Hal uses a looping technology to produce a one-man-band experience, adding subtle but important background beats to his extraordinary ukulele strumming and riffing. Many wouldn’t associate the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only room for deep blues to prevail. After his grandfather gave him a uke in ’95, Hal found that it transferred easily from his blues guitar style, complimenting his combination of finger picking and strumming, and gospel vocal style.
Hailing from Kentucky, our next guest, guitarist and singer Colin Perry absorbed the rich musical heritage that was around him, including Blues, bluegrass, fiddle music and jazz. He is now based in Montreal. He has performed across all of North America, including five appearances at the Montreal International Jazz festival, the Halifax Atlantic Jazz Festival, The Sackett’s Harbor Jazz Festival, the Carleton Maximum Blues Festival, The Victoriaville Blues Festival, and four appearances at Le Grand Theatre de Quebec. When not leading “Blind”, he can be found playing guitar behind the well-known Montreal harmonicist Bharath Rajakumar, The Jamies Wood Band or The Griffintown Jug Addicts. He has also worked with the Susie Arioli Band, with whom he collaborated on the Juno-nominated album “That’s For Me”. His guitar playing reflects the early traditions of jazz and blues guitar, when players like Teddy Bunn, Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson, and Dick McDonough could be found lending their personal styles to many different types of music. Performing with “Blind” among others, his strong, clear vocals carry the band across a wide spectrum of early American Music, showing the influence of Jack Teagarden, Tommy Duncan, and Big Bill Broonzy among others. He is accompanied by elite musicians: Peter Mika, on keyboard, Andrew Horton, now replacing Stephen Barry on bass and Bucky Wheaton on drums
A voyage back in time, into the culture of the bluegrass, hemp and tobacco State, birthplace of a world renowned American Whisky.
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.
Blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves and you’ll get Manx’s unique “mysticssippi” flavour. It’s hard to resist, easy to digest and keeps audiences coming back for more.
NAC 4th Stage, 53 Elgin Street
BLUESOUL: The long-awaited Blues Album by Canada’s King of Roots Music – Ottawa’s own Terry Gillespie.
Terry will be accompanied by seasoned musicians Lyndell Montgomery and Wayne Stoute, with special guest Peter Measroch (formerly of the Luther Allison band) on piano. The Toasted Westerns (Jody Benjamin, Ann Downey and Sally Robinson) will be singing harmony.
MC: J-man from 101.9 DAWG FM
DoubleDouble - March 1
Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston