February finds us continuing to write new songs while a few shows are popping up here and there. Check out the Shows page for all upcoming dates then round up your friends and make plans to come see us. We’ve still got copies of the “Anytime You’re Ready“ 7″ vinyl in the Mic Harrison General Store so click on over there and check ‘em out if you haven’t gotten one yet. Y’all stay warm!
We want to thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us at our 10 year anniversary show last month. A special shout-out to Con Hunley, Scott Miller, Roger Alan Wade and all the folks who travelled from out of state to be there. It was so humbling to have so many friends and family still come out and rock with us after all these years. You ALL are awesome!
We still have copies left of our first ever vinyl release, “Anytime You’re Ready.” Two new songs on 7″ vinyl – limited one time only pressing of just 300. For more details and purchasing links please visit the Music and Store pages.
Mic says the CDs in his office are multiplying like rabbits so we’ve marked several from his back catalog down to rock bottom prices – “Great Commotion,” “On The Right Side Of The Grass,” “The Faults” and “Don’t Bail.” For more details and purchasing links on these CDs, and all Mic Harrison merch, please visit the Music and Store pages.
Sometimes a decade passes before you even know it.
It’s been 10 years since Mic Harrison, former lead co-singer-songwriter of The V-roys, and the members of pop-punk favorites The High Score threw in their lot together and began playing bars, beautiful theaters and festivals from Bonnaroo to Mucklewain. During that time the group released four albums, drank an ocean of beer, made memories to last two or three lifetimes, and created suitcases full of songs that you really oughta hear if you haven’t. Americana music doesn’t get any better.
For the band’s 10th anniversary, the members decided not to take a look backwards with a compilation album, but a look forward with an old-fashioned double-sided single that is a pure celebration.
At the Knoxville, Tenn., music festival Waynestock, in 2013, Mic Harrison And The High Score combined talents with country legend Con Hunley for a historic performance that music hounds in the town are still wagging their tongues about. Hunley kicked off that set by telling the band “Anytime you’re ready Boys, let ‘er go.” Mic, a guy who can hear a song in your breakfast order, decided to take that line and make it into a classic country single about catching that woman when the fool who has her now gives her up.
When it came time to record “Anytime You’re Ready,” Con was more than happy to add some guest vocals and moral support. The result is a terrific collaboration that should make fans of Mic and the High Score, fans of Con Hunley, and just regular fans of great country music mighty happy.
It’s backed by the country rocker “Broken Hearted In A Single Wide,” a song inspired by a story Con told during the group’s first practice together. You’ll have to catch Mic or Con to get them to tell you the full story, but it might take some bribing.
If this single is a preview of the next decade, there’s a lot of good music and memories ahead.
— Wayne Bledsoe¸ Knoxville News Sentinel entertainment writer and host of WDVX-FM’s “All Over the Road”
Preorder the “Anytime You’re Ready” 7″ vinyl now by clicking the PayPal logo above! Records will ship the week of November 17th.
It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since we played our first show together under the Mic Harrison & the High Score name! We hope you’ll all come celebrate with us on November 21st at Scruffy City Hall on Knoxville’s Market Square. Our ole pal Roger Alan Wade will be opening the show.
This is our new video for “Things You Remember.” Thanks to Don Coffey, Jr. for all the hours and hard work putting it together for us. Thanks to the Harrison family, Annie Clark-Rankin and Hippie Jack for the footage. And thanks to No Depression for sharing it on their website. This song and video are dedicated to Freddie Harrison.
We’re excited to be playing The Broadberry in Richmond on Saturday the 11th as the (open to the public) post-reception party for our dear friends Zach Hess and Paige Stratton’s wedding. They’ve been fans of Mic’s music for many years but over time we’ve all developed a great friendship with one another. You couldn’t ask for better fans or friends, and we’re honored to be there when they officially become family. Raise your glasses, son!
Friday the 18th we’ll be teaming up with our ol’ pals Ned Van Go for a southern invasion on The Green Lantern in Lexington, Kentucky. Ned and the boys put out a great album last year called “Lost In The Trouble” – make sure to check out the two videos from it on YouTube… “Drunk Like Shane MacGowan” and “Where Ya Gone Virginia?” We always have a blast sharing the stage with Ned so if you’re in the area make sure not to miss this one.
Saturday the 19th we’ll be back in Nashville playing the Exit/In with special guests Connor Christian & Southern Gothic and Stone Senate. This will be our first time playing with either of these bands and we’re looking forward to meeting them. Make sure to visit the Shows page for all upcoming gig details.