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I was recently asked to rewrite the Camp Harlow bio for our web site. I soon realized that this was no small task, but certainly one that deserves more than 2 short paragraphs, considering the long history of this band.

For over 30 years, their soulful, heartfelt vocals and seamless harmonies have been as much a part of the Kansas City music scene as anyone over the past three decades, and, as any of the ever-growing extended family and friends who hear them every Saturday at the Levee will tell you, the Camp Harlow Band still delivers their unique brand of rhythm and blues and rock & roll with as much passion as ever.

The Camp Harlow Band that we all know and love first formed in 1972 in Aspen, CO of all places, with Jimmy Harlow, (vocals and piano), Greg Camp (vocals and guitar) Roger Workman (pedal steel), Tim Shields (bass) and myself, Gary Signor (drums). Sadly, this first venture only lasted about 2 years before everyone returned to K.C., playing in various bands such as Wheels, Natch, Riverrock, and The Jolly Bros Band

Reformed in 1992, Camp Harlow began playing the Saturday Matinee at The Tuba on Southwest Blvd. After three memorable years, The Tuba closed and the band, along with it's loyal following, moved to The Levee in Westport, where we are in our twelfth year.

For the past several years we have been fortunate to have the services of journeyman guitar player, Bruce Sidener, along with the distinctive vocals and rock steady bass playing of Steve Nierman, both having played with us many times over the years on various other musical collaborations.

This current lineup, plus the occasional addition of original member Roger Workman on pedal steel, is a testament to the common bond shared by musicians and lifelong friends, resulting in a chemistry on stage that is always electric and often uncanny.

With the varied influences of everyone from Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and The Everly Bros - to Little Feat, Van Morrison, The Allman Bros, Delbert McClinton and even Johnny Cash and John Prine, Camp Harlow has combined these influences with their own unique and original style to a sound that is truly their own. Everything they do, be it a new twist on an old song, or one of their own compositions, it all has that inherent Camp Harlow sound and feel.

In memory of our fearless leader, Greg Camp.

In memory of former Camp Harlow band mate and dear friend Jeff Wollenberg - Your spirit lives on through the music...What-e-ya Johnny Moose!

Collectively, Camp Harlow has shared the stage with many national acts including:
  • Little Feat
  • Clint Black
  • Brewer and Shipley
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • David Allen Coe
  • Steve Miller
  • Muddy Waters
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • Robben Ford
  • Three Dog Night
  • Dave Mason
  • Dan Seals
  • Restless Heart
  • Ry Cooder
  • Badfinger
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee
  • Greg Camp
    Jimmy Harlow
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