MUSIC BY RUFUS HARRIS
Lord Willin' (the newest release)
Rufus Harris never ceases to amaze fans with his creativity and musical prowess. Just when you think you've heard everything this versatile artist has to offer, he introduces yet another innovative sound - this time around - venturing into the electronic music world. Leaning on his extensive expertise as a recording engineer, Rufus pulls out all the stops on this slick new tune - teaming up with artist - D-Strong. Lord Willin’ draws in listeners with driving intensity beckoning them to ponder this timeless message. Rufus’ entrancing rhythms and evocative vocals coupled with D-Strong's airy vocal loops bring new life to this familiar phrase inspired by the biblical verse in James 4:14-15. Purchase by going to: LORD WILLIN'
Basics is a collection of songs from two of Rufus' CDs: rufus harris (self-titled) and How Do You Read It? Originally, these songs featured the electric guitar as the principle instrument. These versions, however, are more acoustically-driven. He has also included four new songs: a cover of the beautiful song Tapestry by Glenn Kaiser (Rez Band); Blessed Abundantly (the 1st song he wrote as a believer); Rescue – inspired by Fanny Crosby (1864); and a brand new Happy Birthday to You song. Most of the songs he chose for basics have spiritual concepts that he considers to be the basics of Christian faith and deal with topics such as giving praise to God, the importance of diversity, Christian lifestyle, and sharing hope. He calls this CD "prison-inspired" and created this project because there were many places he was invited to perform his music but for security reasons could not take in his electric guitar – namely prison. So he performed the songs on acoustic guitar and wanted a project that represented this sound. We hope you enjoy it!
Purchase by going to: BASICS
Happy Birthday to You
Finger popping, hand clapping and fresh harmonies abound in this new birthday single from Rufus Harris' upcoming album "Basics". "Happy Birthday to You" is a musical blend of pop, rock and jazz with bluesy undertones that will keep you humming all day long. Watch the video here. It features adorable dogs wearing birthday hats. Join the movement! It's time to hang the old birthday song out to dry.
Happy Birthday to You words and music are by Rufus Harris and Denise Strong-Harris.
Copyright Red Letter Records 2011 BMI.
Purchase the full length version: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Pictures of Dogs by Dreamstime.com.
How Do You Read It?
Rufus presented his sophomore release in 2003 entitled How Do You Read It? HDYRI thrilled fans with a cradle of sound that revealed Rufus’ rock edge without neglecting his soulful style. Its catchy melodies, driving rhythms and candid lyrics created a visionary journey that captured an honest yet hopeful look at the state of the Western church.
Released in 2003.
To purchase: HOW DO YOU READ IT?
Rufus' self-titled release
Buy the project that started it all. Rufus' creative melodies and heartfelt words on his freshman self-titled release have won over the many music lovers. Songs like Who Is Like Him? and 2BePraised reveal the glory of God's creation while Captain, We Long to Glorify, 1INeed and U-R illustrate the relationship one can have with the Father. The album also addresses the resurrection of Jesus, true worship, and the Christian testimony.
Purchase by going to: RUFUS HARRIS