"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"

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Coming Up

THP is past the halfway point in our start-of-year whirlwind of shows.  Help us end strong (before we ramp up again starting in March)!

Join us at:

Pianos, February 1st (Sunday), 9p
Otto's Shrunken HeadFebruary 6th (Friday), 9p

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!