J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices
J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices have been resurrecting the ghosts of a time when real, hardcore Honky Tonk ruled the airwaves; before the words "pop" or "new" ever met the word "country." Leaving home at the young age of 14, J.P. Harris has lived the songs HE writes for well over a decade, getting his start around fires in sheep-herding camps in the southwest and hobo jungles across the country. Compared by many to George Jones, Billy Joe Shaver, and even rising star Jamey Johnson, J.P. writes with the humor, grit, and grace that only a truly road-worn author can summon. In just over a year, The Tough Choices have traveled nearly 65,000 miles and played nearly 150 dates, from Vermont to Louisiana to California, from festival stages to roadhouses you can't find on a map. If you wanna dance, if you wanna cry in your drink, or if you like scruffy fellas in tight jeans, then look out for J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices...
The DEFIBULATORs have emerged as one of the most engaging live acts
from the thriving roots scene in Brooklyn, NY melding, bluegrass
rockabilly, dixieland, and punk into their own eclectic sound.
Their shows are irresistibly infectious and rowdy (likened to
watching "Hee-Haw on mescaline"), as they wield an arsenal of guitars,
banjos, fiddles, and junkyard percussion, with relentless energy and
rusty virtuosity. The DEFiBULATORs jump-start new life into vintage
country music and deliver a unique sound that's anything but old
Razor sharp harmonies and surreal lyrics illuminate songs that are
gritty and witty; spinning tales of deception, debauchery, depleted
bank accounts, fanaticism, vintage firearms, biological anomalies,
airline intoxication, and animal ennui.