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Blues: Electric Blues Moods: Type: Lo-Fi Moods: Mood: Upbeat Blues: Blues-Rock Blues: New Orleans Blues

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Harpdog Brown

Maple Blues Award Winning Harpdog Brown 2015 Canada’s Best Harmonica Player

After seeing their performance, Holger Petersen, host of the popular Saturday Night Blues on CBC radio, exalted that this band could play anywhere in the world, in any venue, large or small, and blues fans of all stripes would love this show. And show the world is exactly what Harpdog Brown plans to do with his Travelin’ Blues Show!

Fresh off the radio play and tour success of his latest album What It Is (ranked #20 in the Top 100 World Blues Albums for 2014), Brown launched The Travelin’ Blues Show with up-and- coming guitarist Jordie Edmonds and upright bassist Pat Darcus. Together this trio emotes the essence of blues with every note. Traditionalists will love the authenticity of this act - with Brown’s early 50’s vintage Masco PA System and Masco Amp. You’ll find nothing modern here - just that LoFi sound of early electric blues. They’re actually bringing the old vinyl sound back to the stage.

Harpdog’s new album Travelin' With The Blues, was recorded at Bigtone Records and Greaseland Studios in California - two studios that are putting out the best blues albums of our time. It features a beautiful harmonica duet with none other than Charlie Musselwhite. Guest musicians include Kid Andersen (Rick Estrin), Jon Atkinson (Kim Wilson) and other heavy hitters on today's blues scene. And it was produced by the legendary Little Victor. With this kind of support, it’s no surprise that Harpdog Brown’s popularity is on the rise.

Much like Hubert Sumlin was a true driving force behind the powerful stage presence of Howlin’ Wolf, Jordie Edmonds brings a level of authenticity to Harpdog. He plays the guitar like it's a language, not a sport, lowdown and understated at times, but when it's time to show some flash... he's got all it takes to wow the listeners.

Throw in the punchy doghouse bass rhythm delivered by Vancouver’s Pat Darcus, and you’ve got something truly special. They combine to deliver a performance that is unique, refreshing and leaves audiences wanting more.
True to his calling, Harpdog Brown unleashes monster tone and stage presence. He delivers such a powerful performance that it’s hard to imagine there is a better harp player around. His sound and delivery have earned him the title of Canada’s Harmonica Player of the Year for two consecutive years at the Maple Blues Awards (Canada’s Grammys of the Blues)!

This is a show you won’t want to miss!