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JP HARRIS AND CHANCE McCOY ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER EUROPEAN DUET TOUR

After several well-recieved mini tours stateside over the last three years, the neo-traditional duet act of JP Harris and Chance McCoy have announced their first-ever European tour, coming to Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway Feb-Mar of 2017!!!

JP Harris and Chance McCoy met under circumstances slightly different than many of Nashville’s duos: a week- long, muddy, moonshine-fueled fiddler’s convention, set high in the West Virginia mountains many summers ago. Over the last ten-some-odd years they continued to meet at random, drinking corn liquor and losing time in the drone of the old fiddle-and-banjo tunes of the 19th century they both love.

In time, JP formed his notorious honky tonk band JP Harris and The Tough Choices, while Chance went on to join the Grammy clad, platinum-selling band Old Crow Medicine Show.

With their careers landing them both in Nashville, it was time at last for the pair to find an outlet for the old time music that had initially brought them together; however this time it is with a road-wizened ear, a new eclectic mix of folk, rock and country, and few more miles on their already- calloused fingers.

LAST ROAD DATES OF 2016 COMING RIGHT UP!!

October will see the engines of JP’s touring machine fire for the last few times of 2016…

October 21st and 22nd, JP and crew take over The Whitehorse in Austin, TX for two nights, bringing special guest member/singer Kristina Murray along for the ride. JP Harris takes the stage at 10:00PM both nights; no advance tickets, first-come first-served so show up early before it hits capacity!

Oct 28th, JP returns for his fifth performance at the unparalleled Blackpot Music Festival and Cookoff in Lafayette, LA! If you’re looking for good music, good food, and the best dance floor scene west of the Atchafalaya Basin, get yourself down to the heart of Acadiana…

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.

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 toursContinue Reading

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