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JP HARRIS AND BAND TO PERFORM AND TEACH AT GRASSROOTS CULTURE CAMP 2018

JUST ANNOUNCED: with a limited summer tour schedule, JP Harris and band will be making a very special four-day appearance at Grassroots Festival’s Culture Camp of Music and Dance in Trumansburg, NY this summer. The camp kicks off Sunday July 15th with JP and the gang playing the all-night dance, followed by three days of workshops from a wide array of musicians; cajun, country, latin, and stringband-related classes give camp attendees the chance to learn in an intimate, laid-back environment from some of the US’ best known traditional music professionals, with a different themed community meal and dance each night of the camp. JP himself will be teaching Country Songwriting, Country Harmony Singing, and Fretless Banjo.

Advance tickets are on sale now, or visit the Culture Camp website for full schedule and details.

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES IN NASHVILLE NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

Fresh off the last run of the year with his full band, JP will be reconnecting with the amazing well of talent back home in Nashville by making a few special guest appearances over the next few months.

Sat, Nov 11th he’ll be singing in the now-legendary, yearly all-star Last Waltz Tribute show at The Basement East, alongside Allen Thompson, Kelsey Waldon, Liz Cooper, Jon Latham, and many, many more for what’s sure to be an unforgettable evening. Tickets HERE. 

On Monday, Dec. 4th, JP will reunite with musical partner and longtime friend Chance McCoy (of Old Crow Medicine Show) for the first of his three “Electric Crow” residency, showcasing Chance’s new “electro-indie-folk” material in Nashville’s most intimate venue The Basement. Advance tickets highly recommended! Tickets HERE.

In what couldn’t be a more fitting way to close a heartbreaking year for America’s music community, JP will join in another celebration of a legend gone too soon with the annual Tom Petty Tribute Night; led by the Highway Companions (local favorites Andrew Leahey, Nick Pagliari, and Chris Wheeler), JP will take the stage alongside Drew Holcomb, Leigh Nash, Derek Hoke, and many other local greats to pay homage to the late great singer at The Five Spot on Friday, Dec. 15th. Tickets available AT THE DOOR ONLY, show up early as this will sell out!

SPECIAL TEXAS RUN JUST ANNOUNCED

As the touring season winds down with the fall weather, JP and the boys are headed down for one last run to the Lone Star State. Thursday, Nov. 2nd they play Double Wide in Dallas, TX, presented by Modern Electric Recording, along with Josh Flemming (Vandoliers) and Elaina Kay. Friday, Nov. 3rd, you can catch them for a special late-night set at Geraldine’s inside the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, TX; a departure from the raucous dancehall shows he’s usually known for in Austin, this show is intended to bring a rare sit-down appearance for South Texas fans.

SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL APPEARANCES, SPECIAL NASHVILLE SHOW ANNOUNCED

Fresh off the road in Europe, JP will be appearing at a few select festivals this fall stateside, beginning with Muddy Roots in Cookeville TN on Fri, Sept 1st. On Sept. 16th, JP takes the stage at Mercy Lounge in Nashville to officially showcase for AmericanaFest 2017 with special guest musicians and a bulked-up band; the last festival appearance of 2017 will be at the 1st Sugarlands MountainFest in Gatlinburg, TN, alongside The Traveling’ McCourys, Hardworking Americans Sam Outlaw, and many others for what’s sure to be a legendary weekend in the Smoky Mountains.

Not known for appearing locally in Nashville outside of music festivals or special appearances, JP will play a rare club date October 6th at The Basement, along with locals Brandy Zdan and Carl Anderson. Limited capacity, advance tickets recommended, purchase HERE.

TWO SPECIAL JP HARRIS & CHANCE McCOY SHOWS ADDED IN JULY, NEWPORT AFTERPARTY ANNOUNCED

In keeping with their principles that small towns need live music as much, if not more than, major cities, JP Harris & Chance McCoy have added two special shows to their July tour; Weds. July 26th takes the duo to Brattleboro VT, JP’s adopted hometown of over a decade, to play The Stone Church. On Thurs. July 27th, the pair makes a northward haul to play the community-supported venue of 58 Main, in Maine’s state capitol of Bangor. Advance tickets for both shows highly recommended, on sale July 1st.

And if you missed your chance to get Newport Folk festival tickets before they sold out, tickets are still available for “Spirit of ’67” presented by Newport Festivals Foundation and Wildwood revival. This event is an all-star night at Belle Mer on Goat Island in Newport’s harbor, featuring JP & Chance alongside Aaron Lee Tasjan, Erika Wennestrom (Heartless Bastards), Rayland Baxter, and many more paying homage to the artists who filled the roster of Newport ’67.

“WHY DON’T WE DUET IN THE ROAD” Premieres at Rolling Stone Country

“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 TheContinue Reading