Happy Summer! We are currently on tour in amazing California. Some cools things are a happening!! Motor City Josh and I are close to recording our new acoustic blues CD which we plan to call "Bare Bones". We have scheduled to release the CD in late October. The songs are written and the pre production sounds great, with Josh as the engineer, we are sure to have a great sounding CD. We would love to have your support for the recording, promoting, manufacturing and release of this new CD. We have set up a "Kickstarter Project" in order to raise funds for this awesome new CD and tour. We have some great items/performances and workshops on offer in return for your pledge. We plan to raise $3000 to get this project off the ground ! The Kickstarter "Harper & Motor City Josh Barebones CD & Tour Project " has gone live. The Fundraiser goes for 30 days ending on Monday September 2 at 1pm EST. .Just go to the Kickstarter link below and sign in to give your pledge. Check out the video and rough artwork of the CD, the blurb about the project and the bio links.
Kickstarter link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/barebones/harper-and-motor-city-josh-bare-bones-cd-and-tour
HARPER AND MOTOR CITY JOSH "BARE BONES" CD & Tour KICKSTARTER PROJECT
1. 1 x Harper and Motor City Josh "Bare Bones" Sticker $5
2. 1 x New 'Bare Bones" CD, signed by the both of us-15 plus "Bare Bones Sticker"- $15
3. 1 x Harper and Motor City Josh "Bare Bones" Tee Shirt plus a "Bare Bones" Sticker and a signed "Bare Bones" poster- $25 (100)
4. 1 x "New Bare Bones" CD, signed by Harper/ Motor City Josh plus "Bare Bones" T Shirt , poster and Sticker- $35 (100)
5. 1 x "New Bare Bones" CD, signed by Harper/ Motor City Josh plus "Bare Bones" T Shirt , a Sticker and poster plus your name in the credits of the new CD -$45 (100)
6. 1 x "New Bare Bones" CD, signed by Harper/ Motor City Josh plus a "Bare Bones" T Shirt, and Sticker, 1 x poster, all signed plus your name in the credits of the new CD, plus one free harmonica or didgeridoo or guitar lesson in your home (within the midwest -up to 300 mile radius from Detroit) -$500 (5)
7. 1 x Concert by Harper & Motor City Josh in your home (within the midwest -up to 300 miles radius from Detroit, Michigan), 1 x free harmonica or didgeridoo or guitar lesson , 1 x "New Bare Bones" CD, signed by Harper and Motor City Josh, 1 x Bare Bones" T Shirt, 1 x sticker, 1 x poster, all signed plus your name in the credits of the new CD. $1000 (5)
Our trip home from the amazing Alpena Blues Festival in Michigan in June, was very eventful. We had a turkey vulture nearly hit our van's front window, several deer and their fauns and a wolf cross the road in front of us. To top it off, a large black bear bounded in front of the van. I think we were as scared as he was. Talk about critters gone wild- so amazing to see. We beat the rain at the Rogue River Blues Series in Rockford and the Lowell Summer Concert Series in Michigan in late June. It seemed the storms avoided us where ever we went. The Common Ground Music Festival and Jamming in Jackson were a lot of fun. Midwest Kind and I played to some huge crowds at the fabulous Traverse City Area Blues Festival opening for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Bluesfest International, in Windsor, Canada. The Windsor Bluesfest was amazing. Apart from our band set to well over 10 000 peeps, I got to play with Scott Holt (former guitarist for Buddy Guy) and Neal and Kirk from Soul Live. The next day I did a workshop with some amazing guitarists from the US and Canada. I played some harp and some slide didgeridoo!!!. Then Sab and the Family Band asked to me play some harp for their whole set late on Sunday afternoon. Good Fun!!!
The last week of July, Bobbi and I headed to Raleigh, North Carolina to present six "Australian Didge-ucation" to Wake County Libraries. The workshops were a huge success and all six we're very well attended. As we speak we are on the road in California for the Mammoth Lakes Bluesapalooza Festival plus some tasty shows in Sacramento, Half Moon Bay and San Jose. Then its the UP of Michigan and Wisconsin. Hope to see you out on the road this summer!
Thanks and Peace,
Harper & Midwest Kind
www.harper.biz (Official Harper Website) CDs and E Book
http://www.harper.biz/workshops.html Australian Didge-ucation
www.youtube.com/harperband (for live video clips)