HOME GAMES Raoul and the Big Time present Tribute To Little Walter with Bharath Rajakumar, Dr. Nick, Paul Reddick, Julian Fauth, Mark “Bird” Stafford and more, Saturday (January 5), 9:30 pm, at the Silver Dollar. $15. 416-763-9139. You can also catch him for Raoul’s Blue Sundays at Olivia’s at Fifty-Three. 416-533-3989.
NICKNAME Daddy, Madman
POSITION Harmonica and some guitar and sings
TEAM MEMBERS Darren Gallen (guitar), Tom Bona (drums), Terry Wilkins (bass, co-produces their records)
LEAGUE Original music inspired by classic rhythm and blues, jump and traditional blues
ROOKIE YEAR Started playing at 12. At 15, after a performance in Ottawa, one of his heroes asked him where to get cocaine.
STATS Maple Blues Award for best new artist; several Real Blues Awards from the BC magazine; NOW’s best blues artist; Big Time Blues (2000); Cold Outside (2004); new duo project with Graham Guest, The Legendary Miles Johnson (2006)
SPECIAL TALENTS Making a living as a Canadian actor and a Canadian blues musician.