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JP HARRIS PRESENTS TWO VERY SPECIAL EVENTS DURING AMERICANAFEST 2016!!!

Just home from three weeks in Europe, JP lands back in Nashville to present two very special events for AmericanaFest 2016!

In the interest of further promoting and preserving roots music, he has teamed with the Nashville Scene, Valcour Records, and the City Of Lafayette to present “The Acadiana Revue” at The Crying Wolf on Thurs. Sept. 22nd, feat. Joel Savoy, The Revelers, and Courtney Granger, all hailing from the culturally-rich swamps of South Louisiana’s Cajun country. (This event is free to the public, 21+) To ease everyone out of the bustling week, JP teams again with Wildwood Revival to present the 3rd Annual “Sunday Morning Coming Down” at Fond Object Records. The lineup includes JP, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Ariel Bui, Tim Easton, Blackfoot Gypsies, and Cale Tyson, along with many surprise guests. Free to the public and all ages, this event is intended to provide another view of the familial nature of Nashville music community. Come for the local craft vendors, cool libations, and of course JP’s famous gumbo. Noon ’til 8:00PM.

Shortly thereafter the boys will load up for a two-night stand at The Whitehorse (JP’s home away from home) in Austin, TX, Oct 21-22. The following weekend they return to the unparalleled Blackpot Festival and Cookoff in Lafayette, LA, for their fifth performance over the last seven years. There is no better way to experience Cajun food, music, and dance…with a little honky tonk thrown in…

SECOND EUROPEAN TOUR OF 2016 BEGINS AUGUST 31ST, “JP PRESENTS” DURING AMA, AND MORE

JP’s second European tour of 2016 kicks off Weds. Aug 31st at Sugarfactory in Amsterdam NL, leading three weeks in Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland…full dates up now!

Hitting the ground running, JP returns to Nashville to host two very special events during the Americana Music Association’s “AmericanaFest” week, Sept. 20-25. In the interest of further promoting and preserving roots music, he has teamed with Valcour Records and the City Of Lafayette to present “The Acadiana Revue” at The Crying Wolf on Thurs. Sept. 22nd, feat. Joel Savoy, The Revelers, and Courtney Granger, all hailing from the culturally-rich swamps of South Louisiana’s Cajun country. (This event is free to the public, 21+) To ease everyone out of the bustling week, JP teams again with Wildwood Revival to present the 3rd Annual “Sunday Morning Coming Down” at Fond Object Records. The lineup includes JP, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Ariel Bui, Tim Easton, Blackfoot Gypsies, and Fly Golden Eagle, along with many surprise guests. Free to the public and all ages, this event is intended to provide another view of the familial nature of Nashville music community. Come for the local craft vendors, cool libations, and of course JP’s famous gumbo. Noon ’til 8:00PM.

Shortly thereafter the boys will load up for a two-night stand at The Whitehorse (JP’s home away from home) in Austin, TX, Oct 21-22. The following weekend they return to the unparalleled Blackpot Festival and Cookoff in Lafayette, LA, for their fifth performance over the last seven years. There is no better way to experience Cajun food, music, and dance…with a little honky tonk thrown in…

 

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.Continue Reading

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 (ofContinue Reading

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