14 May 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 14 May 2012

Steve Strongman
            CD Release with DAWG FM
Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road
Wednesday, May 16; $20

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.
Blues on the Rideau presents
Chris Antonik
The Cove, Westport ON
Friday, May 18, 7 to 11 pm; Dinner & Show only $60
Advance reservations required - Call (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN
            Proceeds to the Rideau District Museum

10 good reasons to come to Chris Antonik's show:

1) Toronto's Chris Antonik is one of the best young up-and-coming Blues guitarist/singer/songwriters in Canada and has been recognized internationally as such. He's bringing a great band with him including Josh Williams who was featured on vocals on Chris’ debut album.
2) Chris' first album, released in 2010, took the Blues world by storm going to #4 on the Canadian Roots Music Charts and #35 on the international Blues radio charts. You'll hear lots of songs from it at the Show.
 3) He was nominated for the Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist of the Year in 2010
4) His song "Roll With it" was named as one of the top songs submitted to the Blues category of the International Songwriting Competition in 2010.
5) John Valentyn of the Toronto Blues Society said in his review of Chris's first album - "The song The King Of Infidelity is a major effort, one that Mr. Clapton would welcome on one of his albums...a most welcome debut CD"
6) Vintage Guitar Magazine in the U.S. said "Chris Antonik is one to watch...he writes well and plays wonderfully".
7) Blues Matters Magazine in the UK stated "The King Of Infidelity is one of the highlights of the listening year to date..."
8) Chris is working on a second album which will feature an amazing guest line-up including: Grammy Award-winning vocalist Mike Mattison from the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Juno Award winner Julian Fauth, Maple Blues Award winner Shakura S'Aida and Steve Marriner from Juno Award winners MonkeyJunk.  Chris will be playing some of his new songs at the show.
9) This is the last BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE show of the season. You'll have to wait until next October for the next one.
10) At $60 for a delicious full course buffet dinner plus show with talent of this calibre BOTR @ THE COVE remains one of the best LIVE Blues deals in Canada!

More info including audio clip of one of Chris's songs at www.bluesontherideau.ca
A Musical Tribute to Len Zacharoff
A Celebration of Zach’s Life
Rankin Community Centre, Pembroke ON
Saturday, May 19 @ 8 pm; $12

Continuous music provided by many of Zach’s friends.
Light lunch provided.
All proceeds donated to Renfrew Hospice & the Pembroke Regional Hospital MRI Fund.
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:  
            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 and jazz jam at GigSpace
Alcorn Music Studios, 953 Gladstone Avenue
4th Thursday each month @ 8 pm
            $5 donation kindly encouraged

With Tim Bedner - seven-string guitar; David Pontello – drums; Mark Alcorn - bass
A jazz and blues jam on the fourth Thursday of each month: bring your instrument and sit in on some tunes you enjoy playing, or hang out and listen!

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.

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.
@ the Cove Inn, Westport ON
A Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series featuring some of Canada's best Acoustic Blues artists with proceeds going to support local Westport festivals.  All shows – 6-10 pm.  Buffet dinner & show $45; advance reservations required.

June 24 – Steve Strongman
Steve Strongman is one of the most gifted guitar players and singer/songwriters in Canada today and was just recognized as such with the 2012 Maple Blues Award for Guitar Player Of The Year. He plays electric and acoustic equally well.
July 8 – Danny Brooks
Danny Brooks has led a remarkable life having been rescued from the depths of despair and drug addiction at one point to joy and faith in the Lord and he isn't afraid to tell you about it. The one constant through it all has been his wonderful music. He is a consummate songwriter, a talented guitarist and harmonica player who possesses a deep, soulful, powerful voice.

July 22 – Harrison Kennedy
Harrison Kennedy is a fabulous Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, banjo), born and raised in Hamilton ON, a direct descendent of African American slaves who made their way to freedom in Upper Canada through the Underground Railroad in the mid 1800s. They brought their soulful roots music with them and passed it down from generation to generation which, no doubt, explains why he plays and sings the Blues so deeply. Harrison writes and sings what he feels from the heart telling stories about the sorrows and joys that we all face in everyday life through his songs.

August 12 – Paul Reddick with the Weber Brothers
Paul Reddick is one of the best singer/songwriter/harmonica players in Canada.  He has been called "The Poet Of Song" for his emotive, passionate way with words, voice and harp. He will be joined by the very talented Weber Brothers - Sam on guitar and Ryan on stand-up bass. Originally from Maryland they came to Toronto to play in Ronnie Hawkins' band in the early 2000s and stayed.

August 26 – Michael Jerome Browne
Michael Jerome Browne is an extremely accomplished instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and more) and singer and, together with his wife Bee, writes beautiful songs.  It's hard to pigeon hole his music - you'll hear elements of folk, roots, gospel, country, soul, R&B, Motown, jazz, rock and bluegrass as well as blues in his repertoire - and its all good! For this Show he is joined by long time friend and excellent percussionist John McColgan.

September 9 – Treasa Levasseur with David Baxter
"Think Joni Mitchell, Etta James, Carole King and Dusty Springfield rolled into one….her voice has great range, it can whisper, cry, soar with joy and blast you out of your seat - sometimes all in the same song! She's also a first class songwriter with lyrics that emote, entice and captivate. And she can play - piano, accordion, guitar, mandolin, percussion, Rhodes and diamonica. Add in a theatre background and a career as a successful children's music teacher/entertainer and you have the versatile, eclectic and very talented package that is Treasa Levasseur." (James Doran, OBScene, Summer 2006)  David Baxter, a very accomplished Producer and guitarist who has been with Treasa since day one, will be accompanying her for this Show.

More info:

See you there!
James Doran
Choose The Blues Productions
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 25 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.
            June 2 – Firebelly (Ottawa)
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
Third Saturday each 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 

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, May 20 – Ottawa's Jazzfest Blues & Tremblant Fest Blues
Next week, May 27 – Blues Music Awards 2012
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, May 16: Cuban Jazz: Co-Host Jim Reil offers us a cross-section of current styles and players in Cuba.
Next week, May 23: An historical survey, conducted by Co-Host Ron Steeds, of jazz and blues recordings made on May 23. Will include Una Mae Carlisle, Charles Gayle, Dexter Gordon, Roscoe Mitchell, Odean Pope and Jimmy Witherspoon.
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, 7pm on Radio Two

Monday, May 14
concert 1: Eric Bibb, recorded at Capilano University Performing Arts Centre, North Vancouver
New York-raised, Helsinki-based Eric Bibb has an amazing cultural pedigree. The son of noted entertainer and civil rights activist Leon Bibb, godson of Paul Robeson, and nephew of pianist John Lewis (of the Modern Jazz Quartet), Eric naturally took to music. Today he is one of the most respected traditional blues performers on the scene. His resonant, natural voice and compelling guitar playing make it hard not to be drawn into his performances from the very first note. For this performance, Eric Bibb is joined by regular collaborator, Grant Dermody on harmonica.

Wednesday, May 16
concert 1: Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown
, recorded at Koerner Hall in Toronto
Pee Wee Ellis and his band bring the music of James Brown full circle with an innovative project called Still Black, Still Proud. Pee Wee Ellis has been described as "the man who invented funk" for his work with James Brown. Ellis brought R&B into the era of funk, starting with his seminal 1967 song, "Cold Sweat." That song alone started a revolution in music. Funk was the renewal of the "African" in African-American music, making James Brown's music immensely popular, deeply felt and vastly influential in Africa. This concert brings it all full circle.

Thursday, May 17
concert 1: Serena Ryder and the Beauties
, recorded at the Shaw Amphitheatre at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
Serena Ryder and the Beauties christen the beautiful new Shaw Amphitheatre set in the Rocky Mountains at the Banff Centre. They play a great set of Serena's greatest hits, some familiar covers and some brand new songs.

Friday, May 18 - Next! 2012, part 5 of 10 (from the North)
NEXT! North features four performers, two from the Yukon and two from the Northwest Territories. Jessica Heine [HI-nah] is a singer-songwriter from Yellowknife who specializes in sweet songs that carry just a hint of darkness behind their bright melodies. Digawolf writes and sings in his native language of Tli Cho, a region just west of Yellowknife. His songs capture the clash between tradition and modern life in the North's small communities. brigs is the stage name of Andrea Burgoyne, a singer/songwriter from Whitehorse. Her songs are angular, wordy and laced with the sensibility of a bomb-disposal expert dismantling two intertwined hearts. Ryan McNally is a one-man music scene in Whitehorse. Besides solo performances, he's part of almost-too-many bands and styles to keep track of. One genre he's surely comfortable in is country blues.

CBC Radio 1 broadcast, Fridays at 2:05 pm
Friday, May 18, 2012 on CBC Radio 1
concert 1: Serena Ryder and the Beauties
, recorded at the Shaw Amphitheatre at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
Serena Ryder and the Beauties christen the beautiful new Shaw Amphitheatre set in the Rocky Mountains at the Banff Centre. They play a great set of Serena's greatest hits, some familiar covers and some brand new songs.

Lots of blues available in the concerts on demand section of the CBC Website …
Friday, May 25
            The Kingmakers @ the Elmdale House, 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 27
            River City Junction @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, June 1
            Victor Nesrallah & Mark Crissinger @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
            Dan Deslauriers Blues Group @ Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 9 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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