23 April 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 23 April 2012

1st Annual Ottawa Grassroots Mini-Folk Festival
Royal Canadian (Montgomery) Legion, 330 Kent Street
Saturday, April 28; noon to 11 pm; tickets $25 advance, $30 at the door

The OGF festival will be an annual family-oriented celebration of folk music, dance and other participatory arts.  The 1st Annual OGF has announced the following headliners and programming for its community-oriented celebration of music and dance: Rick Fines, Katherine Wheatley, Missy Burgess and many more.

The one-day festival will consist of a number of different components which will take place in various parts of the building.  In the afternoon, the downstairs area will offer a diverse range of participatory activities, including a ukulele sing-along, contra dancing, yoga and a "playback" theatre performance.

At the same time, the hall upstairs will feature several respected and talented performers, including the wonderful singer-songwriter Ana Miura, along with Open Stage performance opportunities for children as well as adults.  The Open Stage is a Spirit of Rasputin’s (SoR) presentation.  All afternoon activities are FREE, with donations accepted for CKCU FM, Ottawa's long-running community radio station. 

The evening concert will feature Ottawa's own Missy Burgess as the opener, celebrating her latest CD, "Play Me Sweet" followed by the award-winning, ever-popular singer-songwriters Rick Fines and
Katherine Wheatley.

Tickets for the Ottawa Grassroots Festival are on sale now at the Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank Street), and are also available through PayPal on the Ottawa Grassroots Festival website 
Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8
Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street
Saturday, April 28

Kiss April Goodbye!
Ross Neilsen
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, April 27 @ 9:30 pm; cover $10

Ross Neilsen and his new band will be playing at Irene’s on Friday, April 27.  If you haven’t already seen this on Facebook, you need to check out his YOUTUBE series ‘The Great Bass Player Search’.  To date, four episodes have been released, with the finale coming out this week.  You can follow the adventure at http://www.rossneilsen.com to get a heads-up on who’ll be playing bass in the band Ross is bringing to Irene’s.

For those of you who don’t know Ross Neilsen … he’s been called Canada’s hardest working blues rock act.  Taking strong, timeless material to the place that matters. The People. As of 2010, his totals stood at six years, over 1000 shows and half a million kilometers traveled. In a time of corporate cookie cutter music this is the return to real. Ross Neilsen is the real, old school kind of artist. Write. Tour. Record. Tour. Repeat.
He fronts his band, but also has a solo act and represented the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in the Solo/Duo category at the International Blues Challenge in February, putting on two great performances and advancing to the semi-final round.  Then he headed to the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he recorded his upcoming solo CD, scheduled for release in the fall.

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, Ross Neilsen will take you on an emotional journey through the joys and pains of life, death, triumph and defeat. Neilsen 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.
Paul Deslauriers & Steve Strongman
Guitar Explosion
Cabaret La Basoche, 120 Principale Street, Gatineau
Saturday, April 28 @ 8 pm; Tickets: Adults $28, Seniors $25, Students $23

Guitar Explosion hits us hard! It's an acoustic concept born out of the electric version which has been most well received in every festival.
The 15th edition of Virée Blues Boréale presents
Mike Goudreau & The Boppin Blues Band
Album Launch
Le Petit Chicago, 50, Promenade du Portage, Gatineau (Hull)
Wednesday, April 25 @ 8 pm

To celebrate 20 years of performing, writing and producing Blues, Mike Goudreau & The Boppin Blues Band will launch ''20 Years Of Bop & Blues'', a new CD that features 12 new original songs with Mike on vocals & guitar, Jonathan Boudreau on bass, Jean-François Bégin on drums, David Élias on tenor & baritone sax, Serge Arsenault on trombone and Maxime St-Pierre on trumpet. Swinging, Funky, New Orleans, Blues/Rock and even some Southern Soul & Gospel thrown in for good measure! The CD also features co-writer Lorrie Goodman on B3 organ and special guest Pierre Lacocque of Mississippi Heat from Chicago on harmonica!

Ground Breaking Blues
Wrokstarz Club & Venue,75 Consumers Drive, Whitby ON
Thursday, April 26 @ 7pm
; tickets $100 (Available Online Only) http://www.musicbythebaylive.com

Music By The Bay Live and 94.9 The Rock are proud to present an evening of World Class Blues featuring The Maple Blues Revue. Also appearing will be Braithwaite & Whiteley performing their original presentation of The Underground Railroad and The Jack de Keyzer Band.
Standard Open Bar / Cocktail hors d'ouvres/ Silent Auction / Charitable Registration tax receipts
Proceeds will support the Habitat for Humanity Durham Centre Towne set to commence in May 2012, building homes in Oshawa for 24 families.
We need your help to provide a hand up … not a hand out.  Habitat for Humanity; building homes, building hope.
Sponsorship Opportunities http://www.habitatdurham.com
Southside Tuesdays
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Tuesdays @ 9 pm; no cover

Southside Tuesdays with Steve Marriner or Doug Gouthro.
John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 10 pm
Jeff Rogers and The All-Day Daddies
Every Thursday @ 10 pm; Free!

Come down to The Heart and Crown on Preston Street where you can catch Jeff Rogers and The All-Day Daddies, now a 6-piece band, WITH guitar. Bringing the groove to a whole new level!  Playing Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Al Green, The Funk Brothers, Jamiroquai and all things soulful, bluesy and funky. Jeff will also be introducing some titles from his soon to be released album.

"The All-Day Daddies" are: Ross Murray on Drums; Ken Seeley on Electric Bass; Jeff Devalk on Guitar; Kelly Craig on Trumpet; Brian Asselin on Sax; and, Jeff Rogers on Keyboards and Vocals.
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:  
April 26 – Terry Gillespie
            May 3 – Chris Breitner & Jerome Jeffrey
            May 10 – Dean Dupuis
            May 17 – Al Wood
            May 24 – Jed Rached
            May 31 – Jason Fryer & Caroline Addison
            June 7 – John Yemensky
            June 14 – Scott Amey
            June 21 – Victor Nesrallah
            June 28 – Rod Williams & Murray Kinsley

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.
Blues On Tues
The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON
Third Tuesday of every month@ 7 pm; $10
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.
            May 2 – special guest Andrew Cowan

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.


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
Maxville Music Festival

Terry Gillespie Winning Trio W/Peter Measroch
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 21 Main Street, Maxville ON
Friday, May 11 @ 8 pm: tickets $10, children under 12 - $5

This show will be performed in a church that seats 200.  The acoustic are wonderful and TG3, with Peter on piano, plan on taking full advantage of the setting to present a mother-lode of new tunes from their upcoming CD.  It will be the first public presentation of new material that Terry, Lyndell and Wayne have been developing in the studio for the last year and plans are to record the whole event live.
Sweet and the Back Beat
Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road
Friday, May 4 @ 9 pm

From Tom Rowe:
To quote Robin Willams, "Spring is nature's way of saying - let's party!"  I hope you can join us for this purpose on Friday, May 4 at Greenfields Pub, getting underway around 9 pm.
Sweet and the Back Beat had a fantastic time during our last visit to Greenfields on April 30, 2011, thanks to multiple birthday celebrations which gave the party plenty of positive energy.  It would be nice to see you again at this great venue.  We always enjoy the fine stage, lighting and sound - and they have excellent food and drink as well.
Please mark the date - we hope to see you.
John Carroll & The Epic Proportions w s/g Andre Bluteau
Black Sheep Inn, 753 Riverside Drive, Wakefield QC
Sunday, May 6 @ 4 pm; tickets $10

Live at Wakefield’s Black Sheep Inn for a return matinee with special guest Andre M. Bluteau!

Visit www.worldfamousmusic.net to buy online or see Vertigo or Compact Music locations for tickets. 
Visit www.johncarrollmusic.com for info on the bus that will leave Kemptville & Ottawa to take you there and back (bus tickets an additional $15 and must be purchased personally from John @ The Laff on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Sunday nights)
Music By the Bay Live presents
Paul James                  *** SOLD OUT ***
The Waterfront, 590 Liverpool Road, Pickering ON
Friday, May 11

Paul James is a Canadian cultural icon and veteran entertainer.  His talents as a guitarist, vocalist, band leader, stage acrobatic, and songwriter have allowed him to produce the music he loves for over three decades.  Paul James is the recipient of two Toronto Music awards for Best Club Band & Best Blues Artist and in 1992 won the Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Music.  In January 2012 Paul James was presented the lifetime achievement – Blues With A Feeling Award.

Show is SOLD OUT. Email Lori Murray at musicbythebaylive@rogers.com with your name & phone number along with the # of tickets needed & you will be notified if tickets become available.
Jack de Keyzer
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, May 12 @ 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!
Steve Strongman
            CD Release with DAWG FM
Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road
Wednesday, May 16

Hamilton’s award-winning blues guitarist Steve Strongman is set to release a new acoustic CD titled “A Natural Fact”, featuring solo acoustic material, and tracks with Alec Fraser on standup bass, Dave King on drums, Jesse O'Brien on piano, and a duet with blues and roots music sweetheart Suzie Vinnick.

On this fourth career release, the 2011 Maple Blues Award winner for Guitar Player of the Year, Strongman presents the exceptional songwriting, inimitable guitar playing and soulful vocals he is known for. His commanding stage presence in live performances and the emotive delivery of classic blues themed songs and soulful ballads translates perfectly in this intimate acoustic collection.
The 24th Street Wailers
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, May 25 @ 9:30 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. 

Their 2011 release "Dirty Little Young’uns" debuted at number three in Canada and number eight overall on the Roots Music Report and was on the DAWG FM Top 20 charts for several months. It was the
featured “Blues Breaker of the Week” on Dan Aykroyd’s House of Blues Radio Hour.  "This is just great, gritty, fun, live stuff!"...Dan Aykroyd
Following the success of “Dirty Little Young’uns”, they were in Halifax in early March to record their 2nd CD and on May 27 they’ll be at Irene’s for CD release party for their sophomore release, “Unshakeable”.

The young musicians in this band all studied music at college so they know their stuff, but they also know how to entertain and can appeal to the younger demographic that is needed in our blues audience.  The 24th Street Wailers will be delivering their patented incredible high energy and fun blues … this is a ‘DON’T MISS’ show!
Studebaker John
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, May 25 @ 10 pm

Studebaker John Grimaldi was born in an Italian-American section of Chicago and started playing harmonica at age 7. Under the spell of music he heard on Maxwell Street, Chicago’s famed blues melting pot, Grimaldi began performing as Studebaker John and the Hawks in the ‘70s. The band name referenced the Studebaker Hawk, a car Grimaldi still owns today, and was also intended as a tribute to his friend, J.B. Hutto and the Hawks. John began playing guitar after a life-changing experience of seeing Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers perform. “…Hound Dog started playing, hitting notes that sent chills up and down my spine. He was versatile and powerful and would play rhythm as well as leads. I left there knowing what I wanted to do. I had to play slide guitar.”

As a songwriter and musician, Studebaker John has emerged as a major creative force in the world of the blues today. Ahead of the pack, with vision and foresight, creating a new standard and landscape for this music’s future… with John at the wheel, the future is now!
Terry Gillespie
            SOLO AND SEATED
Followed by
Paul Reddick & the Webber Brothers
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, May 25

Paul Reddick backed by the amazing Weber Brothers and special guest Terry Gillespie, all-time Blacksheep favourites.
Tad Robinson
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, June 1 @ 10 pm

If you were fortunate to witness 7-time W.C. Handy/Blues Music Award nominee Tad Robinson’s performance at the 2011 Blues Music Awards, you’d understand why Tad stands shoulder to shoulder with the best Soul / Blues vocalists on the planet. Backed by the Severn House Band, and displaying grit and just the right amount of tenderness, Tad wrung all the emotion possible out of three numbers including a moving tribute to the late Solomon Burke, (‘I’m Leavin’’ from Burke’s last release “Nothing’s Impossible”), and heart-stopping rendition of the BMA nominated ‘Rained All Night’ (Song of the Year).

If you missed his performance at the Blues Music Awards, you can make up for it – Tad Robinson will be at the Rainbow on Friday, June 1, on his way to headline the Waterfront Blues Festival in Toronto the following day.  This is a ‘DON’T MISS’ show!
For more information please visit Tad’s website, http://www.tadrobinson.com.
(Thanks to Rico Ferrara for the info!)
Victor Nesrallah & Mark Crissinger
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, June 1 @ 9:30 pm

A major part of the Ottawa music scene for many years, musician, composer and producer Victor Nesrallah has been active as a performing songwriter, appearing at festivals, concert stages and club venues throughout eastern Canada. An award winning songwriter, his compositions have been acclaimed as “finely tuned songs”, praised for their originality and hard-hitting message. A multi-instrumentalist with a fluid and resonant vocal style, Victor draws from the roots to inspire his engaging and energy packed live performances.
In 2011, singer-songwriter-guitarist Mark Crissinger played over a hundred shows on Vancouver Island.
He has been playing in pubs and clubs festivals and fairs since 1987 and continues to tour BC, Alberta, Ontario & Quebec each year. His one-man show combines acoustic & electric guitars with soulful vocals and harmonica solos.  He performs music from his original CDs plus plenty of folk-rock, blues and pub favourites. A few road stories and 25 years of showmanship make for a fun, upbeat & dynamic night of music.
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
            Gordie Johnson opening
CE Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
Sunday, June 3; tickets $48
While many bands change sounds as the music scene evolves, George Thorogood & the Destroyers stay the course. They know who they are, and they’re out to tell the world about it. Faithful to their blues roots, they’ve continued to play the rough and ready sounds that draw from the influences of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf.
Gordie Johnson is joining the bill and will combine blues and gospel with dub for an electric set of boot-stomping tunes. Johnson's extraordinary guitar stylings are the driving force behind Big Sugar and Grady, two bands with a large following in North America. This will be an excellent introduction to another side of the man and his music.
Tickets are available at www.capitaltickets.ca
Music By The Bay Live
Small Club BIG SHOW Concert Series
3rd Season Finale
Layla Zoe                                             ***SOLD OUT***
The Waterfront, 590 Liverpool Road, Pickering ON
Friday, June 15 @ 9 pm; tickets $35

Layla Zoe has performed all over the world and has been "wowing" crowds with her vocal power since the beginning.  She is a force to be reckoned with, and is changing the face of the blues and roots music scene.  Joining Layla on stage will be Gary Kendall of Downchild Blues Band on bass, Pat Rush, former lead guitarist with the Allman Brothers (Pat also played in bands with Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Dr. John and Jeff Healey),  Shakey Dagenais on keys and Drew Austin on drums.
To have your name added to the waiting list, please email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com including your name & phone number along with the # of tickets needed.  You will be notified if tickets become available.
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.
            May 5 – Wicked Grin (Ottawa)
            June 2 – Firebelly (Ottawa)
Miss Emily
Spring Residency
Brandee's, 178 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Fridays - April 27; May 4 & 11
All shows are no cover, start at 10 pm and feature special opening guests:
Blues Night at the RCHA
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street
Thursdays in April @ 8:30 pm; No Cover
April 26    Sonny Slide Maddams
Homegrown Live Music Festival
Brandees, 176 Ontario Street
Saturday, May 12

Celebrating live music in Kingston, Ontario. Join us on Saturday, May 12 at Kingston’s top live music venues, and help raise money for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) and collect food donations for the Partners in Mission Foodbank.
http://homegrownlive.ca/ for all the details on the festival

Blues Line-up
1. Sonny Slide Madams 4-5 pm
2. Pat Johnson 5-6 pm
3. Lisa and the VIP’s 6:30-7:30 pm
4. Jump and Shuffle 7:30-8:30 pm
5. The Burners 8:30-9:30 pm
6. Marg Bass Band 9:30-10:30 pm
7. Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts 10:30-11:30 pm
8. Mojo Shooter 11:30 pm-12:30 am
9. Open Jam 12:30 am-close
Kingston Blues Society 6th Anniversary Show
with MonkeyJunk
Lions Club Hall
Friday, June 8

2012 Juno Award Winners – the Hottest Blues Band in this country and everywhere else
Opening Act – Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts

Call now to reserve your tickets at the special advance price ($20 only for KBS members and only until May 12; after that date ticket price will be $25)
613 384-8168 for tickets and details
Notice to all KBS members – this is the hottest band anywhere right now – their schedule is packed for the next year or more – the only reason we were able to get them in for a show was because they are friends of ours and had promised to do a show for us in the future – well the future is Friday June 8th.
Call and reserve your tickets now – yes, you can call and reserve the tickets – in fact -  it is the only way you will get them at the special price of $20 – so call now and make sure you don’t miss this band and what is sure to be one of the best shows we have ever presented.
For more info, please contact Kingston Blues Society
KBS Monthly Jam       
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, April 21 @ 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 

Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts
Host a regular open jam every Thursday, 9:30 pm – 1 am
at Tir Nan Og, 200 Ontario Street

Sam Hopkins and Spencer Evans
Upstairs @ the Brew Pub
Every Second Sunday 2-4 PM

Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts
Host a regular open jam every Sunday, 8-11 pm
Rhea's Bar and Grill, 493 Princess St. (at University Ave.)
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, April 29 – Love ‘n’ the Blues
Next week, May 6 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES
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, April 25: April 25: An historical survey, conducted by Co-Host Ron Steeds, of jazz and blues recordings made on April 25. Will include Wardell Gray, Lonnie Johnson, Misha Mengelberg, Bud Powell, Memphis Slim and Lester Young.
Next week, May 2: Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz releases. Will include Ken Aldcroft, Billy Bang, Chicago Underground Trio, Bill Cole, Extra Life, Jeff Gauthier, Thom Gossage, Jeff Hamilton, Neptune, October Trio, William Parker, Post Jazz Mistress and Undivided.
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!
Lots of blues available in the concerts on demand section of the CBC Website …
Friday, May 4
            Jesse Greene Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 5
            Swing ‘n’ Soul with Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8/Soul Obsession @ Greenfield’s Pub
            Loudlove @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Sunday, May 6
            Firebelly hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Sunday, May 13
            Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Sunday, May 20
            Al Wood hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, May 25
            The Kingmakers @ the Elmdale House, 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 27
            River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, June 1
            Victor Nesrallah & Mark Crissinger @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, June 3
            Wicked Grin hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, June 8
            JW-Jones @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Saturday, June 9
            Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays & The Marlow Beat Kings @ the Elmdale House, 9:30 pm
Sunday, June 10
            Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, June 15
            The Terry Gillespie Trio @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, June 17
            Al Wood Trio hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Sunday, June 24
            River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm

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