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Considered one of the world’s greatest harmonica players, Carlos Del Junco is a pioneer of the “overblow” technique, allowing him to play a diatonic harmonica chromatically. The result is stunning: a sophisticated blues/jazz fusion from sublime to raw to quirky.
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 “Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos”. This includes two Gold Medals from the Hohner World Harmonica Championship in Trossingen, Germany, as well as multiple national awards in Canada and several JUNO Award nominations.
Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues, jazz and “roots” music (hence the name for his band The Blues Mongrels). The emphasis is on blues, but Carlos and his band (Eric St. Laurent on guitar, Henry Heillig on upright bass) are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, ska, rocking blues, to singer/songwriter themes.
DOORS 6:00 PM • SHOW 7:00 PM