"The Shady Bear Sessions" Studio Recordings Are Here!


"...the combination of traditional blues with a contemporary sound that makes THP unique"

"This is just good music, from start to finish"

"Old school...heartfelt"

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW EP! After the Storms! NEW EP!

The new EP, After the Storms, is finally here!  The album features The Hurt Project's original blues songs:


Listen at the links above, or pay what you will (right on down to free!) for the full kit-n-kaboodle, here!





Sunday, August 23, 2015

After The Storms


We are just days away from the release of the next EP, After the Storms!  Which original tunes will be featured?  You'll just have to check back soon and see for yourself!

The album will be available on Bandcamp, for free!  Full release details soon!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows

The shows are flying in the front door!  Our current September schedule is as follows:

The Bowery Electric - September 6th (Sunday), 7p
The Rock Shop - September 9th (Wednesday), 8p
The Shop - September 17th (Thursday), 9p
The Bitter End - September 21st (Monday), 9p

Catch one; catch 'em all!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mighty Burners

A reviewer whose ears we trust has kind words for the live video of "Mean Town Blues" from Pianos.  Some highlights:
...a rocking cover of Johnny Winter's “Mean Town Blues.” 
The band just kills it, man. I mean, Jasmin's vocals just fill the room with energy and Michael “The Bull” LoBue simply slays it with his harmonica solo.
Check out the full review.

See the video here.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

It's A Nice Town After All

We want to give a warm shout-out to Brandi & the Alexanders--who played a ridiculously sharp set on night 2 of their Pianos' residency--for inviting us to be part of the evening.  And we'd also like to say thanks to The Lovehowl for tuning us in to their inventive mix of high-energy blues rock!

Here's our version of Johnny Winter's "Mean Town Blues" from the show.  (And special thanks to Amy Sheehan, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Lovehowl, for the great footage.)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thursday. August 13th!

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow!  We open for Brandi & the Alexanders at their Pianos residency!

Cue British fairgrounds music!  Pop the popping corn!  It's gonna be an event!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Silvana Residency

It's official: THP will be a resident artist at Silvana in Harlem for the month of February, 2016.  We are incredibly excited.  The three times we've played Silvana previously have each proved wonderful experiences with engaged audiences.  Quite simply, very few places appreciate the blues like Harlem, and Silvana goes above and beyond to present new, original music to the world.  Seeing as 'original' and 'blues' are kind of our bag, the combo couldn't be more perfect.

We'll be at Silvana every Tuesday in February (so the 2nd, the 9th, the 16th, and the 23rd), starting at 9p each day.  We'd love to see you there!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Poem For The Day

This lovely poem pretty well explains the power of traditional blues.  I stumbled across it the other day and thought, "yep, that's just it."

"The Blues"
by Billy Collins

Much of what is said here
must be said twice,
a reminder that no one
takes an immediate interest in the pain of others.

Nobody will listen, it would seem,
if you simply admit
your baby left you early this morning
she didn't even stop to say good-bye.

But if you sing it again
with the help of the band
which will now lift you to a higher,
more ardent, and beseeching key,

people will not only listen,
they will shift to the sympathetic
edges of their chairs,
moved to such acute anticipation

by that chord and the delay that follows,
they will not be able to sleep
unless you release with one finger
a scream from the throat of your guitar

and turn your head back to the microphone
to let them know
you're a hard-hearted man
but that woman's sure going to make you cry.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Meetcutes

We're feeling pretty lucky here at THP Central.

In the past few weeks we've run into and connected with not one, but two really amazing NYC-based bands who play soul-packed tunes, and work their donkeys off around the city (and beyond) doing it.  And the best part is, after some pleasant 'how-de-do's' and 'great to see ya's!'...we are fortunate enough that we get to support these two bands at one of their own shows.

The first is for Brandi & the Alexanders.  You'll notice their old school flavor pairs neatly with our own.  This wonderful group has a residency at Pianos coming up, and we'll be one of the opening acts.  See the whole thing August 13th, starting at 7pm!

The second band is the mighty, mighty Jane Lee Hooker.  We'll be taking off at a sprint with these incredible women on September 9th at The Rock Shop, starting at 8pm, and we'll be hooting and hollering all the way to the finish line.

Connecting with artists who are pursuing the same musical goals as we are is pretty invigorating.  Come check these guys out.  We guarantee you'll feel lucky too.

More details on our Shows page.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Dead Things (Live at The Delancey, NYC)

Here's another video from our set at The Delancey, the gloriously rowdy, grungy LES venue.  Enjoy the THP blues original, "Dead Things," one of the new studio tracks to be included on the upcoming singles release After the Storms next month.

Our thanks to Calandra Amore for the videography.