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Neil Harpe

by Neil Harpe

Country blues in the style of the 1920s. Musical influences include Charley Patton, John Hurt, Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie and Blind Blake.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Travelin' Man
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2. Bay Rum Blues
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3. Who's Been Here?
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4. K.C. Jones
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5. Winnie The Wailer
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6. Eagle's On The Half
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7. Coffee Blues
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8. I Want You To Know
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9. Hang It On The Wall
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10. Pick Poor Robin Clean
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11. Leavin' Town
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12. Let Her Go
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Neil Harpe is based in Annapolis, Maryland. He\'s been playing fingerstyle country blues and ragtime guitar since the 1960s.

Harpe produced an album of country blues on the Adelphi Records label back in 1971. Today, he divides his time between performing acoustic blues, collecting and selling vintage guitars (primarily Stellas from the 1920 & \'30s), and his \"day job\" as a painter/printmaker.

Neil was first introduced to country blues in 1962, at the tender age of 16, by several charter members of the Blues Mafia...Max Ochs, Tom \"Fang\" Hoskins and Mike Stewart AKA \"Backwards Sam Firk\". It was Firk\'s playing that served as a model for Neil\'s approach to the music. Other influences include Charley Patton, John Hurt, Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie and Blind Blake...to mention but a few.


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Antoine Payen

one of the best country-blues CD ever !
I heard about Neil Harpe when searching for informations on the web about Stella Guitars. The link drove me to CDBaby and I purchased the CD.
This is 100% of true country-blues, great guitar playing and great singing, very respectful of the style and at the same time very personnally inspired. All titles are top level, there's nothing to by-pass !
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Billy Larsson

I Like old time blues and ragtime guitar
I am in to these old guitars.Stella guitars sounds great, and Mr.Harpe is a really good guitar player.The cd was AWESOME.And the delivery was lightning fast.THANK YOU Billy Guitar Larsson.

Stephen Williams

Great song selection, great guitar picking, great singing!
This CD is GREAT!!! I don't give out accolades like this lightly but I really love this CD. All the titles are pre WWII country blues gems, and not just the usual over played standards that everyone knows. Neil Harpes playing sounds great on his Stella six and twelve strings as well as his voice which is natural and unique without that forced authenticity that some blues singers have. This guy is on the same level as Paul Geremia, Steve James, Roy Bookbinder et. al.

Leslie Carson Trettau

Neil Harpe
I've known Neil since I was a child. He is one of the most gifted people I have ever come in contact with. His music is sensational, and I also have one of his paintings which we commissioned hanging in our living room. I can't say enough good things about his talent. Great CD!

Bob Orso

Impressive CD and delivery!
I was looking for an old Martin guitar and I came across Mr. Harpe's website with his impressive collection of guitars, art work, and guitar licks.
I wanted to hear more so I bought his cd. I am impressed with the CD and Mr. Sharpe's abilities.
And, the CD Baby delivery--amazingly fast, fun and funny, too!
Great service CD BABY! Regards, Bob Orso

The Kicking Mule

I didn't like it, I just loved it !
This CD is just a must ! If you don't have it, so get it.
The only problem is, I like to bike and listen, so perhaps I'm not a good cyclist, but a good listener, so listen to this or get killed ? My decision is easy; I listen !!!

BRIAN KNIGHT BLUES HISTORIAN & GUITAR COLLECTOR

NEIL HARPE
NEIL HARPE IS WITHOUT DOUBT A BLUESMAN, A TRUE PROFESSIONAL.THE OLD BLUESMASTERS HE COVERS WOULD BE PROUD OF HIS ARRANGEMENTS. TRULY ENJOYABLE & ENTERTAINING. I HAVE ASKED NEIL TO COMPLETE IMMEDIATLEY ANOTHER C/D AGAIN COVERING THE OBSCURE BLUESMEN SUCH AS HENRY THOMAS ED "DIZZY HEAD" SCHAFFER JIMMY DAVIS OSCAR BUDDY WOODS AND AGAIN MORE OF WILLIE MOORE. COME ON YOU BLUES LOVER CONTACT NEIL & GET HIM MOTIVATED, WE ALL KNOW THAT WE WILL ENJOY THE RESULT. CHEERS NEIL YOUR BEST YET!