Press & Reviews

Here are a few things that have been said about Hank's work:

Hank Harris’ FANTASYLAND. Electronic pop with slightly dusky vocals. Harris likes to shift gears as often as possible, but his voice provides all the continuity that’s necessary. Something of a throwback to when people actually gave a shit about songwriting, and that’s a good thing. - AIDING & ABETTING #232 REVIEWS -

WORLD BEAT COWBOY confirms what many South Dakotans have known for years. Harris is a songwriter’s songwriter, a deft tunesmith able to convey complex emotions in a straightforward compelling manner. – BOB KEYES ~ SIOUX FALLS ARGUS LEADER -

“A dazzling craftsman with a wry, pleasantly humorous take on the world. His songwriting hooks never come up empty.”  - FRED KRAUS ~ MINOR 7TH .COM

“When Hank Harris visited a Native American prayer site near his home in South Dakota, he witnessed a tiny teddy bear hanging off a prayer tree and snapped a photo for his CD cover. This is just one of the disparate reference points that illuminate the shimmering landscape of his newest release, FANTASYLAND. Check out Harris’ deep and soulful vibe.”  - MUSIC CONNECTION vol. XXVI, no. 16 08/18/03

“If there’s a fan club for Black Hills guitarist Hank Harris, I’d like to join. In fact, if the World Beat Cowboy and his entourage need a groupie, all I want is a free CD and an “I’m with the band” T-shirt…and I’m there!”  - SUSIE HANSON ~ARTS ADVOCATE for SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC RADIO

HERE, is an album that will never sound dated or fail to inspire. A true gem.”  -TOM SEMIOLI~ AMG,EXPERT REVIEW 

“Harris has a flair for observant and humorous lyrics that touch on contemporary topics.”  - LYNN BRONSTEIN ~ ALL MUSIC GUIDE  

“Harris is adept at putting together catchy melodies. From the tenderness of “I Used To Know” to the bouncy distortion of “Everafter”, the melodies become the glue that binds the music of  WORLD BEAT COWBOY.”  - ERIC LOCHRIDGE ~ RAPID CITY JOURNAL