The Hardtimes Blues Band

About

Johnny Harper’s The Hardtimes Blues Band is a band from Pharr, Texas, that originates from Johnny’s Bar-B-Que.  Once exclusive to Johnny’s Bar-B-Que, The Hardtimes, continues to perform regularly throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Currently, you can find The Hardtimes performing weekly at Ol’ D’s Soda Shop in Harlingen, Texas, for the RGV Blues Society’s Weekly Blues Jam.

Each week, The Hardtimes Blues Band features a revolving cast of South Texas’ most talented musicians; a tradition that continues from the days at Johnny’s Bar-B-Que. For his work, Johnny Harper has been congressionally recognized for his contribution to music in the South Texas scene, and beyond.

In The News


Past Events

Date City Venue
Jun 14, 2014 Harlingen, TX Blues on the Hill
2014 Blues Music Award Winner (Best Traditional Female Artist of the Year), Diunna Greenleaf with Special Guests, Ram Danesse, Johnny Harper & The Hardtimes Blues Band, and, The Peterson Brothers.
Jun 14, 2014 Harlingen, TX The Hop Shop
The Blues on the Hill After Party with The Hardtimes Blues Band, Big Brucey, and, friends!
Jun 13, 2014 Harlingen, TX Ol’ D’s Soda Shop
Blues on the Hill Pre-Party Jam Session
May 16, 2014 Harlingen, TX Ol’ D’s Soda Shop
Ol’ D’s Soda Shop Presents Friday Night Blues
Apr 12, 2014 Harlingen, TX Big John’s BBQ
Blues for Autism
Nov 09, 2013 McAllen, TX American Legion Post 37
Oct 26, 2013 McAllen, TX American Legion Post 37
Oct 19, 2013 McAllen, TX American Legion Post 37
Sep 28, 2013 McAllen, TX American Legion Post 37
Sep 07, 2013 McAllen, TX American Legion Post 37
Aug 14, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Aug 07, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Jul 10, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Jul 03, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Jun 26, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Jun 19, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Jun 12, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Jun 05, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
May 29, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Apr 24, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Apr 17, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Apr 10, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Apr 03, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Simon Sez and The Hardtimes Blues Band Present the Summer Blues Jam Sessions, Every Wednesday at 9PM.
Apr 03, 2013 McAllen, TX Simon Sez
Mar 27, 2013 McAllen, TX Cypress Lounge
Join us this week when we gather to play the blues, and to celebrate Johnny Harper’s birthday!
Mar 20, 2013 McAllen, TX Cypress Lounge
Mar 13, 2013 McAllen, TX Cypress Lounge
Mar 06, 2013 McAllen, TX Cypress Lounge
Open Blues Jam Session, Everyone is Welcome! Read more about it on The Monitor.
Jun 16, 2012 Pharr, TX Johnny’s Bar-B-Que
The Last Ride of Johnny Harper and his immortals at Johnny’s Bar-B-Que going out of business event.
Mar 26, 2011 Pharr, TX Johnny’s Bar-B-Que
Johnny Harper’s Birthday Bash
Feb 19, 2011 Pharr, TX Johnny’s Bar-B-Que
Admission: $5 plus 2 cans of food items. Food Bank RGV & Public Radio 88FM present Food for Blues featuring Big Brucey & The Max Tones, Vito del Valle Blues Revue, Johnny Harper & The Hardtimes Blues Band. FREE BBQ to the first 50 people!
Jan 31, 2009 Pharr, TX Johnny’s Bar-B-Que

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