J.P. Harris :: Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing


In het titelnummer van zijn CD Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing vat J.P. Harris de kern van alle liefdesproblemen samen. ‘Er is maar één reden waarom hij het hart van een vrouw breekt… omdat hij een man is.’ Harris, uit Alabama en gezegend met een lange baard en veel prachtige tatoeages, grossiert de hele plaat lang in ronduit briljante teksten, vaak over de liefde en de drank, en zijn muziek is avontuurlijker en echter dan bijna alle andere country die in deze tijd gemaakt wordt. J.P. Harris is de Willie Nelson van nu, met een wild kloppend rock & roll-hart. Fantastisch.

JP Harris doesn’t fancy himself a musician as much as a carpenter who writes country songs. With his new album, Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing, Harris is back after a four-year hiatus to remind us what it’s like to actually live the stories we hear so often in country music. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Harris left home at 14 and traveled the country hopping freight trains, working the odd job, and living without electricity or running water for over a decade. For this record, his third full-length, he tapped a handful of his favorite players and called on the production prowess of Morgan Jahnig (Old Crow Medicine Show) to capture the stories of his stranger-than-fiction life. Dripping with pedal steel and telecaster twang, the record has the rugged edges of outlaw, the danceability of honky tonk, and classic country’s beloved emotional candor. After more than a decade in the trenches, Harris is more in love with country music than ever. If he hasn’t already, his latest effort will make you a believer.

1. JP’s Florida’s Blues # 1
2. Lady In The Spotlight
3. When I Quit Drinking
4. Long Way Back
5. Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
6. Hard Road
7. I Only Drink Alone
8. Runaway
9. Miss Jeanne – Marie
10. Jimmy’s Dead And Gone

Produced by Morgan Jahnig

JP Harris Bio.pdf







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