12 April 2010

Ottawa Blues This Week - 12 April 2010




Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

Friday, April 16 @ 9:15 pm

The band Fat City has had many great players over the years. Rocket Rached has said many times “I’m blessed to play with so many talented players, the list of who have been in the band would be long but it would be easier to make a list of who hasn’t played in the band”.

The time has come to capture the high energy show and what people are talking about. And bring your dancing shoes we gonna have a party!


Terry Gillespie – DANCE!

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

Saturday, April 17 @ 9:15 pm; $12

Dance … for a movin’ groovin’, can’t sit down kinda nite. Like we are planning for Saturday at Tucson’s.
With special guests: Stephen Barry (bass) & Gordon Adamson (drums) courtesy of the Stephen Barry band, Montréal; accompanied by Vince Halfhide and Terry Owen.





Tell Mama

O’Reilly’s Pub, Perth ON

Saturday, April 17 @ 7:30 pm

Franc and Cam are back from Mexico and Dave and I have dusted ourselves off from the long winter - now we finally get to play again! Saturday we will be in Perth at O'Reilly's Pub for a great night out at our local haunt. O’Reilly’s serves food and will be busy - come early, eat and prepare for a night of great music and good times.

We have been writing some new tunes and re-working some old ones so there will be something new for everybody. So, go and get your groove shoes baby we're going to rock the house!





Rob Lutes

Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC

Thursday, April 15 @ 8:30 pm

Rob Lutes is a soulful singer-songwriter from Montreal with an ever-growing collection of literate, moving meditations on life and love. His ability to encapsulate universal ideas and questions, even the subtle ones, coupled with his gritty, heartfelt delivery and world-class performance chops, have invited comparisons with several legends in the roots genre from John Hiatt to Fred Eaglesmith.

The former Kerrville New Folk song-writing winner went into the studio in September 2008 to record his much-awaited fourth CD with noted Boston-area producer David Goodrich. The result, “Truth & Fiction”, is his most confident work to date.

Widely known for his inspiring and impassioned live performances. Rob Lutes' live shows always feature extraordinary playing, some improvisational magic and Lutes' intense, soulful vocals.



High Pool Band

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Thursday, April 15 @ 9:30 pm

Hugh Pool is a free spirit whose life is dictated by his passion for real music. He has never signed a record contract and has never entered into any management deals, but he’s survived 20 years in the New York music scene, playing what he calls “jacked-up Delta blues and Rust Belt roots rock.” Hugh Pool keeps it real. His music reaches deep within, pushing the envelope and shortening the distance between Blind Lemon Jefferson and Z Z Top to a whippoorwill’s whisker, and he makes it his own. He cuts through today’s noise that passes for rock with a dexterity, dimension and depth that puts him in the same game as little appreciated legends like Roy Buchanan or Joe Ely. He’s not so much a blues rocker as he is a blues man who rocks. He brings the largeness of rock to the emotions of blues, but he’s not larger than life. He’s life lived large.
(from bio by Don Wilcock)



Lee Oscar & David Rotundo Band Harmonica Tour

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturday, April 17

Lee Oskar and David Rotundo - two dynamic, renowned harmonica players team up for a high energy, electrifying performance.

Lee Oskar took the once simple and understated harmonica to uncharted and limitless heights and is regarded as one of the most innovative and prolific players of our time. A founding member of the legendary 60s band WAR, Oskar has had multiple number one hits, gold and platinum recordings which earned him international renown for over two and a half decades and includes a 2009 Rock and Roll Hall-of-Fame nomination and 'Instrumental Artist of the Year' in not one but three major industry mags: Billboard, Cashbox and Record World, as well as ASCAP Writing Awards. A renowned composer, his compositions have been featured on movie sound tracks and television commercials, and having performed internationally for over 40 years, Oskar’s electrifying live performances, show the diverse influences that make up this eclectic musical giant. Known for his unique, cross-over blend of blues/jazz, funk, latin and rock, Lee has been connecting with musical audiences throughout the world for over 40 years.

Legendary harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar continues building his life long legacy of artistic styling and musical innovation. Driven by his unique style and demand for quality, Lee set out to make a better instrument and decided to partner with Tombo of Japan, one of the oldest and most respected harmonica manufacturers in the world. With Lee's pioneering ideas and Tombo's uncompromising manufacturing process, Lee Oskar Harmonicas has been producing the finest harps which include interchangeable parts, multiple keys and tunings for over 25 years.

Sharing the stage with Oskar is David Rotundo, considered one of the best blues harp players in the country – multiple Maple Blues award nominee and winner, winner of new artist of the year awards from CBC/Galaxie and the Canadian Independent Artist Association, this energetic, enigmatic and exciting entertainer combines classic and original blues with excellent vocals, a rock edge and dynamite harmonica. He brings a tight band with him that has been known to pack the dance floor and leave the crowd begging for more.






Irene’s Blues AllStars

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Thursdays, 9 pm – 1 am

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.

Special guests:

April 15 – Jesse Greene

April 22 – Dr. Dave

April 29 – Scott Amey

May 6 – Chuck Karn

May 13 – Terry Gillespie

May 20 – Guy del Villano

May 27 – Peter Brown


Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover

Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)



Open Blues/Rock jam

Le Petit Chicago in Hull Centre-Town, 50 Portage Street

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!


Southside Sundays

With Steve Marriner & friends

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Sundays, 9 pm – 1 am




Open Blues Jam

Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street

2nd Sunday of each month, 4-7 pm; cover $5 (jammers free)

Hosted by Smokestack Lightning, the jam is open to all ages.



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, 135½ 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




Johnny Winter

With special guest Samuel James

Showplace Theatre, 290 George Street, Peterborough ON

Thursday, April 22


With special guest The Sab Band

Pembroke Festival Hall, Pembroke ON

Friday, April 23

For more info - http://www.zapp-productions.com


A Celebration of Musical Diversity!

Bronson Centre Theatre, 211 Bronson Avenue

Saturday, April 24 @ 7 pm; tickets $25

The Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley presents its first annual benefit show:  A Celebration
of Musical Diversity!

Performers include:

Northern Voices (First Nations), Tito Medine & Amigos (Mayan/Latino), The Sarah Burnell Band

(Celtic/Folk), and The Jesse Greene Band (Blues).

MC for the evening will be the wonderful Métis storyteller, Joe Maple.

Available through Ticketmaster, The Ottawa Folklore Centre, and the Brain Injury Association of the

Ottawa Valley (613) 233-8303 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (613) 233-8303      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.



Ghana Beats And Eats

The Centrepointe Chamber, 100 Constellation Dr.

Saturday April 24; Ghanaian snacks reception 6:30 pm; Concert 8 pm

Tickets: Concert w/ Food Reception: $25 Adult; $20 Students & Seniors; $15 kids under 12

Concert only: $15 Adult; $10 Students & Seniors; $5 kids under 12

Baobab Tree will be presenting a reception and performance of Ghanaian food, rhythms and dance at the Chamber at Centrepointe. They will welcome special guests Keteke from Montréal, featuring Prosper Adjetey & Dominic Donkor, both former performers with the Ghana National Dance Ensemble. In addition we will be joined by guest host Rita Celli from CBC Radio.

Baobab Youth Performers range in age from 12-18, and are directed by Kathy Armstrong. They have performed numerous concerts in the Ottawa area as well as traveling to Banff, the USA and Ghana. As well, students from the Ghanaian Language and Culture Association will perform with the youth and Keteke. The GLCA offers Saturday classes to children of Ghanaian heritage to study traditional languages, and culture.

A special Ghanaian food reception will begin the evening at 6:30 pm, featuring small plates of traditional Ghanaian food. JOIN US!

BaobabTree Drum and Dance Community

for more information about classes and performances please visit www.baobabtree.org

phone (613)725-6994; email info@baobabtree.org


Kingston Children’s Aid Society presents

A Night in Blue

featuring MonkeyJunk

with opening act – Mojo Shooter

Davies Hall, St. Lawrence College, Kingston ON

Saturday, April 24; $100, includes dinner & dance; $30 dance only (until April 10; limit 50 tickets)

Each year the Children’s Aid Society presents a Night In Blue. This very special night is a fund raiser to help some of Kingston’s most vulnerable kids. The money raised is used to purchase comfort packages as the children enter foster homes and for sports and recreation programs not funded by government.

Night in Blue always features one of the premiere blues bands in the country.

This year the CAS has exceeded all expectations and hired the hottest band not only in Canada but also in the USA. MonkeyJunk recently won five Maple Blues Awards (January) and the Independent Music Award for Blues (March) and are nominated for a Blues Music Award (US) and by all accounts they put on the most amazing live shows. MonkeyJunk features Tony D on guitar, Steve Marriner on harmonica and vocals and Matt Sobb on drums.

Call 613 542-7351 x 3309 Trisa McConkey for tickets or email her trisa,mcconkey@frontcas.ca

For more info, http://www.nightinblue.ca/NIght_in_Blue_4.html


New Soul Cowboys featuring Anthony Gomes
Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street
Tuesday, April 27 @ 9 pm; $10 cover

Saddle up with New Soul Cowboys as the rowdy Nashville power trio has arrived to lay down the law; to serve and uphold the virtues of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Singer/guitarist Anthony Gomes, bassist David Karns and
drummer Peter Lang have set out to leave their indelible mark on music by forging a brand all their own. The trio’s soul sonic force delivers the rough and tumble swagger of rock while having the audacity to
blend in the distinctive sounds of whiskey-soaked roadhouse Blues and southern-fried power Country. “If you haven’t heard,” Gomes proclaims, “there’s a new Sherriff in town.”

New Soul Cowboys describe their sound as Outlaw Rock ‘n’ Roll. “Anyone that is a musical badass has been an outlaw in their genre, living outside of conventional rules,” states Gomes. “We have created a sound that embodies the rebel spirit of musical outcasts like Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash and Howlin’ Wolf. We’re here to take back Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the guitar-slinger boldly but unapologetically exclaims. “We are part of a new music revolution in rock. A place where bands know where the music came from, can really play their instruments, write their own songs and take no prisoners doing it. We couldn’t care less about American Idol, we’re here to take our music to the streets.”




Coming next week




Blues on the Rideau, a Dinner & Show Fundraiser series at the Cove Inn, Westport, featuring some of Canada’s best blues artists, takes place once a month from October to June, in the friendly, intimate setting of a cozy country Inn. Includes a delicious full course buffet dinner plus the Show, with proceeds going to support different local charities – all for only $55, tax included. Advance reservations required. Shows frequently sell out in advance, so book early.


http://www.electrofi.com and http://www.jackdekeyzer.com
From Detroit & Toronto – The Shah of Detroit blues harp & voice with a hot Toronto band featuring the great Jack de Keyzer on guitar.  ELECTROFI Records is recording both Shows for a possible future Harmonica Shah “Live From Blues On The Rideau At The Cove” CD.

Proceeds to Westport In Bloom & Habitat For Humanity

May 14 – BLACKBURN http://www.myspace.com/blackburnbrothers

4 great blues, funk, R&B soul brothers form Toronto. 2009 Maple Blues Award winners as Best New Group of the Year

Proceeds to Rideau District Museum & Gilda’s Club for Cancer Families

June 19 – DANNY MARKS & THE BLUES ALL STARS http://www.dannym.com

From Toronto – A child prodigy now one of Canada’s best blues guitarist/singer entertainers, backed by an All Star Band

Proceeds to the David McCarthy Scholarship Fund

Artists & dates may change. Check the website or call the Cove as the show date draws closer.

$55 for dinner & Show (taxes and donation to charity included)

7 pm buffet dinner, Show 8:30 – 11 pm

Well—priced accommodation available at the Cove and nearby B&Bs

The historic Cove Inn is located in the beautiful town of Westport on Upper Rideau Lake – a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston. http://www.coveinn.com

Advance reservations required. Call the Cove (613) 273-3636 & book your tickets now!

Visit http://www.choosetheblues.ca for more info & updates.





Choose The Blues Productions of Kenmore, Ontario www.choosetheblues.ca is pleased to announce that a new Series of Blues Dinner & Show Fundraisers – “Blues Down On The Farm” – is starting May 20th at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, 2452 Yorks Corners Rd, Edwards, Ontario www.stanleysfarm.com – only 25 minutes from Parliament Hill.

Patterned after the same formula as the successful Blues On The Rideau Series at The Cove Inn, Westport that has been running for the past five years Blues Down On The Farm will include a full dinner, show and dancing featuring some of Canada’s best blues artists (and possibly some US acts in the future) in the scenic setting of a beautiful country farm. The Shows take place once a month on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 10:30 pm with proceeds going to help support different charities.

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm is over 150 years old with maple sugarbush, country gardens, and horse-drawn wagon rides. It is also one of the National Capital Region's premier destinations for wedding receptions, company retreats and group functions with three separate reception facilities all fully licensed. The Blues Dinner & Shows will be taking place in the Southlawn Tent (capacity 170 – the perfect size for hearing great Blues up close and personal) http://stanleysfarm.com/virtual-tour/the-southlawn-tent.html

The first Show May 20th features one of Canada’s best-known and best-loved blues bands – from Toronto, 2X Juno Award and multiple Maple Blues Award winners - Fathead www.fathead.biz

Proceeds from the May 20th Show are going to the Alzheimer Society Of Ottawa And Renfrew County www.alzheimer-ottawa.rc.org which does such good work in supporting individuals with this devastating disease, as well as their families and caregivers.

Tickets are only $55 pp (plus tax) for the dinner & show. You can spend that much on dinner alone on a night out! Advance reservations are required. Book on-line at www.stanleysfarm.com or call (613) 821-2751 Reserve now, these Shows will sell out.

The next Show is on June 17 one of Canada’s hottest young blues singer/guitarists, Gatineau’s own Roxanne Potvin with her Blues Band www.roxannepotvin.com Charity TBA

If there is a good turnout for these nights it is the intention to keep them going once a month – so if you want first class LIVE Blues in a beautiful setting so close to Ottawa – please spread the word and come out and support it!

More information at www.choosetheblues.ca




Douglas Watson Blues Band

Brandees, 178 Ontario St., Kingston ON

Friday, April 23


Kingston Blues Society APRIL Jam

Larocks Bar and Grill at 35 Rideau St.

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

Host Band: Mojo Shooter, plus many of Kingston’s best musicians. This month’s Special Guest is guitarist Dan Summerville.

Always one of the best nights of entertainment Kingston has to offer – come early as seating is limited. Come out and see Mojo Shooter, Dan and some of Kingston's best musicians get together and jam the night away.


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

Sam Hopkins and Spencer Evans

Upstairs @ the Brew Pub

Every Second Sunday 2-4 PM


For more, please contact Kingston Blues Society





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 2010. Each program features an artist, group, nstrument, 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 14 – Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, was born on April 15, 1894.  This week we’ll hear some of Bessie’s original twenties recordings and recreations by LaVern Baker [1958], Dinah Washington [1958], Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan [1980] and Amina Claudine Myers [1980].  We’ll also play you a sample of two upcoming Ottawa concerts; Jane Bunnett and the Cuban Piano Masters on April 15 at Dominion Chalmers United Church, and pianist Frank Kimbrough guesting with John Geggie and Jean Martin on April 17 at the NAC Fourth Stage.

Next week, April 21 – Henry Grimes: An update on this great bassist’s recording activities. We’ll play CDs that Henry has made in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008, solo and with Rashied Ali, Roy Campbell, Andrew Cyrille, Hamid Drake, Paul Dunmall, Dennis Gonzalez, David Murray, Marc Ribot and Chad Taylor.


Every other Monday, 2-7 am – starting Monday, January 18

Rockin’ the Blues from Canada

with Diane Wells

Every other early Monday morning Diane plays a mix of Rock (classic and new) and Blues (traditional, contemporary, fusions).


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 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, and now streaming on the internet at valleyheritageradio.ca so Ottawa folks can now listen!




April 12 to 16 is Juno Week on Canada Live, featuring concerts by nominees of the 2010 Juno awards

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Concert 2: Carlos del Junco, recorded at the TD Atlantic Jazz Festival in Halifax
Carlos del Junco is one of the most highly acclaimed harmonica players in Canada. Very few players on the globe can get as many notes as he can from the tiny diatonic instrument. He has won numerous national and international awards, and is nominated for a 2010 Juno in the Blue Album of the Year category. Although rooted in the blues, he tends to take whatever genre he's playing to a new dimension. It was a warm summer evening in Halifax when Carlos del Junco and his band took the stage at the Atlantic Jazz Festival. The audience was with him from the very first note he played, and stayed with him through a set of original music and not-so-standard blues classics.

Canada Live broadcasts are on traditional radio, Monday to Friday, at 7-8 pm (eastern). Broadcasts can also be streamed live in every time zone from the Radio 2 website – http://www.cbc.ca/radio2




The 40th anniversary Downchild show featuring Dan Aykroyd, Colin Linden, 
Colin James & James Cotton from Toronto is now available in the concerts 
on demand section of the CBC website:
Lots more available (you can filter by blues & you’ll get 71 hits!) including:
Nova Scotia Gospel Choir and Jackie Richardson – 
Martin Luther King Tribute concert in Halifax
MonkeyJunk at the 2009 Ottawa Bluesfest
Matt Anderson at the 2009 Vancouver Folk Festival

Harrison Kennedy at Koerner Hall


Chris Kirby & The Marquee live at Bella Vista Club

Colin James live in Vancouver
Blackburn live at the Silver Dollar
(Thanks to Ian Tomlinson for this info)


Not yet broadcast, but also available on the site, the November and December live recordings of Madagscar Slim and the Women's Blues Revue.
(Thanks to Derek Andrews for this info)


Canada Live broadcasts are on traditional radio, Monday to Friday, at 7-8 pm (eastern). Broadcasts can also be streamed live in every time zone from the Radio 2 website – http://www.cbc.ca/radio2 – and each of the concerts (there are about 700 online) is archived for On-demand streaming on the Concerts on Demand part of the website for 1 year at http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/

(Thanks to Ann MacKeigan for this info)




From Andy Frank andy_frank55@yahoo.com

Hello! Many of you are aware of Roots Music Canada; we began operations in November of 2009, and currently exist as a blog that aims to put into context what (and who) is truly worth knowing about in Canadian roots music.

In this, we include some blues, some jazz, some rock; anything where roots/folk intersects with another genre is fair game for us.

You may be interested in seeing some of our HD interview and performance videos. It's free, so why not? Here are some direct links to blues-related pieces we've produced. And if you like it, I encourage you to become a Facebook Fan at our page, http://facebook. com/rootsmusicca nada

Roxanne Potvin
http://www.rootsmus ic.ca/2010/ 03/08/roxanne- potvin-no- love-for- the-poisonous/
http://www.rootsmus ic.ca/2010/ 02/13/juno- winners-fathead- release-7th- cd/
Matt Andersen
http://www.rootsmus ic.ca/2010/ 03/04/matt- andersens- fabulous- winter-of- 2010/
Maple Blues Awards
http://www.rootsmus ic.ca/2010/ 01/24/13th- annual-maple- blues-awards/
Harrison Kennedy
http://www.rootsmus ic.ca/2010/ 01/13/maple- blues-series- harrison- kennedy/
Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite with Danny Marks
http://www.rootsmus ic.ca/2010/ 01/09/maple- blues-series- whiteley- braithwaite- and-marks/
Julian Fauth
http://www.rootsmus ic.ca/2010/ 01/07/maple- blues-awards- series-julian- fauth/




ALWAYS check local listings to confirm.

On BRAVO – http://www.bravo.ca

Tuesday, April 13 @ 7:30 am - Rhythm, Roots and Soul

Beach Full of Shells (2007): This series profiles R&B, soul, gospel and roots musicians through their words and their music. Mako Funasaka documents a moment in time of these wonderful musicians from many different musical genres. This episode features singer-songwriter Al Stewart.

Tuesday, April 13 @ 8 am – Talkin’ Blues

Renee Austin (2005): Series exploring the world of contemporary blues music. This episode spotlights W.C. Handy Award nominee Renee Austin, an outstanding singer/songwriter who has been compared to Janis Joplin and Tina Turner.

Friday, April 16 @ 9 am - 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 20 @ 7:30 am - Rhythm, Roots and Soul

Waterloo Tennessee (2007): This series profiles R&B, soul, gospel and roots musicians through their words and their music. Mako Funasaka documents a moment in time of these wonderful musicians from many different musical genres. This episode features the all female bluegrass band Uncle Earl.

Tuesday, April 20 @ 8 am – Talkin’ Blues

Finis Tasby (2005): Series exploring the world of contemporary blues music. This episode features words and music from singer/songwriter Finis Tasby, who talks about his art and the loss of his daughter; also, a performance by Steve Payne and Michael Pickett.

Monday, April 26 @ 7 pm – 2010 Juno Awards

Bravo! celebrates Canadian music with an encore presentation of THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS. Held at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS features musical performances by Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Classified, Drake, Great Lake Swimmers, Johnny Reid, Justin Bieber, K’NAAN, Metric and Michael Bublé. Plus, special appearances by Barenaked Ladies, Jully Black, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games gold medallists Alexandre Bilodeau and Jon Montgomery, and more!

Tuesday, April 27 @ 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.

Tuesday, April 27 @ 7:30 am – Talkin’ Blues

Downchild Blues Band (2005): Series exploring the world of contemporary blues music. This episode features words and music from award-winning Canadian veterans Downchild Blues Band and their leader, Donnie Walsh.




Friday, April 23

King Rattler @ Irene’s

Sunday, April 25

River City Junction hosts the Rainbow open jam, 3-7 pm



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