Dirty licks, fast kicks and bold riffs are all in the mix. But for realz, we are doing what we can to keep rock alive and healthy. Even if we don’t take ourselves seriously, we don’t mess around with our blend of rock. HAIL SATAN! ;)
Originating from Canada’s Capital – Ottawa, Blast From the Sun fuses traditional blues and ‘60s inspired rock with elements with Funk, Latin, Jazz and Reggae to create an original and compelling sound. Blast From The Sun is comprised of front man/ singer/guitarist Justin Guindon, Drummer Andrew Ferderber and Bassists Harrison Singer all of whom bring their own musical expertise and influence to the original compositions.
We’re excited to have these guys in! Reservations encouraged :)
Clint and his eclectic blues/rock style will not disappoint!
Relax and finish off the month with a great performance and a No Go Coffee! :)
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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.
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From Amanda: "I’m in the middle of recording with award winning music producer Colin Cripps (of Blue Rodeo acclaim) at the legendary Bathouse Recording Studio (Tragically Hip’s studio). We’ve got a handful of songs already recorded and I'd love your support!
I can't thank you enough for continually supporting me. I truly could not follow this dream and passion without you.
The Express will be joined by Maples Blues Award-winning band Wicked Grin and Juno Award-winning Matt Sobb’s other group The Dimestore Playboys. It will be an incredible afternoon of blues music and rockabilly. Our emcee for the festivities will be none other than J-man!
Tickets will be $10 at the door and there will be a silent auction. All proceeds raised will go to The Red Cross.
Megan and Lucas’s neighbourhood was directly affected by the tornado and while, luckily, their house was not hit, others in their area were not so lucky. Over the last few weeks the neighbourhood has begun to repair, but there is still a lot of repairing to be done. We hope you will join us in this event and help give back to those most affected.
Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash, the Jeff Healey Band, and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. He earned a Grammy nomination for “Crossing Muddy Waters”, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album “Riding With The King”, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was saluted at the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.
Raha Javanfar on bass and vocals
Her Misfortunes are:
Fraser Melvin on guitar
Andrew Moljgun on sax
Jonathan Hyde on drums
Victoria BC's Jesse Roper is magnetic. With an explosive live show, the quality and charisma of his versatile blues sound rooted in soul, rock and country is as approachable as his charm. With much anticipation, Jesse’s newest album Access to Infinity is due out fall of 2017. The nostalgic may appreciate his throw back vibe akin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and vintage Texas blue. Jesse Roper's music remains current while his youthful energy captivates audiences while his knock out live performance blows them away. Incapable of holding back, Jesse always delivers the show of his life.
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!
Christian Rey-Coquais - Guitar
Andre Ferraton - Drums
Marc Decho - Bass
Greg Paul Stone - Guitar/Vocals
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Check them out!
Winner of 2018’s Blues Album of the Year Juno Award (their second overall), the latest and fifth release from singer/guitarist and harp player Steve Marriner, drummer Matt Sobb, and guitarist Tony D is precisely the kind of corker you’d expect from a trio of musical veterans who, between them, have boosted luminaries from Fabulous Thunderbird Kim Wilson to Buddy Guy, the late Jeff Healey to the lamented Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Launched in Ottawa in 2008, MonkeyJunk —handle inspired by delta blues great Son House, who once intoned, “I’m talking about the blues, I ain’t talking ’bout no monkeyjunk!” — have consistently updated contemporary blues with a blistering mix of chops, soul, grit, humour and harmony.
MonkeyJunk plays for keeps, as evidenced by the 10 electrifying tracks on their latest album, their first ever to feature bass guitar. “We wanted to push ourselves to work hard and to work efficiently and focused — to see what we could come up with in a shorter period of time,” drummer Sobb explains of “Time To Roll”. “The result is a brash, groovy-as-always collection of songs that show where the band has been and where we have arrived in many years of writing, recording, and touring.”
In addition to the above-mentioned pair of Juno Award wins (out of three nominations), MonkeyJunk has also netted an impressive 21 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, and a Blues Music Award (USA) for Best New Artist, for 2009’s sizzling “Tiger In Your Tank”. And while that recognition is swell, 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.
Situated at the intersection of the blues, folk, Americana and contemporary singer-songwriter genres, “Walk in the Dark” is an exquisite collection of songs that highlight Lutes’ unmistakable voice and literary writing style. Co-produced with celebrated Montreal producer and Cirque de Soleil collaborator Rob Heaney, the album features a group of Canada's finest roots and blues players, including guitarist Rob MacDonald and keyboardist Bob Stagg along with noted artists Ian Kelly, Guy Bélanger and Joe Grass. It finds Lutes, a Kerrville New Folk winner, Maple Blues and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, exploring a wide range of subjects and paying homage to some heroes: James Cotton (on ‘There's No Way to Tell You That Tonight’) and guitarist Joseph Spence (on the instrumental ‘Spence’). Recorded mainly over three days in late January in a small studio in Montreal's Notre Dame de Grace borough, the recording captures the essence of Lutes' soulful voice and rhythmic guitar style, enveloped by a group of players who are no stranger to his groove. Featuring 12 new originals, including two co-writes with award-winning Americana songwriter Dale Boyle, and the forgotten John Prine gem ‘Rocky Mountain Time’, the album digs deep into the roots of Canadian and American music and delivers another strong statement. "This album, of all of them, was a journey into the unknown, which is why I like the title so much," Lutes says. "With a great co-producer, and a group of phenomenal players and friends, I went in to the studio to find these songs. And I really feel like we did that."
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!