The REP in Santa Rosa Beach presents a very special night of music Thursday, June 7. Florida troubadour Grant Peeples and Texas songbird Jaimee Harris come together for a show that presents two very different personalities and styles whose talents combine to strike a powerful chord.
Jaimee Harris has been called “the next queen of Americana folk” and “an edgier Emmylou Harris for the younger generation.” That description certainly fits Ms. Harris. As a child, she was forever changed by a trip with her father to the Austin City Limits Music Festival where she fell under the spell of the likes of Emmylou, along with Patty Griffin and Buddy and Julie Miller.
Later, as an emerging artist, she was mentored by the late Jimmy LaFave, an Americana icon. The Austin Statesman’s Peter Blackstock calls Ms. Harris “one of Austin’s most promising young singer-songwriters.”
Grant Peeples is an award-winning singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who was described by Music News Nashville as “a guitar-slinging poet” and by WSCA-Portsmouth as “the Woody Guthrie of the new millennium.” He was a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville, Texas New Folk Songwriter competition and is a regular performer at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma, and the 30A Songwriters Festival in his home state.
Mr. Peeples and Ms. Harris met in Okemah where they were both performers at the Woody Guthrie festival. He soon asked her to perform with him at other venues on the Texas-Oklahoma circuit. They are currently on an east coast tour for the summer.
Mr. Peeples invited Ms. Harris to sing on his latest release, Settling Scores, Vol. II, and her smooth and soulful vocals are a perfect complement to his gruff yet melodious style.
The show starts at 7:30 PM, and doors open at 7. The show will include solo numbers from Mr. Peeples and Ms. Harris, as well as duets. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at LoveTheREP.com.
Discover more about the performers at GrantPeeples.com and JaimeeHarris.com.
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