Hey there friends!Happy May! Lots of great things are going on here, including great news from our friends at The Alternate Route Magazine, who recently named me one of the “30 WOMEN BURNING UP THE BLUES” – a great list that includes many of my all-time favorites and idols as well as some friends – and then last week the Delta Swingers made their “TOP 20 BANDS IN BOSTON RIGHT NOW” – another great list, check it out! Thanks Alternate Route :)
This week we have three diverse Boston-area happenings, but one's also worldwide... Saturday 5/11 we Swing the dancefloor at the good 'ole C-Note in Nantasket Beach/Hull, Sunday 5/12 we're on the radio co-hosting The Cheap Seats, and Monday 5/13 Rosy and I play an acoustic duo set at the Regent Theatre's Variety Show to Benefit the Krystle Campbell Foundation.
In other worldwide delta blues news, I am now offering live online delta blues guitar lessons. Read on to find out more!
Sat. 5/11: The C-Note on Nantasket Beach in Hull MA
Saturday, May 11th the Delta Swingers return to The C-Note in Hull MA (one of the best dancefloors in town!). Come on down to Nantasket Beach for a night of dancing! Special guest Sonny Jim Clifford will join us with his electrifying slide guitar! Gonna be a good time! 159 Nantasket Ave., Hull MA. 9pm, 21+, $8.
Sun. 5/12: Co-hosting The Cheap Seats Radio Show
Sunday May 12th at 6pm tune in to WCIB 101.9FM (in Southeastern MA) as Jim and I guest DJ The Cheap Seats radio show with our friend and host Cat. The show features local New England music, and we'll be playing some of our picks – including a few Delta Swingers and Lovewhip tracks as well as some of our favorites from other local musicians! Listen online worldwide – 6-8pm EST.
Mon. 5/13: Acoustic Duo at The Regent's Benefit for Krystle Campbell
Monday, May 13th Rosy and I will play an acoustic duo set as part of the Regent Theatre's Variety Show to Benefit the Krystle Campbell Foundation. The variety show—“Laughs, Licks & Awesome Tricks”—will also feature musicians Vance Gilbert, Jesse Dee, Franc Graham, Patrick Coman and Serge Clivio, along with comedian Mike Prior and Jenny the Juggler. 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA. 7pm, All Ages, $20/$25 DOS (students $10/$15 DOS and VIP seating also available). Buy Tix Now
Online Delta Blues Guitar Lessons!
I'm teaching a limited number of live, online delta blues guitar lessons for intermediate to advanced guitar players! Spend an hour with me and learn about the mechanics of using the thumb to play bass patterns and fingers to pick melodies in the style of Memphis Minnie, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt and more. Sign up from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection and a webcam! If you don't see a class time available that works for you, be sure to message me in the comment section and make a request! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Saturday, May 18
Red Rock Bistro
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Next Page Cafe
Saturday, June 8
Black Eyed Sally's
Wednesday, June 12
Tower Hill Club
Saturday, June 15
The Bull Run Restaurant
Friday, June 21
Harry's at the Depot
Sunday, June 23
Oyster Bar Marina Bay
Thanks for reading, and hope to see you real soon!
Love and delta blues ~
Erin & the boys
We won! 2012 "Blues Artist of the Year"!
Yahoo! Sunday December 2nd was the Boston Music Awards ceremony, and we are very honored to say that we won our category and we're now 2012 "Blues Artists of the Year"!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in us and voting for us! Here's a little behind-the-scenes look at Sunday – click on the collage to see the slideshow:
2012 Boston Music Awards slideshow!
While I can say we never "expected" to win, we are very happy to be acknowledged by the Boston Music Awards, we have been working very hard this year, and 2012 has been a great year for us! Speaking of great things, Sunday December 16th is our Memphis Bound Fundraiser at Johnny D's, and we would love for you all to come celebrate our win with us (and help us get to Memphis at the same time!) You can actually buy your tickets now, I hope you'll join us!