July Delta Blues News! 

We had a great time at the Blues 'n Brews Festival in Canton CT in June!

Happy July! It's been busy lately here at DS Headquarters, and I hope that you're having a great summer too! We're happy to say the new Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers debut album is done being mixed and sounds FABULOUS, we can't wait for YOU to hear it! It will be called Love Whip Blues, and it's coming out on Vizztone on November 4th!!! More very exciting news about the album is coming soon... including our big Boston-area album release party, which is in the works and we'll announce soon. AND in other news, we have plenty of live shows coming up all around New England & beyond this summer, I REALLY hope to see you on the dancefloor, hope you can make it!

And if you just need some Delta Swingers music RIGHT NOW, subscribe to our Youtube channel – where you can be the FIRST to watch new live videos every week! It's easy (and free)! And LIKE us on Facebook – where we share videos and more all the time!

Love & delta blues!
~Erin and the boys

Coming up in JULY – NY, MA, ME, CT, VT!

Thursday 7/10: Jumpin' in July Concert Series in Plattsburg NY!
Thursday, July 10th we swing up to Plattsburgh NY for their Jumpin' in July concert series! We play two sets of Charles River Delta Blues outside on the lawn of the NCCCA Arts Center. This great concert series is put on by the Strand Center for the Arts, and the Adirondack Young Professionals will be behind the bar serving up drinks during the concert too! Bring chairs, blankets, family and friends! (It's a RAIN OR SHINE event! *Rain location is the Strand Theatre.)

NCCCA Arts Center, 23 Brinkerhoff Street Plattsburgh, NY. Free, all ages, 5:30pm.

Friday 7/11: Back Page in Lowell MA!
Friday July 11th we return to the Back Page in Lowell MA! Perfectly named for its canal-way entrance (tucked behind the Blue Taleh Thai Restaurant), the Back Page is appropriately located on the ground floor of the old Lowell Sun Building. Enjoy hot blues, low-lighting, and strong drinks... a great night of music with four hours of dancin' fun from 9pm-1am. And you can listen in live on the radio from 10pm-12am EST on WCAP 980AM anywhere in the world!

15 Kearney Square (behind Blue Taleh) Lowell, MA. Free, 21+, 9pm.

Saturday 7/12: The Speakeasy in Rockland ME!
Saturday, July 12th we present "An Afterparty for The North Atlantic Blues Festival" at The Speakeasy in Rockland ME! Enjoy lounging on The Speakeasy's lowly-lit couches with a cocktail, and dance to some appropriately retro 30's era blues (plus soul, country, funk & more swinging genres) with the Delta Swingers! Feel free to dress up for the occasion!

2 Park Drive (Under the Tradewinds Motor Inn on Main Street), Rockland, ME. $5, 21+, 9pm.

Wednesday 7/16: The Milky Way Lounge in JP MA!
Wednesday July 16th we have a very special mid-week hometown event, we're playing an indoor/outdoor show on the patio at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge ! It's all part of the SUMMER MUSIC SERIES. The show is NO COVER – BUT for just $15, you can enjoy ALL YOU CAN EAT HOT DOGS (chicken, beef, pork, & vegan!) PLUS Adult Lemonade from Downeast Cider House.

To get in on the Hot Dogs + Adult Lemonade tickets are limited so advance tix are recommended:
Buy hot dog/lemonade tickets here!

284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA. Free (or $15 for all-you-can-eat-hotdogs & adult lemonades!), all ages (21+ for lemonade stand), 7-9pm!

Thursday 7/17: The Stomping Ground in Putnam CT!
Thursday July 17th my Delta Blues Duo comes back to The Stomping Ground in Putnam CT, featuring myself on acoustic delta guitar, vocals & kazoo, and Jim Countryman on acoustic ukelele bass! Come on down and enjoy delicious food and drinks, plus the great atmosphere at The Stomping Ground – along with some down home acoustic delta blues!

132 Main St, Putnam, CT. Free, 21+, 8pm.

Saturday 7/19: The New World Tavern in Plymouth MA!
Saturday July 19th we'll be at The New World Tavern in Plymouth MA! In historic Plymouth, NWT is a destination for fine beers and creative dishes, as seen on The Phantom Gourmet! Satisfy your sense of adventure with 32 drafts and more than 100 bottled domestic, imported and craft beers from around the world, plus a creative dinner menu featuring gastro pub specialties and classic tavern fare!

56 Main St., Plymouth, Ma. Free, 21+, 9pm.

Friday 7/25: Northampton MA Summer Concert Series!
Friday July 25th we play a free, all ages concert in downtown Northampton MA! It's all part of The Northampton Summer Concert Series, featuring local food, drink, crafts, and even massage! Don't miss this fun evening of music!

Courthouse Lawn Main Street and King Street, Downtown Northampton MA. Free, all ages, 6-8pm.

Saturday 7/26: The Red Square in Burlington VT!
Saturday, July 26th we're back up in Burlington VT at the Red Square for a FREE show! It's summertime, so – weather permitting – we'll be rockin' outside under the stars! There's no cover before 9pm and we start at 7! Hope to see all our Burlington area friends!!!

136 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401. 7pm, 21+, Free!

Monday 7/28: Radio Appearance on WATD 95.9!
Monday July 28th, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers will be performing on WATD 95.9FM – The South Shore's Radio Station – live at from 9:15-10:00pm EST! Listen online anywhere here!

Thursday 7/31: Centre Street Sanctuary in JP MA!
Thursday July 31st come on down to JP's new spot for acoustic music – Centre Street Sanctuary – for some downhome country blues with my Delta Blues Duo! Featuring myself on acoustic delta blues guitar, vocals & kazoo, and Jim Countryman on acoustic ukelele bass!

It's free admission, and Sanctuary has a great menu and a huge array of beer – draught/cans/bottles – as well as sangrias, cocktails and bombers!

365 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain MA. 8-10pm, 21+, free!




Sat. 8/2 Barnful of Blues Festival New Boston NH (Day)

Sat. 8/2 Theodore's Blues Booze 'n BBQ Springfield MA (Night)

Thurs. 8/7 Atwood's Tavern Cambridge MA

Fri. 8/8 Harlow's Pub Peterborough NH

Sat. 8/9 Oysterfest Newmarket NH

Sun. 8/10 Governor's Inn Rochester NH

Th. 8/14 Abby Lane Boston MA

Sun. 8/17 Green Love Festival Starks ME

Fri. 8/22 Firefly's BBQ Marlborough MA

Sat. 8/23 Smoken' Joe's Brighton MA 

Thurs. 8/28 Gardner Ale House Gardner MA

Fri. 8/29 Hill Country BBQ Brooklyn NY

Sat. 8/30 Triumph Brewing Co. New Hope PA

Sun. 8/31 ZUMIX Summer Concert Series East Boston MA


Check out the full schedule and details at www.erinharpe.com!


What do we do on our off-time? Play music with our other band Lovewhip!

We won! 2012 “Blues Artist of the Year”!

Yahoo! Sunday December 2nd was the Boston Music Awards ceremony, and we are very honored to say that we won our category and we're now 2012 "Blues Artists of the Year"!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in us and voting for us! Here's a little behind-the-scenes look at Sunday – click on the collage to see the slideshow:

2012 Boston Music Awards slideshow!

While I can say we never "expected" to win, we are very happy to be acknowledged by the Boston Music Awards, we have been working very hard this year, and 2012 has been a great year for us!

Boston Music Award-winning
"Charles River Delta Blues"
  • Looking forward to our next #Lovewhip show at #BrianBoru in #PortlandMaine Fri. 8/1!
    Looking forward to our next #Lovewhip show at #BrianBoru in #PortlandMaine Fri. 8/1!
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    Sleepy puppy.
  • We have been all over the place lately! Pit stop for lunch was across from this building in Manchester NH, on our way between Franconia NH and Plymouth MA.
    We have been all over the place lately! Pit stop for lunch was across from this building in Manchester NH, on our way between Franconia NH and Plymouth MA.
  • Elwood's new box.
    Elwood's new box.
  • Hungry cats: Everett and Elwood.
    Hungry cats: Everett and Elwood.

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