I saw Jaimee Harris opening the show for her partner Mary Gauthier back in November last year in Manchester. That night I was struck by the emotive power of her detailed lyrics and her professionalism as technical issues disrupted her guitar playing. I instantly connected with her music and with a new album on the way in February I had to find out more about the Texas songstress.
Firstly, how was your trip to the UK?
I really enjoyed it. It’s interesting, because since COVID, we’ve slowed down a little bit. So it’s only been recently that we’ve returned to the 2019 pace of town after town. I forgot a little bit how that can be intense. I grew up in a really small relatively boring place. So I love being in a different towns every day. I love seeing the world I love talking to different people experiencing different cultures. So I’m still in the wide eyed road pup, loving every moment, segment of my life.
You had a busy night because you also played for Mary too, can you tell me what it’s like for you being able to share a stage with her?
It’s fantastic. First of all, it’s, if you had told me six years ago that I would be in a relationship with a musician, I would say you’re out of your mind, if you told me that I was going to be with a songwriter, I would have said you’re absolutely insane. That’s too much ego for one relationship. But it turns out, it’s like the best thing for both of us because we’re able to share this crazy life together. It’s the most magical thing in the world to be able to share that, not just because she’s my partner, but I really feel most fulfilled if I’m both in a side person supportive position and if I’m in a lead position.
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Zoe Hodges, Editor