10 December 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 10 December 2012



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CANADA’S BIGGEST BLUES FAN
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Are YOU Canada’s Number One Blues Fan?
Do you think you just might be the biggest blues fanatic in Canada? The Toronto Blues Society wants to see why you think so!
Here’s what you have to do: send a photo of what you think best represents something great about the blues. It could be a picture of a prized record collection or a favourite instrument, a snap of you and a local blues hero, the coolest local blues hang out or the best festival you’ve attended. The photo can be new or old.
What do you get? The winning submission will be shown during in the 16th Annual Maple Blues Awards show, January 21 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. And courtesy of The Toronto Blues Society, you’ll receive a most excellent prize pack: a t-shirt, CD and one-year membership
Contest Information and Rules: http://torontobluessociety.com/2012/11/canadas-biggest-blues-fan/
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SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK
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The 16th edition of Virée Blues Boréale presents
A Master of the Traditional Folk Blues
Michael Jerome Browne
Bar Bistro Le Troquet, 41 Laval Street (Old Hull sector)
Wednesday, December 14 @ 8 pm

Few can cover the history and traditions of the Blues with the accuracy and authenticity that our next featured artist displays.  A master at many traditional American music styles (cajun, blues, jazz, folk, Appalachian music), this internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist singer, a three times Juno nominee, is a living encyclopedia of everything Blues and related matters.

Born in South Bend, Indiana in 1960, Michael Jerome Browne moved to Montreal at an early age.  He is the son of English professors whose love of music and poetry inspired them to take their nine-year-old son to the great jazz, blues and folk clubs in their adopted home of Montreal, It was there that Browne first heard the likes of Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Lightnin’ Hopkins.  By the age of fourteen he was performing professionally on the seventies coffeehouse scene, playing guitar, banjo and harmonica and singing with a voice already suited to such repertoire.  As part of the Stephen Barry Band, he appeared on four albums.  In 1999, he moved on to a solo career.

He’s been touring Canada, England, Australia, Europe and the United States for over thirty years now, solo or with such artists as Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb, Stephen Barry and Guy Davis.  He’s been honoured with Maple Blues Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year and a Real Blues Magazine Award for Best Acoustic Blues Artist.  Sing Out magazine calls him “one of today’s most accomplished interpreters of traditional musical styles.”  His Mississippi Delta and New Orleans Blues tells of the hardship of life and of death in a simple but striking way.

 An outstanding musician and a master of traditional ‘Blues Roots’ music, this most eclectic artist will bring you on a trip through the various musical styles that he performs, all with an impeccable musicality.   An unforgettable cruise through Acoustic Blues ... to the following destinations: Love, death and whisky.   www.michaeljeromebrowne.com
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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Food Drive for the Parkdale & Ottawa Food Banks
Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8
Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street
Friday, December 14, 9 pm – 2 am; no cover
            Please bring non-perishable food item(s) for the Food Bank   

Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 are pleased to announce that we will be doing a food drive for the Ottawa Food Bank & The Parkdale Food Bank on the 14th of December at the Ottawa institution know as The Carleton Tavern.  We are doing this for all the obvious reasons.  At this time of the year we need to reach out and help those who need our support.  It’s a small gesture, which can help so many families in need.

So come on down to The Carleton Tavern with non perishable food item(s) ,,, every little bit helps a whole lot.  And you get to hear some of the best swinging big band blues around.  Who knows … maybe we’ll have a few special guests join us to ring in the holiday season.
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PUB CAROLING
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Pub Caroling
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Sundays – December 9, 16 & 23; 4:30-6 pm

The Folklore Centre is hosting Pub Carols for ...oh...at least the 20th year!

It's FREE! We supply books (The Canadian Pub Caroler) and Lee Hayes (formerly of Malaika and Cantarra) will lead us all in learning, re-learning and singing these fine old four part carols. We pass the hat for the Ottawa Foodbank but that, and the beer, are the only charges...and both are optional!

We have just posted a free download of a pub caroling from seven years ago (ottawafolklore.com and look for the link), recorded live by James Stephens and led at the time by Shelley Posen (if you listen carefully, you can hear him in the bass section!).

It's a very fun sing and, with a pint in one hand and a songbook in the other, there is no finer way to celebrate Christmas.

Arthur McGregor, Ottawa Folklore Centre
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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MonkeyJunk
The Neat Café
Saturday, December 15     ***SOLD OUT***
2nd show added
Sunday, December 16 @ 7:30 pm; $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.
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS (almost) EVERY WEEK
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John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 10 pm
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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.
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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:  
            December 13 – Rob Alexander
            December 20 – Jeff Hagerman
            December 27 – John Yemensky

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Firebelly
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.
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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).
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Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)

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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!
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The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover

6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS ONCE A MONTH
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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.
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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!
www.alcornmusicstudios.com

www.gigspaceottawa.com
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS ONCE A MONTH
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Blues On Tues
The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON
Third Tuesday of every month@ 7 pm; $10
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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.
http://www.georgianhouse.ca
http://www.terrygillespie.ca
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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.
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SPECIAL EVENTS COMING SOON
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Ray Montford 
Playing songs from his new album “Vintage Is Now”
GigSpace, 953 Gladstone Avenue
Saturday, December 29 @ 8 pm; tickets $17/$20

Ray Montford is one of those rare guitarists, like Jeff Beck and David Gilmour, who does not consider virtuosity as a means in itself, and who knows how to make his instrument sing, creating wild and simple beauty while wringing emotion from every note.  Ray recently released his sixth studio album, ‘Vintage Is Now” (produced by Terry Brown (Rush/Max Webster/Klaatu) and Ray Montford), an evocative collection of tunes engaging and inviting the listener into a visceral and melodic odyssey.  “Vintage” is deeply rooted in the guitarist’s distinctive compositional sound and celebrates his early rock/blues influences while creating a journey of depth and character. 

There is something to be said about someone having the courage to release an instrumental album in 2012, and looking to make a dent in the pop-drenched landscape of the music world.  Ray Montford, the virtuoso guitarist and Canada's own aficionado of the 6 string, has done just that and done it with great style, grace, and conviction.

“Vintage Is Now” is as beautiful a collection of guitar lead compositions as it is raw and uninhibited.  Picture a journey on a magic carpet ride over a turbulent and roaring sea while lying on pillows of silk and down, flying through the white capped waves.  Opium dreams you say?  Well, Montford knows exactly how to evoke these grandiose visions with his flawless playing and keep you in a state of unencumbered sensory bliss the whole way through.

Could Ray Montford be Canada's own Jeff Beck?  With this gift of an album where so many emotions are touched on throughout, one has to think he may just be carving out his own path as a guitarist and letting his playing do the talking.  Perhaps no one could ever fill the shoes of the guitar gods of the past but it doesn't seem that Ray has set out to achieve this shadow goal.  His playing is unique, honest and still enthusiastic which is rare these days as instrumentals go.  His love for the guitar shines through the music which in essence keeps you, as the listener, so connected to his playing.  Ray's songs become the canvas of one’s imagination and boldly paint a vision where voice and lyrics have no place over the roar of one man and his guitar.  
Tickets: 613.729.0693 or info@gigspaceottawa.com
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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU
          - 2012/13 SEASON LINE-UP
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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.

January 18 - CONOR GAINS BAND
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

April 19 & 20 – DAVID ROTUNDO BAND with JULIAN FAUTH
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

May 17 - ROBIN BANK$ BAND
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
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE is produced by CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS, Kenmore ON.
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16th SEASON – VIRÉE BLUES BORÉALE
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Michael Jerome Browne
Wednesday, December 12 @ Le Troquet
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KINGSTON BLUES – SPECIAL EVENTS
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Conor Gains Band
The Mansion
Wednesday, December 12

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.
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Irene Torres and The Sugar Devils
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, January 18; tickets $15

With special guests:
Ike Stubblefield, keyboard player for The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Rare Earth. George Benson, B.B. King, Ike & Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, The Jerry Garcia Band, Boz Scaggs, and The Pointer Sisters just to name a few!
and
Cornell Williams, bass player from the hit TV series Treme
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KINGSTON BLUES – REGULAR EVENTS
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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
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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.)
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For more, please contact Kingston Blues Society
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BLUES ON THE RADIO
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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, December 16 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES
Next week, December 23 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES
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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. 
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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.
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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, December 12 – Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman plays recent jazz releases with an emphasis on saxophonists.
Next week, December 19 – Fred Hersch Trio:  A rare live performance by the trio of Fred Hersch [piano], John Hebert [bass] and Eric McPherson [drums] recorded in concert at the Village Vanguard in February 2012.
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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/
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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!
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CBC RADIO CONCERTS ON DEMAND
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Canada Live - Radio Two @ 7pm, Monday to Thursday; Friday – Radio One

Monday, December 10
concert 1: Ndidi O
, recorded at the Catalyst Theatre as part of the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival
There is one thing you can say about Ndidi Onukwulu (who performs as Ndidi O) on stage: she has fun. Her hybrid of pop, jazz and blues is tailor-made for dancing. Even when the lyrics turn to lost love and broken hearts, she shows her positive upbeat side. One might almost think that she would prefer to be on the dance floor than on the stage. That is until she starts to sing. Ndidi O slips from entertainer to artist as easily as her impeccable voice slips up and down the scales. She captivated the audience at the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival.

Wednesday, December 12
concert 1: Ellington's Sacred Music
, recorded at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church in Vancouver, BC
Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is Canada's poorest postal code. Throughout its century-plus history, First United Church has provided outreach and support for this community through social workers, prison visitors and ethnic ministries. Keeping pace with the growing demands to work with those struggling with issues of addictions, mental illness, homelessness and poverty is a challenge. 2011's version of their now-annual fundraiser was the third performance of Duke Ellington's Sacred Music supporting this work. Dee Daniels and Fred Stride instigated these benefit concerts, and they are joined by Marcus Mosely, The Fred Stride Orchestra, The Sacred Music Gospel Choir and tap dancer Alex Dugdale.

Thursday, December 13
concert 1: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang!
, recorded as part of the 2011 Edmonton Folk Festival
Hearing k.d. lang perform at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival reveals an inspired artist having the time of her life. Songs from her latest album Sing it Loud literally vibrate with energy, and her new band invigorates songs from k.d.'s back catalogue. k.d. lang first appeared on the music scene in 1983, playing the local Edmonton community halls, pubs and bars. She immediately garnered a huge following, and less than two short years later, performed in front of her biggest crowd at this very festival. Her talent is undeniable, her career has gone global, but for one night, k.d. came home to sing, dance, and celebrate with the old gang. This concert wrapped up the 2011 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and it was truly a k.d. lang love fest.

Canada Live podcast, released on Thursdays
Thursday, December 13 on the Canada Live podcast
concert 1: Ed Bickert at 80 - A Jazz Celebration
, recorded November at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto
On the evening of November 6th, 2012, the Canadian jazz community paid honour to one of its living legends and cultural heroes, iconic jazz guitarist Ed Bickert. On the occasion of his eightieth birthday, Canada Live celebrates Ed's inestimable impact on Canadian and international jazz with a special concert featuring fifteen of Canada's jazz luminaries, all with a special connection to Ed. The concert features performances by Oliver Gannon, Jake Langley, Lorne Lofsky, Chris Norley, David Occhipinti, Michael Occhipinti, Reg Schwager and Ted Quinlan. The guitarists are backed by two all-star bands that include drummers Terry Clarke and Barry Elmes, saxophonist Mike Murley, bassists Steve Wallace and Neil Swainson, multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson and trumpeter Kevin Turcotte.

CBC Radio 1 broadcast, Fridays at 2:05 pm
Friday, December 14 on CBC Radio 1
concert 1: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang!
, recorded as part of the 2011 Edmonton Folk Festival
Hearing k.d. lang perform at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival reveals an inspired artist having the time of her life. Songs from her latest album Sing it Loud literally vibrate with energy, and her new band invigorates songs from k.d.'s back catalogue. k.d. lang first appeared on the music scene in 1983, playing the local Edmonton community halls, pubs and bars. She immediately garnered a huge following, and less than two short years later, performed in front of her biggest crowd at this very festival. Her talent is undeniable, her career has gone global, but for one night, k.d. came home to sing, dance, and celebrate with the old gang. This concert wrapped up the 2011 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and it was truly a k.d. lang love fest.
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LOCALS LOOK AHEAD
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Wednesday, December 19
            Billy Bones Blues Band @ the Rainbow
Friday, December 21
            The Split (Chaffey Brothers neo-soul) @ Irene’s Pub
            Bluestone – ‘End of the World Show’ @ Obsession Lounge
Saturday, December 22
            Tony D’s Christmas Special @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Sunday, December 23
            Open Jam with Dr Dave @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
The Boogiemen @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, December 28
            Jivewires @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
            The B-Sides @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Saturday, December 29
            Mighty Popo @ the Black Sheep Inn, 8 pm
Sunday, December 30
            Open Jam with River City Junction @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Brian Downey @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
            Maria Hawkins Annual Pre-New Year’s Party @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Friday, January 11
            Back Talk Organ Trio with Iyono Ede @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 19
            John Carroll & the Epic Proportions, Birdie Whyte @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
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