He bent his first note on a harmonica when he was fourteen and in his early 20’s del Junco was immersed in a visual arts career.

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MORE THAN

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Carlos del Junco and his band will  be playing Saturday March 17 at Harrison’s Memorial Hall.

 

 

 

 

n Saturday, March 17, Harrison Festival Society will be bringing Canadian harmonica virtuoso Carlos del Junco and his band to Harrison’s Memorial Hall.

 

When: Saturday, March 17, 8pm. Doors 7pm

Where: Harrison Memorial Hall

Tickets: General Admission $25.00 (kids under 12 are free)

Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart, Harrisonfestival.com or 604.796.3554


Considered across the Canadian music industry to be a master in his field, del Junco is one of Canada’s busiest touring musicians. He is no stranger to the Harrison Festival, having played both the season and the festival on different occasions. Artistic director Andy Hillhouse notes that “Carlos is probably one of the most popular artists we have had at the festival over the years.

 

He has always garnered a solid following wherever he goes because of the awesome, unique sound he gets on the harmonica, and the way his shows have a lot of variety in them with lots of delicious grooves. He’s a real pro.”

 

 

 

 

Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, Carlos del Junco’s playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz. The emphasis is on blues, but Carlos and his band 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, and swampy roots rock.


Born in Havana, Cuba, del Junco (loosely translated “of the reeds”) immigrated with his family at the age of one. He bent his first note on a harmonica when he was fourteen and in his early 20’s del Junco was immersed in a visual arts career. Sculpture has definitely had an influence on his outlook on music. As he states, “music is just a different way of creating textures and shapes.” That almost visual approach is obvious in the colorful tone he gets on the harmonica.


Carlos is one of the few pioneers of this “overblow” method on the harmonica, bringing musical credibility to what is still often considered by many in the music industry as a fringe folk instrument. The sophisticated sound produced by del Junco is at once sensitive, soulful, and sexy while never forgetting the rawness inherent in blues music

For more information and to watch previews, visit here.


The Concert will begin at 8:00pm on Saturday, March 17 inside the Harrison Memorial Hall. Doors will open at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com, by calling 604-796-3554, or at the Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.
 

About the Harrison Festival Society
Known worldwide for its professional artistry and small town hospitality, the Harrison Festival Society has long been a beacon for growing acceptance of diversity and purpose fuelled programming. Each July for more than 35 years the Society has produced the internationally acclaimed Harrison Festival of the Arts, a 9 day, cross disciplinary, multicultural art event set amidst the small town atmosphere and breathtaking scenery of Harrison Hot Springs, BC. A charitable non-profit, grass-roots organization, the Society also presents an annual Season of the Performing Arts from September to May and works closely with a number of Fraser Valley partners in continuing to bring high quality, inclusive and accessible performing arts into the area.

www.harrisonfestival.com │ 604.796.3664 │ info@harrisonfestival.com 98 Rockwell Dr, Harrison Hot Springs, BC


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