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Harvest String Duo

Weddings, Corporate Events, Art Shows & Festivals
    Wedding music with pop selections are this duo's unique style many Brides love.

    The Harvest String Duo consists of Teri Abler on violin and JP Hester on guitar, this duo performs throughout the Southeast performing selections from Bob Dylan to Beethoven. Combining their classical training with their love for modern music, the duo puts a unique perspective on almost any song or style.

    Their unique ability to play across various genres and adapt to and interact with each audience makes them a highly sought after staple for weddings, country clubs, restaurants, or conventions. Whether your event calls for tuxedos or t-shirts, the Harvest String Duo’s music elevates any event’s ambience.

    Many clients rave about the duo’s ability to play almost any request on the fly. Crying toddler at your wedding reception? No problem! They’ll bust out the ‘Paw Patrol’ theme and turn that frown upside down!  Bride wants Madonna and Mother-in-Law wants Mozart?  Easy! How about a classically-inspired take on ‘Material Girl’?

    Teri is a classically-trained violinist/violist and has performed with regional symphonies throughout the Midwest and Southeast. In addition to teaching at The Gwinnett School of Music, she also maintains a virtual studio through the states and abroad. JP studied classical guitar in his younger years before focusing more on songwriting and improvisational rock and roll.

    He has done session work for other artists as well as recording original material.  A chance meeting between the two planted the idea, and the melding of their styles has created something familiar, yet truly unique.

    The Harvest String Duo’s versatility allows them to craft each set to specific audiences and evolve with the atmosphere as the night progresses. Oftentimes they find themselves beginning the shows with elegant instrumentals and finishing the night with rousing sing-alongs involving the whole crowd.

    Both Teri and JP find their biggest reward in the faces of satisfied clients. They relish the opportunity to create a unique set for your special event. They feel the journey of learning new music and seeing their styles coalesce is the closest thing to magic they’ve found yet, and look forward to sharing that journey with you.


    Harvest String Duo Song List

    Modern Repertoire:

    A Day in the Life - The Beatles

    A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

    A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

    Across the Universe - The Beatles

    Africa - Toto

    Ain't Life Grand - Widespread Panic

    All My Lovin’ - The Beatles

    Althea - Grateful Dead

    And She Was - Talking Heads

    Angel From Montgomery - John Prine

    Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar

    Atlantic City  - The Bans

    Be My Baby - The Ronettes

    Be Our Guest - Beauty & The Beast

    Because - The Beatles

    Bermuda Highway - My Morning Jacket

    Bertha - Grateful Dead

    Billy Breathes - Phish

    Birds of a Feather - Phish

    Blackbird - The Beatles

    Blue Indian - Widespread Panic

    Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino

    Brain Damage - Pink Floyd

    Brokedown Palace - Grateful Dead

    Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

    Built To Last - Grateful Dead

    Burning Down the House - Talking Heads

    Bye Bye Bye - N’Sync

    California Dreamin - The Mama & The Papas

    Can’t Find My Way Home - Steve Winwood

    Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley

    Can't Take My Eyes off of You - Frank Valli

    Candy Man - Grateful Dead

    Casey Jones - Grateful Dead

    Cassidy - Grateful Dead

    Catfish John  - Jerry Garcia Band

    Cavatina - Deer Hunter

    China Cat Sunflower - Grateful Dead

    Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

    Come On Eileen  - Dexy’s Midnight Runners

    Come Sail Away - Styx

    Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

    Crazy Fingers - Grateful Dead

    Creep - Radiohead

    Crying - Roy Orbison

    Dancing Queen - ABBA

    Daniel - Elton John

    Day After Day - Badfinger

    Days Between - Grateful Dead

    Dear Prudence - The Beatles

    Dirt - Phish

    Don’t Stop Believing - Journey

    Down By the River - Neil Young

    Driver - Phish

    Dupree’s Diamond Blues - Grateful Dead

    Dust in the Wind - Kansas

    Eleanor Rigby  -The Beatles

    Eyes of the World - Grateful Dead

    Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard

    Famous Blue Raincoat  - Leonard Cohen

    Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)

    Fire on the Mountain - Grateful Dead

    Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

    Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead

    Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

    Goin’ Down the Road - Grateful Dead

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

    Gumbo - Phish

    Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

    He’s Gone - Grateful Dead

    Hello In There - John Prine

    Hello In There - John Prine

    Hey There Delilah - Plain White T’s

    Hey Ya - Outkast

    Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger

    I Am The Walrus - The Beatles

    I know you Rider - Grateful Dead

    I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

    I’ll Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie

    I’ve Had the Time of My Life -

    If I Only Had a Brain - The Wizard of Oz

    In My Life - The Beatles

    In Spite of Ourselves - John Prine

    In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

    It Makes No Difference - The Band

    It might Be You - Stephen Bishop

    Karma Police - Radiohead

    Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

    Kodachrome - Paul SImon

    Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

    Layla - Eric Clapton

    Let it Be  - The Beatles

    Let It Ride - Ryan Adams

    Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

    Loser - Grateful Dead

    Love Love Love - John Prine

    Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Adele

    Man on the Moon - R.E.M.

    Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers

    Moondance - Van Morrison

    Moonlight Serenade - Beethoven

    Morning Dew - Grateful Dead

    Mother - Pink Floyd

    My Brothers and My Sisters - Jerry Garcia Band

    My Favorite Things - Mary Poppins

    My Girl - The Temptations

    Never Gonna Give You Up  - Rick Astley

    1979 - Smashing Pumpkins

    No Matter What - Badfinger

    Norwegian Wood - The Beatles

    Now That I’ve Found You - Alison Krauss

    Oh My Sweet Carolina  - Ryan Adams

    On the Turning Away - Pink Floyd

    One Flight Down - Norah Jones

    Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland

    Please Don’t Bury Me - John Prine

    Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths

    Ripple - Grateful Dead

    Running of Faith - Eric Clapton

    Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead

    Serenade - Schubert

    Shallow - Lady Gaga

    Ship of Fools - Grateful Dead

    Sitting in Limbo - Jimmy Cliff

    Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

    So Many Roads - Grateful Dead

    Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel

    Someone to Watch Over Me  - Ella Fitzgerald

    Something - The Beatles

    Somewhere Only We Know - Keane

    Somewhere that’s Green - Little Shop of Horrors

    Song for Zula - Phosphorescent

    Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word - Elton John

    Southern Accent - Tom Petty

    Spanish Pipedream - John Prine

    Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - John Prine

    Stand By Me - Ben E. King

    Stella Blue - Grateful Dead

    Strange Design - Phish

    Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter

    Sugaree - Grateful Dead

    Take On Me - Aha

    Tennessee Whiskey  - Chris Stapleton

    Terrapin Station - Grateful Dead

    The Take Out - Widespread Panic

    The Way You Do the Things You Do - The Temptations

    The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

    The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

    Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

    Touch of Grey - Grateful Dead

    Wagon Wheel  - Old Crow Medicine Show

    Waste - Phish

    We Can Work it Out - The Beatles

    What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

    With or Without You - U2

    Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

    Yesterday - The Beatles

    You Don’t Know Me - Ray Charles

    Your Song - Elton John


    Classical Repertoire:

    Air on the G string - Bach

    Alleluia from Exultate Jubilante - Mozart

    Andante - Carulli

    Andante - Sor

    Andantino - Carcassi

    Aria - Handel

    Aria - Verdi

    Arioso - Bach

    Ave Maria - Schubert

    Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart

    Ballade No.1 - Chopin

    Bourree - Bach

    Bridal Chorus - Wagner

    Canon in D - Pachelbel

    Caprice - Paganini

    Caro Nome - Verdi

    Claire de Lune - Chopin

    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart

    Emperor Waltz - Strauss

    Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

    Finale from Symphony No. 1  - Brahms

    Flower Duet - Delibes

    Gavotte - Bach

    Habanera - Bizet

    Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel

    Humoresque - Dvorak

    In The Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg

    Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach

    Lagrima - Tarrega

    Largo from “Winter” - Vivaldi

    Liebestraum - Liszt

    Meditation from Thais - Massanet

    Minuet in G Major - Bach

    Nessus Dorma - Puccini

    New World Symphony - Dvorak

    O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini

    O Sole Mio - Capua

    Ode to Joy - Beethoven

    On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn


    Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 - Bach

    Rondeau - Mouret

    Sarabande - Handel

    Serenade - Schubert

    Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

    Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky

    Study in B Minor - Sor

    Study in E Minor - Tarrega

    Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky

    The Swan - Saint Saens

    Theme from Sonata in A Major - Mozart

    Waltz - Carulli

    Watcher Auf - Bach

    Wedding March - Mendelssohn

          Note: If you do not see your favorite song, just ask about it!   The Harvest String Duo can accommodate most requests.










    Wow, Jim!  The Harvest String Duo were AMAZING performing for our wedding ceremony and reception last Saturday Oct. 7, 2023 in Atlanta!  So glad we took your recommendation and booked these talented and musicians.  All our guests were asking who they were and where we got them from!  Mark and I loved their talent, grace and kindness - will highly recommend them.

    David K.