Music in the McKenzie

Peoria Public Library North
Host Organization
Peoria Public Library

James Herr AND Harlan, Meister, & Mitts (HMM)

James Herr is an acoustic artist known for his authentic performances of James Taylor, Paul Simon, Jim Croce and other acoustic artists such as Ed Shareen. Since starting music a few years ago, he has played many live music venues in the area including The Apollo Theater, Mardi Gras in May, and the Paradice Bar and Casino. He aspires to the play to level of the original artist whether it be Fire and Rain, Landslide, Blackbird or Castle on the Hill. With his expert finger picking style he provides complete performances of favorite acoustic

Harlan, Meister, and Mitts have proven to be a unique entity in the Peoria musical scene. All three members have performed in different bands over the years but have now joined together in what they lightheartedly call “partners in acoustic therapy”. Though their backgrounds vary, they all share a common love of music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. This includes songs by Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles, Cat Stevens, Crosby Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, America, and Dan Fogelberg.