24 January 2011

Ottawa Blues This Week - 24 January 2011




Launching the 13th edition, Virée Blues Boréale presents

Jack de Keyzer

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

Wednesday, January 26 @ 8 pm

Our next guest has recorded 8 albums and earned 18 highly prestigious awards in the last 10 years, among those awards, that of “Bluesman of the year” awarded in 2009 by CBC Radio One’s audience, 8 Maple Blues Awards and 2 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the American Grammies, for “Blues Album of the Year”.

A professional guitarist since 18, Jack De Keyzer stands out by a Jazz, Funk, R&B and Swing coloured Blues Sound. A native of London, England, he now lives in Whitby, near Oshawa. His first band, The Bobcats took to the stage in 1980 but the group that we now know and that performs over 160 times a year all over the globe started in 1985. From Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre to our own famous

Virée Blues Boréale in Gatineau, from the Montreal International Jazz Festival to Vancouver, from Blues-Sur-Seine in France to Puerto Blues Festival in Mexico, Jack De Keyzer, with David McMorrow on keyboard, Alan Duffy on bass and Rick Donaldson on drums always delivers a top notch show.

De Keyzer can also often be found in studio sessions working on other stars productions. His distinctive sound and unique voice can be traced on over 100 albums, be it with Blue Rodeo, King Biscuit Boy, Bo Diddley, Duke Robillard, Otis Rush, Etta James, Kevin Mark, Bob Walsh, Prairie Oyster or in duo with KD Lang, to name just a few. Television also often calls on him to record many programs’ musical themes.





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Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Friday, January 28

Just back home from a couple of weeks in sunny, warm Florida … travelling back via North Carolina, Virginia then DC, come out and give a warm welcome to JW and the fellas. No doubt the Ottawa weather will be a bit of a shock, but the Rainbow dance floor will be full of warm bodies!





MonkeyJunk – live on Rogers Daytime in Ottawa

Tuesday, January 25 @ 11 am; repeated at 2 pm, 5 pm & 11 pm


Black Sheep, Wakefield QC

Saturday, January 29 @ 8:30 pm

Sunday, January 30 @ 4 pm

Following another trip to Toronto to pick up some Maple Blues Awards, MonkeyJunk is making their regular mid-winter appearance at the Black Sheep. Come out to see the Electric Act of the Year … they’ll be playing songs from the new CD, “To Behold” which is due out this spring.

MonkeyJunk is pleased to announce that the Back-Talk Organ trio will be opening both shows at the Black Sheep! Funky





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 27 – Jesse Greene

February 3 – Dean Dupuis

February 10 – Sally Robinson

February 17 – Mathieu Gagnon

February 24 – Don Cummings

March 3 – Ric Denis

March 10 – Johnny Mac

March 17 – Dr. Dave

March 24 – Jarhead & Jerome

March 31 – Rod Williams & Murray Kinsley


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.

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, 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.





Ball & Chain’s Annual Mardi Gras Party

Featuring Swamperella

Elmdale House Tavern, 1084 Wellington Street

Saturday, March 5 @ 9:30 pm; $10




Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8

CD Release Party “Seven Years of Thursdays”

Elmdale House Tavern, 1084 Wellington Street

Saturday, March 12 @ 9:30 pm

Get on your dancing shoes and join us March 12 at the Elmdale House Tavern for the CD Release PARTY featuring the New CD "Seven Years of Thursdays" recorded live at The Elmdale Tavern House in February 2010!



Three Times Lucky

“Mojo Offa Muddy” CD Release Party

Elmdale House Tavern, 1084 Wellington Street

Friday, March 18 @ 9:30 pm; $6

Originally formed in early 2009, with a common appreciation of music, decades of friendship and live music experience, and a commitment to making uncompromised musical statements, Three Times Lucky always bring their top game to any live music venue, studio or festival stage near you.

Our Mission Statement: Write, record and perform live, our own home-grown brand of Canadian Blues/Roots music, that we hope will entertain people, and resonate with their own lives and individual experiences. We also hope to relay our own heartfelt and sometimes humourous observations on current and past socio-political issues of Pan-Canadian and Trans-Global concern. Or maybe just have a good time playing our music. In short, Three Times Lucky just might be that Rootsy/Folk Rockn'/Blues Alternative Band you've been looking for all your life.

Opener Rock Snake



“He Said – She Said”

Peter Karp & Sue Foley

National Arts Centre Studio

Saturday, March 19 @ 8 pm; tickets $30

"He Said - She Said" is the new inspired show featuring a collaboration of original songs by Peter Karp and Sue Foley. The project is based around a correspondence the two shared through letters that were written over a year period. These letters started as a casual exchange between two committed performers sharing their common bond of the loneliness of the road, the pain of separation from family and home and above all, the drive to make music. But as time went on the letters they shared became more poignant, more revealing. Those letters became their songs.

The result is "He Said - She Said." The show features songs of two artists in development, sharing artistic purpose and spiritual kinship in a meeting of hearts and minds. Whether they're performing as an acoustic duo or with their electric band the music encompasses elements of folk, jazz, flamenco, and blues resulting in a show that is moving, literate, romantic, rocking and exciting.




Guitar Workshop with Rick Fines

Wintergreen, 9780 Canoe Lake Road, South Frontenac ON

Friday – Sunday, March 25-27

Celebrate spring on the early side with a weekend of guitar with Rick Fines. The workshop will begin with a scrumptious gourmet dinner at the lodge on Friday evening. Later in the evening, you will enjoy the first informal session of music making.

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a series of workshops on various styles of acoustic blues guitar playing. Workshops will help you develop your skills in rhythm, soloing, slide and fingerstyle blues. Bring an audio recorder if you like, to capture the parts you’ll want to work on later (no video recording please). Each student will receive Rick’s “Fingerstyle Blues” DVD with 75 minutes of instruction on Delta style guitar.

When you’re not working on your guitar playing, you will be able to enjoy the many trails on our hundreds of acres of land, or relax in our wood-fired sauna.

Saturday evening will feature a public concert by Rick Fines (free to workshop participants) – see info below. Late night jamming after the concert is a strong possibility!

After another morning of guitar playing and instruction, lunch will be served. The workshop will close after lunch on Sunday.


Tuition: $195 (20% discount on tuition if you come with a friend - $310 for two). HST extra.

Accommodation and meals for the duration of the workshop: $220 (bunks p.p.), $260 (shared rooms or cabins, p.p.), $300 (double bed, single occupancy), $395 (double bed, shared). Facilities and meals only (for registrants staying off-site): $150. HST extra.


Dinner & Concert with Rick Fines

Wintergreen, 9780 Canoe Lake Road, South Frontenac ON

Saturday, March 26; dinner @ 6 pm, concert @ 7:30 pm; tickets $30

Reserve by email (info@wintergreenstudios.com) or by phone (613 273 8745)

Rick Fines is one of Canada’s leading blues, roots music, and slide guitarists, and he returns to Wintergreen for a second year, offering both a guitar workshop and a concert for the public. Recipient of Songwriter of the Year along with Suzie Vinnick, Rick’s work with Jackson Delta brought nominations from both the Juno and the Handy awards. He has played for legendary blues piano player Pinetop Perkins, songstress Colleen Peterson, and folk icon Penny Lang, among others. He tours from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic, from BC to NYC. Rick is also a gifted instructor. For the past quarter century, he has worked both with young students and adults – as an instructor at Sir Sanford Fleming College and at Trent University, as a featured artist in the Blues in the Schools program, as a youth mentor in the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and as a private instructor in Peterborough, Kerrville Texas, and on Hornby Island.



Joe Bonamassa

Ottawa Civic Centre

Friday, April 1; $63.70-$86.30 + sc

Touring in support of his soon-to-be-released album “Dust Bowl”, his 11th full-length solo release and 9th studio album, Joe Bonamassa will be playing the Ottawa Civic Centre, one night only.

A child prodigy, Bonamassa opened shows at age 12 for blues legend B.B. King, who said after first seeing him play, “This kid's potential is unbelievable…He's one of a kind.” His recording career began in the early ’90s with Bloodline, a rock-blues group also featuring Robby Krieger’s son Waylon and Miles Davis’ son Erin. His solo debut was in 2000 with the Tom Dowd-produced “A New Day Yesterday”.

Bonamassa tours constantly and averages 200 shows every year, almost always playing to sold-out crowds and ever-larger houses, and with each gig, he comes more into his own as a virtuoso and a vocalist. As he heads back to the road in support of his new album, he remains infinitely passionate about playing live, connecting with his audiences and making new fans along the way.





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 YouTube

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


Michael Pickett

The Standeasy - RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Saturday, March 12

Limited number of tickets available; call 613 384-8168 to reserve

Pickett's unique fusion of sensibilities, driven by his thumping delta guitar rhythms, muscular harmonica and gravel and chains voice is, at once, traditional and relevant. Never content to merely be a musical archivist, Pickett effectively deconstructs and reconstructs those seminal blues, born on the delta, to serve his own singular purpose; writing songs that are authentic both in substance and performance.

After 30 years, Michael Pickett is at a place in his career which he arrived at honestly. An acknowledged harmonica virtuoso, Pickett has led, and performed with, roots/blues bands clearly recognized for their significant contribution to a venerable musical art-form. But that was never enough for Michael. He has a voice. A voice that, without the adornment of a band, ought to be heard. Raw. Honest. And dripping with sly insights. Accompanied only by his guitar, rack harmonica and sensual expression, Michael Pickett is a performer who has stripped away the frills, to arrive at a place that belongs entirely to him.



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 30 – Blues with a Memphis theme

Next week, February 6 – Canucks @ the IBC


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 30 – Interview guest – John Lee Sanders

Next week, February 6 – Interview guest – Johnny Max



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 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.

Next week, February 2 – Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases, with a focus on trumpeters Avishai Cohen, Mac Gollehon, Brad Goode, Thomas Marriott, Chad McCullough, Sue Richardson and Wadada Leo Smith, plus a feature spot for three recent releases by saxophonist Jason Robinson.


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!




Selections from this week's Canada Live broadcasts at 7pm nationwide on CBC Radio Two...

Tuesday, January 25
concert 1: Buffy Saint-Marie
, recorded at the Forks in Winnipeg
Last June, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools gathered in Winnipeg for a week of events. Survivors and their families came from all over Canada to tell their stories, to heal and to enjoy a series of special concerts. The headliner was Buffy Sainte-Marie, an icon on the international music scene and a leading voice in Aboriginal issues. She appeared at the historic Forks in Winnipeg with her regular band made up of Winnipeg musicians. The audience was made up of thousands of people from across the country. Buffy felt honoured to be a participant during this important event and spoke eloquently about her feelings on the issue of residential schools. Her performance included many of her best-known songs as well as newer music appropriate for the occasion. The band includes Jesse Green on lead guitar, Donald Ducharme on bass and Mike Bruyere on drums.

concert 2: Connie Kaldor, recorded at The Segal Centre for The Performing Arts in Montreal
The songs of Connie Kaldor are ingrained in the psyche of Canadians from coast to coast. Gems like "Wood River," "Bird on a Wing," "Saskatoon Moon" or the cowgirl anthem "Wanderlust" are just the tip of an impressive song list. In 2006, for her efforts in the world of music, she was made a member of The Order of Canada - which must look real nifty next to those 3 Junos. Subjects can (and do) vary in a Kaldor song; she sings about everything from her beloved Prairies to romantic love with the same humanity and gentle humour. Now she is promoting her ninth album, Postcards from the Road. This concert from the Segal Centre in Montreal was a real family affair for Connie. Guitarist and husband Paul Campagne leads their sons Gabriel and Aleksi; Auntie Michelle and Davy add voice and guitar while bassist Bill Gossage and drummer Daniel Couture round out this very intimate and fun hour of joyful noise.

Thursday, January 27
concert 1: The Wailin' Jennys
, recorded at McDougall United Church in Edmonton
This was a perfect concert in the perfect venue. The Wailin' Jennys continue to be one of Canada's very best folk groups, boasting the abundantly talented songwriters and musicians Heather Masse, Nicky Mehta, and Ruth Moody. They sing like angels, blend beautifully, and entertain with ease. The fourth 'man-Jenny' is violin and mandolin player Jeremy Penner. The concert was recorded at McDougall United Church in Edmonton, a large, airy venue with bright, vibrant acoustics, and wooden pews raked front to back providing great sightlines for the enthusiastic audience.

CBC Radio 1 broadcast, Fridays at 2:05 PM
Friday, January 28 on CBC Radio 1

concert 1: The Wailin' Jennys, recorded at McDougall United Church in Edmonton
This was a perfect concert in the perfect venue. The Wailin' Jennys continue to be one of Canada's very best folk groups, boasting the abundantly talented songwriters and musicians Heather Masse, Nicky Mehta, and Ruth Moody. They sing like angels, blend beautifully, and entertain with ease. The fourth 'man-Jenny' is violin and mandolin player Jeremy Penner. The concert was recorded at McDougall United Church in Edmonton, a large, airy venue with bright, vibrant acoustics, and wooden pews raked front to back providing great sightlines for the enthusiastic audience.

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.




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

Ball & Chain & the Wreckers @ Kaffe 1870, Wakefield

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

Saturday, February 26

Ball & Chain & the Wreckers @ the Carleton Tavern

Sunday, February 27

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



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