Memphis Or Bust Tour!

This week we're busy packing and getting ready for our Memphis Or Bust Tour! (Photos by Fred Long and Roger Leisner.)

Happy New Year Darlin’s!
It's 2017 and we hit the ground running as we head to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge – THANKS to all of you who donated to our Memphis Or Bust fundraiser! This week we head out on the road for our winter magical Memphis Or Bust Tour (with our alter ego Lovewhip aboard)! We're hitting quite a few hotspots as we work our way towards Memphis for the International Blues Challenge at the end of the month. Check out our tour schedule with links below, and please feel free to share this email if you have friends in these parts of the country (it will be our first time in many of these areas so we could really use your help!)

Memphis Or Bust Tour
This Friday our Memphis Or Bust Tour starts. We'll be playing ten shows on the way down to Memphis for the 2017 International Blues Challenge! We're very excited to be playing in Charlotte NC, Tupelo MS, and all over TN: Knoxville, Bristol, Nashville AND Memphis! We'll also be doing four shows on the tour as our alter-ego Lovewhip (Staunton VA; Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis TN). It's gonna be a great time, hope some of you can make it! Here are a few highlights:

Our First Nashville Show–Jan. 26 at Douglas Corner w/Richie Owens
Thursday 1/26 we've got a special show at Douglas Corner with a local legend – Richie Owens and his band Richie Owens & The Farm Bureau. Richie has played with many country and roots music greats, including Dolly Parton! 2106 8th Avenue S. Nashville TN, $10, 18+, 8:30pm.​

For anyone going down to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge, if you're getting there early, come check us out at Huey's Midtown on Sunday 1/291927 Madison Avenue Memphis TN, Free, all ages, 8:30pm.

The International Blues Challenge (IBC)
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers will be competing in the IBC starting with the Quarter Finals on Wednesday 2/1 and Thursday 2/2. The Semi-Finals take place on Friday, with the Finals on Saturday at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Wish us luck, fingers crossed (we're so ready!!!). Besides competing we'll also be part of the VizzTone showcases on Friday and Saturday nights at the Rum Boogie, plus we'll be going live throughout the week from our Facebook Page. If you're going to the IBC, come find us and say hello!

If you want to go to the International Blues Challenge you can still get day and week passes here!

If you're staying home, make sure to follow us on Facebook, and we'll keep you posted on what's happening! (For even more: Instagram and Twitter.) See you all on Beale Street!

The rest of the tour dates are below – click on the club names for more info. Thanks for your support and thanks for reading!

Love & live music! Hope to see YOU soon!
Erin & the boys

Photo by Reid Simpson.

Memphis Or Bust Tour Dates:
1/20    Pompei Lounge    Staunton VA
1/21    Thomas St. Tavern    Charlotte NC
1/23    Barley's Tap Room    Knoxville TN
1/24    Preservation Pub    Knoxville TN
1/25    O'Mainnin's Pub    Bristol TN
1/26    Douglas Corner     Nashville TN
w/Richie Owens
1/27    The East Room    Nashville TN w/Wild Love
1/28    The Blue Canoe    Tupelo MS
1/29    Huey’s Midtown    Memphis TN

1/30    Hi-Tone Cafe    Memphis TN w/Arizona Akin
2/1-4   Int’l Blues Challenge    Memphis TN

*Dates in pink are LOVEWHIP!

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