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 Theater in Austin, TX. Voting opens on Nov. 26th so be sure to head over to www.ameripolitan.com to cast yours!
In a recent interview on the heels of his new country album “Cass County,” former Eagles singer-songwriter Don Henley gave a short list of current Country and Americana artists he views as thoughtful and authentic causes for optimism in the face of watered-down commercial music. Henley not only mentioned JP alongside such names as Jamey Johnson, Sturgil Simpson, and Jason Isbell, but also other up-and-comers, showing his musical knowledge reaches well below his suit. Read the full article HERE!
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 Music Festival, and many more dates in the south, east, and north.
We’re also proud to announce JP’s presence as Emcee at this year’s Wildwood Revival in Arnoldsville, GA. Wildwood is an intimate, thoughtfully curated boutique festival tailored towards a truly unique music and cultural experience for all, located just on the outskirts of Athens, Georgia on a historic 30-acre farm. Camping is offered in the picturesque, rolling countryside by teepee, tent or trailer. JP will also be a featured guest at The Bluegrass Situation’s Sunday Gospel Brunch at Wildwood.
For those of you who haven’t been able to catch a live show, all the JP Harris swag is (at long last) NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE through homegrown merchandising company Press Press Merch!
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After a hard-travelling and wildly successful 37-shows-in-41-days in Europe, the UK, and Ireland, JP Harris and The Tough Choices are getting right back on the road and heading west! With 20 upcoming dates spread over Utah, Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, it’ll be hard to miss the the guy Rolling Stone says “is as much a larger-than-life personality as a musician” with his road-tested and barroom-approved band of ace players.
We’re pleased to report the European tour dates have been a wild success! More dates in Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Scotland, and Ireland to come in the next few weeks…western U.S. dates going up now including Utah, Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas in June.
We are also very happy to announce we will be performing at Wildwood Revival’s Newport Folk Festival Showcase on Friday, July 24th alongside Joe Fletcher, Margo Price, John Moreland, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Daniel Romano, and Ian Fitzgerald. Stay tuned for south/east/northern dates in July and August.
Stay tuned for more news soon!