25 June 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 25 June 2012

JUST FOR MIKE – Special Musical Benefit 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
Wicked Grin & the Jesse Greene Band
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, June 30

From Murray Kinsley:
Hey there Grrrrrrriiiiiinnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeerrrrrrrsssssss, Canada Day is approaching and you'll get a chance to start the festivities off early with us at The Rainbow.  We'll be performing at The Rainbow Saturday, June 30th.  We'll be with the Jesse Greene Band.
Wicked Grin will be starting up around 9:42 and playing until 11:30 or so then Jesse hits the stage.
Gonna be a great night of rocking' blues.
2nd Annual Canada Day Bash
With Rocket Rached & The Fat City 8
Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong
Sunday, July 1 @ 7 pm; no cover

Time to dig out your maple leaf t-shirt and celebrate Canada Day with Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 at the Carleton Tavern.
The Claytones
            CD Release “Lake in the Night”
Union Hall, Clayton ON
Friday, June 29

From the Claytones:
“Nashville was incredible, we enjoyed our time there but we’re happy to be home. We got back to the studio in time to hear the last few mixes that Marty, Kaylen and Leigh have worked so hard on. This record sounds killer and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”
The Claytones have decided to release this album close to home in Clayton, ON! The party will be June 29 at the Union Hall on the corner of Wolf Grove Rd & Tatlock Rd. It is an intimate 75-seat acoustic venue with the trio playing songs from the new album and more. There will be limited seating and a special CD release price. Tickets are available at Mill St. Books (613-256-9090)
Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt A Whirl Band
            Opening – The 24th Street Wailers
Picton Regent Theatre, Picton ON
Saturday, June 30

On Saturday June 30, one of the biggest names ever to play the Picton Regent Theatre, Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt A Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton on vocals. This is a large scale Blues Band with horns, rhythm guitar etc. Jimmie will be playing some of his all time favourite songs on this tour. A rare opportunity to see a living legend in a classic, intimate theatre.
The 24th Street Wailers, Toronto Blues Society Talent Search winners and International Blues Challenge crowd favourites will open. "This is just great, gritty fun live stuff."...Dan Aykroyd.
Tickets are moving swiftly and available by phoning the Regent Theatre Box Office at 1-877-411-4761.
Southside Tuesdays     **Steve is away this week, Tuesday, June 26**
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 28 – Rod Williams & Murray Kinsley
            July 5 – Guy del Villano
            July 12 – Eric Walker
            July 19 – Mathieu Gagnon
            July 26 – Chuck Karn
            August 2 – Dan Deslauriers
            August 9 – Drew Nelson
            August 16 – Jarhead and Jerome
            August 23 – Peter Brown
            August 30 – Natalia & Tony

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.
Ross Neilsen Band
Irene’s, 885 Bank Street
Friday, July 6 @ 9:30 pm

Proving hard work pays off, Ross has been honoured with a nomination for Best New Artist at The Maple Blues Awards in 2010, two Rising Star nominations from CBC, back to back Blues Album of the Year nominations from the East Coast Music Association, a win for Best Blues Recording for “Redemption” at the 2010 MusicNB awards and more recently Ross represented Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN.

Ross Neilsen is the real, old school kind of artist.
Write. Tour. Record. Tour. Repeat.
Nearing the end of their cross-Canada and back tour, Ross and his band return to Irene’s on July 6
Bart Walker Band
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, July 6 @ 10 pm

Bart Walker’s debut ”Who I Am”, is a portrait of the Nashville-based guitar and vocal powerhouse as a dreamer, a fan, a survivor, a creative dynamo and, most of all, a one-man argument for the continued vitality and emotional heat of the blues.  A born virtuoso who began playing and singing at age four, Walker and his band — which includes ex-Stevie Ray Vaughan keyboardist Reese Wynans — make his original plucked-from-life tunes sound like classics, delivered with the same incendiary energy as the live performances that have won them a growing following in the South and Midwest.

Bart Walker was awarded the prestigious Gibson Guitar Best Blues Guitarist in the 2012 International Blues Challenge.  The band placed 2nd in the overall competition out of 228 competing bands
Danny Brooks
Irene’s, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, July 7 @ 9:30 pm

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. (Info from Acoustic  Blue Sundays)
Lynn Drury Band
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, July 7 @ 10 pm

Lynn Drury’s compositions are as rich and full of visual imagery as life itself. Often autobiographical, each song is carefully crafted around its initial inspiration, ranging from love and loss to beauty and butterflies. Her sound combines the twang and grit of her native Mississippi and the funky grooves of her adopted home of New Orleans.

New Orleans-based nonprofit Threadhead Records Foundation awarded Drury a grant in February 2010 to help produce her latest album, “Sugar On the Floor,” which represents a mixture of her Mississippi grit / New Orleans groove and grander styles with horns and strings arranged by Matt Perrine. The stellar lineup includes Alex McMurray (Tin Men, Royal Fingerbowl), Tommy Malone (Subdudes), Ivan Neville, Helen Gillet, Bill Malchow, and Eric Traub. Produced by Carlo Nuccio (who also plays drums on the album), much of the disc was recorded and engineered by Jacques DeLatour at Fudge Recording Studios in New Orleans. “Sugar On the Floor” was released in the spring of 2011, and is racking up impressive reviews.
Johnny Sansone with MonkeyJunk
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Sunday, July 8 @ 10 pm

This year’s Blues Music Award for Blues Song of the Year went to Johnny Sansone’s ‘The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too’ from the CD of the same name.  The lyrics are dark, the harmonica wails and the guitar and drums add a raw edge … powerful and intense.  Johnny has never sounded or played better.  This must-have disc was produced by fellow New Orleans immigrant Anders Osborne, and features a power trio of Johnny on diatonic and chromatic harmonicas and lead vocals, Anders on guitar and backing vocals and Galactic’s Stanton Moore on drums.  When Johnny’s in Ottawa at the Rainbow, he’ll be backed up by Ottawa’s own bass-less trio, MonkeyJunk.  This will be a dynamite show!
Oli Brown Band
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Monday & Tuesday, July 9-10 @ 10 pm

Young British blues/rock guitarist Oli Brown won the 'Best Band' category in the 2011 British Blues Awards and his sophomore album, “Heads I Win Tails You Lose”, was named 'Best Album'.  Following a 25 date tour of the UK as the opening act for John Mayall, John asked Oli to step into the lead guitarist shoes of his band when Rocky Athos was unable to attend the Indonesian Blues Festival in December 2011, a great honour.
His third album on Ruf Records, “Here I Am”, was released in April. 
Victor Wainright and The Wildroots
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Thursday, July 12 @ 10 pm

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.
Alexis P. Suter
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, July 13 @ 10 pm

The Alexis P. Suter Band are rising stars on the roots, blues and soul scene.  Alexis's powerful bass/baritone voice, seasoned with raw emotion and a wide streak of attitude, has won the praise of greats from B.B. King to Levon Helm.  Her latest release “Two Sides” has been getting great reviews, and Alexis – a staple at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble, having appeared close to 100 times – earned a 2012 Blues Music Award nomination for “Soul/Blues Female Vocalist of the Year”. The Alexis P. Suter Band was a hit at The Tampa Bay Blues Festival and will be following the Rainbow show with an appearance at the Tremblant Blues Festival the following night.
Dylan Wickens & the Grand Naturals
Irene’s, 885 Bank Street
Friday, July 13 @ 9:30 pm

After the release of their debut CD in 2010, “Tattoo Black”, the band climbed on to the blues and commercial rock station charts across Canada and have remained in steady rotation ever since. “Tattoo Black” was voted the #1 Canadian Blues Record Of 2010 on Blind Lemon’s Annual National Poll. The band is releasing their sophomore CD entitled, “Love & Lust” in Spring 2012. (info from Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival site)
Moreland & Arbuckle
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, July 14 @ 10 pm

Since their beginnings in the Kansas heartland a decade ago, guitarist Aaron Moreland and vocalist/harpist Dustin Arbuckle have captured the visceral spirit of the early 20th century Delta blues and the raw energy of post-World War II urban blues and distilled it all into a hard-driving and powerful garage-rock configuration of guitar, vocals, harp and drums.
About their latest release, “Just A Dream”, Moreland says, “This is the best record of our careers, and a jump-off point to rope in a lot of new fans that have never heard us before. I think we’re lucky in that we have a unique sound and a unique style that I don’t really hear anywhere else.”

Steve Lund’s 60th Birthday Bash
            With Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo
Irene’s, 855 Bank Street
Saturday, July 21 @ 9:30 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.

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.
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.
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:
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, July 1 – Canada Day
Next week, July 8 – Women in Blues Manitoba
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 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.
Next week, June 27: Ottawa Bluesfest: CKCU’s blues guru John Tackaberry identifies and plays the most interesting artists appearing at Bluesfest between July 4 and July 15.
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 …
Sunday, July 8
Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, July 14
            Al Wood & the Woodsmen & Firebelly @ Irene’s, 9:30 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
Zydeco Loco @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 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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