JUST ANNOUNCED: JP Harris will be taking the stage at the Opry House on Sunday, May 21st as part of the Nashville Boogie weekend finale! Jerry Jeff Walker returns to headline after nearly two decades away from Nashville, joined by Opry veteran Bobby Bare. Nashville up-and-coming country star Joshua Hedley rounds out the bill, which also features guest appearances from Big Sandy, Deke Dickerson, and rockabilly legend Billy Harlan, as well as local favorites (of American Legion Post 82 fame) The Cowpokes. As a night of legends and torchbearers share the stage, this is sure to be an evening to remember. Tickets on sale now here.
The old time duet of JP Harris & Chance McCoy (of Grammy-clad Old Crow Medicine Show) are back victorious from Europe, and ready to hit two limited appearances shortly: Friday March 24th at Dogtown Roadhouse in Floyd VA (TICKETS HERE), and Sat. March 25th at Tellus 360 in Lancaster PA (TICKETS HERE)! These shows will sell out so advance tickets are strongly encouraged.
Starting in April, JP Harris heads out with the full band for a few select US dates including shows in Virginia, Texas, Kentucky, and Ohio. On July 8th, JP and band will make their exclusive 2017 appearance in Spain at Huercasa Country Music Festival in Riaza, ESP. Less than a month later, they return to Europe for dates in Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (exclusive at Country Truckstop Festival), Sweden, and Norway. Tickets for many of these shows are already selling fast, get yours for a town near you before they’re gone!
“There hasn’t been a recording like Will the Circle Be Unbroken in a long time,” says J.P. Harris, whose booming, hippie-friendly honky-tonk owes more to the sounds of the Sixties and Seventies – from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Buck Owens – than the buffed bros of contemporary country.
On “Why Don’t We Duet In The Road,” Harris teams up with four hometown heroines on this month’s Why Don’t We Duet in the Road, a collection of old-school country duets. The EP was inspired by Will the Circle Be Unbroken‘s lengthy guest list, which found icons like Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson singing with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band back in 1972. Looking to tap into that collaborative spirit, Harris reached out to songwriters Nikki Lane, Leigh Nash, Kelsey Waldon, and Kristina Murray, who join him on four songs originally recorded by power couples like Johnny Cash and June Carter, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Harris calls the project “a pure, honest time capsule of what living in Nashville has been like for me.” –from Rolling Stone interview w/ Andrew Leahy READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE
Limited to an edition 500, this hand-numbered, double-7″, gatefold jacket, random-color, vinyl-only release is available only through the JP Harris online store and select live shows while supplies last. Available digitally everywhere Jan. 6th, 2016.
JP Harris is proud to announce the release of “Why Don’t We Duet In The Road,” the first in what is to be a series of vinyl-only duet recordings with some of Nashville’s finest musicians. This installment features classic country duets with Nikki Lane, Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None The Richer), Kristina Murray, and Kelsey Waldon. Originally a witty title for a one-off show JP put together in Nashville, “Why Don’t We Duet” sprang into an idea of capturing a moment in time; many folks have come and gone from Music City, and though all just small players on the long-standing stage of its country music industry, JP thought it prudent to leave something to remember this particular cast by.
Limited to 500, this hand-numbered, double-7″, gatefold jacket, random-color vinyl release is available for preorder through Dec. 30th. Tier one preorder includes the record, a poster sized print autographed by JP and all four ladies, and free US shipping. Tier two preorder includes the same in addition to your choice of a preorder-exclusive “Why Don’t We Duet In The Road” tank or tee, made to order and available only with this campaign. When they’re gone, they’re gone!
After several well-recieved mini tours stateside over the last three years, the neo-traditional duet act of JP Harris and Chance McCoy have announced their first-ever European tour, coming to Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway Feb-Mar of 2017!!!
JP Harris and Chance McCoy met under circumstances slightly different than many of Nashville’s duos: a week- long, muddy, moonshine-fueled fiddler’s convention, set high in the West Virginia mountains many summers ago. Over the last ten-some-odd years they continued to meet at random, drinking corn liquor and losing time in the drone of the old fiddle-and-banjo tunes of the 19th century they both love.
In time, JP formed his notorious honky tonk band JP Harris and The Tough Choices, while Chance went on to join the Grammy clad, platinum-selling band Old Crow Medicine Show.
With their careers landing them both in Nashville, it was time at last for the pair to find an outlet for the old time music that had initially brought them together; however this time it is with a road-wizened ear, a new eclectic mix of folk, rock and country, and few more miles on their already- calloused fingers.