Slim and the Deuces is Dave (Slim) Harris (guitar/harp/vocals), Greg Kennedy (bass/vocals), John Hunter (drums/vocals), and when in town Don “Dr. Boogie” Yuzwenko (piano/vocals). They have been part of the Canadian blues scene since the early 70’s. They love this stuff. Collectively, they had the good fortune to backup many of the greats, including John Lee Hooker, Pinetop Perkins, Sunnyland Slim, Albert Collins, Luther Tucker, Homesick James, James Cotton, Freddie Roulette, King Biscuit Boy, Johnny V, Bill Johnson, and Harpdog Brown. They play the rough and ready style of Chicago and Memphis blues mixed with some New Orleans.
Slim is also a legendary Victoria busker who plays a multitude of instruments in his own one man show. In 2008 the band released it’s first CD “Live at the Blues Underground” in Nanaimo. This CD is available at Headliners (formerly the Blues Underground), 165 Fraser Street, Nanaimo, or through the band. The band plays regularly at Swans, Barts, and the Blues Bash in Victoria. They are also regulars at the Harewood Pub and the Nanaimo Blues Festival. Slim and the Deuces with Dr. Boogie on keys will be at the Harewood Pub, 4-508 Eighth Street, Nanaimo, this Saturday, Januard 23, 2010, at 9 pm. Come out and see the real deal.