Wigford Rememberies, published in the spring of 2016, won the 2017 ReLit Award for Best Novel. Kyp Harness is back with a sophomore effort—The Abandoned.
Among the strip malls, industrial parks and overpasses of Southwestern Ontario, the protagonist of The Abandoned is a young misfit with an overactive imagination and a heavy-drinking father, surrounded by bullies at school and wondering if he’ll ever be normal. He experiences first love with another high school student, Sherrie, and at the same time he meets his first friend, Russ. In pursuing Sherrie, Tim is drawn into a cult-like religious retreat, and his friendship with Russ takes a strange turn as the three teenagers confront their vanishing childhood
New CD from Sarnia native, Kyp Harness – Review from Great Dark Wonder blog…
With this, his 14th full-length album, Kyp Harness shares a collection of nine timely observations of our fraying society, rendered with all the wit, wisdom and just the right amount of folk-rocking flair that his fans have come to expect. Blessed with a vocal range that fits naturally within the context of the folk-rock genre, the comparisons to both his peers and contemporaries are hard to dismiss.
Demonstrating his unique craftsmanship for words and a fine tune, Kyp Harness is presenting this album under the banner of his own name, and based upon the nine tracks offered here, it is certainly a name that deserves to be spoken with the same reverence as these other great songwriters. This is a strongly recommended album from a ‘not-really-new’ artist