Canadian harmonica legend Harpdog Brown (2015 Maple Blues Award Winner) and internationally acclaimed blues maverick Little Victor (double Blues Music Awards nominee) are coming to town with their unique blend of old school down home blues. They both have 35 years of bad road under their belts and thousands of shows, many albums and a small but faithful group of fans that keeps growing show after show.
Harpdog ain’t no stranger to the Soo blues fans and music lovers. On the other hand Little Victor is on his first Canadian tour, so a great opportunity to see him perform live. Little Victor’s shows are often described as a mix of real-deal blues and cabaret stage antics.
These two fellows will actually play two different shows under one roof. An opening duo set where they will be alone with the blues, and they will both share vocal duties and Victor’s guitar will provide the perfect support to Brown’s harmonica wailing, and a band set where Mark Gough and Linsday Pugh will join forces with our heroes for a set more focused on Little Victor’s repertoire.
Victor recently moved to England, after living in Spain, France, Italy. He has been playing, touring and recording with blues legends Louisiana Red, Hubert Sumlin, RL Burnside, Robert Belfour and many more. His very successful association with Louisiana Red -another American expat living in Europe- lasted until Red’s death in 2012.
Little Victor’s Juke Joint recorded two outstanding albums with Louisiana Red that are already regarded as classic blues records. Their first collaboration”Back To The Black Bayou” (also produced by Little Victor) sold more than 50,000 copies and won many prestigious prizes on both sides of the pond. Victor has been called the King of grit and the antithesis of meaningless virtuosity.
Harpdog Brown is a character larger than life and one of the best blues harp player to be found anywhere. The chemistry and the interplay between these two artists is really something. It’s hard to believe this is their first tour together. They act and sound just like they’ve been doing it since day one.
This is a show you don’t want to miss!
Friday September 11- Rock Star Bar
Tickets are on sale at Algonquin Hotel’s front desk or at the door.
Admission is $15 or $10 for Sault Blues Society members.
Show starts at 9:30 p.m.