Thursday, December 13 @ 8 pm
Featuring Amanda Rheaume, Jeff Rogers, Rebecca Noelle, and Matthew Chaffey.
Kick off the holiday season with a high-energy live experience! One of the top blues artists in the country, the multi-award winning JW Jones is a Billboard Top 10 Blues artist, having released nine albums and performed in twenty-three countries across four continents.
The featured Ottawa artists joining JW on stage are handpicked by the man himself. JW Jones and his band will back these amazing local performers and will play crowd favourites from their own repertoire.
Get ready for a winter treat that’ll have you partying into the holiday season!
Stage right, you will find guitarist and vocalist Emily Burgess with her treasured Gibson 339 guitar, singing her catchy original songs with a unique, warm and smooth vocal style. If her vocals put you at ease, don’t sit back and relax too quickly – she is about to rip into a blazing guitar solo, paying homage to her heroes Chuck Berry, Freddie King, and SRV in every lick.
Stage left, bassist Rico Browne is busy laying down the lowest notes in the band, while simultaneously singing the highest harmonies. He is producing a great deal of sound in this band, and he looks like he’s having the time of his life doing it.
Finally, completing the V formation and anchoring the band is Marcus Browne on drums and vocals. You might see his band mates laughing during the show – looking back in awe of his never-ending creativity, technical prowess, and huge personality. Simply put, he is one fine musician.
This cohesive three-piece band sounds like it has more members hiding behind the curtains. With soaring three-part harmony, expert attention to detail on their instruments, and original tunes that you will be singing all the way home, The Emburys are worth a close-up look.
Grab your friends, grab an instrument and join us, won’t you?
If you want to see The Mud Boys for the 1st or the last time, the Atomic Rooster will be the place Sunday, December 16, 6-9 pm. Also I'm asking if any past band mates can make it out, your first favorite beverage and a couple of songs are on me.
Cheers all - Looking forward to the future!
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"We started as a straight blues band," vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. "We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We're an American music band and we're much higher energy than we were before."
In addition to Wilson, the current Thunderbirds line-up features Jay Moeller on drums, Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitar, and Randy Bermudes on bass.
This year it’s a dual celebration whereas it's the President's Birthday!
Come celebrate with Trevor, Debra, Joe and Bill from the society as we welcome our good friends and most excellent musicians:
Wicked Grin: Leigh-Anne Stanton, Murray Kinsley, Rod Williams
River City Junction: Caroline Addison, Jason Fryer, Tommy Joanisse
Bonecat: Bill St.Amand, Larry Deszcz
Joe Gaspar Band: Jamie Young, Steve Dupont
The Devillaires: Eric Lackey
The Northern Steam: Lyle Odjick
Influenced by musicians Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Fred McDowell, John Prine and Lyle Lovett, John’s mixture of country blues, folk, roots and rock ‘n’ roll provide an intricate landscape for his mindfully-crafted lyrics. “Where many musicians are players and many are story-tellers, John Carroll combines the two into understated and yet passionate art” (Amanda Putz, CBC Radio)."
Special opening set by Sal Valley.
Don't Forget Your Dancing Boots, it's gonna be a BLAST!
New single "Whiskey Flask" by KINGS coming up in 2019 ~ Bless!
Friday, January 11, 9 pm – midnight
“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.
Check him out!
Her Alligator Records debut, “Tough As Love”, explodes with Beaver’s volcanic singing, deeply soulful delivery and powerful chops on seven original songs and a handful of vintage roots gems. A refreshing slap across the face of roots music.
Wicked Grin IBC Fundraiser @ Irene’s Pub