Love Canon

Bringing Rad Back

Sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia’s LOVE CANON currently resides in full bloom. The musicians, led by guitarist Jesse Harper, are six seasoned virtuoso string players fused together by wood and wire to become LOVE CANON.

““Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.”

With a passenger van and a trucker’s atlas, LOVE CANON has been touring the mid-Atlantic since 2010 bringing their own raucous blend of bluegrass to the masses. The band’s diehard fans are music lovers first and foremost, drawn to the beautiful high-lonesome stylings of Harper’s guitar and vocals paired with banjo master Adam Larrabee, mandolin pickin’ by Andy Thacker with Darrell Muller holding down the low-end on standup bass. The band is augmented with the sweet sounds of resonator guitar king Jay Starling on the Beard MA-6.

LOVE CANON has previously shared the stage and studio with David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby and as a band have toured with Josh Ritter and The Infamous Stringdusters. They have played festivals around the country; including LOCK'N and GOTV, have played live on the BBC and RTE radio and are currently recording their fourth studio album, LOVE CANON & FRIENDS, with special guest Keller Williams and many more.

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We can't wait to reunite with Keller Williams and his all-star bluegrass crew at The Capitol Theatre on 4/20!

4/20 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
TIX (on-sale this Friday) -

We're still reeling from an incredible NYE at The Jefferson Theater!

Just before the holidays, we dropped into 106.1 The Corner, where we talked about what a great 2016 we had, our plans for 2017, and debuted Paul Simon's "Graceland," featuring Aoife O'Donovan and Michael Cleveland. Check out the interview and performance below!

Before and after...#NYE

Wow - what a night at The Jefferson Theater! Big thanks to The Stray Birds, everyone who made the show possible, and everyone who came out to celebrate with us. Thank you and Happy New Year! #NYE

And the party begins... #NYE

Soundcheck in the books here at The Jefferson Theater, ready for doors in just a few short hours! #NYE

Tonight's show at The Jefferson Theater is SOLD OUT - we'll see you there soon to celebrate 2017! #NYE

THIS SATURDAY - We can't wait to celebrate the end of 2016 in our hometown with our good friends The Stray Birds and DJ Dave Moore. #NYE is fast approaching and tickets are moving fast - get yours today!

12/31 - The Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
RSVP: New Year's Eve - Love Canon w/ The Stray Birds

PC: Camden Littleton Photography

Videos (See all)

LC Breezin' through Brooklyn Aug 12
Love Canon Promo - Bowery NYC 2
Love Canon at The Hamilton DC - promo
Love Canon at The Bowery Ballroom
Swing into the Holiday Season w/ Love Canon
Love Canon 10/31 Contest

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Band Members

Jesse Harper - Guitar
Adam Larrabee - Banjo
Andy Thacker - Mandolin
Darrell Muller - Bass
Jay Starling- Dobro
Zachariah Hickman- Moustache, Spirit


Current Location

Booking Agent

Crossover Touring
Other Charlottesville Artists
Seattle Artists