01 October 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 1 October 2012

Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo
Fall Fling Dance
McDonald's Corners Agricultural Hall, McDonald’s Corners ON
Saturday, October 6; 8 pm- 12; $20 advance, $25 at door

Benefit Supporting Survivors of Human Trafficking 
Light Buffet 50/50 Draw 
Tix @ Hill General Store (19 yrs Age or over); Shadowfax 76 Foster Perth
Cabins available real close and affordable
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.
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

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.
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:  
            October 4 – Dean Dupuis
            October 11 – Mark Crissinger
            October 18 – Scott Amey
            October 25 – Eric Walker
            November 1 – Bill Barnes
            November 8 – Don Cummings
            November 15 – Geoff Johnson
            November 22 – Parker Estabrooks

Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
Once a month on Saturday, 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!
ZAPP Productions presents
The Duke Robillard Blues Band

Lions Hall, Killaloe ON (Fundraiser for the Library)
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
John Carroll & The Epic Proportions
            With special guests Salton Sea
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, October 13 @ 8 pm; advance $10

Backed by one of the most proficient and musically adventurous bands around (Fred Guignon - lap steel, electric guitar; Olivier Fairfield – drums; Philip Charbonneau – upright bass), John Carroll brings his live to show back to the Black Sheep Inn for another evening of ingeniously-crafted songs and pure spontaneous musical explosiveness. His music will rip your mind apart and then reconstruct it better than before. You'll leave you feeling like 6 million dollars, but 6 million dollars when it was a lot of money.

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.
            opening – The Royal Condition
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Wednesday, October 17; opening act @ 7 pm; cover $10

Live from New York, Hugh Pool and John Ragusa, performing as Mulebone, will be in town from New York to offer an evening of unique American roots and blues music, on Wednesday, October 17. The show will start at 8 pm sharp.
Opening for Mulebone will be the Ottawa cover band, the Royal Condition, who will start their performance at 7 pm.

Mulebone is a partnership comprised of roots blues specialist and lead singer Hugh Pool, playing guitar, harmonica, boot board and vocals, and multi-instrumentalist John Ragusa who plays all manner of flutes, penny whistle, harmonica, cornet, conch shell, Jew’s harp, pocket trumpet, the didgeridoo and chimes in on harmony vocals.
Hugh has played his brand of blues in clubs and festivals in and around the New York City area for many years, and as well has toured through the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East. John Ragusa performs an original and compelling mix of jazz, roots, blues, latin and world music, as a soloist and with a band, in New York City and around the world.
Music By The Bay Live
Small Club BIG SHOW Concert Series presents
East Meets Vest – David Vest                              ***SOLD OUT**
The Waterfront; 590 Liverpool Road Pickering
Friday October 19; tickets $35
To get on the waiting list for this show:
Email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com including your name & phone number along with the number of tickets needed; you will be notified if tickets become available.

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 (Terry Gillespie, Vince Halfhide, Corkey Kealey, Jody Golick, special guests); 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.
The 24th Street Wailers
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Sunday, November 4

The Wailers spent the summer on a very amazing 2 month Canada-wide tour and report “… we are happy to have met so many wonderful people!  We are also excited to have experienced so many different parts of our beautiful country!  Canada truly is an amazing place.  Thank you to everyone who came to our shows and to the new fans we have made along the way!  It was a pleasure to meet you and we will definitely see you again soon!”

They’re gearing up to record their very first LIVE record … at Halifax’s Home of The Blues, Bearly’s, in November. Pre-Sale for their Live at Bearlys recording is online!  It’s easy to contribute, with a variety of fun options and new merchandise to choose from!
Sue Foley & Peter Karp
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Thursday, November 8 @ 8:30 pm; tickets $20 advance (plus surcharges)

On the heels of Blind Pig recording artists Peter Karp and Sue Foley's 2010 critically acclaimed and artistically daring collaboration "He Said - She Said" comes their next exciting CD: "Beyond The Crossroads." A high voltage, plank spankin', piano boogyin', slide guitar stompin' blues-rockin' CD that showcases 12 brilliantly crafted and unique original compositions that have become the trademark of these two noted singer-songwriter guitarists.

"Beyond The Crossroads" is a loud celebration of triumph over tragedy, optimism over despair and faith over hopelessness. It delivers on the promise of their groundbreaking, critically acclaimed 2010 song-cycle, "He Said - She Said": an inspired and compelling anthology of original songs, adapted from long distance letters and e-mails the two shared over a particularly difficult and dark period in their lives.

"Beyond The Crossroads" marks the newest chapter in the Karp-Foley collaboration. Recorded in the US and Canada it features their road band, Mike Catapano on drums and Niles Terrat on bass, as well as some old friends and bandmates.

"Beyond The Crossroads is a natural extension of what we started with "He Said - She Said" but it's not based on a concept or correspondence. This time around around we were just focused on writing great songs with common themes. Positivity, renewal, absolution." says Foley.

 "These times are trying - in the heart and in the streets. Restless winds are blowing. It's personal not business. Now is the time to fire up the amps and blow heat." quips Karp.
ZZ Top
NAC, Southam Hall,
Thursday, November 8; tickets $69.50 to $99.50 plus service charges

The greatest beards in rock ‘n’ roll, otherwise known as ZZ Top, will be in Ottawa on November 8.  The Texas trio of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and the appropriately-named Frank Beard, all members of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, will play Southam Hall in the NAC.  ZZ Top are touring In support of their first album in 9 years, “La Futura”. 
NAC Presents
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
Kings & Queens
with Special Appearances by Matt Andersen, Amy Helm, Mary Margaret O'Hara
with guests Harlan Pepper
NAC, Southam Hall
Friday, November 9 @ 8 pm; tickets from $37

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings has organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America, having released six CDs and evolved a feeling of brotherhood manifested in a sense of groove, timbral blend and melodic and rhythmic play that is distinctive, mystical, energizing and constantly evocative.  Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remain one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.

The Kings & Queens concert pairs the band with some of their favourite female singers and friends. The idea for Kings & Queens was hatched in a rental van at the end of a Rodeo Kings tour. Late one night, on a long drive between Somewhere and Somewhere-else, the band began talking about the various female artists they have had the privilege of working with over the years. What began with a page torn out of a notebook and a lot of interjections like “Hey, what about…” and “Wouldn’t it be great to work with …” has transformed into a whole album featuring these legendary and iconic female voices; one on each of 14 stellar tracks.
Music By The Bay Live
Small Club BIG SHOW Concert Series
Colin Linden
Upstairs at The Waterfront; 590 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Friday, November 16 @ 9 pm; Tickets: $45, available at The Waterfront or online

Music By The Bay Live 30th show celebration with the man who started it all!
He was eleven years old when he met blues legend Howlin' Wolf from Chicago. The massive fellow took lovingly care of the kid and told him to listen to the music of Charlie Patton and Son House, if he wanted to play the blues himself.  Many years later, in 1999, the Linden-produced “Tribute To Howlin' Wolf“ album was nominated for a Grammy award. On his new CrossCut album, “Still Live“ Colin dedicates a song to the man who had an important effect on him.

Colin Linden is a larger-than-life blues and roots personality, particularly in Canada. A couple of years ago, the Toronto-born artist moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he's feeling on top of the world because he can hear great roots music at every street corner.

Along with Joe Henry and T-Bone Burnett, Colin Linden must be regarded one of today's prominent roots and blues producers. Colin has produced round about 100 albums, projects for The Band, Colin James, Janiva Magness, Bruce Cockburn and others.  Most of all, he's an accomplished, stylish slide guitar virtuoso, playing on more than three hundred releases. He played some of the music in the Coen Brothers film 'O Brother, Where Art Thou'.

He's a musician's musician, performing in a class of his own, often compared with contemporaries like Ry Cooder or David Lindley. Colin is a talented songwriter and a first-rate slide guitar player with a deep, mellow tone. His picking technique is exceptional and sophisticated with unexpected twists and tunings and considered one of the finest slide guitar players, worldwide!

Lori & Paul Murray
Music By The Bay Live
Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds
Cobourg Legion, 136 Orr Street, Cobourg ON
Friday, November 16; tickets $45

British Blues Legends Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds.
Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown
            Opening – The 24th Street Wailers
Constance Bay Community Centre, Constance Bay ON
Saturday, November 17; doors @ 7 pm, show starts @ 8 pm; tickets $70

Cash bar, food available. 
For tickets, please contact Mike Oatway mikeoatway@hotmail.com
David Gogo
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 17 @ 10 pm

David Gogo is one of Canada's hardest working blues-rock guitarists, and he has a string of remarkable accomplishments to show for it. Gogo has garnered three Juno Nominations, the Saturday Night Blues' Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada, WCMA Musician of the Year, and has twice been named Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year.  His 11th release, “Soul Bender”, is adding even more acclaim to an already impressive list and in September picked up the Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Album of the Year.

Soul Bender features outstanding new tracks; some Gogo originals and a few covers that run the gamut of sources and styles (Procol Harum, Elmore James, The Doors, Michael Jackson) but infused with a Gogo twist.  The album was recorded by Rick Salt at Lois Lane Studios, where five of Gogo's previous albums have been recorded.  Every effort was made to capture the feel of Gogo's incredible live shows, and the result showcases Gogo's best guitar and vocal performances ever!  Soul Bender is a sizzling, hard-rocking blues album that is filled with heavy grooves, grit and emotion.

Gogo continues to tour relentlessly, bringing his cutthroat wit and virtuosic blues guitar playing to festivals and headline performances across Canada and the US this summer.  He will continue his blistering tour schedule across Canada and the Europe in the second half of 2012.
NAC Presents
NAC 4th Stage
Thursday, November 22 @ 7:30 pm
Dirty. Sweaty. Fun. catl is a Toronto-based, super high energy, rhythm and blues trio who’s main motive is to get you movin’ and grindin’ on the dance floor.

Influenced by Mississippi Delta blues musicians such as Fred McDowell, Charlie Patton and Son House, catl's sound is pure floor-stomping juke-joint blues.

For over three years catl has packed the Dakota Tavern (Toronto) each month, with loyal fans lining up outside for the chance to wriggle and shake on the dance floor. From their humble beginnings as a house-party band, catl went on to win the 2009 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search, paving the way for them to play other festivals such as the South Side Shuffle, the Kitchener Blues Fest and a prime spot on an outdoor main-stage at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2011.

Having opened for acts such as The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Heavy Trash, Andre Williams, The Sadies, and Detroit garage-rockers The Gories – catl still jump at the chance to play their stripped-down sound at house parties and parking lots, doing what they love most: having fun and making people dance.  In April of 2012, catl released their 3rd full length record, "Soon this will all be gone" to critical acclaim.
Ross Neilsen Band
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, November 30 @ 9:30 pm

On September 20, inveterate touring musician, Ross Neilsen headed out on another cross-Canada road trip with his band – something of a fall tradition with Ross.  This trip will introduce new bass player, Jamie Guitar. 
Ross’ new solo CD, “The Shack Up Sessions” is now available. This album was recorded in a shack just outside Clarksdale MS over a couple days in February 2012.
          - 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
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
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.
Derek Miller
Lions Club Hall, Kingston ON
Saturday, November 10; tickets $25 (or $20 advance – 613 384-8168)

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Derek Miller is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for roots-inflected rock.  Born on the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk Territory, in Canada, Miller became interested in music in his early teens and by the late ‘90s had not only toured with iconic Canadian vocalist Buffy Sainte-Marie, but also garnered Juno Awards for both his debut album, “Music Is The Medicine” and his sophomore album, “The Dirty Looks”, in 2008.

Derek’s latest album, “Derek Miller with Double Trouble” takes us to the heart of Native Americana romanticism.  It uses vintage tones and aesthetics of ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll with a modern twist, telling the story of a mythical man who has a blind moment of insanity and the events that got him to that point.  The development in his newest recordings describes, in a metaphoric way, the trials and tribulations of the artist. 

Derek Miller is a dynamic performer; whether you catch him live or are listening to his studio albums, you can get a real sense of an artist striving for the pursuit of perfection in his work and life.
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, October 7 – Ottawa Blues Scene – from the last 40 years or so
Next week, October 14 – OBS DAWG’ON 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, October 3 – Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman reviews recent jazz and blues releases by Linsey Alexander, Peter Appleyard, Johnnie Bassett, Jimmy Bowskill, Georg Breinschmid, Brian Bromberg, Oli Brown, Papa Bue, Grady Champion, Natalie Cressman, Zac Harmon, Omar & the Howlers, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Jay Vonada.
Next week, October 10 – ESP Reissues: The iconic label ESP have reissued some of their finest recordings, including Albert Ayler’s “Spiritual Unity” & “New York Ear and Eye Control”, Sun Ra’s “The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra” and Pharoah Sanders’ “In The Beginning 1963-1964”.
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 …
Thursday, October 11
            Capital B & River City Junction Rockin’ Blues Revue @ Maxwell’s, 9 pm
Saturday, October 13
            Firebelly @ the Atomic Rooster, 3-6 pm
            Sweet and the Back Beat @ the Carleton Tavern
            John Carroll @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC, 8:30 pm
Sunday, October 14
            Open Jam with Maria Hawkins @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
            Joe Gaspar Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, October 19
            Drew Nelson Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 21
            Open Jam with Al Wood @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Sunday, October 28
            Open Jam with River City Junction @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Saturday, November 3         
Sweet and the Back Beat @ D'Arcy McGee's, Orleans
Sunday, November 4
Open Jam with Wicked Grin @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Saturday, November 10
            The Mud Boys @ Irene’s, 8:30 pm
            The Mighty Popo @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC, 8:30 pm
Sunday, November 11
            Open Jam with Maria Hawkins @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Saturday, November 17
        Sweet and the Back Beat @ Obsession Lounge
Sunday, November 18
            Open Jam with Firebelly @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, November 23
            JW-Jones @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Friday & Saturday, November 23-24
            MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC, 8:30 pm
Sunday, November 25
            Open Jam with River City Junction @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm

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