Sugar Brown is a Toronto-based blues singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who got his start on the West Side of Chicago in the early 1990s as a harmonica player for the famed blues singer, Taildragger. Since 2002, he has been living in Toronto, where he teaches history at the University of Toronto as Dr. Ken Kawashima. In 2013, he released his debut album, Sugar Brown’s Sad Day, to national acclaim, and also won the Toronto Blues Society’s New Talent award. In 2015, he released Poor Lazarus, his second album, also to critical acclaim, and was soon nominated for Maple Blues awards in the Best New Artist and Best Songwriter categories. He has performed at many of Canada’s premier music festivals, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, Edmonton Blues festival, and the Calgary Blues festival. Sugar Brown is presently touring with his four-piece band as well as doing collaborative gigs with famed Edmontonian bluesman, Harpdog Brown, and is finalizing his third and most recent album, It’s a Blues World, to be released in early 2018.