Canada’s Classic Bluesman, Harpdog Brown
hasn't been seen near PDX since the Waterfront Blues Festival! Now
he’s back to Cure our Holiday Hangovers and he’s bringing his
incredible Uptown Blues Band! His new album For Love and Money is a
little bit Chicago and a lotta New Orleans and guaranteed to lift
you up! Remember, the last show SOLD OUT so tell all your friends
and grab your tickets pronto!
His new record, For Love & Money, entered the Living Blues
Radio Charts at #6 and its still charting on Roots Music Report!
It's a great New Orleans Blues vibe that's piano driven and usually
features great horn players. It's a lot of fun and the Lake Theatre
is the best place to see and HEAR this musical integrity of this
The Music Monday series features top jazz, blues and roots artists
from throughout the region. Originally built in 1940, the recently
restored Lakeside Theater and Cafe is a state-of-the-art concert
facility, with a beautiful lakeside view and a full-service bar and
Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of
classic electric blues. His new band delivers a vintage New Orleans
Blues vibe that's sure to 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
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 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 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
2016 release Travelin’ With The Blues.
His latest album, For Love & Money was produced by Juno Award
Winner Steve Dawson. It's a beautiful follow up to his previous
discography and will be available on green vinyl as well as CD
right here at Music Mondays at Lake Theater & Cafe.
All sales final. No refunds or exchanges allowed. No wait list for sold out shows. Tickets available online until 4 pm day of the show.