"The Shady Bear Sessions" Studio Recordings Are Here!

Listen to and download the new EP, After the Storms, here.

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Speakin' The Blues

The new EP, After the Storms, got a very nice shout-out from a great blues blogger, Ali Sleeq, at Speakin' the Blues.

Ali calls our tunes "old-school blues I'm sure you guys will enjoy."  We think so too!  Go check out the tunes!

Friday, September 25, 2015


Just a smidge of passion here in the ol' THP!

Feeling Festive

Come out to Sunnyside, Queens, for the Skillman Avenue Fall Festival--we'll be playing in the autumn sun as part of the street festivities.  We turn the amps on at 4p and wind down at 6p. Swing on by!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bitter End Tomorrow (9/21)

Mondays can be bitter.  We all know.  So naturally, you should stop by the Bitter End tomorrow, 9/21, a Monday.

...Because we will be there at 9p to sweeten the whole thing up with a set of original blues!

(Video credit: Calandra Amore)

Friday, September 11, 2015

If The Rock Shop Is A-Rockin'...

...Then Jane Lee Hooker must be playing.

We had a helluva lot of fun opening up for JLH on Wednesday at The Rock Shop, and we send a big thank-you to the mighty ladies who invited us.

Here's a pic of Marlon contemplating what's about to go down.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Thank You, Bowery Electric

(photo credit: Calandra Amore)

We had a helluva good time at Bowery Electric last night, as part of our EP release blitzkrieg.  (Speaking of, have you checked out the new EP?  Check out the new EP!)

A big shout-out to Bowery for providing excellent sound (thanks, Jesse!) and a great atmosphere.  And a loud how-de-do and well-done-old-chap to Ephie Lowinger and the Pymps for a genuinely fun (and genuinely tight) set.

See us next at Mercury Lounge!  And by next, I mean tonight at 8pm!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Mercury Lounge

We have a last minute show at Mercury Lounge, which is always ALWAYS a good time with great sound.

Swing on by two days from now, Monday the 7th.  We start up at 8pm!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Air Time

Tracks off the new EP, After the Storms, are set to be featured on two internet radio shows.

Times are TBD, but you can be sure to hear our stuff on the air on the next BluesPowr Radio Hour, and sometime this weekend (either between 4-7p on Saturday or 1-5p on Sunday) on Blues Music Fan Radio.

On a related note, these are two great outlets for blues, new and old.  If you didn't know about them already...well, you're welcome!  We make both a regular stop.

Bowery Electric

As part of our celebration of the new EP release, we'll be playing The Bowery Electric this Sunday, September 6th, at 8pm.  Come on out and dig the sounds of Ephie Lowinger & the Pymps, Encypher, and yours truly's, THP.

And if you haven't heard the new EP, check it out here!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

First Review

The estimable Mighty Burners provides some kind words about the new EP, After the Storms:
...at no point is a Jasmin Lloyd vocal performance not brimming with fire and soul and power on this album. And at no point does Marlon Hurt or the rest of the band fail to provide Ms. Lloyd with soaring yet “firmly in-the-pocket” blues music that alternates between the swaggering (see the infectious “Where The Honey Goes”) and the serene (see the hauntingly beautiful “Adrift”).

Read the whole thing here.  Download the new EP (for free) here.