Like a River: The Songs of Jim Harris

2017

Available  on Bandcamp, Apple MusicAmazon 

Featuring the Texas country-folk compositions of longtime collaborator Jim Harris w/ pedal steel, Hammond B3 organ, bouzouki, cello, violin, piano, guitar, mandolin, drums, upright bass, and plenty of vocal harmonies.  Performances by co-producer Donald Regnier, Ryan Hagler, Daniel Dufour, Fidel Minda, Brian Oberlin, Chris Kee, Louis "King Louie" Pain, Steve Kerin, Marty Muse, Marc Utter, Matt Giles, Elizabeth Suggs, Daniel Pacheco, and Michael Fox, Shay shines as a vocalist and interpreter, also playing cello on a few cuts in addition to guitar.  More info here.

Decadence - Ten Years of Music 2012-2002

2014 - A compilation

Featuring Shay's favorite tracks from all previous CDs. The best way to get your hands on one is to come to a show or request a copy through the contact page on this website.  A physical copy will be sent to you for $15, shipping included.  We'll contact you to follow up with the details from there.  Many of these tracks are featured in the streaming Audio Player (below) and on the Audio page of this site (free downloads there).

The Just Desserts - "La Valentina"

2010

With full band:  Ecuadorian, "Americana", Balkan, experimental, some vocal, some instrumental. Co-produced with Rob Halverson, recorded in Quito, Ecuador and Austin, Texas.  Guest appearances from: Antonio Cilio, Andy Sebastia, Juan Carlos Velasco, Cayo Iturralde, Felix Castañeda, Milton Castañeda, Paul Klemperer, Mark Rubin, Doug Marcis, Lillis Urban, Lauren Dickson, Marcus Graf, Jonathan Hoyle, Will Taylor, and Rob Halverson.

Apple Music USA: "La Valentina"

Apple Music ECUADOR: "La Valentina"

The Just Desserts - "Meet Me at the Playground"

2006

A seven-song duo EP/demo. Swing, tango, Dawg, and Italian music.  A few vocal numbers, the rest instrumental.

Apple Music USA: "Meet Me at the Playground"

Apple Music ECUADOR: "Meet Me at the Playground"

Michael Shay - "Lines of Darkness, Lines of Light"

2004

 Original songs by Michael Shay (one by Jim Harris), fully produced, 99% acoustic, lush folk singer/songwriter.

Guest appearances by Anais Mitchell, Geoff Union, Raphael Bas, Eleanor Whitmore, Bryn Davies, Billy Bright, Aaron Lack, Libby Kirkpatrick, Alex Coke.

"The best album anyone has given me this year" - Eliza Gilkyson 

Apple Music USA: "Lines of Darkness, Lines of Light"

Apple Music ECUADOR: "Lines of Darkness, Lines of Light"

Alive and Well - "Life is Short"

2002

With Geoff Union on guitar, an acoustic duo CD of "Americana" tunes.  Folk, country, bluegrass.  Michael sings his songs on guitar, and accompanies Geoff's songs on the cello.  Vocal harmonies galore.

Apple Music "Life is Short"