ERIN HARPE’S CBD (Country Blues Duo)
“Erin’s acoustic side: Delta, Country & Piedmont Blues”
“Erin has it all to be the next star in the acoustic blues: the musical skills as an exceptional guitar fingerpicker, the musical heritage and knowledge, a wonderful voice, great stage presence and star-quality good looks to boot.”
–Frank Matheis on thecountryblues.com
Erin Harpe's CBD is good for not just the body, but also the soul! The CBD, which stands for “Country Blues Duo”, is also a double-entendre touching on the new medicinal product that comes from hemp, popular in Erin's home state of Massachusetts (as well as around the world!). Good for what ails ya! Erin Harpe's CBD plays foot-stomping down-home acoustic blues, featuring Erin Harpe on acoustic guitar, foot percussion and kazoo, and Jim Countryman on ukelele bass. Sometimes the duo will add a third special guest on harmonica, guitar or saxophone (like Roomful of Blues saxman Mark Earley).
Erin also released an instructional guitar DVD in 2016, Women of the Country Blues Guitar (through Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop). Erin also teaches finger style guitar and gives workshops! She will be teaching this July 12th-17th at Augusta Blues & Swing Week in West Virginia, along with Phil Wiggins, Jontavious Willis, and many other greats in the acoustic blues scene.Erin has played with acoustic blues artists Phil Wiggins (of Cephas and Wiggins), Warner Williams & Jay Summerour, Eleanor Ellis, and many more (she once jammed with James Montgomery on jug at the Onset Blues Fest!). She's also opened for some of the greats including ZZ Top, T-Model Ford, Honeyboy Edwards, Roy Bookbinder and James Cotton. She's played at the House of Blues, Caffe Lena, Club Passim, the International Blues Challenge, South by Southwest, the New York State Blues Festival and many other festivals and venues around the US. Her Country Blues Duo has toured the UK twice and also Spain. Look for them at a venue near you, now booking 2020 and beyond!