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October 10, 2007

Calgary Hosts 1st Ever Blues Harmonica Workshop

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Weekend with Harmonica Masters Includes Workshops, Concerts

On the weekend of October 20 & 21, The Traditional Blues School of Calgary plays host to the city’s first-ever harmonica workshop, featuring two of Canada’s finest harmonica players, Al Lerman (Toronto) and Harp Dog Brown (Vancouver). Included in the event is a full-day workshop and two evening concerts.

The two harmonica masters will share their techniques and guide beginner through advanced students of the blues harp in a full-day workshop to be held at the Best Western Village Park Inn from 10 am to 5 pm.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, students can see their instructors in concert, when the two masters will perform with members of Calgary’s top blues bands, Bill Dowey and the Du-Rite Aces at Kits on 16th, a local club.

Multi-instrumentalist Al Lerman, leader of the Juno Award-winning blues group Fathead, is a journeyman musician who plays with sizzle and a whole lot of soul. He’s garnered several Maple Blues Award nominations for his harp and saxophone work, as well as his song-writing.

Harpdog Brown is known to blues fans across the nation and throughout the Pacific Northwest as the leader of the Bloodhounds. The harmonica player, guitarist and singer has been performing for over 2 decades and has released four albums, his most recent being Live at the Vat.

The Traditional Blues School was started by local harmonica man Dylan MacDonald.

for more information visit www.tradtionalbluesschool.com

Saturday, Oct. 21
10 am to 5 pm
Best Western Village Park Inn

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 20 & 21
Al Lerman and Harp Dog Brown
with Bill Dowey & the Du-Rite Aces
Kits on 16th, Calgary

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