Country throwback traditionalist and east Nashville music organizer/rebel rouser J.P. Harris has announced a unique duets project with Nikki Lane, Kelsey Waldon, Leigh Nash, and Kristina Murray called Why Don’t We Duet in the Road. This vinyl-only gatefold double 7″ 4-song project will consist of classic country duets and come in random-colored vinyl. But don’t dawdle like a dumbass and wait for your grandma’s $25 Christmas check to come before you press “pre-order,” because being the bastard he is, J.P. Harris is only making 500 of these puppies, and then the rest of you are screwed.
The idea for Why Don’t We Duet in the Road came from a one-off show that “sprang into an idea of capturing a moment in time.” J.P. Harries wanted to memorialize the moment, so what better way than to press it in wax.
The project comes in two tiers, the first including an 11×17 poster singed by all five artists, and the second coming with the poster and either a tank or T-shirt. Nashville photographer Laura E. Partain supplies the artwork which comes in a full-color jacket.
If you’re looking for a brand of country music that is country and country only, not country rock, country punk, “evolved” country, alt-country or Americana, then J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices just might be right in your wheelhouse. J.P. lets it be known he’d rather you leave your hyphenated country labels and long-winded qualifiers clear of what he does. And when you listen to his music, that’s exactly what you get: country music as the original concept of what the term “country” implies with very little wiggle room.
Does your nephew really need another Rogue One action figure for Christmas, or will you spend your year-end bonus on the completely selfish gift of country music that will last for years after Darth Vader’s plastic head gets chewed off by the dog and shat out in the back yard? Seriously, don’t screw this up.
Delivers roughly January 4th to 7th.