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Poppa Dawg
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 8:00pm

Gritty and dynamic Poppa Dawg takes music to rushing peaks to hushing lows and then steps back from the microphone to deliver the news!

Rick “Poppa DawgHalisheff will be joined by James Hay on bass and Brian Maguire on drums and backing vocals.  The band will be playing an eclectic variety of blues from Memphis to Motown including Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles), Big Legged Woman (Freddie King), and Mannish Boy (Muddy Waters).

Hailing from the ‘Left Coast’ of Canada, Poppa Dawg has toured extensively throughout Western and Northern Canada with stints in La Paz, Mexico at The City of Peace Blues Festival and most recently, in 2013 as a participant at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis. They made it to the semi-finals there and along the way forged some very strong friendships with friends around the world.

Poppa Dawg’s influences are varied to say the least with artists from Dr John and Ray Charles to Freddie King and Howlin’ Wolf and on stage, you can clearly hear them coming through the soul of this big man. Gritty and dynamic, he takes the music from rushing peaks to hushing lows and then steps back from the microphone to deliver the news!

Poppa Dawg will be onstage at the Vernon Jazz Club (3000-31 Street) on Saturday, December 10th at 8 PM. Doors open at 7:15 PM. CASH ONLY BAR ON SITE. Tickets $20 online at www.vernonjazz.com and at our sponsor, Expressions of Time (2901-30 Ave), with a $5 rebate at the gig for VJS membersMembers receive 10% off their food purchase anytime at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (Prestige Inn).