Make Mine A Double
with Harpdog Brown
He’s been called a Blues Evangelist, and that’s 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. A missionary if you will. Music can heal people if they pay attention to the messages in these songs.”
He delivers those messages using the vintage sound whether it be with his lowdown classic blues band the Travelin’ Blues Show or with his Uptown Blues Band. Harpdog says "Blues has healing power. It's a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives. We help people forget about their issues of the moment and then they realize that we all have our issues, and that's OK."
Vancouver-based Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player born in Edmonton in 1962. Harpdog has won four Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016/2019) along with countless nominations including Male Vocalist and Album of the Year. His song 'No Eyes for Me' was a winner of the International Songwriting Competition. He holds a Fraser Valley Music Award, has three Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations for Blues Artist of the Year, a Juno Nomination for Blues Recording of the Year and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award for Best N.W. Blues Release of the year from the Cascade Blues Association.