Started by singer and front man extraordinaire Randy Clarke and ace guitarist Mark Rankin, and later including local heavyweights, drummer Shawn Soucy and bassist Rob Marr, the band’s first year saw them playing at local clubs, pubs, casinos and private events. In 2009, they recorded their first CD, “Devil’s Advocate”, a collection of ten original songs penned by Clarke and Rankin. The CD received massive airplay being featured on blues programs in Canada, the US and Europe, including being the new spotlight artist on Canadian Brent Zwicker's show, ‘At The Crossroads’. The disc was also in regular rotation on the US's Tony Steidler Dennison's podcast, ‘The Roadhouse’, which has a listenership of over 10,000. The CD has also received the highest rating possible from John Vermilyea's famed blues website, Blues Underground Network. Locally, the band had four songs featured in the Vancouver Province’s Playlist section in 2009/2010, which with an online/print weekly readership of 920,000, enabled them to reach an even greater audience.
The end of 2010 saw group co-founder Randy Clarke forced to confront an American marijuana charge and spend two years in a US jail. Upon his return, the band was invigorated, adding new members, B3 player Kenny Boychuck (long time Jerry Doucette collaborator) and sax man JT Platt (So Tight band) to the lineup. Playing their return gig at the newly-opened Columbia in New Westminster, The Mojo Stars sold out the 300-seat-room and treated both old and new fans to freshly written material.
The Mojo Stars are once again back on track and ready to share their tunes with fans of good music, wherever they may be.
Matt Andersen (New Brunswick), Steve Hill (Montreal) & Kim Churchill (Australia)
The Carson Downey Band
Then, the band left on coast to coast tours, opening for Buddy Guy in Toronto, on "Open-Mike with Mike Bullard" and "Canada AM", on extensive tours of Germany, Greenland, Asia and the United States. After "Burnin' Up Live", the band will probably get back to the studio for another album. If integrity, commitment and talent guarantee lasting success, then The Carson Downey Band is here to stay!
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.
Go on the road with The Rolling Stones, see Janis Joplin at The Royal Albert Hall, Jim Morrison in London’s Roundhouse, witness the taking of the “Who’s Next” cover, travel the road with Santana, see John Lennon falling in love, The Beatles filming “Let It Be,” The Stones touring “Exile on Main Street,” The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, and more.
Saturday, May 10 @ 7:30 pm
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.
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
March 12 @ Petit Chicago
Carson Downey Band
March 26 @ Gainsbourg
Kelly Richey (Cincinnati, Ohio)
April 9 @ Petit Chicago
Brian Lee with Wayne Sharp & The Sharp Shooter Band (New Orleans)
April 30 @ Gainsbourg
Album Launch of the Paul Deslauriers Band
May 14 @ Petit Chicago
May 28 @ Gainsbourg
Kevin Mark Blues Band
June 11 @ Petit Chicago
The Soul Brothers