Harper and Midwest Kind

Harper and Midwest Kind

Gooch and the Motion

Friday, January 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 + Fees

Harper and Midwest Kind
Harper and Midwest Kind
An amalgamation of blues, soul and world music, Australian singer/ songwriter "Peter D. Harper", now based in Detroit, creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. Harper possesses a powerful. soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre. Harper calls it “World Blues” -- a rich musical stew of ‘50s rhythm and blues, a ‘60s message of love and unity, and ‘70s funky soul, stirred up with masterful, virtuoso harmonica and the deep, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo, served up in a feast of timeless mystery. Harper has received an amazing 14 x Blues/ World Music awards (including a Gold Record) in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. He recently won a Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Vocalist". No Depression Magazine,'s (USA) Rod Ames, adds that Harper " has written and arranged some of the most soulful blues rock filled music I have ever heard..". While Chip Eagle, (Blues Revue) said at a recent festival "..Harper is the most exciting artist on the live scene today". Harper is backed by his talented Detroit based band "Midwest Kind" which features: Mike Howe on guitar, James Norris on Bass Guitar and Dee Washington on Drums. Harper's new CD "Show Your Love" (Blu Harp) reached # 3 internationally on the Billboard Blues Charts, only being beaten out by Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa and an amazing 6 months in the Top Ten, . Also # 1 in the Netherlands, # 1 in Italy and # 1 on the Australian Blues Charts (Top 5 for 5 months). Harper and Midwest Kind have recently returned from an amazing sell out tour of Australia and a ground breaking debut two week tour of China. Harper and Midwest Kind continue their record of being booked at 30 - 35 festivals/ 200 shows per calendar year.
Gooch and the Motion
Gooch and the Motion
Self described as ‘rusted-dirt’, Gooch’s music looks toward the future by fusing a number of different genres–including rock, country, blues, and hip hop–into cohesive and moving songs. From the blues to folk to rock to hip hop to country, Gooch does it all. His passion, love and medicinal usages of music and for conveying his thoughts, feelings, emotions, etc. are portrayed via the genre that’s most appropriate.

Just recently, Gooch was signed to a new label founded by 9-time-Grammy-Award-winning producer Joe ‘the Butcher’ Nicolo. His new album “Comin’ Home” is currently available for download.

Gooch has appeared on stage with The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zac Brown Band and Robert Randolf.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/