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Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the “must see live bands on the festival scene today.” Both Andrew McNeill behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy "Dr. John-like, whiskey and gravel-soaked vocals." With the addition of Trombonist Suavo Jones, Cedric Taylor on B3 and Taylor Orr on lead guitar, the grooves go from fresh to funky as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit. Ghost Town Blues Band has performed all across US and Canada at over 100+ festivals and will perform more than a half-dozen international tours in Canada and Europe in 2019.
Each unique show features an endless series of classic hits spanning decades of music. Playing a blend of requests from the audience, blistering guitar and piano solos, three-part harmonies, and random impromptu comedic moments, their show has won over the crowds for which they perform time after time.
Dave has been entertaining audiences across Canada since 1976 as a solo piano player and singer, but has had the most fun this past decade playing with – or against – singer-songwriter and fellow pianist Tyler. The two claim influences from musicians like Supertramp and the Eagles, from Billy Joel to the Beatles. In the intimate setting and beautiful acoustics of Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe Studio theatre, the Dueling Pianos’ effortless skill and energy will delight newcomers and long-time fans alike!
At Irene's, we'll be representing the duo side of things with an acoustic set at the beginning of the night, then the full Express will play a longer set. Beyond that we will have some special guests in store to round out the evening as well.
It will be a very exciting night of live music no doubt, and we can't wait to see you there! Tickets are only $10 at the door and remember that your donations will go towards our expenses while in Memphis. The Ottawa Blues Society will be there as well to represent and help us out.
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Joignez-vous à Rebecca Noelle avec ses musiciens et sa section de cuivres, pour une chaleureuse soirée au bord de la rivière Gatineau. Vous-y trouverez le charme rural légendaire de l'Auberge Le Mouton Noir à Wakefield. À environ 20 minutes au nord d'Ottawa, vous vivrez une expérience intime dans ce lieu historique.
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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.
Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for 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.
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 2 TWO-NIGHT STAND shows this season – October and January - giving those who have difficulty in making the Friday night shows more chances to come out on Saturday nights!
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The Blues and anything that falls under that umbrella being his first love, but Tony D has also explored various forms of music. Flamenco became another obsession and after studying the form for two years he joined a troupe which made him write pseudo flamenco and Spanish rhythm instrumentals which he still plays today in his solo shows.
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!
Gomes’ new record “Peace, Love & Loud Guitars”, named Best Blues Album of 2018 by Blues Rock Review and SoundGuardian Magazine, is the culmination of a life spent honoring Blues traditions while never losing sight of his own identity. The Toronto born guitar slinger stands his ground as a creative artist and is eager to push the Blues back into the mainstream.
Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Anthony founded the Music Is the Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music.
Anthony Gomes has nothing left to prove while leaving all his passion on the table. Nonetheless, he continues striving to not only find the legendary “lost chord,” but the ultimate combinations of words, notes and performance. Looking for an actual 21st Century guitar hero? Here he is.
Download a FREE Compilation Album with songs throughout Anthony's career featuring his newly released single, Come Down: www.freegomesalbum.com