19 January 2011

Ottawa Blues This Week - 19 January 2011




Canadian blues artists from coast-to-coast were well represented at the 14th Annual Maple Blues Awards gala in Toronto Monday evening as a sold-out crowd of blues lovers gathered to celebrate Canadian Blues at Koerner Hall.

Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk took the lead with three wins, including Electric Act of the Year, Harmonica Player of the Year (Steve Marriner) and Drummer of the Year (Matt Sobb). East Coast blues giant Matt Andersen walked away with two Maple Blues Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Acoustic Act of the Year. Another young East Coast bluesman, Garrett Mason, took home the Guitar Player of the Year award.

Hamilton’s Rita Chiarelli was presented the Blues With A Feeling Award (lifetime achievement) by Frederic Lamoureux from the Montreal Jazz Festival and the president of legendary blues label Alligator Records, Bruce Iglauer. Chiarelli, who has been dubbed the “goddess of Canadian blues”, received the award for her long and vibrant career as one of the premier female blues musicians in Canada. Following a moving tribute video Hamilton native, Richard Newell AKA King Biscuit Boy received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the blues in Canada and internationally, accepted by his son Richard Oddie.

Other highlights include Female Vocalist of the Year for Toronto’s Shakura S’Aida, an internationally recognized singer whose performance earlier in the evening had the audience spellbound. The award was presented by popular CBC personality George Stromboulopoulis and MBA winner Matt Andersen, who also presented Recording of the Year to Toronto’s Downchild. Toronto’s Julian Fauth was presented the award for Keyboard Player of the Year by legendary blues keyboard player Curley Bridges and Dave Booth, AKA Daddy Cool, now back on the air waves at Whistle FM. Keith Picot, of the Vancouver based band The Twisters was presented with Bassist of the Year by Montreal blues singer Dawn Tyler Watson and Bill Wax, host of XM Radio’s popular program B.B. King’s Bluesville.

The Blues Booster of the Year award, a very special Maple Blues Award honouring outstanding contribution to the Canadian blues music industry was awarded to Gord MacAulay, Chair of the Saskatoon Blues Festival and a long time serving board member of the Saskatoon Blues Society.

The Maple Blues Awards gala featured outstanding performances from winners and nominees Jack de Keyzer, Tom Lavin, Matt Andersen, Shakura S’Aida and Dawn Tyler Watson, all backed by The Maple Blues Band.

Now in its 25th year, The Toronto Blues Society is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Blues. The Maple Blues Awards is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field.

A complete list of winners is available online


Sarah French, Sarah French Publicity

Jordan Safer, Toronto Blues Society



OBS IBC Send-Off Party & Annual General Meeting

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

January 21 @ 8 pm; $10

With performances by Road to Memphis winners: Al Wood & The Woodsman (Band Category) and Brandon Agnew & Benny Gutman (Solo/Duo Category)

Catch Ottawa's representatives to this year’s International Blues Challenge (IBC) in a full evening of entertainment to showcase the winning acts and to help raise funds to cover their expenses to travel to the international competition in Memphis, February 2011. All OBS members who attend will receive a free gift.

In conjunction with the “IBC Send off Party”, the OBS will host its Annual General Meeting which will include elections for President (2-year term) and two Directors (one 2-year term and one 1-year term). Information about the upcoming OBS Election was sent to all members December 6, 2010. OBS members can obtain further information (description of duties and Nomination Form): ottawabluessociety@gmail.com





Al Wood & the Woodsmen

Brasseurs du Temps, 170 rue Montcalm, Gatineau QC

Monday, January 24; $5

Blues with Al Wood, Simon Meilleur and friends.




Carlos Del Junco Band ***SOLD OUT***

The Waterfront Bistro, 590 Liverpool Rd. S., Pickering ON

Friday, January 21 @ 9 pm; Tickets: $25

Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”). The emphasis is on blues, but Carlos and his band are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.




Blues On The Rideau presents

Jack de Keyzer

The Cove Inn, Westport ON

Friday, January 21, 7-11 pm

Saturday, January 22 *** SOLD OUT***

$55 (plus HST) for full course buffet dinner, show & dancing.
Advance Reservations required – call (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN

Proceeds to Rideau Vista & St. Edwards’ Elementary Schools

Singer/songwriter and the King of Canadian blues guitar Jack de Keyzer returns to BOTR for a 4th time. 2010 Juno Award winner for Best Blues CD (his 2nd Juno – he also won in 2003) & and a 7X Maple Blues Award winner his reputation speaks for itself.



To liven things up. especially for the regulars. The Cove is introducing different "Cuisine Theme" nights to go along with their delicious traditional buffet dinner menus;

Visit www.choosetheblues.ca for more information


Music in Merrickville presents

Lee Harvey Osmond (Tom Wilson) with Harlan Pepper

Baldachin Inn, Merrickville ON

Saturday, January 22; $30 includes gallery showing of Tom Wilson's paintings

A new music series in Merrickville kicked off on Saturday, November 13 with Silver Creek. Organizer Suzy Brickell wrote: “Silver Creek was fantastic, a great way to start Music in Merrickville and certainly well attended.”

Tickets for upcoming shows go on sale approx 3 weeks prior to show

Rooms are available at the Baldachin Inn or for other accommodation in the area, check the links at http://www.facebook.com/l/5e2bcEhuTi7RsyvZWSUzAa1I1zA;www.baldachin.com

Show is licensed with light snacks available.

Table or individual seating; no reservations required.

All tickets available at Compact Music or by calling the Baldachin Inn at 613-269-4223

Tickets will be available at the door unless sold out.


Bob Spelled Backwards

MERA Schoolhouse, McDonald’s Corners, ON

Saturday, January 22 @ 8 pm; $10 at the door

Bob Spelled Backwards is either a family folk music collective or a band with multiple personality disorder, depending on your point of view. A quintet of family members, Bob Spelled Backwards is also an umbrella under which a number of offshoots and scions have developed recently.

Danny Sullivan and Kathy Dorner, parents of the clan, have been writing songs and performing together for twenty-five years and were the nucleus of a Windsor-based folk-rock band called the Dharma Bums in the early 1990s. A life-threatening illness sidelined their musical career shortly after they recorded their never-released CD, “When God Was Just A Little Girl”. A life-saving transplant put Danny on the road to recovery, and they began writing again, and with the youngest three of their five children, have been performing as Bob Spelled Backwards for the past couple of years.

Their new material fuses traditional folk, country blues, ballads, mountain music, reggae and good old-fashioned train songs. Danny and Kathy continue to appear occasionally as a duo, under the moniker of The Dharma Bums. Margaret Sullivan (23) and Japhy Sullivan (14) have their own solo acts, and Noah (16) and Japhy Sullivan have recently begun to perform together as The Lonesome Brothers.

Bob Spelled Backwards - “quirky folk-country-psychedelic-blues”

Tickets are $10, available at the door or in advance from Tickets Please. They can be ordered by phone at 613-485-6434 or online at www.ticketsplease.ca. For more information, contact 613-268-2376 or email shakeyacres@hotmail.com.




Southside Tuesdays

With Steve Marriner

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street @ 9 pm SHARP; no cover

Tuesdays, 9 pm – 1 am

Join multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Steve Marriner for something different every week - blues/country/roots music of all kinds.
Music starts at 9 pm SHARP - NO COVER - CHECK IT OUT!



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:

January 20 – John Steele

January 27 – Jesse Greene


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).


Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover

Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)



Southwest Sundays

With The Dusty Drifters

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Sundays, 9:30 pm – 1 am




Blues Jam

Avant-Garde Bar & Restaurant, 135½ Besserer Street

First Wednesday 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




Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario, the popular once a month Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series featuring some of Canada's best Blues artists, is now in its 6th season. It’s another superb Line-Up of artists this year with multiple Juno, Maple Blues and American Blues Award nominees/winners. Proceeds from all Shows go to support different local charities. $27,000 has been raised over the past 5 years and the goal is to raise at least $5,000 more this season. If you love good food and great Blues in a small, friendly atmosphere and you haven’t been to a BOTR @ The Cove night before then you owe it to yourself to try one. You won’t be disappointed. If you’re a regular you already know how good these nights are!

2010/11 LINE-UP
All artists appear with their bands
Visit artists’ web sites and MySpace sites for more information, audio and video clips.

January 21/22 (*2 night stand) – JACK DE KEYZER **SATURDAY NIGHT SOLD OUT**
Singer/songwriter and the King of Canadian blues guitar Jack de Keyzer returns to BOTR for a 4th time. 2010 Juno Award winner for Best Blues CD (his 2nd Juno – he also won in 2003) & and a 7X Maple Blues Award winner his reputation speaks for itself.
www.jackdekeyzer.com www.myspace.com/jackdekeyzer
Proceeds to Rideau Vista & St. Edwards’ Elementary Schools

February 18 – JOHNNY MAX BAND

A former Juno Award and multiple Maple Blues Award nominee Johnny and his band are up for another 3 MBAs this year. Led by Johnny's powerful vocals and entertaining showmanship and backed by a very tight group of veteran players this band serves up a superb smorgasbord of Blues, Stax-style Soul, R&B, Rock & Jazz that overflows the plate. Their new CD "It's A Long Road" is getting major airplay and praise on Blues stations across North America and no wonder - it's great!


Proceeds to the Rideau Waterway Land Trust

March 18 & 19 (*2 night stand) – MONKEYJUNK
Ottawa’s own and a very HOT band these days. Winners of the Blues Music Award for Best New Band Debut and 6 Maple Blues Awards in 2010! Swamp R&B, soul boogie & bedroom funk.
www.monkeyjunkband.com www.myspace.com/monkeyjunkottawa
Proceeds to the Friends of Foley Mountain

Canada’s poet of the Blues with his superb harmonica and voice returns to BOTR for a 3rd visit. A multiple Maple Blues Award winner with a great new album.
www.paulreddick.ca www.myspace.com/paulreddick1
Proceeds to Westport In Bloom

Back for a 2nd visit. The slim lady with the BIG voice. A 2010 Juno Award nominee & multiple Maple Blues Award nominee. Delicious Blues, soul, funk & R&B.
www.treasalevasseur.com www.myspace.com/treasalevasseur
Proceeds to the Rideau District Museum

Toronto actor and Blues man who blows harp like Little Walter reincarnated. A multiple Maple Blues Award winner. Rough ‘n ready swing Blues.
www.raoulandthebigtime.com www.myspace.com/raoulandthebigtime
Proceeds to Habitat For Humanity

* If there is enough advance ticket demand on single show weekends a Saturday night show may be added - so BOOK EARLY!
* All Shows are filmed by Ken Bowman with audio by Little Chicago Sound Company and one song is posted to YOU TUBE soon after the performance. Visit
www.choosetheblues.ca for examples from last year.
* Artists and dates subject to change. Visit
www.choosetheblues.ca or call The Cove closer to each show for updates.

The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com is located in the beautiful town of Westport, Ontario on Upper Rideau Lake - a 45 minute drive from Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa, 4 from Toronto and 3.5 from Montreal. Well-priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s so out-of-town blues fans can stay overnight and enjoy a great little getaway.

$55 (plus HST) for full course buffet dinner, show & dancing.
All Shows 7 to 11 pm
Advance Reservations required
CALL THE COVE (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN

Reserve your tickets early! Most Shows sell out weeks ahead. Even more important to book early if you need accommodation. There are a limited number of rooms available at The Cove and the B&B's in town and they fill up fast.

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions, Kenmore Ontario in cooperation with The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario
Visit www.choosetheblues.ca for more information




Music in Merrickville

Baldachin Inn, Merrickville ON

Upcoming shows:

Saturday, January 22 – Lee Harvey Osmond (Tom Wilson) with Harlan Pepper

$30 includes gallery showing of Tom Wilson's paintings

Saturday, February 26 – Jack De Keyzer with TBA @ 8 pm; $20

A new music series in Merrickville kicked off on Saturday, November 13 with Silver Creek. Organizer Suzy Brickell wrote: “Silver Creek was fantastic, a great way to start Music in Merrickville and certainly well attended.”

Tickets for upcoming shows go on sale approx 3 weeks prior to show

Rooms are available at the Baldachin Inn or for other accommodation in the area, check the links at http://www.facebook.com/l/5e2bcEhuTi7RsyvZWSUzAa1I1zA;www.baldachin.com

Show is licensed with light snacks available.

Table or individual seating; no reservations required.

All tickets available at Compact Music or by calling the Baldachin Inn at 613-269-4223

Tickets will be available at the door unless sold out.




Shrimp Daddy & the Sharpshooters

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Friday, February 11

Winner of this year’s Maple Blues Award for ‘New Artist or Group of the Year’, Michael “Shrimp Daddy” Reid is a journeyman harp player and front man who originally hails from Montreal. Michael moved to Toronto in 1999 and currently resides in Milton. In 2001 he heard Toronto blues harpist Ken Yoshioka at Toronto's St. Louis Bar and Grill and was instantly hooked. For his 2001 New Year’s resolution Michael promised himself to learn to play blues harp. Over the next two years he focused on learning his instrument, prior to focusing on developing his skills as a dynamic and highly entertaining front man. For a guy who took but a few lesson from harmonica legends Michael Pickett and Carlos del Junco, Michael rapidly developed into a driving force in vocalizing, interpreting and writing Chicago and West Coast jump and swing blues.
In 2009 Shrimp knew it was time to record his own material and sought out one of Canada’s finest young multi-award winning bluesmen, Steve Marriner of MonkeyJunk fame to produce it. The result was Shrimp Daddy’s seminal recording, “Messin’ With My System”. Inspired in equal measure by the sounds of Little Walter and William Clarke, “Messin’ With My System” is a must have for any blues aficionado’s library. Shrimp’s powerful baritone voice, rich harp tone and tasty phrasing will carry the listener through tunes filled with both irony and good humour.



Robert Cray Blues Band

Capitol Theatre, Port Hope ON

Sunday, February 13 @ 8 pm

Robert has been one of the biggest names in Blues for the last 30 years, having won no less than 5 Grammy Awards. In 2006 he released a double live CD. Robert is on tour in 2011 in support of his latest release "This Time". For this release, he has teamed up with band members from his classic albums "Strong Persuader" and "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark".

Jimmy Bowskill opens with a special solo set.

Tickets available - Capitol Theatre Box Office, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope; phone 905-885-1071; toll free 1-800-434-5092; on line at www.capitoltheatre.com


Duke Robillard

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

Wednesday, February 23 @ 8:30 pm

Sunday, February 27 @ 4 pm

Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations.

In 2007 Duke received a Grammy nomination for his "Guitar Groove-a-rama" CD and was also honoured with the prestigious Rhode Island Pell Award for "excellence in the arts" along with actress Olympia Dukakis, actor Bob Colonna, and R.I. Choreographer/Festival Ballet director Mihailo "Misha" Djuric. The Pell award is named for Senator Claiborne Pell who helped to establish the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities in 1965.

Roomful of Blues – which still continues, forty years later – gave Duke his first exposure to a wide public, and when he left after a dozen years, he played briefly with rockabilly king Robert Gordon, then cut two albums with the Legendary Blues Band (a sterling collection of former members of Muddy Waters' band). He led his own band until 1990, and then replaced Jimmy Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Still on the road, he plays as many as 250 dates a year, still proving, night after night, that his true talent is bringing people out to hear the music, appreciate the show, and dance to the blues.



Duke Robillard Blues Band

Perth Studio Theatre, Perth ON

Friday, February 25 @ 8 pm

Tickets - Tickets Please at (613) 485-6434; online at www.ticketsplease.ca

Gordon Best Theatre, 216 Hunter West, Peterborough ON

Saturday, February 26 @ 8 pm

Tickets – Bluestreak or Moondance Records; phone Showplace Box Office 705-742-SHOW (7469); online at www.showplace.org

Founder of Roomful of Blues in '67, Grammy Award Nominee and multiple Guitar Player Awards, Duke is a master with dozens of critically acclaimed releases. He has also toured extensively as lead guitarist for both Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. "Duke is one of the preeminent guitarists in the world today, bar none."...Rolling Stone

Presented by Zapp! Productions http://www.zapp-productions.com


Anthony Gomes

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturday, February 26

Singer-guitarist Anthony Gomes lives by the credo of truth as an artist, constantly challenging himself to expand his explorations of heart and sound. His latest release, “Blues Medicine”, is a career ‘best of’ retrospective that celebrates his blues-based rock, soul and R&B.





Layla Zoe and her All-Star Band

Confederation Place Hotel

Saturday, February 12; doors 7 pm; show 8 pm

One of the best young female blues artists in the country, she has been compared to Janis Joplin and was recently up for the part in a Janis Joplin bio pick coming out in 2013. Layla has an incredible voice and she will be backed by an all star band including Drew Austin on drums and James Rasmussen on bass (both from David Rotundo’s band).

Layla has a phenomenal voice and a stage presence that will captivate you – she has quickly become the “darling of Canadian blues” and she has appeared with nearly every great blues musician in this country. In Europe, she is in huge demand and has taken that continent by storm; everyone who has seen raves about her performances. She has five independently released CDs (she has released one every year).

http://www.layla.ca or on You Tube

Opening the show will be Tore Down – finalists in the Road to Memphis competition for the Loyal Blues Society in Belleville.

Advance Tickets for the show only - $20 KBS members; $25 non members

Advance Dinner Package $50 (includes show and dinner) KBS members; $55 non members

Call now to reserve your tickets 613-384-8168


KBS Monthly Jam

Mojo Shooter with Special Guest

RCHA Club, 237 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Third Saturday of the month

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


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





101.9 DAWG-FM, CIDG, is ON THE AIR! Blues 24/7

Live streaming on the website at http://www.dawgfm.com/

Sundays: 8 pm

Ottawa Blues Society DAWG’ON BLUES

Each week OBS hosts keep you up to date on what’s happening on the Ottawa area blues scene, play some great blues from local bands and showcase regional and Canadian talent.

This week, January 23 – Resolution Blues

Next week, January 30 – Blues with a Memphis theme


Sundays: 6-8 pm

INSIDE THE BLUES with James Doran

Inside The Blues features music and interesting backgrounder information on today’s top Blues artists with a strong focus on Canadian talent mixed in with some great Blues classics. Hour Two features an in-depth interview and music from a different artist or blues industry VIP every week - again with a strong Canadian focus.

This week, January 23 – Interview guest – David Rotundo

Next week, January 30 – Interview guest – John Lee Sanders



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, 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, January 19 – Sketches of Spain: Miles Davis and Gil Evans recorded these pieces in November 1959 and March 1960. Trumpeter Lew Soloff re-recorded five of them with Steve Richman conducting the Harmonie Ensemble New York in May 2008. We’ll compare the two recordings tune by tune.

Next Week, January 26 – Vocalese: Co-Host and singer Anna Williams brings us Vocalese: the Art and the Artists – tracing the art of Vocalese from the original solos to the singers’ versions with premier practitioners like King Pleasure, Jon Hendricks, Kurt Elling and the Manhattan Transfer.


Alternate Sunday overnights (Monday morning) from 2-7 am

Rockin' the Blues From Canada

with Diane Wells


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!




Lots of blues available in the concerts on demand section of the CBC Website …





ALWAYS check local listings to confirm.

On BRAVO – http://www.bravo.ca

Wednesday, January 26 @ 9 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.

Saturday, February 5 @ 9 pm

Sunday, February 6 @ 1:30 am

Sunday, February 6 @ 1:30 pm

The Blues Brothers (PG) 1980
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are a couple of musicians who are on a "mission from God". With James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fisher, and many more.




Friday, January 28

JW-Jones @ the Rainbow

Barrelhouse @ Greenfield’s

Saturday, January 29

MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC

Big Soul Project & the Bombast Blues Band @ the Rainbow

Sunday, January 30

MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC @ 4 pm

River City Junction host the Sunday afternoon Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 2

River City Junction @ the Avant-Garde Bar

Friday, February 4

Bluestone @ Tucson’s

Tempus Fugitives @ the Rainbow

Brothers Chaffey @ the Elmdale House Tavern

Saturday, February 5

Tony D Band @ the Rainbow

Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo @ Irene’s

Sunday, February 6

Maria Hawkins hosts the Sunday afternoon Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm

Friday, February 11

The Mud Boys & King Rattler @ Irene’s

Saturday, February 12

The FunKtion @ Tucson’s

The Jesse Greene Band @ the Rainbow

Sunday, February 13

River City Junction hosts the Sunday afternoon Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm

Saturday, February 19

The Mud Boys Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue @ Tucson’s

Sunday, February 20

Dr Dave hosts the Sunday afternoon Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm

Sunday, February 27

Wicked Grin hosts the Sunday afternoon Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm



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