Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers Photo by Seth Jacobson

A Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers concert is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. in Portland.
“When I listen to the blues, it makes me want to cry — it’s a part of me — but before making this album, I felt I was neglecting the acoustic blues woman in me,” award-winning blues artist and educator Erin Harpe said in a news release from One Longfellow Square.

Harpe acknowledges the acoustic blues woman in her with the return-to-roots duo record “Meet Me In The Middle” out now on VizzTone/Juicy Juju Records.

The Boston-based multi-band leader, producer, indie label owner, singer-songwriter, and guitarist leads the electric blues quartet Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers with her husband and label co-owner, bass player Jim Countryman. This outfit has released three well-received albums. The couple also founded the neo-new wave-y Afro-pop group, Lovewhip, which has released four critically-acclaimed albums. Harpe has issued a pair of acoustic blues albums, and maintains an acoustic blues duo with Countryman playfully nicknamed “CBD,” Country Blues Duo.

Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 day of show.

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