Ottawa Blues Society Road to Memphis 2013
Just out of a very busy summer, our team is ready to present you with the 18th edition of Virée Blues Boréale … and what a program! Our “carte blanche” formula seemed most appropriate to launch this new edition. To do so, none other than Firebelly, winners of the the “Road To Memphis 2012" competition and their guests will present you with the very best of the Outaouais, Ontario and Quebec’s Blues scenes, nothing less! Firebelly invited many guests including Chris Antonik, Rick L Blues, Al Wood and Matt Sobb (of MonkeyJunk) who we are very proud to feature.
A native of Hawksbury ON who grew up in Quebec, their next guest, a true “harmonica legend” has been at Virée Blues Boréale before, as he has long been part of the Canadian Blues scene. Rick L Blues, renowned mood maker, has been touring the Canadian and European Blues scenes for almost 20 years. As featured on his 5 albums, he will be performing his famous Chicago Blues of the ‘50s-inspired music with his warm and vivid voice and his harmonica playing which brings it all together. Always well-dressed, a real showman, Rick L. Blues will present you with astonishing performances, always with class.
The third guest is an author, composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Ottawa. Al Wood is well known as “an authentic Bluesman”. He demonstrates a deep respect for the traditional Blues and for the roots of the Blues on his two albums – in his compositions, his interpretations, his guitar playing, as well as his harmonica playing. A native of Sault Ste-Marie (“The Soo”), in Ontario, that is where Al Wood started out, playing with Blues, Punk and even alternative Rock bands. This whole host of experiences gave him a strong stage presence; and he gives himself body and soul when on stage, be it for a crowd of five or five thousand.
At the moment of publishing this press release, the guest list was not yet closed to newcomers! This “carte blanche” seems promising for the discovery of new shows and for the discovery of the program of the 18th edition of Virée Blues Boréale.
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.
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
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required
Call (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN
For more information visit www.choosetheblues.ca