Peter Harper is a self-described untrained musician, yet he knows trade secrets like playing ukulele at red lights. He’s a well-loved touring performer in France, interviewed by the likes of France24 and France Bleu Pays Basque. His website, peterharper.net, is in two languages, and so is the love he receives on social media.
He was touring in France when Joni connected us on Facebook. I followed so I’d know when he landed stateside, and that’s where I found Peter’s call for voices. He laid down his own vocal track in a video, asking us to sing along, record ourselves, and send it in. Of course I did.
Peter believes interaction is fundamental to all forms of art. He told me “painting, drawing, sculpture are all just veins that ultimately lead back to the heart…” and that we could start anywhere and talk about anything.
So I started by asking about French rap.
(This does come around to Folk music; @PETERHARP3R will tell you how and why.)
Peter Harper – All Roads Lead to the Heart
A lengthy interview with the songster and artist Peter Harper
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