Carlos del Junco is award-winning Canadian musician/harmonica player.

Blurring boundaries for del Junco and The Blues Mongrels

Carlos del Junco is award-winning Canadian musician/harmonica player doing an upcoming tour of B.C. and Alberta with a stop planning for the Sid Williams Theatre on March 15.

The tour is del Junco’s first in five years with a new CD to support it – Hang On.

Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz hence the name for his band The Blues Mongrels. The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.

The Blues Mongrels are Eric St Laurent and bassist Henry Heillig (founded the nine-piece Latin band Manteca). Get ready to trash all you thought you knew about the harmonica. The Blues Mongrels deliver a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity.

He takes the stage at the Sid Williams Theatre March 15 at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sidwilliamstheatre.com or carlosdeljunco.com.

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