Over the past few years JP Harris and the Tough Choices have been workin' it hard, playing wherever and whenever, to a growing audience of country music lovers, both new and old.
In July of 2011, JP went into Joel Savoy's Studio Savoire Faire in Eunice, Louisiana with the rhythm section from the Red Stick Ramblers (Eric Fey on bass and Glenn Fields on drums) along with Asa Brosius on steel guitar and Chris Hartway (the Dixons and the Defibulators) on guitar and recorded what will likely be, one of the best real country albums of the year.
Only 29 years old, JP wrote all twelve songs on the album and sings them in a voice that seems beyond his years. Having hit the road at the young age of 14, he has been living the songs he writes for well over a decade. With a guitar always in his hands, he began playing and singing early country standards around sheep-herding camps in the southwest, and later in hobo jungles and on freight trains across the country. Living and working the past ten years as carpenter, logger, apple-picker, banjo-builder, busker, and a slew of other low-paid, dirty-handed trades in rural Vermont, JP decided to take to the road once again as the neon and stage lights beckoned relentlessly. Relocating closer to his home-city of Montgomery, AL in September of 2011, JP now calls Music City (Nashville, TN) home.
In JP Harris, we think we've found one of the leaders of the next generation of hardcore country music singers...