Video: Johnny Harper & Carnival Cover The Band- ‘Life Is a Carnival’ & ‘Up On Cripple Creek’

Johnny Harper.

Johnny Harper is a superb guitarist who backed Maria Muldaur among others.

He’s put together a band, Johnny Harper and Carnival, and they’re covering songs by The Band.

Check out these videos. The performances are very good. These guys know what they’re doing.

Recorded live March 2014 at Avonova in Oakland.

The way the voices work together in these songs is wonderful.

More on Johnny Harper here.

Johnny Harper and Carnival are playing songs by The Band Saturday May 10 in San Francisco at St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk Street.

“Life Is a Carnival”:

“W.S. Walcott Medicine Show”:

“Up On Cripple Creek”:

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.]

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