To say Carlos del Junco plays the harmonica is like saying that Jimi Hendrix plays guitar. He blows the blues harp through a prism — suddenly it seems he's holding every color in the musical rainbow right there in his hands. Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his 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, to swampy roots rock.
Advance tickets available at roguefolk.bc.ca, Highlife Records, and Tapestry Music Vancouver.