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Erin Harpe's Blues-Roots Trio At Stomping Ground

Erin Harpe's Blues-Roots Trio At Stomping Ground

Erin Harpe and her trio The Delta Swingers are a Boston-based blues-roots band that makes a kind of musical connection from Puritan country to the land of B.B. King and Elvis, with plenty of Americana and old-time blended in to that mix.

They're playing in Connecticut, but they're on their way to Memphis, which seems like a pretty appropriate destination. On Harpe's recordings, slide guitar, harmonica and tambourine enliven sassy songs about sex, trains and the evening sun going down.

Harpe and her group can mix a little honky-tonk and rockabilly into their blues, which tend to have an electric flavor, though the band explores the country end of the spectrum as well. Harpe and...

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