Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Canadian Blues Great 'Harpdog Brown' Passes


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Canadian Blues great Harpdog Brown on January 7, 2022. He was from Vancouver, BC but played our area quite a lot. Harpdog won various awards and was nominated for a Juno.
From his Facebook page:

It is with great sadness to have to inform all of Harpdog's fans.. friends.. and everyone he has touched.. that the legend himself passed away today in his home. Peacefully.. now he will be jamming with all his music mentors he talks of and loved to play their songs. He loved you all!

Hamilton musician Mark Volkov wrote a wonderful essay about Harpdog. Click here to view

Social Media Reaction 

Jack de Keyzer

Such sad news this morning. Harpdog Brown passed away last night. The epitome of big hearted. An old school blues man; hard living, hard driving, fun loving and a generous soul.  He lived and loved the blues.  Dog you will be missed by many.  RIP.

Sean McAuley

OMG... what a terrible loss to the harp AND music community! Absolutely the most wonderful person you could ask for... my thoughts go out to HD’s family, friends and fans. RIP Harpdog Brown, I will always remember your support and kind conversations... 

JW Jones

Damn sad to hear about Harpdog Brown passing. Bluesman. Trouble-maker. Long-winded. Lover. Larger-Than-Life-Personality. Purist. Real-Deal. He lived like the legends of the music he played, a lot of the time. We first met in about 2002 I think when he had me on his radio show in Edmonton. We played together many times and the fit was natural. What a guy... what a loss...RIP 

Links: Harpdog BrownMore Harpdog Brown Stories, Videos above courtesy of Harpdog Brown


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