Musician, Songwriter, Poet & Painter
Kodac Harrison grew up in Jackson, Ga. and after earning a BS from Ga. Tech, and a MBA from Tulane, he committed himself to a life as an artist. He played his first professional gig at a place called “East of Eden” in Salinas, California. Since then, he has made 20 recordings of original music and spoken word, embarked on 8 tours of Europe, co-edited 5 anthologies of poetry, and sold his original paintings. Kodac held the visiting McEver Chair of Poetry at Ga. Tech in 2010 and again in 2016. In 2013, he released his first book, which is a retrospective of poems and lyrics entitled The Turtle and the Moon. In the winter of 2015, Senate Records released an audio version of his book. In the spring of 2019, Kodac released his 20th musical recording entitled, In Too Deep II. Kodac was chairman of Poetry Atlanta for a dozen years and started, as well as hosted, the award winning Java Monkey Speaks for 15 and 1/2 years.
Kodac Harrison – You know what I like about Kodac? The way he makes his songs as poetic as all get out, and yet it’s still like listening to him tell you some story on the streetcorner, completely plainspoken and natural. His songs are distinctly his own. And that voice is like no other.
Jeff Clark, Stomp and Stammer
Imagine a Southern Tom Waits or a rural Leonard Cohen. That’s as close as we can come to a nut-shell description of the music of Kodac Harrison, a genuinely gifted artist and one of the southeast’s musical treasures.
Creative Loafing, Savannah, Ga.
Musician and spoken-word artist Kodac Harrison is internationally known for his vibrant character studies and clever word play. His seventh CD, Portraits and Passages, captures his at his best, spinning tales of travel both real and imagined.
Lee Smith, Creative Loafing Atlanta
You gotta hand it to Harrison; his refusal to heed contemporary trends has lent him a certain authenticity that many lesser talents would kill for. Drawing from the miscreant singer-songwriter tradition of early Tom Waits and Warren Zevon, his cautionary urban tales ring true and rock hard.
Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Ga.
Kodac Harrison introduced himself and started to play. Wow! Bluesy and poetic, he puts on a show. He dances, he sings, and gets you lost in the rhythm of his music. Every once in a while, in the midst of your toe tapping, you might actually notice a lyric. Some of them just jump out at you and scream. You hear spoken word and bluesy rhythms, then all of a sudden…BAM! He rocks out and slaps you in the face.
Nykki Lawstuen, Creative Loafing Savannah, Ga.
Kodac Harrison’s Songtexte sind Literatur, sind Gedichte. (Kodac Harrison’s lyrics are literature, are poetry.)
Udo Hinz, Goettinger Tageblatt, Germany