Photo by Deke Rivers, from the Women In Blues Showcase at Alfred's on Beale in Memphis TN.
Happy February darlin’!
2019 is off to a great start, I just returned from the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where I made it to the semi-finals, saw many old (and new) friends, and made some great contacts. It was also a lot of fun. Big thanks going out to the Boston Blues Society, fellow semi-finalists Soul Box and the rest of the Boston crew who came down, and all you watching from home! Love you all!! One of the most special parts of being in Memphis for me this year was getting to play the Women in Blues Showcase 2019.
It was so cool to be part of an event that celebrates the feminine side of the blues. I loved seeing and meeting so many beautiful blueswomen with so many diverse styles of blues, playing different instruments, of all ages, and some great guys too who came out to support onstage (like Jim)! Thanks to Michele Seidman for organizing this great event as well as to the sponsors and everyone who came out!
This month I have some great band shows coming up, we'll be coming through NH, RI, ME and VT, see below for tickets and info! Also for all you acoustic blues fans, I have a couple of very special acoustic appearances:
Mon. 2/25 at 8pm EST join me for my second online ConcertWindow show! This time I'll do a duo set with Jim Countryman on ukelele bass. (Watch from anywhere!) CLICK TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! (It's Pay What You Want!)
BULL RUN with JONTAVIOUS WILLIS!
Thurs. 2/28 I'll be opening for Jontavious Willis at the Bull Run in Shirley, MA! Acoustic blues fans won't want to miss this one! Jontavious is an absolutely fantastic young acoustic blues talent, showman, and friend, who comes highly recommended by none other than the great Taj Mahal and Keb Mo! “Only a few like him emerge every decade or so, when even the most hard core blues fans realize immediately that this is the real deal.” Living Blues Magazine
Right after that Jim and I will be leaving for our second UK tour! Hope to see some of my UK friends!! Check out our full schedule and details at our event of Facebook: Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo - British Isles tour 2019.
I hope to see you all soon! And thank you so much for your support! I feel very grateful to be out there playing music and spreading love, and I couldn't do it without your belief in me! Much Love!!!!
(Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, unless otherwise noted)
FEB 2 | Ocean Mist | Kingston, RI (LOVEWHIP)
FEB 8 | The Pasta Loft | Milford, NH
FEB 9 | Bayside Bowl | Portland, ME
FEB 11 | Online ConcertWindow Show | Worldwide TICKETS/INFO
FEB 15 | Chelmsford Center for the Arts | Chelmsford, MA TICKETS
FEB 16-18 | Stowe Mtn. Resort | Stowe, VT
FEB 22 | Jasper Hill Café | Holliston, MA
FEB 28 | Bull Run | Shirley, MA (acoustic, opening for Jontavious Willis!) TICKETS
MAR 1-18 | For info go to: Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo - British Isles tour 2019