Hornby Island Blues Workshop



Brandon Isaak - Guitar



For our 20th Workshop Anniversary we have once again invited Brandon Isaak back to instruct. Past Hornby Blues Workshop students love “Yukon Slim” for his ability to connect with and involve them in what proves to be fun and productive learning experience, and having worked as our community workshop liaison in the past, we know his goodwill and enthusiasm colours everything he does. Musically, 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 inventiveness as a player, song writer and singer are couched in real entertainment. And having worked with a host of other great players including Guy Davis, Taj Mahal, Colin Linden, Jeff Healy, and Joe Louis Walker, his work reflects these influences in his own award-winning compositions, and always influence his teaching style. But aside from his recognizable musicianship and creative song writing, Brandon remains pretty much an everyday guy, humble in his confidence and interested in other people’s musical journeys. Guitarists who are looking for the kind of instructions that can move their skills as traditional blues players forward or want to find a platform to break down technical artistry in uncomplicated ways, will find Brandon Isaak accommodating. He is a player who has an affinity for the rawness and spontaneity of the blues that the blues demand and he carries this into his instruction. Book a class and find out what many already know that Brandon Isaak is a natural teacher whose enthusiasm at our Workshops is always contagious and whose music sets the stage for fun.


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