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Harpdog had the dance floor bouncing (8 photos)

It was a packed house for the most recent Sault Blues Society showcase

When most people think of Edmonton’s music scene, the blues is not the first genre that comes to mind.

But Canadian blues musician Harpdog Brown grew up watching traveling blues legends in his hometown.

“Edmonton gave me the blues,” he joked. “Really, I stumbled into the blues in that town. I saw a handful of great blues artists, and I guess that’s what stung me.”

“But I guess I was born for the circus life anyway,” Harpdog said. “There’s many ways to make a dollar being a musician that doesn’t require travelling. But I wanted to travel and this is what I chose to do with the Traveling Blues Show.”

Friday night at the Rockstar Bar, he had the house packed and the dance floor bouncing, both literally and figuratively.

Seriously, the floor was actually bouncing.

Hosted by the Sault Blues Society, Friday’s show wasn’t the first time Harpdog’s performed in the Sault.

He first stumbled across a blues jam at the Water Tower Inn when he and his band were passing through town a few years back.

And since connecting with the Sault Blues Society, he’s been somewhat of a regular.

Look for SooToday’s full interview with Harpdog Brown on our upcoming episode of Tuned.

To learn more about Harpdog Brown, please click here.

For more information about the Sault Blues Society and any upcoming performances, please click here.

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Donna Hopper

About the Author: Donna Hopper

Donna Hopper has been a photojournalist with SooToday since 2007, and her passion for music motivates her to focus on area arts, entertainment and community events.
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