18 June 2013

Ottawa Blues This Week - 18 June 2013

The Honeyrunners
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street

Monday, June 17 @ 9:30 pm
            opening @ 8:30 pm – Robert Farrell solo

Thursday, June 27 @ 9:30 pm
opening @ 8:30 pmMubarak Farah & The Airliner Blues Band (www.facebook.com/airlinerbluesband)

The Honeyrunners have a knack for musical alchemy, melding soul-wrenching Motown Rock with the shine of ‘90s Alt-radio and the storytelling folk of the ‘60s. Their debut single, ‘Jet Set’, is featured on Bacardi's international campaign for 'Champions Party 2013'. The newest HR tune, ‘My Garage (Bang Bang Bang)’, will debut on Coca-Cola's "52 Songs of Happiness" campaign later this year. In April, The Honeyrunners performed live on national television for CTV Canada AM (watch here), followed by a slew of TV performances, radio interviews, and glowing show reviews. With 85+ Canadian tour & festival dates on the books, a debut EP (May 2013) released under Fontana North, and a live album/DVD in the works (Fall 2013 - teaser - "Hold Me"), this young Toronto band is busier than your average DIY indie outfit. The power is in the music - massive drums, funky bass, soulful rhythm keys, heavy electric guitar, a gritty voice, lush harmonies, gang-vocals, and a collective 80-odd years of obsession with music's colourful history. It amounts to a brotherhood brought together by creative ambition, itching to push modern pop music back into the land of the edgy, the soulful, the intellectual - and having a damn good time doing so.
Zaphod Beeblebrox presents
The Legendary Southern Renegade Provocateur
Tav Falco
Zaphod Beeblebrox, 27 York Street
Thursday, June 20; Doors @ 8pm; advance tickets (limited time) $15

From Paris, France via Memphis, Tennessee, Acclaimed and revered by his musical peers and critics alike, here is your chance to see the indie rock legend. Falco has said his main artistic purpose is "to stir up the dark waters of the unconscious."

Tav Falco - The master of a raw and shambolic fusion of rockabilly, blues, and fractured noise, Tav Falco was, along with the Cramps, one of the earliest purveyors of what would come to be known as psychobilly, and he anticipated the fractured but hard-hitting blues wailing of the Gories and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion by close to a decade.

Falco put together the first version of his band the Panther Burns (named for a famous Tennessee plantation), a group whose revolving membership included Alex Chilton and James Luther Dickinson in its early incarnations. Falco then relocated to New York City, where he brought his frenetic roots music to the Big Apple's then-thriving no wave scene, which led to Falco's major-label release, “Blow Your Top”, a 1982 EP issued by Chris Stein's (Blondie) Animal label. Throughout the 1980s and '90s, Falco began dividing his time between Europe and the United States, and released a slow but steady stream of recordings with shifting Panther Burns lineups while holding down another career as an actor.

His latest CD Live In London At The 100 Club, was released in 2012.
Keith Hallett
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, June 21 @ 9:30 pm

Keith Hallett brings his raw and gritty blues from the East Coast to Irene’s Pub.
The Gladstone presents One Night Only!
Sam Korosi and Move On! presented by the Joe Gaspar Band
The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Avenue
Friday, June 21 @ 7:30 pm; tickets $15 at the door

One Night Only! is a series of performances by local artists who will appear for one night only on The Gladstone stage. The series runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from June 20 to August 24. Every show starts at 7:30 and every show is $15. Performances include music, theatre, improv and variety acts. The Gladstone is proud and very excited to provide Ottawa with the best in local live entertainment. 


Sam Korosi

Sam Korosi is a solo, multi-instrument musician, currently studying Popular Music and residing in Liverpool England. Sam's musical style is heavily influenced by Brit-pop, classic rock, alternative and folk music; entertaining audiences with familiar and influential hits ranging from Mumford and Sons to The Beatles. Sam is a familiar face to the city as a street performer in the Byward Market and musical act around Ottawa and Liverpool. An hour-long show filled with different instruments and light-hearted musicality and lots of Beatles. "A splendid time is guaranteed for all."
For more information visit the Facebook event page.

“Move On!” presented by Joe Gaspar Band

The band will present at this show their last album "MOVE ON!" plus some new songs and a few surprise covers.
Joe Gaspar is a multi-talented musician arrived in Canada from the European scenes; blues was always his guidance. He was a founder of the Romanian power-trio Quo Vadis, playing bass guitar and doing lead vocals for over 12 years. He is constantly researching the ways of music; due to his outstanding vocal abilities he is invited to join groups of different genre, singing in rock operas, playing keyboards, guitar, bass or even conducting choirs. 2010 found Joe on stage at the prestigious Ottawa Blues Fest.
Joe Gaspar Band was created in September 2011 to give life to his original ideas. The power-blues-trio include Joe on bass and vocals, Steve Dupont on drums and Jamie Young on guitar. Both Steve and Jamie are seasoned musician from the Ottawa music scene with solid blue-steel experience.
Let's rock the blues!
Friday, June 21
            Joe Gaspar Band @ Gladstone Theatre Summer Series
Sunday, June 23
            Steve Thomas Band hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
            Chuck & the Karnivors @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Mooney’s Bay Park
June 20-23
Ottawa Jazzfest
Confederation Park
June 20 – July 1
Including Dr. John (June 20 @ 9:30 pm); Willie Nelson & family (June 21 @ 8:30 pm); Mavis Staples (June 23 @ 6:30 pm); Doobie Brothers (Jun 26 @ 9 pm); Boz Scaggs (June 27 @ 8:30 pm), and more.
 “At Last”
Georgette Fry Sings Etta James
Brockville Arts Centre, Brockville ON
Saturday, June 22 @ 7:30 pm; tickets $29

Juno nominated Georgette Fry is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Kingston, Ontario. A veteran of the concert and festival circuit, she receives rave reviews for her live performances. Georgette has been described as a “powerful and expressive singer.” She returns to the stage with a Tribute to Etta James, accompanied by an eight-piece band, three accomplished vocalists (Tabby Johnson, Mariko Ohtake and Anna Sudac), and the Shout Sister! Choir providing the gospel backups!

Georgette’s concerts highlight the ease with which she bridges the gap between jazz and blues.  Long recognized as one Canada’s best blues vocalists, Georgette was most recently named “2013 Singer of the Year” by the Calgary Blues Music Association.

Etta James' career spanned six decades, during which she had several top ten hits, a dozen nominations and three Grammy Awards and a Grammy "Lifetime Achievement" Award; in 2008, her first hit, "The Wallflower" (aka "Dance With Me Henry") was also given the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Etta James passed away in January of 2012, leaving one helluva legacy.

Tickets available at the Box Office at 613-342-7122.

Georgette is also performing the show at Picton Regent Theatre on June 8th, Kingston Grand Theatre on June 20th and Peterborough Market Hall on June 29th.
Dr. John & the Nite Trippers
Victoria Hall Concert Hall, Cobourg ON
Monday, June 24 @ 8 pm; tickets $67.50 (general admission, theatre-style seating)

Multiple Grammy Award winner and Legend Dr. John, with his band The Nite Trippers, play a special intimate show at Victoria Hall in Cobourg on Monday June 24th. Featuring: Dr. John – vocals, keyboards, guitar; Bobby Floyd – keyboards; Joel Johnson – guitar; Sarah Morrow – trombone; Dwight Bailey – bass; and, Reggie Jackson – drums.

Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His very colourful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.

A notorious gun incident forced the artist to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. Further trouble at home sent Dr. John west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones' infamous Exile On Main St. to name a few.

During that time he also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John, The Nite Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album “Gris-gris”, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots.

After Hurricane Katrina and government bungles bashed New Orleans in 2005, Dr. John immediately stepped up to the plate with both generous relief fund-raising concerts and recordings and angry public words of protest. In 2008 he released “City That Care Forgot,” an album winning him a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2013, Dr. John won a Grammy for his latest release "Locked Down", produced by one of the biggest bands on the planet, The Black Keys.
For tickets - 905-372-2210 or from Zap Records in downtown Cobourg 
Al Tambay
Bassline Pub & Eatery, 2557 Baseline Road
Every Tuesday, 8-11 pm; no cover

Al plays here every Tuesday … and sometimes he invites one of his friends to join him.
Check out the food … Al really likes the wraps!
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:  
            June 20 – Derek Downham
            June 27 – Peter Brown
            July 4 – Chuck Karn
            July 11 – Drew Nelson
            July 18 – Parker Estabrooks
            July 25 – Murray Kinsley
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
Saturdays, once a month

Firebelly is Mathieu Gagnon on harmonica, Fredy Carriere on guitar, Dan Grewal on bass and Mike McNeil on drums.  Firebelly recently represented 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)

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.
Music By The Bay Festival
    Canada's only festival for musicians under 21
Millenium Square, Liverpool Road South, Pickering ON
July 1 – FREE

Royal Bank Bluesfest
LeBreton Flats, Ottawa ON
July 4 – 14

Stewart Park Festival
Stewart Park, Perth ON
July 19 – 21
Papadon Washington Trio
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Tuesday, June 25 @ 9 pm

Every few years, a new champion steps out of nowhere to help carry the blues traditions further into the future. Don Washington arrived right on time with the right tools for the job. Armed with powerful hands and a deep, muscular voice, Papadon is ready to shout the blues like a country preacher.

I was introduced to Don at the Chicago Blues Festival several years ago by my friend Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) who said: “Don Washington is an exciting young pianist and singer championing the blues piano tradition with flair, talent and soul. He can pound out a rocking boogie-woogie and get down into an intense slow blues, plus his original songs show plenty of writing talent (and a sense of humor). He’s got a strong voice and a warm and comfortable stage personality that can reach audiences easily. His performance at the 2005 Chicago Blues Festival won him a legion of new fans, and left the crowd hollering for more. I can heartily recommend him for any club or blues festival.”

And here’s what Jim O’Neal, co-founder of Living Blues said about that Chicago performance: “One of the most pleasant surprises I had at the 2005 Chicago Blues Festival was meeting and hearing Papadon Washington. It’s great to hear someone not only carrying on the blues piano tradition in such fine fashion, but knowing how to entertain an audience with it too.”
Up & Up Music Presents
Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays
Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Street
Thursday, June 27 @ 9 pm; $10

An unforgettable night of pure, unadulterated, bona fide, tear-jerking, gut-wrenching, stone-bad soul music, featuring legendary bassist donovan “freight train” willis and the entire line-up of the souljazz orchestra with the exceptional, uncompromisable Resident DJ Trevor Walker.

Bill Durst
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, June 28 @ 9:30 pm

For Bill Durst, 2013 has already shot through the roof with the promise of exciting things ahead. In January, he showcased at the Blues Summit in Toronto, then, in February, played the Mid-Winter Blues Festival in Regina Saskatchewan, and in March played in Moose Jaw and at the Saskatoon Blues Festival. On June 22 he’ll be at the Stratford Bluesfest and on July 12 the Bruce County Bluesfest in Kincardine. He’ll also be at the Dutch Mason Bluesfest on August 10 opening for Guitar Shorty and will be touring in Western Canada in November. His 2012 live CD is still receiving attention and he’s already writing for the next CD.
Weber Brothers
            with special guests Firebelly
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, June 29 @ 8:30 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.

“Left Right Left Right,” their seventh release, is nothing less than a rebirth of The Weber Brothers sound. A double album of 26 original songs, it fuses the stomping country rock learned at Hawkins’ knee with the brothers' own love of pop music in all its splendor, from gorgeous “Pet Sounds”/ “White Album” vocal harmonies to blacktop-burning 50’s rockabilly, full-throated Crazy Horse anthems to classic corner group doo-wop. Tightly focused in execution yet epic in scope, “Left Right Left Right” is the Weber Brothers at their finest.

Firebelly is a modern Canadian blues outfit, formed in 2012, driven by a collective passion to create fresh blues music, while respecting its rich & timeless traditions. Lead singer & harp player, front man Mathieu Gagnon, is a captivating storyteller, with the rare ability to make you live through the song, with his sweet powerful voice, & electrifying harp playing. The smooth & funky bass guitar of Dan Grewal, combine with the lively drums of Mike McNeil and the poignant & fearlessly tasteful guitar playing of Fredy Carrière, to create a stripped down Blues sound that is “just right” In a less than a year, they have already garnered major festival, television & national commercial radio airplay. Firebelly represented the Ottawa Blues Society at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in January.
            2013 SEASON
ACOUSTIC BLUE MONDAYS at THE COVE INN in Westport, Ontario launches its 3rd season in June.  This famous Dinner & Show fundraiser Series features some of Canada's premier acoustic artists - "sit-and-listen" Blues as good as it gets. Proceeds go to support local Westport cultural events. There will be 4 Shows this summer – all in the intimate, air-conditioned comfort of The Cove Dining Room. The Cove is a classic 137 year old country inn with a Day Spa right next door. It's located in one of the most beautiful small towns in eastern Ontario - Westport - on the shores of scenic Upper Rideau Lake, part of the Rideau Waterway (a UNESCO World Heritage site). It's a wonderful area to visit any time of year but especially in the summer. The Cove is famous for its excellent food and drink, friendly staff, comfortable accommodation and fabulous LIVE music. It's only a 45 minute drive from Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa, 2.5 from Syracuse NY, 3 from Montreal and 4 from Toronto - or you can come by boat!
July 15
From Toronto
FRASER/DALEY www.fraserdaley.com
Alec Fraser on upright bass, percussion and back up vocals and Mike Daley on guitar and lead vocals combine old time blues a la Blind Lemon Jefferson with great original songs in the country blues style. They met in 2007 after a Jeff Healey concert (Alec played bass in Jeff's band for years and is also an award winning producer), started playing together and haven't stopped since. "Fraser plays the upright bass so well, he needs no percussionist. And Daley is a magician on guitar" - The Hamilton Spectator
YOU TUBE "The Hellhole That I Call Home" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_7Tm9L-qXQ

August 26
From Vancouver
THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER  www.harpoonistaxemurderer.com
This duo with the unusual name is - Shawn Hall on vocals and harp (the Harpoonist) and Matt Rogers on guitar, stomp board, bass, keyboards and back-up vocals (the Axe Murderer). They make a lot of sound for just two guys and bring a fresh take to roots blues with their contemporary lyrics and unique arrangements - yet they remain true to the old blues traditions. It's blues for a changing world - or as one of their fans put it - "blues that gets you in the crotch". Maple Blues Award nominee for Best New Artists Of The Year in 2012.
YOU TUBE "Roll With The Punches" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lar6_rwOChA

September 16
From Wainfleet ON
SUZIE VINNICK  www.suzievinnick.com
Suzie was born and raised in Saskatoon, spent years in Ottawa and Toronto and now resides in rural southern Ontario. She is one of the best-known folk blues singer/songwriter/guitarists in Canada with a voice that has been described as "spun gold and honey". Over the past 10 years she's won the Maple Blues Award for Best Female Vocalist a record 6 times, was nominated for a Juno last year and was a finalist in the Solo/Duo category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis last January. "Warm, rich and emotional, Vinnick's gorgeous vocals ring with confidence..." Ottawa Citizen
YOU TUBE "Crazy 'Bout Lovin' Me" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hS6Z8BrTXo

All shows - 6 to 10 pm
Call (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN
Well-priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&Bs but book ahead, rooms sell out early for these nights.
For more information visit www.choosetheblues.ca  

ACOUSTIC BLUE MONDAYS is produced by CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS Kenmore, Ontario www.choosetheblues.ca in co-operation with THE COVE INN www.coveinn.com  Sponsored by 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com & DAN AYKROYD WINES www.danaykroydwines.com

Choose The Blues Productions                       
KBS Monthly Jam
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Third Saturday each month @ 8:30 pm, $3 at the door

The KBS monthly jam is now in its 6th year. The house is always full and both the musicians and the audience always have a great time. 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, June 16 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES
Next week, June 23 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Mt. Tremblant Blues Festival preview
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 2013. 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, June 19 – Ottawa Bluesfest: CKCU's blues guru John Tackaberry introduces his choices among the many artists appearing at this year's Ottawa Bluesfest between July 4 and July 14.
Next week, June 26 – Don Byas: Co-Host Jim Reil has prepared a show featuring the great tenor Don Byas in recordings from the 1940s and 1950s, as a leader and with the Count Basie Orchestra.
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 6th year.  It can be heard throughout the Ottawa Valley and streaming on the internet at valleyheritageradio.ca.
Canada Live - Radio Two @ 7pm, Monday to Thursday; Friday – Radio One

Monday, June 17
concert 1: Love Over and Over: The Songs of Kate McGarrigle - Part 2, recorded at Massey Hall as part of the 2012 Luminato Festival
On January 10, 2010, Canada lost beloved singer-songwriter, Kate McGarrigle, when she lost her battle with cancer at the age of 63. Tonight, we salute the music of Kate McGarrigle in this special show, recorded as part of the Luminato Festival in Toronto. Kate's sisters, Anna and Jane, along with her children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, join guest stars Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Jane Siberry, members of Broken Social Scene and more, to perform, tell stories, and celebrate Kate McGarrigle.

Tuesday, June 18
concert 1: Andrew James O'Brien, recorded at LSPU Hall in St. John's
It’s been just over a year since Andrew James O'Brien released his debut album Songs for Searchers.
Almost overnight he went from a relatively unknown performer to sweeping the Music Newfoundland and
Labrador Awards. He walked off with Male Artist, Rising Star and Pop Recording of the year, emerging
from the vibrant St. John's music scene as the latest in the storied line of great Canadian singer-songwriters. In this exclusive CBC concert recorded at the LSPU Hall in St. John's, Andrew is joined by his band The Searchers, with a special guest appearance by Newfoundland's sensational folk roots trio The

Wednesday, June 19
concert 1: Mundo Montreal: Zal Sissokho and Guests, recorded at Le Lion D'or in Montreal
An assortment of stringed instruments like the guitar, banjo, violin and kora bring together traditional Mandingue music (sung in Wolof) with North American roots, folk, and rhythm and blues (sung in English and French). Last spring, the great Senegalese griot and kora player Zal Idrissa invited a few of his friends to perform together on one stage in Montreal as part of the CBC world music series Mundo Montreal. We'll hear roots guitarist and singer Michael Jerome Brown as well as blues guitarist and singer Cécile Doo-Kingué and the rhythm and blues chanteuse Doba. A mashup of musical styles and personalities from Africa and North America

Thursday, June 20
concert 1: The Deep Dark Woods, recorded at The Great Hall in Toronto
Hot on the heels of wildly successful American and European tours, Saskatoon's The Deep Dark Woods returned to Canada with a triumphant sold-out show at Toronto's The Great Hall. This was the biggest Toronto venue The Deep Dark Woods had ever played, and by the time the doors opened that evening a lineup of fans had grown around the block. Old Man Luedecke opened the show to a constant stream of people finding the bar and finding their seats. When The Deep Dark Woods took the stage the crowd was good and warmed up and a party was about to begin. The Deep Dark Woods live show is part country jamboree, part Allman Brothers-style jam band, and guaranteed 100% fun. The Deep Dark Woods were joined on stage for this show by violinist Kendal Carson and Old Man Luedecke, who was welcomed back to the stage like he was an old friend.

Canada Live podcast, released on Thursdays
Thursday, June 20 on the Canada Live podcast
Emilie-Claire Barlow, recorded at Theatre L'Astral in Montreal
This concert at Theatre L'Astral in Montreal was the official launch of Canadian jazz artist Emilie-Claire Barlow's ninth album, Seule ce soir (Alone Tonight) - her first solely en français. She performed a whole pile of new tunes, plus a couple of completely new covers including "Croissants de soleil" by Ginette Reno and "La belle dame sans regret" by Sting. Barlow is clear about her motivation to write and perform in French: "I find the language to be beautiful and very musical. I appreciate the poetry of French lyrics - and it changes the sound of my voice, as the mouth adapts to the necessary shapes. ... The desire to do an all-French album was to have an opportunity to immerse myself a little deeper in the music and the language. I feel that I have been working up to it for a while. Regardless of the language, the tone of many of these songs really reflected where I am in my life right now, so it seemed very natural." For this performance, she finds an adoring crowd who obviously appreciate the effort!

CBC Radio 1 broadcast, Fridays at 2:05 pm
Friday, June 21 on CBC Radio 1
concert 1: Love Over and Over: The Songs of Kate McGarrigle - Part 2, recorded at Massey Hall as part of the 2012 Luminato Festival
On January 10, 2010, Canada lost beloved singer-songwriter, Kate McGarrigle, when she lost her battle with cancer at the age of 63. Tonight, we salute the music of Kate McGarrigle in this special show, recorded as part of the Luminato Festival in Toronto. Kate's sisters, Anna and Jane, along with her children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, join guest stars Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Jane Siberry, members of Broken Social Scene and more, to perform, tell stories, and celebrate Kate McGarrigle.

Saturday, June 29
            Firebelly opening for the Weber Brothers @ the Black Sheep, 8:30 pm
Sunday, June 30
            River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
            Wicked Grin @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, July 5
            Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ Irene’s
Friday, July 12
            Back Talk Organ Trio @ Irene’s
Saturday, July 13
            Jesse Greene Band @ Irene’s
            Joe Gaspar Band – Bluesfest After Party @ the Atomic Rooster, 10:30 pm
Friday, July 26
            Zydeco Loco @ Irene’s
Friday, August 9
            Drew Nelson Band @ Irene’s

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