ReviewShine Wednesday/A Little Knox Music: Mic Harrison & The High Score

Every Wednesday, I feature a brief review of at least one album that has been submitted to me through the ReviewShine website. I have cleverly titled this recurring segment “ReviewShine Wednesday.”

I already had a copy of Mic Harrison and the High Score’s Great Commotion before it showed up in my ReviewShine inbox a couple of weeks ago. Mic is a local artist, and local albums seem to have a way of finding me. In the interest of trying to get things back to a normal schedule at the site, however, I thought it best to use this album as a return to my weekly ReviewShine feature.

Harrison is a bit of a local legend stemming from his days with Knoxville’s roots-rock heroes The V-Roys in the late 1990’s. Harrison co-fronted that band with this blog’s patron saint Scott Miller, and (like Miller) has carved out a nice solo career for himself in the decade since the V-Roys’ split. For his last few albums, Harrison has paired with another local band, The High Score, to flesh out his sound and provide the same kind of power he had behind him in the V-Roys.
Harrison’s latest collaboration with The High Score brings that power to the fore with the aptly titled Great Commotion, an album full of brash, roots rock anthems full of pop hooks that need to be played at a high volume. The band wrote and produced the record themselves and then had the whole thing mastered by studio veteran Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (Bottle Rockets, Chip Robinson, Kasey Anderson). I’m sharing a track called “Early Grove” which is actually one of the more subdued tunes on the album. It’s based around a simple acoustic groove, but has plenty of electric tension pushing through to the surface.
Mic Harrison & The High Score: Early Grove (Buy Album)

4 Responses to “ReviewShine Wednesday/A Little Knox Music: Mic Harrison & The High Score”

  1. “I'm gonna leave this town, in a cloud of dust, with a fifty cent lighter, and a whiskey buzz”

    Mic Harrison wrote that line

  2. Anonymous Says:

    no kidding? cool.
    miller phrases it like he did.

  3. Yeah,

    I've talked about that several times on the air at WDVX, but I don't think I've ever mentioned it here.

    I had Scott on the air a couple of years ago to talk about a show he had coming up. I thanked him for letting me use the lyric as the title for the blog. His response?

    “That's allright… Mic wrote that line anyway.”

    Credit where it is due…

  4. That Jellico tune is pretty catchy. Caught myself singing it yesterday and the song wasn't even on.

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