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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 ShinesWildwood 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!

Keep an eye out for limited regional and national shows throughout the rest of the year and receive automatic updates by joining BandsInTown!

WEST COAST TOUR STARTS JUNE 9TH!!!

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.

EURO//UK TOUR UNDERWAY, SUMMER U.S. DATES AND WILDWOOD REVIVAL SHOWCASE AT NEWPRT FOLK FEST ANNOUNCED!

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!

Rolling Stone lists JP Harris as one of “21 Must-See Country Acts at SXSW 2015!”

We’re happy to announce Rolling Stone has named us one of “21 Must-See Country Acts of SXSW 2015!” Shows at this year’s SXSW include the Heartbreaker Banquet at Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX ranch (alongside Nikki Lane, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Langhorne Slim and more), The Brooklyn Country Cantina, and a select number of other public events. We are also honored to be a part of the first-ever “Bandit Town-Texas Bound” festival just outside of Austin in Manor, TX, hosted by Bandit Brand Clothing Co. and featuring such acts as Whitey Morgan, Nikki Lane, Black Oak Arkansas, and many more. Camping, vendors, rock n’ roll and country music all week long! Tickets available here. Brave the chaos and get down with The Tough Choices!

MUSIC VIDEO FOR “GIVE A LITTLE LOVIN'” ON ROLLING STONE!

After all these years, we’ve finally released our first-ever music video on Rolling Stone Country! Directed by Joshua Shoemaker (Hurray For The Riff Raff, Shovels & Rope) and starring Nikki Lane, Jonny Fritz, Grammy-winner Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show), as well as many of The Tough Choices, the video for ” Give A Little Lovin’ ” (from the latest album Home Is Where The Hurt Is) references the country music variety shows of yesteryear, with a comedic, tongue-in-cheek edge typical of JP’s live shows. View it on Rolling Stone Country and get yourself some kicks!

WEST COAST DATES AND FIRST ANNUAL “KEEP IT COUNTRY” MUSIC FEST!

In support of the new album “Home Is Where The Hurt Is,’ JP Harris and The Tough Choices are heading west! First stop: Bandit Town USA for the Keep It Country Music Festival. The festival is the brainchild of JP Harris, Bandit Town owner Jen McMillan (www.banditbrand.com), and Dee Fretwell of the West Coast CountryContinue Reading

AMA BACKS OFFICIAL NASHVILLE RELEASE PARTY, SEPT 21ST!

We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Americana Music Association and Fond Object record store to make a big to-do out of our Nashville album release party! The amazing lineup includes Sons Of Bill, Tim Easton, The Far West, Smith & Weeden, and the Music City Doughboys…this outdoor event is an officialContinue Reading

NEW DATES W/ THE DEVIL MAKES THREE JUST ANNOUNCED!

We’re pleased to announce we will be out as a three-piece supporting our good old buddies The Devil Makes Three, August 10-14! Venue info to be announced soon, but cities and dates are listed below. We’d also love to see everyone’s pledge towards your advance copy of our new album! There’s just over a weekContinue Reading