12 June 2018

Ottawa Blues This Week - 12 June 2018 (a day late!)


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It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
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SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK
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John Primer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, June 15; 9 pm - midnight

John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echoes of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa's, Checkerboard and Rosa's Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend.

John has played with such blues originators as: Sammy Lawhorn, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Smokey Smothers, Lonnie Brooks, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters and Magic Slim before venturing out on his own in 1995. Since that time, he’s released or been recorded on over a dozen albums and toured extensively all over the world. A master storyteller and songwriter, his catalog of songs is endless. Some of the awards attached to him include: 2 Grammy nominations and 2 Living Legend honors as well as a Blues Music Award for Best Traditional Blues Artist from the National Blues Foundation and many more.

The depth of history and tradition that runs in John's blood from decades of master blues classes he took from all the Blues Godfathers builds his music catalog and unique style. John Primer is still at the top of his game. With his strong traditionalist blues phrasing, seasoned rhythm and blues vocals and lightning-fast slide guitar techniques, few artists can match him and none have his vast, real deal, blues history. There are very few fans, critics or musicians who will deny the fact that John Primer is the real deal.
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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The Back Beat
Buster’s Bar & Grill, Lincoln Fields Mall
Friday, June 15 @ 9:30 pm; no cover

Quick reminder - The Back Beat are at it again this Friday, June 15, playing Buster's Bar and Grill in the Lincoln Fields Mall. We start at 9:30 pm.  Buster's is one of our fave venues - it's a nice big room with good sound, their menu offers lots of variety, there is plenty of free parking and no cover charge.
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Texas Mac (Music Appreciation Club)
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, June 16 @ 9:30 pm

The Texas Music Appreciation Club was formed by brothers Curtis and Matthew Chaffey to celebrate any and all styles of music from the great state of Texas.

Happy to announce that the Texas Music Appreciation Club will be back at Irene's Pub Saturday, June 16 with a killer cast of players. Club members for this show include Matthew ChaffeyCurtis ChaffeyMichael Ball and Peter Von Althen with more special guests to be added. Stay tuned ....
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LOCALS THIS WEEK
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Thursday, June 14
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks @ Tooth and Nail Brewery, 7:30 pm
Friday, June 15
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks @ Barley Mow Kanata, 8:30 pm
The Back Beat @ Buster's Bar and Grill, 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 16
Lyle Odjick & the Northern Steam @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks @ Juke Joint (Carp), 7 pm
Lucas Haneman Express @ Brookstreet Hotel Options Bar, 8 pm - midnight
Texas Mac with Matt & Curtis Chaffey & friends @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
John Carroll @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, June 17
Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS
(almost) EVERY WEEK
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Robert Farrell
Daniel O’Connell’s, 1211 Wellington Street
Mondays, 8:30–10 pm
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The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
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Dr Dave Blues & Jazz
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesdays, 4-7 pm; no cover
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John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 8 pm
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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: 
            June 14 – Robert Farrell
            June 21 – Elyssa Mahoney
            June 28 – John Yemensky
            July 5 – Eric Walker
            July 12 – Terry Gillespie
            July 19 – Roxanne Potvin
            July 26 – Vince Halfhide    
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Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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).
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Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
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Sunday Sessions, 9:30 pm, no cover
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
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VIRÉE BLUES MOOSEHEAD
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Virée Blues Moosehead
Le Petit Chicago, 50 promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS MONTHLY
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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 season is complete.
Stay tuned for 2018-19 lineup!

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

Please visit and LIKE us on Facebook and Twitter
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions    
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SPRING & SUMMER FESTIVALS
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Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival
Barrie ON
June 7-18
Featuring Mark ‘Bird’ Stafford & Conor Gains, Tim Bastmeyer, Jack de Keyzer, Chuck Jackson & the All Stars, Carlos del Junco & Rick Fines and more.

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Downtown Ottawa ON
June 21 – July 1
With the Commotions, Boz Skaggs … no blues headliners as in 2016, 2017.

Stratford Blues & Ribfest
Veterans Drive Bandshell, Stratford ON
June 22-24
With MonkeyJunk, Mike Elliott & the Audio Kings, Sean Pinchin and more.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Several venues, Toronto ON
June 22 – July 1
Blues Revue featuring Bettye LaVette @ Koerner Hall, June 25

Summertime Blues
Kelso Beach Park, Owen Sound ON
June 29-30
With George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Pat Travers, Mark Mays and more.

Montreal International Jazz Festival
Montreal QC
June 28 – July 7
Featuring Ana Popovic, Beth Hart, Davina & the Vagabonds, Jordan Officer, Ry Cooder and more.

Royal Bank Bluesfest
Lebreton Flats, Ottawa ON
July 5-15
Featuring R.L. Boyce, Andrew Jr. Boy Jones, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, the Angelina Hunter Trio, Beth Hart, the Lucas Haneman Express, Angelique Francis Band, Vanessa Collier, Brandon Santini, JW-Jones, the Texas Horns, Colin James, Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks, Lyle Odjick & the Northern Steam, Mr. Sipp, River City Junction, Steve Hill, John Németh, T.J. Wheeler String Band … July 6-8 the All-Star Blues Revue with MonkeyJunk, Anthony Geraci and special guests and July 12-15 the All-Star Blues Revue with the Split, Red Young and special guests.

Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Marina Park, Thunder Bay ON
July 6-8
With the Spencer MacKenzie Band, Blackburn and more.

Tremblant International Blues Festival
Mont Tremblant QC
July 6-15
Featuring Angel Forrest, Beth Hart, Blackburn, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, David Gogo, Dawn Tyler Watson, Eric Bibb, Harpdog Brown & the Travellin’ Blues Show, Guy Belanger, Michael Jerome Brown, Wicked Grin, MonkeyJunk, Mr. Sipp, Rob Lutes & Rob MacDonald and more.

Stewart Park Festival
Stewart Park, Perth ON
July 13-15
Featuring The Commotions, Digging Roots, The Lynnes and more.

Lighthouse Blues Festival
Kincardine ON
July 13-15
With Andrew Parkhouse Band, Jonathan Knight & Soulstack, Sons of Rhythm, Joanna Connor, John Németh, Ghost Town Blues Band, Brent Tingley, Trevor MacKenzie Blues Band, Gracie Curran, Tas Cru, Danielle Nicole, Victor Wainwright & Train, Rick Fines, Tim Woodcock, Wicked Grin, James Boraski, Justin Saladino, Alfie Smith, Sinners Choir and more.

Beer, Bourbon, BBQ & Blues Festival
NAV Centre, Cornwall ON
July 12, noon-7 pm
Featuring Jerome Tucker Band, Gary Cain Band, JW-Jones.

Kemptville LIVE Music Festival
Featuring Downchild, Dawn Tyler Watson, Emily Burgess, The Commotions, JW-Jones, Wicked Grin, Firebelly and more.
July 18-22

Porquis Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival
Porquis ON
July 20-22
With Jack de Keyzer, Barrelhouse Blues Band, Pappy Johns Band, Ria Reece Band and more.

TD Kitchener Blues Festival
Kitchener ON
August 9-12
Featuring Gary Cain Band, Walter Trout, Soulstack, Ghost Town Blues Band, Ruthie Foster, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Roomful of Blues, Cecile Doo-Kingué, Ben Racine Band and more.

Calabogie Blues & Ribfest
Calabogie Peaks Resort, Calabogie ON
August 17-19
With the Angelina Hunter Trio, Soulstack, Joe Louis Walker, Blackburn, Raoul and the Big Time, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Murray Porter, Paul Reddick and more.

Markham Jazz Festival
Main Street, Unionville ON
August 17-19
Featuring Shakura S’Aida, David Clayton-Thomas, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, MonkeyJunk with Paul Reddick and more.

Limestone City Blues Festival
Confederation Park & Downtown Kingston, Kingston ON
August 23-26
With Victor Wainwright & the Train, Earle & Coffin, Soulstack, Ghost Town Blues Band, Wicked Grin, Harpdog Brown and more.

London Blues Festival
Harris Park, London ON
August 23-26
Featuring the Sheep Dogs, Savoy Brown, Anthony Gomes, Colin James, Bill Durst, Cheryl Lescom, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and more.
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SPECIAL EVENTS COMING SOON
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Sugar Beats ‘N Keys
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, June 22; $10 at the door

Save the date. We are starting the summer season off right and its gonna be a funky, soulful and rockin' night featuring some of the cities finest. Original music by Rebecca Noelle, Jeff Rogers, Anders Dreup and The Commotions.
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The Fluffy Little Cowboys
The Juke Joint Soul Kitchen, Carp ON
Friday, June 22 @ 8 pm

The women in Fluffy Little Cowboys are no angels; what they are is a fiery, focused trio with an eclectic sound that’s incredibly compelling but almost impossible to categorize.

Some call it alternative East Coast, but you’ll also hear tinges of country, roots, trad, and blues … then there’s the rhythmic spoken word and punk rock piss-and-vinegar. Trying to identify every influence is like trying to pick out every poke of a full-sleeve tattoo.

The Fluffy’s recent album, “No Angel”, was produced by PEI wunderkind Nathan Wiley and features Doobie Brothers drummer Ed Toth, the lyrical content is weighty, tackling combustible subjects head-on, hitting like a musical Molotov cocktail; however, at their core is a message of empowerment & inclusion.
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Three Times Lucky
Grace O’Malley’s East Coast Pub & Restaurant, 1151 Ogilvie Road
Saturday, June 23 @ 8 pm

Three Times Lucky will be playing back beat rhythm and blues, live at Grace O'Malley's East Coast Pub & Restaurant on Saturday, June 23. NO COVER CHARGE! Good friends, delicious food n' drink, and live music with Three Times Lucky breaking down the Blues! We hope to see you there... don't forget your dancin' boots! :)
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Ry Cooder & His Band
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Wednesday, June 27 @ 8 pm; tickets $91.50-$106.50

Ry Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar-work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.

Cooder's solo work draws upon many genres. Few musical artists of the past half century have introduced us to so many great songs; from so many rich musical traditions as has Ry Cooder. Whether they are choice nuggets from the early American blues catalogue, or gems from the birthing years of Rock & Roll or Rhythm & Blues; or Tex-Mex classics, African Blues or pre-Castro Cuban Music (Buena Vista Social Club), Ry Cooder has provided us with the most heartfelt and virtuosic of performances.

While many got to see Ry Cooder perform in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, it has been a rare occurrence to see him since. His 1981 shows at U of T’s Convocation Hall were voted “the best concerts of the year” by all three Toronto newspapers, the Star, the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Sun. This is the only time all three papers would agree on their choice.

Cooder performed at Centrepointe Theatres in 2016 with Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, with two sold-out shows but this will be the first time he brings us an evening of essential Ry Cooder music to Ottawa. On June 27th, Ry Cooder and his Band play Centrepointe Theatres to celebrate much of his greatest musical work plus songs from his much-anticipated new recording “The Prodigal Son”, to be released in early May of this year. 
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Paul Reddick & the Sidemen
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, June 29

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Reddick began playing the harmonica at the age of twelve. In 1990, he formed The Sidemen, a blues band based out of Toronto, which toured and recorded until the early 2000s. The Sidemen's album Rattlebag (2001) was nominated for a JUNO, as well as a W.C. Handy Award. In 2002, The Sidemen also won three Maple Blues Awards, including Album of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. Reddick was also the 2008 Maple Blues Award winner as Songwriter of the Year. Reddick was also nominated as Harmonica Player of The Year, losing to Steve Marriner.
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Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, July 6 @ 9 pm; $15 at the door

Canada’s Classic Bluesman, Harpdog Brown is on the road again and this time he's bringing a whole new show never-before seen in Ottawa.

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 slide trombone, keyboards, bass and drums and often a sax and clarinet. 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!

Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun!
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Little Dog
With Hornswater
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray Street
Saturday, July 6; 9 pm - midnight

Ah, Fatboys. One of the best stages in Ottawa and we love playing there. :) Great food, outstanding service, fantastic beverage selection, and a night of rockin' blues; how can you go wrong?
So save the date and join us and our good friends HORNSWATER in Ottawa's Byward Market for the little blues band with the great big bark!
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Three Times Lucky
Bancroft Wheels, Water & Wings Festival, Bancroft ON
Saturday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm

Hey Folks, looking for another reason to road trip this summer? Three Times Lucky will be playing live on stage at this years Bancroft's Wheels, Water & Wings Festival, a 3-day event held in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada... not far from Algonquin Park. There will be a midway all weekend. The Festival opens at 6 pm on Friday July 6, with a CLASSIC CAR show and free concert. Saturday includes Paddle the York River challenges, a soap box derby, an open mic afternoon and a RAT ROD/HOT ROD show and shine in the evening, and a free concert with Three Times Lucky. On Sunday there is the 56th annual fly-in breakfast at the community airport, more paddles races and at noon, the MOTORCYCLE show and shine and a free concert. There is no fee to register for the car/bike shows. It's a weekend of fabulous, family fun in the heart of Ontario cottage country and you're invited!
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Buck Tingley
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, July 11 @ 8 pm; $10

Buck says, “If you like guitar shredding and effects boards ... you're not going to like anything I do.”
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Gary Cain Band
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Monday, July 16 @ 10 pm

With one foot planted firmly in the Blues, and the other foot planted in seemingly everything else, The Gary Cain Band bring a fresh and unique musical style defined by their debut release, “Twangadelic Bluesophunk”. The band were Semi-Finalists in The Blues Foundation’s 2018 International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis.
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Red Young & his Hot Horns
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, July 18 @ 8 pm; $10

World Class Musician, Performer, Writer, Arranger … Red Young will be in Ottawa to provide ‘festival keys’ for the latter part of Bluesfest.
If you want the big band sound, then Red Young & His Hot Horns is it. Red on vocals, piano & organ, with drums, bass and horns doing Ray Charles, Jimmy Witherspoon, Percy Mayfield, Count Basie, Charles Mingus and original material by Red Young.
A consummate musician and visionary, Red has no musical boundaries. It’s always an enlightening and entertaining experience whenever you see a Red Young performance.
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Conor Gains Band
And The Geoff Hudson Band
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, July 20 @ 9 pm

On his first solo full-length album, “Compass”, singer/songwriter Conor Gains proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all genres. Gains' label debut marks the follow-up to the self-released sophomore album "Run Away With The Night", which sparked interest in the young artist's music. In 2016 Gains' album closing song "Leave It On The Line" won the Cobalt Prize at the Maple Blues Awards. This national prize is designed to highlight innovation and creativity in songwriting. This is the impression one gets while listening to the Conor Gains Band. The deep respect of roots, jazz and blues music paired with the soulful, adventurous exploration of contemporary music gives Gains' songs an air of familiarity while listening to something completely unique and transcendental.
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Music By The Bay Live presents
Matt Andersen
78 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Thursday, August 16 @ 8 pm

Music by the Bay Live is pleased to announce the highly anticipated return of Matt Andersen!
With over 5 million views on YouTube, independent sales over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. Andersen has won the 2013 Euro Blues Award for Best Solo /Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of “Weightless” in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and a Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.
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COMING TO LA BASOCHE IN 2018
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120 Principale Street, Gatineau QC


Jack de Keyzer
Friday, October 26

Dawn Tyler Watson
Friday, November 30
Saturday, December 1
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KINGSTON & AREA SPECIAL EVENTS
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Soulstack
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Friday, June 15 @ 9 pm; $20 in advance         
Purchase by Calling: RCHA Club 613-542-8152 (after 3PM) or drop by the club to purchase.
Or reserve by email – bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca

Soulstack returns for what should be another sold out show … Last chance to catch this band (up close and personal) before they perform on the main stage at this year’s Limestone Blues Festival.
Multiple Maple Blues nominees and award winners including best Electric Act.
Jonathan Knight on lead and vocals; Tom Bona (special guest drummer for this show); Darryl "Harpo" Peterson on bass; Mark Wessenger on keyboards; Chris Latta on a variety of baritone guitars and other instruments.
This band is smoking hot and incredibly tight. Whether singing inspirational Gospel, soaring soul or hard driving blues, this band will have you dancing and singing all night long.
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Laura Rain and The Caesars
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, June 29 @ 9 pm; $20 advance
Purchase by Calling: RCHA Club 613-542-8152 (after 3PM)
or drop by the club to purchase.
Or reserve by email – bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca

Returning from Detroit - sure to sell out after last year’s incredible show – reserve your tickets ASAP
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Big Phat Horn Band
Featuring Kingston Divas
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, June 30; tickets $15 at 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!
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Big Rude Jake
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, July 27 @ 9 pm; $10 advance 
or drop by the club to purchase.
Or reserve by email – bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca

(1st time performing for KBS)
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Bedlam Blues Band
Reunion Show 
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, July 21; tickets $10 advance
          Purchase by Calling: RCHA Club 613-542-8152 (after 3PM)
or drop by the club to purchase.
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KINGSTON & AREA
REGULAR EVENTS
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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.
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For more info, please contact Kingston Blues Society
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BLUES ON THE RADIO
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DAWGFM.com Blues 24/7 on the internet
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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.
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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.
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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/
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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. 
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LOCALS LOOK AHEAD
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Friday, June 22
Beats and Keys with Rebecca Noelle & Anders Drerup @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 23
Firebelly @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Sunday, June 24
Lucas Haneman solo @ the Brookstreet Hotel Perspectives Restaurant Sunday brunch, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Rod Williams Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, June 27
Joe McDonald Duo @ Options Lounge, 7 pm 
Thursday, June 28
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks @ Tooth and Nail Brewing Company, 7:30 pm
Clint Everson Solo @ the Backdrop Restaurant, 8 pm
Friday, June 29
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks @ Barley Mow, Kanata, 8:30 pm
Lucas Haneman Express @ Greenfield’s Gastro Pub, 9 pm – midnight
River City Junction @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 30
Fenton Brothers @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks @ Kerry's Place (Pembroke), 8 pm
Friday, July 6
Little Dog with Hornswater @ Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 9 pm
Sunday, July 8
Crunchy Flower hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Friday, July 13
Destiny @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 15
Gravelfoot hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Sunday, July 22
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Blues & Company @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Saturday, July 28
Blues & Company @ the Rainbow Bistro
Sunday, July 29
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm 
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