World Blues returns to Rockland

Apr 15, 2014
Photo by: Paul Webster Harper

Rockland — The weekly blues series continues April 28 with a 7 p.m. show by Harper. Admission at the door will be $15.

Australian singer/songwriter Harper will bring his distinctive amalgamation of blues, rock, funk, soul and world music back to town, didgeridoo in tow. He and his Michigan-based band Midwest Kind combine traditional and modern influences, borrowing from Western and Aboriginal music, to create a highly original take on the roots genre that many have labeled World Blues. Harper’s innovative use of electronic enhancement and feedback breaks the traditional boundaries of the harmonica, giving his music its distinctive harmonics and effects. The powerful guitar sounds and the unique drone of the didgeridoo create raw yet eerie sonic textures, somehow sounding primal and contemporary at the same time.

Upcoming in the weekly series are: May 5, Mississippi Heat ($15); May 12, Diane Blue ($10); May 19, Lydia Warren ($10); May 26, Alexis P. Suter Band ($15). For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link. Also on the site is information about this summer’s fest, July 12 and 13. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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