With J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices - Tuesday 13 September 2016

Les Amis Rathausgasse 63 CH – Bern

JP HARRIS & THE TOUGH CHOICES (Nashville, USA)\r\nwith\r\nTNT & the FLAMES (Bern)\r\n\r\nJ.P. Harris aus Alabama legt grossen Wert darauf, seine Musik ohne Bindestriche einzuordnen: weder Country-Rock noch Alternative-Country, aber auch nicht Americana, sondern schlicht und einfach «Country». J.P. Harris bleibt strikt bei der althergebrachten Country Music, in der Steel Guitar und Fiddles dominieren. In der Geschichten aus dem Leben erzählt werden, rührselige ebenso wie kauzige. Die meisten davon schreibt er selbst und aus jedem Song sprechen eigene Erfahrungen, auf die Harris einfach zurückgreift.\r\n\r\nhttp://youtu.be/HIWY_V6upug\r\n\r\nJ.P. Harris plays Country Music. Not “Americana,” not “Roots,” “Folk,” or any other number of monikers used to describe a slew of spin-off genres; he plays from the foundation of these styles, the music that has influenced four generations of songwriters. In a world where prefixes have been added to the term “Country,” JP simply sticks to the old-fashioned sounds that have called to him. Referencing influences would be like describing each stitch in a quilt; every scrap of fabric tells a story of how the weathered and comfortable blanket came to be…\r\n\r\nBorn six minutes before Valentine’s Day in Montgomery AL in 1983, JP’s life was to be full of color, travel, hardship, and grace from the day he first saw the world. After more than six generations in Alabama, his family would leave seeking work, first to California and then on to Nevada. He left home on foot at the age of 14, traveling via thumb and freight train, living the next 4 years mostly from a backpack, tarp, a bedroll. Eventually landing in the northeast, he worked as a farm laborer, equipment operator, lumberjack, luthier, and carpenter.\r\n\r\nHis latest album “Home Is Where The Hurt Is” (produced by Harris, guitarist Adam Meisterhans, and engineer Justin Francis) was recorded and mixed at Ronnie’s Place (formerly the personal studio of Ronnie Milsap) at home in Nashville. It features not your typical Music Row studio musicians, but young local players, many of whom have spent thousands of miles on the road in JP’s backing band The Tough Choices. Lending a hand on the album vocally is friend and local Indie-Country star Nikki Lane, as well as long-time friend Chance McCoy, singer and guitarist of Old Crow Medicine Show (McCoy also took rhythm guitar and fiddle duties throughout the album.)\r\n\r\nRolling Stone named JP Harris one of fall 2014’s “Country Tours Not To Miss,” as well as one of “21 Must-See Country Acts at SXSW 2015.”\r\n\r\nWhen he isn’t touring, JP can usually be found repairing an old house, splitting wood in his backyard, or digging through the trash for useable refuse.\r\n\r\nilovehonkytonk.com

Past Shows in this Location

  • 23 03 2002 – Gig
  • 28 08 2003 – Gig
  • 07 10 2011 – Zeno Tornado Solo
  • 08 07 2013 – Zeno Tornado Solo Monday`s Les Petits
  • 23 06 2014 – Miss Tigre & Mr. Tornado – Monday's Les Petits
  • 12 12 2014 – Miss Tigre & Mr. Tornado & Mr. Tk
  • 28 04 2015 – With JP Harris & the Tough Choices (USA)
  • 15 06 2015 – Monday's les petits
  • 22 08 2016 – Mondays les Petit's
  • 13 09 2016 – With J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices