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
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
For more information and to
watch previews, visit
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
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.
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