An amalgamation of blues, soul and world music, Australian singer/ songwriter “Peter D. Harper” now based in Detroit, creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. Harper possesses a powerful soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre. Harper calls it “World Blues” — a rich musical stew of ‘50s rhythm and blues, a ‘60s message of love and unity, and ‘70s funky soul, stirred up with masterful virtuoso harmonica and the deep, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo, served up in a feast of timeless mystery.
Harper has received an amazing 14 x Roots/ World Music awards (including a Gold Record) in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. He recently won a Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Vocalist”. Harper is backed by his talented Detroit based band “Midwest Kind” which features: Grammy Winner Brent Baxter Barrett on guitar, James Norris on Bass Guitar and 5 x Detroit Music Award Winner – Jim Prior on Drums. Harper has just released his new CD “Show Your Love” (Blu Harp). This incredible new CD reached # 3 internationally on the Billboard Blues Charts, only being beaten out by Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa, and an amazing six months in the Top Ten. Also # 1 in the Netherlands, # 1 in Italy and # 3 Debut on the Australian Blues Charts (Top 5 for 5 months)
May 16th 2019
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