Thursday, October 31, 2013

Harper and Midwest Kind October Blog, 2013

Hi Everyone,

Happy Halloween!!!   Well the new "Bare Bones" acoustic blues CD by Motor City Josh and myself was released on Tuesday October 29th  woohoo!!!.  For those who would like to purchase the CD it is available on the Harper website:  Just click on the CD and away you go.  $15 and no charge for shipping within the US.  $20 for outside the US.  I'll even sign it for ya!

October was a crazy busy month with a three week tour to Florida, Upstate New York , Canada then finishing off in Michigan.  Our shows at The Celtic Ray in Punta Gorda , Florida were fabulous as always.  Also the amazing Bradfordville Blues Club in the wild woods of Tallahassee was fun and Aces Lounge, was yet another fine time had by all. Our visit to the special needs kids at The Buckingham Exceptional Student Center was, as always, the highlight of our week.  Bobbi and I also visited Lori in Punta Gorda and gave her the full didgeridoo sound therapy treatment to help her deal with her chemo.   It was such a positive experience, we hope to do more in the future.  Englewoods on Dearborn was a lot of fun- a stunning out door venue.  Then it was over to the East side of the Florida for the fabulous Daytona Blues Festival.  What an amazing festival!!  Set in a baseball park, there was a huge stage and covered seating for all. Though no one needed it because the sun was a shinning.  It was my birthday that day as well and it was super cool to hear the entire crowd sing me "Happy Birthday".    After the show we headed to the incredible Guanabanas then we drove down south to picturesque Key Largo for the Bayside Grille.   We were treated to a stunning Key Largo sunset and a large crowd of music fans.

Then it was drive, drive, drive to upstate New York. But all the miles were worth it once we arrived at The Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester and Syracuse, New York.  We chowed down!!!! In fact the whole tour was one of amazing and very filling meals.  I had several fabulous birthday homemade dinners  (Anne Marie and Mackie), and (Libby and Derek)  which culminated in a sushi feast with my wife Bobbi, Dave our drummer,  Dave's sister and Derek our bass player.   Its amazing we could all fit into the van LOL!!!!   After a visit to the Armor Inn in Hamburg, New York we visited the mighty Niagara Falls on the Canadian side.  Always an incredible sight to behold, then it was the Dawg House in London, Canada then home to Michigan for a sold out acoustic concert at the Pump House Concerts in East Lansing.

We ended October with an indoor show at The Rathskeller in Indianapolis and then another sold out show at The Lone Oak Vineyard in my hometown, Grass Lake, Michigan!!!  What a great month!!!

Hope to see you out on the road this Fall and winter!!!

Thanks and Peace,

Harper and Midwest Kind (Official Harper Website) CDs and E Book    Australian Didge-ucation (for live video clips)

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