Ubangi Stomp Club presents
JP HARRIS & THE TOUGH CHOICES
_ Main Venue _
J.P. Harris is the real deal. This isn’t your glam country music, with rhinestones and glitter. He’s an ex-gutter punk road warrior making down-home American honky tonk, the way it should be, from both the heart and the bottom of a whiskey bottle. With heaps of awards to his name, including “Best Country Album” from Nashville’s own hometown paper Nashville Scene, Harris isn’t just perpetuating musical stereotypes; he’s the actual living, breathing, authentic thing, and it shows in his music
In short, J.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.
JP says of his younger days, “There’s nothing more romantic than being a 15-year-old kid with a backpack and a pair of boots and an acoustic guitar slung over his shoulder jumping on a freight train.” so he’s been riding the honky-tonk train for a little while now and he’s one of the best young voices in this tradition. His songs have the grit and swagger of the best old-school country singers, and a kind of rich baritone that lends itself perfectly to the idiom. He lives the life too. He’s a long-haul roadster pulling into dark bar after dark bar to bring a little honky-tonk into our lives
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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ w/ Late Bar til 3am – FREE ENTRY – Drinks Promos Available.