11 June 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 11 June 2012

Brothers Chaffey
Fresco Bistro, 354 Elgin Street
Wednesday, June 13 @ 8 pm; no cover

Wednesday’s got soul with the Brothers Chaffey upstairs at Fresco.  It’s Matt’s birthday, so come on down and join the Brothers in the birthday celebration.  Coincidentally, Alison’s birthday is the same day … so she’ll be there, celebrating with one of her favourite bands! 
Terry Gillespie Trio
Irene’s, 885 Bank Street
Friday, June 15 @ 9 pm; cover $10

The Ottawa Blues Society entry in the Band category at the International Blues Challenge last February in Memphis, the Terry Gillespie Trio advanced to the semi-finals, made lots of contacts, booked some gigs in the US and made tonnes of friends and new fans! 

The winning trio – Terry on guitar, harmonica and vocals, with Wayne Stoute on drums and Lyndell Montgomery on bass – are a real treat.  For the show at Irene's, they'll be using electric instruments and a full drum kit BUT Lyndell will be bringing her fiddle too ... sometimes she picks the fiddle and bows the bass!
The 15th Edition of Virée Blues Boréale presents
The Ramblers
            With Special Guest Jim Zeller
Bar Bistro Le Troquet, 41 Laval Street (in the Old Hull sector
Wednesday, June 13 @ 8 pm

They played the first show of the 1st of Virée Blues Boréale; later they were given a “carte blanche” show where they invited Jean Millaire and Andree Dupré to launch their 1st album in celebration of their 10th anniversary and launch the 10th edition of Virée Blues Boréale.  The history goes on with the release of their 2nd album to bring to a close this 15th Edition of Virée Blues Boréale.  It does not seem so long ago when, on that cold night of January 2005, a band and its charismatic harmonicist/singer were starring.   The Blues and the Funk were delivered full blast together with guitar wizardry and a highly-charged harmonicist who dished out some top solos.  All this turned this though start on a bland Monday of January into a wild party.  On stage, on the bar, on tables or on the street which got passers-by wondering, this natural showman turned on the fireworks, as he does on each of his visits.  The news of a second album caught our attention: why not bring together the pupil and the master to celebrate this second album with style?  So, The Ramblers, now labelled “Quebec’s Rolling Stones” bring us their 2nd opus with 11 songs and titled: “Love Automatic”, with none other than the mentor of their first moments, Mister Jim Zeller.

Mastering an impressive repertoire of standards mixed with original Blues, Blues Rock as well as Rock ‘n’ Roll compositions, The Ramblers break out as a running fire of successes and performances delivered with such energy that no one can break away from.  Triggered by viewing the Stones’ Midnight Rambler clip and by meeting Jim Zeller at Montreal’s Medley Club, Eric Farran’s passion for the harmonica and for the Blues has been further strengthened in 1999 by the birth of “The Ramblers”.  Gradually, through hard work, this group evolved to reach a solid level on the Blues scene.  Their energetic motions and sound remind of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones.  And Eric is always at his best in songs such as the Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘Honky Tonk Women’.  Starting with their first album, standards quietly gave way to original compositions, with even some in French, and always with the same energetic sound, to the satisfaction of their fans spread over all of Quebec.

The Ramblers, now composed of their founding member Eric Farran, vocals and harmonica, Pierre Bouthillier on guitar, Nando Spallone on bass and Dany Spallone on drums offer us a new album, more mature and with decadent Blues- Rock ‘n’ Roll.  It starts on the very first track, ‘Electric Sex’, with a very innovative use of the bass, and keeps on with powerful Blues, a bit of country, strong interpretations of the standards, some obsessively psychedelic Blues-Rock, some instrumental  music starring the harmonica, for sure, and many guests among which tonight, their guest and mentor, the famous Jim Zeller, the 2006 Lys Blues Hommage laureate, who has been living his Blues adventure since youth, and for over 30 years, has been touring the world.

You can count on attending a Rolling Stones atmosphere show but in a 200-seat bar-bistro, on attending the release of an all new album and on the probable advance disclosure of the first show of our next edition, phase 16 of programming often copied but never matched; that you will be offered by The Ramblers & their guest, Jim Zeller at this last show of Virée Blues Boréale’s 15th edition
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.
Morgan Davis
            History of the Blues Workshop – 3-4:30 pm (tickets $10)
            Concert @ 8 pm (tickets $20)
Leslie Hall, 19 Clothier Street West, Kemptville ON
Saturday, June 16
Morgan Davis is doing what he’s been doing for the last 40 years … travelling across the country and playing the blues.  Blues fans may recall that his CD, “Painkiller” was a Juno winner.  His latest release (his first in seven years), “Drive My Blues Away” is on the Keeping the Blues Alive Award-winning Electro-Fi Records label and showcases eight of Morgan’s originals, alongside 5 covers. 

The legendary Morgan Davis will be giving a History of the Blues Workshop and then a performance at Leslie Hall in Kemptville, Saturday, June 16, hosted by Class Axe Guitars.

Tickets available for both the workshop and performance at Class Axe Guitars 613-258-9119
JUST FOR MIKE – Special Musical Benefits for Mike MacDonald
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Monday, June 25; 7-11 pm
Line-up at the Rainbow:
Alice Groves & her World Jazz Folk Fusion Ensemble, Natalia & Montuno (with Kurt Walther and Tony Cook the former guitarist for Ottawa's Octavian), Shot in the Dark Ross Paul MacCrae's Spectacular New Classic Rock Group (Ross was Les Emmerson's hot Guitar player in the Hitmen for more than 10 years), also Jazz /Blues Combo, Brown, Grooves & Reyes, Capital B and the Lyin' Bastards (With Steve Lund from Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo as special Guest Percussionist) and to complete this fantastic night, Jed (The Rocket) Rached and his Fat City 8.
Also: Zeek Gross (highly-respected former Sax player for the Tony D Band) will attend towards the end of the evening as well as other great Sax players like Bob Johnson and Brad Summerfield, Rick Rango Trumpet and possibly, if his schedule allows, a special appearance by Johnny Vegas (Mike’s younger brother).
Pro Stand-up Comic, Skip Philipps will entertain and harass the audience between bands.
ALL Proceeds to Canadian Stand-up Comic Legend Mike Allan MacDonald

Brian has organized this benefit because Mike Allan MacDonald has been his friend for forty years. Back in '71 & '72, they toured in a band called Mapleridge and played the NAC together when it was brand new.  Mike lost his liver function after receiving the wrong meds from a doctor while on a comedy tour. He's now back in Ottawa, in desperate need of a liver donor to provide him a chance to live.  Brian hopes that these benefits will do more than raise just money … that they will keep Mike’s plight in the public eye and increase his chances of getting a suitable donor (Type 'O' negative).

Steves' Music Store Ottawa & St. John's Music Store have each contributed two $50 Gift Certificates to be raffled, and at each venue there will be a Door Prize draw for five 11 x 17 inch full colour posters which have been personally autographed by Mike MacDonald.

Anyone who is unable to attend but wishes to help Mike by making a contribution may send a cheque or money order to: Brian McPhillips, 520 Bronson Ave, Apt # 511, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7Y9.  Please make cheque or money order out to Mike Allan MacDonald.  And on behalf of Mike, thank you.
For more info, please contact benefit organizer ‘Capital B’ Brian McPhillips on Facebook or by email capitalbblues@hotmail.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:  
            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.
Jeff Rogers Album Launch Concert
Carleton University's Kailash Mital Theatre
Friday, June 22; doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm
            Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door

The album has been in the works since August 2011 … it’s an R&B record full of dancy grooves, and some soulful ballads.  A most definite step forward in Jeff's music career!

On stage with Jeff will be his 11-piece backing band, called "The All Day Daddies" … full horn section, back-up singers, and a funky rhythm section.

Tickets can be purchased on Jeff's website or you can get them directly from Jeff at one of his many shows.
More info next week ….
Ross Neilsen Band
Irene’s, 885 Bank Street
Friday, July 6 @ 9:30 pm
Bart Walker Band
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, July 6 @ 10 pm
Danny Brooks
Irene’s, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, July 7 @ 9:30 pm
Lynn Drury Band
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, July 7 @ 10 pm
Johnny Sansone with MonkeyJunk
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Sunday, July 8 @ 10 pm
Victor Wainright and The Wildroots
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Thursday, July 12 @ 10 pm
Dylan Wickens & the Grand Naturals
Irene’s, 885 Bank Street
Friday, July 13 @ 9:30 pm
Moreland & Arbuckle
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, July 14 @ 10 pm
@ 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 2012 Blues Festival Guide magazine 10th anniversary issue has arrived and blues fans are devouring 100 pages packed full of festivals, blues history, lifestyle, radio DJ and blues society listings, and more – the biggest issue yet.

Started in 2003, The Blues Festival Guide magazine was a Media Sponsor of the 2003 government-proclaimed Year of The Blues. In 2006, three years later, “The Guide” received recognition from the Blues Foundation by being a recipient of the coveted Keeping The Blues Alive award for print media. That same year, they also received an award from the West Coast Hall of Fame/Bay Area Blues Society for ‘Best Blues Publication of the Year’.

This year, the artwork that graces the front cover is by Jackson-MS based artist, Tony Davenport. The first half of the magazine is the Festival Section with dozens of blues festivals including their line-ups so blues fans can easily plan their festival season and a comprehensive Plan Your Blues calendar in the back.

The entire magazine can also be read online; find a link hosted on the homepage at http://www.BluesFestivalGuide.com. This Digital Magazine is user-friendly with lots of bells and whistles; turn the page with a click of your mouse.

The print version of the “Guide” is printed on white-bright recycled newsprint with a four-page glossy wrap. The newsprint allows printing 100,000 copies while keeping the cost down for “starving artists” and non-profits to advertise in it. Completely advertising driven, fans and industry professionals can pick up a copy for free through their local blues society, blues festival, club, or music store. Or to have a copy mailed, send $7 ($12 overseas) to RBA Publishing, P.O. Box 50635, Reno, NV 89513 (or send payment via PayPal to payment@BluesFestivalGuide.com). Cost covers postage, handling and packaging; the Guide itself is free.

Copies are available from the Ottawa Blues Society.
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Woodbine Park, Coxwell & Lakeshore, Toronto ON
Friday, June 15 @ 5:30 pm
Blues Night Kick Off Featuring Raoul & The Bigtime, The Robin Bank$ Blues Band
The annual Beach BBQ & Brews Rib Fest kick off 3 days of live music, ribs and beer at Woodbine Park over Father’s Day weekend.
Opening night features straight up blues with a double bill of two of Canada`s finest.  Raoul & The Big Time at 5:30pm and The Robin Bank$ Blues Band at 8pm.  The following days present Classic Rock on Saturday and Reggae on Sunday.
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Confederation Park, Ottawa ON
June 21 – July 1
Featuring John Mayall, Robert Cray, the Barr Brothers, Victor Nesrallah, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Allen Toussaint, Ray Bonneville, Ziggy Marley, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Steve Groves Quartet, The Jivewires Juke Joint, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and more.
Stratford Blues & Rib Fest
June 22-24
Stratford ON
With Shakura S’Aida, Matt Schofield, Robbie Antone’s Blues Machine and more.
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Over 40 locations, Toronto ON
June 22-July 1 
Featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band and more!
Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal, Quebec
June 28-July 7
Featuring George Thorogood & The Destroyers, JJ Grey & Mofro and more!
Gazebo Blues
At the Holiday Inn Gazebo Patio
Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront, 150 George St. North, Peterborough ON
Fridays, 6-10 pm; cover $10

On Friday Night....the Blues is Alright!
Concert series.
Celebrating 10 years of Blues on the patio on the banks of the Otonabee River.

This year’s star-studded line-up:
22  Jack de Keyzer
29  David Gogo (2012 Juno Nominee)
  6  Chuck Jackson All Stars (Downchild Blues band lead singer)
13  Paul James  (Maple Blues Lifetime Achievement Award 2012)
20  David Rotundo
27  Al Black
  3  Chris Murphy & special guest Ms Robin Bank$
(2012 Maple Blues Nominee Vocalist of the Year)
10  Jerome Godboo
17  Steve Strongman  (Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year 2012)
24  Johnny Max Band (2012 Juno Nominee)
31  Jack de Keyzer

A Proud Winner of "Local Focus" Peterborough Business Excellence Awards 2010
(Thanks to Grant Zwarych for this info!)
Victor Wainright and The Wildroots
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, July 13, 8:30 pm – midnight; $10 at the door (if not sold out in advance)
Please note – there will only be 70 tickets available for this show – call 613 384-8168 to reserve yours now.
From Memphis, Victor Wainwright, backed by one of the tightest smokin’ bands on the scene – the WildRoots.  Nominated for 2012 American Blues Music Award for Pine Top Perkins Piano Player of the Year, Victor Wainwright, the twenty-something singer, pianist, ‘hepcat’, is a raucous high-octane dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare.
His band includes Stephen Dees, one of rock n' roll’s unsung greats, touring and-or recording as bassist and vocalist for Hall and Oates, Todd Rundgren, Pat Travers, and Foghat, to name a few. He was a Billboard and MTV char-tee with his band Novo Combo, and has received great acclaim for his original pop band "Bandees."  Currently, Dees is the producer, writer, bassist and backup vocalist for the WildRoots.
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: 8-9 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, June 17 – Everything Old is New Again
Next week, June 24 – New Blues
Sundays: 7-8 pm
INSIDE THE BLUES with James Doran
Inside The Blues features music and interesting backgrounder information on today’s top Blues artists with a strong focus on Canadian talent mixed in with some great Blues classics. All Shows are archived on www.insidetheblues.ca after broadcast and can be listened to there at any time. 
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, June 13: Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman plays recent jazz and blues releases by Cannonball Adderley, Peter Appleyard, Susie Arioli, Eric Bibb, Eddie Campbell, Cynthia Felton, Sue Foley, Benny Goodman, Studebaker John, Peter Karp, Gregoire Maret, Pinetop Perkins, Christine Reisner and Toots Thielemans.
Next week, June 20: Elton Dean’s Ninesense: An historic concert from 1979, with Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, Alan Skidmore and Keith Tippett.
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 – Bluesy Highlights
7 pm on Radio Two...

Wednesday, June 13
concert 1: Trombone Shorty
, recorded at West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg
What does it mean to be a prodigy? In the case of Troy Andrews, a.k.a. Trombone Shorty, it meant getting the call to join Lenny Kravitz and his band when he was still a teenager. Andrews grew up in the Tremé neighbourhood of New Orleans in the 6th Ward. When he was four years old, his older brother James saw him marching in a street parade with a trombone that was twice the size of Andrews. That's when his brother gave him the nickname Trombone Shorty. He quickly developed his musical skills on trumpet and trombone and started playing in his brother's band by age six. Andrews was 19 when he got the call from Kravitz, who continues to be one of his biggest supporters. These days, at the ripe old age of 26, he leads his band Orleans Avenue and travels the world playing his special style of funk and New Orleans music. He appeared at the West End Cultural Centre as part of the 2011 TD International Jazz Winnipeg Festival.
A note from producer Chantale Maynard:
Trombone Shorty was recorded at last year's Winnipeg Jazz Festival; he's back again this year, performing at the Burton Cummings Theatre on Thursday, June 21.

Lots of blues available in the concerts on demand section of the CBC Website …
Friday, June 22
            Jeff Rogers CD Release @ Carleton University's Kailash Mital Theatre, 8 pm
Saturday, June 23
            BD & the Blue Tones @ Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 9:30 pm
Sunday, June 24
            River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
            BD & the Blue Tones @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, June 29
            Sweet and the Back Beat @ Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 8
Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Saturday, July 14
            Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 15
Fire Belly hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Saturday, July 21
            Steve’s Birthday Party with Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 22
Fire Belly hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Sunday, July 29
River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
The Power Goats @ the Rainbow, 9 pm

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