Harmonica Player Harper
Each of these choices brings Harper new ways of interacting with his band members, and over the four albums he's recorded in the States he's stretched his songwriting to match, adding influences from Jimi Hendrix up to 1970s funk and rock to the basic blues mix. Harper has a big, clear voice, and he offers all-original songs with a spiritual bent and a positive vibe. He's played quite a few festivals and clubs around this part of the country, including northern Michigan's Dunegrass. You can check out his unique example of the worldwide resonance of the blues at Top of the Park on Wednesday, July 23.
[Originally published in June, 2010.]