09 September 2019

Ottawa Blues This Week - 9 September 2019

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City Folk
Landsdowne Park, Ottawa ON
Thursday, September 12 to Sunday, September 15

Lineup includes Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Leon Bridges, Donovan Woods and The Opposition, Larkin Poe, and more.
Philip Sayce
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Thursday and Friday, September 12-13 @ 9 pm; $25

One of rocks best-kept secrets.
From the age of sixteen, Philip started showing up and playing at blues jam nights at Grossmans Tavern in downtown Toronto. It wasn’t long before he was winning over admirers, including the legendary guitarist Jeff Healey, who invited Philip to join his band. Over the next few years, Philip had his first international tour experience with Healey, playing prestigious festivals and stages worldwide.
After a move to Los Angeles, Philip was invited to join Melissa Etheridge’s band following an introduction by producer John Shanks. For the next several years, Philip performed on Melissa Etheridge’s albums and was featured during her live concerts where his cosmic performances left audiences stunned.
Philip’s musical life hit a high point in 2013 with his unforgettable performance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival at New York’s Madison Square Garden. “It was a special experience that reinforced my love of music and commitment to honour the musical integrity of my heroes,” Sayce says. “I’m going out there in the studio and onstage to do my best and perform from my heart every time.”
Friday & Saturday, September 13-14

Marvest is a portmanteau of “music” and “harvest.”  This FREE concert series brings CityFolk musicians into venues located in the Glebe – animating local businesses along Bank St with music on Sept. 13 and 14.  With family-friendly shows in the afternoon, a series of talks and workshops, late-night sets and more,  Marvest represents the diverse and vibrant community of local musicians in Ottawa.

Please see the comprehensive listing of Marvest Artists for 2019 and the Marvest Schedule for the most up-to-date information.
Orleans Ribfest
255 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans ON
Friday-Sunday, September 13-15

Welcome/Bienvenue to the 2019 Orleans Ribfest in the Heart of Orleans.
Ribfest promises yet another amazing Big Sticky Experience the best in Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork from Brickyard BBQ, Crazy Canuck Smokers, Route 55 BBQ and Razorback BBQ. Ribfest is back with more Live Music, an awesome Kids Fun Zone, Vendor Market, and amazing Feature Foodies such as Great Canadian Poutinerie, Freshly squeezed Lemonade, CheeseCake on a Stick, Slush Rush, Heavenly Ice Cream and more.
16th Annual Hank Williams Birthday Bash
Ball and Chain and the Wreckers and special guests
Rideau Curling Club, 715 Cooper Street
Tuesday, September 17; 8 pm – 11 pm; $15 at the door

Just a heads up y'all... wow the years just fly by. Come see Ball and Chain and the Wreckers and 10 special guests play an evening of compositions by the late great Hank Williams Sr. Lots of free parking at the curling club. We're working on the food, but this is still to be confirmed. Beverages of all sorts will be very available. The Band will feature special guests Al Bragg on pedal steel and Andrew Cowan on Guitar.
Showtime 8 pm sharp
Sean Chambers
Lavigne Tavern, Lavigne ON
Thursday, September 12 @ 8 pm; $20 advance, $25 at the door
          Call the tavern at 705-594-2301 for tickets.

Florida-born Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003. During Sean’s tenure with Mr. Sumlin, Britain's own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.” 

In 2009, Chambers went into the studio to record his critically-acclaimed album, “Ten Til Midnight”. When “Ten Til Midnight” was released in October 2009, it garnered rave reviews and also appeared on the Living Blues chart for the first three months after its release. It received steady airplay in 45 states around the U.S, as well as many markets overseas. The title cut was featured on “The House of Blues Radio Hour” as a “Blues Breaker;” and the album also generated significant airplay on Sirius/XM Radio’s blues channel as a “Pick to Click.”
15th Season Opening Show
Blues On The Rideau presents
Harrison Kennedy Band        
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Friday, September 13, 7-11 pm; $70   
          (buffet dinner, dancing & door prizes included)
Proceeds to Ruby Gland Charity

Harrison’s dynamic vocal gifts have won him worldwide acclaim going all the way back to his days as a founding member of the million selling Detroit Soul Super Group, the Chairmen of the Board, in the ‘70s, LIVING BLUES magazine says it best: “Harrison Kennedy is a modern Blues Master of True Substance”.

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
Saturday, September 14
The Powergoats @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Angelina Hunter Trio @ Clocktower Brew Pub in the Glebe, 10:30 pm
Lyle Odjick & Northern Steam @ Clocktower Brew Pub in the Glebe, 11:30 pm
Sunday, September 15
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
Le Meow @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Monday, September 16
Lucas Haneman solo @ Brookstreet Hotel Options Bar, 7-11 pm
Tuesday, September 17
Hank Williams Birthday Bash @ Rideau Curling Club, 8-11 pm
(almost) EVERY WEEK
Robert Farrell
Daniel O’Connell’s, 1211 Wellington Street
Mondays, 8:30–10 pm
Mark’s Music Mondays
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
Steve Groves
Westboro Beach Café, 745 St. John A. Macdonald Parkway
Wednesdays, 5-8 pm
Sunset & music – Jazz, Blues, Popular
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: 
            September 12 – Elyssa Mahoney
            September 19 – Scott Amey
            September 26 – Guy Short
            October 3 – Jeff Graham
            October 10 – Victor Nesrallah & Dan Artuso
            October 17 – Joe McDonald         
            October 24 – Mark Crissinger
            October 31 – James Cochrane
Open Mic
Hosted by Jesse Greene
The Newboro, 295 Richmond Road
Thursdays, 9 pm – 1 am
Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
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.
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.
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.”
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, 9:30 pm, no cover
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
SEPTEMBER – Drifting Bird
OCTOBER – The 5 Star Luxury Orchestra
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 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
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!

See you next season. Have a great summer everybody!

Blues On The Rideau
2019/20 – 15th Anniversary Year

September 13 – Harrison Kennedy Band
October 11-12 – Hogtown Allstars
November 15-16 – Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
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

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Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick ON
Tickets: $30; $80 family (2 adults, children under 14
Tickets available at Watson's Mill, 613-692-6455, email; Office Pro, 5541 Manotick Main St.
Light refreshments provided. Beer and wine available for purchase.
Dinner Discounts on concert day: (with ticket): Babbos Cuccina 15% (Italian), The Vault 15% (fusion) and The Mill Tavern 25% (pub fare).

Matt Chaffey Band (CD Release)
Thursday, September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Matt Chaffey (singer/guitarist/keyboardist) performs songs from album “Strange Reflections”.
Music by the Bay Live presents
Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram
Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main Street South, Uxbridge ON
Thursday, September 19 @ 8 pm; advance tickets $60 + HST + fees

Once a generation, a blues artist comes along who not only reminds mainstream audiences how deeply satisfying and emotionally moving the best blues music can be but shakes the genre to its core. With both eyes on the future and the blues in his blood, 20-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram is set to take the music world by storm with the long-awaited release of his debut album, KINGFISH, on Alligator Records. Sprung from the same earth as so many of the Delta blues masters, Kingfish comes bursting out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, just ten miles from the legendary crossroads of Highways 61 and 49.
Music By The Bay Live presents
Soulsville – The Music of STAX – Memphis Soul
Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts, Port Perry ON
Friday, September 20 @ 8 pm; advance tickets $55 + HST + fees

An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians will perform in concert a special night honouring The Music of STAX Records, the legendary Memphis recording company that brought you Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MG’s, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, the Bar-Kays and more!

Under the direction of Juno Award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, he will also bring together three legends of the ‘Toronto Sound’, The Blue-eyed Prince of Soul, George Olliver, (Mandala) the irrepressible John Finley (Checkmates, Rhinoceros) and Jay Douglas (The Cougars). These wonderful soul veterans, all grew up on this music. They are the real deal! Add extraordinary singers Cheryl Lescom and young Kitchener ON phenom Matt Weidinger and you have a show not to be missed.

It is a very rare occasion to get all these wonderful artists on stage together. Featuring Memphis-born drummer Shamakah Ali (The Bar-Kays, Al Green) on drums laying down that fat southern backbeat and Collin Barrett on bass, with Toronto veteran guitarist Terry Blersh (Danny Brooks, The Royals) Simon Wallis (Lighthouse) saxes, Dave Dunlop (The Boss Brass) trumpet and musical director Lance Anderson (Joint Chiefs of Soul, Shakura S’Aida) on piano and Hammond B3 organ, this is truly an all-star performance.

STAX Records (Memphis Tn) was a breeding ground for the Soul music explosion of the mid sixties to late seventies. With The MG’s as the house band and Booker T. and Steve Cropper (amongst others) as songwriters and producers, they created a string of hits that continue to influence R&B music today. The hits kept coming, and ‘Soulsville’ will feature them all, like: ‘Hold On I’m Coming’, ‘Soul Man’, ‘Sitting on the Dock of the Bay’, ‘Knock on Wood’, ‘In The Midnight Hour’, and instrumentals like ‘Green Onions’ and ‘Time is Tight’ by Booker T. and ‘Soul Finger’ by the Bar Kays. This infectious music will soothe your soul and have you dancin’ in the aisles. And when you hear Cheryl Lescom sing ‘I’ve Been Lovin’ You too Long’ you will think you have died and gone to heaven. “A perfect Friday night soul revival. “
Music By The Bay Live presents
Miss Emily
Avalon Lounge, Port Whitby Marina, 310 Watson Street West, Whitby ON
Friday, October 4 @ 8 pm; $45 + HST + fees

In the 1990s a 12-year-old Emily Fennell was making her way around Southern Ontario, singing at county fairs and winning competition after competition. She was literally finding her voice. While the other young vocalists were dazzling crowds with standards like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “I Will Always Love You”, Emily was stunning judges and audiences into silent amazement with the k.d.lang version of the Patsy Cline song “3 Cigarettes and an Ashtray”. That song choice and her spellbinding performance of it, says almost all you need to know about the woman who would become Miss Emily.

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.
Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
St. Francis Centre, 78 Church Street, South Ajax ON
Friday, October 25 @ 8 pm; advance ticketes $45 + HST + fees

Shawn Holt is the son of blues legend Magic Slim. The high energy hard-driving sound of The Teardrops is still alive and well with Holt, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad’s band. Shawn’s booming vocals is more than a little reminiscent of his dad’s, and his guitar playing while similar to Slim’s, exhibits a broader mix of classic and contemporary influences. Shawn shows himself more than capable of leading The Teardrops into a new era. The blues torch has been passed to another generation of the blues.

Shawn started playing the blues at the age of 17, when he went on the road with this father and Slim’s brother, uncle Nick Holt, and The Teardrops. Shortly after that tour with his father, Shawn realized his genetic destiny (all the Holt’s are talented musicians) and formed his own band. He has been watching, learning, and playing blues ever since.

Shawn Holt and The Teardrops are winners for Best New Artist Debut – Daddy Told Me by the Blues Foundation (BMA) 2014, and also won the 2014 Blues Blast Music Award for New Artist Debut Album – “Daddy Told Me”.

Coco Montoya
16 Main Street S., Uxbridge ON
Thursday, October 31 @ 8 pm; advance tickets $50 + HST + fees

The old Willie Dixon adage, “blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths.

He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993. Five years of constant touring with Collins and ten years with Mayall turned him into a monster player and dynamic performer. Montoya has released eight solo albums—including three for Alligator between 2000 and 2007—and has played at clubs, concert halls and major festivals all over the world.
Music By The Bay Live presents
Chicago Plays The Stones
16 Main Street S., Uxbridge ON
Friday, November 29 @ 8 pm; advance tickets $70 + HST + fees

Chicago guitar-slinger and vocalist, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Chicago harmonica master and vocalist Billy Branch, among today’s foremost inheritors of the Chicago blues tradition and keepers of the flame, unite live on-stage to give the songs of the Rolling Stones a remarkable rebirth. Brooks and Branch strip those rock songs down to their Chicago blues essence and bring the songs of Jagger-Richards back to their spiritual home and their point of origin.

There is no more seminal association in the history of rock and pop music than those ties that bind Chicago’s electric blues with the Rolling Stones. They modeled their sound on the gritty, urban electrified and amplified music of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter and other Chicago blues pioneers. Through the lens of this musical kinship that has changed modern popular music and culture across the globe, CHICAGO PLAYS THE STONES takes audiences on a powerful musical journey that will delight and thrill lovers of the blues, fans of The Rolling Stones, and general music audiences alike.

The Concert: CHICAGO PLAYS THE STONES is an exhilarating, high-energy live stage performance that presents its audience with classic Rolling Stones songs arranged in the Chicago blues styles ranging from the early-traditional to modern- contemporary.
Performances also include songs from the 1940s Mississippi Delta by a young Muddy Waters up through the ground-breaking electrification of the country blues in Chicago by Waters and other pioneering Windy City blues artists. These blues sounds that traveled from the deep south up north to Chicago were the musical DNA that put the young Brits squarely on the path to become The Rolling Stones, the group that would eventually, with the Chicago blues at it core, have a lasting effect on rock and pop music.

Imagine the classic Rolling Stones songs as played by their Chicago blues heroes of the Golden Age such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon or Sonny Boy Williamson. What would those songs sound like? Would they sound retro? Contemporary? Or, something new?

We invite you to a unique concert event featuring today’s greatest Chicago blues artists to discover the answer to those questions. We invite you to travel back to the future to experience CHICAGO PLAYS THE STONES.
Music By The Bay Live presents
The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration of the Band
16 Main Street S., Uxbridge ON
Saturday, November 30 @ 8 pm; advance tickets $65 + HST + fees

By popular demand, one of Ontario’s most talked about acts returns to Music by the Bay Live. This all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians, under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, will be playing The Uxbridge Music Hall on November 30, celebrating the 43rd Anniversary of THE BAND’s last concert in 1976 and The BAND’s amazing contribution to our shared Canadian musical heritage.

This is an all-star line-up, featuring Jerome Levon Avis (Levon Helm’s godson), on drums and vocals with special guests and a nine-piece band led by Maple Blues 2014 ‘Keyboardist of the Year’ Lance Anderson. The performance will recreate the atmosphere of The Band’s final concert, which was captured in Martin Scorcese’s award-winning concert film, The Last Waltz.

On the American Thanksgiving of 1976 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, The BAND performed what they called their “Last Waltz,” and invited many of their friends to join in the celebration. These friends included Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, and Canadians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell and others who performed with The Band on this special night.

In this homage to The Last Waltz, Anderson’s special guests will perform the songs played and sung by these guest artists at the memorable 1976 concert.  Backed by a 9-piece band that includes Jerome Levon Avis, Terry Blersh on guitar, Dennis Pinhorn (The Hawks) on bass, Rob Gusevs (Blood, Sweat and Tears) on organ and Anderson (Joint Chiefs of Soul) on piano and vocals, this is a group of seasoned veterans who love the music. Anderson’s band also features a stellar four-piece horn section including David Dunlop (Boss Brass) on trumpet, Gord Meyers (Blood, Sweat and Tears) on trombone and tuba, Chris Murphy (The Maple Blues Band) on tenor sax and Simon Wallis (Lighthouse) on baritone sax. An all-star band!

The Band is a Canadian national treasure, with four members of the legendary roots music group originally from southern Ontario. In the 1960s, they were initially brought together as “The Hawks” by Ronnie Hawkins and later gained international recognition as Bob Dylan’s band on his ground-breaking electric tours. This 120 minute performance of The Last Waltz includes a wide selection of fan favourites, such as The Band’s ‘The Weight’, ’The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Up On Cripple Creek’, ‘Life is a Carnival’, ‘The Shape I’m In’, ‘Rag Mama Rag’, ‘It Makes No Difference’, ‘Ophelia’ and many more.
Please note, artists performing subject to change.
The Hellraisers
Opening – D.B. Cohen
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, September 20 @ 9 pm; $10

The Hellraisers transport us into their roots rock ’n’ roll and blues universe. With arrangements that are stripped down but effective, the duos’ sound beautifully combines the harmonica, acoustic guitars, Dobros, slide guitar and percussion to offer an energetic and varied show. Delivering a 100% live act filled with original catchy tunes and well-known blues standards, The Hellraisers often give the impression of sounding like a full band while performing as a duo. A musical experience not to be missed from one of the most promising acts on the blues scene today!

Original electric BLUES/SKA/FOLK from the UK. Drawing on 10 years of traveling the world, outrageous adventures in the South Pacific and working as a special needs teacher, he recorded his debut album “Scratchcards & Wine” with the guidance of Dan’s musical mentor and producer, legendary Latin percussionist, Snowboy. An astute observational songwriter he writes about the journeys, characters and places he finds himself in. 

Festival of Small Halls presents Harry Manx

Merrickville United Church, 100 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville ON
Friday, September 20 @ 7:30 pm; $35

St. Andrews United Church, 2585 County Road 29, Pakenham ON
Saturday, September 21 @ 7:30 pm; $35

“Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to.
1st Annual OBS Blues Bash
Overflow Brewing Company, 2477 Kaladar Avenue
Saturday, September 21 @ 7 pm until close; $10 at the door; OBS members free

A party for OBS members and Ottawa Blues musicians.
Hosted by Wicked Grin.
Giveaways, raffles, food, beer and hot BLUES!
Al Wood & the Woodsmen
Vibration Studios, 5488 Osgoode Main Street, Osgoode ON
Saturday, September 21; 8 pm – midnight; $10

Vibration Studios is celebrating 3 years in operation! Join us on Saturday, September 21 – Al Wood and the Woodsmen LIVE at the VIBE!

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.
Lucas Haneman Express
La Grange de la Gatineau, 80 chemin Summer, Cantley QC
Saturday, September 21 @ 8 pm; tickets $20

The Lucas Haneman Express is a soulful, fun-filled and electrifying musical ride that was a semi-finalist of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2016. The group’s front man, Lucas Haneman, has long been highly regarded for his distinctive and explosive guitar work. He is a two-time winner of the Ottawa Blues Challenge and a 2018 Maple Blues nominee. The band's music is a combination of funk, blues, reggae and rock, tied together by undertones of the jazz spirit.

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 Raines Virtual Harmonica Workshop
Old Ottawa South
Tuesday, September 24 @ 7 pm; $35

A first for the Ottawa Gatineau Harmonica Group, we will be hosting an in person/virtual workshop with harmonica legend, Annie Raines. Annie will be joining us online while we gather in person in Old Ottawa South to learn from her, ask questions, and then have a chance to play together.

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 csturton@gmail.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.
Curtis Chaffey Solo
Vimy Brewing Company, #1-145 Loretta Avenue North
Friday, September 27; 7 pm – 11 pm; pay what you can

Local guitarist Curtis Chaffey will be playing a one off solo performance at Vimy Brewing Company Friday, September 27th. He's fresh off the road with three tours of Europe already under his belt in 2019. In 2018 Curtis was nominated for both a Juno and a Maple Blues Award for his collaboration as a song writer with Samantha Martin on her album "Run To Me". Curtis has also performed with The Split, Kelly Sloan, The Texas Music Appreciation Club, Kelly Prescott, Steve Marriner... and more.
Raoul & the Big Time
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Friday, September 27 @ 9 pm

Maple Blues Award winners and International Blues Challenge semi finalists return to The Atomic Rooster, this time for a Friday night show at one of the cities cool music joints.

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.  
Jesse Greene Band
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, September 27 @ 9:30 pm

Jesse’s Birthday Bash - Celebrate Jess's Birthday at Irene's.
The Back Beat
The Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Saturday, September 28; 4 pm – 8 pm

Greetings from the Back Beat, we trust you have all been enjoying the nice summer weather. The band kept busy during July and August learning six new tunes for our fall gigs. We are looking forward to these shows and we're excited to have some new music to play for you - hope you can make it out!

Best regards,
Tom Rowe
Bassist and Band Leader
Queen St. Fare, 170 Queen Street
Saturday, September 28; 8 pm – 11:30 pm; All Ages; $20 advance

Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, IBC Winner and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows!

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.
Canterbury High School’s 50th Anniversary
Canterbury High School, 900 Canterbury Avenue
Friday, September 28

With Megan Laurence & Lucas Haneman, The Clint Everson Band and Raoul and the Big Time. 
If you were in any way connected with Canterbury High school, please do come out to check out the show.
Details and tickets:
David Wilcox
Carp Fair, W Erskine Johnston Arena, Carp ON
Sunday, September 29; 4 pm - 5:30 pm

David Wilcox is a brilliant song writer, a great singer, and one of the hottest guitar players in the world.
Village Quartet
Kaffé 1870, 715 Riverside Drive, Wakefield QC
Sunday, September 29; 4 pm – 6:30 pm; No door fee, pass the hat

Live jazz and groove music
No door fee, pass the hat

Village Quartet
Greg Paul Stone - guitar/vocals
Marc Decho - bass
Christian Rey-Coquais - guitar
Andre Ferraton – Drums
Lloyd Spiegel
Shenkman Arts Centre
Wednesday, October 2 @ 8 pm; $30

The Neat Coffee Shop, Burnstown ON
Thursday, October 3 @ 8 pm; $30

Multi-award-winning Australian artist Lloyd Spiegel returns to Canada delivering one of the most unique solo concert experiences in the world.  Blending jaw-dropping guitar chops with a commanding voice, powerful songwriting, storytelling and comedy, it’s no wonder that he’s described as an “Oz Roots and Blues Icon” by Rolling Stone Australia.

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

2nd Annual Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival
Mill Road Community Space, 8 ch Mill, Chelsea QC
Friday to Sunday, October 4-6

Join us for a weekend of concerts and workshops in the beautiful Gatineau Hills with some of the world's best fiddlers!

Bríd Harper Music, Tony O'Connell concertina, Tim Edey, Troy MacGillivray, Patti Kusturok, Eric Favreau, Owen Marshall

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
Shadowfest 2019
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, October 5, 6 pm – midnight; $53.25
          Ticket Price Breakdown: $50 - directly to funding the opening of Shadow Café;
$3.25 processing fees. Non refundable.

To purchase tickets in cash or via an e-transfer, contact We Live in the Shadows, at weliveshadows@gmail.com, and we would be happy to assist.

ShadowFest is a music and art show to raise funds for an all-inclusive, non-denominational cafe/dropin centre in Ottawa. 100% of sales from this event will be used to build Shadow Café.

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!
with special guest Chris Kirby
Overflow Brewing Company, 2477 Kaladar Avenue
Saturday, October 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm; tickets $25 +service fee

2x Juno Award-winning band MonkeyJunk returns to rock the taproom once again and this time, they are bringing their east-coast soul brother Chris Kirby

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.
Dimestore Duo
Juke Joint Soul Kitchen, 3740 Carp Road, Carp ON
Saturday, October 12 @ 7 pm

The Dimestore Duo 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 :)
Harpdog Brown
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, October 18 @ 9:30 pml $20 at the door

Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late ‘40s and early ‘50s. These days he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band - a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring, piano, clarinet/sax, upright-bass and drums. Still a vintage vibe, just a different vintage! This music will move you! They perform mostly originals, yet they often include great songs of the masters from that era. Think Louis Jordan, Satchmo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, even Duke Ellington. Audiences are raving about this new show!

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!
Rob Lutes
          With Mike McKenna Jr.
NAC 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, October 24 @ 8:30 pm; tickets $20

Since the release of his first album “Gravity” in 2000, Rob Lutes has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. As skilled delivering a Piedmont blues classic as he is performing his own acclaimed original songs, Lutes' masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice bring an unmistakable intensity to his live performances.

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.
Myles Goodwyn
Neat Coffee Shop, 1715 Calabogie Road, Burnstown ON
Friday, October 25 @ 8 pm; $60

Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn’s passion and drive shaped and directed the group from its earliest beginnings. He is the only remaining original member of the group since the inception of April Wine in 1969. Goodwyn grew up poor and is the classic “small-town kid makes good” success story. As a young teen, Goodwyn honed his skills, playing in bands such as East Gate Sanctuary and Woody’s Termites. From the very beginning, Goodwyn plotted the course of the band. His unique but classic rock voice gives April Wine a distinct and immediately recognizable sound. Ranging from hard rock classics to soulful ballads, his vocal range and style can really grab a hold of you. His songwriting skills are prolific.

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!
Steve Hill
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 1 @ 9 pm

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. The truest definition of a one-man band; Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drumstick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach. An overnight sensation 20 years in the making, Steve Hill is an ambitious and raucous force to be reckoned with on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene. The one-man band style has made him the top star in the Canadian blues scene right now. (Bob Mersereau, CBC) Hill’s reputation as an exciting performer has provided him the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canadas biggest music festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and more. Steve Hill is clearly in his element as a solo artist and one-man band, inviting listeners into a world of musical madness in the form of blues and rock ‘n’ roll.
Erin Costelo
NAC 4th Stage, Azrieli Studio
Saturday, November 9 @ 8 pm; tickets $35

Pulsing with a confident and cathartic energy, Erin Costelo’s music harkens back to the golden age of songwriting. Her incredible voice and soulful stage presence have drawn comparisons to icons like Nina Simone and Carole King.

In 2018, Costelo released her fifth full-length album, “SWEET MARIE”: a 10-song collection recorded in 10 days in a timber-frame home on the ocean in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia. The album was brought to life in January amidst Canadian winter storms and pounding surf of the east coast. Self-produced, “SWEET MARIE” finds the native Nova Scotian looking at a world and a music industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her career. The triumph of “SWEET MARIE” sees her pushing back with tenacity and aplomb.

Holding a flame to the legendary songwriters that influenced her career, Costelo is unquestionably a singular artist: a maverick, unfettered by trend or fashion.
The Hellraisers & the Al Tambay Duo
Backdrop Restaurant & Bar, 160 Metcalfe Street
Saturday, November 9 @ 9 pm; no cover

The Hellraisers and The Al Tambay Duo are a blues evening you do not want to miss!
Come celebrate Raff's 40th birthday with us!
Colin Linden
Neat Coffee Shop, Burnstown ON
Thursday, November 21 @ 8 pm; $35

Born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in White Plains, New York, Colin Linden returned to Canada in 1970. He was already a guitar prodigy at 11 years old, and when most kids that age are playing sports, Colin was meeting and being mentored by one of his musical heroes, the great bluesman Howlin’ Wolf, which helped set the youngster on a course to pursue the sounds of his dreams. That encounter helped fuel a career that has featured his work on literally hundreds of albums. At last count, the total of recordings on which he has played approaches 400, while over 100 albums bear the “Produced by Colin Linden” credit.

Colin Linden is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. He’s a singer and songwriter of great skill, an in-demand and prolific record producer, a sideman to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and, for the past decade-plus, a member of the highly successful trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. His well-stocked trophy case includes eight JUNO Awards, multiple Maple Blues Awards, and a Toronto Arts Award. He has a well-deserved reputation as a slide guitar virtuoso of true originality and his riveting slide work can be heard both on albums from numerous artists as well as on his own sizeable solo catalogue.
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Party
National Arts Centre Southam Hall, 1 Elgin Street
Friday, November 29 @ 8 pm; tickets from $59.50

After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold-out audiences around the globe, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with a brand-new show featuring hits like ‘Flip, Flop & Fly’, as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career.

Downchild will be joined on stage for this very special performance by long-time friend and Hollywood Star, the one and only Mr. Dan Aykroyd, two-time Juno Award winning guitarist Tony D (MonkeyJunk), 10X Maple Blues Award winning singer Suzie Vinnick, with more special guests to be announced!

Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. In fact, two Downchild songs, ‘Shotgun Blues’ and ‘(I Got Everything I Need) Almost’ were even covered on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 multi-platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues.

The band is lead by founder, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, who also plays harmonica, tenor sax man Pat Carey, Michael Fonfara (who was a member of the early American rock supergroup Rhinoceros and Lou Reed’s band) plays keyboards, Gary Kendall on bass and drummer Mike Fitzpatrick.

With their signature jump-blues style and infectious, soulful sound, Juno Award winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none, and this special anniversary show is one not to be missed!
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 Sept 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. 
JW-Jones & Friends: Live and Local
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!

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.
Kim Pollard Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, October 5 @ 8:30 pm
Bywater Call
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, October 12 @ 8:30 pm
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, November 29 @ 8:30 pm
Jack de Keyzer
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, December 6 @ 8:30 pm
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. 
Saturday, September 21
OBS Blues Bash @ Overflow Brewing Company, 7 pm
Al Wood & the Woodsmen @ Vibration Studios, Osgoode, 8 pm
Angelina Hunter Trio @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, September 22
Clint Everson hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, September 27
Jesse Greene Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, September 28
The Back Beat @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
JW-Jones @ Queen St. Fare, 8-11:30 pm
Canterbury High School’s 50th Anniversary, Canterbury High School
Sunday, September 29
River City Junction hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
Wicked Grin @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, October 2
The Prime Rib Big Band @ Irene’s, 8 pm
Saturday, October 5
Shadowfest 2019 @ the Rainbow, 6 pm – midnight
Sunday, October 6
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
Saturday, October 12
Dimestore Duo @ the Juke Joint Soul Kitchen, 7 pm
Ball and Chain and the Wreckers @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 13
The Radicals host the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
Sunday, October 20
Crunchy Flower hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm
Friday, October 25
The Commotions @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, October 26
Texas M.A.C. @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 27
River City Junction hosts the Rainbow Open Blues Jam, 3-7 pm