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
, read more below!
PRIVATE LESSONS, VIDEO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Speaking of acoustic blues, I'd like to announce that I will now be available for limited PRIVATE SKYPE LESSONS in finger-style acoustic blues guitar! Send me a message to book a lesson! Aspiring guitarists can also get started with video classes from my DVD Women of the Country Blues Guitar. Find out about the various ways to learn finger-style blues guitar from me, at the new Education page on my website!
Teaching a guitar workshop at the Bank Arts Centre in Eye, England in March, 2019.
Also, introducing our new acoustic trio, Erin Harpe & the Messers!
In this issue (read more below)...
- April Gigs: 4/12 Amazing Things in Framingham, MA, 4/26 opening for Duke Robillard at the Iron Horse in Northampton MA, and more!
- British Isles Tour Pics
- Upcoming Spring Shows
- LOVEWHIP next gig
- Upcoming Tour Dates
- Summer Festival Highlights
See below for all the details, and I hope to see you soon!
1. APRIL GIGS! Get your tix!
Fri, Apr 12 | Amazing Things Art Center | Framingham, MA GET TICKETS
Thu, Apr 18 | Angelo's Coal Fired Pizza | Quincy, MA *EH & the Messers
Sat, Apr 20 | Blues, Tunes & BBQ | Lowell, MA GET TICKETS
Thu, Apr 25 | Gardner Ale House | Gardner, MA *EH & the Messers
Fri, Apr 26 | Iron Horse | Northampton, MA GET TICKETS *EH&tM open for Duke Robillard
Sat, Apr 27 | Triumph Brewing Co | New Hope, PA
Sun, Apr 28 | Daryl's House Brunch | Pawling, NY RESERVATIONS Free, reservations suggested!
2. BRITISH ISLES TOUR PICS!
Check out our British Isles Tour album, with lots of great snapshots, videos, and stories from our UK tour last month. We were everywhere from London, to Edinburgh Scotland, to the Isle of Man – we even played a place called the Erin Arts Centre in Port Erin! I taught several guitar workshops, including one in a place called Eye, and we met up with Guitar Workshop's Stefan Grossman! Click below for more!
3. ERIN HARPE SPRING SHOWS! Come out and support live music!
ELECTRIC/DELTA SWINGERS SHOWS:
Sat, May 4 | Theodore’s | Springfield, MA
Fri, May 10 | One Longfellow | Portland, ME GET TICKETS w/Frank Fotusky
Sat, May 11 | PiNZ | Kingston, MA GET TICKETS Followed by The Great Escape.
Fri, May 31 | Jasper Hill | Millis, MA
Fri, May 3 | Dixie Blues | Nashua, NH
Thu, May 16 | Angelo’s | Quincy, MA
Sat, May 18 | The Listening Room | Syracuse, NY GET TICKETS
Sat, Jun 1 | The Vault at Greasy Luck | New Bedford, MA GET TICKETS
Sun, Jun 16 | HK Too | Hull, MA
4. LOVEWHIP NEXT GIG! 5/25 in Charlestown RI!
Sat, May 25 | Lovewhip at The Rathskeller | Charlestown, RI
5. SUMMER FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS! Mark your calendar!
Sat, Jun 8 | EH & the Delta Swingers at Cambridge Springs Music Festival | Cambridge Springs, PA
Sat, July 13 | EH & Acoustic Duo at Tall City Blues Festival | Midland, TX
7/14-20 | Erin teaches at Augusta Blues & Swing Week | Elkins, WV
Sun, July 21 | EH & the Delta Swingers at Mohawk Valley Blues Society Summer Concert & Picnic | Utica, NY
Tues, July 23 | EH & the Delta Swingers at Starlight Concerts in the Park | Evanston, IL
Fri, July 26 | EH & the Delta Swingers at Merchant Street Music Fest | Kankanee, IL
Thu, Aug 1 | EH & the Delta Swingers at Newbury Rocks the Harbor | Newbury, NH
Sat, Aug 31 & Sun, Sept 1 | EH & the Delta Swingers at Rhythm & Roots Festival | Charlestown, RI