28 October 2013

Ottawa Blues This Week - 28 October 2013


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DEADLINE – November 4, 2013
ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to 68 winners, including $25,000 cash to the Grand Prize winner. Amateur and professional Blues songwriters are welcome to enter. ISC accepts entries by mail or online (platforms include ISC, Sonicbids, ReverbNation, Broadjam, and Facebook). Entering ISC is now easier than ever, because ISC will go to your Radio Airplay, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, or Facebook page to listen to your songs (so you don't even need to send us your songs!)




Harry Manx
Salle Jean-Despréz, 25 rue Laurier, Gatineau
Saturday, November 2 @ 8 pm; tickets $35

Notorious adventurer, Canadian guitarist Harry Manx is inspired by his many trips to Europe, India and the United States to create a world steeped in eclectic Indian rhythms, blues, harmonica and slide guitar at its best. Known for his dynamic performances, this multi-instrumentalist offers a musical world tour you will not forget!
(text from Ville de Gatineau website, translation from Google Translate!)
The 18th edition of Virée Blues Boréale presents
The Junkyard Dogs
Cafe Bar Bistro Le Troquet, 41 Laval Street, Gatineau  
Wednesday, October 30 @ 8 pm; tickets $15

The last lap of the Junkyard Dogs – a major farewell show.   Virée Blues Boréale could not let this Canadian Blues institution leave without properly saluting each of its members, even though we failed to feature them on our stage, despite a long lasting collaboration! They developed their own style and a unique sound. Quite refreshing in the wonderful world of music, where it’s too often missing! The Blues is the essence of the group and its main influence, but these musicians stood true to their beliefs while being distinct in their music. An unconventional music, an AC/DC with  Howlin’ Wolf kind of fusion, some Alternative Hard Blues, a “Dirty Clean” Blues, heavy, yet attainable, dirty and muddy although simple and chiselled ... with their style and the punk attitude while in a usually traditional kind of music, they left no one indifferent.  A last farewell ... "The last lap of the Junkyard Dogs!"
Friday, November 1
Buck Tingley & the Hard Lookin’ Tickets @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm;
Baritone Sax - Frank Scanga
Drums - Billy "Backbeat" Brennan
Hammond Organ - Don Cummings
Tenor Sax - Terry Owen
Bass - Steve Marriner
Guitar - Buck Tingley
Saturday, November 2
DOUBLE BILL: Al Wood & the Woodsmen & Red Wood Central @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm; $10
Lineups for the evening: (a few surprises to be announced)
Michelle "Red April: Vocals and Guitar
Al Wood: Vocals; Guitar and Harmonica
Lindsay Pugh: Bass Guitar
Simon Meilleur: Drums
Al Wood: Vocals and harmonica
Chris Breitner: Bass Guitar
Lindsay Pugh: Guitar & Vocal
Simon Meilleur: Drums
The Music Scene series
ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street
Monday & some Tuesday evenings; tickets $10

Monday, October 28 @ 9:20 pm

The Song Remains The Same
Perhaps the most-seen concert film after Woodstock, Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains The Same chronicles a Madison Square Garden concert on the band's ‘Houses of the Holy’ tour. Die-hard fans will appreciate this rare glimpse of the great band at work, while mavens of unique musical instruments will delight in seeing Page ‘play’ the seldom-used theramin (previously restricted to the Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ and schlock horror movie soundtracks). Also, it's kind of fun watching the backstage hysterics of band manager Peter Grant, the man of legendary bad temper who was the basis for Spinal Tap's manager. (TV Guide Entertainment Network Movie Guide)

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
Solo Piano Wednesdays with Jeff Rogers
Fat Tuesdays, 62 York Street
Wednesdays, 7 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 31 – Vince Halfhide
                November 7 – Jesse Greene
                November 14 – Ball & Chain (Michael & Jody)

Jeff Rogers
RARE Restaurant & Bar, 570 Kanata Avenue
Thursdays, 6-10 pm
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.
DAWG FM, Class Axe Guitars &
Calabogie Peaks Resort present
November Blues Weekend at
Calabogie Peaks Resort, 30 Barrett Chute Road,  Calabogie ON
Advance tickets only $25
Packages starting from $99/night, includes hotel room and 2 tickets.
Additional tickets may be purchased with hotel reservation.
Call 1-800-669-4861 or email peaks@calabogie.com to book today!

Johnny Max
Saturday, November 9
To listen to Johnny Max tell it, and to watch Johnny Max present it, you understand very quickly that there’s more to creating great music than simply performing a first-rate piece of music well. It’s much more all-encompassing than that.
Max’s take includes engaging the audience, making his show accessible. He wants to more than simply feed off the audience, he looks to make them part of the experience. And he does so with his good natured wit.
Using humour to get your point across is always risky because there’s a fine line between entertaining and being the comic. To his credit Johnny Max knows how to tread that line because the music always comes first.
Max’s music doesn’t always follow conventional Blues lines. Rather than be confined to the traditional 12 bar influenced forms, this veteran of the musical wars favours substance rather than convention.
While his first three releases firmly established Max in the Blues idiom, it was on his fourth, the Juno nominated A Lesson I’ve Learned, that Johnny added to his Blues sensibilities and found his groove. And that groove had more to do with Southern Soul than straight up Blues. Of note, check the title track whose chorus might have been lifted from the Dan Penn songbook.
Max’s latest disc, It’s A Long Road, picks up where “Lesson” left off – with a wallop! Partnering with a brand new band, Johnny lays down a dozen tracks with a heavy dosage of Gumbo R&B, nods to Rock’em Sock’em Soul, and hints of all-out Boogie work-outs and Tom Waits styled tonalities. Along the way, Johnny relates his most deeply personal stories to date.
 You would think that all of the above would be enough to keep anyone busy but Max also finds time to host a radio show: “Sunday Morning Soul” on The HAZE FM, www.thehazefm.ca, Canada’s only commercial web radio station Sunday mornings at 11AM and Wednesdays at 10PM; and to co-program the CNE Bandshell BluesFest (with Rico Ferrara), among other ventures.
It’s all in days work for Max. And he and his fans wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jack de Keyzer
Saturday, November 23
Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada's Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene  today.   The British born, Canadian resident’s career has spanned over three decades. De Keyzer has released 7 CDs and 1 DVD as a leader and appeared as a session guitarist on hundreds of recordings. As a session guitarist he has appeared with many artists including Etta James, Otis Rush, John Hammond Jr., Ronnie Hawkins, Duke Robillard, Robert Gordon, Willy Big Eyes Smith, Bo Diddley & Blue Rodeo. Jack de Keyzer’s songs have also appeared in video; rock & blues radio charts; other artists CDs (Prairie Oyster's Platinum CD Everyone Knows); TV soundtracks and in Motion Pictures.
In 2010  and 2003 de Keyzer was awarded Canada's highest musical honour  the Juno award for  Blues Album of the Year,  for "The Corktown Sessions" (2010) and  "6 String Lover" (2003).  In addition to the Juno, de Keyzer has won 7 Maple Blues Awards and in 2007 won the International Songwriting Competition's first place for the song "That's the Only Time".   Jack's most recent accolades came from two very Canadian institutions. First, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's son Ben received a guitar lesson from Jack at the request of Canada's first lady Laureen Harper at the Prime Minister's residence in January of 2009. Jack was also awarded Great Canadian Blues Artist of the year from a poll of CBC radio listeners in 2009. 
Jack de Keyzer's latest CDElectric Love” was nominated for the 2013 Juno Blues Recording of the Year.  Performing across Canada and internationally over 180 shows per year, Jack de Keyzer is a masterful, electric blues guitarist, soulful singer and song writer of the first order. 
NAC Studio, 53 Elgin Street
Tuesday, November 12 to Saturday, November 23

You’ve never seen Hamlet quite like this! Shakespeare’s tragedy is performed by award-winning actor Raoul Bhaneja, playing all 17 roles himself. This sparse, focused production – a hit in the UK and New York – brings out all the majesty and meaning in the language and the complexity of the play. HAMLET (solo) is a dynamic and stunning virtuoso performance. Pure and potent, clear and contemporary... it’s utterly thought-provoking theatre!

The Blues connection: Yes, this is the very same harmonica and guitar playing, singing, songwriting Raoul Bhaneja who fronts Raoul & the Big Time.
Braithwaite & Whiteley
Music by the Bay Live at Annandale, 221 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, November 8; Advance tickets $40

Their first CD collaboration in 2005, “Morning Sun”, garnered rave reviews, extensive air play, and led to multiple Canadian Maple Blues Award nominations, including Album of the year, and Acoustic Act of the year. Their second albums, also recorded for the Electro-Fi label, “Night Bird Blues” was extremely well received, with great reviews and airplay internationally. It led to them being awarded 3 Maple Blues Awards in January 2010, including being recognized as Songwriters Of The Year. Their third Electro-Fi release, “DeltaPhonic”, led to more Maple Blues Awards, and reached number 1 on B.B. Kings Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively they have been awarded 9 Maple Blues Awards and 6 JUNO Nominations.
Pets With Personalities 3rd Edition Calendar Launch Party
With special musical guest performances by Sandi Gagnier, The Claytones & the Cooper Brothers
Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse & Saloon, 115 Roland Michener Drive
Sunday, November 10 @ 2 pm; free event

The release of this year's 3rd edition deems we have a great big party at the Crazy Horse in Kanata, with giveaways, door prizes and an amazing silent auction.

Some of our silent auction items: autograph Ottawa Senators sports memorabilia, Turtle Island Brewing Co Ltd has donated a 20 litre Keg delivered to your house with pizza( that's a party starter), Executive Golf memberships (includes 5 rounds of golf), a Ma
stering Session from bova sound (valued at over $1000.00), a Leaugue of Rock membership, make-up product baskets (last year’s had over $500 worth of premium product), dog training (help/ or puppy whatever you need) from Best Friends Dog Training. We’ve got Beau's All Natural Brewing Co helping us out too. And lots more...and special guests for sure. (They ain't playing in Finland this year...just saying')

As well, come by and meet our friends
who are the ones benefiting from the calendar: Ottawa Boys & Girls Club, Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue, as well as Ottawa Dog Rescue.

We have an amazing group of sponsors this yea
r, thank you, including Sobey's, ARC The.Hotel, D'Arcy McGee's - Sparks St., Ottawa, Ottawa Veterinary Dentistry and more.

Come thirsty, our friends from Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.
and the Crazy Horse have agreed that all the money from Beau's sales are going to the calendar that day. Come by for a drink, stay for some music and pick up your PwP calendar and get it signed. Bring the friends, family and the kids – everyone is welcome.

Make sure to check out the music Sandi Gagnier, The Claytones and The Cooper Brothers.
ZZ Top
Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata ON
Monday, November 11; tickets $60.50 and up

ZZ Top lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. Evidence of that consistency and adaptability is found in “La Futura”, their first studio album in nine years, which was released in September of 2012. Produced by Rick Rubin and Gibbons, it reflects the solid blues inspiration that has powered the band since the very beginning with a contemporary approach that underscores the group’s inclination to experiment and explore new sonic vistas. The album includes ten new tracks including the widely lauded ‘I Gotsta Get Paid’ that has become both a video and in-concert sensation.
Ottawa Blues Society Fall Fundraiser
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 13; EARLY START – 8 pm; $10

Wicked Grin will represent the Ottawa Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, January 21-25, 2014.  Our Fall Fundraiser is our last fundraising event of the year and proceeds from cover charges and the B.B. King signed album raffle will help raise funds to cover the band’s expenses for travel & accommodation.  Please mark the date and time on your calendar - it's an early show - and join us for good times with good friends and good blues! 
Bonnie Raitt
                with special guest Marc Cohn
NAC Southam Hall, 53 Elgin Street
Friday, November 15 @ 8 pm; tickets start at $82

The long awaited return of the legendary Bonnie Raitt to the stage of the National Arts Centre with a very special guest: Marc Cohn. Well into her International Tour for her Grammy Award Winning 19th album “Slipstream”, this will be Bonnie’s first Ottawa appearance in over 6 years. The album got its start by Bonnie’s initial collaborations with longtime admirer, producer Joe Henry. Though many songs were actually recorded at that time, 4 have been included on “Slipstream”, with the remainder to be released on later recordings. The balance of the album comes from subsequent sessions with her much-lauded touring band including George Marinelli (guitar), James ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums) and longtime friend Mike Finnegan (keyboards). Expect to hear a number of the new songs from “Slipstream” featured, along with many favourite songs from Bonnie’s catalogue of recordings from the last 40 years.
Peter Karp & Sue Foley
Music by the Bay Live at Annandale, 221 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, November 15 @ 9 pm; advance tickets $40
original tickets for October 18 show are still good
Sue Foley is considered to be one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Born to a working class family, Sue spent her early childhood moving from Canadian town to town with her mother. At sixteen, she embarked on her professional career. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin TX and recording for the legendary blues label, Antone’s Records. Her first release, “Young Girl Blues”, quickly established her unique talents as a blues guitarist and songwriter. Throughout the ‘90s she took to the road with her paisley Telecaster and honed her craft, working and sharing the stage with such artists as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty. After moving back to Canada, Sue won the prestigious Juno Award for her critically acclaimed CD “Love Coming Down” as well as seventeen Maple Blues Awards.

Gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and American troubadour, Peter Karp, is a master songsmith with an art for spinning true-to-life emotions, humor, and candor. With an upbringing that was equal parts southern Alabama and the swamps of New Jersey, Karp’s music is fueled by the Yankee-Rebel connection. He first caught national attention with help from Rolling Stone guitarist Mick Taylor who recorded and toured with Karp on his first label release “The Turning Point”. Karp further established himself on the national scene as a critically acclaimed songwriter, and accomplished guitarist and pianist with the release of his Blind Pig debut entitled “Shadows and Cracks”. On the road across the U.S. and Canada, Karp repeatedly transfixes his live audiences. Critics compare his songwriting to John Hiatt and John Prine, with impressive guitar and slide licks infused by his love of Freddie King and Elmore James.

“…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…. ”
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean
 Saturday, November 16 @ 8 pm; Tickets $45 & $55

Downchild is a Canadian blues institution with an international reputation. They have shared the stage with blues icons B.B. King, Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker to name a few and have been rewarded with an array of awards from both the media and the music industry, including a 1991 Juno Award for ‘Best Roots and Traditional Album’ and ‘Entertainers of The Year at the Maple Blues Awards. 

The band’s brand new album Can You Hear The Music, Downchild’s 17th album, is set for release on October 29, 2013 on True North Records and features classic Downchild jump-blues such as ‘Don't Wait Up for Me’, ‘Fasten Your Seatbelt’ and the title track ‘Can You Hear the Music.One In A Million has a hypnotic, Southern gospel feel, while ‘I Need A Woman is steeped in New Orleans vibe and Chuck Jackson's ‘My Mississippi Queen takes us on a steamy road trip through the deep south. Listen to Can You Hear The Music at http://www.truenorthrecords.com/Albums.php?album_id=828

The artwork for Can You Hear The Music was inspired by the infamous neon sign above Sam The Record Man, the landmark Toronto- based record store on Yonge Street, and the fact that, over the years, owner Sam Sniderman provided a gazillion music lovers with all their wants and needs.“When I went to Sam's store and asked him if he would carry our first record, his immediate reply was Absolutely and we will put it in the front window, I’ll never forget what he did, and that his support for Downchild and all our future releases never faltered," says Donnie Walsh. 

Downchild celebrated their 40th anniversary in style in 2009 with a national tour and a SOLD OUT headline performance at Massey Hall in Toronto that was filmed as part of a documentary on the band entitled “Flip Flop & Fly – 40 Years Of The Downchild Blues Band”. The documentary was narrated by and featured Dan Aykroyd and was broadcast constantly over a two year period on TMN and HBO Canada as one of their most popular shows ever. The documentary and concert have both been released on DVD to great response around the world from the band’s loyal fans.

A constant throughout, Donnie ‘Mr. Downchild’ Walsh, the leader and founding member of the band, has kept the music live and alive in the world of blues today. Downchild band members include some of the most well respected musicians in the country, who have performed together for over 15 years.  This includes silky smooth singer and harmonica player Chuck Jackson, tenor sax player Pat Carey, Mike Fitzpatrick on drums, rhythm captain Gary Kendall on bass, and former American super-group rocker Michael Fonfara (of Rhinoceros fame) on keyboards.
 (info courtesy of Todd Littlefield, Diesel Management)
Ray Bonneville
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 20 @ 8 pm; tickets $20

Cabaret la Basoche, 120 rue Principale, Gatineau
Thursday, November 21 @ 8 pm; tickets $30

Many of those familiar with Red House recording artist Ray Bonneville know that he is a hard driving, blues influenced, song and groove man who often writes about people who live on the fringe of society. Ray’s vibe is loose and soulful. With a greasy guitar style, horn-like harmonica phrasing, smoky vocal style and pulsing foot percussion he immediately rivets audiences. His solo performance fills a concert hall with all the sound layering and drama of a full band.  The consummate, driven professional, Ray plays more than one hundred and fifty shows a year across the US, Canada and Europe.  He has a loyal, enthusiastic fan base wherever he goes.
Ottawa Blues Dance Workshop Weekend
                with Dexter Santos
Friday to Sunday, Saturday, November 22-24

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
House Concert / Wine & Cheese
                with Jim Henman
Aylmer QC
Saturday, November 23 @ 7:30 pm; $25
For details please contact Dave Brennan at elwood66@videotron.ca

Somewhere between the rhymthic yodeling of “The Singing Brakeman”, Jimmie Rodgers and the flavourful grooves of ragtime guitarist/singer, Blind Blake lies the roots of Jim Henman’s musical beginnings. Writing his first tune, at age 12, Jim spent much of his youth strumming a Stella acoustic guitar on the sandy shores of Clam Harbour, Nova Scotia. By the mid-‘60s, Jim, with high school friends Myles Goodwyn, Greg Stephen, Dave Dodsworth & Doug Grace started the top 40 band, “Woodies Termites”. Jim and Myles went on to co-found the Canadian rock band, April Wine, in the fall of 1969 with Jim’s cousins, David and Ritchie Henman.  Jim, David and Ritchie, along with George Mack , had formed the   band Prism from late 1968 until summer 1969.  April Wine moved to Montréal in 1970, signing with Aquarius Records.

Shortly after the release of their debut album in 1971, Jim decided to leave the band, moving back to the East Coast to start a family and pursue a career in Medical Technology. While his career as a professional musician may have been put on hiatus, Jim remained connected to the musical community in Halifax, continuing to write music and performing locally. Jim officially re-emerged onto the East Coast music scene in the ‘90s.
BLUESOUL Tour Continues
Terry Gillespie
                CD release
Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Sunday, November 24 @ 4 pm; cover $10

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).
Dancing strongly encouraged.

“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
Steve Strongman
Music by the Bay Live at Annandale, 221 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, November 29; tickets $45

JUNO Winner Steve Strongman tickets On Sale now.
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.

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 November 2                       Three Times Lucky (Ottawa)
Saturday                 December 7                       Shawn Dore Band (Toronto)
Saturday      January 4                        TBA
Saturday      February 1                      River City Junction
Saturday                 March 1                                The Indelible Shameless Blues Band
Saturday      April 5                                               Wicked Grin
                Saturday              May 3                                    Double Double
Saturday                 June 6                   Redneck Limousine        
Sabrina Weeks
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Thursday, December 12 @ 8 pm, $10.00 @ door
Wicked Grin – CD Release
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club – 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, December 14
Kingston Blues Society
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, November 3 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Debra's Blues "go-to" CDs for 2013
Next week, November 10 – 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 30 – Trumpets: A rousingly brassy program to mark our first Funding Drive program, animated by Co-Host Rob Bitschofsky and Host Ron Sweetman.
Next week, November 6 – Second Funding Drive Program: Co-Hosts Alnoor Allidina & Ron Steeds
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. 
Thursday, November 21
Dan Deslauriers @ the Mill Street Brew Pub, 8-11 pm
Friday, November 22
                John Carroll & the Epic Proportions @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield
Sunday, November 24
                Terry Gillespie CD Release @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield
                Firebelly @ Les Brasseurs du Temps, Gatineau
Friday, November 29
                Little Miss Higgins @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield