17 September 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 17 September 2012

Al Wood Duo
Big Easy’s Seafood & Steakhouse, 228 Preston Street
Each week on Mondays – 7-10 pm

Live blues from 7 – 10 pm with the Al Wood Duo (Al Wood & Simon Meilleur), a new $10/item tapas menu (main menu will be limited), and lots of good times.
Groovy’s Swinging Thang on Thursdays
Groovy’s Roti Hut, 292 McArthur Avenue
Each week on Thursdays – 6-9 pm

Brian Downey doesn't just "bang" the drums, "making love" would be more like it ... he drills holes in his cymbals, thus they ring but the exact time he wants them to, and playing anybody else's kit he starts by tuning the skins - he's got about three different kits whose formation he changes constantly, according to the material he plays. He practices every day. The finesse, knowledge of styles and musicality of this drummer is exclusive in Canada, and he knows songs for days! An old school entertainer, his stage presence emanates the charms and sophisticated silliness of the all time greats of showbiz: Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, the list goes on.

Lately, Downey's quartets have been making for versatile nights of dance at the Brock Pub in Brockville, and with the unique and very old school R&B vocals of his latest singer and partner in crime, Maren Molthan, the formation has been spreading swinging good times from Bank Street all the way to the Promenade Du Portage.

These cats sound good, look good and are about the coolest gig you could pick on a Thursday night. C’mon over, y'all, and get your southern fix right here in Ottawa's East End, every Thursday.

With Brian Downey drums, Winston Groovy Wilson on T bone, Maren Molthan vocals, Brent Weatherall guitar/bass, Kenny Kannwisher upright bass, Sean Duhaime guitar.
The Mud Boys
CD Release “Workin’ for the Man”
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, September 22

Dean says: “Come on out and join us as we celebrate the release of our 3rd CD entitled “Workin' for the Man”! With mainly all-original material, this one truly is a charm!  You won't be disappointed!
Ross Neilsen
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, September 21

Canadian Blues Rawk Music. I write the tunes, load the gear, drive the van, rawk the stage. All for you!
GIGSPACE, 953 Gladstone
Saturday, September 22 @ 7:30 pm; $15 cover

The instrumental Jazz/Folk duo of Saskia Tomkins: nyckelharpa, viola and violin, and Brandon Scott Besharah: fingerstyle guitar, hurdy gurdy, sax and clarinet.
"Michael Hedges meets Stephane Grappelli over some strong coffee ..."
Music By The Bay Live Small Club BIG SHOW Concert Series presents
Steve Strongman                     ***SOLD OUT***
The Waterfront; 590 Liverpool Road Pickering
Friday September 21; tickets $35

There are reasons why Canadian blues artist Steve Strongman was the 2011 Maple Blues Award winner for Guitar Player of the Year. There are reasons why Steve Strongman consistently packs venues across Canada for his performances. There are reasons why he was chosen as one of Hamilton, Ontario’s "Top 40 Achievers Under 40 Years Old" by the area’s major newspaper. There are reasons why in the last three years Strongman has performed at major blues festivals in Rio de Janeiro, France, Switzerland, Mexico City, Memphis and Canada, including two appearances at the famed Montreal International Jazz Festival, four appearances at the Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, and the Ottawa Blues Festival.  Charisma. Verve. Passion. Unbridled talent!

Beginning his professional music career at the age of 16, Strongman has spent over 20 years touring Canada, Europe and, more recently, South America. Along the way he’s been chosen to open shows and perform with Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Randy Bachman, Roy Clark, Otis Clay, Jeff Healey, Sonny Landreth, and British legend, Joe Cocker, to name a few. A Maple Blues Award winner, he was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Mel Brown Blues Award, as well as the 2010 Hamilton Music Award winner for Blues Recording of the Year for his second studio release, “Blues in Colour”

Wait list for tickets:
Email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com including your name & phone number, along with the # of tickets needed & you will be notified if tickets become available.
The Ottawa Blues Society hosts our local Blues Band Challenge at Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven. The winning band will represent the Ottawa Blues Society in the Blues Foundation’s 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, January 29 – February 2, 2013. 

Qualifying Round #2    Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm
7:30 pm            The Powergoats  www.reverbnation.com/thepowergoats
8:15 pm            Big Chill  bigchillnews.blogspot.ca/
9:00 pm            Three Times Lucky  www.reverbnation.com/threetimeslucky
9:45 pm            The Braveyard Whips 

FINALS            Friday, September 21 at 7:30 pm
From Qualifying Round #1
Firebelly  Firebellyband.com
The Joe Gaspar Band  www.joegasparband.com
Along with the two highest scoring bands from Qualifying Round #2
Order to be determined when all finalists have been selected.
Bands in the local competition will be judged using the same criteria as the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  Judges are regional volunteers knowledgeable about the Blues.  A $5.00 cover charge for each Qualifying Round and a $10 cover for the Finals provide fundraising support for travel expenses for the winning OBS band.
Al Wood Duo
Big Easy’s Seafood & Steakhouse, 228 Preston Street
Each week on Mondays – 7-10 pm

Live blues from 7 – 10 pm with the Al Wood Duo (Al Wood & Simon Meilleur), a new $10/item tapas menu (main menu will be limited), and lots of good times.
SouthWest Tuesdays with the B-sides 
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Tuesdays @ 9 pm; no cover

Southside Tuesdays with Matthew & Curtis Chaffey and Steve Marriner
John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 10 pm
Groovy’s Swinging Thang on Thursdays
Groovy’s Roti Hut, 292 McArthur Avenue
Each week on Thursdays – 6-9 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:  
            September 20 – Vince Halfhide
            October 4 – Dean Dupuis
            October 11 – Mark Crissinger
            October 18 – Scott Amey
            October 25 – Eric Walker

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.
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.
Capital B & River City Junction
Maxwell’s Bistro, 340 Elgin
Thursday, October 11 @ 9 pm

Rockin’ blues revue!  Caroline Addison (drums), Tommy Joanisse (bass) and Jason Fryer (guitar) will be playing alongside Capital B, Brian McPhillips and sax player Bob Johnson.
Stompin’ our feet for you!
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, October 12 @ 9:30 pm

There’s a real buzz building around the duo of Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers … harmonica and guitar and a quirky name The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer.  “Checkered Past” is their 3rd album and features Shawn & Matthew doing all the heavy lifting … no guests, just the two of them on harmonica, bass, guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards and vocals. 
Lots of interesting info at harpoonistaxemurderer.com
ZAPP Productions presents
The Duke Robillard Blues Band

Lions Hall, Killaloe ON
Thursday, October 11 @ 8 pm

Legion Hall, Coburg ON
Friday, October 12 @ 8 pm

Regent Theatre, Picton ON
Saturday, October 13 @ 8 pm

Duke founded Roomful of Blues in the late ‘60s, replaced Jimmie Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds and has dozens of critically acclaimed CDs to his credit. He is one of the most versatile players the Blues has ever produced.
"Duke is one of the greats!" B.B. King
Colin James
NAC Southam Hall,
Monday, October 15 @ 8 pm; tickets from $40

A true standard-bearer of Canadian rock with an excellent reputation on the international scene, guitarist Colin James has a mantel full of JUNOs and Maple Blues Awards, and a collection of gold certified albums proudly displayed on his walls.  Each of his frequent Festival performances is an event in itself, as he proved with last year's remarkable acoustic concert, presented as a duet with Chris Caddell. The fret-board ace returns to share music from his latest album “Fifteen”, the 15th in a 25-year career. 

From the prairies of Saskatchewan to sharing the stage with arguably the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time, Colin James still remembers those words of advice given to him by the late, great, Stevie Ray Vaughan. “I’m opening doors for you, just walk through them.”  For every young guitar player growing up in a small town, Colin James’ story is their story – one of drive, passion, ambition and a strong sense that their destiny lay beyond the safe confines of home.  Looking back on a career that now spans two decades, Colin has walked through more than just a few doors to reach the level of success that he enjoys today. He continues to record the music that he loves, has sold multi-platinum many times over, and his concert tours continue to sell out coast to coast. 

Colin will be performing with his seven-piece band, and along with selections from his new CD, “Fifteen”, he will play hits from his vast repertoire, including ‘Into The Mystic’, ‘Why’d You Lie’, ‘Man’s Gotta Be A Stone’, and many more from his fourteen previous albums.
Music By The Bay Live Small Club BIG SHOW Concert Series presents
East Meets Vest – David Vest
The Waterfront; 590 Liverpool Road Pickering
Friday October 19; tickets $35

David Vest is the real thing, raised in Birmingham, Alabama and the juke joints all along the Gulf Coast. He`s played with Big Joe Turner in the early ‘60s, toured with Jimmie ‘T99’ Nelson, Lavalle White and co-lead the legendary Paul deLay Band.

When he moved north of the 49th parallel, he entered the Canadian blues scene like a piano falling from the sky with incendiary performances at Edmonton and Calgary blues festivals. Making his home in Victoria B.C., he was enlisted by Bill Johnson to play on the Juno and Maple Blues Award nominated recording “Still Blue”. In early 2012, he was touring Ontario as a Maple Blues Award nominee and recording his first all-Canadian album.

What came together in Toronto on Mardi Gras Day 2012 wasn’t just history, it was magic. The ‘East Meets Vest’ tour began in July at the Tremblant International Blues Festival and will continue wherever the road might lead. 
Featuring: Teddy Leonard (Fathead), Mike Fitzpatrick (Downchild), Gary Kendall (Downchild).
The Ottawa Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion
“Chaudière” ‘Rose Room’, Château Cartier Hotel, Aylmer Road, Gatineau QC
Sunday, October 21; 3-11 pm; tickets $35 plus surcharges

Decades-old Ottawa bands to rock the Rose Room!
Throughout the mid- to late-1960s, Ottawa had more regularly performing groups and artists releasing studio records per capita than any other place in Canada.  
Featured artists include: Huey Scott and his All Star Band; Jan Purcell & Pine Road; Lemon Creek Bridge & The Untamed; The Darnels; Octavian; Heaven's Radio; Frank Morrison of the Townsmen with special guests.
Net proceeds from Capital Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion will go to the Max Keeping Foundation.
Special event rates for guests who wish to stay over at the hotel.
Tel: 819-778-0000; Quote Group # 50038
Tickets for Capital Rock ‘n Roll Reunion go on sale Tuesday, September 4th.  They will be available at all three area CD Warehouse locations and online at http://www.chaudreunion.com
Paul Reddick
            With the Weber Brothers
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, October 26 @ 9:30 pm

Singer, songwriter, blues guitarist and harmonica player extraordinaire, Paul Reddick has a passion for roots music. He is amazing on his own but now plays regularly with the Weber Brothers.  This band recently won the Toronto Blues Society’s band competition and will represent the TBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, January 29 – February 2, 2013.
Lots of great performance clips on YOUTUBE.
          - 2012/13 SEASON LINE-UP
Celebrating its 8th year BOTR has become one of the premier Blues Series in the country. The combination of a delicious buffet dinner and dancing to some of Canada’s best blues bands in the friendly, intimate setting of The Cove has proven to be a real winner. Proceeds from every show go to support different local charities. $38,000 has been raised since the Series started and another $7,000 is expected this year.

It’s another great Line-Up for 2012/13 – a combination of the most popular acts who’ve played the Series previously and some exciting new talent.  The 2012/13 Season starts October 26 and will continue once a month until May (excluding December). There will be a total of 11 shows this year – two-night stands (Friday & Saturday) and singles (Friday only). Most occur on the third weekend of the month. Times are the same for all shows – 7 to 11 pm. Despite increased costs the ticket price will remain the same as last year - $60 which includes a full course buffet dinner, dancing and a donation to the charity.

From Vankleek Hill, ON - a very talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Terry learned the Blues growing up in Detroit watching greats like Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker perform. He moved to Ottawa in 1968 and helped establish the Blues scene there with his great band “Heaven’s Radio”. His hot trio now consists of him on guitar and vocals with Wayne Stoute on drums and Lyndell Montgomery on bass - they were semi-finalists at the 2012 Memphis International Blues Challenge. Keyboardist Peter Measroch will join them for this show.
Proceeds to The Lucy Drysdale Memorial Scholarship Fund

November 16 & 17 - FATHEAD
From Toronto - one of Canada's best loved Blues bands for over 20 years led by harmonica/sax player/singer Al Lerman and the great John Mays on lead vocals with Teddy Leonard on guitar, Omar Tunnoch on bass, and Bucky Berger on drums. This band has won 2 Juno Awards & multiple Maple Blues Awards over its career and every player has won a Maple Blues Award in their instrument category at least once. A superb blend of blues R&B, funk and soul.
Proceeds to Friends Of Foley Mountain & Westport Food Bank

From Cambridge, ON - an incredible young guitarist/singer/songwriter (only 19 years old!) with a very tight band who has already played prestigious events like the Montreal International Festival de Jazz and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis to standing ovations. He has a great new album out full of original songs. A rising young star on the Canadian Blues scene. It’s his first visit to BOTR at The Cove.
Proceeds to Rideau Waterway Land Trust

February 15 & 16 - THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS
From Toronto - 6 players from two of Canada's most famous Blues bands – DOWNCHILD & FATHEAD - wow! Chuck Jackson (vocals & harp), Teddy Leonard (guitar), Michael Fonfara (keyboards), Pat Carey (sax), Gary Kendall (bass) and Mike Fitzpatrick (drums). Both bands have won Junos and everyone in the band has won a Maple Blues Award in their instrument category at last once. Are you ready for some Big Time Blues?
Proceeds to Rideau Vista & St. Edwards Elementary Schools

March 15 & 16 - JACK DE KEYZER BAND
From Toronto - Canada's "King Of The Blues" - singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire.  A 2X Juno Award & 7X Maple Blues Award winner. "The finest Blues guitarist in Canada" according to the late, great Jeff Healey. This is Jack’s 4th visit to The Cove and he always rips it up. One of the most popular acts to ever play the Series.
Proceeds to Easter Seals Eastern Ontario & Habitat For Humanity

From Toronto - A Blues Superduo with multiple Maple Blues Award winning singer/songwriter and harp player David Rotundo along with Juno award winning singer/songwriter piano player Julian Fauth. Their show at BOTR last April was so good we just had to have them back! High energy “tear the house down” Blues from two of the best. 
Proceeds to Westport In Bloom & Westport Library

From Toronto - a dynamite vocalist and 3X Maple Blues Award nominee Robin sings Blues, Soul and R&B equally well with passion, power and clarity. Over the years she’s lived in Chicago, Memphis and Texas playing alongside Blues greats like Sam Myers, Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and Junior Watson. Now she’s back in Toronto and about to do a new album produced by Duke Robillard who has stated that "Robin Banks has got soul, class and most of all, good taste".
Proceeds to Rideau District Museum

DINNER & SHOW $60; advance reservations required 
1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
Well-priced accommodation is available at the cove and nearby B&Bs.
More information including links to artists’ websites, YOUTUBE & song samples from each of them can all be found at www.choosetheblues.ca
Ben Racine CD Release
Wednesday, September 26 @ Le Petit Chicago

Stephen Barry Band
Wednesday, October 10 @ Le Troquet

Johnny Max Band
Wednesday, October 31 @ Le Petit Chicago

Ria Reece Band
Wednesday, November 14 @ Le Troquet

Rocket Rached & the Fat City &
Wednesday, November 28 @ Le Petit Chicago

Michael Jerome Browne
Wednesday, December 12 @ Le Troquet
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.
Canal Bank Shuffle
Thorold ON
October 18-20
Featuring Lucky Peterson, the Nighthawks, David Vest, Jack de Keyser, Harrison Kennedy, Jerome Godboo and more.
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street
1ST Saturday of each month – 8:30pm; $3.00 @ door
Pat Johnson and Hard Pushin’ Pappa
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street
Saturday, October 6 - 8:30 PM Start

From Brockville
A regular at the Limestone Blues Festival, Pat and Hard Pushin’ Pappa present their unique style of blues.
Shawn Dore Band
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street
Saturday, November 3 - 8:30 PM Start

From Belleville, hot new band with former members of The Bloodshot Blues Band.

KBS Monthly Jam       
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Third Saturday each month @ 8:30 pm, $3 at the door

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, September 23 – Summer Festival Discoveries & New Releases
Next week, September 30 – Memphis Bound, featuring current & past winners of R2M
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, September 19 – September 19: Co-host Ron Steeds surveys jazz and blues recorded September 19 between 1928 and 2007. Expect to hear Charlie Johnson, Wingy Manone, King Pleasure, Quincy Jones, The Jazztet, Walter Benton, Carmen McRae, Don Cherry, Gary Burton, Zoot Sims & Jimmy Rowles, Dave Douglas, Matthias Lupri, CDB Trio and Ken Vandermark’s Freefall, among others.
Next week, September 26 – Out Of The Cool: Master arranger Gil Evans was born 100 years ago this past May. Co-Host Alnoor Allidina presents a look at this great Canadian jazz icon, drawing from his 1960s recordings on Impulse and Verve. Alnoor will also sample from Centennial, a collection of Evans' recently discovered works.
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 - Radio Two @ 7pm

Tuesday, September 18
concert 1: Wide Mouth Mason
, recorded at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC
It was the first two shows of the unofficially titled "Big and Wide" tour at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom, and the Masonites were there to hear their fav rhythm & blues soul power trio. Wide Mouth Mason opened for Big Sugar but clearly didn't take second chair. And it was easy to see and hear that WMM, originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, were having a good time. These days Wide Mouth Mason is lead by singer/guitarist Shaun Verreault with long time bandmate drummer Safwan Javed. WMM newcomer, but no stranger to audiences, bassist Gordie "Grady" Johnson (of Big Sugar) completes the trio. Johnson took over from former WMM bass player Earl Pereira in 2010/11. Wide Mouth Mason played lots of new tunes from their sixth and newest album, No Bad Days, which was released last year.

concert 2: Suzie Vinnick's Live At Bluesville
Suzie Vinnick's most recent CD is called Live At Bluesville. It came about after a chance meeting in January 2011 with Bill Wax, the Program Director of B.B. King's Bluesville at Sirius/XM Radio based in Washington, DC. Bill invited Suzie to play at Bluesville and in November 2011 she headed down to Washington to take him up on the offer. But Bluesville is not really a place - it exists mostly on the radio airwaves. And Suzie Vinnick recorded the music for her album in Bill Wax's studio without an audience present. However - Suzie told us in a recent interview - she did the recordings in a series of complete takes that give them a live, unpolished feel. So, along with some of the album tracks, we'll hear from her about that process and other thoughtful reasons why it makes perfect sense for the album to be called Live At Bluesville.

Lots of blues available in the concerts on demand section of the CBC Website …
Sunday, September 30
            Sherri Harding & the Heat @ Fatboys Soul Food Buffet, noon and 1 pm
Open Jam with River City Junction @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Erth Juce @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Thursday, October 11
            Capital B & River City Junction Rockin’ Blues Revue @ Maxwell’s, 9 pm
Saturday, October 13
            John Carroll @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC, 8:30 pm
Friday, October 19
            Drew Nelson Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm

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