Its starting to get cold here in Michigan and my log fire is getting quite a lot of work. Very sorry to announce that we had to reschedule our Australian tour. The day before we were due to board the plane to Sydney, I was involved in a car accident. I was the passenger in a friend's car, when another car drove right through a stop sign and barreled right into us. I sustained three fractured ribs. Very very sore but not serious. My doctor put me on the "No Fly List" so we were forced to cancel our tour. Thankfully all our Aussie clubs and festivals have graciously agreed to rebook us for the same time next year. So we will get there eventually! Very sorry for the inconvenience to our Australian fans!.
October saw us heading back to the Downhome Blues Festival in Camden, South Carolina. it was fun to run into Chef Jimi and his lovely wife Leslie plus many more familiar faces. We also visited Asheville, North Carolina- Westville Pub which was a lot of fun. Then it was down to Florida for an amazing visit with our special needs kids at the Buckingham Exceptional Student Center in Fort Myers. We've been performing for these kids since 2009 and every show is an absolute blessing. New principal Doctor Ruthie Lohmeyer was absolutely blown away at the way the kids were reacting to the music especially the didgeridoo session at the end of the show. Ive known for many years that music is a very powerful and healing force!. After Fort Myers we headed to the stunning Guanabanas amidst a tropical rain forest then it was Englewoods on Dearborn. We also performed at the Inaugural Camping with The Blues in Brooksville. Got to see Doug Deming and Bryan Lee perform. We had an all star jam at the end with about ten musicians on stage which was just magical! The festival was a lot of fun with good vibes all round. We finished our tour at a new club for us- Two Brothers in Punta Gorda, a very nice outdoor show indeedy!
We hope to catch you all out on the road this fall and winter with dates in Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska!
Thanks and Peace,
Harper and Midwest Kind
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