26 September 2011

Ottawa Blues This Week - 26 September 2011




To Terry Gillespie who, along with bandmates Lyndell Montgomery and Wayne Stoute, are on the Road to Memphis to represent the Ottawa Blues Society in the 28th International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, January 31 – February 4, 2012.

Terry & his band will join the Ottawa Blues Society’s Duo entry – Kelly Prescott & Anders Drerup – at the IBC in Memphis.






The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended its deadline to November 1, 2011. Entries will be accepted online until 11:59 PM EST. Mail-in entries must be postmarked on or before November 1. Online entry platforms include Sonicbids, Broadjam, ReverbNation, Myspace; and ISC's own platform.

With the most high-profile judging panel of any music competition in the world, ISC offers songwriters and artists the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by iconic recording artists, as well as many major and indie record label Presidents, A&R executives, producers, music supervisors, and more. Amateur and professional songwriters are invited to participate.

ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $20,000 in prizes. Open to all levels of songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories that include all genres of popular music. Past winners have included artists from Grammy winners to hobbyist songwriters and everyone in between.

For information and enter, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com




The 14th edition of Virée Blues Boréale presents

Linda ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Rodney

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

Wednesday, September 28 @ 8 pm

Each and every artist who has performed at Virée Blues Boréale carries the ‘Soul of the Blues’, but few have actually experienced it within their lives! One of the last of her kind, our next guest was actually a cotton picker in South Carolina in the ‘60s, working long days with her grand parents, even though she was too young for that work! All of her, body and soul, recall the extreme harshness of those days she longed to be saved from. "You see, I not only can sing the Blues, but I also know why we sing it." says Linda ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Rodney.

Linda ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Rodney is renowned for her warm and powerful voice as well as for her incredible presence. A true Blues Woman she is professional, funny and self- assured. After struggling up each of the stairs of her career through performances in a variety of clubs, festivals and events within South Carolina, she pursued her crossing of the continent to California and then all the way to Paris, France, to Italy and more recently, to Canada. Popular demand from fans encouraged Chocolate Thunder to release her debut album “Barkin' Up the Wrong Tree” in 2007. In 2009, she returns with “Ear Candy”, a collection of original compositions that ranges from Blues to Soul to classic R&B with shades of Funk and Motown. Both albums received very positive reviews from the public as well as from the critics.

Certainly Linda ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Rodney’s career path has not been an easy one, but today, looking back, she wouldn't take anything in the world for that experience of her early childhood, because now, when she gets up to sing, she surely can deliver through those songs the feelings of what she heard and saw. Don’t miss that powerful experience!





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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.





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.





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





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 *** NO SOUTHSIDE TUESDAY THIS WEEK ***
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 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 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




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

Bassline Station, 2557 Baseline Road

Saturday, October 15 @ 9:30 pm

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, October 2 – OBS R2M finalists & winner

Next week, October 9 – More Canadian, and local, blues


Sundays: 6-8 pm

INSIDE THE BLUES with James Doran

INSIDE THE BLUES featuring the music of, and in depth interviews with, some of the best Blues artists and industry VIPs on the scene today – with a strong focus on Canadian talent. All Shows are archived on www.insidetheblues.ca after broadcast and can be listened to there at any time.

This week, October 2 – Interview with Andrew Galloway

Next week, October 9 – Best of the New, Part 3



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

Next week, October 5: Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz piano releases, by Frank Carlberg,

Duke Ellington, Satoko Fujii, Jesse Gelber, Sir Roland Hanna, Silvano Monasterios, Keith Tippett, Nancy Walker, Kenny Wayne and Skip Wilkins.


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!




Monday, September 26
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.

Wednesday, September 28
concert 1: Laura Merrimen
recorded at CBC Radio Studio H in Halifax, January 20, 2011
Laura Merrimen is an old soul who wears her Americana drenched heart on her sleeve. Keeping true to her roots, she infuses a blend of rock and roll know-how with an old-timey country sound and pairs it with catchy melodies and smoky, sometimes haunting, bluesy vocals. Some have compared Merrimen to a female Bob Dylan, others to Lucinda Williams and Neko Case, but the sound is uniquely her own. She is a prolific writer who delivers soulful, thought provoking lyrics that are steeped in honesty and raw emotion. Her debut album, Love Letters for Lonely Hunters, earned her the 2010 Music Nova Scotia award for Country / Bluegrass Artist of the Year.

concert 2: Jason Collett recorded at The Haven Social Club in Edmonton
The lyrics of a Jason Collett song, without music, would read like literature or poetry. Stories, analogies, metaphors, clichés redefined and re-purposed, these are the tools of a great writer, regardless of the genre. If Collett were not a songwriter he would be a watch-maker. His detail and precision are that intrinsic to the work he does. The Haven Social Club in Edmonton is a listening room. Its patrons arrive intent on experiencing a performance and creating a relationship with a performer. If you have never seen or heard of Jason Collett, a solo performance is akin to going on a first date. You will discover little pieces of the man, and leave wanting to know the whole person.

Thursday, September 29

AND CBC Radio 1 broadcast, Friday, September 30 on CBC Radio 1
concert 1: Jill Barber
recorded at CBC Vancouver Studio 40
In this CD preview concert for her most recent album, Mischievous Moon, Jill Barber not only captures the whimsical moods of moonlight, but also explores what's hidden in the shadows it casts. A confident Canadian chanteuse, Jill Barber shatters the myth "they don't write songs like they used to" with her new undeniably cool, and entertaining original tunes. This night, along with her "men in black" band, she wowed the sold out and enthusiastic audience in CBC Vancouver's Studio 40.

Canada Live podcast, released on Fridays
Friday, September 30 on the Canada Live podcast
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 …





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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