Stage Door Series
Tuesday, September 19, 2017. 7pm
Singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist Peter Karp has carved out his own unique niche, raised both in the swamps of New Jersey and trailer parks in southern Alabama. That will leave a mark. Karp masterfully crafts music fueled with a Yankee-Rebel juxtaposition by infusing genuine emotion, humor and candor.
As a songwriter Karp first saw national attention through his collaboration with guitarist Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones who recorded and toured with Karp on his first release, The Turning Point. Blind Pig Records next released Shadows and Cracks. In 2008 Karp formed The Karp Foley Band with Canadian blues guitarist Sue Foley. With Karp as the principle songwriter, they released two CDs on Blind Pig that went to #1 on the Blues Chart. In 2016 Karp released “The Arson’s Match” a live show with Mick Taylor recorded by Sirius radio at The Bottom Line in NYC, part of a charity project that he started for Ovarian Cancer Research. This was nominated for 2 Blues Blast Awards in 2016 and Best Live Album from Blues 411 Jimi Awards.
“Guys like Peter Karp, James Taylor and Bob Dylan embody Americana Blues, and us English guys are inspired by it.” Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones
Additional donations at the door go to support the artist.
Call TFAC at 828-859-8322 for details.