Kris Barras Band
March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm£15
Kris Barras is the U.K’s most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarist. His blend of soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique has thrilled audiences worldwide for the past 13 years. The band’s unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them the ‘must-see’ Blues/Rock band of 2018.
Kris was voted in the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the world by the reader’s of Music Radar/Total Guitar Magazine.
In April 2018, it was announced that Kris would become the new frontman for USA super-group, Supersonic Blues Machine. The band feature’s legendary artists such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather (Toto), Eric Gales, Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule) and Walter Trout.
Kris has signed a multi-album deal to legendary Blues record Label, Provogue/Mascot Label Group. He joins a roster with artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Walter Trout.
American musician Erin Harpe, known for her soulful vocal style and accomplished fingerpicking guitar playing, was brought up on Delta and Piedmont Blues.
Growing up in Maryland, she learned from her dad – visual artist, guitarist and Stella guitar expert Neil Harpe – as well as watching blues heroes John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, John Jackson, Eleanor Ellis, Warner Williams and others at the famed Archie’s barbershop in Washington DC.
Later moving to Boston, Erin put out two acoustic blues albums, Blues Roots (2002) and Delta Blues Duets (2008) – an album of duets with her dad – in between touring and releasing five albums with her rock band Lovewhip (with husband/bass player Jim Countryman).
In 2010 Erin and Jim started their critically acclaimed-band, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers.
Erin’s musicianship and vocals have earned her many fans, including guitar greats Ronnie Earl and Billy Gibbons. In 2016 she released an instructional guitar DVD/download, Women of the Country Blues Guitar – for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop.
Erin loves to play the down home acoustic blues and has played with Phil Wiggins, James Montgomery, Warner Williams & Jay Summerour, Eleanor Ellis, and many more and opened for some of the blues greats including ZZ Top, T-Model Ford, Honeyboy Edwards, Roy Bookbinder and James Cotton.
Her 2019 British Isles tour – which is heading to the Edinburgh Blues Club – sees her performing with Jim Countryman (bass) as the Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo.
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