Thursday, March 1, 2012

Harper and Midwest Kind March Blog

Hey Everyone,

Spring is nearly here and there is no snow in Michigan!!! We have an exciting offer for all the members of our blog and Facebook. We are offering for purchase, 50 signed CDs of the new "Live at the Blues Museum" CD prior to its official release of April 10. Just go to the Harper website: and click on the merchandise button.

February was a nice and warm month for us. My band "Midwest Kind", Bobbi and I headed south to Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. It was great to catch up with some friends at the Green Bar in Tuscaloosa, AL, where there was a devastating tornado in 2011, thankfully the Green Bar was not hit. Then it was on to Humphrey's in Huntsville for indoor show. There was some wild "dance offs" happening that night. Pretty funny to watch!. We had a fabulous Sold Out show at The Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, Florida. We love this club!- huge bonfire, juke joint atmosphere, a fish fry and some very cool people!!.

Bobbi and I were invited to present our didgeridoo workshop at The Southwestern State Hospital, just over the border in Thomasville, Georgia. We had a nice visit with the staff and patients and everyone was very happy to receive some didgeridoo therapy.

We headed further south to Punta Gorda, Florida to our favorite Irish Pub- The Celtic Ray. We had five shows at the Ray and they were all alot of fun. The new renovation is just about complete and it looks amazing. We performed at the Buckingham Bar Blues Festival. There was a huge turnout, but the weather took a turn for the worse, as dark ominous clouds rolled n. The temperature took a sudden dive and only the most ardent music fans stood their ground. We got to perform to our favorite students and the Buckngham Exceptional Student Center in Fort Myers. All the kids lined up to have some didgeridoo played on them. Its amazing the effect the didge has upon the soul. We performed at Guanabanas- a stunning club in Jupiter, our fav hang, Aces Lounge in Bradenton and the fabulous Backroom Bar in Delray Beach. Then it was north to The Beal Street Bottle Club, where you can bring your own booze. We finished off the tour with Papa Mojo's in North Carolina and Fiery Ron's Hometeam BBQ in Charleston, South Carolina. A very busy but fun tour.

A whole week off then we have three shows in Michigan. In March we will be touring to Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Washington, California, Utah and Colorado. Gee Im tired already. Hope to see you out on the road.

Peace and Thanks,

Harper & Midwest Kind (Official Harper Website) CDs & E Book (for live video clips)