Christmas Swing makes DownBeat's 2018 Yuletide Music Roundup!!! 

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 for a sound that is both comforting and edgy. Not content to put up with even a nanosecond of complacency, she and The Delta Swingers inject skewed fun into originals—including the title track, a jingle-bells version of their old tune “The Delta Swing”—and tinsel-strung renditions of gems written or popularized by Lead Belly (“Christmas Is A-Comin’”), Bessie Smith (“At The Christmas Ball”), Lightnin’ Hopkins (“Merry Christmas”) and Chuck Berry (the evergreen “Run Run Rudolph”). Too many visits to the wassail bowl: “Drink And Get Drunk,” a kazoo-driven revival of a Bo Carter country-blues number.”

Aj Wachtel calls THE CHRISTMAS SWING album "red-hot"!

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. This is drinking music driven by the dynamo Erin Harpe and her Memphis Minnie inspired rural blues guitar finger picking and great, great voice.

New Music Video Premier: “JINGLE BELL BLUES“!

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!

Pre-Order “THE CHRISTMAS SWING” & I’ll send you a Xmas Card & more!

Are you ready for the holidays yet? I'd love to help you get in a festive mood! Pre-order our first ever holiday album “The Christmas Swing” (coming out December 7th on VizzTone/Juicy Juju Records) and get an instant song download, plus other exclusive (pre-order only!) perks! (Or choose to pre-order just the download for $10!)

Exciting CD Pre-Order Perks:

  • Instant song download of “Jingle Bell Blues”!

  • Personalized, signed Christmas card from yours truly!

  • Beautiful 4-panel color digipack, which I designed myself!

  • Exclusively hand-signed and numbered!

  • First download! You’ll get the album download TWO WEEKS EARLY! (on 11/23/18)

  • Early delivery! Your CD package will be sent out ONE WEEK EARLY! (on 11/30/18)

CLICK TO PRE-ORDER NOW!

Memphis GoFundMe!

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

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Playing a song for the enthusiastic crowd at Blues & Swing Cultural Session: New Blues. Photos by Augusta Heritage Center.

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