Harpdog Brown makes return to Chilliwack

Little Victor and harmonica legend Harpdog Brown to perform two shows at Bozzini's on Oct. 2.

Little Victor (left) and harmonica legend Harpdog Brown to perform two shows at Bozzini's on Oct. 2.

Little Victor (left) and harmonica legend Harpdog Brown to perform two shows at Bozzini's on Oct. 2.

Canadian harmonica legend Harpdog Brown (Maple Blues Award Winner, Juno nominee and Muddy Award winner) and internationally acclaimed blues maverick Little Victor (double Blues Music Awards nominee) are coming to town with their unique blend of old school downhome blues.

They both have 35 years of bad road under their belts, thousands of shows, many albums and a small but faithful group of fans that keeps growing show after show.

Harpdog ain’t no stranger to Chilliwack blues fans and music lovers, having filled Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on his annual visit for the past half dozen years. On the other hand, this is Little Victor’s first Canadian tour, so a great opportunity to see him perform live.

Little Victor’s shows are often described as a mix of real-deal blues and cabaret stage antics. These two fellows will play two different shows under one roof. They will both share vocal duties and Victor’s guitar will provide the perfect support to Brown’s harmonica wailing.

Victor has been playing, touring and recording with blues legends like Louisiana Red, Hubert Sumlin, RL Burnside, Robert Belfour and many more.

His very successful Juke Joint association with Louisiana Red, another American expat living in Europe, lasted until Red’s death in 2012. They recorded two outstanding albums together that are already considered classic blues records. Their first, Back To the Black Bayou,  sold more than 50,000 copies and won many prestigious prizes on both sides of the pond.

Victor has been called the King of grit and the antithesis of meaningless virtuosity.

Harpdog Brown is a character larger than life and one of the best blues harp players to be found anywhere. The chemistry between these two artists is truly something, it’s hard to believe this is their first tour together.

Harpdog Brown and Little Victor play Friday Oct 2. at Bozzini’s (45739 Hocking Ave). Early show is at 6 p.m., late show is at 9:30 p.m. Doors open 90 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets are $21 and $24, available now at Bozzini’s. Call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone.