Harper haunts Monday Blues’ Halloween

Oct 19, 2017

Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series welcomes back Harper and Midwest Kind for the annual Halloween party Oct. 30. The 7 p.m. show and costume party takes place in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $15 at the door.

Award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. Harper’s latest CD, “Show Your Love,” features 11 original road-tested tracks recorded with his well-traveled Detroit-based touring band Midwest Kind.

With his powerful soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical, approach to music, some say that Harper has created his own genre. He calls it World Blues — a rich musical stew of ‘50s R&B, 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. The satisfyingly spooky blend is just the thing for Halloween; costumes are encouraged.

Next up in the weekly series are: Nov. 6, Ghost Town Blues Band ($15); Nov. 13, Chris O'Leary Band ($10); Nov. 20, Mississippi Heat Band ($15); Nov. 27, Studebaker John Band ($15); Dec. 4, Road to Memphis fundraiser for Between Dead Stations ($10); and Dec. 11, Blues Year Eve Party with Maurice John Vaughn Band ($15; dress-up last show of the year). For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link; call 596-6055 or email bluesman@midcoast.com.

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