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.
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.
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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…
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 the bill with fellow Ameripolitan nominees Cale Tyson and Brennen Leigh.
At the end of the month, JP and the boys make a few special stops in Asheville, NC (The Grey Eagle) and Charlottesville, VA (The Southern) on their way to the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival in Lancaster, PA. These shows are supported by pals and Bloodshot Records artists Banditos, who are currently touring supporting their debut release. JP will also be selling copies of his new 7″ (split with Dale Watson), one of six 7″ records released in the Bloodshot 21st anniversary compilation “Six Pack To Go,” available individually in special packaging only at live shows. JP’s side features his first-ever cover recording, Merle Haggard’s “Drink Up And Be Somebody.”
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-cheek night of what JP calls “Hippie Country’ (featuring special guest backing band FUTUREBIRDS), to the “Hog Guts And Hominy: Roots Of Country” show with a very special secret guest band, every one of these Tuesday happy hour shows is a don’t-miss affair.
In addition, JP will be returning to Music City Roots in Franklin, TN, this time to perform as the old time duet of JP Harris & Chance McCoy (of Old Crow Medicine Show). Hosted by Music City staple Jim Lauderdale, this special MCR is shared by The Americans, Della Mae, and The Secret Sisters in support of the new T. Bone Burnett-Jack White-Robert Redford TV documentary “American Epic.” ADVANCE TICKETS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!