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Please join us at Springs Farm for our Sunday, holiday weekend show.
$10-20 suggested admission, no one will be turned away, all proceeds to the band, children are always free. If it’s hot we’ll have a little wading pool for kids. please refrain from bringing pets (we might have roaming hens). Show starts around 6:30 – please come early and stay late and socialize.
For parking: please drive up if you need assistance. Otherwise, try and park off-site and walk up the driveway. We may have some additional parking behind the farmhouse for all-wheel drive or cars that don’t mind driving up to a grass lot.
More on the Duo:
Erin Harpe has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and band leader was recently named New England’s “Blues Artist of the Year”.
Once described as “Bonnie Raitt on modern performance enhancing drugs” for her work with her award-winning electric blues band Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, more recently Erin has been gaining attention as a celebrated acoustic guitarist and purveyor of 1920’s and 30’s finger-style country blues. Erin grew up learning the style from her dad, Neil Harpe, and watching local Piedmont blues luminaries such as John Cephas & Phil Wiggins, Archie Edwards, John Jackson, Eleanor Ellis, and Warner Williams, at Washington DC’s famed Archie’s Barbershop.
Erin gets back to her roots in acoustic blues for her new Country Blues Duo (a.k.a. “CBD”) with longtime partner/bassist Jim Countryman. Appropriately dubbed “shit-kicking blues” on a recent UK tour, the new duo creates a very full sound with their down-home duo, which features Erin on acoustic guitar, vocals, kazoo & foot percussion, with Jim on ukulele bass and backing vocals. Their energetic performances transport the audience to the Delta, with vintage classics by the likes of Memphis Minnie, Mississippi John Hurt, Tommy Johnson and Blind Blake – elevated by Erin’s own interpretations, and mixed in seamlessly with original compositions and country blues takes on other popular songs.