Harper and Haynes is Rich Harper and Joe Haynes. Both grew up in the St. Louis suburb known as Brentwood. Joe is a guitar player. Rich plays keyboard and has been involved in computer music production for many years. Joe played in bands in St. Louis and elsewhere. Rich wrote and produced song parodies and jingles for a St. Louis radio station. Both have a love of music and of things humorous.
With the ability to share projects digitally, the two have worked (between L.A. and St. Louis) on over a couple of dozen songs in the past year (2011-2012). They have over 50 lyrics and themes on the drawing board but not recorded or produced yet.
Songs range from the serious to the silly... from country to rock to festive. Brick by Brick is a contemplative song. Marine Layer Coming is a tongue in cheek heavy metal song. Nothing Beats a Mexican Coke is a tribute to a soft drink. Santa Rides Again is an epic tale in the cowboy story-telling style. When possible Harper and Haynes try to put together music videos for the songs on youtube. Check out our site.