Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers

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Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers

Front Room
07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Charismatic singer and guitarist Erin Harpe, along with her band The Delta Swingers, have become favorites around New England, with a growing fan base around the world. Their unique brand of dance music is rooted in vintage 1930’s Mississippi delta blues, then shaken and stirred with other genres like soul, funk, and reggae, evoking a wild southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody’s dancing!


Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers recently released their long-awaited debut album “LOVE WHIP BLUES” on VizzTone/Juicy Juju Records, which has been getting great reviews and play on blues radio worldwide! “LOVE WHIP BLUES” is a refreshing, rootsy take on the blues, with songs about trains, hard luck and good luck, and of course (in the vein of Harpe’s other band, Lovewhip) shakin’ your booty. Ten swinging tracks include four originals, Harpe’s take on songs by 1930’s blues artists, and a very unorthodox version of the classic John Prine song, “Angel From Montgomery”, famously recorded by Bonnie Raitt. Produced by Dave Gross (Candye Kane, Chris O’Leary, Albert Castiglia, Gina Sicilia) at Fat Rabbit Studios, the album shows off the band’s signature Charles River Delta Blues – their own country blues/roots/americana cocktail – including an appearance by guest star guitarist Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters band).

The band is currently on tour from now through the summer in support of the new album. The touring band features Erin on electric guitar and lead vocals, backed by Jim Countryman on bass, and Bob Nisi on drums and vocal harmonies. A revolving cast of other “Delta Swingers” often join them on harmonica, guitar or sax. Also a member of the band is veteran harmonica player/record label guy Richard “Rosy” Rosenblatt, who joins the band at select (mostly Boston-area) shows.