Tuesday, February 21, 2006

In House #1561: Harper Live

Today's live in-studio guest is the Austrailian bluesman who simply goes by the name Harper. It's an apt enough moniker, as he's known for knowing his way around a harp-- that's a harmonica, for the uninitated. Originally from England, it was the unlikely locale of Perth, Austrailia where the blues first caught Harper's imagination. One would guess that it only seemed natural, given the backdrop, for him to flavor traditional blues with the addition of the didgeridoo, an instrument used by Austrailia's Aborigines. The result is an unlikely, if decidedly down under-flavored, form of blues. Harper's fifth and most recent studio release, Down to the Rhythm, marks his debut for the legendary Blind Pig records label, as well as the label's first international signing. Harper plays tonight at Michele's City Lights in Pocatello, ID, the first date on an extensive tour that seems him covering all corners of the U.S. over the next five months.

In House #1561.
Airdate: 2/21/06
Focus: Harper Live In House.



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