Peter Karp

Peter Karp and the Roadshow Band

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“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 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

“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

Singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist Peter Karp has carved out his own unique niche. 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.

As a songwriter Karp first saw national attention through his collaboration with guitarist Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones who recorded and toured with Karp on his first release, The Turning Point. Blind Pig Records next released Shadows and Cracks. In 2008 Karp formed The Karp Foley Band with Canadian blues guitarist Sue Foley. With Karp as the principle songwriter, they released two CDs on Blind Pig that went to #1 on the Blues Chart. March 2016 Karp released “The Arson’s Match” a live show with Mick Taylor recorded by Sirius radio at The Bottom Line in NYC, part of a charity project that he started for Ovarian Cancer Research.

Karp’s lyrical style, consummate handling of the slide guitar infused by his love of Freddie King and Elmore James, and his dynamic shows with a high sense of entertainment have made him a popular addition to US, Canadian and European festivals and theaters.