Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Harper January Blog "Happy New Year"

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year. I hope you are all having a great start to the new year. The month of December was spent in the recording studio- "Big Sky Recording" in Ann Arbor, Michigan working on the new CD. It was pretty intense with many long hours. I am happy to say that the new CD is finished and now awaits mastering. Our record company Blind Pig Records plans to release it in early May of this year. I know its a long way off but these CD releases always take more time than we would like. The recording process was fabulous, Marc Dixon on Drums, Chris Smith on Bass, Gregg Leonard on Guitar and Kurt Wolak on Keyboard. It is a 12 song, 48 minute plus CD which Im sure many of you will dig once it has been released.

With a new year, comes a new guitarist- Drew Pentkowski, a great Michigan guitarist who is sure to win some fans. His slide guitar is unbelievable! We are all happy that he has joined Midwest Kind.

This week we tour Michigan and Indiana with tours next week to Illinois, Missouri then down to Alabama and Florida at the end of the month. Our Florida tour will include a visit to our pals at Buckingham Exceptional Student Center and a long awaited visit to Key West. In February we hit South Carolina, Virginia, Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Maine and ending up in Michigan. In March we have a month long tour to the West Coast and in between which will take us all the way to Vancouver, Canada. Then its off to the United Kingdom in April. We had a fantastic year in 2009 and things are looking great for 2010. Thank you all for sharing the journey.

Hope to see you out on the road,


Harper & Midwest Kind

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