30 September 2013

Ottawa Blues This Week - 30 September 2013

Hey! The 24th Street Wailers are going to Texas for their new record and you can help them get down there. They’ve already got 20% of their goal in two days! (Wailers say, “Thank you to those who have Pledged so far!”) Check it out here and share it with your friends! http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the24thstreetwailers
The Claytones
            opening for Chic Gamine
Shenkman Arts Centre, Orleans ON
Thursday, October 3 @ 8 pm; tickets $27.50

Wall-of-sound harmonies, hip-shaking beats – these women seem straight out of Motown, until you throw in the curveball of French pop and four rotating lead-singers

About The Claytones
Born in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, The Claytones masterfully spin their melodic, vocal driven, Canadiana brand of roots music with old school sensibilities. A true collaborative project, Kelly Prescott, Anders Drerup, Adam Puddington and newcomer Pat McLaughlin write and arrange their songs together, effectively making The Claytones sound the sum of its parts. Combining their ranging influences, they have created a unique blend of original and interpreted songs performed with tight, three-part harmonies and a warm stage presence.

From Kelly:  We'll be opening for our insanely talented friends, Chic Gamine Oct. 3rd at the Shenkman Arts Centre. They are one of our favourite bands in the WORLD right now, you do not want to miss this show! Check them out and get your tickets ASAP. Do it. Trust me. Seriously.”
Stephen Fearing Debut Photo Collection
Guild Galerie 240, 240 Guigues Street
Saturday & Sunday, October 5-6; 2-6 pm

*I was thinking of calling the show "Between The Rumble Strips". It's a line from a pretty well-known song of mine "Black Silk Gown" - Driving through to midnight, between the rumble strips... and will be the title of one of the images. It also ties in with my new album - "Between Hurricanes". (Stephen Fearing)
Stephen will be in attendance.
The Joe Gaspar Band
Desire (from Toronto)
Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven
Friday, October 4 @ 9:45 pm

The Joe Gaspar Band – a power-blues-trio with solid blue-steel experience team up with U2 tribute band from Toronto, Desire.
Big Chill
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Saturday, October 5; 4-8 pm; no cover

This Saturday – at the extremely civilized hours from 4pm to 8pm – Big Chill will be shaking the Atomic Rooster on Bank between Somerset and MacLaren.
Spend the late afternoon with us, have some eats and shake some bootie!
Sonny’s Bar & Grill, 1119 Baxter Road
Saturday, October 5

Come on out to hear some Psychedelic Blues-Rock!
Sonny’s is at 1119 Baxter Road, off Iris … not far from IKEA.
A Night of Wickedness
with Wicked Mercy
and Wicked Grin
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, October 5 @ 10 pm; $10

Friday, October 4
            Joe Gaspar Band @ Greenfield’s, Barrhaven
Saturday, October 5
            Big Chill @ the Atomic Rooster
            BLT @ Sonny’s Bar & Grill
            Wicked Grin & Wicked Mercy @ the Rainbow
Sunday, October 6
            Brian Downey hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
The Music Scene series
ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street
Monday & Tuesday evenings; tickets $10

20 Feet From Stardom
Monday, September 30 @ 9:05 pm
Tuesday, October 1 @ 4:45 pm

20 Feet From Stardom probes the question of who’s got the power in the music industry by tracking the careers of a handful of talented back-up singers: Darlene Love of Blossoms fame; Merry Clayton, famous for her vocals on the Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’; Claudia Lennear, another Stones collaborator; and others.
In some cases, exceptional gifts, even when recognized, do not a star make. Lisa Fischer, who has a three-octave-plus range, won a Grammy for her first solo record but lacked the ego and controlling personality required to pursue stardom. Love was victimized by power-tripping producer Phil Spector, who used her vocals while attributing them to others. Clayton, whose vocal chops are unique, failed as a solo artist. Same goes for Lennear and Táta Vega, artists with voices that might have catapulted them to stardom.  Spectacular voices, powerful stories, in a must-see doc.  (Susan G. Cole, NOW Toronto)

ByTowne Cinema and CKCU are screening concert and documentary films every Monday (repeated Tuesdays on some weeks) for as long as interest continues.
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
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:  
            October 3 – Buck Tingley
            October 10 – John Zemensky
            October 17 – Jarhead & Jerome
            October 24 – Mark Crissinger
            October 31 – Vince Halfhide

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. 
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.
The 18th edition of Virée Blues Boréale presents
Steve Marriner Solo
Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage (Old Hull sector), Gatineau
Wednesday, October 9 @ 8 pm; tickets $15

The solo project of the winner of the Juno Award for “Best Blues album” of 2012, Steve Marriner is coming to Virée Blues Boréale on October 9, 2013.
Al Lerman & Doc MacLean
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, October 9 @ 8 pm; $10

An evening of acoustic blues from Canada’s finest!
Ross Neilson & Keith Hallett
Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, October 11 @ 10 pm; $10

Peter Karp & Sue Foley
Music by the Bay Live at Annandale, 221 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday Oct 18, 2013 @ 9 pm; Advance Tickets $40

“…red-hot guitar fretwork and pristine vocals …. stomping keyboards and raspy voice; mesh like well-oiled gears …. the duo’s creative chemistry shimmers in every note…. ”
            CD Release “All Frequencies”
Wilno Tavern, Wilno ON
Saturday, October 19

Ottawa’s purveyors of swamp blues and funky roots rock ‘n’ roll debut their 3rd recording, “All Frequencies”.
The 9th year for what has become one of the most popular Blues Series in Canada, the first BOTR show takes place October 25, then one show a month (December excluded) right through to May. As in the past all BOTR Shows are fundraisers for different Westport charities. To date over $45,000 has been raised and the goal this year is to hit another $5,000.

For the third season in a row, despite higher costs and inflation, the price for these nights is staying the same - $60 (plus HST) which includes a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet served up by The Cove, the Show, dancing and a donation to charity. Being able to hold the price is due in part to the support of our new Sponsor – Dan Aykroyd Wines
DanAykroydWines.com – for which we are very grateful and we welcome them on board. 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com also continues as a Sponsor and again, we are very grateful for their support.

October 25
Now living in Victoria, BC Alabama boogie-woogie piano man David Vest plays the 88’s like Jerry Lee Lewis and has shared the stage with legends like Big Walter, Floyd Dixon, Jimmy T99 Nelson and Katie Webster over his long career. He won the 2012 Maple Blues Award for Keyboardist of the Year. 2 members from Downchild and 1 from Fathead join him.

November 15
4 young musicians from Toronto who have taken the Canadian and international Blues scene by storm over the past few years. Semi-finalists at the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Fun, gritty & funky - they bring a breath of fresh air to the Blues. Sax player Jon Wong won the 2012 Maple Blues Award for Horn Player Of The Year.

January 10
Musical friends for over 20 years, fabulous songwriters (they’ve both won International Songwriting Awards), great singers (Suzie has won the Maple Blues Award for Best Female Vocalist 6 of the past 10 years!) and excellent guitarists.  Either one of these artists is worth the price of admission - together they’re dynamite!  Their 4th visit to The Cove.

February 15
Led by singer/harp player Rott’n Dan (who sounds a lot like Joe Cocker) and guitarist Yuji Ihara this young band from Edmonton has been blowing audiences away in western Canada for years with their high energy blend of Blues, Soul, Funk and R&B. Maple Blues Award nominees for Best New Band in 2012. It’s their first tour of eastern Canada.

March 14
Ottawa singer, songwriter and one of the best contemporary Blues guitarists in the world today. 11 Maple Blues Award nominations! - JW has played with artists like Kim Wilson, David “Fathead” Newman, Little Charlie Baty, Hubert Sumlin & Junior Watson performing in 19 countries on 4 continents. Dan Aykroyd calls them “one amazing Blues band”. They are.

April 18
All stars indeed! 6 veteran players from two of Canada’s most famous Blues bands - Downchild and Fathead. Chuck Jackson vocals & harp, Teddy Leonard guitar, Michael Fonfara keyboards, Pat Carey sax, Gary Kendall bass and Mike Fitzpatrick drums. All of them have won Junos and/or Maple Blues Awards. High grade, big time Blues!

May 9 & 10 – *2 night stand*
David blows harp as if possessed by the ghosts of Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and George Harmonica Smith. Combined with his great voice, mesmerizing stage performance and tight band this is the most popular act to ever play BOTR @ The Cove and that’s why they’re back again for 2 nights. Get your tickets early for this one.

Book ahead – most shows sell out in advance
1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
Well-priced accommodation available at the Cove and nearby B&Bs

More information including bios, YOUTUBE & song samples of the artists at
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturdays (see below) @ 8:30 pm; $3.00 @ door

This extremely successful series presents blues bands from all across Ontario. These are some of the very best bands in the province; most of them have had incredible success in their own cities but have yet to crack the national scene. This is a great opportunity to see some high quality blues bands that you would not normally get to see - and for just $3 - you just can't find a better way to spend the first Saturday of each month - hope to see you there.

The Fall Line-up for the Blues Bands Ontario Series
Saturday, October 5        Lil Blues Pill (Toronto)
Saturday, November 2     Three Times Lucky (Ottawa)
Saturday, December 7     Shawn Dore Band (Toronto)
More shows coming in the new year.

Kingston Blues Society
Doc MacLean
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Thursday, October 8 @ 8:30 pm; $10.00 @ door

Doc has toured and performed with artists as diverse as Peg Leg Sam the Medicine Show Man, Blind John Davis, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Rev Pearly Brown, Colin Linden, Mose Scarlett, the Carter Family, and Sam Chatmon.
With Colin Linden, he became a popular opener for Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, and John Hammond.
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
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, October 6 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Folksy Blues Grooves
Next week, October 13 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES
Sundays: 7-8 pm
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).  Stream and view past episodes here: http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/94/info.html.
Ron is always happy to hear from listeners at ronsweetman@kalixo.com
This week, October 2 – Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases chosen by Ron Sweetman. Will include singers Fawn Fritzen, Eugenie Jones & Lucy Smith, pianist Art Hodes, and small groups Doubt Trio, Roby Glod 4, The Group, Living By Lanterns, Savoy Brown & Spin Doctors.
Next week, October 9 – Paul Winter Sextet: Recordings from 1962 and 1963 by the racially integrated sextet led by saxophonist Paul Winter, introduced by Ron Sweetman.
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.
Streaming great Blues, Roots, Soul, R&B, Folk, East Coast and Celtic music across Canada and around the world 24/7/365.
Check out their Canadian Blues shows and hosts including James Doran’s ‘Inside The Blues’, Brant Zwicker’s ‘At The Crossroads’, Johnny Max’s ‘Sunday Morning Soul’, along with Mark Stenzler's ‘Blues Zeppelin’ from Switzerland … and lots more Canadian and international Blues shows. 
Friday, October 11
               Indelible Shameless Blues @ Danby's Bar and Grill, Munster Hamlet
               The Claytones @ The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern
Sunday, October 13
            Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Friday, October 18  
               Indelible Shameless Blues @ the Carleton Tavern
Sunday, October 20
            4 Rent hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Wednesday, October 23
            Dawg Day Afternoon @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Thursday, October 24
            Dan Deslauriers @ the Mill Street Brew Pub, 8-11 pm
Sunday, October 27
            River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm

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