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Ellwood and Me
Kanawha Street Records is pleased to announce that Rich Harper's first all acoustic Blues album "Ellwood and Me", will be released on October 6 2015. It features guest Blues artists from around the world.
Written & recorded during a time of several personal losses with the help of his best friend Ellwood by his side the whole time, this album reflects that time of change in Rich's life.
It will be available as a digital download from CD Baby, iTunes and Google Play. It will be available as a CD on Amazon.
Read MoreNew Rich Harper Videos
New videos from Rich Harper on his YouTube Channel:
Clubs and Festivals dates for his upcoming Norway Tour 2015 coming soon.
Rich on Amazon sales chart
Kanawha Street Records is pleased to announce a renewed interest in Rich's 1st 2 CD's, "Don't Think Just Play" & "Bottled Up Blues" on Amazon.com They are currently at #14 & #15.
New Songs on Amazon
"Life Is An Odyssey" & "Watch Out For That Girl" are now available on Amazon.com!
New Single Released
Kanawha Street Records is pleased to announce the release of a new Rich Harper Delta Blues single called "Watch Out For That Girl". It's a solo performance that features Rich playing his Resonator guitar. It is now available to download here on Airplay Direct for airplay consideration.
Rich Harper App now available!
The new Rich Harper App is now available in the Android market at:
World of Pain
Story from the Beaver County Times about Rich's recent experience in Norway.
Live In Scandinavia now on Amazon!
Rich Harper's new album "Live In Scandinavia" is now available as a CD or as a MP3 on Amazon.com. It is also available as a CD/MP3 on iTunes, CD Baby, Reverbnation and more! Please visit the band's official website for the links to all.
Live In Scandinavia Release Date!
Rich Harper's new live CD "Live In Scandinavia" will be officially released on October 1, 2010. All the songs are now uploaded here on AirPlay Direct for airplay consideration.
Thanks to all here on AirPlay Direct!
New "Live" CD on the way!
A new "Live In Scandinavia" Rich Harper CD will be released soon! Expected release date, early October.
Please see Rich's MySpace Blog at: http://blogs.myspace.com/richharperband
Airplay Direct Spotlight Artist 7/12/10
On 7/12/10 Rich became a spotlight artist here on Airplay Direct.
#1 Amazon Traditional Blues Charts! 6/4/10
Kanawha Street Records is proud to announce that Rich's 1st CD, "Don't Think Just Play" reached #1 on Amazon.com's Traditional Blues CD Sales Chart on 6/4/2010. There seems to be a re-newed interest in this CD. Selected songs from that CD are here on Airplay Direct for you to download for your consideration for airplay. Thanks!
This debut from the Rich Harper Blues Band starts off with a punch, kicking into a high-energy groove that barely lets up until the last track. Harper's lead guitar work is solid throughout; his playing on "I Love the Woman" and "She's on Her Way Up" is particularly confident and evocative. While the band's cover of "The Thrill Is Gone" doesn't offer anything new in the way of interpretation, it's well played, and by the time the CD reaches "Hands Off" you get the sense that you've just spent the night in a particularly good, out-of-the-way blues club and that this is the last song. "Guitar Rag" seems to be almost an afterthought, what one might hear after the sound system's been turned off, the lights have come up, and the chairs are all back on the tables. --Genevieve Williams (Amazon.com review of "Don't Think Just Play")
MVBS News (U.S.)
“No spit & polish. I don’t want spit & polish. I just want talent and blues. I want some classics & I want some slide. I want to have some fun & I want it to be real. RHB with their down home, hard working, blue collar Blues delivers all that.”
-Mississippi Valley Blues Society Blues News
On Rich's fifth CD, "Musician Standard Time", he, his drummer and bassist are responsible for a robust "Wall Of Sound" which his slide guitar is the main seasoning. Very different is the slide in "Look Out My Window" where they let Rich wail and weep like a baby, then she bursts into full power. This is a more than satisfactory Blues CD.
(translated using an online translator)
Blue Country News (Australia)
"Whether he's tearing it up on his guitar or punching out his heartfelt vocals, Rich Harper is definitely a bluesman". Eric Black, Blue Country News, Australia
Blues News (Germany)
“The excellence in craftsmanship of this trio from LA is formidable. Right from the opening song, one is pulled into trying to sing along with the music… the short 50 minutes of the record passes too quickly.”
-Blues News, Germany
Blues Matters (UK)
“One Man’s Blues, a slow burner, has Harper playing some beautiful slide guitar……”Let’s See Where This Love’s Gonna Go” is a strong rocker and “Nothing Difficult Is Ever Easy”, a rocking 12 bar with gritty slide & interesting spoken input from a supposed wife/girlfriend, is an example of his unique writing style. - Merv Osborne/Blues Matters (UK)"
Entertainment Network (Scandinavia)
"The new album's (Musician Standard Time) been on constant repeat in my CD-player since I received it…The brilliant songs. Each one is perfectly crafted, and has it's own story to tell…The musicianship and production are really "in your face" and so full of life…It is really great to hear an album where the songs, the performance, really creates a "picture" for the listener - Peter Holmstedt (Entertainment Network Scandinavia)"