Elegant Soul (Paperback)

The Life and Music of Gene Harris

By Janie Harris, Bob Evancho

Caxton Press, 9780870044458, 277pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005

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Gene Harris, the "Blues Man From Boise," as the "Wall Street Journal" once called him, died at the start of a new millennium, but he left a legacy of music that will outlive us all. He played on more than 80 recordings and shared the stage or recording studio with many legends and luminaries. Gene's wife, Janie, and veteran writer Bob Evancho detail the career of this gifted entertainer.

About the Author

Janie Harris was born in Boise, Idaho in 1946 and attended University of Idaho. She worked in education for 11 years and met and eventually married Gene Harris after he moved to Boise in 1977. She has a grown son and two grandsons. Janie passed away in 2011. Bob Evancho also co-wrote the book POKEY: The Good Fight, the autobiography of the late Pokey Allen.