It’s not often you get an opportunity to see two immensely talented professionals sharing the stage together. Renowned guitarist, Jimmy Bowskill, and elite harmonica player, Carlos del Junco will be performing a set together is guaranteed to impress all those in attendance.
Jimmy Bowskill, the multi-talented young man from Bailieboro has been entertaining crowds with his incredibly advanced bluesy guitar riffs since he was eleven years old. That’s right, eleven years old! His first CD, Old Soul, in 2003, reflected his youthful talent. His second CD, Soap Bars and Dog Ears, was nominated for a Juno, making him the youngest individual to be nominated for this award, at age thirteen! Jimmy has toured Canada and Europe for years. He had the opportunity to play with two premier guitar players, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa in Germany, billed as the Three J‘s. He has opened for Dr. John, Buddy Guy, and Wishbone Ash, also. Presently, he is based in Toronto and performs regularly with his band, The Jimmy Bowskill Band.
Carlos del Junco plays the harp like no other, plain and simple. Since the age of fifteen he has worked feverishly to be one of the top harmonica players. He has recorded four solo CDs and two CD’s with his acclaimed band, The Blues Mongrels. He has won the Canadian Maple Blues award, recognizing him as the best harmonica player in Canada, eight times! Carlos also had two Juno nominations for two of his CD’s. The way he plays makes one wonder if the harp is an extension of his body. Ripping, intricate solos is his trademark. He is considered a versatile musician who has mastered a multitude of genres, including, jazz, ska, and blues. He has also completed a number of highly successful Canadian and European tours.