From Hoodoo to Digeradoo Harper Brings Down Under BluesPosted On:
Harper onstage with a handcrafted one-of-a- kind digeradoos
With Scotty outside the bar
Harper, pictured here with his wife Bobbi on and on stage during their last visit
nnovative Australian singer/songwrtiter/harmonica virtuoso and
digeradoo performer Harper returns to the Green Parrot Bar on Thursday
and Friday, December 7th and 8th beginning at 10 PM with 5:30 P.M.
“soundchecks” on both Thursday and Friday.
Harper is fast becoming one of Australia’s great musical exports.
Besides being the first non-American to sign with the prestigious
independent Blind Pig blues label he has created quite a buzz
throughout the USA. During his tenth and most recent tour his energy
packed, power driven stage performances made him a favorite in such
major festivals as The Rochester International Blues Festival, the
Milwaukee Summerfest and The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. Super
group Journey caught one of Harper’s shows and were so blown away that
they invited him to play with them on their next tour.
Recently in his homeland, Harper was awarded the Male Vocalist of the
Year Award as well as the Song of the Year Award for “I Swear I’m
Innocent” at the Australian Blues Awards. Described as a cross between
John Popper and Dave Matthews Harper’s inique combination of the blues
harp and the digeradoo has created a truly Australian slant on the
roots music genre.
The Green Parrot Bar, is your Southernmost Center for Blues Culture
on the corner of Southard & Whitehead streets. For additional
information call 294-6133.