The Stephen Barry Band has been active since 1975. Leader Stephen Barry is a singer and an outstanding bass player who has built up a major stage expertise nationally as well as internationally during the last thirty-seven years. Along the way, the quality and virtuosity of these musicians has led them to accompany top Blues personalities who were performing in Canada: The Stephen Barry Band performed with B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Big Mama Thornton and, more recently, with Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Johnnie Johnson, Susie Arioli and the highly respected Oliver Jones. The group also accompanied the legendary Vann "Piano Man" Walls on his CD "In the Evening" and in performance.
The Stephen Barry Band was awarded the Best Canadian Blues Group title at the “1996 Jazz Report Awards ", and on the same occasion, "Happy Man" was awarded the Best Recording title. Stephen Barry was also honoured by the 2004 Lys Blues Awards for his whole career (which amounted to 32 years at the time).
Their recent album, “DUO”, mixes country, folk and lots of traditional Blues and is quite different from their previous releases: a duo for guitar (Andrew Cowan) and bass (Stephen Barry), an entrancing moment, unbelievably beautiful, where tones in simple yet intense settings.
The Stephen Barry Band presents an impressive show, a smooth-running performance that Blues fans as well as those who would like to be introduced to the Blues must attend.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston
concert 1: Robert Plant & The Band of Joy, recorded at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg as part of the 2011 TD International Jazz Winnipeg Festival
There are few artists in the music world who have maintained a vibrant career over the course of more than 40 years. One such person is Robert Plant. From his work with Led Zeppelin to his Grammy award winning project with Alison Krauss, Plant has reinvented himself while staying true to his passion for music. His latest project, Band of Joy, features some of the most well respected musicians on the scene, including guitarist and musical director Buddy Miller, multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott and vocalist and instrumentalist Patty Griffin. In June of 2011, he appeared with his group Band of Joy at the TD International Jazz Winnipeg Festival to a packed concert hall.
Wednesday, October 10
concert 1: "Stolen from a Hockey Card", recorded at the Confederation Centre, Charlottetown PEI
For the first time in its 12-year history, Hockey Day in Canada, the CBC event celebrating Canada's favourite pastime, was held in P.E.I. The musical highlight of the event was "Stolen from a Hockey Card," a concert featuring a stellar line up of hockey-mad musicians, all backed up by the Dave Bidini Band. Hosted on stage by Ron Maclean, the performers include Sarah Harmer, Lennie Gallant, Chris Murphy from Sloan, Stephen Stanley from Lowest of the Low, Liam Corcoran from Two Hours Traffic, and former New York Islander and Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier himself! Each artist performs a song about hockey written just for this event.