Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues Show
Canada's Harmonica Player of the Year - Maple Blues Awards 2nd consecutive year!
His latest album 'What It Is' ranked #20 in the Roots Music Report Top Blues Albums of 2014
Harpdog Brown is a gifted singer and an imaginative harmonica player that has been a strong force in Canada’s Blues scene since 1982.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, he’s crossed tens of thousands of miles playing club dates and festivals in Canada, North Western United States and Germany.
No surprise to many, Harpdog Brown was once again awarded Canada's Harmonica Player of the Year making it two consecutive years. “Harpdog is a great blues man. He is in total command on stage - and enjoying every minute” says Holger Petersen, Blues programmer for CBC Radio. In 2014 Harpdog (yes that is his real name as his passport will attest) launched What It Is, his best work to date. The album saw a number of tunes getting regular spins on BB King's Bluesville (SeriusXM) and many other stations throughout North America. Roots Music Report placed What It Is at #20 in their worldwide Top Blues Albums of 2014. In 2015 Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues Show landed a whirl-wind cross-Canada tour with "The Beale Street Blues Bopper", the "King of Grit", Little Victor. Now in 2016, they are working with Little Victor as producer of their next album.
"This guy knows how to get that original roots sound, even in a digital world" says Harpdog. To make the opportunity even greater, the album will be cut at Bigtone Records, a studio in San Jose notorious for recording with post world-war-two equipment, capturing the sound of yesterday, but in a modern world. It’s run by one of the hottest rising blues artists in the US, Big Jon Atkinson. They've also planned a day at Greaseland Records - the dreamchild of Christopher "Kid" Andersen (Charlie Musselwhite, Rick Estrin). Rumour has it that Kid Andersen will make a guest appearance on the album along with Blues stalwart Rusty Zin. Those are some of the heaviest hitters in the blues business these days. These two unique, boutique recording studios are putting out the best blues recordings of our time. And they're doing it all with vintage gear and knowledge and truly recording "the way they used to". Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more from Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues Show. Harpdog is on a meteoric path to bring his early electric blues sound to the people.
As Harpdog recently put it, "After more than 30 years of blood, sweat and tears, it feels like I'm just getting started. I'm only 54 - that's young in the blues world!"
Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues Show lay down that Lo-Fi sound like the studio records of the early electric blues. No drums here; and who needs them when you hear the percussive style of Vancouver's finest doghouse bass player, Pat Darcus. Add the low down and outstanding guitar work of Jordan Edmonds and the gritty vocals and greasy harp tones of Harpdog Brown, and you've got a show not to be missed!
Home Base: British Columbia
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