Hey there everybody! With the COVID-19 situation, many of our live gigs have been cancelled, so we're going to be going live quite a bit in the coming weeks and months. You can tune in at my Facebook Page, Erin Harpe – Blues (make sure you're following us so you get the updates!).
The first one is tonight, Sunday 3/15, from 7 until 7:30pm, Eastern Standard Time. Hope to see you there!
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My latest project is a weekly country blues guitar video series, which I'm pretty excited about! Every Wednesday I'll be uploading a new solo acoustic blues video – just me and my guitar, playing acoustic country blues songs in the style I grew up learning from my dad, Neil Harpe (check out his cool vintage guitar website StellaGuitars.com for a little more about my dad and what he's up to). This week's video is of Willie Brown's “Mississippi Blues” – click here to watch it! So far there are three videos in the series, see them all in this YouTube playlist:
Our next big hometown show is coming up on Saturday, February 1st with Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint in Medford, MA! If you haven't checked out this cool new venue yet, you definitely should! They have fantastic food, amazing drinks, and a great dance floor. Not to mention free parking! (Or you can take the Orange Line to Wellington Station and take the free shuttle to Rivers Edge!) $10. Located at 175 River's Edge Dr., Medford, MA.
Get ready for the New Year with our brand new Music Video for the classic song "Auld Lang Syne"!
We're so excited to present the official music video for the last cut on our holiday album – Auld Lang Syne. Start the year off right watching this lovely intimate video, featuring Erin in a vintage 1940's sequined gown and classic look, singing you into the New Year with heartfelt emotion. Feel free to watch this with a group on New Years Eve, share with family and friends, and enjoy! We hope you love it!
Blues chanteuse Erin Harpe sings the traditional New Years song Auld Lang Syne, featuring a capella vocals with harmonies and a surprise ending! This is the official music video for the song, originally released on Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers' holiday album "The Christmas Swing".
Filmed by Dave Geissler with assistance from Jim Countryman. Video editing by Erin Harpe.
TODAY we release “The Christmas Swing” Limited Edition VINYL!
We are so excited to announce that TODAY is the official release date for the Limited Edition Vinyl of our hit holiday album “The Christmas Swing”, out on VizzTone/Juicy Juju Records. If you haven't heard it yet, check out some of the great reviews it got below! It's also available on CD, and they both come with an immediate download of the album. Check it out, along with all the other fun stuff you can get – kazoos, hats, t-shirts and more – at our store!
We're very excited to share with you that Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers' classic holiday blues album, “The Christmas Swing”, will be available this season for the first time as a VINYL LP – out on VizzTone/Juicy Juju Records!
To celebrate, we're offering the new limited edition vinyl LP for a special lower price when you PRE-ORDER it at the link below. Grab just the record, or go for our pre-sale VINYL MERCH BUNDLES that pair the signed vinyl album with other fun stuff like kazoos, winter beanie hats, CD's and more!
I'm so excited to share the good news, WE WON! That's right, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers were just awarded Blues Act Of The Year by the New England Music Awards! THANKS so much to everybody who voted for us and helped get the word out, and to NEMA! We are so honored to be recognized by our hometown scene!!
The awards ceremony was lots of fun, as you can see from the photo above by official NEMA photographer Patrick Crean. Want more? See how much fun we had on the red carpet in the slideshow below!
The Messers at Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. Photo from Augusta Blues & Swing Week (Davis & Elkins College, WV).
New England Music Awards Nominations!
Exciting news!!! ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS have been NOMINATED for not one, but TWO categories in this year’s New England Music Awards! The even better news is YOU get to VOTE for us NOW, from ANYWHERE!
Erin Harpe & Jim Countryman Country Blues Duo at the Green Note, London on March 4, 2019. Photo by John Gregory.
Spring is finally here, and, though I was so busy I missed sending you a newsletter last month, I'm happy to report that last month's UK tour went great, and we've got plenty of news to share! Our second UK tour (my acoustic duo with Jim Countryman on U-bass) was a whirlwind of well-attended and sold-out shows, with a couple guitar workshops thrown in, an overnight ferry (or two), snow in Scotland, and lots of fun adventures, travelling to new places meeting new friends. I made a really fun photo and video album of the tour
Photo by Deke Rivers, from the Women In Blues Showcase at Alfred's on Beale in Memphis TN.
Happy February darlin’!
2019 is off to a great start, I just returned from the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where I made it to the semi-finals, saw many old (and new) friends, and made some great contacts. It was also a lot of fun. Big thanks going out to the Boston Blues Society, fellow semi-finalists Soul Box and the rest of the Boston crew who came down, and all you watching from home! Love you all!! One of the most special parts of being in Memphis for me this year was getting to play the Women in Blues Showcase 2019.
We are very excited to announce that we made DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE's 2018 Yuletide Music Roundup with our very first holiday release!!! How cool is that?!? (I have always wanted to be on a list that included the great Diana Ross!!) “Singer and guitarist Erin Harpe spans the gap between historic blues and rockabilly, satisfying a roots music fan’s thirst
The first, glowing review has come in of our new holiday album "The Christmas Swing", from our friend Aj Wachtel! Thanks for the nice words Aj! Check it out:
"This music is for the listener who would rather celebrate the holidays with their friends and family drinking at the bar with a live band instead of enjoying the yuletide with the solitude and warmth of their own cozily lit living room fireplace; contemplating good times past.
Today is the world premier of our new music video “JINGLE BELL BLUES” – the first single from our new album “The Christmas Swing”! I'm very excited to share this audio/visual creation with you! We filmed and edited the whole thing ourselves, and I think it came out really great! Take a snowy trip with Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers on a one-horse open sleigh complete with slide guitar, harmonica, bass, drums, and plenty of fishnets! CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW!
I recently won the Boston Blues Challenge, so I'll be headed down to Memphis to compete in the 2019 International Blues Challenge, coming up January 22-26th! If you wanna help me get there, please check out my GoFundMe page…
I recently travelled down to the mountains of North Carolina for my first performance at Merlefest – “America's top roots-based festival”! I was invited to play at a special blues showcase – “The Greatest Acoustic Blues Show on Earth”…