19 September 2011

Ottawa Blues This Week - 19 September 2011




Ottawa Blues Society’s Road to Memphis continues

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

Finals – Friday, September 23

Qualifying Round #1 - Wednesday, September 7

7:40 pm The Yohawks – advanced to the FINALS

8:20 pm Steve Groves

9:00 pm Tongue & Groove

9:40 pm Big Chill – advanced to the FINALS

Qualifying Round #2 - Wednesday, September 14

7:40 pm River City Junction

8:20 pm Bluestone – advanced to the FINALS

9:00 pm Erth Juce

9:40 pm Terry Gillespie – advanced to the FINALS

Qualifying Round #3 - Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm (all times are approximate)

7:15 pm The Braveyard Whips

7:55 pm Northlander

8:35 pm Victor Nesrallah

9:15 pm Lil’ Al’s Combo

9:55 pm Joe Gaspar Band

Finals - Friday, September 23, 7 pm

The two highest-scoring bands from each Qualifying Round will play in the Finals.





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.





Tracy K Blues Duo

Tweedsmuir Tavern, Tweed ON

Thursday, September 22 @ 8 pm

Tracy K Blues Duo

Opening for Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Avenue

Friday, September 23

Hey folks, the duo is on tour this September in South/Southeast Ontario and we'd love to see you out there. The blues duo opens for Ramblin' Jack Elliot in Kingston, so we put together some stops along the way there and back! Gotta grease up the chain and pump up the tires. There will be CDs, tracy K's stolen apple jelly, snakeman's canned heat salsa, t-shirts, our dog billie rose, and hopefully you and your friends!!

Known internationally for beltin' out the blues with her Right Hand Band, Tracy K's desire to form a specific kind of acoustic duo was fulfilled after moving to Thunder Bay in 2004. She met Jamie ‘Snakeman’ Steinhoff, a humble, funny-guy by nature and chef by trade. When he's not cookin' in the kitchen he's cookin' on guitar! Ms. K pulled him out of the kitchen, stuck him onstage and now they cook together! Their 2011 release “Canned Heat” introduces the pairing of this unknown bluesman guilty of preserving authenticity with the award-winning performer.



Wilno Tavern, Wilno ON

Friday, September 23; tickets $20 advance, $25 door

At the 2010 Maple Blues Awards they were nominated for 6 awards and took 5 including entertainers of the year, vocalist and guitarist. They also beat out the likes of Colin Linden and Colin James to win Blues Band of the year at the Canadian Independent Music Awards.

Paving their own way in Blues, the band is a cross between Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, swamp R&B and soul boogie. A world class band that will keep your foot tappin' and your body movin'.



Claude Munson & The Storm Outside
Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Saturday, September 24 @ 8 pm;

Claude Munson & The Storm Outside hit up KAFFÉ 1870 in Wakefield at the end of September. Bringing you original folk, alt-folk and blues traditions, a great band to check out as the fall chills set in in beautiful Wakefield.




Singing R&B and Blues

Alcorn Music, 953 Gladstone Avenue

Time: Thursday 6:15 - 7:45 pm
Dates: 10 weeks – September 22 to November 24; Final show November 27

Sing Classic Blues, Motown and Classic R&B favourites.
This course will focus on the stylistic considerations of the R&B, Motown and Blues genres. You will learn vocal techniques for breath support, phrasing, flexibility, range, judicious use of vibrato, diction, how to “belt” responsibly, lyric interpretation. Explore the art of backing vocals. All participants will be singing lead and back-up.

You will have an absolute blast!

Instructor: vocalist/music educator Elise Letourneau, B.Mus., M.Ed.
Cost: $234.00 (non-refundable)
Pre-requisite: Some singing experience preferred.
Maximum participants: six

Age: adult
Register: 613-729-0693 info@alcornmusicstudios.com
Note: This is a "less Scent" class we ask all participants to avoid wearing perfume, body spray or cologne.



Alcorn Music, 953 Gladstone Avenue

Time: Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Dates: 8 weeks – October 4 to November 22

Two Courses in One!


We will teach you how to bring your songs to life! This course is designed to take a song from your lessons or from the page and turn it into a full performance piece. We will teach you vocal and guitar technique as well as stage antics, talking on stage, how to get the nerves out and really enjoy the performance aspect of music. The students will also learn about singing harmonies along with the other artist in the course. The new studios at Alcorn Music allow us to work on the performance aspect of music with open mic/coffee house performances after 3 weeks of classes.


This course is designed to teach you all the means necessary to write your own music. It will study other famous writers and analyze their composition methods in order to apply them in our own writing classes. We will touch on finding the right key for you, how to choose chords, song structure and how to write catchy melodies leaving the audience singing along and begging for more. This class will work on the writing aspect as well as how to get your songs ready for stage and for recording.

By the end of this course, each student will have had the chance to perform one of their favourite songs and one of their own brand new pieces, and that's really bringing it from E chord to Encore!

Instructors: Musicians/music educators/songwriters and performance pros from Bluestone Band: Angelina Hunter and Ben Russell.
Cost: $ $275 (non-refundable)
Pre-requisite: Singing experience required, ex. singing a song from beginning to end with good pitch. Accompanying yourself is an asset but not mandatory.

Age: 12 and up
Maximum participants: ten

Register: 613-729-0693 info@alcornmusicstudios.com
Note: This is a "less Scent" class we ask all participants to avoid wearing perfume, body spray or cologne.




Southside Tuesdays
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street


Join multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Steve Marriner for something different every week - blues/country/roots music of all kinds.


John Carroll

Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street

Wednesdays, 10 pm


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:

September 22 – Terry Gillespie

September 29 – Peter Brown

October 13 – Sally Robinson

October 20 – Mathieu Gagnon

October 27 – Don Cummings


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


The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC

Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover

6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre



Acoustic Roots Series

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

First Wednesday of Every Month

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.

Oct 5 – Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop – two voices in perfect harmony

Nov. 2nd – Al Wood
Dec. 7th – Stephen Barry

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.





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 Tues

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

Third Tuesday of every month@ 7 pm; $10


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.




Blues On The River
Montreal QC

September 23-25

With David Rotundo, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Shakura S’Aida, Bob Walsh & Linsey Alexander.

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





Blues On The Rideau @ The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario
A Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series featuring some of North America's best Blues bands.
Proceeds to support local charities
Dinner & Show $60
Advance reservations required
Call 1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
Blues On The Rideau Shows, and the rooms at the Inn for those nights, sell out early.


October 21
Karen Lovely Band, from Ashland, Oregon
Powerful, fabulous singer.

2010 International Blues Challenge Runner-Up, 3X Blues Music Awards nominee in 2011
Proceeds To Lucy Drysdale Memorial Scholarship Fund

November 18 & 19
Donald Ray Johnson & Maurice John Vaughn Band, from Calgary & Chicago

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and one of Chicago's best Blues guitarists with band in support

Blues, soul, funk, R&B
Proceeds To Friends Of Foley Mountain & Westport Food Bank

January 20 & 21
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley Band, from Toronto
Old School Blues - smooth, beautiful and classic

Winners of 8 Maple Blues Awards & 6 Juno nominations
Proceeds To Rideau Vista & St. Edward's Elementary Schools

February 17
The Original Homewreckers with Miss Angel, from Kitchener

The late great Mel Brown's former band and singer/partner

Hip shakin', home-wreckin' Blues!
Proceeds To Rideau Waterway Land Trust

March 16 & 17
Blackburn, from Toronto
2010 Maple Blues Award Best New Artists. Blues, funk, soul & R&B

Canada's version of the Neville brothers!
Proceeds To Easter Seals Ontario & Habitat For Humanity

April 20/21
David Rotundo Band with Julian Fauth, from Toronto

A multiple Maple Blues Award winning harp player/singer matched with Juno Award winning keyboardist

Barrelhouse, rockin' Blues!
Proceeds To Westport In Bloom & Westport Library

May 18
Chris Antonik Band, from Toronto

2011 Maple Blues Award nominee for Best New Artist

Outstanding guitarist/songwriter and arranger. Smooth blues, soul, R&B
Proceeds To Rideau District Museum

More info:



See you there!
James Doran
Choose The Blues Productions




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.


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.


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

For more info, morningstar@reztel.net or 613.378.2736


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.



The FunKtion, Soul Obsession

Greenfield's Pub, 900 Greenbank Road

Saturday, October 1 @ 9:30 pm; $12

This will be an evening of non-stop smokin' tunes! Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared for a packed dance floor - the joint will be bumpin’, Baby!

Soul Obsession, headed up by Brian Eagles – These talented Ottawa based musicians have come together to pay tribute to the mood and groove of Soul / Funk and R&B. Their love of the music shines through in every performance.



Rick Taylor and Steve Marriner

Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Wednesday, October 5

Rick Taylor made his first major appearance as a singer, songwriter and guitarist at the famed Mariposa Folk Festival in 1971 and went on to become a regular at many Canadian festivals and clubs. Blues, jazz, country, rock, roots, world, and contemporary music all influenced Rick's early years on the club and festival circuits.

After living 23 years in Vancouver where he performed, recorded and produced, Rick relocated to his home province of Ontario in 2007. In February 2010 he returned to his blues roots with his definitive CD release of “Lucky Room”. This solo collection of 11 songs covers the road from Mississippi to Chicago, paying homage to the blues masters from the late 1920s to the early 1950s that have helped shape Rick’s music over a 40 plus year career.


Steve Marriner needs no introduction to Ottawa area blues fans. An intensely energetic and powerful performer, whether solo on almost every instrument, or as part of the Blues Music Award winning MonkeyJunk, Steve never disappoints.



Victor Nesrallah

Opening for Clear

NAC 4th Stage, 53 Elgin Street

Thursday, October 6 @ 7:30 pm; $15

Victor Nesrallah will be doing a Solo Acoustic opening set for the Ottawa group Clear’s CD release.

Come and celebrate the release of CLEAR’s 2nd CD, “Never Falling Again”. A night of original Jazz/Pop melodies performed in an intimate cabaret setting.



Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Thursday & Friday, October 6-7; advance $20, at the door (if available) $25

At the 2010 Maple Blues Awards they were nominated for 6 awards and took 5 including entertainers of the year, vocalist and guitarist. They also beat out the likes of Colin Linden and Colin James to win Blues Band of the year at the Canadian Independent Music Awards.

Paving their own way in Blues, the band is a cross between Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, swamp R&B and soul boogie. A world class band that will keep your foot tappin' and your body movin'.



Larry Garner Blues Band

Gordon Best Theatre, Peterborough ON

Thursday, October 13

Regent Theatre, Picton ON

Friday, October 14

Perth Studio Theatre

Saturday, October 15

From Louisiana, Larry Garner is one of the most important blues players alive today. His contemporary writing matched with his extraordinary guitar work and top notch Louisiana Blues Band have been thrilling audiences around the world for over 20 years. Larry Garner and The Boogaloo Blues Band won the 5th Annual International Blues Challenge back in 1988 and Larry has toured extensively since. He was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2002; the BBC honoured Larry as its Bluesman of the Year and Blues Songwriter of the Year three times; Larry was twice named Bluesman of the Year by Real Blues Magazine. Another evening of Great World Class Blues by one of the best players and writers on the planet!


More info on these shows at www.zapp-productions.com


Myers Brothers Blues Band

With Special Guest Mark Cole

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Sunday, October 16 @ 9:30 pm

Canada’s ‘Juke Joint Kings’, the Myers Brothers are joined by special guest UK harmonica & slide guitar player, Mark Cole. Transatlanic boogie 2 … blues & boogie not to be missed!

Mike and Stevie Myers met UK's Mark Cole (Sons of the Delta, Maxwell Street Blues Band) back in 2005 at the infamous crossroads in Clarksdale Mississippi. The Ottawa brothers/blues musicians immediately felt a 'deep blues' connection with the British singer, harp & slide player. Since their chance meeting at the crossroads, Stevie and Mike, along with Mark have toured the Mississippi delta juke joints and clubs, most recently this past April where the Myers Brothers Band and Mark's band Sons of the Delta performed at the Juke Joint Festival - 100th anniversary Robert Johnson edition. While in Canada, Mark and the Myers Brothers Band will complete a studio CD recorded at MMOB & Pine Woods Studios. Come on out Sunday night and give Mark a big Ottawa welcome at the Rainbow!



Jeff Beck

Southam Hall, NAC, 53 Elgin Street

Sunday, October 16 @ 8 pm

Eight-time Grammy Award winner Jeff Beck is one of the UK’s leading artists and one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock history. His playing style continues to break new ground and reflect the eclectic musical mix that is his trademark. His live shows and virtuoso solos have become something of legend and the list of musicians he plays with similarly reflects his commitment to the best of the best.

Jeff Beck will be on stage with his band composed of Jason Rebello, Rhonda Smith and Narada Michael Walden.



Chris Antonik

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturday, October 22 @ 10 pm

The debut solo album from Toronto guitarist Chris Antonik is a diverse, soulful and tightly executed blend of classic guitar blues and original, innovative, contemporary blues-rock. After thrilling audiences in Toronto blues clubs as a sideman, Antonik has stepped out on his own to deliver this self-produced collection of original material and two classic blues covers.

The album “Chris Antonik” is a portrait of a maturing blues guitarist and songwriter who fully grasps the importance of song over solo - while still leaving plenty for guitar fans to enjoy. The songs deal with repairing relationships and giving back to those around you, as well as classic blues themes delivered in modern vehicles. Using the guitarist–as–front man approach and a variety of guest vocalists, the record is a solid collection of soulful, strong and smart blues.

Chris and his band make their Ottawa debut at the Rainbow, Saturday, October 22. This is a ‘don’t miss’ show!



Matt Andersen

With Old Man Luedecke

Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive

Friday, October 28 @ 8 pm; tickets $42

Matt’s newest album, “Coal Mining Blues”, was produced by Colin Linden (who co-wrote and plays on several tunes) and recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York. Featuring the Band keyboardist Garth Hudson and Olabelle singer Amy Helm, it’s a rich vein of new songs, many addressing the trying lives of working people: There’s the self-explanatory “Work Hard for the Luxury,” and the moving title track, which rings true in mining communities from Cape Breton to Sheffield and West Virginia. But not all of “Coal Mining Blues” is about hard work, as rollicking up-tempo cuts like ‘Lay it on the Line’ and ‘Fired Up’ bear out.


On September 20 Matt sets off on the sort of tour that would kill a lesser man. He’ll be in Ottawa at the end of October. And quick note — some dates have already sold out, and tickets are going fast.

Check out his new video at http://www.eastcoastkitchenparty.net/Music_Matt_Anderson.php

Old Man Luedecke is one of Canada’s best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. His memorable melodies, poetic sense and easy charisma appeal to anyone searching for new growth from old roots … his contemporary lyrics coupled with the irresistible rhythm of the old time banjo that connect and make him so loved with his audiences.







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


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


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, September 25 – Virée Blues Boréale

Next week, October 2 – OBS R2M finalists & winner


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, September 25 – Interview with John Mays

Next week, October 2 – Interview with Andrew Galloway



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, September 21: Exotic Jazz: Co-Host Alnoor Allidina presents an evening of jazz from the

Middle East and Northern Africa. We will hear from the likes of Rabih Abou-Khalil, Anouar Brahem and Lloyd Miller.

Next week, September 28: Jazzcraft: The 1978 & 1979 recordings made for the Danish Jazzcraft label by Benny Bailey, Teddy Edwards and Howard McGhee.


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.

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


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!




Wednesday, September 21
concert 1: Fish & Bird with John Mann
, recorded in Studio 40 at CBC Vancouver
It was a rainy February night in Vancouver. Nothing unusual there. But a unique pairing of musicians was gathering for a concert not to be found anywhere else. The studio was packed and the audience was buzzing for a night of art folk and alt-folk with Fish & Bird and John Mann. Fish & Bird are rooted in an authentic love for folk music, but it's a tough love that doesn't stop them from showing the genre a little abuse. Their acoustic folk sounds are familiar, but not entirely what you'd expect, with funky new approaches that can still manage a sweet and lyrical touch. Veteran alt-folk singer-songwriter, stage and screen actor, and lead singer in Spirit of the West, John Mann is all entertainer, with an unparalleled stage presence. John Mann is a postmodern folk-rock minstrel, with a pure, strong and unmistakable voice, and a passion for storytelling. And he did not disappoint this night. John Mann drew us into his intimate, entertaining, and comfortable circle, and then challenged us with some new tunes marked by his humour, compassion, melody, empathy, and his love of music.

Friday, September 23
concert 1: Plants and Animals,
recorded at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec
The music of Plants and Animals is immediately familiar. With untamed guitar solos, perfectly timed rock outs, and soaring vocal lines, their sound brings to mind the sound of classic rock, yet their adventurous songwriting is what keeps them apart from any retro trend. When Plants and Animals stepped onto the stage at the Black Sheep Inn, a cozy little spot in the country side on a lake, they cranked the volume on their guitar amps past 10 and played music so raw and heavy their sound could've filled an arena.

concert 2: Said the Whale, recorded at China Cloud in Vancouver
What an incredible year it's been for Vancouver band, Said the Whale. They toured their way down the west coast and across to SXSW (the huge music festival in Austin, Texas). From Texas they went to Toronto to claim a Juno award for Best New Group. This concert anticipated all that touring and the Juno award. It was a going away party for the band just before they hit the road. A select group of their biggest local fans and friends squeezed into a little venue in Vancouver's Chinatown called China Cloud and listened to a band stoked for taking their show on the road and sharing their music with the world.

CBC Radio 1 broadcast, Fridays at 2:05 PM
Friday, September 23 on CBC Radio 1
concert 1: Dan Mangan,
recorded in CBC Vancouver's Studio 40
Dan Mangan has a new album to share with the world: Oh Fortune. In a world teeming with music, Dan's new record stands out from the crowd. The Vancouver musician has new songs to share which he says are deeper and darker than any he's written before. Just ten days before the album's release (on September 27), Dan brought 11 musicians along with him to CBC Vancouver's Studio 40. They recreated the album in its entirety, live in concert - track by track. It was magic.

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





Saturday, October 1

The FunKtion & Soul Obsession @ Greenfield’s, 9:30 pm

Wicked Grin @ Tucson’s

Sunday, October 2

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

Soul Fat Blues Band @ the Rainbow, 9:45 pm

Friday, October 7

Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ the Elmdale House Tavern, 9:30 pm

Barrelhouse @ Greenfield’s Pub

Three Times Lucky @ Tucson’s

Saturday, October 8

Jesse Greene Band @ Irene’s

Sunday, October 9

Al Wood Trio hosts the Sunday afternoon jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm

Sunday, October 16

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

Saturday, October 22

Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo 20th Anniversary Party @ Irene’s

Sunday, October 23

Tempus Fugitives hosts the Sunday afternoon jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm

Friday, October 28

Zydeco Loco CD release @ Irene’s

Sunday, October 30

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



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