HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We’re celebrating the season with with a big HOLIDAY MERCH SALE! Save 25% on all Erin Harpe - Blues music and merchandise!!! Go ahead and get some of your holiday gift shopping done now, or get yourself something nice – you’ll save money! – plus you’ll be supporting a small business, while also avoiding those pesky supply chain delays! ; )
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I wanted to share some more good news, which just seems to keep coming in lately. ;) In the midst of a busy week and weekend of shows, I found out I've been nominated for “Blues Artist of the Year” by the Boston Music Awards! (The Delta Swingers actually won it back in 2014, but this time it's just little ole’ me.) Anyway, after our recent NEMA “Album of the Year” win, it's a really nice surprise to be nominated again (along with so many talented friends) for a BMA! You made the difference last time, so, I'm hoping for your help again...
I would love your vote!
Just like last time, you can help decide the winner – we did it last time with the New England Music Awards... So, if you have a minute, cast your vote! (Thanks! Cross your fingers!!)
Happy November, I hope you and yours are doing well. We've been having a nice couple of weeks, with plenty of good news coming in! We're looking forward to the celebrations ahead, as we wrap up our summer touring season and get ready for some cozy indoor fun... and we have lots to celebrate!
Jim and I are extremely honored that our duo album, Meet Me In The Middle, received “Album of the Year” from the New England Music Awards(!!!), and on top of that, it's up for consideration to be on the GRAMMY ballot for “Traditional Blues Album”! The GRAMMY thing is a long shot... but we're just happy to be recognized, and who knows?! So, feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, I'm excited to enjoy the moment with you – so join us this season, in person or online. Details below!
We’re thrilled to announce that our album, “Meet Me In The Middle”, was just named 2021 ALBUM OF THE YEAR by The New England Music Awards!!! Jim and I are very honored, especially because this album was self-produced and recorded at home during quarantine by the two of us. We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this possible, including Pete Weiss (mixing), Peter Linnane (mastering), Joe Harrington at Boston Street Photography (cover photo), Dave Geissler (additional photos), David Avery (Powderfinger Promotions), and Richard Rosenblatt & Amy Brat at our label, VizzTone Label Group! ❤️ Big thanks to our fans for your continued support, and for voting for us ❤️ and to all the DJ’s and others who helped get the music out there!! And many thanks to the NE Music Awards for this award, and for supporting independent music in New England!!! 💋 Listen/buy/stream the album at linktr.ee/erinharpe
There's a bit of a chill in the air, as my favorite season of the year rolls in, FALL! I hope you're able to get out and enjoy it – and if you're in the Northeastern US, you might be able to catch a show in person... We'll be coming to Kingston NY, Newmarket NH, and Fall River & Hingham MA with the Country Blues Duo this month, including some exciting shows with the award-winning Anthony Geraci Band! We're really excited to be doing our first big show with him at The Narrows on Saturday, October 16th! As well as a few more fun shows!
Annnndddd, I know lots of you aren't in those areas, so I'd like to invite you to join us on Thursday, October 21st for Music & Conversation – an online event! We purposely scheduled it early – 2:30pm EST – so hopefully some of our European friends can attend! Love to have you there, it'll be lots of fun!
Following are all the details, hope to see you (or hear from you) soon!
Hot off the (virtual) press! We're excited to receive some great press from Greece, with an in-depth interview with Michael Limnios! It's a fantastic article, including some very insightful questions about our history, thoughts on the blues and the future, beautifully illustrated with a well-curated collection of photos.
Joyous Roots Blues Meeting:
Q&A with Boston-based Erin Harpe & Jim Countryman, one of the most exciting roots rocking blues duos
by Michael Limnios Blues Network
"Music is for healing in a very crazy world. It is an escape, it is education, it is entertainment. Music is magic!"
Our new album, MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE, has just been nominated by the New England Blues Awards for Album of the Year, as well as Song of the Year for the title track! AND THAT'S NOT ALL, I've also been nominated for Artist of the Year!!! You can help us win by voting, which you can do right now, quick & easy, from anywhere! (I won Blues Act of the Year in 2019 with your help! Let's do it again!!)
First off I want to thank everyone who voted for me in the Blues Blast Awards, you're the best! I'll keep you updated when the winners are announced!!
It's been a busy summer, and we've felt lucky to be out there doing shows again – and finally getting to do some album release parties for MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE! It's been really great to see some of you friends & family in NY, CT, VT, MD & ME – we missed you!! Here we are a couple recent snapshots: above with our friend Harpo, who played harmonica with us at our very fun Delta Swingers show at the Red Square in Burlington, VT recently (photo by Orah Moore); and below is a snap of Lovewhip onstage at Harry Brown's Farm by Sam Davis!
There's just a few more days left to VOTE for my album MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE for best Acoustic Blues Album in the Blues Blast Music Awards! We're up for Acoustic Blues Album of the year, and we could use your help. Click the link below and vote for Erin Harpe before the end of the week (voting ends August 7th)! Thanks!!
🏆 I'm so excited to be nominated for a 2021 Blues Blast Award!!! 🏆
Happy July 🎆
Hope you had a nice 4th of July weekend! We had a big one, with a whopping three shows! We capped it off yesterday with a mini-festival in Plymouth where we got to play with our friends Gracie Curran and Barrett Anderson. It was great to see so many of you! (More pics on Facebook!) We've got lots more shows coming up, so check out our updated schedule below to see if we're coming your way!!
We've also got a great stay-at-home/watch anywhere option this Saturday, July 10th with our CBD show at Daryl's House! You can purchase a "donation" ticket, which helps us as well as the club (though the concert will actually be live-streamed on Facebook and Youtube for free). Click the link below for more info. (IN PERSON TICKETS are also still available, just scroll to the bottom and choose Dinner Reservation or General Admission.)
And... I promised you some BIG NEWS! Well, I've been nominated for something big, my first Blues Blast Award! My latest album, Meet Me In The Middle (featuring Jim Countryman), has been nominated for best Acoustic Blues Recording in the Blues Blast Music Awards, and you can vote to help us win!!!
Vote for ERIN HARPE in the “Acoustic Blues Recording” category, and wish me luck!
Summer's here! After a long year of Zoom meetings, being at home, and watching music almost exclusively on our screens, we're happy to say that live music is finally returning!! (And don't we all deserve some live music in our lives?!)
We're excited to announce that we have quite a few in-person shows booked for the summer(!!), with stops all around Massachusetts, and also in Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont! And for those of you that live farther away, we have some online shows you can enjoy, too!
Daryl's House on Saturday 7/10 – you can attend either in person or online, just buy a ticket on their website!
Facebook Live Concert on Sunday, June 27th – join us for our next livestream concert! (More info below + RSVP link.)