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Harpdog returns to celebrate Bon Soo

He'll also be hosting a harmonica workshop at Thomas Walls School of Music
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Harpdog Brown presented by the Sault Blues Society at the Rockstar Bar on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Donna Hopper/SooToday

The Sault Blues Society is pleased to present Harpdog Brown and the Travelin’ Blues Show at The Machine Shop on Saturday, Feb. 10 as part of this year’s Bon Soo Winter Carnival. Included in the Travelin' Blues Show are keyboard player Graham Guest and slide trombone player Sky Lambourne. Local musicians Joel Poluck (guitar) and Mark Gough (drums) will also join Harpdog on stage.

Harpdog Brown is a three-time Maple Blues Award winner for Harmonica Player of the Year who has six studio albums under his belt. His 1995 release, Home Is Where the Harp Is, garnered the Edmonton-based bluesman the Muddy Award for the Best NW Blues Release from the Cascade Blues Association, and he was presented the Lifetime Award from the Hamilton Blues Society in 2014.

Tickets for Harpdog’s Feb. 10 all-ages performance at the Machine Shop are $10 for those aged 16 and under, $15 for adults, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and an opening set from the Jay Scali Band will begin at 7 p.m.

As an added bonus, Thomas Walls School of Music will host a harmonica workshop with Harpdog Brown on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. There is a $20 registration fee and attendance is limited to the first 20 registered participants. To sign up, visit Thomas Walls School of Music at 505 Albert St. E.