Harpdog Brown's In the Doghouse spotlights Canadian blues

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      Veteran Vancouver bluesman Harpdog Brown will kick off a new Alberta-based music/interview series on his YouTube channel this Sunday (January 24).

      Titled In the Doghouse, the nine-episode show will feature vocalist and harmonica ace Brown in conversation with some of the country's top blues artists and personalities.

      "Many years ago I had a radio show on CJSR," says Brown in a press release, "broadcasting from an old bank vault in the basement of the University of Alberta campus. It was a fun project and a great vehicle to share music and a forum to delve into the blues. Then my manager and I got to talking about that TV show Daryl’s House that Daryl Hall used to host. And we thought, hey wouldn’t it be fun and entertaining to do something like that?

      "The rest fell into place," continues Brown. "The band is fantastic. These guys are top-shelf. Some of the best blues players in Alberta. DanLyn Studios was the perfect location. It’s a beautiful studio and plenty of room to ensure all safety protocols would be followed. We lit it like a stage to give a live performance feel. They even have their own pub so that became the Dog House Pub where we shot all the interview segments. The only thing missing was a live audience."

      In the Doghouse will kick off this Sunday at 11 am Pacific time with Juno-winning blues artist Bill Bourne, followed by guests Peter North (January 31), Jack de Keyzer (February 7), Cam Hayden (February 14), Aki Kumar (February 21), Kid Andersen (February 28), John Nemeth (March 7), Holger Petersen (March 14), and Tim Williams (March 21).