Harper and Midwest Kind
Chip Eagle, publisher for Blues Revue, recently described this performer as “the most exciting act on the live scene today.” Described as: “A master Chicago-style harmonica player, with elements of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson in his playing, he also possesses a strong voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music”, Rambles Magazine USA Most likely the only blues player who incorporate the didgeridoo into his live performance.
Blues Legend John Mayall was so impressed with him that he included one of his songs “Just What Your’e Looking for” as track two on his new CD “Tough. Harper is a multi award winning singer/ songwriter in Australia- winning awards for “Best Male Vocalist” “Song of the Year”, “Band of the Year” “Harmonica Player of the Year”- (Australian Blues Awards) and “Acoustic Artist of Year”-(TREV awards).
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Lil’ Brian and the Zydeco Travelers
Barrett Station Texas is the home of this gifted accordion player. This band has the reputation of being one of the most innovative and musically accomplished Zydeco bands on the scene.They call their unique sound Z- Funk.
Lil’ Brian is a virtuoso of both the large piano note accordion and the old-style diatonic accordion and is serious about showing how this instrument can be as hip as any in contemporary music. “There are no limits to this music,” says Lil’ Brian. “I love the roots of Zydeco. My greatest joy is to take these roots and combine them with today’s beat to make it my music.” His new release, Worldwide, continues to push the envelop in the world of the accordion and Zydeco.” (Taken from http://www.road-dawg.com/lil-brian)
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