All Come Home
Singer-Songwriter James Harper is an accomplished finger-style guitarist whose playing reflects his interest in folk, rock, classical, and celtic music. Listening to his songs is like overhearing strangers while waiting for a train- some stories are magical, some so unlikely that they just might be real, and some make you think they've come from your own heart. Influences range from Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Tom Waits, and other singer-songwriters to bands like The Moody Blues, Steeleye Span, and The Chieftains. Respected for his song crafting, several of the pieces on his debut CD titled All Come Home are featured in a university storytelling graduate class as examples of narrative in song form. His years of knocking around the country performing and doing many kinds of work are balanced with a scholar's curiosity to forge the artist he is today-- a literate and powerful storyteller. His layered works will introduce you to your own everyday world, but with a fresh shimmer of mystery.