Since we last visited at length with Jaimee Harris, our June 2018 Austin360 Artist of the Month, a lot has happened to the native Texan singer-songwriter. Her debut album "Red Rescue," released in September, turned up on several year-end lists. In December, she was among 10 recipients of a $20,000 major grant from local music patron group Black Fret. And in February, she was in Los Angeles to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony for the first time.
That last occasion wasn't for her own record, but in support of her partner, Mary Gauthier, whose 2018 release "Rifles & Rosary Beads" was up for a Best Folk Album award. Harris will be back in Austin with Gauthier May 31 and June 1 at Cactus Cafe, but while she's the opening act on that bill, Harris is plenty capable of selling the room out on her own: When she headlined there in February, the UT campus venue took the rare step of clearing the tables to accommodate more attendees.
Harris also will be in the area next week for her first-ever appearance at the Old Settler's Music Festival, playing a 5:35 p.m. set at the Campground Stage on April 11, the fest's opening day. In the meantime, she's celebrating her birthday today, April 2, by releasing an illustrated video for "Depressive State," one of the standout tracks from "Red Rescue." We're premiering it today on austin360: