Chris Harper

Chris Harper

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Blues - Modern | Chicago, United States
Total Song Plays: 3   
Member Since: 2009
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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"Swississippi Chris" Harper followed his passion to become what he was destined to be, a bluesman. It's a long road from Switzerland to Chicago, but to Harper it was always just a dream away.
Music was always a big part of his life; he played flute as a youngster, & later learned harmonica. As a teenager, he toiled as an apprentice printer by day, and played bass in jazz & rock bands at night.
Later, he visited Chicago, and live blues had a very deep impact on him. After hearing Chris play, the great harmonica stylist Sugar Blue took him under his wing and disciplined his technique, freeing him to focus on melodic innovation. In 2006, he released Blues Is My Life, an eclectic set of original songs, with a flair for experimentation, and received wide airplay.
With a leap of faith, he moved to the blues mecca, Chicago, to play the blues. In 2009, he jumped at the chance to record a
traditional blues CD with a cast of blues all-stars, a radical departure from his prior work.