Gig: Harper Summer 2007 Tour
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 19, 2007
Raised in the beautiful coastal city of Perth, Western Australia, Harper is known for his soulful vocals, unique harmonica performances and his innovative song writing style. He also includes the intensely spiritual didgeridoo (Australian indigenous instrument) . Harper grew up listening to folk, soul and blues music and surfing Western Australia’s incredible coast line. Harper has been taking his music to the world performing in Australia, the USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore and France. Harper has received multiple Australian Blues awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year”, and “Song of the Year” and “Acoustic Artist of the Year”. His 2003 release “Way Down Deep Inside” also was awarded, “Album of the Year” and two harmonica awards. In recent years Harper began a journey of self discovery and revelation which began with a chance meeting with a Hopi “Dan Running Bear” in Silverton, Colorado. Harper became fascinated with the spirituality and culture of the American Natives. He also became aware of how little he knew about the Australian Aborigines of his homeland. He set himself a course which completely changed his whole concept of the indigenous culture of the land in which he lives. Harper dedicated his “Way Down Deep Inside” CD to the first Australians. Harper’s latest cd “Down To The Rhythm” (Blind Pig Records) continues his spiritual journey. Written, arranged and produced by Harper, “Down To The Rhythm” is Harper’s most powerful work and follows his multi award winning CD “Way Down Deep Inside”. His rich soulful voice, virtuoso harmonica solos and didgeridoo rhythmic sounds, combine to create a truly Australian take on the roots music genre. It is also a disc layered with incredible songwriting and meaningful lyrics.
Harper has two dates in the northwest on his 2007 UK tour.
On Friday 27th July he plays the beautiful Welsh venue Worthenbury – start time 8pm.
On Sat 28th July he plays the main stage of the Marport Festival – start time 4.45pm.
CD Review to follow.
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