Jack Silverman of the Nashville Scene digs honkytonker JP Harris’ debut record: Harris’ brand-new first album I’ll Keep Callin’(Cow Island Music) is an impressive debut, and faithfully hews to his two self-proclaimed rules: Keep it country, and keep it simple. What Brown’s Diner and Dino’s are to burgers, Harris is to country music. You’ll find no auditory arugula here, no sonic pesto. Maybe the musical equivalent of grilled onions and a slice of tomato, but that’s about it.
Via press release: Lee Greenwood will appear on the Lifetime Channel’s “The Balancing Act” on May 30.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.