Between the reverberating sounds of the didgeridoo and more than competent harmonica playing, the visiting Harper and the Midwest Kind were applauded and appreciated as the second act in the free Bayside Bluesfest which continues for four more weeks, hosted by Bayside Grille in Key Largo. A plentiful crowd turned out Feb.13 to enjoy the band's masterful guitar playing, throbbing drums and a perfect temperature for a Floridian.
If you need an inexpensive and special Valentines date idea, tonight's 7 p.m. Bluesfest concert by Harper and the Midwest Kind beside the tranquil waters of Florida Bay might just be for you.
The band name originates from the lead vocalist, Harper, who also plays the didgeridoo and harmonica. He sang mostly original music but sang a Bill Withers tune, Ain’t No Sunshine, in a nod to familiarity. The Midwest Kind band members hail from Michigan and Wisconsin, and Harper himself is becoming an American citizen and residing in Grass Lake, somewhere in the Midwest.
Next Wednesday, Feb. 20, Biscuit Miller and the Mix will play at the Bluesfest, and Todd Wolfe Band featuring the lead guitarist for Sheryl Crow and Carla Olson is to perform Sat., Feb. 23. Wolfe’s original songs have been covered by such great artists as Faith Hill and Stevie Nicks.
Incredible artists are bringing a wonderful, deep and rich musical history to Key Largo, said Robert DiGiorgio, creator of the Bayside Bluesfest.
The event is sponsored by DiGiorgio’s Café Largo and Bayside Grille and will be held at their location in downtown Key Largo at 99530 Overseas Highway. For information, contact DiGiorgio at 305-619-0172 or email email@example.com. Also, you may visit www.keylargo-baysidegrill.com and www.keylargoblues.com for continuing updates.