There’s never been any question — 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 enjoy 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 honor. 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 is an imaginative harmonica player that takes traditional blues into the 20th century.
Brandon (Yukon Slim) Isaak began playing guitar in 1985 and through hard work and experience has matured into one of the most sought-after roots guitar players in the country.
Brandon honed his skills at Selkirk College, studying jazz guitar and composition for two years. He was the winner of the 2006
Indie Award and was nominated for a Juno Award the same year with his band The Twisters. Real Blues Magazine has him in the top three Blues Guitar Players in Canada. Brandon is also a Juno Award-winning guitarist with his work on the CD Let It Loose with Kenny Wayne in 2007.
He has played with many great artists such as Joe Louis Walker, Kenny Wayne, Zora Young, Jeff Healey, Colin Linden, Amos Garret, Big Dave Maclean, Stephen Fearing, Tom Wilson, Rusty Zinn and Lee Oskar. The Yukon-born bluesman has toured throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the U.S. and Canada, and has played guitar on over 18 albums.
Brandon is a prolific songwriter who has over 120 original songs to his credit. His tunes have been recorded by many artist across the country. He is most recently up for a Western Canadian Music Award for ( Best Blues Recording Of The Year, 2009 ) for his release (Come Out Swingin).
Their show Sept. 22 at Joe’s Garage is being sponsored by the local arts council. Advance tickets are being sold at Bop City Records. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8.
For more information, call 250-702-6456(MILO).
— Joe’s Garage