22 August 2011

Ottawa Blues This Week - 22 August 2011

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SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK

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Ross Neilsen & the Suffrin’ Bastards

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Friday, August 26

To say that Ross Neilsen is a dedicated, chronic over achiever would be an understatement. Recently, he has been honoured with a nomination for Best New Artist at The Maple Blues Awards, two Rising Star nominations from CBC and back-to-back Blues Album of the Year nominations from the East Coast Music Association. A true road warrior in every sense, Ross Neilsen has spent much of the last two years living out of his van. Two albums in six months, over 200 four-hour shows a year, and a logbook of over 80,000 km covering three national tours.

Whether telling tall tales or capturing the spirit of the blues through his own originals and unique covers in his intimate solo shows or combining clever lyrics with old school, in-your-face guitar playing with his band, he will take you on an emotional journey through the joys and pains of life, death, triumph and defeat … he will touch your heart, soul, body and mind, sending you home to sing yourself to sleep. And in the morning? You will want more, much more.

http://www.rossneilsen.com

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JJ Grey and Mofro

Ottawa Folk Festival, Hog’s Back Park

Saturday, August 27 @ 6:45 pm

Down-home roots, rock and soul artist JJ Grey and his band Mofro will celebrate the release of his first-ever live DVD/CD two-disc set, Brighter Days, with a live performance at the Ottawa Folk Festival on Saturday, August 27.


The 78-minute CD and 2-hour DVD were recorded at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse in January 2011. Both as a film and a live concert CD, Brighter Days perfectly captures Grey's power as a performer and writer, as well as the talent of his heavy-hitting band Mofro.

JJ Grey & Mofro are known for their devastating live performances. With the band following his every move, Grey sings and tells stories with preacher-like conviction, breaking down the wall between the audience and the performer. USA Today says JJ Grey & Mofro's music is "rootsy R&B, gospel and country. They are glorious, full of soul and surprises."

http://www.alligator.com/artists/JJ-Grey-and-Mofro/

http://www.alligator.com/albums/Brighter-Days-The-Film-And-Live-Concert-Album-CD-DVD/

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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

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Big Chill

Elmdale House Tavern, 1084 Wellington Street

Thursday, August 25

Big Chill will be rockin' the Elmdale Tavern (Wellington, east of Parkdale) … ease into your weekend with loads of new songs … and a set list that includes tunes from Cream, the Yardbirds, John Mayall, Steve Winwood, B.B. King, John Hiatt, The Stones, The Beatles, John Lee Hooker, The Animals and plenty of originals.

http://bigchillnews.blogspot.com/

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AREA HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

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Three Times Lucky

The Black Sheep, Wakefield QC

Friday, August 26; 8:30-11 pm

THEIR MISSION STATEMENT:

WRITE, RECORD and PERFORM LIVE, their own home grown brand of Canadian Blues/Roots music, that they hope will entertain people, and resonate with their own lives and individual experiences.

They 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 Rockin'/Blues Alternative Band you've been looking for all your life.

http://www.myspace.com/3timeslucky

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FESTIVALS THIS WEEK

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Limestone City Blues Festival

Kingston ON

August 25-28

With MonkeyJunk, Grady Champion, Walter Trout, Trampled Under Foot, Al Wood & the Woodsmen, Paul Reddick, Jack de Keyzer, Keith Hallett & Garrett Mason, Wicked Grin & more.

http://www.kingstonblues.com

Trois-Rivieres en Blues

Trois-Rivieres QC

August 25-28

Featuring Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Bob Walsh, Carson Downey, MonkeyJunk, Steve Strongman, Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy, Trampled Under Foot & more.

http://www.3renblues.com/

Lachute en Blues

Lachute QC

August 26-27

http://www.lachuteenblues.com/

CNE Bandshell Bluesfest

Toronto ON

August 28

Featuring Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals, Mike Goudreau, Digging Roots, Treasa Levasseur, Steve Strongman and JJ Grey & Mofro.

http://www.theex.com/concerts-events/concerts/#bandshell-bluesfest

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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS EVERY WEEK

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Southside Tuesdays
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Tuesdays

Join multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Steve Marriner for something different every week - blues/country/roots music of all kinds.
http://www.myspace.com/stevemarriner

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John Carroll

Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street

Wednesdays, 10 pm

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Candlelight Blues with Al Tambay & friends

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

Thursdays, 7:30-11 pm

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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:

August 25 – Dr Dave

September 1 – Rob Alexander

September 8 – Al Wood

September 15 – Chuck Karn

September 22 – Terry Gillespie

September 29 – Peter Brown

http://bacton.smugmug.com/share/cFoCZfrollzaE

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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).

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Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover

Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)

http://www.atomicrooster.ca

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Southwest Sundays

With The Dusty Drifters

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Sundays, 9:30 pm – 1 am

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The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC

Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover

6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre

http://kaffe1870.com/

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Acoustic Roots Series

Georgian House Restaurant, 146 Main St. S., Alexandria ON

First Wednesday of Every Month – starting July 6

The best Roots/Country/Americana artists will be joining Terry Gillespie for a new Acoustic Roots Series in Alexandria. Some of them will be up-coming artists and some will be household names … a different musical guest each month. All of the musician guests are very accomplished and have toured extensively. We are very privileged to be able to host them right here at home.
Terry will open each evening with a set of his music then the guest will follow with a set of their music. Each will accompany the other. Don’t miss a single one.

Sept 7 – G3 (Terry Gillespie Trio)
Oct 5 – Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop
– two voices in perfect harmony

If you desire to see a special guest, let us know. If they are on the road, we might be able to grab them.
The Georgian House special musical menu has something fresh and delicious for all budgets.

http://www.georgianhouse.ca
http://www.terrygillespie.ca

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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS ONCE A MONTH

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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

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AREA HIGHLIGHTS ONCE A MONTH

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Blues On Tues

The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON

Third Tuesday of every month@ 7 pm; $10

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Mississippi Blues Society Jam

Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery, Bridge Street, Carleton Place

First Tuesday of every month @ 8:30 pm

Hosted by The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery & The Mississippi Blues Society, and featuring Barry Buse & Peter Brown, the MBS Blues Jam is the longest-running blues jam in the Greater Ottawa area & one of the best, attracting both musicians & fans from in & out of town.

*8:30 PM is the Estimated Start Time *There's No Cover Charge *Free Parking *Good Food *Ends Early [approx. midnight]


And - just so you know...we pack 'em in for this event, so come in early if you want a good table.

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Tongue & Groove Duo

Lock 17, 646 River Road, Burritts Rapids, ON

Saturdays (July 23, July 30, August 6, August 27)

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GAZEBO BLUES – PETERBOROUGH ON

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Gazebo Blues

Waterfront Gazebo Bar Holiday Inn, 150 George St. N, Peterborough ON

Fridays, 6-10 pm; only a $5 cover

We have another hot line up this year as the Gazebo Blues concert series enters its 9th season.

Come cool off and enjoy Blues by the water. Come early to ensure you get a table to enjoy Dinner, Drinks & great Blues. TGIF!

Aug 26 Douglas Watson R&B Revue

Sept 2 Jack is back!! Jack DeKeyzer

Sept 3 Jack DeKeyzer – Labour Day special

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SPECIAL EVENTS COMING SOON

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Roxanne Potvin

Festival Outaouais Émergent, Hull, QC

Thursday, September 1

For fans of Roxanne Potvin, the Juno award nominated Montreal based singer-songwriter, two years might seem like an unbearably long time between albums, but just one spin through the songs on “Play” will be more than enough to convince them that it’s been worth the wait.

From the hook filled punk pop of ‘Dis-moi que tu m’aimes’ – a tongue in cheek song about begging to be loved – to the whimsical nostalgia of ‘Magic Rainbows’ the songs on “Play” are ambitious, but never lose the loose limbed joyful feeling that inspired them. On the funky keyboard driven ‘Pretty Girls’, Potvin snarls her way through one of the most biting songs ever written about our culture’s fascination with beauty. Clearly Roxanne can rock with the best of them when she wants to.

With “Play” Roxanne Potvin has achieved something that few artists ever succeed in doing – she’s expanded her style and grown as an artist while still keeping the grit and authenticity that is so appealing about her music. Hear for yourself: just press “Play”.

http://roxannepotvin.com/

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50 years of Sticky History –

The Big Brian Downey Bash

Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, September 3

Howya all doin, friends?!
I'd be just thrilled to have you attend my big anniversary show. I can't believe, it's been 50 years since my first paid gig - thank you very much to the coolest neighborhood bar for hosting my show. We'll have at least four very different sets, because I'd like to show you all the bands who seem to appreciate my sticks, e.g. we're counting on Dean, Mike and Brent from The Mudboys, Maren and Vincent from my Lounge Trio, possibly Peter Newsom from The Lap Band, horns from my big band and whomever else I can dig up from this long trajectory that is my past and present as a professional drummer.
Don't miss out on this one, it will be SO MUCH FUN - and that goes with a BIG THANK YOU to all the people who made this experience make me smile whenever my thoughts travel back!
Love, Brian

50 years – sticky biography of a national treasure
Brian Downey is old school, old soul and rare groove, that he learned on the road, living in Detroit + Chicago of the ‘60s & ‘70s. Brian Downey, born in Schreiber, ON, drummed for the original Drifters, shared the stage with Chuck Berry, who actually pointed at him, having heard him play, demanding: "I want THAT drummer!", Harry Connick Sr., Herb Ellis, Matt Guitar Murphy, John Lee Hooker, Jim Galloway, Charlie Biddle Sr. and played a series of concerts with Chet Baker at The Chateau Laurier in Ottawa in the ‘80s (see photos @ www.briandowney.ca), to name just a few.

As a young man, the story goes, he started drumming in his first band because the only drummer in town took off. But Brian Downey had been listening to blues radio stations from the south ever since he discovered the “on”-switch. Since those 50 years ago, he never stopped learning from the greats and understated in music whom he worships for their musicality, rhythm, integrity and ease on stage to this day.

A seasoned yet evolving performer over decades, his pocket ties bands together from stage to stage. This great, grand drummer makes the good feel better and the lost feel found – audiences all over North-America and musicians from all over the world love him for that.
http://briandowney.ca/stic​ky-history/

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Richard Thompson

Opening – Del Barber

Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue

Wednesday, September 7 @ 7 pm; tickets $53.60

Known and celebrated for his extraordinary, genre-bending guitar style and electrifying live performances, Richard Thompson is an established legend in music. With countless albums, numerous awards such as the Ivor Novello Award for songwriting and a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio and over forty years in music Thompson is still not showing any signs of stopping.

Born in 1949 to a musically diverse family, Thompson grew up listening to everything from jazz to early rock and roll. Artists like Buddy Holly and Les Paul intermingled in his record collection along with other great legends such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. It was this early exposure that led to Thompson’s ability to jump between genres in his music.

In 1967 Richard made his debut as a recording artist with the band Fairpoint Convention, which he co-founded. Five albums and three years later, Thompson left Fairpoint Convention and moved on to release his first solo album “Henry the Human Fly” in 1972. Following the release of this album Thompson married folksinger Linda Peters and as the duo Richard & Linda Thompson, worked together until 1983 when they decided to part ways.

His 2010 live album “Dream Attic” was nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. A CD/DVD box set titled “Richard Thompson featuring Linda Thompson Live at the BBC” was released in June to critical acclaim and, in January, Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in honour of his lifetime contribution to music.

http://www.richardthompson-music.com/Tour.asp

www.delbarber.com

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Ottawa Blues Society’s Road to Memphis

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

Qualifying Rounds on Wednesdays, September 7, 14 & 21

Finals – Friday, September 23

More info … schedule as soon as it’s available …

http://www.ottawabluessociety.com/road2memphis.php

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Daddy Long Legs

Opening Scotty Doubt

Elmdale House Tavern, 1084 Wellington Street

Saturday, September 17 @ 10 pm; $10

Maple Blues Award and Canadian Independent Music Award winners, Waterloo Ontario's gritty electrified blues band Daddy Long Legs make their first appearance in Ottawa at the Elmdale House Tavern.

For Daddy Long Legs, playing the blues has nothing to do with nostalgia, or trying to recreate their blues record collections. Rather, it’s about mashing together all the brawn of riff-based garage rock, the soul of 60’s era rhythm and blues, and all the jump and shuffle of the west coast and Chicago sounds to create new blues music that is about the here-and-now. As a result, Daddy Long Legs have become an enigma of the music scene, appealing to an eclectic bunch of blues purist, rock-a-billies, and alt-rockers alike.


With their latest release, Daddy Long Legs have created a raucous set of what can only be described as garage blues. “Liars, Cheats andScoundrels” (on Busted Flat Records) has Daddy Long Legs unleashing wild, snarling tones that are barely contained by the CD itself. The album's all original tracks could equally serve as either the soundtrack to a prison riot, or a night of drinking at the local bar after a break-up with your sweetheart. The band garnered rave reviews following their recent appearance at the Kitchener Blues Festival (and sold more CDs than anyone!).

Former Ottawa resident Mike Elliott is the band’s guitarist. Come on out to the Elmdale House and welcome Mike back to Ottawa. Opening band will be Scotty Doubt with an AllStar lineup … Frank Scanga, Billy Brennan and George Prendergast.

http://www.daddylonglegs.ca/

http://www.myspace.com/daddylonglegsbluesband

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Hank Williams Birthday Bash

With Ball & Chain & the Wreckers

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Saturday, September 17; $10

We all gather at Irene's Pub, Ball & Chain and The Wreckers, along with over a dozen local artists for an evening of music penned by the late Hank Williams Sr. B&C will play at least a set worth of material and we'll be the house band for all the guest artists. Two additions to the band will be John Steele on pedal steel and Andrew Cowan on electric guitar. This is always a great time. Come early and get a seat.

http://www.ballandchain.ca/

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Rock for Public Services

Ottawa Civic Centre

Saturday, September 17; FREE

With Big Sugar, Wide Mouth Mason & the Cooper Brothers.

Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa.

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Grievous Angel

NAC 4th Stage, 53 Elgin Street

Friday & Saturday, September 23-24 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets http://www.nac-cna.ca/en/whatson/event.cfm?ID=6710

A theatrical concert about the original cosmic cowboy--he lived fast, died young and left a charred corpse. Gram Parsons was the creative force behind some of the most important recordings of the late '60s and early '70s, and today is hailed as the patron saint of alt-country and Americana. He was born into a southern gothic tragedy straight out of Tennessee Williams – his family owned 18,000 acres of Florida orange groves, and they had all the infidelity, addiction, self-destruction and insanity money could buy. His father, ‘Coon Dog’ Connor, committed suicide when Gram was 12 years old. His mother drank herself to death five years later.

Small wonder that Gram had a morbid compulsion to go out in a haze of glory, and on September 19, 1973, in a cheap motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, Gram got his wish as he OD'd on morphine and tequila. He was 26. But in death, his tale took another bizarre turn. Gram's road manager, Phil Kaufman, stole his body from Los Angeles airport, took it to the desert and burned it. A rock legend was born.

Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons stars Anders Drerup and Kelly Prescott as Gram and Emmylou Harris. The show was inspired by Michael Bate's March 1973 interview with the doomed singer in Boston. It was Parsons' last recorded conversation. The theatrical concert is produced and directed by Michael Bate, written by Michael Bate with David McDonald.

http://www.legendofgramparsons.com/

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Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band

CD Release Party

Opening – Canada’s own guitar legend, Rick Fines

Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street, Kingston ON

Tuesday, September 27

$25 (+$3 city fees and HST) until September 20

$30 (+$3.00 city fees and HST) from September 21 until showtime

The only Canadian date on her fall tour to promote the release of her new CD, Steady Love, an hommage to her beloved New Orleans.

Perhaps best known for her early 1970s Top 40 hit, ‘Midnight At The Oasis’, Maria has been doing what she loves best ever since – singing the blues, gospel, roots and rock, with a voice that will growl at you, seduce you, uplift you and just plain make you feel good.

She’s worked with every name in the pantheon of rock & folk since the Age of Aquarius began back in the ‘60s. On September 27, Maria will bring her five decades of making music to the Grand Theatre, on the day that her new CD is released by Stony Plain Records in Edmonton.

http://www.mariamuldaur.com/

Rick Fines is an award-winning veteran of the folk and blues circuits in North America. His song ‘Riley Wants His Life Back’ won first place in the blues category of 2003 International Songwriting Competition, with B.B. King one of the judges! But he’s been a Canadian institution since the late ‘80s when he played with Peterborough-based blues band, Jackson Delta. A master bottleneck & finger-style guitar hero, Rick has played with everybody from John Lee Hooker to Pinetop Perkins, not to mention his long-standing (and smile-inducing) music magicking with Suzie Vinnick.

http://www.rickfines.com/

Tickets available online at www.kingstongrand.ca or by phone 613.530.2050

For more info, morningstar@reztel.net or 613.378.2736

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Ross Neilsen & the Suffrin’ Bastards

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Friday, September 30 @ 10 pm

To say that Ross Neilsen is a dedicated, chronic over achiever would be an understatement. Recently, he has been honoured with a nomination for Best New Artist at The Maple Blues Awards, two Rising Star nominations from CBC and back-to-back Blues Album of the Year nominations from the East Coast Music Association. A true road warrior in every sense, Ross Neilsen has spent much of the last two years living out of his van. Two albums in six months, over 200 four-hour shows a year, and a logbook of over 80,000 km covering three national tours.

Whether telling tall tales or capturing the spirit of the blues through his own originals and unique covers in his intimate solo shows or combining clever lyrics with old school, in-your-face guitar playing with his band, he will take you on an emotional journey through the joys and pains of life, death, triumph and defeat … he will touch your heart, soul, body and mind, sending you home to sing yourself to sleep. And in the morning? You will want more, much more.

http://www.rossneilsen.com

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SEPTEMBER BLUES FESTIVALS

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Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Ffestival

Mississauga ON

September 9-11
www.southsideshuffle.com


Harvest Jazz & Blues

Fredericton NB

September 13-18

http://www.harvestjazzandblues.com

Blues On The River
Montreal QC

September 23-25
www.productionskazou.com/anglais/culturel/Blues_on_the_River.pdf

For the latest info on blues festivals, check the online version of the 9th Annual Blues Festival Guide www.bluesfestivalguide.com

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BLUES IN KINGSTON

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KINGSTON REGULAR EVENTS

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KBS Monthly Jam

The Standeasy

RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Third Saturday of the month @ 8:30 pm, $3 at the door

Come out and see Mojo Shooter with special guests.

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

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Georgette Fry

Brandee’s, 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

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For more, please contact Kingston Blues Society

www.kingstonbluessociety.ca

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BLUES ON THE RADIO

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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, August 28 – Comedy Blues

Next week, September 4 – OBS Road to Memphis – Qualifying Round #1

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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. All Shows are archived on www.insidetheblues.ca after broadcast and can be listened to there at any time.

This week, August 28 – Interview with Shakura S’Aida

Next week, September 4 – Part 1 of Interview with Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records

www.insidetheblues.ca

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On CKCU-FM 93.1

The Mighty 93.1

www.ckcufm.com

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.

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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, August 24: Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: The second of two programs on his 1958 “Cookbook” sessions with Shirley Scott, Jerome Richardson, George Duvivier & Arthur Edgehill.

Next week, August 31: Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases, with an emphasis on bassists, percussionists and vocalists. Will include Laura Ainsworth, Bones & Tones, Bryan Carter, Katchie Cartwright, Harris Eisenstadt, Barry Elmes, Robert Hurst, Donald Ray Johnson, Lisa Kirchner, Beata Pater, Deborah Pearl, Mads Vinding and Dave Young.

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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

www.cbc.ca/snb

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.

And check out SNB videos here http://www.cbc.ca/snb/video/

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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!

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CBC RADIO CONCERTS ON DEMAND

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CBC radio

Canada Live podcast, released on Fridays
Friday, August 26 on the Canada Live podcast
Kim Dunn, recorded at CBC Radio Studio H, Halifax

Over a thirty-year career, Kim Dunn has become known as a musician's musician, a consummate keyboard sideman who has recorded and toured with a who's who of East coast artists, including Rita MacNeil, Bruce Guthro, Matt Minglewood, Jimmy Rankin, Lennie Gallant, David Myles, Jill Barber, Dave Gunning, and George Canyon. But there's another side to Kim Dunn -- that of a songwriter and vocalist. After playing on countless recordings of other artists, Kim finally brought his songwriting and singing to the foreground with the release of his first solo project, 'Take This Hammer'. Kim Dunn, along with bassist Tom Easly and percussionist Geoff Arsenault, dropped by our CBC Radio Studio H in Halifax for a rare intimate sampling of some his own material.

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

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/

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LOCALS LOOK AHEAD

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Friday, September 2

The Brothers Chaffey @ the Elmdale House Tavern, 9:30 pm

The Jesse Greene Band @ the Rainbow, 10 pm

Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ Tucson’s

Saturday, September 3

Brian Downey’s 50th Anniversary @ Irene’s

Sunday, September 4

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

Friday, September 9

Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo & the Mud Boys @ the Rainbow, 10 pm

Sunday, September 11

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

Sunday, September 18

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

Friday, September 23

OBS Road to Memphis Band finals @ Tucson’s, 7 pm

JW-Jones @ the Rainbow, 10 pm

Sunday, September 25

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

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