09 December 2019

Ottawa Blues This Week - 9 December 2019

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Ghost Town Blues Band
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, December 11; 8 pm – 11:30 pm; $15

Not your grandpa’s blues band, Ghost Town Blues Band’s live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S., Canada and Europe with their "second-line horn entrance", cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player. The band's stage show and energy is unparalleled and has been called the best new live blues show in the world.

Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the “must see live bands on the festival scene today.” Both Andrew McNeill behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy "Dr. John-like, whiskey and gravel-soaked vocals." With the addition of Trombonist Suavo Jones, Cedric Taylor on B3 and Taylor Orr on lead guitar, the grooves go from fresh to funky as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit. Ghost Town Blues Band has performed all across US and Canada at over 100+ festivals and will perform more than a half-dozen international tours in Canada and Europe in 2019.
Dueling Pianos
Meridian Centrepointe Theatre,
Friday, December 13 @ 8 pm; tickets $22 - $24

Hot off the heels of their sell-out shows here at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe, Dueling Pianos are back with another studio show. Don’t miss out on Tyler Kealey and Dave Kalil playing the ivory keys to some of your favourite songs, along with Todd Huckabone on the guitar.

Each unique show features an endless series of classic hits spanning decades of music. Playing a blend of requests from the audience, blistering guitar and piano solos, three-part harmonies, and random impromptu comedic moments, their show has won over the crowds for which they perform time after time.

Dave has been entertaining audiences across Canada since 1976 as a solo piano player and singer, but has had the most fun this past decade playing with – or against – singer-songwriter and fellow pianist Tyler. The two claim influences from musicians like Supertramp and the Eagles, from Billy Joel to the Beatles. In the intimate setting and beautiful acoustics of Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe Studio theatre, the Dueling Pianos’ effortless skill and energy will delight newcomers and long-time fans alike!
The Back Beat
Buster’s Bar & Grill, 420 Hazledean Road, Kanata
Friday, December 13 @ 9 pm

Buster’s recently moved from their Lincoln Fields location and opened this huge, beautifully renovated pub with a nice stage and seating for 300. They will be featuring live music on a regular basis so please come out and support this new venue. The room sounds great and we go on at 9 pm. More info here: bustersbarandgrill.ca

Tom Rowe
Bassist and Band Leader
Lucas Haneman & the Lucas Haneman Express
IBC Fundraiser
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, December 14 @ 9:30 pm; $10

From Lucas Haneman:
Megan Laurence and I are getting prepped to go down to Memphis to represent Ottawa at the International Blues Challenge this coming January (2020). In addition to the full Lucas Haneman Express project, Megan and I are fortunate to play a ton of acoustic duo gigs too.

At Irene's, we'll be representing the duo side of things with an acoustic set at the beginning of the night, then the full Express will play a longer set. Beyond that we will have some special guests in store to round out the evening as well.

It will be a very exciting night of live music no doubt, and we can't wait to see you there! Tickets are only $10 at the door and remember that your donations will go towards our expenses while in Memphis. The Ottawa Blues Society will be there as well to represent and help us out.
Barrelhouse Presents: One Way Out - A Salute to the Allman Bros.
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray street
Saturday, December 14 @ 9 pm

Barrelhouse has reformed as One Way Out and will be returning to the storied stage of the Rainbow Bistro on Saturday December 14th. One Way Out is a retrospective spanning the history of the Allman Brothers from the "Duane" era through to the final version of the band featuring Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. From Statesboro to Midnight Rider to Whipping Post, One Way Out plays all your favourite Allmans tunes. 

Ray Montford
Record Centre, 1099 Wellington Street West
Sunday, December 15: doors @ 4 pm; music @ 5 pm;
          Admission is by donation - suggested $10 minimum

Join the Record Centre and Ray Montford as they unveil the LP of “Share My Sky”, with a 45-minute set of live music, from selections off the new album.
Get your LP signed.
Neat Coffee House, Burnstown ON
Wednesday, December 11; 8 pm – 11 pm; $40
Thursday, December 12 – SOLD OUT

Launched in Ottawa in 2008, MonkeyJunk has consistently updated contemporary blues with a blistering mix of chops, soul, grit, humour and harmony. And while recognition is great (2 JUNO wins, countless Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards and a Blues Music Award (USA) for Best New Artist), all band members agree that the real thrill of playing in MonkeyJunk is just that – playing, especially live, where the music’s ecstatic sway on crowds is right there to behold.
A Christmas Soirée with Rebecca Noelle
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, December 13; 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Join Rebecca Noelle and band for a cozy winter's eve overlooking the Gatineau River. Rural charm is found at the legendary Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield. About 20 minutes north of Ottawa, you’ll be treated to an intimate experience at this historical venue.

Joignez-vous à Rebecca Noelle avec ses musiciens et sa section de cuivres, pour une chaleureuse soirée au bord de la rivière Gatineau. Vous-y trouverez le charme rural légendaire de l'Auberge Le Mouton Noir à Wakefield. À environ 20 minutes au nord d'Ottawa, vous vivrez une expérience intime dans ce lieu historique.
Blues On The Rideau presents
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Friday, December 13, 7-11 pm; $70   
          (buffet dinner, dancing & door prizes included)
Proceeds to Rideau District Museum

Probably SOLD OUT … but to check for cancellations, call The Cove 613-273-3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

What can you say about this amazing Blues/Funk/Roots/Rock band? Steve Marriner on vocals, baritone base, keyboards and harp, Tony D on guitar and Matt Sobb on drums. Since they blasted on to the scene in 2008, they’ve released 5 hit albums of mostly original music, won 2 JUNOs, 21 Maple Blues Awards, 2 Canadian Independent Music Awards and an American Blues Music Award. They’ve toured relentlessly to just about every corner of Canada appearing at major Blues festivals and clubs, as well as internationally to a dozen different countries. Wherever they go they make new fans – affectionately known as “Monkey Junkies”. Luminaries like Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues), David Wilcox, Holger Petersen, William Shatner, Ritchie Hayward of Little Feat, actor Bruce Greenwood and many more count themselves as major MonkeyJunk admirers. Their sound is unique – to quote Tony D – “we respect the traditions of Roots music and then give it a modern approach”. Rock.com calls MonkeyJunk “way more than just a Blues band. They’ve brought the disparate elements of their sound together to create a truly modern sonic tapestry”.

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca 
in cooperation with The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com  
Sponsored by Jacob’s Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.ca
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com
Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca 
MonkeyJunk in Concert
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, December 14 @ 8:30 pm

MonkeyJunk’s December Concert at the Black Sheep is becoming a Christmas tradition.
Wednesday, December 11
Beats’n Keys @ Brookstreet Hotel, Options Lounge, 7 pm
Friday, December 13
Rebecca Noelle @ the Black Sheep Inn, 8:30 pm
The Back Beat @ Busters, Kanata, 9 pm
Saturday, December 14
56 Blvd Blues @ Windsor Pub, Gatineau, 2:30 pm
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, 8:30 pm
Barrelhouse Allman Bros Tribute @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Lucas Haneman Express IBC Fundraiser @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, December 15
Clint Everson hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
Lyle Odjick & the Northern Steam @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
(almost) EVERY WEEK
Robert Farrell
Daniel O’Connell’s, 1211 Wellington Street
Mondays, 8:30–10 pm
Music Mondays with Mark Weatherbee
Sandy Hill Lounge & Grill
Mondays @ 7 pm, starting October 15
Tuesday Night Jazz Jam
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Tuesdays @ 9 pm
Hosted by the Beeched Wailers
The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
Dr Dave Blues & Jazz
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesdays, 4-7 pm; no cover
John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 8 pm
Irene’s Blues AllStars 
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Thursdays, 8 pm – 1 am; no cover   ***new early start – 8 pm***
A bonafide grass roots event that has grown out of the very floorboards of Irene’s Pub and has become a real crowd pleaser for musicians and music lovers alike, this weekly Thursday night jam features Corky Kealey on drums with Vince Halfhide on bass and a host of great local players who rotate according to availability. Each week the cast is topped up with a guest host who steers the song selections in whatever way they're inspired and the jamming begins. It's a great concept and the proof is in its continuing popularity. 
Hosted by Corky Kealey and Vince Halfhide.
Special guests: 
            December 12 – John Cormier
            December 19 – Claire Bestland
            December 26 – Chuck Karn
Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
Sundays at Brothers
Brothers Beer Bistro, 366 Dalhousie Street
Sundays, 11 am – 3 pm
Come and enjoy brunch prepared by Ottawa favorite Steve Mitton and enjoy the music of John Carroll. Every Sunday from 11am-3pm.
Open Blues Jam
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Every Sunday, 4-7 pm; cover $3 (jammers free)
The jam is open to all ages. Jammers sign up on the jam sheet at the door & each jam session lasts for 3 songs. Drums & amps are provided; you only need to bring your instruments (but you can bring your amps if you want to).
Southern Soul Sunday Brunch Buffet, @ 10 am & 2 pm
With Sherri Harding
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray Street
Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
Sunday Sessions, 8 pm, no cover
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
DECEMBER – John Carroll
Blues On The Rideau
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Once a month 7-11 pm; $70 (buffet dinner, dancing & door prizes included)
Advance reservations required. Call The Cove 613-273-3636

Dinner & Show Fundraisers
Once a month September through May.
Proceeds from each show support local charities.

Visit www.coveinn.com for info about the Inn
Well-priced accommodation available at The Cove, nearby B&Bs and motel
Westport is a beautiful historic town on the Rideau Waterway - a 90-minute drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston.

This year we celebrate our 15th Anniversary season - making BOTR one of the longest running and best Blues Series in the country. We've put together another fabulous Line-Up of some of Canada's best Blues artists - nominees and winners of Juno Awards, Maple Blues Awards, American Blues Music Award, Western Canadian Music Award and more - bringing back some of the all time favourites who have played the Series over the years plus a few great new ones.

Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more details including artists' Bios, LINKS to their websites and You Tubes.

Then check your calendars, make your choices and RESERVE NOW to be sure you don't miss out on the shows. This is particularly true if you want to STAY OVERNIGHT. All the rooms at The Cove; nearby B&Bs and the Westport Station Motel usually sell out in advance on BOTR nights.

You will note that there has been a 
SMALL INCREASE in the ticket price this year - from $65 pp to $70 pp (plus HST). This is the first price increase in 5 years and is necessary to cover the increased costs of just about everything - food, drink, staff, band and Sound Engineer fees, advertising, printing costs and more.

However, when you consider the quality of the meal, the venue, the ambiance and the incredible LIVE music on these nights and compare it to just about anything else this is still one of - if not THE - best entertainment value in eastern Ontario - make that the country!

Also note that there are 
2 TWO-NIGHT STAND shows this season – October and January - giving those who have difficulty in making the Friday night shows more chances to come out on Saturday nights!

Blues On The Rideau
2019/20 – 15th Anniversary Year
December 13 – MonkeyJunk
January 17-18 – Jack de Keyzer Band
February 21 – Bill Durst Band
March 20 – David Gogo Band
April 17 – Miss Emily w/Band
May 8 – David Vest w/Band

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca 
in cooperation with The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com  
Sponsored by Jacob’s Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.ca
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com
Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

Please visit and LIKE us on Facebook and Twitter
Music By The Bay Live presents
Jack Broadbent
St. Francis Centre; 78 Church Street South, Ajax
Saturday, January 11 @ 8 pm; tickets $55 (+surcharge & HST)

Hailed as “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals.

Born and raised in rural England, Jack grew up listening to artists such as John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. These legends of rock, blues, roots and folk influenced Jack’s distinctive song writing, singing and performance style, which have a depth and heart that defies strict musical genres. Jack‘s performances exude a warmth, humour and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide.

Following a string of successful shows opening for legendary artists, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Hallyday, Robben Ford, and Tony Joe White, Jack headlined his own whirlwind international tour, playing sold out shows for music lovers in Europe, New Zealand, Japan, the US and Canada. 2020 will be another big year for Jack as he continues touring internationally.
Music By The Bay Live presents
Tony D Band
Avalon Lounge Port Whitby Marina; 301 Watson Street West Whitby
Friday, January 31 @ 8 pm; tickets $45 (+surcharge & HST)

Tony D (Diteodoro), guitarist for Juno award winning band MonkeyJunk, has been laying it down for over thirty years. MonkeyJunk has amassed twenty Maple Blues awards and a Blues Music Award, (formerly known as The Handy Awards).

At the age of thirteen Tony began his musical journey on the guitar. Learning mostly in the blues, rock jazz stylings. From Muddy Waters, to Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, to Albert King to Wes Montgomery and all the points in between.

At 19, lead guitarist Tony D performed for three nights in Buddy Guy’s band and in 1982, he opened for Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has also toured with some of this country’s greatest musicians, including the late Dutch Mason. In the early nineties having taken a trip to Europe and securing a record deal out of Holland, Tony became one of the first Canadian blue musician to tour Europe.

The Blues and anything that falls under that umbrella being his first love, but Tony D has also explored various forms of music. Flamenco became another obsession and after studying the form for two years he joined a troupe which made him write pseudo flamenco and Spanish rhythm instrumentals which he still plays today in his solo shows.

Joining Tony will be Mary Gellner on drums and Joe Hawkins on Bass

From the delta to the desert it all comes from places of devotion, musical devotion. “Basically, I’m like Lightnin’ Hopkins with an electric guitar” Tony D
Centrepointe Theatre Mainstage,
Thursday, December 19 @ 8 pm

Featuring Roxanne Potvin, Rick Fines, Danielle Allard, Shawn Tavenier

Music fans can’t miss out on this high-energy live experience! One of the top blues artists in the country, the multi-award winning JW-Jones is a Billboard Top 10 Blues artist, having released nine albums and performed in 23 countries across four continents.

The featured Ottawa artists joining JW on stage are handpicked by the man himself. JW Jones and his band will back these amazing local performers and play crowd favourites from their own repertoire.

Get ready for a sizzling show to melt the snow this December!
NAC Presents
Christmas with Matt Andersen & friends
NAC Southam Hall
Friday, December 20 @ 8 pm; tickets start at $35

The Festival of Small Halls and NAC Presents are happy to bring back the wildly popular Christmas with Matt Andersen. Join us for holiday favourites and even some surprises! Special guest appearances by Terra Lightfoot, William Prince and Joey Landreth.

Recorded live off the floor in Nashville, Tennessee, celebrated songwriter Matt Andersen’s tenth album, “Halfway Home by Morning”, collects all the essential elements for a down-home ramble. Over its lucky 13 tracks, he explores every facet of his sound—sweat-soaked soul, incendiary rhythm and blues, heartbroken folk, and gritty Americana—in the Southern Ground studio, the same spot that legends like Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded. The album is as honest and compromise free as anything he’s ever done.
The native New Brunswicker has proven time and time again, on stages everywhere from clubs to theatres, that he’s the genuine article. Andersen is a powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, and has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over.
Anthony Gomes
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, December 20 @ 9 pm

Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today.

Gomes’ new record “Peace, Love & Loud Guitars”, named Best Blues Album of 2018 by Blues Rock Review and SoundGuardian Magazine, is the culmination of a life spent honoring Blues traditions while never losing sight of his own identity. The Toronto born guitar slinger stands his ground as a creative artist and is eager to push the Blues back into the mainstream.

Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Anthony founded the Music Is the Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music.

Anthony Gomes has nothing left to prove while leaving all his passion on the table. Nonetheless, he continues striving to not only find the legendary “lost chord,” but the ultimate combinations of words, notes and performance. Looking for an actual 21st Century guitar hero? Here he is.

Download a FREE Compilation Album with songs throughout Anthony's career featuring his newly released single, Come Down: www.freegomesalbum.com
Tipsy Christmas Eve Party – Everything 1969
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, December 21

4th Annual Rock & Roots Society Xmas Party & Trevor Denault's 50th Birthday Bash! With 20+ Musicians showing up to play the songs released in 1969, the Rock and Roots Society will be celebrating the 50 years since ‘69 and all the great music. If you were born in 1969, If you love the music from 1969 then this is your party! Dress the part too! We encourage a house full of Hippies on this themed party of the holidays.

50 years ago, it was 1969, and so much went on in that pivotal year: Man landed on the moon (or so they say!), Woodstock Music Festival, Boeing's 747 took its first commercial flights, Easy Rider and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were in the theaters, the Rolling Stones had the Altamont fiasco and Led Zeppelin burst onto the scene with their first two albums. With so much good music being released that year (CSN, Santana, Led Zep, Blind Faith, Johnny Winters – all first albums!), the Beatles released “Abbey Road” and “Yellow Submarine” and the Stones put out “Let it Bleed”, and the list goes on and on!
Tony D’s Holiday Smash
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, December 28 @ 9 pm; $15

Tony D is a staple in Ottawa's blues music scene. Although these days he is kept busy touring with the JUNO winning band MonkeyJunk, when he's home, Tony D brings out his larger blues band and ROCKS the RAINBOW.
Dimestore Playboys
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, January 18 @ 8 pm

Mark your calendars! The boys are back at the legendary, Rainbow Bistro for another night of rockabilly/swing madness. Shake off the post Christmas blahs and hit the dance floor with a drink in one hand, and your best guy/gal in the other.
Steve Marriner
Neat Coffee Shop, Burnstown ON

Singer, songwriter and record producer, Steve is also a multi-instrumentalist … harmonica, baritone guitar, electric guitar, piano, Hammond organ, upright bass and electric bass.
Big Phat Horn Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday December 28th @ 8 pm; $15 @ the RCHA Club & @ the door (if not sold out)

Featuring Monthly Special Guests
If you haven’t seen this band – they are a must see – a do not miss show!
KBS Monthly Jam
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Third Saturday each month @ 8:30 pm, $3 at the door

The KBS monthly jam is always full and both the musicians and the audience always have a great time. Always one of the best nights of entertainment Kingston has to offer – come early as seating is limited. Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston.
For more info, please contact Kingston Blues Society
DAWGFM.com Blues 24/7 on the internet
On CKCU-FM 93.1
The Mighty 93.1
Community Radio serving the Ottawa Carleton Region

Sundays: 9-11 pm
Black and Blues
with John Tackaberry
The show features a heavy dose of electric blues and rhythm and blues, with the occasional selection of sixties soul. The first hour is dedicated to artist profiles and reviews of recordings on particular labels. In the second hour there is a blues calendar, a rundown of events in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, and interviews with “new and reissued blues and rhythm and blues tracks on wax”, alternating with “live blues and R&B for a Sunday night” in the last half hour of the show.
Wednesdays: 9-11 pm
In A Mellow Tone
Hosted by Bernard Stepien, Ron Steeds, Allan Wigney, Jean-Michel Labatut and Aidian Thomas, ‘In A Mellow Tone’ introduces listeners to the entire history of jazz, from its beginnings to the latest innovations. Every program has a focus; on a musician, a city, a festival, an instrument, a record label or on recent releases. The hosts draw on their large personal CD and LP collections to supplement CKCU's extensive resources.
On CBC Radio Two 103.3 FM
Saturdays: 6-8 pm
On CBC Radio One 91.5 FM
Saturdays: 9-11 pm
Saturday Night Blues
Host Holger Petersen has been a broadcaster, record producer, album collector, and serious blues fan for over 40 years.  His collection of blues records numbers in the thousands.  On Saturday Night Blues each week you’ll hear a mix of classic blues from the ‘Petersen Vaults’, concerts, interviews, artist features, new releases, plus anything that boogies, jumps, or swings, plus your requests from the Bluesline.
And check out SNB videos here http://www.cbc.ca/snb/video/
On CJHR 98.7 Valley Heritage Radio
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
Got The Blues
Pat Watters is your host for this blues only radio show, now in its 9th year.  It can be heard throughout the Ottawa Valley and streaming on the internet at valleyheritageradio.ca.
NPR from Canton NY
For those who live south of the city, OBS member Bob Cavan notes that the National Public Radio (NPR) radio signal at 89.5 FM in Canton NY comes in pretty strong in Manotick. Bob recommends two shows in particular. Bob says “The Blue Note” Tuesdays 3 pm-5 pm, and “The Radio Bob Show” Wednesdays 3 pm-5 pm are both excellent shows – blues, ‘50s & ‘60s, rock & roll, R&B.
Unsung and On The Side
With Carolyn Fe
Tuesdays, 7-9 pm
Re-broadcast Saturday 10 am – noon & Sunday 2-4 pm (all times EST)
It’s all about the Blues, Jazz and its derivatives from around the globe and just around the corner. Songs rarely heard, from the very first recordings all the way to indie artists who consciously push the envelope to the next generation sounds of the genre; some older releases will be spun - just because the album in old, doesn't mean it's forgotten, thus the "On The Side" part of the show's title. 
Streaming great Blues, Roots, Soul, R&B, Folk, East Coast and Celtic music across Canada and around the world 24/7/365.
Check out their Canadian Blues shows and hosts, including James Doran’s ‘Inside The Blues’, Brant Zwicker’s ‘At The Crossroads’, along with Mark Stenzler's ‘Blues Zeppelin’ from Switzerland … and lots more Canadian and international Blues shows. 
Thursday, December 19
JW-Jones & Friends @ Centrepointe Theatre, 8 pm
Saturday, December 21
Lucas Haneman Express @ Brookstreet Hotel Options Bar, 8 pm-midnight
RRS Christmas Party – Everything 1969 @ the Rainbow
Sunday, December 22
Crunchy Flower hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
The Low Profiles @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Eve with Murray & Leigh-Anne @ the Atomic Rooster, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 28
Tony D’s Annual Christmas Party @ the Rainbow
River Blues @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, December 29
River City Junction hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
Horojo Trio @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Lucas Haneman Solo @ Brookstreet Hotel Options Bar, 7-11 pm
Tuesday, December 31
New Year’s Eve with Blues & Company @ the Atomic Rooster
Thursday, January 2
River City Junction @ the South Branch Bistro, Kemptville, 7 pm
Beats’n Keys Live @ Bert’s Bar, Canadian Tire Centre
Saturday, January 11
The Back Beat @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Saturday, January 18
Dimestore Playboys @ the Rainbow, 8 pm
Friday, January 31
Steve Marriner @ the Neat Coffee Shop