Acoustic Act of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Michael Jerome Browne
Harmonicist-singer Kenny Dupree has been building a reputation most everywhere in Canada since quite a few years. Having started very young, he’s soon to be found in various bars as well as at Jonquiere and at Carleton Blues Festivals. Kenny Dupree & The Sound Brigade perform in the present set-up since 1996. A five times nominee for the Lys Blues, he was awarded the title in 2009 and in 2010 in the «Cabaret» category. His warm and powerful voice, his vigorous presence creates memorable performances every time. Constantly improving, his original compositions now alternate with influential standards by the likes of Otis Redding, B.B. King, Paul Rodger and Buddy Guy. With his legendary charisma and his unbounded zest, he feels at home when on stage and brings his audience into his universe in less than two musical bars. Supported by seasoned musicians like Franky James on guitar, Domenic Romanelli on bass and J-P Levesques on drums, be it on CD or in performance on stage, they bring out a fusion of originals with musical arrangements swaying from the Blues to Soul Blues, to Blues Rock, to R’n’B through Funk and Chicago Blues that cover every shade of the Blues.
From Chicago to Asia, James Green has been hypnotizing his audiences the world over since 1979. A native from Montreal, he can be found on local as well as international Blues stages like the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Chicago Music-Fest where he caused some surprise with his electrifying performances. Founding member of the cult band The Blusing Brides from 1979 to 1981, he then meets David Bowie’s guitarist, Mick Ronson and they put together the The Perfect Affair band in 1983. Two albums later, he joins the Reggae band dub U-5, of New York group Kinky Foxx and become the Fusion Three with Freddie James in the ‘90s. Those projects were, for James Green, the revelation of his true passion, the Blues. So, that’s when he decided to join Smokestack Lightning to then put together The Killing Floor Blues, while also accompanying with his guitar, James Cotton, Edgar Winter, the Dixon Brothers, Big Jack Johnson, Russell Jackson, Frank Marino and more recently, Slim Williams to name only those. In 2004 The Killing Floor Blues became James Green & The Blues Electric, recipients of the Lys Blues «Cabaret» in 2012 and 2013. Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix and Prince fans shall be very happy!
11 pm – Zydeco Loco
12:15 am – Double Double
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.
Packages starting from $99/night, includes hotel room and 2 tickets.
This is the first in a series
of events and classes specifically designed to bring your blues dancing to new
heights. The goal is to take you and the Ottawa blues scene and put it firmly
on the North American map where it belongs! For that, we are bringing in one of
blues biggest and best teachers - Dexter Santos! http://www.dextersantos.com/
Friday night: Optional dance at the Rainbow Bistro.
JW Jones will be playing. $10 for event participants if ticket purchased
through us, otherwise, $15 at the door.
Saturday classes – 11-4:30 (with lunch break)
Ottawa dancers, these are designed for you! Our
experienced Helpers will be there just for you!
Saturday night dance: intimate dance 9pm-1am
Sunday classes – 11:45am-4:15pm (with lunch break)
Helpers, these classes will
be just for you. A tasty grab bag hand picked by Dexter to say thank you.
Registration is open at https://sites.google.com/site/redmapleblues/
The show will feature the full band: Terry Gillespie (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Peter Measroch (piano and organ), Lyndell Montgomery (bass and fiddle) and Wayne Stoute (drums and percussion).
“BLUESOUL”, featuring Peter Measroch on piano and organ, was released Sept 2, currently has coast-to-coast airplay across Canada and is making inroads into the USA and Europe.
Canada Roots Radio Airplay Chart - #8 For the Week of September 27, 2013
Roots Radio Airplay Chart USA - #26 this week - #47 last week
Redbone’s career first gained momentum in the early ‘70s when Bob Dylan sought him out at the Mariposa Folk Festival. In a Rolling Stone interview, Dylan mentioned that if he ever started a label, Redbone would be the first artist he wanted to record. Most folks were introduced to the man during his network debut on Saturday Night Live in 1976, where he showcased his indelible version of “Walkin’ Stick.” In a year typified by amplified arena rock, Redbone’s intimate, low-key delivery proved to be a jolting antonym. Since then he’s played numerous talk shows, and functioned as a favorite guest of Johnny Carson.
If there is one common element to Redbone’s diverse music it’s his mastery of his acoustic guitar. It is easy to get lost in his stage exploits (which often gravitate between vaudeville and performance art) and overlook what a truly fine player he is – finger picking with a ragtime bounce of jumping between chords with the grace of a hurdler. (Maybe the analogy should be with the grace of a card shark, because he makes it look so effortless it can often be deceiving.)
- Mark Braud – trumpet
- Charlie Gabriel – clarinet/alto sax
- Clint Maedgen – tenor sax
- Freddie Lonzo – trombone
- Rickie Monie – piano
- Joe Lastie – drums
- Ronell Johnson – tuba
- Ben Jaffe – tuba
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.
THE 24th STREET WAILERS
PROCEEDS TO THE WESTPORT FOOD BANK
RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK w. BAND
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.
PROCEEDS TO FRIENDS OF FOLEY MOUNTAIN
PROCEEDS TO EASTER SEALS EASTERN ONTARIO
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU WATERWAY LAND TRUST
THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS
PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT’S RIDEAU VISTA & ST. EDWARD’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
DAVID ROTUNDO BAND
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU DISTRICT MUSEUM & WESTPORT IN BLOOM
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