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WILLS MTN FESTIVAL, WEST COAST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL, OREGON DATES AND MORE…

After their well-received debut at Newport Folk festival, JP and crew are preparing to head right back north for the Wills Mtn. Music Festival in Bedford, PA on Aug. 5th. They will be making a special stop in Johnson City at The Willow Tree on Aug. 6th.

Immediately following, they head west for the West Coast Country Music Festival in Ashland, OR (Aug. 12-14). A few other limited Oregon dates are on the calendar, including The White Eagle in Portland on Aug. 10th, Grand Lodge in Forest Grove on Aug. 12th, and the Oregon Shakespeare Fest’s Live Music Series in Ashland City on Aug. 14th.

August 26-28 brings the return of the ever-growing boutique music festival Wildwood Revival, located on historic Cloverleaf Farm in Arnoldsville, GA. JP returns with his band on Friday Aug. 26th; this year’s roster includes Gillian Welch, The Lone Bellow, and many more. Limited tickets are available here.

Shortly thereafter, JP and gang begins this year’s second European tour, kicking it off at Sugarfactory in Amsterdam on August 31st. This tour covers Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. More info at Sedate Bookings.

FIRST OF TWO EUROPEAN TOURS BEGINS JUNE 17, US FESTIVALS ANNOUNCED FOR JULY AND AUGUST

Embarking on the first of two European tours in 2016, JP Harris kicks it off at Billy Bob’s Country & Western in Chessy, France June 17th; a dozen plus shows follow in  France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, and Switzerland. Beginning in late August, JP returns to much of the same territory as well as just a few select Scandinavian shows in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

As soon as the crew hits US soil again, they depart for a special show in Asheville, NC on their way to Red Wing Roots music festival in Mt. Solon VA, then a few weeks later depart for their highly-anticipated Newport Folk Festival debut on July 22nd. August includes a few eastern festivals TBA and a trip to Oregon for the West Coast Country Music Festival in Ashland, as well as a special show in Portland at The White Eagle, then it’s back over the pond…

EUROPEAN TOURS AND SELECT U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

Spring is here, and though on a semi-hiatus, JP and his gang will be out on the road for select festivals and limited US appearances, including Smoky Mtn Chopperfest (May 27-28), Red Wing Roots music festival (July 8-10), and the West Coast Country Music Festival (Aug 12-14). Stay tuned for more details!

Two European tours have been announced (June 16-July 2 and Aug. 30-Sept. 17), covering Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway…dates include the Hey Hey My Festival in Santander ESP, Muddy Roots Europe in Oostkamp BE, Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival in Rotterdam NL, Hangar Rockin’ Festival in St. Stephan CH, and many more club and festival dates to be announced.

JP HARRIS, WILDWOOD REVIVAL, AND THE AMA PRESENT “ENSEMBLE DANS CE BATEAU” APRIL 10TH

  Join JP Harris, the folks behind acclaimed boutique music and cultural festival Wildwood Revival, and The Americana Music Association on Sunday, April 10th for “Ensemble Dans Ce Bateau,” an evening of authentic Cajun music and food hosted at The Cordelle in Nashville, Tennessee. Ensemble boasts a Louisiana hand-harvested menu and musical collaborations between renowned Cajun musicians and Nashville’s finest players and singers.

“Ensemblé Dans Ce Bateau” (“Together In This Boat”) is a celebration of not just Acadian culture, but also of independent, traditionally-influenced music and food cultures re-emerging across America. By melding music and food, pairing Cajun musicians with Nashville staples, Ensemblé is a unique view of the relationships between new and old, tradition and innovation.

Musical guests include Joel and Kelli Savoy (Eunice, LA), Langhorne Slim, JP Harris, The Watson Twins, and Sam Doores and Riley Downing of The Deslondes.

Boasting a gourmet-yet-traditional menu designed and prepared by Acadiana native Effie Jeanne-Marie Michot, with most ingredients grown (or fished or trapped) in Louisiana, there is no more authentic way to experience a real Cajun meal anywhere near middle Tennessee.

BUY TICKETS HERE (LIMITED TO 100)

SELECT SPRING SHOWS, SPECIAL APPEARANCES, AND SUMMER FESTIVALS ANNOUNCED!

Though intentionally scheduling a light year (the first in many), JP Harris will be making some select US appearances over the spring and summer, both with his full backing band and a few special side projects.

March includes a quick jaunt to Knoxville TN (3/4), and a very special writer’s round with pal Chance McCoy (of Old Crow Medicine Show) at ACME Feed & Seed in Nashville on 3/28, presented by Wrangler Jeans.

On April 10th, JP teams up again with Wildwood Revival and the Americana Music Association to present the first annual “Ensemblé Dans Ce Bateau,” a unique Cajun supper-and-song event featuring the food of native Acadian chef Effie Michot, and the musical stylings of Grammy-winning, Louisiana native Joel Savoy & friends. Other guest musicians include Langhorne Slim, The Watson Twins, and  Sam Doores + Riley Downing of The Deslondes. The event takes place at The Cordelle, a beautiful Victorian home lovingly restored and converted by Chandra and Leigh Watson. Tickets are limited to 100 and available here.

And to truly ring in the summer season, JP’s first festival appearance of 2016 will be at the 3rd Annual Smokey Mountain Chopperfest in Franklin, NC, held May 27-28. Stay tuned for for more US and European summer festival and tour announcements…

ACTION-PACKED FEBRUARY COMING UP!!!

February is a busy month for JP Harris, starting with a rare full-band Nashville show at the newly-reopened 12th & Porter, sharing the bill with The Howlin’ Brothers and the legendary Chuck Mead! On Saturday, Feb. 13th JP will be at The Whitehorse in Austin TX in preparation for the 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Awards, sharing theContinue Reading

SPECIAL JANUARY RESIDENCY AND MUSIC CITY ROOTS W/ CHANCE McCOY ANNOUNCED!

January will be a busy month for JP Harris at home in Nashville, but not in the ordinary sense. JP has assembled three unique residency nights at the new Basement East, each to be a rare gathering of musicians in their own right. From a night exclusively of duets with local female counterparts, to a slightly tongue-in-cheekContinue Reading

JP HARRIS NOMINATED FOR AMERIPOLITAN MUSIC AWARDS A THIRD YEAR RUNNING!

It is with great pleasure that we announce JP Harris’ nomination for the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards! Founded by Honky Tonk traditionalist Dale Watson as an alternative to the commercial country music awards that fail to recognize the large undercurrent of roots music, the awards will take place on February 16th at The Paramount TheaterContinue Reading

LAST BIG RUN OF THE YEAR BEGINS JULY 15TH!!!

After three nearly-solid months on the road, around the US and the world, JP Harris and The Tough Choices are gearing up for one last big haul before touring becomes limited through the rest of 2015 and early 2016. Stops along the way include WDVX’s Tennessee Shines, Wildwood Revival’s Newport Folk Festival Showcase, Tweed River MusicContinue Reading