Hornby Island Blues Workshop

Brandon Isaak - Songwriting / Guitar

Brandon Isaak is back to instruct in song writing and offering up some of his expertise on guitar and song. Brandon is recognized as a talented and insightful Blues lyricist and in the past has been nominated by Maple Blues as Song Writer of the Year. As an experienced Workshop instructor, Brandon will bring his usual enthusiasm and goodwill to his songwriting classes. And whether stirring up the ghosts of the Mississippi Sheiks, shaking it down as the frontman for the jump band The Twisters, or rolling over Piedmont, Gospel or Swing, Brandon’s talent as a player, song writer and singer are couched in real entertainment. He has worked with a host of other great players including Guy Davis, Taj Mahal, Colin Linden, Jeff Healy, and Joe Louis Walker, and brings this experience to the classroom in unique and exciting ways that his students will really appreciate.

Hornby loves “Yukon Slim because of his ability to connect and involve the audience in his work. He is a master storyteller with a sharp sense of humour and his affinity for the rawness and spontaneity of the blues is second to none, as anyone who has had the privilege of being in his classes before will tell you. He is a generous and caring instructor.

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