Big hometown full band show this Friday 3/25!

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers. Photo by Seth Jacobson.

This Friday, March 25th, my band Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers is coming to The Burren Backroom Series for a special hometown show! We’re excited for…

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March News! Got tix yet? Buffalo/Syracuse/Boston/Philly/Saratoga Springs/Portland & more!

Photo by Kevin Umlauf from the Rhythm & Roots Festival. Can’t wait till festival season!

Hello, it’s March!

Boy, February just blew by, with barely a moment to come up for air... We were busier than any month over the past two years, and that’s a good thing! We’re very thankful to be getting out playing shows again, now that (it seems like) the pandemic is slowing down, and it’s been great to make some plans and to see some of you in person.

You may have noticed that our livestream concert didn’t happen last month – our schedule was so packed I decided to move it to Wednesday, March 16th at 8pm (EST). I hope you can make it! Here’s the Facebook event!

We have quite a few cool east coast shows coming up over the next couple months, so check out our Show Highlights below, and make sure to check out our full schedule if you’re not in those areas. Anddd, we also have some very exciting news coming up – summer festivals and tour plans – to be announced soon! Stay tuned!!

Peace on earth, and good music & love to all! 🇺🇦✌️❤️🎶

xo,

Erin

PS. Here’s a pic of the very silly cat of our recent hosts in Vermont! (Yes, she decided the most comfy spot was the dish drain...🤣)

Upcoming Show Highlights – GET TIX NOW!

Thurs. 3/10 • The Tralf • Buffalo NY TICKETS
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers return to Buffalo, presented by Howlin’ at the Tralf! Our friends Rockabilly Steve & BR3 open the show.

Fri. 3/11 • 443 Social Club • Syracuse NY TICKETS
Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo returns to 443 Social Club in Syracuse. We just love the 443, they have great food, fabulous cocktails and drinks, and there’s not a bad seat in the house!

Fri. 3/25 • The Burren Backroom • Somerville MA TICKETS
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers in Somerville, presented by the Burren Backroom Series! This show is ALL AGES, and if you get your tickets online you can save a few bucks when you use the Coupon Code “24HOUR”.

Sat. 4/2 • Jamey’s House of Music • Lansdowne PA TICKETS
Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo comes to one of the Philadelphia area’s coolest blues venues, Jamey’s House of Music. You have to see this place to believe it, and they have fantastic food too!

Fri. 4/8 • Caffé Lena • Saratoga Springs NY TICKETS
Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo returns to the legendary folk club Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs. This time it will be with a real live audience, and we’ll be sharing the bill with my good friend and VizzTone label mate, the amazing Danielle Miraglia! This promises to be a really fun show, and I’m looking forward to singing a song or two with Danielle!

Fri. 5/6 • One Longfellow • Portland ME TICKETS
Rescheduled from January. Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo opens the show featuring some songs from our new album, followed by Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers!

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Save 25% at our 2021 Holiday Sale!

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! ; ) 

CD’s, LP’s, t-shirts, masks, hats, kazoo-zaphones, posters, sunglasses, patches, stickers, koozies, and everything else, is 25% off! Check it all out at our store – and don’t forget to use the coupon code “2021HOLIDAY” to get your discount! 

Click to go to the store! 

Use Coupon Code: 2021HOLIDAY

Sale ends December 25th.

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Boston Music Awards “Blues Artist of the Year” Nomination!

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!!)

VOTE NOW AT:
BostonMusicAwards.com/vote

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your votes & support!

Voting ends Friday, December 3rd. And once again, wish me luck, I'll need it!

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November News! New England Music Award, GRAMMY, Upcoming Shows & Celebrations!

Photo by Adam Kennedy.

Hey there friends!

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!

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2021 Album of the Year!

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

 

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October shows! CBD in NY, NH, MA, & online!👻🎃

🍂 Happy October! 🍂

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!

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New interview from Michael Limnios Blues Network!

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!"

CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

 

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New England Music Award nominations – Artist, Album & Song of the Year!!!

Photo by Adam Kennedy.

Exciting news!!! 

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!!) 

VOTE NOW AT: nemusicawards.com/vote 

It's such a big honor for my latest, self-produced album, to be acknowledged

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August news!

Me & Jim backstage at Daryl's House.

Happy August!

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!

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Vote for me in the Blues Blast Music Awards!

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!!

🗳️ CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

THANKS A MILLION!!! And wish me luck!🤞😊🍀

 

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