20 August 2018

Ottawa Blues This Week - 20 August 2018

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It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
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SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Jordan John
The Brass Monkey, 250A Greenbank Road
Friday, August 24 @ 9 pm

To say that vocal sensation Jordan John is a more powerful and polished lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist than many players twice his age would tell just a fraction of the story. Adept on drums, keyboards, guitar and bass, he has already compiled a long list of credits, and displays assuredness and maturity.
https://www.jordanjohn.com/
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The Ria Reece Band
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Sunday, August 26; 6-9 pm

The Ria Reece Band is old school Rhythm & Blues. Powerful and soulful, Ria Reece's haunting vocals take center stage. A great live act, this Montreal band's energy and passion is felt consistently throughout every performance. 
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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Mercury Lounge and Beau's All Natural present
The Commotions
Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market
Thursday, August 23; doors @ 8 pm; show 9-11:30 pm
Online tickets $10, $15 at the door

Ottawa’s The Commotions have sidestepped the lightweight pop craze and taken the back roads straight into the hearts of their loyal followers, earning unwavering support from the true lovers of genuine, unsullied soul music. This 12-piece, sharply dressed, original throwback to the days of Motown is an evolved collection of Canada's top funk & jazz players. 
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British Blues 2018
The British Hotel, 71 rue Principale, Gatineau QC
Thursday to Sunday, August 23-26; 9 pm

Free shows - Spectacles gratuits

Rude Mood - Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm
Lucas Haneman Express - Aug 24 @ 9 pm
Rod Williams - Aug 25 @ 6 pm
JW Jones - Aug 25 @ 9 pm
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Lucas Haneman Express
          Opening Al Wood
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, August 25 @ 10 pm; $10

LHE will be playing a special show at The Rainbow with special guest Al Wood (from Al Wood and the Woodsman) opening the show.  Al has been a staple of the Ottawa Blues Scene for
years now, and we can't wait to share the stage with him that evening! If all works out, we may even be able to convince him to come up and play a tune or two with us. 
Al will hit the stage at 9:00 pm, we're on afterward starting around 10:00 pm
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Moose McGuire’s 4th Annual Blues & BBQ
Moose McGuire’s, 3320 McCarthy Road
Saturday, August 25; no cover

Three Times Lucky with special guest Bone Cat. NO COVER!! Lots of delicious BBQ on this years Menu: Racks of Ribs, Brisket, Pork Shoulder, Smoked Beef, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Wings, Apple Slaw, Corn on the Cob and Potato Salad! Mmm mmm Good!
Bone Cat Blues Band start at 3:00 pm
Three Times Lucky Band starts at 7:00 pm
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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Ghost Town Blues Band
Lavigne Tavern, 10521 Hwy 64, Lavigne ON
Thursday, August 23 @ 8 pm; $15 in advance, $20 at the door

The Ghost Town Blues Band from Memphis Tennessee will be bringing a heaping helping of Memphis Rhythm and Blues to the Tavern on August 23.
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Al Lerman
The Cove Inn On The Patio, Westport ON
Friday, August 24; 5:30 – 8:30 pm

2X JUNO Winning FATHEAD’s singer, songwriter, harmonica player & guitarist, Al Lerman with acoustic blues.
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LOCALS THIS WEEK
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Monday, August 20
Lucas Haneman Solo @ Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata, 7-11 pm
Friday, August 24
Jim Dan Dee, Bristol Hum & the Angelina Hunter Trio @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Lucas Haneman Express @ the British, Gatineau, 9 pm
Saturday, August 25
Lucas Haneman Express, opening Al Wood @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
JW-Jones @ the British, 9 pm
Sunday, August 26
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS
(almost) EVERY WEEK
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Robert Farrell
Daniel O’Connell’s, 1211 Wellington Street
Mondays, 8:30–10 pm
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The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
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Dr Dave Blues & Jazz
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesdays, 4-7 pm; no cover
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John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 8 pm
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Irene’s Blues AllStars 
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Thursdays, 9 pm – 1 am; no cover
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: 
            August 23 – Joseph McDonald
            August 30 – Marc Seguin
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Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
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Open Jam
Pocketz, 1696 Carling Avenue
Fridays @ 7:30 pm
Blues and more … bring your friends, hear some great talent & join in in the fun.
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The Allaire Show
          with John Allaire & special guests
Quinn’s Ale House, 1070 Bank Street
Last Saturday of the month, 3-5 pm
Songs and stories from around the world.
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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.
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Jazz Brunch with Peter Brown
Juke Joint Soul Kitchen, Carp ON
Sundays, 11 am – 2 pm
Peter says: “Wonderful food there and our music ain’t bad either.”
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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).
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Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
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Sunday Sessions, 9:30 pm, no cover
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
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VIRÉE BLUES MOOSEHEAD
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Virée Blues Moosehead
Le Petit Chicago, 50 promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS MONTHLY
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Blues On The Rideau
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Once a month 7-11 pm; $65 (buffet dinner, dancing & door prizes included)
A Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series at a classic country Inn - now in its 12th year! - featuring some of Canada’s (and America’s) best Blues artists. Once a month September through May (December excluded). Proceeds from each show goes to support local charities.

More info including artists’ Bios, links to their websites and YOU TUBE videos at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca
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.

2018-19 lineup just announced!
September 28, 2018 – Steve Strongman Band
October 19, 2018 – Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
November 16, 2018 – The Hogtown Allstars
January 18-19, 2019 – The Jack de Keyzer Band
February 15, 2019 – Dawn Tyler Watson with the Ben Racine Band
March 22, 2019 – The Ria Reece Band
April 19, 2019 – Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick
May 10, 2019 – Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin

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
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions    
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SUMMER FESTIVALS
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Limestone City Blues Festival
Confederation Park & Downtown Kingston, Kingston ON
August 23-26
With Victor Wainwright & the Train, Earle & Coffin, Soulstack, Ghost Town Blues Band, Wicked Grin, Harpdog Brown and more.

London Blues Festival
Harris Park, London ON
August 23-26
Featuring the Sheep Dogs, Savoy Brown, Anthony Gomes, Colin James, Bill Durst, Cheryl Lescom, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and more.
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SPECIAL EVENTS THIS SUMMER & FALL
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Washboard Hank & the Wringers
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, August 31 @ 9:30 pm

Washboard Hank's exploits as singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and comedic backwoods philosopher, have delighted and entertained people for over 35 years.He started as a street musician playing all over North America where he learned how to present a truly entertaining show. Late at night he would have total strangers laughing and dancing in the grimmest of urban settings. This ability to spread joy has been Hank's constant goal.. 
The Stradovarious Washboard, from which he gets his name, is a musical phenomenon of the first order that he plays with breathtaking virtuosity. With wild flailing motions he carves out melodies in the most unlikely yet spectacular fashion. Hank also plays guitar, 4 & 5 string banjos and the kitchen sink tuba.
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Dimestore Playboys and the Midnight Motels
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, September 1 @ 9 pm

We're back at the Rainbow Bistro on September 1. Bring a partner and some dancing shoes...you'll need both! Just added to the bill, Ottawa's newest rockabilly trio, The Midnight Motels!
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The Split
Bar Robo, 692 Somerset West
Wednesday, September 5, 8 pm – 11 pm

Trio soul show:
Matthew Chaffey - Vocals, Keys, Bass Synth
Curtis Chaffey - Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Stephen Adubofour - Drums, Bass, Keys
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Vince Halfhide Solo
CD Launch
Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Avenue
Friday, September 7 @ 8 pm, doors @ 7:15 pm; $20

From Vince: 
Last winter I recorded twelve of my songs at Ken Whiteley's studio in Toronto. They're now on a CD that I'll be launching on Friday, Sept. 7 with a solo performance at the Westboro Masonic Hall. My CD will be on sale for $20. 

Tickets are available on my website at <vincehalfhide.com>. The website is still under construction, but the "ticket sales" part is up and running. On my home page, click on the "tickets" button, under "CD launch . . ."  and follow directions. Please print your ticket and bring it with you.
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Hank Williams Birthday Bash
with Ball and Chain and the Wreckers
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Monday, September 17 @ 8 pm; $10

Hank Williams was a genius poet, songwriter and performer whose influence on American pop culture is undeniable. Come and join Ball and Chain and The Wreckers and 10 invited guests on Monday September 17 as we celebrate Hank's Birth with a spirited evening of live music.
The Wreckers will be augmented by 2 special guests; The renowned Al Bragg on pedal steel and the fabulous Andrew Cowan on guitar. Other guests include: Anders Drerup, Keith Glass, Christine Graves and many more. Showtime 8PM! Come early and get a spot. Irene's eats, drinks and service are stellar.
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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
The Arena at TD Place
Wednesday, September 19; $40-$55

The new release by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats is the aptly titled “Tearing at the Seams”, a vivacious and inventive full-band record, with significant contributions from all eight members of The Night Sweats. These songs are grounded in old-school soul and R&B but are far too urgent for the retro or revivalist tag. There are familiar elements of soul and garage rock, but also jazz and folk and even country. The album shows The Night Sweats tearing at their own seams, at their own sturdy sound, at their long-held definitions of friend and family and band. It’s an album that builds on the sound of their debut but dramatically redefines what they can do and where they can go next.
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Roxanne Potvin
EP release – “All It Was”
LIVE On Elgin, 220 Elgin Street
Friday, September 21, 8 pm – 11 pm

It's finally HERE! Come celebrate the release of my new EP “ALL IT WAS” with us!
Featuring my kickass 6-piece band, we'll be playing “All it Was” in it's entirety and a selection of songs from each of my previous albums.
Can't wait to play for you! :)
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Burgess, Whiteley & Wong
Old Church Theatre, 940 Bonisteel Road, Trenton ON
Sunday, September 23 @ 2 pm

Emily Burgess (guitar), Jesse Whiteley (keyboards) and Jonny Wong (tenor saxophone) are three musicians with plenty of experience between them performing, recording, and touring across the Canadian blues scene, most notably from their time playing together in The 24th Street Wailers (2009-2014).

They have spent years honing their craft and getting to know each other’s playing styles and nuances. It reflects Burgess, Whiteley & Wong as a cohesive unit, where each member anticipates what the other will do. They’ve performed all over North America at festivals such as the Vancouver Island Music Festival, The Blues Sur Seine, Folk on the Rocks, and the Ottawa Blues festival. They have had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as Jimmie Vaughan, Matt Andersen, Morgan Davis, Jackie Richardson, and the Sojourners to name a few.

Their show revisits what makes music so compelling: passion and fun. With a honking horn, blazing guitar, and slick piano, their performances are known to be high-energy crowd pleasers that get the audience on their feet. Coupled with their on-stage chemistry it provides an experience you won’t soon forget. Burgess, Whiteley and Wong are joined by the dynamic combination of brothers Rico and Marcus Browne on bass and drums respectively.
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JW-Jones CD Release Party
LIVE on Elgin, 220 Elgin Street
Friday, September 28 @ 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm; $20

JUNO Nominee, International Blues Challenge winner, and Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, JW-Jones is hosting a CD Release Party (live show), for his 10th release and first LIVE album, produced with 2018 Grammy Award winner Zach Allen. JW and his trio will be performing the entire album as well as other favourites at LIVE On Elgin on September 28 (two shows, 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm).

GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE (Last time was SOLD OUT in advance): 
https://www.liveonelgin.com/products/jw-jones-live-album-release

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
Early Show - Doors 6:00 - Show 6:30
Late Show - Doors 8:10 - Show 8:30
www.jw-jones.com @jwjonesblues on social media
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Myles Goodwyn Blues Project
St. Francis Centre, 78 Church Street South, Ajax
Friday, September 28 @ 8 pm; $65 in advance, $75 at the door

Myles Goodwyn is the singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine who’s drive shaped and directed the group from its earliest beginnings in 1969.

His passion for the blues began in the ‘60s when he started listening to American blues artists like BB King, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters along with Taj Mahal and many others. All the blues songs Goodwyn wrote were not going to appear on an April Wine album so he kept saving them for the blues album he knew he was going to make, but only got recently got around to recording them. “Myles Goodwyn And Friends Of The Blues” is the result of these sessions.

The Myles Goodwyn Band is a six-piece band from the east coast of Canada. Based out of Nova Scotia, the band consists, along with Myles Goodwyn (vocals, guitar), Dave Champagne (keys, background vocals), Warren Robert (guitar & vocals), Mike Carrol (drums and percussion), Chris Mitchell (bass) and Brad Reid (sax(s), violin, flute, percussion and background vocals).

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email MBBL.blues@gmail.com or call 905-903-8661
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NAC PRESENTS
Shakura S’Aida
NAC Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, September 29 @ 8 pm

Shakura’s long-simmering career initially moved into high gear in 2008 with a triumph at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, when she earned the runner-up position, competing against more than 100 bands from more than 20 different countries. The success of that win has taken Shakura to almost 30 countries in the past 10 years.

Shakura S’Aida has been consistently thrilling audiences with her powerful pipes for years, most recently as a guest host on CBC Radio 2’s Weekend Morning and Tonic. As a veteran of the international music scene, she’s performed both as a featured artist with musicians like Jimmy Smith, Lee Oskar (WAR), Bettye LaVette and Keb Mo’, as well as an award-winning solo artist.
After a 6-year hiatus, Shakura is back in the studio; this time with co-producers Donna Grantis (Prince/3rd Eye Girl), Keb’ Mo’, Lance Anderson (Oscar Peterson) and Roger Costa (Jeff Healey). The new album will feature collaborations with international artists including Eric Gales & Michael Kaeshammer and is scheduled for release Spring 2018.
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CanAfrica Blues
With Doc MacLean and Albert Frost
House Concert, Aylmer QC
Monday, October 1
Contact Dave Brennan for ticket info elwood66@videotron.ca

From Doc: This year's "CanAfrica Blues" theme features my good friend Albert Frost. How cool is that? I met this West Cape, South Africa based artist during my Zulu Skies Tour in 2016. Since then, we've had a ball performing at some of Africa's best theatres and festivals. This is a guy who counts Lonnie Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, and Ali Farka Toure (who he actually played with) among his top musical influences. He does rock, folk, jazz, traditional west African, and blues. He's a real blues guy. But he's not terribly concerned about genre. Or confined by it. Music is a language that comes of stories, and in Frost's Africa there is no shortage of stories. South Africa has long been a unique musical cauldron, and Albert's art reflects this. This year, he's my guest on my Blues Highway across North America. CanAfrica Blues. I'm thrilled to have him along.

Ride shotgun on an epic, blues road tour as Doc MacLean and Albert Frost unite in a four-wheel, continental drift. Mixing Delta with west Africa, Son House with Ali Farka Toura, electric with acoustic, new stories with old... This Canadian-African collaboration will surprise and delight as it rolls out across ten Canadian provinces and a couple of territories.
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The Commotions
NAC Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, October 4 @ 8 pm

Conjuring the golden era of Motown and Stax, The Commotions are Ottawa’s premier soul-pop collective. Powerhouse vocalists Rebecca Noelle and Jeff Rogers, lead a stellar 11-piece band delivering incendiary modern soul that winks at Bruno Mars, swings with Marvin Gaye, and hollers with the Supremes. Their latest album “Volume II” is out now and is a showcase of one of the country’s most entertaining independent bands.
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Steve Hill
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd.
Friday, October 12 @ 7:30 pm; $47.50

Steve Hill - “the most spectacular one-man band on the planet” - is touring in support of his critically acclaimed “Steve Hill: The One-Man Blues Rock Band”. Released May 11, the album immediately shot to number one on the blues charts on iTunes Canada. An ‘overnight sensation’ 20-plus years in the making, he is now being recognized as an ambitious and raucous force on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene, picking up an impressive load of hardware, including a JUNO for Blues Album of the Year, and multi Maple Blues awards for Electric Act of the Year, Guitarist of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Come see what all the buzz is about!
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Lloyd Spiegel
NAC Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Sunday, October 14 @ 3 pm

Australian blues legend Lloyd Spiegel is a trailblazer in his field and one of his country's most recognized guitarists, recently named in Australian Guitar Magazine's list of the 50 greatest Australian guitarists of all time. A touring artist since age 11, with a relentless tour schedule across the globe, the seven-time Australian Blues Award winner has one of the most unique stories in music.  Spiegel blends jaw-dropping guitar expertise with a commanding voice, powerful songwriting, comedy and storytelling that delivers a complete concert experience on the cutting edge of the modern blues genre.
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David Gogo
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, October 19

David Gogo's groove-fueled blend of blues and rock is the basis for a singular and storied music career. His songs have been featured in film and television and are regularly played on blues radio programs the world over. He has earned numerous Canadian blues accolades, including five JUNO nominations, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Saturday Night Blues Award, and multiple Maple Blues Awards. He has thirty years of performing and hundreds of thousands of tour miles under his belt. Gogo can swap road stories for as long as you can listen!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3SNow6WK2Y
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NAC PRESENTS

Erin Costelo
NAC 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, October 20 @ 8:30 pm

Halifax’s queen of salt water soul returns! Armed with her husky baritone and endless poise, ECMA winner Erin Costello channels the grand tradition of southern US vocal jazz and R&B, embodying the spirit of legends like Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway. We're thrilled to welcome back Erin Costelo supporting her latest album “Down Below, The Status Quo”!
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The Dimestore Duo
The Juke Joint Soul Kitchen, 3740 Carp Road, Carp ON
Saturday, October 27 @ 7 pm

The Dimestore Playboys are sure to entertain, playing rockabilly, swing, blues, and country, with a smattering of well-penned originals.
We’re excited to have these guys in! Reservations encouraged :)
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Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata ON
Wednesday, October 31 @ 8 pm; tickets $95 & up
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NAC PRESENTS

Jordan Officer
NAC 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, November 10 @ 8:30 pm

Originally making his mark in the Susie Arioli Band, Jordan Officer has left an indelible mark in Canadian jazz and blues guitar landscape. An alchemist of vintage styles, Officer radiates passion for rock n’ roll’s great legacy, while putting his own coins in the jukebox. Jazz, blues and classic 50’s rock n’ roll all find a home in the hands of this modern master!
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Dueling Pianos
Centrepointe Studio Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Friday, November 16 @ 8 pm

True-blue Ottawans already know: the Dueling Pianos are Tyler Kealey and Dave Kalil on two sets of ivory keys, with guitarist Todd Huckabone and the audience acting as referee. 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. The group gained a legion of loyal fans as a regular Saturday act at Sens House in the Byward Market.

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 Centrepointe’s Studio theatre, the Dueling Pianos’ effortless skill and energy will delight newcomers and long-time fans alike!
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Jack De Keyzer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 16 @ 9 pm

Guitarist, Singer, Song Writer Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide, from Alert, Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC and many points between. One of Canada’s most awarded and in-demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has released 10 CD’s and 1 DVD. He has also played on hundreds of recordings and live sessions with artists ranging from Etta James to Ronnie Hawkins and Bo Diddley to Blue Rodeo. He is an exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer and performs an average of 120 shows per year. De Keyzer has brought audiences to their feet at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Fest, Blues Sur Seine (France) The Ottawa Blues Festival and Puerto Blues, (Mexico). A much-celebrated musician, de Keyzer has been nominated for the Juno (Blues Album of the Year) 5 times and won the Juno twice, in 2003 and 2010. He has won 7 Maple Blues Awards (Canada’s national blues awards), first place in the International Songwriting Competition and won CBC’s Great Canadian Blues Award from a poll of radio listeners. Always touring with an incredible band, Jack will have you rocking in your seat and swaying to his hot blues, soulful R&B and cool soul jazz. World class. 
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Music By The Bay Live presents
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Uxbridge Music Hall, Uxbridge ON
Friday, November 30 @ 8 pm; $95

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group's distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up." Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

"We started as a straight blues band," vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. "We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We're an American music band and we're much higher energy than we were before."

"To be in the T-Birds, you need to understand the different styles of music and different ways of playing," Wilson comments. "You have to be willing to adopt a more contemporary style. The guys we have now are able to do that."

In addition to Wilson, the current Thunderbirds line-up features Jay Moeller on drums, Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitar, and Randy Bermudes on bass.
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Cecile Doo-Kingue
NAC 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, December 1 @ 8:30 pm

An exceptional stage presence, guitarist/singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the US, France, and now resides in Montreal.
An award-winning guitarist-singer-songwriter, considered one of Canada's most electrifying and versatile guitarists, Cécile plays an average of 150 shows per year. She is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada’s current roster of great guitarists. Powerful and raw with an exceptional stage presence, she is a force of nature whose lyrics and sound make for an enthralling and intimate experience.

She has released four albums to critical acclaim, been commissioned by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (Home, a song on immigration) and was awarded the 2013 SPACQ Foundation Edith Butler Award for Excellence in French Songwriting for Gris (2012). She’s been nominated for five Maple Blues Awards in the last two years.
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JW Jones and Friends: Home for the Holidays
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Thursday, December 13 @ 8 pm

Featuring Amanda Rheaume, Jeff Rogers, Rebecca Noelle, and Matthew Chaffey.

Kick off the holiday season with a 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 twenty-three 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 will play crowd favourites from their own repertoire.

Get ready for a winter treat that’ll have you partying into the holiday season!
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Matt Anderson Christmas Show
NAC Southam Hall, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, December 20 @ 8 pm

Blessed with titanic pipes and monumental spirit, Matt Anderson is without a doubt Canada’s crowned-prince of soul-infused blues-rock. Anderson lights up Southam Hall this season in support of his incendiary new album “Honest Man”.
The Festival of Small Halls and NAC Presents are thrilled to co-present Christmas with Matt Anderson.
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COMING TO LA BASOCHE IN 2018
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120 Principale Street, Gatineau QC


Jack de Keyzer
Friday, October 26

Dawn Tyler Watson
Friday, November 30
Saturday, December 1
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KINGSTON & AREA SPECIAL EVENTS
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COMING THIS FALL
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Kim Pollard Band  
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, September 22
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Emily Burgess Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, September 28
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Paul Reddick
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, October 6
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Jack de Keyzer
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, November 23
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KINGSTON & AREA
REGULAR EVENTS
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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.
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For more info, please contact Kingston Blues Society
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BLUES ON THE RADIO
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DAWGFM.com Blues 24/7 on the internet
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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.
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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.
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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/
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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. 
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LOCALS LOOK AHEAD
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Sunday, September 2
Gravelfoot hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Drew Nelson @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, September 5
Prime Rib Big Band @ Irene’s, 8:30 pm
Friday, September 7
Vince Halfhide CD launch @ Westboro Masonic Hall, 8 pm
Sunday, September 9
Crunchy Flower hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
The Mud Boys @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Sunday, September 16
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Saturday, September 22
Destiny @ Irene’s, 7 pm
Sunday, September 23
Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Blues & Company @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Saturday, September 29
Tony D Band @ the Rainbow, 8:30 pm
Sunday, September 30
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
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