Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Harper and Midwest Kind May Blog

Hey Everyone,

We are just about to head out on tour for the whole month of May. We will be heading to Kansas, Iowa, Florida, Alabama, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Connecticut and Maine. Festival season is in full swing and we have close to 25 festivals booked so far. The new CD "Live at the Blues Museum" was released on April 16 which coincided with my wedding anniversary with my lovely wife Bobbi. We had some amazing CD release parties at The Key Palace Theatre in Redkey, Indiana and The Gem Theater in St Louis, Michigan. We had a short road trip to West Virginia for the Empty Glass, a very cool club in Charleston and Roanoke, Virginia's Blue 5. The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in North Carolina was just amazing. After a short fierce blast of rain in the afternoon, the blue sky broke through and the rest of the day and evening was stunning. We had a large wild crowd at the Grove Stage.  Unfortunately our Sunday show on the Main Stage was a pretty soggy affair. It just rained and rained. The rain was even leaking through the roof of the stage. But the show must go on and of course it did. It was very inspiring to see so many people standing in the rain. Some with umbrellas, some bare foot in the mud, while others were wrapped in cold wet blankets. These were the die hard music fans and they were going no where!!!

We have four CD release parties coming up at Uncle Bo's, Topeka, KS (May 5), the Dinosaur BBQs in Rochester/ Syracuse New York (May 16/17) and the Ann Arbor, Michigan release party at Guy Hollerins (May 19). We will finish the month with a cool festival "Bayou n Boogie Festival" in Sterling, Connecticut and our favorite pub- Time Out Pub in Rockland, Maine. For those of you who would like to download the new live CD please go to or go to for both downloads and physical CDs. We had some great reviews of the new Disc which is very exciting! Hope to see you out on the road this spring and summer,

 Thanks and Peace,

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