Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band
July 6 @ 8:00 pm11:30 pm$20
Canada’s Classic Bluesman, Harpdog Brown has a brand new album out. It’s called For Love & Money and it’s unlike anything you’ve heard from Dog! Produced by JUNO Award winner Steve Dawson, it’s a little bit Chicago and a whole lotta New Orleans and it is guaranteed to move ya! And the Official Seattle Album Release Party right here at the Triple Door!
Harpdog has assembled a wicked six-piece band just for this very special evening and you’re in for a treat! They will be performing the whole album for you along with a little storytelling in between – as you would expect from Dog. You won’t want to miss this!
Doors at 6:30. Show at 8:00PM
Harpdog Brown – vocals, harmonicas
Dave Webb – keys
Rick Jacobson – drums
Brandon Lin – trombone
William Joseph Abbott – clarinet & alto sax
Riley Bartlett – trumpet
Washington Blues guitarist Brian Lee will be joining The Uptown Blues Band for a set as well!
And opening the show is Seattle’s own Eric Tingstad!
Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late ’40s and early ‘50s. These days he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band – a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring slide trombone, keyboards, bass and drums and often a 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 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.”
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 latest release Travelin’ With The Blues. Travelin’ With The Blues released in 2016 is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).
Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun!