lStyles : Acoustic Blues, Harmonica Blues
Released : 2008
Label : George McConkey
01 - West Dawson
02 - Mariposa
03 - Up On The Dempster
04 - Saint Anne's Reel
05 - Something Sent Me An Angel
06 - Mystery Train
07 - Trouble No More
08 - Summer People
09 - Swallow Tail Jig
10 - Sitting On Top Of The World
11 - Lost John
12 - Tin & Bone
George McConkey is a northern institution. Fondly nicknamed Harmonica George by his myriad of Yukon fans, he is a founding member of the Undertakin’ Daddies (Juno nominated for Post Atomic Hillbilly in 2002) (West Coast Music Awards nominee for Devil in the Rearview 2004) and has toured Europe, the US and across Canada.
Known as a musician’s musician, Harmonica George has let his lyrical style of improvisation bedazzle and amaze all who listen, performing with the likes of Calvin Vollrath, Lester Quitzau, Carolyn Mark, Hawk Walsh, Gordie Johnson, David Essig, Wyckham Porteous, Cardella De Milo, Dino Spells, Teresa Doyle, Rick Scott, Ray Condo, Gary Comeau, Rawlin’s Cross, Kenny Wayne, Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, Phil Dwyer, and Phil Lloyd to name a few.
A sought after session musician in the Yukon, Harmonica George has played on many renowned Yukon projects including CDs for Jerry Alfred and The Medicine Beat (Juno winner Best Aboriginal Recording 1996 , Juno nominee 1997), The Pointer Brothers, Anne Louise Genest, Joe Bishop and Kendall Sullivan, Deering and Down. He has opened for John Hammond Jr., Blue Rodeo, Prairie Oyster and Tom Russell, performed by invitation for Prince Charles, and been an invited guest at Vancouver’s prestigious Harmonica Blast.