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Harpdog Brown, The Nighthawks & Rick Holmstrom On The Couch

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Harpdog Brown was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, started playing Blues in 1981 and never looked back.

He has shared the stage with such greats as Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Pinetop Perkins, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and others.

In 1994, Harpdog won the prestigious Muddy Award – the only Canadian to receive this honor - and in 1995 was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Blues Album, Home Is Where the Harp Is.

I will sit with Harpdog and discuss his career and music.

The Nighthawks current lineup is; Mark Wenner: Vocals, Harmonica, Johnny Castle: Vocals, Bass, Paul Bell: Guitar
and Mark Stutso: Drums, Vocals.

Formed in 1972 by Wenner, The Nighthawks have been making great music ever since.  The lineup may have changed, but the Nighthawks are about Blues & Rock and having fun.

In 2011, their album Last Train To Bluesville won the Acoustic Album of the Year at the BMAs.

Now the band has released Damn Good Time and we will chat with Mark about the 40 years of music and the new album.

Rick Holmstrom grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, surrounded by the sounds of 50's rock, 60's surf, folk, and the Beatles.

Since he found the guitar in 1986, Rick has been playing almost constantly, experimenting with his sound - and at time losing fans - to develope his own sound.

For the last three years he and his band have also backed up the great Mavis Staples.

Now Rick has released Cruel Sunrise, another step in his journey.

Rick and I will chat about his life and listen to tunes from the album.

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