27 August 2012

Ottawa Blues This Week - 27 August 2012

Buck Tingley
            Featuring Steve Marriner
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, August 31 @ 9:30 pm

Sherri Harding & The Heat ~ Soul Revival
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray Street
Sunday, September 2 - Shows @ 11:00 am & 1:10 pm
$21.95 - all you can eat Soul Food buffet (Smokehouse ribs, fried chicken & waffles, cornbread etc.); Kids under 10 yrs 1/2 price!  Reservations recommended!

Live Soul, R&B & Gospel music
Fill you belly and your soul - mmmm… Sundaylicious... :)
Providing "The Heat" for these shows with a special new Sunday repertoire:
Peter Beaudoin (bandleader/drums/ vocals)
Tom McMahon (baliset) Aug 26 ~ Ian Clyne (piano/vocals) Sept 2
Gino Scaffidi (guitar),  and
Bernie Maisonneuve (backing vocals) Aug 26

YouTube http://youtu.be/SWnmK7_-ZNw
Hope to see you there!
David Gogo
            With special guests Steve Marriner, Tony D & Dan Livingstone
Le Troquet, 41 rue Laval, Vieux Hull
Thursday, August 30; doors open at 7 pm; FREE

Le Troquet is celebrating its 15th anniversary with panache by sponsoring a large scale show to launch the 16th edition of Virée Blues Boréale.  The mandate given to the Viree Blues Boreale team by Le Troquet was clear:  Create a highly memorable event to be offered admission free and within a generous budget ... what a gift from Le Troquet!   Le Troquet, Virée Blues Boréale and all our loyal sponsors invite you, admission free, to the launch of the 16th edition of Viree Blues Boreale with David Gogo, Steve Marriner & Tony D from MonkeyJunk, recipient of the 2012  Juno Blues Award and Dan Livingstone of The Griffintown Jug Addicts.
Limited space available.

The Jesse Greene Band
            With special guest Odette & Greene
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, September 1 @ 8:30 pm; $10

Blues sensation Jesse Greene, lead guitarist and songwriter, fronts her band with deadly guitar chops, a soulful voice, and songs from the heart.
Garrett Mason and Keith Hallett 
Neat Coffee Shop, 1715 Calabogie Road, Burnstown ON
Friday, August 31; tickets $25

Juno award winner Garrett Mason is a true bluesman at heart. He was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia. His quest to become a blues musician started at a very early age; being surrounded by blues music.  Since setting out to become a bluesman at age 17, Keith has been playing gigs around the country and sharpening his teeth at festivals like The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and The Dutch Mason Blues Festival. Now 22, Keith is ready to unleash his brand new sound and give the blues scene a real kick in the rear!
Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, September 1 @ 8:30 pm; $7

From Jed:
“Alright – the last long week-end of the summer – make your plan to get away.....come on down to the Black Sheep where we will be playing for the very 1st time. There is even a plan already for an after party; look out Wakefield, here we come!”

Join this big band for their first show at the award-winning juke joint cabaret called the Black Sheep Inn.
Fronted by Jed "Rocket" Rached, on vocals, tuba & trombone, the Fat City 8 is (are?):
Rick Rangno Trumpet
Steve Trecarten Tenor Sax
Terry Owen Tenor Sax
Sandy Gordon Alto Sax
Frank Scanga Baritone Sax & Harp
George Prendergast Bass Guitar
Joe Hawkins Guitar
Bill Brennan Drums
SouthWest Tuesdays   
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Tuesdays @ 9 pm; no cover

Southside Tuesdays with Matthew & Curtis Chaffey and Steve Marriner
John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 10 pm
Jeff Rogers and The All-Day Daddies
Every Thursday @ 10 pm; Free!

Come down to The Heart and Crown on Preston Street where you can catch Jeff Rogers and The All-Day Daddies, now a 6-piece band, WITH guitar. Bringing the groove to a whole new level!  Playing Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Al Green, The Funk Brothers, Jamiroquai and all things soulful, bluesy and funky. Jeff will also be introducing some titles from his soon to be released album.

"The All-Day Daddies" are: Ross Murray on Drums; Ken Seeley on Electric Bass; Jeff Devalk on Guitar; Kelly Craig on Trumpet; Brian Asselin on Sax; and, Jeff Rogers on Keyboards and Vocals.
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:  
            August 30 – Natalia & Tony
            September 6 – Ed Hart
            September 13 – Corey Sullivan
            September 20 – Vince Halfhide
            October 4 – Dean Dupuis
            October 11 – Mark Crissinger
            October 18 – Scott Amey
            October 25 – Eric Walker

Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
2nd and 4th Saturday each month, 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.
Party Harde @ the Avant Garde
Avant Garde Bar, 135 1/2 Besserer Street
Friday, September 7 @ 9 pm

Hey Ottawa! If you like your beer cold and your blues & roots music live come to the Avant Garde Bar 135.5 Besserer Street, Friday, September 7th starting at an artistic 9 pm and check out the very talented and entertaining Kristine St. Pierre, Roger Dorey and maybe more!  

The Avant Garde: It's just a great place to hear live music and  if you're gonna come, bring something to bang on!  'cause you ain't gonna wanna sit still...  And yes! absolutely... dancing is allowed.  Tell all your musical friends.

Myers Brothers Band
Bass Line Station, 2557 Baseline Road
Saturday, September 8

Hot on the heels of their latest album “Drive” and their July tour of the UK, the Myers Brothers Band returns to Bass Line Station on September 8 for an evening of juke joint blues and boogie not to be missed!!
Having fine-tuned their craft on their many road trips to the Mississippi delta, the band's music is inspired by the rhythmic grooves you'll hear in any urban or country juke joint on a hot Saturday night. You'd better bring your dancing shoes as you will want to let your hair down and party to the hypnotic sound of the Myers Brothers Band. The album, recorded in Ottawa late last year, features Mike Myers, Stevie Myers, Pepe Lopez Jr., and guest Mark Cole on harmonica.
Sabrina Weeks
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, September 12

2012 Maple Blues Award winner for best new Blues Band, Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce are an act that needs to be seen. Offering up a generous helping of bouncing boogie Blues is what Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce do. The show is dynamic; the players are exceptional; and the grooves drive until you’re swingin’, bouncin’ and getting’ your boogie on. This group collectively makes up over 100 years of musical expertise. The band members include Sabrina Weeks, Mike Hilliard, Ed Hilliard, Bill White, and Ken Sell. 
·         Direct from Kamloops, British Columbia and making Kingston their first stop on their Eastern Canadian Tour
·         Ranked in the top 100 most played blues albums for 2011
·         Voted as top 10 album for 2010 by Blues Underground Network
·         Voted the # 1 blues pick by Sirius/XM Radio
·         Charted in the top 10 for global blues radio stations
Ross Neilsen
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, September 21

Canadian Blues Rawk Music. I write the tunes, load the gear, drive the van, rawk the stage. All for you!
The Mud Boys
CD Release “Workin’ For The Man”
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, September 22

@ the Cove Inn, Westport ON
A Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series featuring some of Canada's best Acoustic Blues artists with proceeds going to support local Westport festivals.  All shows – 6-10 pm.  Buffet dinner & show $45; advance reservations required.

September 9 – Treasa Levasseur with David Baxter
"Think Joni Mitchell, Etta James, Carole King and Dusty Springfield rolled into one….her voice has great range, it can whisper, cry, soar with joy and blast you out of your seat - sometimes all in the same song! She's also a first class songwriter with lyrics that emote, entice and captivate. And she can play - piano, accordion, guitar, mandolin, percussion, Rhodes and diamonica. Add in a theatre background and a career as a successful children's music teacher/entertainer and you have the versatile, eclectic and very talented package that is Treasa Levasseur." (James Doran, OBScene, Summer 2006)  David Baxter, a very accomplished Producer and guitarist who has been with Treasa since day one, will be accompanying her for this Show.

More info:

See you there!
James Doran
Choose The Blues Productions
The 2012 Blues Festival Guide magazine 10th anniversary issue has arrived and blues fans are devouring 100 pages packed full of festivals, blues history, lifestyle, radio DJ and blues society listings, and more – the biggest issue yet.

Started in 2003, The Blues Festival Guide magazine was a Media Sponsor of the 2003 government-proclaimed Year of The Blues. In 2006, three years later, “The Guide” received recognition from the Blues Foundation by being a recipient of the coveted Keeping The Blues Alive award for print media. That same year, they also received an award from the West Coast Hall of Fame/Bay Area Blues Society for ‘Best Blues Publication of the Year’.

This year, the artwork that graces the front cover is by Jackson-MS based artist, Tony Davenport. The first half of the magazine is the Festival Section with dozens of blues festivals including their line-ups so blues fans can easily plan their festival season and a comprehensive Plan Your Blues calendar in the back.

The entire magazine can also be read online; find a link hosted on the homepage at http://www.BluesFestivalGuide.com. This Digital Magazine is user-friendly with lots of bells and whistles; turn the page with a click of your mouse.

The print version of the “Guide” is printed on white-bright recycled newsprint with a four-page glossy wrap. The newsprint allows printing 100,000 copies while keeping the cost down for “starving artists” and non-profits to advertise in it. Completely advertising driven, fans and industry professionals can pick up a copy for free through their local blues society, blues festival, club, or music store. Or to have a copy mailed, send $7 ($12 overseas) to RBA Publishing, P.O. Box 50635, Reno, NV 89513 (or send payment via PayPal to payment@BluesFestivalGuide.com). Cost covers postage, handling and packaging; the Guide itself is free.

Copies are available from the Ottawa Blues Society.
Southside Shuffle
Port Credit ON
September 7-9
Featuring Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce, Cheryl Lescom, Fathead, Downchild, Jack de Keyzer, Shakura S’Aida, Cameo Blues Band, Harrison Kennedy, Harmonica Shah, Joe Murphy, the 24th Street Wailers & more

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Fredericton NB
September 11-16
With Keb’ Mo’, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Garett Mason & Keith Hallett, the Hupman Brothers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, John Campbelljohn, Matt Andersen, John Mayall, Ross Neilsen, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Shrimp Daddy, Theresa Malenfant & the Instigators and more
Gazebo Blues
At the Holiday Inn Gazebo Patio
Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront, 150 George St. North, Peterborough ON
Fridays, 6-10 pm; cover $10

On Friday Night....the Blues is Alright!
Concert series, celebrating 10 years of Blues on the patio on the banks of the Otonabee River.

This year’s star-studded line-up:
31  Jack de Keyzer

A Proud Winner of "Local Focus" Peterborough Business Excellence Awards 2010
(Thanks to Grant Zwarych for this info!)
Garrett Mason and Keith Hallett
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Thursday, August 30, 8:30 pm to midnight; $10 Available only by calling 613 384-8168
Only 70 Tickets will be sold for this show – call now to reserve yours

Garrett Mason – Juno Award Winner 2005
Maple Blues Winner 2011 (nominated every year since 2004)
Keith Hallett – CBC Rising Star Award 2007
Nominated Maple Blues Award Best New Artist @ only 17 years of age
Nominated Maple Blues Award Best Guitar Player 2102
Together they make for an incredible night of blues.
Sabrina Weeks
            2012 Maple Blues Award winner for best new Blues Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, September 7; $10 only available by calling 613-384-8168
ONLY 70 tickets will be available for this show – so call now!

Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce are an act that needs to be seen. Offering up a generous helping of bouncing boogie Blues is what Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce do. The show is dynamic; the players are exceptional; and the grooves drive until you’re swingin’, bouncin’ and getting’ your boogie on. This group collectively makes up over 100 years of musical expertise. The band members include Sabrina Weeks, Mike Hilliard, Ed Hilliard, Bill White, and Ken Sell. 
·         Direct from Kamloops, British Columbia and making Kingston their first stop on their Eastern Canadian Tour
·         Ranked in the top 100 most played blues albums for 2011
·         Voted as top 10 album for 2010 by Blues Underground Network
·         Voted the # 1 blues pick by Sirius/XM Radio
·         Charted in the top 10 for global blues radio stations
KBS Monthly Jam       
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Third Saturday each month @ 8:30 pm, $3 at the door

Come out and see Mojo Shooter with special guests.
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, September 2 – OBS Road To Memphis Qualifying Round #1
Next week, September 9 – 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, August 29 – She-Cats: Co-Host Anna Williams plays cuts by several female instrumentalists and vocalists who are at the top of their game, young - and not so young – lionesses, including Joëlle Léandre, Sheila Jordan and Esperanza Spalding.
Next week, September 5 - Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman plays recent releases by the big bands Ensemble X, Michael Gibbs, Chuck Jackson & John Tesh, singers David Basse, Steve Berndt, Lisa Kirchner, Sandra Marlowe, Christina Morrison, Danbiela Nardi, Rhiannon, Jennifer Scott, Virginia Schenck & Cassandra Wilson, and small groups led by percussionists Harris Eisenstadt, Derin Gray, Andrea Marcelli & Pete Zimmer.
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 …
Friday, September 7
            JW-Jones @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Saturday, September 8
            Wicked Grin @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
            Myers Brothers Band @ Bass Line Station, 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 9
Open Jam with Maria Hawkins @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, September 14
            Soul Obsession @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, September 15
            Mubarak Farah and The Airliner Blues Band CD Release Party @ the Elmdale House Tavern, 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 16
Open Jam with Wicked Grin @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Monday, September 17
Ball & Chain & The Wreckers & guests Annual Hank Williams Birthday Bash @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, September 22
Mud Boys CD Release @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Sunday, September 23
Open Jam with Firebelly @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Sunday, September 30
Open Jam with River City Junction @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm