JP Soars’ Gypsy Revue featuring Anne Harris On Tour!

JP Soars, acclaimed blues-rock guitarist/vocalist, multiple 2022 Blues Music Awards nominee, and ‘King of the Cigar Box Guitar,’ brings his JP Soars’ Gypsy Blue Revue Featuring Anne Harris to Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club tonight (Saturday, August 6) at 8:00 p.m. There are 13 more dates on Soars’ calendar (see below).

JP Soars and The Red Hots first burst onto the collective consciousness of the blues community when they won the Blues Foundation‘s International Blues Challenge in 2009, with Soars winning the Albert King Award for ‘Best Guitarist’ in the same competition.

Anne Harris & JP Soars. 📷: KH

This year, 2022, Soars was honored with three Blues Music Awards nominations: BB King Entertainer of the Year, Band Of The Year (JP Soars & The Red Hots), and Instrumentalist/Guitar. Soar’s longtime drummer, Chris Peet, was also nominated for best Instrumentalist/Drummer by this year’s BMA’s.

Soars is a singer/songwriter and guitarist best known for his distinctive gypsy-swing jazz playing with plenty of rock potency. His first CD, 2008’s Back of My Mind, garnered rave reviews and received considerable airplay on Sirius XM Radio and other blues stations around the world. Soars’ 2011 release More Bees With Honey was voted second “Coolest CD of The Year” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage on Sirius XM and enjoyed several weeks in the Top 5 on BB King’s Bluesville. Living Blues magazine called the album “a potent mixture of mostly original tunes by the multi-talented Soars… Soars’ talent is evident and his influences pure.”

JP Soars. 📷: Jim Hartzell

In 2012 JP released As Live As It Gets, a duo album with heralded guitarist Jimmy Thackery that was recorded on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.

The Florida-based Soars has released six albums in nearly fifteen years including Full Moon in Memphis (2014), J.P. Soars: Live From the Netherlands (2015), Southbound I-95 (2018), and his latest, Let Go of the Reins (2019), produced by renowned guitarist Tab Benoit for Tab’s own Whiskey Bayou Records label. The latter garnered some of the best reviews of his career, with Blues Blast Magazine describing it as “a super set of tunes that will make your Summer travels a lot of fun as you savor this CD over and over again. Highly recommend it!” No Depression added, “Soars has put together a rowdy, swampy package bustin’ at the seams, ready to get loose and spread the red-hot glory emanating from his fingertips.”

Soars and his powerhouse trio The Red Hots includes drummer Chris Peet and bassist Cleveland Frederick. Soars and Peet have played together for the past sixteen years; Frederick, “the new guy,” has been with the band since 2016. They’ve proven their mettle on national and international stages, played blues festivals from Belgium to Brazil, and shared stages with the likes of Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa.

 

Gypsy Blue Revue featuring Anne Harris

08/06  Portsmouth NH | Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club
08/07  Manchester VT | Southern Vermont Arts Center
08/11  Omaha NE | Playing With Fire Concert Series
08/12  Omaha NE | Playing With Fire Concert Series

 

JP Soars & The Red Hots

08/14  Wheeling WV | Heritage Blues Festival
08/18  Englewood FL | Englewoods
08/19  Naples FL | Dogtooth Sports and Mic Bar
08/21  Lake Worth FL | Rudy’s
08/25  Jensen Beach FL | Taco Tiki
08/28  Hollywood FL | Yellow Green Farmers Market

 

Gypsy Blue Revue featuring Anne Harris

10/07  Biloxi MS | Ground Zero
10/08  Tallahassee FL | Bradfordville Blues Club
10/09  Port St. Joe FL | Forgotten Coast Mic Festival
11/04  Atlantic Beach FL | Fleet Landing

 

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