We are in the thick of festival season, and we are heading West as we speak. Some exciting news has happened, my new CD - as part of "Harper & Griebe" - called "Long Distant Unity" is due to be released on August 10th. The style of music is more progressive Adult contemporary, but I think you all will dig the tunes. There is an incredible backstory to this CD. Back in the year 2000, German Guitarist Joachim Griebe, contacted me in Australia, after hearing my CD "Glass on The Stepping Stone" being played at a Berlin club called "Quasimodos". He invited me to come to Germany to write with him. We put together a CD but it was never released due to a falling out caused by a misunderstanding and the language barrier. 16 years pass and Joachim emailed, out of the blue. I was so happy to hear from him and he was amazed to hear that we were going to be performing in Germany just 2 hours from his house. We met up at the hotel in May and it was like meeting my twin brother again. We laughed so hard, people were looking at us strangely. To top it off, Joachim wanted to write with me again and was able to get our original recording deal back with a major European Label - "Rough Trade".
So "Harper and Griebe" is once more! Please check out the facebook page and the website (still being built). "Distant Unity will be available online from August 10th onwards.
Here are some sample tunes from "Long Distant Unity" : Please enjoy!!! http://www.joachimgriebe.de/harper---griebe-.html
Harper and Midwest Kind 's summer tour is choc full of festivals/ concert series and club dates. We will be performing in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Sioux Falls, Minnesota, Nevada and California. We will be headlining Mammoth Lakes Bluesapalooza for the second time, we have a show with Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band in Reno, Nevada, we will be returning to Sounds Of Spirit Lake in Minnesota and Waukesha Blues Festival in Wisconsin and some new ones : Microbrew Fest, Mancelona Michigan and Eckhert's Apple Orchard in Belleville, Illinois. Please come out and say hi.
See you all out on the road this summer!!!
Thanks and Peace,
Peter D. Harper,
Harper and Midwest Kind