Harpdog Brown
Delta - British Columbia - Canada

Harpdog Brown takes Chicago Blues down to New Orleans. The result is a unique and vibrant new sound.

Harpdog Brown has earned a solid reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric

blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late 40's and early 50’s.

These days he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues

Band. They have a unique sound that takes Chicago Blues down to New Orleans. It’s

piano driven and often features slide trombone, sax and clarinet. Still a vintage vibe, just

a different vintage! This music will move you! They perform mostly originals yet they

often include great songs of the masters from that era. Think Louis Jordan, Satchmo,

Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, even Duke Ellington. Audiences are raving

about this new show!

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

new Uptown Blues Band. Harpdog says "Blues has a 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 was born in Edmonton in 1962, an adopted child who

has felt somewhat detached his whole life - "a lifelong battle of not feeling like I

belonged. I feel like I was born for the circus, you know, born to travel. The blues tapped

me on the shoulder years ago and said 'this is where you belong, son'. So the blues

became my circus and there's no better way to travel than with a band!”

Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. He 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 listed as #9 on the

Roots Music Report Top Classic Blues Albums of 2017. This follows his Top 20 charting

2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).

His new album, For Love and Money is set for release on April 26, 2019. It features the

Uptown Blues Band along with Producer, Steve Dawson on guitars and is a FACTOR

funded Juried Sound Recording

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For Love and Money

Label: Dog House

Genres: Blues

Styles: Classic Blues, Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 No Eyes for Me Classic Blues Blues
2 Blue Light Boogie Classic Blues Blues
3 The Comeback Classic Blues Blues
4 Reefer Lovin’ Woman Classic Blues Blues
5 A New Day is Dawnin’ Classic Blues Blues
6 Vicious, Vicious Vodka Classic Blues Blues
7 I’ll Make It Up to You Classic Blues Blues
8 One Step Forward Classic Blues Blues
9 Stiff Classic Blues Blues
10 For Love and Money Classic Blues Blues
11 Buzzard Luck Classic Blues Blues
12 Thinkin’ and Drinkin’ Classic Blues Blues
13 Sasha’s Lullaby Classic Blues Blues

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What It is

Label: Dog House

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues Rock, Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Doncha Know I Loves Ya Blues Blues
2 How Come Blues Blues
3 If Ya Wanna Grow Old Blues Blues
4 Whiskey Bottle Blues Blues
5 No Money in the Till Blues Blues
6 Git Ta Gittin' Baby Blues Blues
7 Facebook Woman Blues Blues
8 Blue Lights Blues Blues
9 Cheatin' 'n' Lyin' Blues Blues
10 Big Rockin' Daddy Blues Blues
11 All Night Boogie Blues Blues
12 In My Younger Days Blues Blues
13 What It is Blues Blues
14 Headin' out Blues Blues

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Travelin' with the Blues

Label: Dog House

Genres: Blues

Styles: Blues, Classic Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Better Days (feat. Kid Andersen) Classic Blues Blues
2 Must Have Been the Devil (feat. Carl Sonny Leyland) Classic Blues Blues
3 Sacrifice (feat. Big Jon Atkinson) Classic Blues Blues
4 Bring It on Home (feat. Jimmy Morello) Classic Blues Blues
5 Moose on the Loose (feat. Charlie Musselwhite) Classic Blues Blues
6 For Better or Worse (feat. Kid Andersen) Classic Blues Blues
7 Fine Little Girl Rag Classic Blues Blues
8 Cloud Full of Rain Classic Blues Blues
9 What's Your Real Name Classic Blues Blues
10 Facebook Mama (feat. Danny Michel) Classic Blues Blues
11 Home is Where the Harp is (feat. Rusty Zinn) Classic Blues Blues
12 Another Fool Like Me Classic Blues Blues
13 Hard Days Blues (feat. Little Victor) Classic Blues Blues
14 Hayward Boogie Classic Blues Blues
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Album: Travelin' With The Blues
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Dec 11, 2016
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