28 April 2009

Ottawa Blues This Week - 27 April 2009




Canada’s Walk of Fame is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization and their mission is to engage Canadians in celebrating those who have excelled in music, sport, film, television, as well as the literary, visual, performing arts, science and innovation. Some of our blues friends are working to have two Canadian blues ‘institutions’ inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

From Todd Littlefield:

With the legendary Downchild Blues Band’s 40th Anniversary in 2009, we are trying to get the band inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto to commemorate this special celebration and show them the recognition the band richly deserves. The more support we can get the band, the more likely they will be inducted, so I’d be grateful if you could each show your support by filling in the application at the link below by April 30, 2009.

And from Layla Zoe (http://www.layla.ca):

Please consider registering your vote to nominate Jeff Healey into Canada's Walk of Fame at the link below by April 30, 2009.


Thank you in advance for your help and support!




The Toronto Blues Society invites Canadian blues acts who have not made a nationally distributed or major label recording to enter the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search. Now in its fourteenth year, this event has proved a launching pad for outstanding emerging talent - previous winners include JUNO and Maple Blues Award nominee the Rockin' Highliners, New Artist of the Year nominees Jake and the Blue Midnights, and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards winners, the Ronnie Douglas Blues Band, CBC/Galaxie Rising Star David Rotundo, and Maple Blues Award nominees Wickens-Knight. For the 2009 edition, a screening panel will choose six acts, each of whom will perform one live showcase set in the finals.

The winning act will receive a professional development package including a performance at the Southside Shuffle in September, a showcase performance and passes to the Blues Summit V in January 2011, studio time at Euphonic Sound in Toronto, a photo shoot with Bill King, a quarter page ad in the MapleBlues Newsletter, and a Mentoring session with music industry professionals.
The finalists will perform before a panel of judges at Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday, August 13.

To enter: Send a cassette or CD with three songs (material must have been recorded within the past two years.)
Make sure the recording is clearly labeled, and include a bio (200 words max), photo and contact information, including mailing address and phone number. Enclose entry fee of $15 (cheques payable to the Toronto Blues Society. Please don't send cash), and mail to:
Toronto Blues Society Talent Search
910 Queen St. W., Suite B04
Toronto, ON M6J 1G6
Or, you can enter using Sonicbids at http://www.sonicbids.com/2009TorontoBluesSocietyTalentSearch

Deadline for submissions is 5 PM on Friday, June 19th, 2009. All entries become the property of the Toronto Blues Society and will not be returned.
For further information contact the Toronto Blues Society at (416) 538-3885,

e-mail info@torontobluessociety.com





Sunday, April 26

Greetings from snowy Stony Plain, Alberta
I wanted to let you all know that I am writing about my travels out here with MonkeyJunk so if you're interested in reading about our adventures, click the link below and scroll down to just below the tour dates and you'll see the postings in the blog section . . . you don't have to be a member on myspace - EVERYBODY can view these . . .

(*Thanks to Drew Nelson who coined this term and allowed me to steal it!)




B.C. Music Legends

Centrepointe Theatre, 1 Centrepointe Drive

Friday, May 1; tickets $34.50

B.C. Music Legends is hosted by the most beloved folk musician on the West Coast, the inimitable Valdy, joined on stage by lyrical singer-songwriter Barney Bentall of Legendary Hearts fame; veteran blues singer Leon Bibb; folk legend Ferron; much loved singer-songwriter Roy Forbes; Will Millar, former lead singer of the popular Irish Rovers; and Shari Ulrich of celebrated ‘70s band, Pied Pumkin. This is a rare chance to catch these music heroes together on the same stage! Rejuvenate your musical soul with an evening of great songs, great performers, and a couple of trips down memory lane with some of the West Coast’s best musicians – you’ll be happy and humming all the way home.


Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturday, May 2; $10

High energy boogie-woogie that makes you want to get up and dance – that’s what Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne delivers, with an original sound that plays tribute to the greats of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Blues. Think Fats Waller and Johnnie Johnson and you have an idea of what’s in store when you spend an evening with Canada’s premier purveyor of red-hot contemporary blues piano.

A Juno Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter, Kenny is famous for his energizing boogie-woogie piano, rolling New Orleans blues and jazz, improv-heavy Kansas City swing, and vibrant West Coast jump. His smooth-as-silk singing voice, along with his sartorial flair, have made him a favourite with audiences and musicians from coast to coast.

With his supercharged new album entitled “Can’t Stop Now”, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne clinches his reputation as Canada’s foremost king of swing.




Ricky Paquette

Tucson's, 2440 Bank Street

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:15 pm

Though only 18 years old, Ricky Paquette has been playing guitar for half of his life. His style combines his love of blues with classic rock, though he has studied classical guitar as well. His most recent CD is a live recording of his 2006 appearance at the Montreal Jazz Festival.



Ken Hamm House Concert

Sunday, May 3 @ 7 pm; donation to the performer $15

There are still eleven seats left for this concert.

From Dean Verger:

I watched Ken Hamm play acoustic and steel guitars. He is personable, friendly, and a rich resource on how to grow and tend trees. Little known, he started as a tree planter, then moved up the branches to own his own tree firm, supplying, tending, and planting trees for residential and commercial properties. So if you like music, and have questions on how to prepare your trees for the upcoming seasons, this is the event for you.

Ken has performed at the Edmonton Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Saskatoon Jazz Festival, Vancouver Island Musicfest and Canadian representative to the Festival of Plucked Strings in Morocco, as well as at Rasputin's on a number of occasions. Ken has been a teacher of guitar playing most of his life, and includes a busy schedule of workshops and private lessons as he tours. On top of all this, and after several decades on the west coast, Ken and his partner Heather Peat have relocated to southeastern Saskatchewan!

For more info/directions, please contact Dean at dean.verger@rasputins.ca




robert farrell band

Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street

Saturday, May 2 @ 10 pm

Take a look at the new website: www.robertfarrell.com and video footage on YouTube as well as instructional bytes at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHazy9Eahfk and




Sweet and the Back Beat

Louisiannie’s, 1518 Main Street, Stittsville

Friday & Saturday, May 1-2

Sweet and the Back Beat is doing the party thing again this Friday and Saturday - 3 sets of potent rock 'n' roll - great dance music.

If you have never been to Louisiannie's, this is a good opportunity to check it out. They have excellent food, lots of cajun/creole stuff and plenty of beers on tap. It's a wonderful down-home locally-owned restaurant/bar and a nice alternative to the chain outlets. We hope you can join us. If you reserve for dinner, please mention the band - it makes us look good!





Cajun and Zydeco Dance Lessons
Elmdale House Tavern, 1084 Wellington Street

Sundays, 7-9 pm, April 19 through May 17


What a great idea! Cajun and Zydeco dance lessons. Something new we're trying. Tell your friends... What the heck, tell the neighbours too.

Jody Benjamin and Michael Ball will guide you through the Basics and Beyond in Three Classic Dances that are staples in clubs throughout SW Louisiana and now very popular in the New England States. It is a session of 5 consecutive Sundays starting April 19 and ending May 17. Classes are $10 each, pay as you go.

There will be instruction from 7-8 pm and supervised Free Dance from 8-9 pm. Singles are welcome. Our goal is to teach men and women how to lead and follow and leave you all with a dancing vocabulary that will stand you in good stead with a cool head in many dancing situations. The focus will be Cajun and Zydeco but keep in mind these dances work with other styles of music as well.

Dancing is a social activity by definition. This is not dancing for performance or competition. This is an inclusive activity that will help you be at ease in social settings where dancing would be a fun option. The Elmdale is an ideal setting for this activity with its old school charm and, not least, because the dancer will inevitably benefit from his/her proximity to the delicious tasting, high quality beverages available there.

Jody and Michael will provide music from their collection of recordings gathered over their many trips to SW Louisiana and to various festivals in the North East US.

These dances will culminate with a special event: On May 23rd Our friend and hero Jesse Lege', direct from Lake Charles Louisiana, is coming to play a Cajun Dance Party at the Knights of Columbus Hall (260 McArthur Ave) here in Ottawa.

We'll keep you posted.
Michael Ball





Irene’s Blues Jam

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Thursdays, 9 pm – 1 am

The Stellar Cast Blues Jam is 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. The Stellar Cast features Mike Ktenas (bass) and Corky Kealey (drums) as the foundation, and is filled out by 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 the popularity the night has garnered over the years.

Guest hosts this month:

April 30 – Guy del Villano


Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover

Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)

Bands & dates to be confirmed; check out their new website



Open Blues/Rock jam

Le Petit Chicago in Hull Centre-Town,50 Portage St.

Sundays, 8-11 pm, starting March 29

We provide drums and amps, just bring your instrument. One musician at a time can play, with the band for improvisation, or as a standalone, for 15/20 minutes. You can register your name on a list at the door, choosing at what time you'd like to play. We suggest that you know how to communicate in terms of chords and rhythms, to make the improvisation easier and more convenient for the other musicians. You're more than welcome to come and play with us, and bring your friends! Le Petit Chicago is a very nice bar and we hope to see a lot of people. Spread the word!




Honky Tonk Saturday Night

With Ball and Chain and the Wreckers

Elmdale House Tavern, 1084 Wellington Street

First Saturday each month @ 9 pm; $6 at the door

Honky Tonk Saturday Night is a monthly event happening the first Saturday of every month.



Open Blues Jam

Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street

Last Sunday of each month, 4-7 pm; cover $5 (jammers free)

Hosted by River City Junction, 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).



Blues Jam

Avant- Garde Bar & Restaurant, 135 1/2 Besserer Street

First Tuesday of each month @ 8 pm

Hosted by River City Junction, this jam is open to guest performers, but is not an open jam’.

If you want to play, please contact River City Junction in advance to work out what instrument you play & what songs you would like to do.

Contact Jason jason@rivercityjunction.com




Roots and Blues at Beaus

Beaus All Natural Brewing Company, 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill ON
1st Tuesday of every month, 7-10 pm; $10

Terry Gillespie is on hiatus from Blues on Tues, but has decided to share the gig with his friends. He has always wanted to style a juke and this is pretty close. Every time we play at Beau’s it gets a little better. Steve Beauchesne our host has added xmas tree lighting - much more intimate!


Drum Church

Beaus All Natural Brewing Company, 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill ON

Every Sunday Starting April 4th, 10 am to noon; $5

DRUM CHURCH: Because Terry Gillespie loves music and thinks everyone should be in a band.
Drum Church has rules: No Songs and No solos!

Bring any instrument you want; electric or acoustic guitar, drums, broom stick, spoons, whatever.




Ottawa International Jazz Festival schedule





Marg Bass Blues Band

RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. (big blue door), Kingston ON

Friday, May 1 @ 8 pm


David Rotundo

CD Release Party

The Ale House, 393 Princess Street, Kingston ON

Saturday, May 2; Doors open 8:30 pm, show starts 9 pm

Opening Act Mojo Shooter

David’s new CD is smoking ‘hot’ and getting incredible reviews (see our calendar on our webpage for reviews).

Tickets $10 Advance Members $15 Non Members and at the door for everyone




Kingston Blues Society Monthly Jam

RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. (big blue door), Kingston ON

3rd Saturday of each month, 9 pm – midnight; $3 at the door

Always one of the best nights of entertainment Kingston has to offer – come early as seating is limited.
Come out and see Mojo Shooter (one of Kingston's best bands) and a special guest each month. Then watch and dance as Mojo Shooter and some of Kingston's best musicians get together and jam the night away.


Jerome Godboo

KBS 3rd Anniversary Show

Confederation Place Hotel

Saturday, June 13


Weekly events

Georgette Fry

Brandees, 178 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Every Thursday night at 8:30 pm (new start time)

The Ones

Monte’s in the Prince George Hotel, 200 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Every Thursday night @ 9 pm


For more, please contact Kingston Blues Society





Roots and Blues at Beaus

Beaus All Natural Brewing Company, 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill ON
First Tuesday of every month
Reggae Nite Tuesday, May 5, 7-10 pm, $10

Featuring the World music of Terry Gillespie.
With guests: Trevor Brewster - guitar, Terry Owen - sax, Peter Measroch - keys, Jeffery Grosvenor - hand drums, Jacinthe Boucher - hand drums and Wayne Stoute - drums, with special guest Owen Brown - bass, fresh off the plane from Jamaica.
What a band! 8 players originating from 5 different counties, with a nod to England and the US, including three islands! Dance, dance, dance to the music!

Mary's Country Kitchen will be catering, and promises a menu in the Caribbean theme at a crazy low price.



Akpokli Drum & Dance

Mercury Lounge, Byward Market

Friday, May 8; 8:30 pm; $10

Come out to see Akpokli's last show with outgoing artistic director Larry Graves. Graves's influence over the last three years as leader of the ensemble will be felt during this high-energy performance, which will prominently feature Dagomba drumming music from the northern region of Ghana. Graves is the drummer for the Juno nominated Afro-Funk band Mr. Something Something. He is well known throughout North America for his commitment and skill in the style of Dagomba music. He recently brought members of Akpokli to the Boston area to pay tribute to the late Alhaji Abubakari Lunna, a beloved teacher of this style of music to several drummers at Baobab Tree. A show not to be missed!

Akpokli is a group of dancers and drummers dedicated to the study and performance of music from Ghana West Africa. Formed in 1995, they are part of the larger Baobab Tree Drum Dance Community which provides arts programming for ages seven and up. For more information please visit www.baobabtree.org


Ball and Chain
Blueberry Hill Bistro, Vankleek Hill

Tuesday, May 12, 7-10 pm - $10

Advance tickets (recommended) 613-678-2364

2 Beans Café, Main Street South, Alexandria, ON

Wednesday May 13; doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm; dinner & performance $30
Advance tickets (recommended) 613-525-1466.

Kasey, chief cook and owner of 2 Beans Café will be offering a special menu to complement the evening's entertainment. Proceeds of the bar will be donated to "Friends of the Barn" Home of the Glengarry Music Festival.

Ball and Chain:

Jody Benjamin is a lead singer in the Toasted Westerns, Ottawa's favourite singing sandwich. Together since 1988, they recorded their album “Out to Lunch” in 1995 and are still going strong. Her driving Cajun triangle can be heard on several recordings, including albums by Keith Glass
(Prairie Oyster), Jennifer Noxon, Zydeco Loco and Shelley Posen. She sings harmony and plays guitar and triangle on Michael Jerome Browne's 2004 album released on Borealis Records.

Michael Ball's first exposure to Cajun and Zydeco music was when he joined Danielle Martineau's band, Rockabayou in 1992. The band toured Europe, Canada and the U.S. and recorded three albums between 1992 and 1997. Visiting Louisiana since 1996, Michael has been learning from such great
players as David Greely, Edward Poulard and Mitchell Reed to name just a few. He was picked up by Prairie Oyster for the summer of 2003 and continues to play and record with such artists as Jennifer Noxon, Keith Glass and Finest Kind.



Jack de Keyzer

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturday, May 23 @ 10 pm

Blues, jazz, funky R&B and swing are all part of the palette that colour Jack de Keyzer’s musical portraits. The much acclaimed guitarist, singer and song writer has worked with artists as varied as King Biscuit Boy, Etta James, Blue Rodeo, Robert Gordon, Otis Rush and the Bop Cats. His guitar playing has been featured on hundreds of recordings; as a song writer he has been covered by Prairie Oyster on their hit album ‘Everyone Knows’ ; and as a singer he once sang a duet with kd lang. (Alright... it was a Budweiser commercial...) He performs internationally over 150 shows per year, and is a multiple Maple Blues Award nominee & winner, 2003 Juno winner and 2008 Juno nominee. Jack de Keyzer is a masterful, jazz infused electric blues guitarist, soulful singer and eclectic song writer of the first order.



Blues Open Stage

Branch Restaurant, 15 Clothier St E, Kemptville ON

Sunday, May 24, 3-6 pm

George Buys is hosting a Blues open stage at the Branch restaurant in Kemptville ON Sundday May 24, from 3-6 pm. All are welcome!


The 2nd Annual Singin' the Blues for Ethel

Bourbon Street West, 1866 boul. des Source, Dorval QC

Sunday, May 31 @ 7 pm; $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Bourbon Street West is proud to present the second annual benefit concert in support of the thel Bruneau Dance School. For the second year, a host of musicians and dancers come together raising funds for the legendary Ethel Bruneau, aiding her on her quest to provide children with a means to realize their dreams.

Born in Harlem, Ethel Mae Waterman Bruneau arrived in Montreal in 1953 with the Cab Calloway Orchestra. What was supposed to be a three week engagement turned into over 50 years of teaching the art of 'hoofin'. Along the way she has amassed quite a few awards and acknowledgements for doing what she loves to do, the most recent being the 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award'. As much as she has received, she has given out far more. A recent example took place at the Montreal Tap Dance Society Awards, where she handed out 40 student scholarships. This money will help students, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, start on a path towards following their dreams.

This year’s show will include the harder edge sounds of the band 'Trouble Is', an acoustic set from bluesy trio '22nd Avenue' as well the thrilling, soulful voice of Carolyn-Fe supporting her latest release. Dance performances will showcase the dazzling 'Dance Trance' with a special performance by one of Ethel's protégés Justin Jackson (as seen on Canada's "So You Think You Can Dance").

The evening will end with a not-to-be-missed musical performance by the legend herself, Montreal's own Queen of Tap, Ethel Bruneau, with special guest on guitar, her son JP Bruneau.


Ken Gaucher 514-436-7104 ken.gaucher@gmail.com

Karen Abrams 514-919-1866




These great Dinner & Show fundraiser nights, featuring some of Canada's best blues artists in the intimate friendly setting of The Cove Inn, Westport continue to attract full houses - many coming from out of town and staying overnight at the Inn or nearby B&Bs along with over 50% at each Show who are multiple time attendees. Treat yourself to a wonderful night of dinner, blues and dancing for only $55. You can spend that much on a dinner alone at many restaurants. Rooms are in the $100 to $130 range based on double occupancy, accommodation and breakfast for two included! Great value during these recessionary times.

Check out the Line-up for the rest of this season, pick your favourite and CALL THE COVE ASAP at (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN before all the seats are gone. As of this date there are still tickets available for all Shows.

Remaining 2008/09 Season Schedule


You will think you are driving into Memphis listening to the radio when you hear Danny & his band. This is his second visit to BOTR at The Cove and if his Show is anywhere near as good as the last one (and it will be) you are in for a wonderful and memorable night.

Proceeds to Compassion Canada Sponsor a Child & Habitat for Humanity


Montreal based Stephen Barry and his band have been playing their great style of blues for so long he is known as "the father of Quebec blues". For years Michael Jerome Browne was a key member of the band as the lead singer playing guitarist, mandolin and fiddle before he branched out to a very successful solo career as an acoustic roots/blues artist. Either one of them is worth the price of admission. What a special treat to have them reunited and playing together for these two Shows.

Proceeds to Lucy Drysdale Memorial Scholarship & Westport Library

DINNER & SHOW $55 (includes taxes & donation to charity)

Buffet at 7 pm, Show at 8:30

Advance reservations required

CALL THE COVE (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN

Artists may change - check the web site or call The Cove for updates.

Visit www.bluesontherideau.ca for more information

See you at The Cove!




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. On the last Sunday of every month, the show goes “down in the delta” for a selection of acoustic blues tracks in the final half hour of the program.


Wednesdays: 9-11 pm

In A Mellow Tone

with Ron Sweetman

Jazz from every era & every style – from 1917 to 2008. Each program features an artist, group, instrument, event, city or record label. Check out Ron’s website www.inamellowtone.com for info on upcoming shows and playlists (current show is posted several days in advance and past shows are archived). Ron is always happy to hear from listeners at ronsweetman@kalixo.com

This week, April 29 – Duke Ellington: The one-and-only Duke Ellington was born 110 years ago today. Ron has chosen a selection of his favourite recordings from the Ducal legacy.

Next week, May 6 – Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman reviews recent jazz and blues releases by Dave Fields, Vitaly Golovnev, Ricky Gene Hall, Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Mark O’Connor, Meryl Romer, antos/Gazzola, Mark Sweetman, Paul Sullivan, Trio Hot, Paul van Kemenade, Richard Whiteman and Mark Winkler.


Last Saturday of the month, 9-9:30 am

Honky Tonk Saturday Morning

with Ball and Chain

This 12-part series features Michael Ball and Jody Benjamin performing live on radio. Each month will have a different theme like classic country, bluegrass, old time, drinking, cheating and yodelling.


On CBC Radio One 91.5 FM

Saturdays: 10 pm – midnight

Saturday Night Blues


Host Holger Petersen has been a broadcaster, record producer, album collector, and serious blues fan for over 30 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.


On CJHR 98.7 Valley Heritage Radio

Thursdays, 8-10 pm

Got The Blues

Pat Watters has been hosting this blues only radio show for the last 2+ years. It can be heard throughout the Ottawa Valley (except downtown Ottawa).




ALWAYS check local listings to confirm.

On BRAVO – www.bravo.ca

Tuesday, April 21 @ 7 pm – Long John Baldry: In the Shadow of the Blues (2006)
The life and legacy of guitarist and singer Long John Baldry is examined in this one-hour documentary. Baldry played a key role in the growth of the British rhythm and blues movement, and led bands in the mid-1960s that featured Rod Stewart and Elton John, both of whom are interviewed in the documentary. In the `80s, Baldry emigrated to Canada, living first in Toronto and then in Vancouver, where he died in 2005.

Tuesday, April 28 @ 7:30 am – Rhythm, Roots and Soul

People Gonna Talk/James Hunter (2007): This series profiles R&B, soul, gospel and roots musicians through their words and music. Mako Funasaka documents a moment in time of these wonderful musicians from many different musical genres. This episode features R&B artist James Hunter.

Monday, May 4 @ 9 pm – Johnny Cash: Behind Prison Walls
In this one of only two prison concerts that were filmed for broadcast, "Johnny Cash: Behind Prison Walls" features the ten-time Grammy Award winner performing at the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville in 1976. It features Cash with special guests Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark performing a selection of their biggest hits such as Folsom Prison Blues, Orange Blossom Special, A Boy Named Sue and Ronstadt's version of the Eagles' Desperado. This concert has legendary status in the USA but has never had an official release in Europe. It is much sought after by Johnny Cash fans and country music fans in general.

Tuesday, May 5 @ 7:30 am - Rhythm, Roots and Soul

Broken Down, But Not Out/Reba Russell (2008): This series profiles R&B, soul, gospel and roots musicians through their words and music. Mako Funasaka documents a moment in time of these wonderful musicians from many different musical genres. This episode features singer Reba Russell.




Wednesdays: Dr Dave Revue @ the Rainbow, 5-8 pm

Wednesdays: Brian Downey @ The Avant-Garde Bar, 8:30 pm

Wednesdays: Acoustic music with Jeff Rogers @ Tucson’s, 7:30-11 pm

Wednesdays: Open Jam @ the New Bayou, 9 pm

Thursdays: Acoustic blues with Al Tambay & friends @ Tucson’s, 7:30-11 pm

Thursdays: Mike Ktenas hosts the Blues Jam @ Irene’s, 9 pm to closing

Sunday afternoons: Blues jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm




Friday, May 15

Barrelhouse @ The Rainbow, 9:30 pm

Saturday, May 16

Wicked Grin @ The Rainbow, 9:30 pm

Saturday, May 23

The FunKtion @ Tucson’s, 9:15 pm

Friday, May 29

JW-Jones @ The Rainbow, 9:30 pm



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