08 June 2010

Ottawa Blues This Week update - 8 June 2010





Mr. Something Something - CANCELLED

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturday, June 12 @ 10 pm


Jesse Greene Band

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturday, June 12 @ 10 pm

The Jesse Greene Band was the only Canadian band of the 11 bands in the finals of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in January. Jesse and her band play a variety of blues/jazz originals rock, funk, folk, R&B! This is a kick-ass band. Jesse is an amazing guitarist and songwriter, and the band is tight: drums - Jason Cote; guitar - Luke Donovan & Jesse Greene; harp - Marc Seguin; bass - Dan Grewal.




Wicked Grin at The Aylmer Marina

Aylmer Marina, Aylmer QC

Saturday, June 12; 7-11:30 pm

Formed in late 2003 around the fierce vocals and stellar guitar work of Murray Kinsley and driven by the rhythm section to die for of Leigh-Anne Stanton and Richard Wielusiewicz, and with the recent edition of veteran blues man Everard de Souza on keyboards and vocals, Wicked Grin combines blues, groove, rock and a little funk to give you "Blues With Bite".

They’ve been recording their new CD this month, working with highly-regarded producer Jason Jaknunas.





DAWG-FM, CIDG, 101.9 is ON THE AIR! For real!

New website up and running at http://www.dawgfm.com/

Live streaming soon!




Starting this weekend, and over the next 13 weeks, Inside the Music will broadcast a highly regarded series on the Blues called The Blues: The Radio Series. It was first broadcast on Public Radio International and hosted by blues great Keb’ Mo’.

A fourteenth "Made-in-Canada" episode, hosted by Canada's Jackie Richardson explores the lively blues scene in this country.

Episode 1: "The Birth of the Blues"
The series opens with a celebration and definition of blues music. Interviewees include Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger, Chuck D, Martin Scorsese, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, and many more. Though the blues is an American music form, its origins are undoubtedly African. The Blues begins with a journey through the music's roots in West Africa, where slaves were loaded onto ships bound for America.

Inside The Music is heard Sundays at 3 pm ET, 3:30 pm in NL and on Radio One Sundays at 9 pm in Ontario, Quebec, Central, Mountain and Pacific; 10 pm in Maritimes; 10:30 pm in NL as well as Sirius Radio Saturdays at 4 am ET and Sundays at 6 am ET




Elyssa Mahoney & Lucas Haneman

Lombardy Fairgrounds, Lombardy ON

Friday & Saturday, June 11-12

The band entertains for the 4th year in a row at the Cancer Relay For Life. Time to be announced but you’ll find Elyssa, Lucas and the rest of their team, Darcy’s Dazzling Dozen, doing the relay through the night in memory of those who have succumbed to cancer, and in support of those who are fighting it.



George Buys

The Branch, Kemptville ON

Saturday, June 12, 8:30-11:30 pm

George has been playing acoustic Blues, guitar and harmonica for over twenty years. His repertoire is blues-based with a nod to Chuck Berry and Louis Jordan, while of course, Little Walter and Muddy Waters are in there, everywhere.


Lucky Peterson

Northside Grill, Cobourg ON

Saturday, June 10

Wilno Tavern, Wilno ON

Sunday, June 11

Tweedsmuir Tavern, Tweed ON

Tuesday, June 13

One of the best contemporary Blues players and, at 46, already a veteran, recording at the age of 5 and appearing on the tonight show and touring the world several times over. Equally talented on guitar and keyboard. A rare performance by one of the most talented Blues Artists on the planet!

Appearing as part of Zapp Productions’ Texas Blues Series.

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




Virée Blues Boréale presents

Bob Walsh

Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage (Old Hull sector)

Wednesday, June 9; two shows, 5 pm & 8 pm

After years of hard work, last Monday for the first time, the Blues broke through the hertzian sky of the Outaouais region, for preliminary testing. And, as goes the proverb, honour to whom honour is due – Virée Blues Boréale and Bob Walsh, strong supporters of this project from the very start, have been entrusted to officially launch the radio station on June 9, at Le Petit Chicago.

Bob Walsh is himself a major player in the history of the Blues in Quebec. This singer-guitarist has been travelling everywhere for over 30 years now, singing the Blues with his memorable voice ... and always with passion. After touring Quebec and Europe, after having received so many awards among which the Felix for “l’Artiste s’étant le plus illustré dans une autre langue que le français” (best performing artist in a language other than French), Bob Walsh is coming here.

With Guy Bélanger, the harmonicist who surprised everybody with his performance of the music for "Gas Bar Blues", and Jean Cyr who is as one with his bass, Walsh renders performances worthy of America’s greatest Bluesmen. As he skilfully demonstrated during those thirty-some years, he sure will go through and important Jazz and Blues repertoire, now performing Blues classics, now his own heartfelt compositions.







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:

June 10 – Parker Estabrooks

June 17 – Steve Ridgely & Chris Dyke

June 24 – Sally Robinson

July 1 – Drew Nelson


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!


Southwest Sundays

Tumbleweed (classic country featuring Steve Marriner)

OR The Dusty Drifters

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Sundays, 9:30 pm – 1 am




Saturday, June 12

The Priorities @ Tucson’s, 9:15 pm

Jesse Greene Band @ the Rainbow, 10 pm




Thursday, June 17

JW-Jones @ D’Arcy McGee’s

Saturday, June 19

MonkeyJunk @ Dragon Boat Festival

Sunday, June 20

JW-Jones @ Dragon Boat Festival

Wicked Grin @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm

Friday, June 25

King Rattler @ Tucson’s, 9:15 pm

Sweet & the Back Beat @ D’Arcy McGee’s, Bells Corners

Kiss Ass Blues Party with Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ Greenfield’s, 9:30 pm

Saturday, June 26

Bluestone @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm

Quick Sand @ Tucson’s, 9:15 pm

Sunday, June 27

Double Double @ New Edinburgh Pub, 6-10 pm



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