"The Shady Bear Sessions" Studio Recordings Are Here!

"The Shady Bear Sessions" studio recordings have arrived! Download the new singles for FREE 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"

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Have A Little "Lion Woman" Today

A fan was kind enough to capture a bit of what went down on the LES this past Tuesday, when THP played The Delancey, one of the swankier joints at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge.  Have a gander:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We're All Atwitter

We did it.  THP finally joined Twitter.  There was nothing particular keeping us away from the site, just general social media ennui...or malaise.  One of those, we can't decide.  In fact, Twitter is stylistically well-suited for the blues, which uses a very little--three chords, three lyric lines (and the first lyric is repeated!)--to say a whole lot, not unlike the 140-character rule that prevails on Twitter.  Perhaps it was our traditionalist bent; we who lean toward the classics are not to be counted on as early (or even middle) adopters.

Anyway, it's happened, and if you too are an active member of the twitterati then by all means, give us a shout.  We're at @thehurtproject.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

And A Great Time Was Had By All

Thanks both to everyone who came out last night and to The Delancey (and the house sound gentleman, who did a killer job on the mix) for a very fun show.

As it happens, there is photographic proof that we were digging on the vibe you guys were sending our way.

Until next time!

Friday, January 2, 2015

A Happy (Busy) New Year

We have a very busy start to our 2015 and we would love for you to enjoy it with us.  If you're in NYC, come on out to one of our shows:

Coco66, January 15th (Thursday), 8p
The Delancey, January 20th (Tuesday), 10p
Silvana, January 24th (Saturday), 9p
Pianos, February 1st (Sunday), 9p
Otto's Shrunken HeadFebruary 6th (Friday), 9p

More to come, in NYC and hopefully beyond!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Veromuse Gets The Blues

THP has been invited to be one of the early artists whose work is available on Veromuse, a brand-spanking-new social music app.  We're not usually the early adopter types, but we welcome any and all ways for music to find its way into the world, especially as radio, and the industry behind radio, struggles to find its way back to the kind of sonic complexity that once made it the gatekeeper of American popular music.

Apps like Veromuse provide a place for all the incredible musicians who have never (and likely will never) make a Billboard Top 40, because their artistic voice can't be neatly pigeonholed.  (Sorta like THP, dare we say.)  With that in mind, we wish Veromuse all the luck in the world.

Check out our small contribution to the startup here!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blues Power!

"Up in Smoke" was featured on the latest BluesPowR podcast!  We are honored to appear in the same playlist with so many awesome blues talents.

We start in at minute 52, but really, you're gonna want to listen to the whole thing.  Mike, at BluesPowR, has put together quite the show.  As he says, "blues is our business and business is good!"

Monday, December 15, 2014

Three Upcoming Shows

The last post was about two upcoming shows.  This one is about three upcoming shows.  Keep the streak alive!

We return to The Delancey and to Otto's Shrunken Head in the new year!  And we make a grand, first time appearance at a wonderful new-ish venue in Brooklyn by the name of Coco66.  Check out the Upcoming Shows tab above for the deets!

More soon.  Happy Holidays from your friendly neighborhood THP!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Two Upcoming Shows

The Delancey is quite a swank and lively joint, and we will be doing our best to make it livelier and swankier on November 11th.  We turn the gas on starting at 10p.

Pianos is one of the best music venues in the city, and we've been wanting to play there for ages.  So cross this one off the bucket list!  We hit the stage on Sunday, Dec. 7th, at 7p.  More details to follow.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review From Blues And Roots

Marty, the proprietor of the estimable blues blog, Blues and Roots, had a few things to say about our work on "The Shady Bear Sessions":
"The Shady Bear Sessions" EP delivers all elements of the blues in 3 top quality tracks that will leave you craving for more. Raunchy and slick guitar, wailing harmonica, "dancing" keyboards and a tight rhythm that brings it all together. Add to that the smooth, sultry voice of vocalist Jasmin Lloyd, and you have a sound that is the combination of traditional blues with a contemporary sound that makes THP unique. My favorite track would have to be "Up In Smoke", but all three tracks are winners in my view."
Download all three songs from the "Sessions" for free here.