Peter Karp Band

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FOR PETE’S SAKE: Atlanta favorite Peter Karp rocks the blues June 9.
Friday June 9, 2023 07:00 PM EDT
Cost: $15+
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: Blues rocker Karp seems to play Atlanta every other month. That’s fine. His exuberant roots music and terrific band, featuring ex-Delta Moon co-founder Mark Johnson, always delivers. Witty lyrics like the sing-along “I’m out on a limb and my baby’s got a chain saw” and Karp’s talents on acoustic and electric guitar push his blues-based music into almost, but not quite, pop territory, a place where Karp seems comfortable. He’s been at it a long time. The veteran status is clear as he owns the stage and explodes live. Highly recommended. — HH

From the venue:

Peter Karp

Peter Karp Band (Americana Blues, Nashville, TN) Chosen: One of the 75 Modern Blues & Blues Rock Artists you Must Hear, 2021.

“Peter Karp is a star. 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.” Goldmine Magazine.

Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Pianist. Bandleader. Operating within the fiery brand of roots/blues music that Karp calls “Soul-influenced Americana-Blues rock.” The music is crackling with smart and witty lyrics. His ability to give the audience such a great time while performing is refreshing.

“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 first saw national attention when guitarist Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones recorded and toured with Karp on his third indie release. Signed to Blind Pig Records he released several other albums, including two with Sue Foley, that worked their way to the top of the Blues and Billboard Charts. A common theme his bands possess is Karp’s heartfelt, critically acclaimed songwriting amidst a group of masterful musicians.

“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 -


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515 N. McDonough St.
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