Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues Show
He's been called a blues evangelist and that is a very fitting moniker. "I speak the blues like it's the truth, and it is" he was recently quoted. "I do feel like I'm a servant of the people. And I do believe that music heals people." He delivers his messages in the traditional sound of early electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late 40's and early 50's. Harpdog says "Blues has a healing power. It's a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives."
Vancouver-based Harpdog Brown was born in Edmonton in 1962, an adopted child who has felt somewhat detached his whole life - "a lifelong battle of not feeling like I belonged. I think I was born for the circus. The blues tapped me on the shoulder years ago and said 'this is where you belong, son'. So the blues became my circus and there's no better way to travel than with a classic blues band!" They love the traditional early electric blues sound and they perform that style with authenticity. Harpdog calls it Classic Blues. They perform mostly originals yet often include great songs of the masters from that era. Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and of course, Muddy Waters are among his influences.
Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. He has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards (2014/2015/2016), the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. His latest release Travelin’ With The Blues features a duet with Charlie Musselwhite. It has remained on numerous blues and roots radio charts since its release in September 2016 and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).
Home Base: British Columbia
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