Cleveland-based singer/songwriter/guitarist G.S. Harper is promising that his record release show at Ace’s Grill in Middleburg Heights will feature “none of that lame-ass, pop, half-rap, wannabe Jimmy Buffet beach song, “I know it sounds like New Kids On The Block but it’s from Nashville and has a banjo on it, so we’ll call it country,” Lumineers with cowboy hats music.
He’s promising REAL country music, and anyone who’s heard him know he can deliver. He’s also promising a kick-ass six-piece band and an opening set by California’s Alice Wallace. The disc is called Sixteen Winters, a reference to the amount of time the Texas native has spent in Cleveland.
Once part of the local roots rock/Americana scene, he’s now deploying his gruff voice in service of good old-fashioned country — like he said, not the country-rap party music you hear on the radio. The show’s free, and the bar has a full menu of beer and eats, so come out and make an evening of it.