Happy Labor Day weekend! Wow, August really flew by, didn’t it? So many fun shows and festivals – including Delta Swingers mini-tour with a double-header on August 19th (an 11am set at the White Mountain Boogie & Blues Festival in NH, then a 4:30pm set at Stafford Springs Blues Festival in CT!). I was a little nervous about pulling it off (with 3 hours of driving in between), but we did it! Then we headed west, to Utica NY, for a fun Monday night concert series. Scroll down for more fun pics! (Our friend Don Cirone also posted a little Boogie vid, watch here.) We got wonderful comments from fans and great responses everywhere! It was a really good time, and the band killed it – big props going out to our drummer (and fellow Virgo bday boy) Shawn Meehan, our “new Swinger” Bobby Mroz (who added a whole new dimension on keyboards and harp), and to Jim Countryman for not only rocking the bass and singing harmonies(!), but taking care of so many logistics to make sure everything went off without a hitch. Also to those of us who drove like bats out of hell and didn‘t even stop to pee (sorry passengers, LOL)!
My birthday was also very nice. THANK YOU for all the birthday messages! It was great to get so many, from all over – it really brightened my day. A few highlights: this yummy black forest bday cake, and a really good visit from my mom! It was great to see some friends at Red Lentil, too! I‘m feeling very grateful to have so many friends and family that support my music, and allow me to continue doing what I love. Thanks!
Speaking of... September is going to be another busy month of playing live shows! There are plenty of chances to see us in New England and beyond – check out my schedule below to see upcoming dates in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Maryland and Virginia. Festival season isn‘t over yet, either! This weekend the Delta Swingers will be headlining the Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest at Stratton Mountain VT, and later this month the Country Blues Duo returns to the John Jackson Piedmont Blues Festival in VA, and also Lovewhip comes to the Big E in Springfield MA! Tickets and details below, hope to see you if you‘re nearby.
This month I‘ll also be working on my next album, or I guess I could call it a “project”, because it has several facets. It‘s all very exciting – I‘ll share more about it soon!
Love & kazoos! 🎉
PS. Have a local blues or roots festival where you’d like to see me? Send me a message to let me know, and we’ll see about applying.
Fri. Sept. 1st @ Zada's in Margaretville, NY. Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo.
Sat. Sept. 2nd @ Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont, MA. Lovewhip.
Fri. Sept. 8th @ Mineral Springs Farm in Guilford, VT. Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo.
Sat. Sept. 9th @ The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint in Medford, MA. Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo.
Fri. Sept. 15 @ Red Square in Burlington, VT. Lovewhip.
Sat. Sept. 16th @ Red Square in Burlington, VT. Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers.
Sat. Sept. 23rd @ Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar in New Bedford, MA. Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo.
Sun. Sept. 24th @ Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub in Bartlett, NH. Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo.
Fri. Sept. 29th @ Archie Edwards Blues Foundation in Hyattsville, MD. Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo. Reserve seats by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. Oct. 28th @ Theodores' Blues, Booze, & BBQ in Springfield, MA. Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers.