Harpdog Brown at Joe’s Friday

Brown is a wonderfully gifted singer with a rich palette of colours and an imaginative harmonica player who takes traditional blues...

HARPDOG BROWN AND his band play The Venue Formerly Known As Joe’s Garage in Courtenay on Oct. 11.

Harpdog Brown is absolutely the ‘genuine item, the real deal.

The way he puts his individual stamp on everything he does and with his command of his stage, you’ll enjoying every minute of the show.

The Dog started playing blues in 1981 and never looked back. He’s shared the stage with such greats as Matt (Guitar) Murphy, Pinetop Perkins, Tim Williams, Kenny (Blues Boss) Wayne, the Powder Blues Band, Willie Macallder, Jack de Keyzer, Fathead, Donald Ray Johnson, Morgan Davis and the late Dutch Mason.

In 1994 Harpdog won the prestigious ( Muddy Award ) the only Canadian band to receive this honour. In 1995, he was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Blues Album.

Brown is a wonderfully gifted singer with a rich palette of colours and a imaginative harmonica player who takes traditional blues into the 20th century.

Harpdog Brown, who is this guy?

• He’s been in the business as a touring, and recording artist for over 30 years.

• In 1994, Harpdog was nominated for two Muddy awards from Portland Oregon’s Cascade Blues Association.

They won the latter (the only Canadian to receive this honour) and in 1995 he was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Blues Album for Home Is Where the Harp Is.

Harpdog Brown is one of Canada’s truly gifted blues artists. He’s a lifer in the world of musical gypsies, travelling near and far to share his substantial talents in story and song.

With six CDs under his belt, working with two different duos as well as with his band The Bloodhounds, the Dog puts his individual stamp on everything he does. He is pure blues at its best; absolutely the genuine item. The real deal.

Brown’s latest recording, Naturally, was voted No. 1 Canadian Blues Album of the year by the Blind Lemon Blues Top 20 of 2011.

Tickets for an Oct. 11 event at The Venue Formerly Known As Joe’s Garage are being sold at Bop City Records.

The show is being sponsored by the Society For Artistic Development and will feature the society’s own Matteo Kennedy as the opener. Doors open at 7 p.m. with Matteo going on at 7:30.For more information, call 250-702-6456.

— Venue Formerly Known As Joe’s Garage

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