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Tour Dates

April 30 - Shore Lodge, Pavillion, McCall, Idaho

May 6th Nicelli Airport Lido, Venice, Italy     

May 7th Movie Bistro  Venice, Italy         

May 13th Al Vapore  Mestre, Italy   

May 14  Al ParlamentoVenice, Italy 

(more dates in Italy to follow)

May 21 - Roy's Hall, Blairstown, NJ 8pm

June 10 - Highland Brewing Co., Asheville, NC  7pm

June 11 - The Purple Fiddle, Thomas, WV  8pm

June 16 - Brackins Knoxville, TN 9pm

June 17 - Crimson Moon Dahlonega, Ga 8pm

Aug 12 - Sparta Concert Series Dykstra Park, 7pm 

Sept. 29 - MadLife Stage and Studios in Woodstock, GA  

Sept. 30 - The Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room Bluffton, SC 

More US and European dates coming soon!

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The Arson’s Match

by Peter Karp

The Arson’s Match, was recorded live at a sold-out performance in New York City in 2004, and has not been released until now. Originally broadcast live on Sirius Satellite Radio, Karp and his Roadshow Band perform Karp’s finest original songs, together with Mick Taylor of the legendary Rolling Stones. Says Taylor, “Guys like Peter Karp, James Taylor and Bob Dylan embody Americana Blues and us English guys are inspired by it. It was a great night of music.

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ABOUT

 

"Karp is his own man, an artist who blends roots music styles into something that transcends blues, country, R&B and swamp. John Prine's wordplay, Joe Ely's rocking instincts, Billy Joe Shaver's fatalistic outlook." J. Poet AllMusic.com

 

“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

 

“Karp’s one cool cookie, all right — from his muscular slide guitar soloing to his observational and oh-so-true songwriting and, most of all, that soulful expressive voice of his, dripping with innuendo.  Dude’s entertaining as hell.”  Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine

 

“Karp's a great writer and performer whose songs are driven by verbal word play and insights into the human experience. Like James Taylor and Bob Dylan, Karp embodies Americana music.”   USA TODAY

 

Considered one of the finest contemporary Americana and blues artists around, singer-songwriter, slide guitarist and pianist Peter Karp has carved out his own unique niche. At once funny, poignant, irreverent, romantic and always true to life, Karp’s compositions reflect his own intriguing backstory.  Raised both in the swamps of New Jersey and rural trailer parks in southern Alabama, Karp masterfully crafts music fueled with a Yankee-Rebel juxtaposition by infusing genuine emotion, humor and candor in a setting of exquisitely performed rhythms and compelling vocalization. As a songwriter Karp first garnered national attention and critical acclaim through his collaboration with guitarist Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones who recorded and toured with Karp on his first label release, The Turning Point. His next national release on Blind Pig Records, Shadows and Cracks, had Karp sharing the main stage with the venerable Delbert McClinton, New Orleans-based roots rock band, TheSubdudes, and three-time Grammy winner, blues great Keb Mo. In 2008 Karp formed The Karp Foley Band with Canadian blues guitarist Sue Foley. As the principle songwriter of the group Karp made 2 very successful Cd’s “He Said She Said” and Beyond The Crossroads.” In 2016 Karp will next release “The Arson’s Match” a live show recorded by Sirius radio at The Bottom Line in NYC. That Cd is part of a charity project that he started for Ovarian Cancer Research. 

 

Karp’s unmistakable lyrical style, consummate handling of the slide guitar and his propensity for dynamic performances have made him a remarkably rare talent in American roots music.