Sound Citizen had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Keith Harris, drummer for the Black Eyed Peas, producer, and collaborator with the likes of John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson and of course, Fergie. We talked about the anticipated release of a new BEP album and upcoming tour and his hometown of Chicago – how it influenced his music and helped shaped his life, both musically and personally. “The whole soul and funk, gospel, blues … man, that’s why us Chicago musicians have something special – it’s built in us to have a lot of soul,” says Harris.
What I found is that Harris is not only an accomplished musician, but one cool cat. He’s never forgotten his roots and talks like you’re having a conversation in your living room. Read the interview at TheLocalTourist.com, and in the meantime, check out a little sampling of his talent below.