Harpdog Brown Harpdog Brown is an award-winning Canadian vocalist and harmonica player who has been active in Canada's blues scene since 1982. His distinguished musical career was so honoured by the Maple Blues Awards in 2014, for harmonica player of the year.
Canada’s Classic Bluesman, Harpdog Brown is home off the road again and this time he's bringing a whole new show never before seen at The Tractor Grease Cafe. Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. These days, he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band - a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring piano, drums, sax, and clarinet. Still a vintage vibe, just a different vintage and more in the realm of Louis Jordan, Satchmo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, and Duke Ellington. Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. Piano man Dave Webb has been working with Harpdog over many years and they share an intuition that only comes with many hours and miles shared on and off stage. Rounding out the band is Steve Taylor on drums. Harpdog has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016), the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, a Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. In 2016, he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release Travelin’ With The Blues. Travelin' With The Blues released in 2016 is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums). Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun!“This band could play anywhere in the world, in any venue, large or small, and blues fans of all stripes would love this show." - Holger Petersen, SiriusXM, CKUA and CBC broadcaster and President of Stony Plain Records.