P R O F I L E


Poppa Dawg

Blues Guitarist / Singer

Blues, Soul, Americana​
Memphis to Motown

Hailing from the 'Left Coast' of Canada, Poppa Dawg has toured extensively throughout Western and Northern Canada with stints in La Paz, Mexico at The City of Peace Blues Festival and most recently, in 2013 as a participant at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis. They made it to the semi-finals there and along the way forged some very strong friendships with friends around the world.

Sharing the stage as a side man with such artists as Sonny Rhodes, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne and Harpdog Brown and as an opener for many years for John Mayall, Colin James, Jeff Healey, Powder Blues and so many others has been Poppa Dawg’s classroom and the education has not been lost on him as he presents the blues with a unique, tongue-in-cheek view and a deep and respectful appreciation of the music. Having garnered critical acclaim with 4 CDs both as himself and with his former band Dogskin Suit, the music runs all the way from Memphis to Motown. The most recent CD ‘What You Got’ features Canada’s own JW Jones on guitar on the track ‘Dub Step’ with Dawg and Dub doing a call and answer at the end that speaks the blues!

Poppa Dawg in Kelowna | Photo copyright (c) 2020 Miles Overn Photography


Where to Catch Him

Dinner Show at 5:30
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Canada Day 2022
Friday, July 1, 2022
2022 Summer Concert Series
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Evening Show
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
One Night Only
Friday, July 22, 2022
Happy Hour Music
Friday, August 5, 2022
Evening Show
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
3rd Birthday Party
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Happy Hour Music
Friday, September 2, 2022
2022 Summer Concert Series
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Afternoon Show
Sunday, September 18, 2022

Where to Listen

Right here on eiKelowna's new streaming service, where we pay artists over 10x more per stream than the leading services.

Poppa Dawg in Kelowna | Photo copyright (c) 2020 Miles Overn Photography

Venues Rick has played:


Blue Gator
DunnEnzies
Marmalade Cat Cafe
Memphis Blues

Article Mentions


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Rick's CDs are available on bandcamp