13 February 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 13 February 2012




The Swing Sisters and Sherri Harding & The Heat

Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road

Sunday, February 19; 6-9 pm; $10

Please join us for a very special evening of live music with

The Swing Sisters

Featuring the vocal talents of Paula McGowan, Laura Hillary and Sherri Harding, performing a wide variety of music including swing (of course), beautiful ballads, disco and rhythm & blues.

YouTube: http://youtu.be/txOj0wgSq0g


Sherri Harding & The Heat

The Heat will be serving up some fantastic Soul and Rockin' R&B music!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWnmK7_-ZNw&feature=colike

Providing the SWING and the HEAT:

Peter Beaudoin (bandleader/drums);

Ed Bimm (keyboard);

Gino Scaffidi (guitar);

Tom McMahon (bass); and,

Bernie Maisonneuve (backing and featured vocals).




The 15th Edition of Virée Blues Borèale

Ray Bonneville

Bar-Bistro Le Troquet, 41 Laval Street (Old Hull sector)

Wednesday, February 15 @ 8 pm: $15 (OBS members with card $10)

The 15th Edition of Virée Blues Borèale presents the winner of the Memphis International Blues Challenge 2012, in the solo/duo category, on the very first stop of his Canadian Tour.

A self-described ‘Wandering Blues Poet’, Ray Bonneville gets his inspiration from the roads he travelled and the many places he called home: New Orleans, Colorado, Arkansas, Alaska, Boston, Seattle, Paris, Quebec and Hull. A native of the Outaouais, more precisely Hull, this renowned Bluesman, composer and performer plays the guitar and the harmonica and now lives in Austin, TX, where he grew up. An immigrant, this Vietnam War veteran who became taxi driver and bush pilot finally found his way, after 35 years, to become the reputed composer and interpreter that we now know. His half a decade stay in New Orleans had a definite impact on his nature and on his music.

His first opus, “On the Main”, recorded with Stephen Barry, while on a bush pilot trip in Quebec, came out in 1993. But things really got moving six years later: “Gust of Wind” earned him a Juno Award; his next album “Goin' by Feel” received rave reviews from DownBeat and No Depression. Noted for having one of “the sexiest guitar styles around” says Acoustic Guitar, Ray is a unique player and has performed with such Blues luminaries as BB King, Muddy Waters and Robert Cray. A guitar virtuoso, he can move people as well on the harmonica.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this American Star from right here.




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Victoria R&B Band and Holy Trinity R&B Band

With special guest Martha Reeves

Fourth Stage, 53 Elgin Street

Wednesday, February 15 @ 7:30 pm; tickets $20

Martha Reeves, of Martha and the Vandellas (‘Dancing in the Streets’, ‘Heatwave’) is visiting Holy Trinity High School from February 14-17 as part of a band exchange with the R&B band from Victoria High School B.C. You may have seen a documentary on the Victoria band on Bravo. This doc is about their trip to Motown where they met Martha. They then backed her up at the Victoria Jazz Festival- they are that good!

As part of the visit, Ms. Reeves, the Victoria R&B band and the R&B band from Holy Trinity will be at the Fourth stage of the National Arts Centre on February 15. Proceeds from this show will help support the band at Trinity.

That evening the bands will play and Ms Reeves will be interviewed about her time at Motown. We of course, hope to be able to convince Ms. Reeves to grace us with a few tunes. This performance will be repeated the next day for local schools at Sacred Heart School in Stittsville.




Blues on the Rideau presents
The Original Homewreckers with Miss Angel
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Friday, February 17; Dinner & Show $60

Proceeds to Rideau Waterway Land Trust

Miss Angel was Mel's wife, soul mate and singer in the band for years with her powerful, soulful voice and hip-shakin' style. After Mel died in 2009 she went on to build a strong career of her own. The Blues is in her blood having grown up in Mississippi and performed with Mel in places like Austin, Texas, Memphis, Chicago and finally Kitchener where they settled in 1989. That was where they met the other members of the band that were to back them for the next two decades.

Shawn Kellerman is a monster guitarist who has been nominated for the Maple Blues Award for Guitarist Of The Year. Mel's mentoring certainly shows. In addition to playing in The Homewreckers Shawn has performed in 20 countries over his career playing with his own band as well as backing Blues greats like Sherman Robertson and Lucky Peterson.


Jimmy Boudreau on drums was part of The Homewreckers for 20 years and always delivered a rock solid bottom end. He has backed hundreds of great artists, not just Blues but also Country, Rock, Jazz over the years. Some of these include Snooky Pryor, Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), The Mamas & The Papas and many more but Mel was his favourite.

Al Richardson "the Professor" - is a virtuoso on electric bass who, like Jimmy, plays multiple genres all equally well. You can hear how good he is whenever you listen to Mel Brown & The Homewreckers albums. Great groove, innovative, Grade A+

Shawn Kellerman on guitar doing a fabulous tribute to Mel of "Love Is Sweet" with Al Richardson on bass and Jimmy Boudreau on drums


MISS ANGEL in studio singing "Just Your Fool" with Mel accompanying her on acoustic guitar


Advance reservations required
Call 1-888-COVE-INN


Music By The Bay Live presents **SOLD OUT**

Loco Zydeco – Mardi Gras Party

The Waterfront, 590 Liverpool Road, Pickering ON

Friday, February 17 @ 9 pm; $25

… dancing or not, you probably won’t be standing still

Loco Zydeco is a six person high energy group. Their music is hot and smooth and always has the entire audience either moving in their seats or standing on their feet, dancing in place. Loco Zydeco is a real crowd pleaser, pushing the envelope in just the right directions. Their catchy, upbeat rhythms make toes tap, legs swing and heads nod to the traditional tunes that are quite unlike anything you’ve ever experienced live before. And yes … there will be beads!

Tickets and info www.musicbythebaylive.com or 905-831-8661




Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC

Saturday, February 18 @ 8:30 pm; tickets $15 + tax

Sunday, February 19 @ 4 pm; tickets $17

Formed in late March 2008 in Ottawa, they play an original style of swamp boogie R&B, bedroom funk and love songs that will break your heart. MonkeyJunk is Tony D on guitar, slide guitar and vocals; Steve Marriner on vocals, guitar, baritone guitar, B3 and harmonica and Matt Sobb on drums, cymbals, percussion and background vocals. Multi-Maple Blues Award winners, these three musicians apply a combined 56 years of experience in the music business to entertain in a raw and captivating manner you will not soon forget . . . see for yourself!





Southside Tuesdays
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Tuesdays @ 9 pm; no cover

Southside Tuesdays with Steve Marriner.


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; no cover

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:

February 16 – Jesse Greene

February 23 – Pat Johnson

March 1 – Mathieu Gagnon

March 8 – Jeff Hagerman

March 15 – Don Cummings

March 23 – Ross Neilsen



Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)

2nd and 4th Saturday each month, 3-6 pm

Firebelly is Mathieu Gagnon on harmonica, Fredy Carriere on guitar, Dan Grewal on bass and Mike McNeil on drums.




Big Bill’s Blues Bash

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturdays, 4-8 pm

Bill Brennan hosts Big Bill’s Blues Bash every Saturday from 4-8 pm. With the tightest rhythm section around there will be a Special Guest every week. So take a load off, have a cool beverage and enjoy the blues in one of Canada's best Blues venues. See you there!!!


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; no cover

You bet yer ass – it’s bluegrass!


The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC

Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover

6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre





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


Acoustic Roots Series ** on hiatus in February; back in March **

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.

on hiatus in February

March 7 – Pat Moore

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.



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.


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




Ridgemont High School Auditorium Fundraiser
with JW-Jones and special guest Quicksand

Ridgemont High School, 2597 Alta Vista Drive

Thursday, March 1; 7:30-10:30 pm

A fundraiser featuring the esteemed Ridgemont alumnus JW-Jones with special guest Quicksand.
Tickets are as follows with all proceeds going to the revitalization of the Ridgemont Auditorium:

VIP $30; Adults $20; Students $15
Tickets can be purchased @ the school (2957 Alta Vista Dr) or by calling 613-733-4860




With MonkeyJunk

Odyssée Hall, Maison de la Culture, 855 Gappe Blvd, Gatineau QC

Monday, March 5 @ 8 pm; tickets $55 (orchestra) and $35 balcony

Starring the queen of R’n’B in Quebec, Nadja, with Juno-nominated band MonkeyJunk opening.

All profits from this show will be given to Le Gîte Ami (a non-profit corporation), a temporary shelter for homeless people, located in Gatineau, in the Hull sector.
Tickets available at la Maison de la culture box office or by calling 819-243-2525





Michael Jerome Browne

Open Tunings Workshop (with or without slide)

Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street

Saturday, March 24; 2:30-4:30 pm

$25 OFC members; $30 non-members

An open tunings exploration with one of Canada’s finest roots-focused guitar players, Michael Jerome Browne. Whether he’s gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz, or frailing away on his gourd banjo, Michael’s passion and virtuosity always shine through. In the true tradition of folk music, his performances inspire us to see the interconnections between the many cultures and influences that gave birth to American Roots Music. Gospel, Blues, Old-Time, Country, Soul and Cajun. This one is a rare opportunity folks!






ZAPP! Productions Presents

Moreland and Arbuckle

Mackechnie House, Cobourg ON

Wednesday, February 22

Soul food and Blues show at one of the nicest mansions in Cobourg.

Phone 905-372-8231

Wilno Tavern, Wilno ON

Friday, February 24 @ 8 pm; $25 (advance), $30 (at the door)

A party waiting to happen.

Phone 613-756-2029

Dominon Tavern, Minden ON

Saturday, February 25 @ 8 pm

Phone 705-286-6954

Blues Workshop & Symposium

Wilno Tavern, Wilno ON

Sunday, February 26; tickets $12 (advance), $15 (at the door)

Bring your guitar or harmonica and come out to a work shop and symposium with Moreland and Arbuckle. Ask questions about playing or the music business and touring. The workshop will follow up with a mini show, one good set of music.

This Power Blues Trio from Kansas spent the last year opening for the likes of ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Robert Cray. Along the way they caught the attention of Music Icon Steve Cropper from Stax Records and Booker T. He wrote a song for their new album "Just a Dream" on Telarc, which was just released and has received much critical acclaim. They are touring in support of this release which is a romp through their original blend of Delta Blues, Chicago Blues and hard driving powerful garage-rock configuration of guitar, vocals, harp and drums.



Terry Gillespie & Paul Reddick

Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC

Friday, February 24 @ 8:30 pm

Back from Memphis, Terry hosts harmonica virtuoso and compelling songwriter Paul Reddick.




Wild T & The Spirit

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

Friday, February 24 @ 9:15 pm

Wild T & the Spirit is a powerful blues-rock band from Toronto, that has released 5 CDs and currently tour all over Canada and Europe. The band has built up a strong & loyal fan base of musicians and music loving fans over the years with its powerful live show!

Wild T is building a reputation for himself as the next premier guitarist to emerge from the Canadian music scene! Be sure to catch this Canadian Guitar Sensation!



Jack de Keyzer

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Friday, March 2 @ 10 pm

Blues, jazz, funky R&B and swing are all part of the palette that colour Jack de Keyzer’s musical portraits. The much acclaimed guitarist, singer and song writer has worked with artists as varied as King Biscuit Boy, Etta James, Blue Rodeo, Robert Gordon, Otis Rush and the Bop Cats. His guitar playing has been featured on hundreds of recordings; as a song writer he has been covered by Prairie Oyster on their hit album ‘Everyone Knows’ ; and as a singer he once sang a duet with kd lang. (Alright... it was a Budweiser commercial...) He performs internationally over 150 shows per year, and is a multiple Maple Blues Award nominee & winner and two-time Juno winner.

Jack’s back … at the Rainbow!




Irene’s Pub, 885 BankStreet

Saturday, March 3 @ 9:30 pm; $12

The original mandate of Swamperella, “to honour the Cajun music tradition’’, has never been compromised. The integrity of the traditional form and sentiment has always been maintained even as originals and Zydeco began seeping into the Swamperella repertoire. But there’s nothing stodgy about this band. The old time flavour stirred up in a brand new pot makes for a fabulous and rich musical experience and the Swamp-stew just keeps getting yummier.



Douglas Watson R&B Revue

Tucson’s, 2440 Bank Street

Friday, March 16

Douglas grew up in Chicago and was surrounded by the blues. His father Lovie Lee (Eddie Watson) played piano from 1979 until 1983, in the last Muddy Waters Band. Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell and Eddie Clearwater were close relatives who often shared the same address. Koko Taylor, who Douglas refers to as his Godmother, was a friend of the family. Douglas played bass on several recording sessions in Chicago by artists like Lovie Lee, Blyther Smith and Vance Kelly. He is also featured along with Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Ray Vaughan on A. C. Reed’s recording, “I’m in the Wrong Business”.

When Douglas moved to London Ontario in 1989, he was known primarily as a funky bass player. His first steady gig was with the house band at the Other Side of Five. The gig lasted for 3 or 4 years. During this time Douglas began to sing and he started to get noticed as both a vocalist and as an entertainer. His singing was so impressive that he started getting gigs just to sing. He has a huge smile and an even bigger voice. His vocal style combines the power of Muddy Waters with the sweetness of Marvin Gaye.

The current Douglas Watson R & B Revue has been together for almost 2 years and features Mississippi Pete Temple on Harmonica, Chris “Mr Sweetness” Latta on guitar and Maciej Lukasiewicz on drums.



Music By The Bay Live Small Club BIG SHOW Concert Series presents


The Waterfront, 590 Liverpool Road, Pickering ON

Friday, March 16 @ 9 pm

JW-Jones has one of the most energetic and exciting live shows on the scene. In 2009, Guitar World Magazine featured a CD called “Guitar Masters Vol. 2” that put JW-Jones alongside guitar stars B.B. King, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana and more. Some of the biggest names in blues today, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Rod Piazza, Anson Funderburgh with Sam Myers, The Mannish Boys and the legendary Hubert Sumlin have invited him to join them on stage.



The 24th Street Wailers

Wilno Tavern, Wilno, ON

Friday, March 23

Phone613-756-2029 for tickets

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Saturday, March 24 @ 10 pm

Sponsored by the Toronto Blues Society, this band made a real impression at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, February 1-4. Their first performance on Wednesday at Wet Willie’s initiated a buzz that resulted in a full house for their second performance on Thursday; they closed out the First Great Canadian Polar Bear Blues Showcase in fine style on Thursday afternoon; they filled their venue to capacity for their appearance in the semi-finals on Friday night; and they were the only Canadian band asked to participate in the Kings of Beale Street competition on Saturday night. And they sold a whole lot of CDs.

Following the success of “Dirty Little Young’uns”, they’re heading off to Halifax to record their 2nd CD in March (more about that below) and will be swinging through our area on their way home from the recording session. So they’ll have new tunes to share, not to mention the incredible high energy of these four extremely talented young musicians. This is a ‘don’t miss’ show!


Please Support the new CD … from the 24th Street Wailers

The 24th Street Wailers are heading to Halifax in March 2012 to record our second CD. Here is a sneak peek … called "No One Needs to Know" (our only instrumental)! You can help fund the project by pre-ordering your copy online or via cheque or money order or cash when we see you! Be sure to include your correct email address and mailing address! You may also add donations aside from the purchase of the new CD on the Pay Pal website.

As an added bonus, we are having a contest for our friends and fans to NAME THE NEW CD! When you pre order your copy, you can enter your title suggestion. We will name the CD according to the winning entrant’s suggestion and the winner be thanked in the liner notes. The contest is only open to those who pre order the new CD. Please add your suggested CD title to the note to seller section in PayPal check out or if paying by cash/check send us an email with your suggested title.



JW-Jones CD Release Party

Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Friday, March 30 @ 10 pm

On his 7th release, aptly titled “Seventh Hour”, Jones has teamed up with multi-Juno award winning artist/producer, Steve Dawson, to mix the album. After performing in 17 countries, 4 continents, and releasing 6 critically acclaimed discs, it's time for a change. No famous guests. No fancy studios. This is JW-Jones and his band doing what they do best – right at home, recorded in J-Dub’s living room. Tracked on a crisp fall weekend, this cool release is sure to stir up some discussion about where his music is going as he soars in a vibrant new direction. Shattering visual boundaries is also an integral part of this project. Mitch Lenet, 3D artist and commercial photographer, has developed a concept for this package with cutting-edge technology that is guaranteed to turn heads in the music and fashion world. While keeping one foot firmly planted in the roots he came from, this Maple Blues Award winner believes that appealing to a younger audience is the most important way to ensure the evolution of blues-based music.

Check it out at the CD release, Friday, March 30 at the Rainbow.





The Kingston Blues Society announces a new series of blues shows – BLUES BANDS OF ONTARIO – which will take place the first Saturday of each month.

Many of the bands showcased in this new series have produced CDs; some have been playing together for many years and some are new and upcoming. For $3, you just can’t beat it.

March 3 – TBA

April 7 – Firebelly (Ottawa)

May 5 – Wicked Grin (Ottawa)

June 2 - TBA




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, February 19 – New Blues

Next week, February 26 – IBC Wrap Up


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 2011. 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, February 15: New Orleans Clarinets: In our third Black History Month program, and as a tribute to the ongoing Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Ron Sweetman plays recordings by the first two generations of black originators of this unique clarinet style, and a few of their white neighbours.

Next week, February 22: Coleman Hawkins: For our fourth Black History Month program,

Co-Host Jim Reil features the recordings of Coleman Hawkins, “the man who invented jazz saxophone”.


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 is your host for this blues only radio show, now in its 5th year. It can be heard throughout the Ottawa Valley and streaming on the internet at valleyheritageradio.ca so Ottawa folks now listen!




Canada Live

Thursday, February 16
concert 1: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
, recorded at The Garrick Centre in Winnipeg
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings played to a sold out audience at Winnipeg's Garrick Centre. Besides Sharon's soulful singing and the band's great arrangements, The Dap Kings replicate the era of the mid 1960's by dressing and acting the part. They pay special attention to the authenticity of their clothes, the vintage microphones used on the stage and the band's instruments. The Dap Kings' show is presented as an old school music revue rooted in the soul shows of the late 1950's and '60's, and the Winnipeg fans loved every minute of it.

Friday, February 17
concert 1: Karkwa
, recorded at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg
Karkwa have been together for 14 years and in that time, they've racked up a long list of awards for their indie rock sound. They've won numerous Felix Awards in Quebec, and in 2010 they won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize for Best Canadian Album for their fourth CD, Les Chemins de verre. This past September, CBC Radio 2 caught up with them at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. It was the final date of their first western Canadian tour and the band was impressed with how many francophones there were in the audience. It was the first time on the tour they could speak freely in French and be understood. The audience was also familiar with their music and responded with excitement and passion.

Canada Live podcast, released on Fridays
Friday, February 17 on the Canada Live podcast
, recorded at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg
Karkwa have been together for 14 years and in that time, they've racked up a long list of awards for their indie rock sound. They've won numerous Felix Awards in Quebec, and in 2010 they won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize for Best Canadian Album for their fourth CD, Les Chemins de verre. This past September, CBC Radio 2 caught up with them at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. It was the final date of their first western Canadian tour and the band was impressed with how many francophones there were in the audience. It was the first time on the tour they could speak freely in French and be understood. The audience was also familiar with their music and responded with excitement and passion.

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





Sunday, February 26

River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm

Saturday, March 3

Mighty Popo @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC, 8:30 pm

Sunday, March 4

Steve Thomas Band hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm

Saturday, March 10

Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ Tucson`s, 9:15 pm

John Carroll & the Epic Proportions @ the Elmdale House Tavern, 9:30 pm

Sunday, March 11

Maria Hawkins Band hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm

Wednesday, March 14

Robert Farrell @ the Elmdale House Tavern, 9 pm

Sunday, March 18

Al Wood Trio Band hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm

Saturday, March 24

Three Times Lucky @ Tucson’s, 9:15 pm

Sunday, March 25

River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm

Friday, March 30

The Powergoats @ Tucson’s, 9:15 pm

JW-Jones CD Release Party @ the Rainbow, 10 pm



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