Stefen Harpin

Stefen Harpin

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Stefen Harpin's trio blends and inter-mingles genres, combining the rhythmic complexities and improvisation of Jazz, with a funky Indie-Pop-Rock essence. Their sound is a truly melodic and eclectic one.

Biography


Stefen Harpin is an American musician and artist. Originally from the small town of Victoria, Texas, Stefen showed an interest in music from an early age. By the time he was nine, he was begging his parents to let him study piano. They gave in to his persistence and he was allowed to start taking lessons. It wasn't long before he was honing his craft on the family piano. He even earned the money for his first guitar by playing at a campaign fundraiser for Texas governor, Rick Perry.

As fate would have it, he soon discovered his ability as a song-smith with that guitar and quickly started building a catalogue of songs to share with friends and family. After graduating high school in 2005, he moved to the "Music Capital of Texas",The City of Austin, to pursue his professional music career. In Austin he found the exposure he was looking for, starting out on the open-mic circuit and jams at local bars and coffee shops, and finally at his first solo shows.

Beginning in the summer of 2008, Stefen has been performing with friend and percussionist Jason Wilkinson, and bassist Will Krause. They have since converged into a force to be reckoned with. Although only a trio, they have the sound and presence of a five piece. Wilkinson's solid rhythms, and Krause's mastery of the bass truly takes this group to the stratosphere!

Lyrics

Good Lovin' Woman

Written By: Stefen Harpin

My baby wants to go out.
I said, stay here with me!
My little baby wants to go out.
I said, stay here with me!
Cause you're a Good Lovin' Woman.
Can't have with you with no other man.

I've a bit of a jealous nature.
Don't want you to go.
I've a bit of a jealous nature.
Don't want you to go.
Cause you're a Good Lovin' Woman.
Can't have you with no other man.

She said, baby you're only one.
I don't love nobody else.
She said, baby you're the only one.
I don't love nobody else.
I'm you're Good Lovin' Woman.
I'm in love with a jealous man.

To You

Written By: Stefen Harpin

I don't know how to talk
or how to put the words together.
But I'll sing you a song.
Let you know how much I care.

And I will sing it out to you.
I will sing it out to the world.
I will sing it out to you.

Well I can't speak.
When I do the words come out
messed up and stuff.
And I don't even like to try.
I'm at home with this guitar and voice.

Chorus

And if you're wondering where this is coming from.
You really don't know what you've got.
I think you're beautiful
and you're quiet and man that's hot!

Chorus

You think I'm going crazy.
You've got me hypnotized.
You're starting to feel the same way and you don't know why.

Chorus

If I Kiss You

Written By: Stefen Harpin

I've know you a week.
We still don't know
if we're gonna take a chance
or let it go.
Oh but you could be so good to me.
Come a little closer, baby.

If I kiss You, I'd be instantly in love.
And there won't be no turning back.
If I kiss You, I'd be instantly in love.
And there won't be no turning back.

You call me to be with you more and more.
Is it true, baby, that you do adore
the things I do and say to make you smile.
Oh baby, come a little close, for a while.

If I kiss You, I'd be instantly in love.
And there won't be no turning back.
If I kiss You, I'd be instantly in love.
And there won't be no turning back.

Solo

Chorus

Discography

Live @ Ruta Maya - 2007

Stefen Harpin EP - 2013

Set List

One or Two hour sets.
Longer if necessary.
Usually two or three covers, per set, with artists ranging from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix to Daniel Johnston.

Sets are usually unwritten.
Sets include rehearsed material and improvisation or "jamming."

Recent sets have included the following songs:

Good Lovin' Woman
Hard Luck Girl
To You
Pure Electricity
Take What You Want
Back To Me
I Shot the Sheriff
Life By The Drop
Improv.
Lucky Guy
Two As One
Using
If I Kiss You
Baby, You're Not Half Bad
Subtle Abuse
It Just Happened
Glow
The Real Thing
Troubles
Move On
And Others...