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.
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”
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
"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.
4th Thursday each month @ 8 pm
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.
The Georgian House special musical menu has something fresh and delicious for all budgets.
And - just so you know...we pack 'em in for this event, so come in early if you want a good table.
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.
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.
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.
Special event rates for guests who wish to stay over at the hotel.
Tel: 819-778-0000; Quote Group # 50038
Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston
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.