The Blues Man
We have such an amazing and unique talent living quietly in our midst in Port Hope. That is until he takes the stage and earns his reputation as “a model of focus and urgency…a true virtuoso” – The Globe and Mail
Eight time Maple Blues winner, BIG REED RECORDS recording artist Carlos del Junco and his Blues Mongrels return to Headwaters Farm. As one magazine reviewer said: “…if you think what he can do in the studio is jaw dropping, you have to see him live to get the gist of his uncanny ability.” (Jeffrey Morgan, Creem Magazine). A case in point, he opened for Ray Charles in 2003 at the Sony Centre and sold out of his 150 CDs in the 20 minute break before Ray came on!
Carlos del Junco has toured extensively and is considered one the world’s best diatonic harmonica players. He’s released 7 solo (band) CDs and 3 duo collaborative CDs. A dynamic live performer, he’s played virtually every major blues, folk and jazz festival in Canada. In addition to two Juno nominations, del Junco won two gold medals for both blues and jazz categories at the Hohner World Harmonica Championships in 1993 in Germany.
Get ready to trash all you thought about the harmonica, Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels deliver a no holds barred display of melodic fun and virtuosity.
“One listen to the man who bent his first notes on a harmonica at the age of 14 and it’s obvious he’s in a class with such greats as Toots Theilemans, Paul Butterfield and Howard Levy of Bela Fleck’s Flecktones.” – Edmonton Journal
Tickets: Concerts are $25, or $40 with pizza. Available online via paypal or credit card. Tickets available at the door if numbers permit. Max 150. Pizzas are pre-sold only! Order tickets below.
Date/Time: July 9, 7-9 pm. If you have ordered pizza or want to indulge in the sweets and drinks table (cash only), please arrive 30-60 minutes before showtime.
Pizza: Three choices of authentic, Italian, wood-fired pizzas. Pizza quantities are limited so you must order when you purchase your ticket. Order tickets below.
Arugula and Prosciutto – tomato sauce, prosciutto ham, shaved mozzarella, topped with fresh arugula and oregano
Margherita – tomato sauce, slices of mozzarella, sprinkled with fresh basil
Pollo Pesto – pesto sauce, sliced chicken, cherry tomatoes, shaved cheese, and oregano
What to Bring: Lawn chair, refreshments, some cash to spend at the merchandise tables and a rain coat if it looks like it might sprinkle. The concert is timed to end at dusk but bring a flashlight if you think you might need it to find your car!
What Not to Bring: Alcohol, dogs, toddlers or high-heeled shoes.
Also: Parking is free. Lawn chair seating is first come, first served. Washrooms are outdoor composting toilets – no smell and a lovely view. Smoking is allowed in designated areas Please take your cigarette butts home with you.
Cancellation: There are no ticket refunds 72 hours prior to a concert. Headwaters Farm will only cancel if a thunderstorm is imminent on the day and ticket holders will receive a full refund.