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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.
Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more 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.
The 2019/20 Season kicks off September 13
with the incredibly talented
HARRISON KENNEDY -
Juno Award and Maple Blues Award winner and American Blues Music Award nominee - coming with his red hot band from the Hammer!
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 3 TWO NIGHT STAND shows this season - October, November and January - giving those who have difficulty in making the Friday night shows more chances to come out on Saturday nights!
And we've added a show in DECEMBER this year - December 13 with multiple Juno Award winners MONKEYJUNK. If you want a great place to have your Christmas Party next season this would be it! Book early!
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She is never predictable and always willing to take a risk. Her music spans genres, crosses barriers and creates bridges. Her voice soars to emotional heights and reaches down into the grittiness of the soul. Her performances are foot-stomping, heart-wrenching adventures in rhythm, blues, jazz and rock and roll. For 15 years Miss Emily has captivated listeners across Canada, the US and the United Kingdom with her unique combination of passion and talent.
Hosted by Wicked Grin.
Giveaways, raffles, food, beer and hot BLUES!
Al Wood is a multi-talented performer and songwriter with a deep reverence for the blues and traditionally based roots music.
As a virtuoso harmonica player, talented guitar stylist with a golden-throated voice spanning a career over 20 years, Al Wood's artistry and musicianship are starkly revealed.
Wood's versatility delivers a personal flare by capturing the Chicago style blues traditions and merging a journey of hard core real country, melodic jazz with a diverse array of other influences.
Al Wood and the Woodsmen are a double barreled harmonica-driven blues band. The Sound meshes an obvious respect and love for the blues with fresh thematic spins that unify audiences without losing the edge.
The Express have three full length albums to their credit. Their latest album, “Catch the Westbound”, a top 5 Canadian roots album for 2019, features the funky, bluesy sound that has come to be expected of LHE. Megan Laurence and Lucas Haneman share lead vocal duties more evenly than ever before on “Catch the Westbound”, an addition which sounds absolutely incredible!
Annie has inspired many, including many women, and we will have a chance to ask her about Orange Dude Blues among other topics.
Cost $35, email email@example.com to reserve your spot and get the address. Limited places, reserve early
All levels welcome, bring your harmonicas! We'll be looking at a song played on a harmonica in the key of D.
This format features Raoul Bhaneja on harmonica and vocals, Darren Gallen on guitar, Tom Bona on drums, Justine Fischer on upright bass and Jesse Whiteley on keys.
Buddy Guy says “This young man is one of the people who will keep the blues alive”. Eager to live up to this endorsement from the world’s most famous living bluesman, Jones is excited to bring his music to generations to come.
Details and tickets:
No door fee, pass the hat
Greg Paul Stone - guitar/vocals
Marc Decho - bass
Christian Rey-Coquais - guitar
Andre Ferraton – Drums
Spiegel is a trail blazer in his field and one of his country's most recognized guitarists, recently being named in Australian Guitar Magazine's list of the 50 greatest Australian guitarists of all time. “A guitarist almost without peer, Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door.” Australian Guitar Player Magazine
2019 GUEST ARTISTS:
Bríd Harper Music, Tony O'Connell concertina, Tim Edey, Troy MacGillivray, Patti Kusturok, Eric Favreau, Owen Marshall
2019 LOCAL ARTISTS:
MacIsaac and MacKenzie, Fiddleheads Musical Theatre, Michael Ball, Tessa Bangs, James Stephens, Greg Brown, Ian Clark, Jane Cory Music, Kyle Burghout Music, John Mitchell
MORE INFO available at www.gatineauhillsfiddlefest.ca
The event is sponsored by Steam Whistle, and a complimentary beer will be provided with each ticket purchase to those persons of 19+ years of age.
Please note that the Rainbow Bistro is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience. Street parking is available.
Tribal Fusion - Jennica Fudge
David Pattee - Electronic
Arrest in Peace - Folk Grunge / Punk
Lloyd Smiley Band - Cottage Rock
Tony D Band - Blues
Dark Slacks - Folk rock
Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam - Blues
Closing Remarks by Brigitte Boulay, President of We Live in the Shadows
Together, we can make a difference in our city!
Ottawa-based ace swamp roots-rockers - 22x Maple Blues Award winners, Blues Music Award winners (USA) and winners of 2018s Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year (their second Juno Award overall), the latest and fifth release from MonkeyJunk (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.
Their show at Overflow last March electrified the taproom to a packed house so prepare for more of the same . . . much more!!
Soulful Newfoundland singer/songwriter Chris Kirby is stepping out from behind the curtain. The award-winning producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is back with his first album in seven years, ”What Goes Around”, featuring the hot singles ‘Pot of Gold’ and ‘Better Not Let Me Down’.
Why the long gap? The fact is, Kirby has been too busy and too successful to get his own music out. He has been on the road with Matt Andersen, playing keyboards and co-writing two songs on the singing sensation's latest, “Halfway Home By Morning”. Then there's all the song writing for the likes of Juno-winners The East Pointers, Stephen Fearing, The Once, Tim Chaisson and more. He's produced East Coast Music Award-winning albums for Charlie A'Court and Beauwater, plus hot new Folk act Quote The Raven, Country/Americana artist Chris Ryan and lots of others.
But enough waiting. Kirby has too many great new tracks to share. “What Goes Around” is a rich soul album, with thick grooves and passionate vocals, funky keyboard parts, huge hooks and sly, sexy lyrics, tunes that reflect his love of all things Aretha, Stevie Wonder and Al Green. From being everyone's secret weapon, this East Coast all-star is taking centre stage with “What Goes Around”, the album he's being dying to make, and the one you need to hear.
We’re excited to have these guys in! Reservations encouraged :)
He’s been called a Blues Evangelist, and that’s a very fitting moniker. "I speak the blues like it's the truth, and it is”, he was recently quoted. "I do feel like I'm a servant of the people. A missionary if you will. Music can heal people if they pay attention to the messages in these songs.” He delivers those messages using the vintage sound whether it be with his lowdown classic blues band the Travelin’ Blues Show or with his new Uptown Blues Band. Harpdog says "Blues has a healing power. It's a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives. We help people forget about their issues of the moment and then they might just realize that we all have our issues, and that's OK."
Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. Piano man Dave Webb has been working with Harpdog over the years and they share an intuition that only comes with many hours and miles shared on and off stage. Billy Joe Abbott learned his craft first-hand from some of the greatest Clarinetists in New Orleans. Riley Bartlett is the newest and youngest member on Trumpet from Winnipeg and he's awesome! Drummer extraordinaire Rick Jacobson will be laying down the groove.
Harpdog has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016), the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, a Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. In 2016, he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release “Travelin’ With The Blues”.
“Travelin' With The Blues”, released in 2016, is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release “What It Is” (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).
Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun!
A double Maple Blues Award nominee as Acoustic Act and Songwriter of the Year in 2017, on his seventh album, “Walk in the Dark”, he does what he has done for years: kicks up a little dust, wades into some deep waters and tackles the realities of the world with depth, humour and a unique musical style.
He has penned virtually every April Wine song. He has a knack with words and seems to have an ability to write a catchy tune at will. Through the ups and downs and changing faces of the band, the one thing that has remained constant is Myles Goodwyn. Even today and with their latest release and shift in direction, his voice is as strong and apparent as ever.
Now in its fourth decade, April Wine continues to charge ahead as one of Canada’s very best rock bands. And as far as rock history goes, Myles Goodwyn is already a living legend (especially in the annals of Canadian rock history), being known as one of the all-time greats.
On top of all the old classics that we all know and love, Myles will showcase some of his tunes from his new album as well. Tickets on sale now, limited dinner reservations available before the show!
Come celebrate Raff's 40th birthday with us!
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!