Seating is first come first serve.
Rick ‘Poppa Dawg’ Halisheff has been a mainstay on the Western
Canadian blues scene for over 25 years, making a name for
himself based on his strong vocal and guitar abilities as well as
being a seasoned songwriter. His use of the ‘talkbox’ was a
signature of his sound for many years prompting Tom Hyslop
from Blues Revue magazine to comment, “some of the snarkiest
wah tone ever waxed” on his 2011 release ‘Same Dog, New Suit’.
Never short on passion, his performances are always driven by
the music and sharing the stories of the songs themselves.
Whether it is an intimate acoustic venue or large festival stage,
he is equally at home in both worlds and has shared the stage
with numerous artists as well as releasing 4 CDs with his band
‘Dogskin Suit’ and two solo efforts.
Over the years Rick has won 2 local ‘Honor in the Arts’ awards
as well making it to the semi-finals of the 29th International Blues
Challenge with his band in Memphis in 2013. Always writing and
releasing new music, the work itself is what drives him to
continue as a professional musician