated for a JUNO award and a CFMA Vocal Group of the Year award in 2014. Harris also had the great pleasure of touring as a cast member in the Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry (now called the Cariboo Express) for five seasons and appears on various recording projects such as Barney Bentall’s Flesh and Bone, Matt Masters’ All Western Winners and Chris Ronald’s Fragments.

When Harris is not on the road, in the studio, songwriting, or supporting her fellow artists through her business Fair Wend Entertainment Services, you can find her enjoying the west coast and north shore mountains where she loves to hike, kayak, ski, swim, do yoga, walk along the seawall and be with her family and friends.”

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