20 November 2017

Ottawa Blues This Week - 20 November 2017

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
NAC Presents
With Begonia
NAC Babs Asper Theatre, 1 Elgin Street
Tuesday, November 21 @ 7:30 pm

Whitehorse's brazen sonic breadth encompasses psychedelic surf, arid border rock, lo-fi ingenuity and icy ‘80s sparseness. New album, “Panther In The Dollhouse”, brings a twist to Whitehorse's studio approach with the addition of beats and bleeps from NYC hip-hop production duo Like Minds (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg). But while each new album sees the duo's sound evolve, the essence of Whitehorse's musical identity remains their dizzying guitar playing and vocal chemistry.
On “Panther In The Dollhouse”, Whitehorse delves deep into body politics and explores questions of consent, self-determination and, ultimately, freedom, largely from the perspective of women. Layers of retro psychedelic pop bubble up on ‘Nighthawks’, a song that explores the constructs of perpetrator and victim on the streets. “Panther In The Dollhouse” is packed with inventive sonic elements and neo-noir drama, full of flawed characters, foiled plans and anti-fairytales.
Rainbow’s 33rd Anniversary Party
Hosted by David Gogo
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 24

Celebrate the Rainbow’s 33rd Anniversary with David Gogo, 2017 Maple Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year!

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. He's played on stage with Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley. He has opened for George Thorogood, ZZ Top, The Tragically Hip, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, Robert Cray, and Jimmy Vaughan among many others. Gogo can swap road stories for as long as you can listen!
NAC Presents
Cecile Doo-Kingue Trio
National Arts Centre 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, November 25 @ 8:30 pm; $25

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, has 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, and three more this year -  Guitarist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Ria Reece Band
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Sunday, November 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. 
The Steve Berndt Quartet
La Nouvelle Scene, 333 King Edward Ave
Friday, November 24 @ 7:30 pm; $25

Join jazz vocalist/trombonist Steve Berndt for a review of compositions to be recorded on his upcoming solo jazz album accompanied by three of Ottawa's best jazz musicians: Ken Kanwisher on bass, David Pontello on drums and guitarist Alex Moxon.

Featuring original songs from his two-album set with Brian Browne, and his band The Jivewires, this concert includes brand new songs written for the new album and some pop songs performed with a jazz treatment. Also, Steve will perform “Blue Skies On Mars”, a song he wrote for a movie of the same title in which he appears in cameo as a fictional member of the Rat Pack and also as a disaffected clerk.

Steve's two bookend jazz vocal/piano albums have been on rotation on CBC's “Tonic” since release, “Déjà Vu” having been chosen as one of the Top 10 2012 jazz albums by The Ottawa Citizen's Peter Hum and “All Over Again” having been enthusiastically reviewed by Scott Yanow in the May 2016 Los Angeles Jazz Scene."
The Back Beat
Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street
Saturday, November 25 @ 9:45 pm

From Tom Rowe, Bassist and Bandleader:
The band has had a great run over the fall time frame with many new songs and some wonderful new vocal harmonies taking shape.  We hope you can join us for this gig.  
Blues On The Rideau presents
Tas Cru & Wicked Grin
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Friday, November 24; 7-11 pm; dinner & show $65 plus HST
         Proceeds to the Dick Ready Christmas Tree Lights Fund 

Tas Cru www.tascru.com the Award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist from upstate NY is coming to play Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario for the first time on Friday, November 24 and he’s being joined by two members of Ottawa’s great Blues Rock band Wicked Grin for this show www.wickedgrin.ca  What a dynamite combo!

Tas’ career began after he left the U.S. Navy and teamed up with a former shipmate from Arkansas who taught him how to play “real deal” Country Blues. He then got introduced to the great Sun Records sound and later added elements of Blues Rock to his unique sound. He started performing and recording and now has 7 albums to his credit including his latest “Simmered & Stewed”.

“Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent” are all words that have been used to describe Tas’ music. He also goes into schools, hospitals and community centres on a regular basis to give Blues Education Workshops. In 2014 he received the prestigious “Keeping The Blues Alive” Award from the Blues Foundation for his work. Tas is coming to us fresh from a major Blues Benefit Concert for the victims of Hurricane Maria held in New York City on November 21 where he will be sharing stage with artists like Alexis P. Suter, Vanessa Collier and Slam Allen.

Tas is bringing his drummer and harmonica player from his band The Tortured Souls with him and will be joined by Maple Blues Award winners Murray Kinsley on guitar & vocals & Leigh-Anne Stanton on bass – the two founding members of the great Ottawa Blues Rock band Wicked Grin. Wicked Grin won the Maple Blues Award for Best New Group in 2014 and have been on a tear since. Leigh-Anne won the MBA for Bass Player Of The Year in 2015. They have recently returned from major tours through the U.S. and Europe.

Tas Cru YouTube
“Half The Time” from the album “You Keep The Money”

Wicked Grin YouTube
“Outta Time Train” from the album “Shame On Me”
Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in co-operation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com 
Sponsored by Perth Brewerywww.perthbrewery.ca, Jacob’s Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.com, DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com, LAKE 88 Perth www.lake88.ca and the Ottawa Blues Societywww.ottawabluessociety.com
Coffee House Blues
Hosted by Loyal Blues Fellowship
The Engineers Hall, 43 Pine Street, Belleville ON
Friday, November 24, 7-10:30 pm

The Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc invites you to their Coffee House Blues (last Friday of each month). This is an open stage format. Everyone is invited to enjoy performances by various attendees/local musicians, poets, and performers.

A great chance to rehearse new material, gain stage experience, and opportunities to sit in with other performers. You also get to meet new people, and enjoy the music! A small PA is available, bring small amps for guitars, and other amplified instruments.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. For more information go to www.loyalblues.ca
Cats Be Cookin’ @ the Kaffe
Hosted by the Hillbilly Hepcats
Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Saturday, November 25 @ 9 pm

Come on out for some swing/ jive/rockabilly and shenanigans.
Dance Dance Dance
Saturday, November 25
The Back Beat @ the Carleton Tavern, 9:45 pm
Power Goats @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, November 26
River City Junction host the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Grey Cup Party with River City Junction @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
(almost) EVERY WEEK
Red Maple Blues Blues Dances

It is with great sadness that Red Maple Blues must announce that we must cancel our 'Four Years at Fleur' party that we had scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday, November 1 and all other dances at this venue. The Tea House has been sold and, unfortunately, the new owner is not interested in continuing our 'odd Wednesday' dances. We regret to announce this as we had really been looking forward our community celebration as we know you were.

RMB definitely plans to continue hosting dances and events and will be in touch to inform you about the new details. We're currently looking for a new home. Know of a venue, that you feel would be a good fit and may be receptive? Contact us via FB message or at ottawaredmapleblues@gmail.com

In the meantime, we'd like to remind you that we're hosting the late night at the OSDS Anniversary dance and would like to see you there!
Stay tuned and thanks so much for your understanding.
The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
Dr Dave Blues & Jazz
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesdays, 4-7 pm; no cover
John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 8 pm
Irene’s Blues AllStars 
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Thursdays, 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: 
            November 23 – Murray Kinsley & Leigh-Anne Stanton
            November 30 – Bill, Tonia, Tim & Paul
            December 7 – Peter Newsom
            December 14 – Terry Gillespie
            December 21 – Edward Hart
            December 28 – Steve Marriner
Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
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.
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).
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
Virée Blues Moosehead
Le Petit Chicago, 50 promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
Every other Wednesday @ 8 pm; $20
(Ottawa Blues Society members $15 with card)
     November 29 – Bill Durst
     December 13 – Angel Forrest & Ricky Paquette
Monthly Jazz Night
Slackoni’s Parkside Bistro
Best Western Hotel, 82 Peter Street, Perth ON
Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 6-9 pm

With Peter Brown’s piano trio.
Come on out - the food is excellent and the music will be pretty darn good (Peter promises!)
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.

2017-18 lineup:
November 24 – Tas Cru & Wicked Grin
January 19 & 20 – Jack de Keyzer
February 16 – Harpdog Brown with Sugar Brown
March 16 – Sean Pinchin Band
April 20 – Boogie Patrol
May 11 & 12 – David Rotundo 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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The 25th edition of Virée Blues Moosehead presents
Bill Durst
Bar Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
Wednesday, November 29 @ 8 pm; $20
(OBS members $15 with membership card)

Bill Durst is a Canadian Blues-Rock-Roots guitarist, singer, songwriter, entertainer who has written and recorded over 125 songs on 12 albums with 7 national radio chart hits. Bill’s entrance on the national/international stage was with his classic rock band Thundermug formed from London R&B groups in 1969. By the summer of 1972 the band had a number one hit and a fan following in Eastern Canada. The band went on to record a total of 5 albums, (3 albums in the early/mid 1970s and two CDs in the mid 1990s) releasing records in the US and Europe. Bill put out his first two solo releases in the mid ‘80s but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that Durst got some real career momentum. In 2004 he proclaimed his intention to start up a “little, fuzzy, psychedelic blues band” and since then Bill and his co-writer Joe DeAngelis have produced 5 full length CDs: “The Wharncliffe Sessions” (’05), “The Great Willy Mammoth” (’09), “Live” (‘12), “Hard And Heavy” (’13) and “Good Good Lovin” (15).
The Commotions
CD Release Party – “Volume II”
Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank Street
Friday, December 1; $10 at the door

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.

This new CD is packed with amazing talent. Fronting the band is both Rebecca Noelle (La Voix, The Peptides, David Gogo, and The Rumours) and Jeff Rogers (The Cooper Brothers and Silver Creek) on vocals. Both musicians have very successful careers on their own but have decided to bring their talents to the project.

With a sonically monumental performance and an energizing visual display, The Commotions command every room they play, drawing in audiences with their sizzling brass section, thumping backbeat, and sensitive ballads.

Come and join us for our CD release party at Ottawa's Babylon Nightclub on December 1.
A Christmas Cookout with
The Prime Rib Big Band
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
Saturday, December 9 @ 7 pm; tickets $25-$50

The 1st Annual Christmas Cookout with The Prime Rib Big Band will be the highlight of the Christmas season. The Prime Rib Big Band will perform two sets of music in the Theatre ranging from hard swinging originals all the way to re-harmonized Christmas classics. A Texas style BBQ catering company is coming in to provide food for the evening.
The menu:
Smoked beef brisket on an artisan roll
Chicken wings smoked on the BBQ
Potato wedges
Hand made coleslaw
& all the fixings to go with it

The caterers will be smoking, BBQing and prepping all the food on site. Drinks will be $5 all night. What’s not to love about this concert?
Bill Durst
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, December 9

Bill Durst is a Canadian Blues-Rock-Roots guitarist, singer, songwriter, entertainer who has written and recorded over 125 songs on 12 albums with 7 national radio chart hits. Bill’s entrance on the national/international stage was with his classic rock band Thundermug formed from London R&B groups in 1969. By the summer of 1972 the band had a number one hit and a fan following in Eastern Canada. The band went on to record a total of 5 albums, (3 albums in the early/mid 1970s and two CDs in the mid 1990s) releasing records in the US and Europe. Bill put out his first two solo releases in the mid ‘80s but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that Durst got some real career momentum. In 2004 he proclaimed his intention to start up a “little, fuzzy, psychedelic blues band” and since then Bill and his co-writer Joe DeAngelis have produced 5 full length CDs: “The Wharncliffe Sessions” (’05), “The Great Willy Mammoth” (’09), “Live” (‘12), “Hard And Heavy” (’13) and “Good Good Lovin” (15).
Ray Montford
Neat Coffee Shoppe, Burnstown ON
Saturday, December 9

The Ray Montford Trio will perform live in concert at Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown. Coupled with stunning musicianship and Ray’s powerful and haunting compositions, you will hear echoes of Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler and Micheal Hedges in Ray’s guitar work. This will be an evening you won’t want to miss! On this night, Ray’s band will feature drummer Alden Roberge and bassist Ken Kanwisher.
Syndicated Blues
Pub Windsor, 556 ave de Buckingham, Gatineau QC
Thursday, December 14, 6:30-10 pm; $10 cover

Happy Hour Blues! Levée fond pour les paniers du Club Lions
Marc Charbonneau / Ken MacMillan / Mike Berndt / Ron Holdich / Carl Bastien
Purse Power – Live Music Showcase & Charity Event
LIVE on Elgin, 220 Elgin Street
Thursday, December 14; 8 pm – 11 pm; FREE

Maiden Canada and LIVE on Elgin proudly presents PURSE POWER!
A live music showcase and charity event featuring three of Ottawa's exciting female-led bands preforming original music!

Your MCs for the evening: LeeAnn Margaret and Terry Steeves, two of Maiden Canada's founding members and women in music, will be your hosts, presenting the following live bands:

8pm: Leslie Rohonczy Band
9pm: Mystara
10pm: O Neptune

Got an extra purse or two hanging around your house? Fill it with anything a woman might need: gloves, socks, kleenex, feminine hygiene products, chapstick, etc. and bring it to the PURSE POWER event as a contribution! All purses will be distributed to the following local women's shelters just in time for the Holiday Season!

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa - Young Women's Shelter:
St. Joe's Women's Centre:
Interval House Ottawa:
Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton:
Chrysalis House:
Cornerstone Housing for Women:
Harmony House (2nd stage women's shelter):

All are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE, and if you contribute a purse, it will be gratefully accepted! Come and discover some amazing members of Ottawa's Live-Music Scene, while contributing to a worthy cause! We hope to see you there!
JW-Jones “High Temperature” Tour
La Basoche, 120 Rue Principale, Gatineau QC
Friday, December 15; $34.50

Natif d’Ottawa, JW-Jones s’est d’abord intéressé à la batterie et au rock avant de choisir la guitare et le blues… tout cela grâce à B. B. King qu’il a vu en spectacle. En quelques années, il adopte les styles de musiciens légendaires comme Albert King, T-Bone Walker et Jimmie Vaughan notamment. JW-Jones compte huit albums à son répertoire et s’est produit dans 19 pays sur quatre continents. Au programme: son nouvel album, “High Temperature”.
Music by the Bay Live presents
Shakura S’Aida
Avalon Lounge Port Whitby Marina; 301 Watson Street West, Whitby ON
Saturday, January 20 @ 8 pm; $45 advance

LOOK OUT WHITBY ... Shakura is coming!

You may have spotted Brooklyn-born, Swiss-raised and Canadian-based Shakura S’Aida-pronounce her name “Shack-ooo-ra Sigh-ee-da”— performing at Festivals in Dubai, Europe, Australia, Rwanda or Russia, on the Legendary Blues Cruise; with her new symphony orchestra concert, “Blues in G Minor: 4 Women”, featuring the blues music of Etta James, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, in her 4 woman tribute to Nina Simone, “The Nina Project” or acting in TV shows such as Lost Girl, Schitt’s Creek or Flashpoint. From her beginnings as the world music band Kaleefah’s lead singer, this versatile vocalist and consummate entertainer has blown audiences away with her scorching vocal style, uncanny ability to deliver powerful original songs and to get deep into the guts of the most venerable standard. 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.

Shakura S’Aida has consistently been thrilling audiences with her powerful pipes for years, most recently as a guest host on CBC Radio 2’s Weekend Morning. 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.

This will be a formidable performance and tickets for this show would make a perfect Christmas Gift! Give the gift of live music this holiday season! Advance Tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com
Big Phat Horn Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, November 25 @ 9 pm; $15
@ the RCHA Club and @ the door (if not sold out)

If you haven’t seen this band – they are a must see – a do not miss show!
Kim Pollard Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, December1 @ 9 pm; $10 advance
  @ the RCHA Club
or reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca  
or call 613 384-8168

The outstanding Kim Pollard Band is performing for the first time at the RCHA club. Twice voted to appear at the Memphis Blues Challenge this highly acclaimed singer/songwriter brings her soulful voice and repertoire from 2 CDs back to Kingston. The band: Alec Barken (bass), Paul David (drums), Paul Stacey (alto sax), Greg Law (guitar), Ian Kojima (original member of The Stampeders tenor sax/ acoustic guitar) are one smoking hot band.
At just $10 tickets are selling very fast for this very popular band - so don’t wait or you might be disappointed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkl6z7JkZBc – an original – what a voice!
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, December 8 @ 9 pm; $20 advance
  @ the RCHA Club
or reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca 
or call 613 384-8168

Soulstack delivers a visceral experience; one of seasoned musicians playing the music of their roots with authentic realism. It’s the sound of Staples Singers-inspired southern harmony, tremolo-drenched baritone guitar, with a late-sixties New Orleans-style rhythm section and the gurgle of a Hammond organ driving it along with the unmistakable and distinctive voice of Jon Knight.

It is an experience to experience Soulstack.
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 8th 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. 
Friday, December 1
The Commotions CD Release @ Babylon, 7:30 pm
The Back Beat @ Buster’s Bar & Grill, 9:30 pm
Sunday, December 3
Clint Everson Band hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Sunday, December 10
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Wicked Grin @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Thursday, December 14
Purse Power @ LIVE on Elgin, 8 pm
Friday, December 15
JW-Jones @ La Basoche, 7 pm
Saturday, December 16
MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QC, 8:30 pm
Destiny @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, December 17
Wicked Grin hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QC, 4:20 pm
Saturday, December 30
John Carroll @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, December 31
New Year’s Party with the Hilotrons @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm