Wednesday, September 10, 2013


Thirty Years On

Willie Macalder and Harpdog Brown at Bozzini's Sept 26

Staff/released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest./Harpdog Brown photo submitted


n the 70s, the Willie Macalder Blues Band played everywhere. I saw them in places like the Commodore Ballroom and the Spinning Wheel in Gastown. Later on, their name was changed to the more familiar Powder Blues Band.


Tom and Jack Lavin helped propel the band to international fame with songs like "Thirsty Ears".


After 30 years, Macaulder is still at it. If you love blues and incredible keyboard and piano playing, you won't want to miss this show at Bozzini's.


Playing with Macaulder is Harpdog Brown.



Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant

No two Harpdog Brown shows at Bozzini’s are ever the same and for his 4th visit the Dog is bringing along the incomparable, the legendary, Willie MacCalder, a founding member of the Powder Blues Band!

Considered by many to be one of Canada’s finest “blues” pianists, Willie MacCalder plays & sings a wide range of Blues & R&B styles, featuring a huge repertoire of traditional blues, originals, boogie-woogie, & jazz standards. Willie’s unique, trademark style is so smooth and precise that easily challenges Johnnie Johnson for the top spot.


His vocal style has been compared to a smoother and bluesier Jerry Lee Lewis.

Over the years, he has earned a number of industry music poll awards, and his trademark piano sound is heard prominently on all of the popular Powder Blues hits. Over the years, he has earned a number of industry music poll awards, &  his trademark piano sound is heard prominently on all the popular Powder Blues hits.

Harpdog Brown is one of Canada’s truly gifted blues artists. He’s a lifer in the world of musical gypsies, travelling near and far to share his substantial talents in story and song. A gifted singer and an imaginative harp player, he brings traditional blues into the 21st century.


With six CDs under his belt, working with two different duos as well as with his band The Bloodhounds, the Dog puts his individual stamp on everything he does. He is pure blues at its best; absolutely the genuine item. The real deal.


Where: Bozzini's Restaurant - 4-45739 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack.

When: September 26 - Doors 6 p.m. Show 7 p.m.

Tickets: $22 plus tax. To reserve your tickets call (604) 792-0744




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