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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Folk Å Rock
Folk Å Rock presenterar en helkväll med JP Harris & Chance McCoy
JP gjorde en höjdarkonert hos oss förra året. Denna gång har han med sig Chance McCoy från Old crow Medicine show som också spelar på senaste skivan.
In short, J.P. Harris plays Country Music. Not "Americana," not "Roots," "Folk," or
any other number of monikers used to describe a slew of spin-off genres; he plays
from the foundation of these styles, the music that has influenced four generations
of songwriters. In a world where prefixes have been added to the term "Country,"
JP simply sticks to the old-fashioned sounds that have called to him.
Born six minutes before Valentine's Day in Montgomery AL in 1983, JP's life was
to be full of color, travel, hardship, and grace from the day he first saw the world.
After more than six generations in Alabama, his family would leave seeking work,
first to California and then on to Nevada. He left home on foot at the age of 14,
traveling via thumb and freight train, living the next 4 years mostly from a backpack, tarp, and bedroll. Eventually landing in the northeast, he worked as a farm
laborer, equipment operator, lumberjack, luthier, and carpenter.
His latest album "Home Is Where The Hurt Is" (produced by Harris, guitarist
Adam Meisterhans, and engineer Justin Francis) was recorded and mixed at Ronnie's Place (formerly the personal studio of Ronnie Milsap) at home in Nashville. It
features not your typical Music Row studio musicians, but young local players,
many of whom have spent thousands of miles on the road in JP's backing band The
Tough Choices. Lending a hand on the album vocally is friend and local Indie-
Country star Nikki Lane, as well as long-time friend Chance McCoy, singer and
guitarist of Old Crow Medicine Show (McCoy also took rhythm and lead guitar in
addition to fiddle duties throughout the album.)
When he isn't touring, JP can usually be found repairing an old house, splitting
wood in his backyard, or digging through the trash for useable refuse.