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My Playlist: Carlos del Junco on his personal tastes, from Alex Cuba to Oscar Peterson
By
Carole Warren

Published

May 6, 2016

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Carlos del Junco gets more out of a pocket harmonica than you’d think is humanly possible. He's an eight-time Maple Blues award winner, who was actually heading for a career in visual art before making the leap to music. Del Juno has been bending notes ever since.

Del Junco performs both with his own band and alongside a wide range of artists, including Bruce Cockburn, Kim Mitchell, Kevin Breit and Holly Cole. Del Junco’s star really started to rise in 1991 when he composed and performed the music for a landmark Canadian play by Thomson Highway called Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.

Two years later, del Junco won two gold medals at the Horner World Harmonica Championships in Germany: one for the diatonic blues category and the same for jazz.

Del Junco approached his My Playlist show with the same "gotta do this right" philosophy that he uses for his music. His playlist includes tracks by Elizabeth Shephard, Alex Cuba, Gillian Welch, Howard Levy, Oscar Peterson and more!

Carlos del Junco is an award-winning blues musician.
My Playlist: Carlos del Junco on his personal tastes, from Alex Cuba to Oscar Peterson

Carlos del Junco's playlist includes tracks by Elizabeth Shephard, Alex Cuba, Gillian Welch, Howard Levy, Oscar Peterson and more!

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