Carlos del Junco
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|Carlos del Junco|
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|Born||1958 (age 55–56)
Mr. del Junco immigrated with his family when he was one year old. He started to play the harmonica at 14 years old. He graduated from college with honours at the Ontario College of Art majoring in sculpture.
In the 1980s, Mr. del Junco performed with many bands including Latin/Reggae/R&B band "Eyelevel", "Ontario College of Art Swing Band" with Bill Grove and for six years with the rhythm and blues group "The Buzz Upshaw Band".
In 1993, he won two gold medals at the Hohner World Harmonica Championship held in Trossingen, Germany. He was judged world's best in both the diatonic blues category and the diatonic jazz category. In November of that year he released his first CD with Bill Kinnear (musician).
He is currently signed with Toronto's NorthernBlues Music.
|Date of release||Title||Artist|
|1993||Blues (CD)||Bill Kinnear & Carlos del Junco|
|1995||Big Road Blues (CD)||Thom "Champagne Charlie" Roberts & Carlos del Junco|
|1996||Just Your Fool (CD)||The Carlos del Junco Band|
|1999||Big Boy (CD)||Carlos del Junco|
|2001||Up And At 'Em (CD)||Carlos del Junco|
|2005||Blues Mongrel (CD)||Carlos del Junco|
|2008||Steady movin' (CD)||Carlos del Junco|
|2011||Mongrel Mash (CD)||Carlos del Junco|
|2008||AA.VV. The Future Of The Blues: Vol. II (CD)||One song of Carlos del Junco 'Blues with a feeling'|
|2008||AA.VV. The Future Of The Blues: Vol. III (CD)||One song of Carlos del Junco 'Diddle it'|
- Live Tour Artists website
- Toronto Star, July 4, 2005
- Blues Review magazine, June/July 2005, pg. 47
- Le Journal, December 4, 2004 (French)
- Seattle Times, April 25, 2005
- Times Herald, February 25, 2005
- Chicago Sun-Times, April 28, 2006
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