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Opera House to feature JP Harris and the Tough Choices

By Staff | May 15, 2012

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The Shepherdstown Opera House will welcome JP Harris and The Tough Choices tonight. For those who thought country music ain’t what it used to be, think again. J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices have been resurrecting the ghosts of a time when real, hardcore Honky Tonk ruled the airwaves; before the words “pop” or “new” ever met the word “country.” Leaving home at the young age of 14, J.P. Harris has lived the songs he writes for well over a decade, getting his start around fires in sheep-herding camps in the southwest and hobo jungles across the country. Compared by many to George Jones, Billie Joe Shaver and even rising star Jamey Johnson, J.P. writes with the humor, grit and grace that only a truly road-worn author can summon. In just over two years, The Tough Choices have traveled nearly 100,000 miles and played over 200 dates, from Vermont to Louisiana to California, from festival stages to roadhouses one can’t find on a map. Doors open for the show at 8 p.m. with the start time set for 9 p.m. For tickets and more information on the Shepherdstown Opera House and Opera House LIVE! please visit www.operahouselive.com.