Harper and Midwest Kind to play Dover Oct. 21

Delaware State News
Posted 10/6/21

DOVER — The Central Delaware Blues Society welcomes Harper and the Midwest at Delaware Veterans Post No. 2 Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

CDBS members’ cost is $10 and nonmember price will be $15. …

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Harper and Midwest Kind to play Dover Oct. 21

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DOVER — The Central Delaware Blues Society welcomes Harper and the Midwest Kind at Delaware Veterans Post No. 2 Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

CDBS members’ cost is $10 and nonmember price will be $15. Doors will be at 6 p.m.

The DelVets will have a cash bar and will be selling food.

DelVets Post No. 2 is at 720 Pear St. Dover.

Award-winning singer/songwriter/virtuoso harmonica player Peter Harper, raised in Australian but now based in Detroit, creates a mix of blues and roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo, an ancient wind instrument native to Australia.

Known in the music world as simply Harper, he possesses a powerful, soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre. A rich musical stew of 50s rhythm and blues, a ‘0s message of love and unity, and 70s funky soul, stirred up with harmonica and the deep, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo, served up in a bluesy feast.

Harper has received a 14 Blues/Roots Music awards (including a gold record) in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada and achieved four Top Ten Billboard Blues charting albums. He recently won a Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Vocalist.”

He has released 10 widely acclaimed albums and has supported on tour internationally known artists such as John Mayall, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Little Feat, Buddy Guy, and Robert Cray.

His 2016 release, Show Your Love, debuted at No. 9 and peaked at No. 3 in the US Billboard Blues Albums chart and had an incredible six-month run in the Top Ten. He has had three Top Ten Billboard releases to date.

Harper’s latest CD, “Rise Up,” (Access Records), featuring 10 original tracks, was released on Feb. 11, 2020.

“Rise Up,” which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Blues charts, profoundly expresses Harper’s creative use of the harp and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo with underlying meaningful lyrics, which reflect the divisive times, we currently live in. “Rise Up” was listed in the Top 20 Blues Albums of 2020 by Blues Blast Magazine.

Harper and Midwest Kind have been nominated for the 2021 Independent Blues Awards for Best Modern Roots Band and Best Modern Roots Album for “Rise Up”.

He performs over 200 shows each year worldwide and continues to add to an already devoted fanbase around the globe.