Erin Harpe has been hailed as “an authentic blues chanteuse”, earning a reputation for her raw delta blues style and “total, selfless and compelling immersion in the music.” Erin is an accomplished fingerpicking acoustic guitarist, performing originals as well as classic 1930’s songs by everyone from Tommy Johnson to Memphis Minnie. She is recognized along with Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Shemekia Copeland, Rory Block and Ana Popovic in The Alternate Root Magazine “30 Women Burning Up the Blues.”
Erin loves to play the down home acoustic blues and has played with Phil Wiggins (of Cephas and Wiggins), James Montgomery, Warner Williams & Jay Summerour and many more and opened for some of the blues greats including T-Model Ford, Honeyboy Edwards and James Cotton. She’s played at the House of Blues, Caffe Lena, Passim, the International Blues Challenge, South by Southwest, the New York State Blues Festival and many other festivals and venues around the US as well as touring in European.
“Erin Harpe is one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene and it’s time she gets noticed, as she has it all — golden voice and guitar chops that dazzle.” – Living Blues Magazine