12 November 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 12 November 2012

Night of Blues for Kid Ramos (in memory of Nick Curran) Ottawa
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Monday, November 12 @ 8 pm; FREE ADMISSION

On October 6, 2012 we lost Blues giant Nick Curran (age 35) to Cancer and now it has come to our attention that another blues great, Kid Ramos, has recently been diagnosed with the disease. Cancer treatment in the U.S. is not cheap and we would like to show Kid our appreciation for his influence and talent. A benefit will be held for Kid Ramos at Irene's, Monday November 12. Many of Ottawa’s best blues players will be out sharing the stage trying to raise money for this great cause. FREE ADMISSION!

There are other events happening for the same cause on the same night across Canada. Halifax is the inspiration for this event and many other cities are beginning to follow suit. It is awesome to see Canada's supportive blues community come together and help out a VERY deserving U.S. artist!

The artist Line-up is still in the works, but we have confirmed:
J.W. Jones
Don Cummings
Scotty Doubt
Buck Tingley
The Fat City 8
… and many more to come!!
House Concert with
Johnny Max Band
Alison’s home in Centretown
Sunday, November 18 @ 2 pm; $25

Johnny is a soulful singer whose respect and passion for all types of music is evident. He is also a brilliant entertainer who has audiences thoroughly enjoying each show. Johnny Max has built up a solid reputation as one of those guys who gives 110% and is one of the most action-packed and satisfying entertainers around. Johnny takes to performing like a fish to water, a perpetual motion machine, galvanizing his spicy blend of Stax/Volt, Atlantic, Funk, and Blues into frenzied heights, often propelling himself into the audience’s eager arms.
River City Junction
            CD release “Soul Joy”
Opening – The Damn Truth
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 16

River City Junction is a Canadian Blues-Rock power trio steeped long in the tradition of Blues & Classic Rock. A rich blend of old school Chicago Blues, Funk, Motown & Classic Rock, their music forms a very potent sonic cocktail that is raw, organic & uplifting.

When we first started playing so many years ago, we were all enamoured with the idea of being musicians – being in a band. Although we couldn't have known then how far it would go or where we would end up, I'm not sure any of us understood what it is to be a musician as we do now. Music brings us great joy and we've realized over the years that it does so for all of us. It brings us together and dispels the illusion of differences, leaving behind only commonality and unity. It heals, it inspires. It instills hope and faith. It can & has lead many of us through the darkest of times and delivered us up to the light. These realizations have come to mean more than anything to us. We've come to realize that our legacy is not just how many songs or records we leave behind, but how many smiles as well. We've come to realize that our part is only a small one in a much bigger picture. We've come to realize that making someone happy even if just for a short time makes life better for all of us. We've come to realize that we do what we do because we love life, and we love music. And because making you happy makes us happy.
Virée Blues Boréale presents
The Ria Reece Band
Bar Bistro Le Troquet, 41 Laval Street (Old Hull sector)
Wednesday, November 14 @ 8 pm

This new almost unknown group has been brought to our attention by a colleague of the Blues Network.  Totally delighted, Virée Blues Boréale’s team had to share this find with you all by offering you the opportunity to hear this young Blues Singer who we expect to very soon earn the title of Grand Dame of the Blues.

After only one year of existence, The Ria Reece Band’s CV is not thick, as the group has only been in some thirty shows, mostly in the Montreal and Quebec regions.  But the other components of the group are far from beginners! Most have earlier been on stage at Virée Blues Boréale and at many of the most renowned Blues Festivals.  Indeed, little Xhariah Reece (Ria Reece) selected a group most capable of highlighting her warm, powerful and so-entrancing voice.  She chose to be supported by Martin Laporte on drums, Andre Chevarie on guitar and Guy Robert on bass. 

On stage, this group always releases a breathtaking energy and excitement all through its shows.  And Ria Reece’s unique voice always provides the magical ingredient!   The group’s music carries influences of Blues Legends Etta James, Koko Taylor and others or Soul Greats the likes of Sam Cooke and Al Green. They perform some of these Greats’ hits in their shows, intertwined with lots of their own original compositions.  The Ria Reece Band makes the most of the emotions of the Soul and of the Blues and carries them with ease to their always increasing audiences.  

An all new group featuring a rising star of the Blues, a must see and hear:
Music By The Bay Live
Small Club BIG SHOW Concert Series presents 
Colin Linden                                                                ***SOLD OUT***
Upstairs at The Waterfront; 590 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Friday, November 16 @ 9 pm; Tickets: $45, available at The Waterfront or online
            To be placed on the waiting list for tickets, email musicbythebay@rogers.com with your name & phone number along with the # of tickets needed & you will be notified if tickets become available.

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 @ 8 pm; tickets $45

Legendary … a Blues/Rock institution … true innovators.  These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past forty years by music critics and fans.
One of the earliest of British Blues Bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970's. Their influence stretches into modern rock as we know it today. Classic releases such as ‘Blue Matter’, ‘Lookin' In’, ‘Jack the Toad’, ‘Street Corner Talkin' and ‘Hellbound Train’ (which reached #34 on the Billboard charts) still sell well today.
Kim recently played at a Blues Rock Festival in Toronto with artists like Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer. Kim played an incredible set and was a perfect fit in this stellar line up. He is a legend whose exceptional guitar playing has gotten better over the years. Savoy Brown's set includes all the classic songs that you want to hear, played better than ever.
Blues on the Rideau presents
The Cove Country Inn, Westport ON
Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17; 7-11 pm;
DINNER & SHOW $60; advance reservations required 
            Proceeds to Friends Of Foley Mountain & Westport Food Bank

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.

1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
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.
Well-priced accommodation is available at the cove and nearby B&Bs.
More information including links to artists’ websites, YOUTUBE & song samples can all be found at www.choosetheblues.ca
David Gogo
Neat Coffee Shop, 1715 Calabogie Road, Burnstown, ON
Friday, November 16; tickets $25

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.
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
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), awesome desserts! 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:  
            November 15 – Geoff Johnson
            November 22 – Parker Estabrooks
            November 29 – Sally Robinson
            December 6 – Buck Tingley
            December 13 – Rob Alexander
            December 20 – Jeff Hagerman
            December 27 – John Yemensky

Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
Once a month on Saturday, 3-6 pm – next show November

Firebelly is Mathieu Gagnon on harmonica, Fredy Carriere on guitar, Dan Grewal on bass and Mike McNeil on drums.  Firebelly will be representing the Ottawa Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, January 29-February 2, 2012.
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.
OBS Fall Fundraiser
            Firebelly Goes To Memphis
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 21 @ 8 pm; $10

Firebelly will represent the Ottawa Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, January 29-February 2, 2013.  Our Fall Fundraiser is our last event of the year and all proceeds from cover charges and the Cigar Box Guitar raffle will help raise funds to cover the band’s expenses for travel & accommodation.  Please mark the date and time on your calendar - it's an early show - and join us for good times with good friends and good blues! 
Guy Belanger
            CD Release “Dusty Trails”
Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven
Thursday, November 22 @ 8 pm; $20

Virtuoso instrumentalist and distinguished composer, Guy Bélanger has forged his way to become one of the greats. Following the release of “Crossroads” in 2010, a strong and mature album praised by critics, in October he released “Dusty Trails”, his third and most accomplished album to date.

A celebration of the southern United States’ musical tradition in all its forms. “Dusty Trails” evolves from years of non-stop touring.

From the splendid overture of ‘Morning Lights’ to the souped up ‘The Wild Bunch’, from the New-Orleans second-line rhythms of ‘High Heels Crocodile’ to the moving and picturesque title track, Bélanger skilfully displays the extent of his art.

As well as his loyal bandmates Gilles Sioui and André Lachance on guitars, Guy’s musical friends collaborate on “Dusty Trails”.  Nanette Workman, Breen Leboeuf, France D’Amour and Adam Karch all lend their unique voices, while Antoine Gratton is burning up the Fender Rhodes on the marvelous ‘The Wild Bunch’.

“To me, Dusty Trails tells of the long hours spent on the road, and also the idea of dusting off the harmonica in my own way, and take it for a ride.” - Guy Bélanger
NAC Presents
NAC 4th Stage, 53 Elgin Street
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.
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24 @ 8:30 pm

MapleBlues nominations are out and MonkeyJunk is nominated in five categories – Entertainer of the Year, Electric Act of the Year, Harmonica Player and Male Vocalist of the Year (Steve) and Drummer of the Year (Matt). 
Our local boys are touring more and more, so take advantage of the opportunity to see them close to home.
Firebelly, this year’s winner of the Ottawa Blues Society Road to Memphis band competition, opens the show on Friday, November 23.
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.
Robbie Antone & the Blues Machine
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, December 5

Best Blues/R&B 2012 Jack Richardson Music Award winners, 2012 Memphis International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists and 2011 London Free Press Local Album of the Year winners, Robbie Antone’s Blues Machine gets its sound from the many influences of lead singer and harmonica ace Robbie Antone. Robbie Antone “Wolf Clan,” hails from the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation, near London ON.

As a young adult, inspired from his collection of Chess and Sun records, Antone set out on his quest to tame the harmonica and develop his own distinctive tone and sound. Years later, after 3 CDs consisting of his own original material as well as Chicago and Delta style Blues, Antone brings his experience to the studio to produce his latest CD “Red Road Blues”, inspired by his Cultural Heritage and his life experiences. Guitarist Richard Joyce from Toronto, Ontario puts down a strong rhythm and superior quality tone, adding to the Blues Machine’s amazing sound. The Blues Machine’s strong rhythm section consists of Juno Award winning drummer and Trinidad native, Hayden Vialva, a long time friend and ally of Antone’s and Rob Valente from London ON, whose impressive bass playing rounds off the smooth and soulful music of Robbie Antone’s Blues Machine. The Blues Machine’s music is best described as Blues/Rock with influences of Soul and R&B. Robbie Antone’s Blues Machine delivers a diverse blend of musical styles at their live shows, creating a positive energy that embraces the crowd.
The Weber Brothers
Elmdale House Tavern,
Saturday, December 8 @ 9:30 pm; $10

There are bands for which rock and roll is a lifestyle, and then there are bands for which it is life.  At an age when most boys are still dreaming of rock stardom, the Weber Brothers were too busy working to care. Four sets a night, four nights a week, the brothers perfected their hard-won sound in Maryland dive bars they were often too young to frequent. Inspired by their intense love of Scorcese’s classic concert film “The Last Waltz,” Ryan and Sam sent off a self-recorded demo tape to the legendary Ronnie Hawkins, the elder statesman of rock whose former protégés (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, et al.) went on to reshape the music history as The Band. Duly impressed by the pair's immense raw talent, Hawkins promptly invited them to audition for his storied backing band, The Hawks.

One quick decision and one long van ride later, they arrived at Hawkins’ rural Ontario home, and after surviving the intense musical apprenticeship of his fabled “Rock ‘n’ Roll Bootcamp,” they were in: full-blooded Hawks. Ten years and six self-released albums later, the Webers have spread their wings, shared the stage with icons like Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Leon Russell, Derek Trucks and Kris Kristofferson, and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
The Neat Café
Saturday, December 15     ***SOLD OUT***
2nd show added
Sunday, December 16; $28

MapleBlues nominations are out and MonkeyJunk is nominated in five categories – Entertainer of the Year, Electric Act of the Year, Harmonica Player and Male Vocalist of the Year (Steve) and Drummer of the Year (Matt). 
Our local boys are touring more and more, so take advantage of the opportunity to see them close to home.
          - 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.

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 Super-duo 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
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 Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street
1ST Saturday of each month – 8:30 pm; $3.00 @ door
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, November 18 – 40 Years in the Ottawa Blues Scene, Part 2
Next week, November 25 – 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 2012. 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, November 14 – Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman reviews recent jazz releases by cornetists Josh Berman, Lomberg-Holme, trumpeters Kevin Dean, Marquis Hill, Wadada Leo Smith, clarinetists Anat Cohen, Francois Houle, and pianists Brian Dickinson, Satoko Fujii, Grill/ Boudreau/ Barrett, Roberto Magris, RJ & Assignment, and organist Greg Lewis.
Next week, November 21 - Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman plays recent jazz releases by guitarists Tim Bedner, Jonathan Butler, Teriver Cheung, Graham Dechter, Wes Montgomery, harpist Carol Robbins, drummer Lewis Nash, groups Cactus Truck, Chilcano, Hexen Trio, Hot Club of Detroit, New World Beat, Saint Dirt School, Story City and the Element Choir.
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!
Wednesday, November 21
            Capital B & the Lying Bastards @ the Elmdale House Tavern, 9 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
            Wicked Grin @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Sunday, December 2
            Open Jam with Firebelly @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, December 7
            Sweet & the Back Beat @ the Carleton Tavern
Sunday, December 9
            Open Jam with Maria Hawkins @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, December 14
            Capital B’s 60th Birthday Party @ Greenfield’s Pub
Sunday, December 16
            Open Jam with Wicked Grin @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, December 21
            The Split (Chaffey Brothers neo-soul) @ Irene’s Pub
Saturday, December 22
            The Tony D Band @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Sunday, December 23
            Open Jam with Dr Dave @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Sunday, December 30
            Open Jam with River City Junction @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
            Maria Hawkins @ the Rainbow, 9 pm

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