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bluemoose
1183 posts
Jan 08, 2022
9:31 PM
Sad news from up north...

https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/legendary-alberta-blues-musician-harpdog-brown-passes-away/



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Last Edited by bluemoose on Jan 08, 2022 9:31 PM
BronzeWailer
2159 posts
Jan 09, 2022
1:37 AM
Shocked and saddened to hear. Never saw him in person but loved what I saw online.
BronzeWailer's YouTube

Last Edited by BronzeWailer on Jan 09, 2022 1:38 AM
sydeman
250 posts
Jan 10, 2022
7:14 PM
Sad... 59 years old, seen him 5 or 6 times last time was at Lady of the Lake small crowd, the real deal with a big show. RIP Harpdog
Bluebird
25 posts
Jan 11, 2022
10:42 AM
I've seen him a couple of times. First time was about 25 years ago. Was at the bar with my wife, and after his first set, he came over and sat down with us. Said I looked like a harmonica player. Had a great visit until his next set started, and then after the show as well.
It was just kind of out of nowhere, but really likeable - and made me feel pretty cool.
wolfkristiansen
461 posts
Jan 13, 2022
2:57 AM
We were friends for three decades. I'm shocked and saddened to hear that he passed away. Too soon. He was too young, and had lots of blues left in him.

I last saw him at the Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival in August of 2019. He had a great piano player and a tight, well rehearsed horn band, a generation younger than him but perfect for his music. Blues transcends generation gaps.

Here's a video of one of his songs from the festival:



He and the band were a highlight of the festival. After his set, he asked if I could get him a gig in Prince Rupert, where I live. I said yes. Covid hit, it didn't happen.

Harpdog, I wish you had lived long enough to come to our small town when we were finally done with Covid.

wolf kristiansen


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