Harpdog Brown brings his harp howl to Crofton
The Dog will be barking in Crofton this weekend.
Harpdog Brown, a singer and harmonica player of note, is coming over the pond to bring his brand of blues to the Crofton Hotel Pub
Born in Edmonton, Brown has been part of Canada’s blues scene for more than 30 years, and sits at number two on the current Canadian blues charts.
"Over the years Harpdog has issued six CD’s to critical acclaim," event promoters said in a media release.
"Harpdog resides in Vancouver, where he leads his own trio and quartet of hot local players churning out blues on the jazzy mellower side."
"He also leads The Harpdog Brown Band which is a gutsy traditional Chicago blues band with John R Hunter (drums), Jordan Edmonds (guitar) and George Fenn (bass).
In 1995 his Home is Where The Harp Is won the coveted Muddy Award for the best NW Blues Release of the year, from the Cascade Blues Association in Portland. As well that year it was nominated for a Juno for the best Blues Release in Canada.
Teamed up with Graham Guest on piano, his CD Naturally was voted #1 Canadian Blues Album of 2011 by The Blind Lemon Survey.
In 2014 they released “What It Is” consisting mainly new originals and a few classic covers you don’t get from your average blues band.
Tickets are $20 and available at Rockabillys and The Crofton Hotel. The July 5 show starts at 9 p.m.