JP Harris
Presented by the Orpheum Theater

JP Harris

Dew West

All Ages
JP Harris - Some Dogs Bark at Nothing

In today’s musical culture, the word “authenticity” has pretty much lost all meaning.What used to represent something bona fide and true is now just watered-downmarketing speak, stamped onto press releases without a second thought.Born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1983, JP Harris doesn’t fancy himself so much amusician as he does a carpenter who writes country songs. After finishing the eightgrade, he boarded a Greyhound in the middle of an early summer night, and scarcelylooked back.

He traveled the country, often alone, hitchhiking and hopping freight trains while makinghis living as a farm laborer, shepherd, woodsman, and carpenter, among many other titles. Still an in-demand carpenter to this day, Harris has been writing and performing countrymusic for nearly a decade now, releasing his debut album, I’ll Keep Calling, in 2012. Hefollowed that album with Home Is Where the Hurt Is in 2014, which only saw his starrise both among country fans and critics at major outlets like Rolling Stone. JP was alsoreferenced by Eagles front man Don Henley in a 2015 interview with Hey Reverb as making “thoughtful, authentic music.”

With his recent album “Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing,” he’s back after a four yearhiatus to remind folks what a lifetime dedicated to country music really looks andsounds like. Sure to please fans of his hardscrabble earlier work, this new release alsofinds the acclaimed songwriter and vocalist stretching himself musically and personally.In just about every way, Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing is a recorded manifestation ofHarris’ growth over the last four years. He’s become more comfortable in his singing,more confident in his artistic direction, and more adventurous in his sonic palette. He’sletting listeners in to some of his most difficult struggles and turning a compassionate eye to the struggles of others.

DEW WEST: Easy-listening rambling tunes. Dew West is a Flagstaff based Americana duo comprised of Tre Hibbert and Quinn Scully.