Happy February Everyone,
Very excited to announce that our Australian and China Tour is set. Through the generous contributions of our fans through our Go Fund Me Campaign, https://www.gofundme.com/2t98u6r8 - the plane tickets have been purchased and we are close to obtaining our goal of raising $5000, with only $1432 to go!!!!!!!!. We have 12 shows in Australia and 10 - possibly 11 shows in China. Thank you everyone, we are so pumped to have the opportunity to do this ground breaking tour!
We have a huge show coming up on Sunday February 12, produced by the amazing Detroit Blues Society - Cabin Fever Reliever at the Shrine Circus Park, Clio, Michigan. We have a Mega band lineup: Kevin Nichols & Blue Tuesday, Asamu Johnson and the Ambassadors of the Blues, The Good, The Bad & The Blues, Martila Sanders & Gee Q, Plus guests: Howard Glazer, Billy Davis, Harmonica Shaw, Eric Goebel, Denise Davis & The Motor City Sensations plus many more. The event is a Fundraiser for China but also a showcase for all these amazing bands. Only $10 for the whole day (2pm -7pm)
January was surprisingly relatively warm for Michigan and the Midwest. We had some great shows at Tip Top Deluxe and O Maras Irish Pub in Michigan and the wonderful Jillys in Ohio. We had a great run through Iowa and Illinois. A fun show at the House of Blues, Chicago plus a cool house concert at the Light House Inn in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Cherokee Jazz & Blue Fest at Loft 101 was amazing and Byrons in Pomeroy was packed to the rafters as per usual. We finished the month at Mash Bar in Ann Arbor, a great show and a full house of fun people. Our weekend in Canada for this weekend has been rescheduled due to the sudden closure of Hughs Room in Toronto, we have moved the Kitchener Boat House to Sat May 20th and hope to organize another show at the newly reopened Hughs Room in the near future. Hope to see you out on the road.
Thanks and Peace,
Peter D. Harper,
Harper and Midwest Kind
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