Many dream of being rock stars, Eric B. Harmon said. But few actually get to live the dream.
Harmon grew up in Georgetown and attributes his beginnings in music to Brent Merritt, Scott County High School’s choral teacher.
Merritt’s choir “helped me define who I was,” Harmon said.
Now, Harmon is the lead singer for a Kentucky rock band known as Reverend Jack, and on June 25 the band will be opening for Foreigner in St. Charles, Missouri.
“This is the biggest show we’ve ever done,” he said.
Reverend Jack has opened for other bands before, but to open for one of his favorite bands is a huge deal, Harmon said.
“Not Playing Games” is the new 3-song EP by Reverend Jack. Released in February, the EP features two originals and one cover song.
Some big names in rock ‘n’ roll can be found on each song.
Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake is on the song Bullet, while Reb Beach, also of Whitesnake, is on the song Gasoline. And, on the cover of the Allman Brothers Midnight Rider, listeners will hear Bruce Watson of Foreigner.
Even through the success, Harmon just wants to make a positive impact through music.
“Every show we play, I want to help somebody,” he said.
Reverend Jack will be in Whitesburg, Kentucky at the StreetSide Grill & Bar July 12.
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