This is the first time in three years that Carlos’ electric quartet quartet is playing at
Hugh’s Room – not to be missed!
“Carlos is one of those players whose music is so advanced that when it comes to awards, it’s either retire the category or rephrase the question to ‘Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos’ ” (Dugg Simpson, past Artistic Director Vancouver Folk festival). This includes two Gold Medals from the Hohner World Harmonica Championship in Trossingen, Germany, as well as multiple national awards in Canada which includes Carlos’ eight time Harmonica Player of The Year wins at the Maple Leaf Blues Awards.
To say he plays the harmonica is like saying “Jimi Hendrix plays guitar”. He blows the blues harp through a prism — suddenly it seems he’s holding every color in the musical rainbow right there in his hands.
Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”). The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.
Carlos and his Blues Mongrels deliver a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity. They will be featuring songs from the latest 2011 release: Mongrel Mash. Carlos’ Blues Mongrels are Eric St. Laurent on guitars, Henry Heillig on bass, and Jorn Andersen on drums.
Artist website: http://www.carlosdeljunco.com/
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