Autumn is here and our summer festival season has come to a close!!!!. I am very happy to announce that the Harper and Motor City Josh CD and Tour Kickstarter Project has been fully funded. The new "Bare Bones" CD has been pressed and now we are waiting on shirts, stickers and posters to be printed A huge thank you to our amazing backers for this project. We couldn't have done it without you!!!! Motor City Josh and I have a 20 Date December tour with a couple of dates in January, coming up. We are very excited to be working together for the very first time. The release date for the new "Bare Bones" CD is Tuesday October 29. The CD will be available on www.harper.biz plus other online stores.
For our Michiganda followers - our show at The Dawn Theatre in Hillsdale has been rescheduled to Friday January 24.. Our show at Arts Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, Michigan was a lot of fun. We did a completely acoustic show which was very well received. Thanks to all those friends who came down to the show. In early September we headed to Canada for the Southside Shuffle in Port Credit, Ontario. We had a great set just before the Down Child Blues Band. Got to meet a bunch of cool folks. Then we made the long drive back over the border to the US to one of our favorite stops- The Timeout Pub in Rockland,Maine. Great to see so many Maine folks dancing all night. The next day we headed back to Canada- this time to Fredericton, New Brunswick for the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival. We drove through some amazing scenery- Northern Maine and New Brunswick is one beautiful part of Northern America. We saw many signs warning us of Moose crossing but unfortunately we didn't get to see a single moose. The festival set was fabulous but the weather was horrible and got worse as the day progressed. Thick lightning streaks filled the sky. Combined with torrential rain ,pretty much kept us in doors for our entire visit. After the festival we headed through Quebec to arrive at Kitchener, Ontario. As we were checking into the Hotel we found out to our dismay that The Victoria Boat House had closed that very day- Friday the 13th-!!!!!!. A real bummer and such a loss to the Kitchener music community. I certainly hope Boat House owner Kevin Doyle can open the doors again very soon. We finished our Canadian tour with an amazing show at Canada South's Blues Museum in Windsor and the Grape Jam in Blenheim. We love the Canada South Blues Society- Ted Boomer and Bernie Martin really put together a great show for us. The Grape Jam was sold out and we had a blast performing to such a nice group of people.
In October we head south to Florida for the Daytona Blues Festival plus a bunch of our favorite clubs then its up to New York State, London Canada then back to Michigan and Indiana.
Hope to see you out on the road this Fall!!!
Thanks and Peace,
Harper and Midwest Kind
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