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Buffalo Blues Bash returns with headliner Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers

The stage of the Buffalo Blues Bash, with headliner Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers.
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The Buffalo Blues Bash returned to the Buffalo Toronto Public Media studios Saturday, with headliner Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers.

The Buffalo Blues Bash returned to the Buffalo Toronto Public Media studios Saturday, with headliner Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers.

Called “a dance band that has a unique delta blues flavor and a world music” by Phil Simon of Live Music News and reviews, the band is a 2019 New England Music Award-Winning “Blues Artist Of The Year.” They were also an International Blues Challenge semi-finalist in 2019, 2017, 2013 and 2011.

All photos credit: Eileen Elibol/WBFO

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers
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Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers are an award-winning band based in Boston.
Erin Harpe and bass player Jim Countryman
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Erin Harpe and and her husband, bass player Jim Countryman, started the band in 2010.
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The band was a 2019 New England Music Award-winning “Blues Artist Of The Year” and an International Blues Challenge semi-finalist in 2019, 2017, 2013 and 2011.
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The bash began with Rockabilly Steve and BR3, a local favorite with their special blend of original Blues, Roots, Jazz, Swing and Americana.

Opening band Rockabilly Steve and BR3
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Opening the concert was Rockabilly Steve and BR3.
Rockabilly Steve
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Rockability Steve leads three family members, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame drummer Al Hury and award-winning saxophone player Kenny Parker.
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Kenny Parker doing what he does best.

In-person tickets were sold out....

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but virtual tickets allowed music lovers to stream the concert live from the comfort of their home. See you next year!