Update October 19th: Brent Parkin’s show Oct 23rd is SOLD OUT. Thanks for everyone for supporting these concerts.
BRENT PARKIN is a guitar player, singer song writer and veteran of the Winnipeg music scene, playing for audiences in Winnipeg and across Canada for over forty years.
In the early 70’s he co-founded the popular blues bands Houndog and Brent Parkin & the Stingers. Brent’s music is a mix of Chicago style Blues, Swing, Jump Blues and Roots. For his solo shows, you can hear shades of Leon Redbone, Tampa Red, Merle Travis, Robert Johnson, and Brent originals.
He has been part of the back up band for such greats as Bo Diddley, Gate Mouth Brown, Otis Rush, Johnnie Johnson, and has opened shows for such legends as James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, and John Prine. A career highlight was sharing the stage and tour bus with the legend BB King as the opening act on a Canadian tour in 1983.
Honours include a 1993 Juno Award for his performance on the Saturday Night Blues Compilation, 2011 Western Canada Music Award nomination for his CD Vintage Rhythm, and numerous Maple Blues nominations, including three nominations for Blues with a Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement).
Brent has also recorded and played many festivals, clubs, concerts, workshops, and yes, house parties, and over the years his performance and dedication has been praised by people like guitar great Amos Garret, Donnie Walsh (Mr. Downchild) and Kinsey Posen (CBC music producer).