11 August 2014

Ottawa Blues This Week - 11 August 2014

Ray Bonneville
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, August 13 @ 8 pm

“On his 4th Red House Records album, “Easy Gone”, Ray Bonneville’s … guitar work shimmers like stars emerging at dusk. His voice carries the rich, natural timbre of time, though underneath that pearl-like smoothness, one hears its gritty core. His harmonica rhythms add even more texture to his sound. …. “The whole songwriting thing, to me, is mysterious, and I want to keep it that way,” Bonneville says. Ultimately, what matters is knowing how to translate the mystery into music and that, he understands perfectly.”
An Evening with Megan Jerome (Ottawa) and Mike Evin (Toronto)
GigSpace Performance Studio, 953 Gladstone Avenue
Saturday, August 16 @ 7:300 pm; tickets $20

Megan Jerome and Mike Evin are singer-songwriters who build their words and music around the piano. They are coming together around GigSpace's grand piano for an intimate evening of storytelling and hooks. If you dig honest, humorous and hopeful piano songs that will stick in your head and keep you buzzing until the morning, then you will not want to miss this "one night only" performance.

Like Earth Wind and Fire? You might love Megan Jerome! Known for her eclectic and soulful piano songs, Megan's music and performances are arty, funny, sparse and sexy. Following family singsongs and formal classical and jazz piano training, Megan has self-produced four albums that have delighted critics and audiences alike, topping CBC and community radio station charts nationwide. Megan recently won the Galaxie Rising Star Award. 
So what does this have to do with Earth Wind and Fire? Two years ago, when Bruce Hornsby played the Ottawa Folkfest, Megan was first on the bill. She played the concert that won her the Rising Star Award. And who watched her show from the wings, smiling, clapping and laughing along? Who told her he loved her music?? None other than Sonny Emory, drummer of Earth Wind and Fire, who was touring with Bruce!

Mike Evin's brand of piano pop is soulful, catchy and disarming. Mike often gets mistaken for a Creeggan brother. Though the physical similarities between him and Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies bassist) are considerable, it's truly a sense of joy and musicianship that connects Mike with Jim and his brother Andy (an original BNL member).
The Brothers Creeggan produced Mike's second album back in 2005. Mike continues to collaborate with The Creeggans and Barenaked Ladies, who invited him twice to perform on their Ships & Dip cruise. He’s also been lucky to write and perform with one of his idols, Ron Sexsmith. Other artists he’s shared the stage with include Sarah Harmer, Amy Millan and Dan Mangan. Since 2001, Mike’s released five albums, steadily grown a loyal grassroots following and has been played regularly on CBC. Mike's forthcoming album (date TBA) is produced by Howie Beck (Feist, Walk Off The Earth).
Jordan John in Concert
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, August 15 @ 8:30 pm

“To say that vocal sensation Jordan John is a more powerful and polished lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist than many players twice his age would tell just a fraction of the story. He has already compiled a longer list of credits, and displays more assuredness and maturity, than many performers twice his age. Adept on drums, keyboards, guitar and bass, he distills the blues, soul and rhythm & blues into a sound that is both solidly traditional and a bold departure from the electronically generated music that has saturated the pop charts in recent years. ….
Delivering a refined essence of traditional based Blues, Soul & Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, this musical dynamo adds a breath of fresh air to the contemporary music landscape!”
Melanie Brulée
The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, August 16

An emerging artist whose music is best described as “folk-pop-cabaret” — a marriage between Edith Piaf and Stevie Nicks, Melanie Brulée moved to Toronto three years ago after spending seven years back and forth between Australia and Canada with her folk-pop band General Electryk, winner of the local Seeker 2010 Musician of the Year Award. Since she moved to Toronto, she’s formed a new band,  released her debut EP “Sucré/Salé”, sings with a gritty country group called the Ole Fashion, and is a founding member of a hot new all-female independent collective called Ladies In Waiting (alongside Andrea Ramolo, Cindy Doire, Sarah Burton, Kristin Sweetland and Tricia Foster).

She is a taking a break between studio sessionsshe’s working on an entirely French album, “Débridée”, to be released in March 2015 – to head down the St. Lawrence.

With songs in French and English, this woman is not afraid to push boundaries, but the material is accessible, pointed and smart. She is an alert, active and entertaining performer who involves and charms audiences. Previous knowledge of French is not necessary though. The music is textured, funky and moody and crosses language barriers.
Saturday, August 16
Maria Hawkins @ the Royal Oak, Barrhaven
Sunday, August 17
The Steve Thomas Band hosts the Open Jam @ The Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Al Wood @ the Atomic Rooster @ 10 pm
Al Tambay
Bassline Pub & Eatery, 2557 Baseline Road
Every Tuesday, 8-11 pm; no cover
Al plays here every Tuesday with Jansen on drums
 … and sometimes he invites friends to join them.
Check out the food … Al really likes the wraps!
Jeff and Shane Tuesdays in the Irish Village
Heart & Crown, Byward Market, Clarence Street
Every other Tuesday
Every other Tuesday, you can find Jeff Rogers accompanied by Shane McEwan playing at The Heart and Crown Downtown.
The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
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:  
          August 14 – Genevieve Freynet
          August 21 – Jason & Caroline
          August 28 – John Yemensky
          September 4 – Al Wood
          September 11 – Jarhead & Jerome
          September 18 – Peter Newsom
          September 25 – Luke Ambridge
Jeff Rogers
RARE Restaurant & Bar, 570 Kanata Avenue
Thursdays, 6-10 pm
Between 6 pm and 10 pm every Thursday night, you can find Jeff playing at this wonderful fine dining establishment. Make requests, enjoy MARTINI NIGHT, and on Ottawa Senators game nights enjoy half price appetizers!
Jeff Rogers
SALT, 345 Preston Street
Fridays, 9:30 pm
Friday Nights in a gorgeous Piano Lounge, find Jeff singing all kinds of music, playing a nice new grand piano, while drinking fabulous cocktails.
Jeff Rogers
RARE Restaurant & Bar, 570 Kanata Avenue
Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 pm
Come by on any Saturday night for some amazing food, a great atmosphere, super friendly staff, with some sweet soul music provided by Jeff Rogers.
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)
Open Blues Jam
Avant-Garde Bar & Restaurant, 135½ Besserer Street
First Thursday of each month @ 8 pm
Hosted by River City Junction and Robert Farrell, this is an open jam.
The Allaire Show
          with John Allaire & special guests
Quinn’s Ale House, 1070 Bank Street
Last Saturday of the month, 3-5 pm
Blues and jazz jam at GigSpace     ***ON HIATUS FOR THE SUMMER***
Alcorn Music Studios, 953 Gladstone Avenue

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.
Blues On Tues    
The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON
Third Tuesday of every month@ 7 pm; $10
On June 24th, 2014 Canadian blues luminary and founding member of the popular jump-blues band The Twisters, Dave ‘Hurricane’ Hoerl, released his first solo recording, “Un-Twisted”.  Shortly before the official release of “Un-Twisted”, Dave suffered a massive stroke that left him hospitalized and fighting for his life. As with many victims of stroke, the future is uncertain. He is currently under great care in hospital and will soon be moved to a long-term care facility.

Dave ‘Hurricane’ Hoerl is a stalwart supporter of the blues music community who has helped put Canadian blues music on the map. The blues community in Canada is once again coming together to help out a friend in need.

A benefit concert is being planned for September 14 in Vancouver at Pat's Pub (details TBA) and a PayPal account has been set up where donations are being accepted to help cover the cost of Hoerl's care. 

A Facebook page has been set up for friends and fans to get information about Dave’s music, news and upcoming benefits.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the kindness, prayers and support shown to David and our family during this extremely difficult time. Even though we needed our privacy these past eight weeks, it has not gone un-noticed how much love has been shown for David.  Words cannot express adequately enough how much this has meant to us.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for caring so much for the man that means the world to us.  It helps more than you know." -Lynda & David Hoerl & Family
(Thanks to Sarah French for this information.)
Rise Again: A Hurricane Can't Hold Us Down
The Stan Rogers Folk Festival

The 2014 Stan Rogers Folk Festival, scheduled for July 4-6, was cancelled at the last minute, faced with hurricane winds and rain. At the time of the decision, weather experts predicted the hurricane would bring 100 km/h winds and torrential rains to Nova Scotia. The staff, board of directors and volunteer leaders made this tough decision in the interest of public safety. A camping-based festival simply cannot safely operate in a hurricane or tropical storm. On Saturday, July 5, the storm had made landfall in Nova Scotia and 50,000 homes had lost power. The storm went on to bring rain and 70 km/h+ winds to Canso and widespread damage to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

This was to be the 18th annual festival. It’s a major challenge for the organization to face and manage, but we are committed to working through this and staging the biggest and best festival ever in 2015. There has been an amazing show of support and endorsement for this decision by our ticket buyers, sponsors, funders, artists and dozens of festivals and organizations across the country. Many have asked how they can make donations to help with the cancellation costs. We've created a crowd funding campaign https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/aoL47 to provide a vehicle for donations to be made. Donations will be used to fund the $70 k+ in cancellation costs we are facing. [The campaign ends September 30, 2014 and has raised just under $27,000 to date.]

The Chedabucto Bay Folk Society, the festival's parent organization, is a N.S. Not for Profit Organization and Federal Charity. Charitable donation receipts can be issued for all donations. Those donating will receive regular updates on funds raised and the use of those funds.
Donnaconna Blues Festival
Donnaconna QC
August 14-17
Featuring James Cotton, Jim Zeller, Paul Deslauriers Band, Jon Knight & Soulstack, Lurrie Bell, Ray Bonneville, Steve Strongman, Mighty Mo Rogers, Bryan Lee and more.
Calabogie Blues and Ribfest
Calabogie Peaks, Calabogie ON
August 15-17

Friday, August 15
The 24th Street Wailers
The 24th Street Wailers are touring heavily in support of their latest release, “Wicked”, currently in rotation on hundreds of stations around the world. On July 5, they played the Thunder Bay Blues Festival ‘After’ Party at the Apollo and were joined for their encore by Jimmie Vaughan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg9EUyxCcX8
Jesse Whiteley joined the band earlier this year and his piano talent, along with the ‘core’ Wailers, Maple Blues Award-winning Jon Wong on saxophone, Mike Archer on bass and vocals, Emily Burgess on guitar and front-woman Lindsay Beaver on drums, vocals and guitar, makes this band hotter than ever! Although they’re Ottawa favourites at Irene’s Pub, and the ‘adopted kids’ of the Ottawa Blues Society, this will be their first appearance at the Calabogie Blues & Ribfest.

Anthony Gomes
“Here is a band that is moving rapidly into the future, but is experienced enough to learn from the masters of the past. Their music is a raw example of the old Delta-style blues mixed with some very original guitar phrasings. Anthony Gomes (lead singer and lead guitarist) formed a band that is infectious. They had their first public appearance in Chicago in April of 1997, and everyone in the industry was talking about the Anthony Gomes Band. In the spring of 1998 they took first place inBuddy Guy's Legends first annual "Best Unsigned Blues Band" competition, winning $10,000 in prizes.  Guy himself was on hand to congratulate them. To be singled out as the top blues band in the Chicago area is a great honour that has helped gain them national and regional attention. …. If you are searching for some of the hottest Delta-style blues music, blended with Texas blues guitar, done with a Jimi Hendrix finesse, and coming from a native Chicago blues band, then the Anthony Gomes Band is your answer.” (info from allmusic.com, Larry Belanger)
From his show at Callahan’s Music Hall, May 9

David Wilcox
David Wilcox is a brilliant song writer, a great singer, and one of the hottest guitar players in the world. He first made his name as a wild, live performer and then as a first-rate recording artist whose work, from "Out Of The Woods" (1980) to his most recent release, "Boy In The Boat" (2007), stands the test of time.
“A guitar virtuoso who combines his playing with cleverly crafted lyrics, often laced with sexual innuendo, Wilcox has been rocking for four decades. … Long gone are the days when, as a huge favourite on the college circuit, Wilcox would play more than 300 dates a year. He says he's now at a point in his career where he can cherry pick his performances and plays about 30 gigs a year.”
From his appearance at the 2010 Kitchener Blues Festival, ‘Bearcat’

Saturday, August 16
Wicked Grin
“Combine a lead singer/songwriter's fresh take on gritty blues and killer guitar, a veteran harp player, raucous and wailing in all the right places, a super tight bassist, and a hot young drummer and you get full-tilt blues with a groove that just won't quit: Blues With Bite!”
Ottawa Blues Society’s entry in last year’s International Blues Challenge, they were runners up at this year’s Toronto Blues Society New Talent Search Finals, July 5 at Monarch’s Pub.

Raoul & the Big Time
Canterbury High School graduate, singer/actor/multi-instrumentalist Raoul Bhaneja formed Raoul and the Big Time in July 1998. “Raoul and The Big Time are well known for their energetic mix of “Toronto / Chicago / Hollywood” blues influenced by the Chess blues sound of the 1950s and contemporary West Coast jump harmonica Blues.” Their new release, “Hollywood Boulevard” is rich and authentic, reminiscent of the sounds that inspired the recording all while showcasing their originality and fresh approach to classic blues styles. “ (info courtesy of Sarah French Publicity)
The official video for ‘High Roller’ from “Hollywood Blvd”

Charlie A’Court
If you go down to the crossroads of roots and soul, you’ll find singer, songwriter and guitarist Charlie A’Court, whose honest purpose in life is to connect people, one emotion at a time. Fuelled by emotion and a desire for delivering powerful music, he is undoubtedly one of Canada’s new generation of fresh singer/songwriters, attracting fans internationally with gutsy vocals and his colourful yet solid guitar playing.
On Galaxie Radio’s 2013 Top 50 (the most played albums of 2013 on Galaxie’s The Blues channel), Charlie A’Court’s “Triumph & Disaster”, which garnered him two 2013 East Coast Music Awards, ranked number 18 on a list which included a mix of other Canadian and international artists.
Charlie performed at the Maple Blues Awards ceremony in Toronto on January 20 and, thanks to Kimberly Mallett, here’s a video of that performance. (Check out his back-up singers!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ7ZwnGOUrs

Paul Deslauriers Band
A virtuoso guitarist and a powerful and expressive singer, Paul DesLauriers is part of Canada’s musical elite. Winner of the Maple Blues Award for Guitarist of the Year (Jan. 2014) he is backed by masterful powerhouse rhythm section of Greg Morency (bass) and Sam Harrisson (drums). The newest album of original music (self-titled) from these three pillars of the Quebec Blues scene captures the subtlety and intensity, the unique interplay and excitement they are known for.  
From the CD release in at Lola’s in Cornwall

Jimmie Vaughan
Jimmie Vaughan’s style as a player, songwriter and bandleader can be thought of as an amalgamation of so many influences. Known for his deceptively simple yet complex attack, his clean, uncluttered style capitalizes on conveying the emotion and message within the music, He utilizes raw emotion, simplicity, and an elegance that is powerful and accessible, yet communicates exactly what he feels inside. Yet for all his accomplishments and the admiration he has earned, Jimmie Vaughan remains modest when it comes to his life and work. “I’m just trying to have fun like everyone else,” he concludes. “I’ve been playing since I was 13. I play every day. I’ve never stopped. I can’t imagine that I could exist without it.”
From the Thunder Bay Blues Fest
No video on this (I wish!) but ‘Don’t Let The Sun Set’ is classic Jimmie Vaughan!

Sunday, August 17
Jerome Godboo
Jerome Godboo is a singer and songwriter, who has been a full-time musician since 1986, when he won an Ottawa Bluesfest contest that helped launch his career and triggered a move to Toronto. A harmonica virtuoso, he wears his trademark toolbelt with a harp in every key; he also plays an innovative 30-reed harmonica, invented by UK-based harmonica master Brendan Power, who also developed a new tuning called the PowerBender. Jerome was the recipient of the “Best Harmonica Player” award at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 2014.
Spring Equinox Celebration at The Rex in Toronto, March 22

Angel Forrest
Angel Forrest’s resumé includes touring with Les Grandes Dames du Blues and participating in The Toronto Blues Society’s Women’s Blues Revue, and 2014 awards include Maple Blues Female Vocalist of the Year for 2013, Lys Blues Female Artist of the Year for 2013 and Blues Album of the Year 2013 for “Mother Tongue Blues”. This spring she released “Live Love at the Palace”, an acoustic double CD.
Montreal Jazz Festival, 2013

Dawn Tyler Watson & Ben Racine Band
Hailed as ‘Montreal’s Queen of the Blues’, singer, songwriter and actress Dawn Tyler Watson commands both stage and screen with her natural presence and silky vocals. A multi-Maple Blues Award winner for Female Vocalist of the year, she is familiar to Ottawa area blues fans with her duo partner, Paul Deslauriers. Dawn Tyler Watson appears at this year’s Calabogie Blues and Ribfest backed by the Ben Racine Band.
Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, Montreal Jazz Festival 2013

One of the ‘discoveries’ from last year’s Calabogie Blues and Ribfest, Ben Racine is back with his soulful voice and his crack band. You’ll hear swing … rockabilly … rock 'n' roll … and blues, of course. They’ll be backing Dawn Tyler Watson.
Ben Racine Band, July 2013

Kelly Ritchey
The Kelly Richey Band features heavy, riff-soaked blues guitar driven head first into monster funk bass lines and rock/hip hop infused backbeats. Kelly Richey’s distinctive, burn-up-the-fretboard guitar work and husky vocals meet up with the legendary Freekbass, one of the best funk bassists in the music world today, and drummer Big Bamn, a powerhouse drummer who lays down solid, in-the-pocket grooves that forge the backbone for Freekbass and Richey to fly on. These masterful players bring unparalleled energy and brilliant musicianship to the stage, deftly melding blues, rock, and funk for a dizzyingly potent wall of sound – a powerful blues- rock/funk power trio that aims to rock the house.
Live studio performance, February 2014
Edmonton Blues Festival
Hawrelak Park, Edmonton ON
August 15-17
Featuring the Nighthawks, Robert Cray, Mississippi Heat, the Cash Box Kings, Fathead, Mavis Staples and more.
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
Salmon Arm BC
August 15-17
With Alvin Youngblood Hart, Bill Durst, Doc MacLean, Jim Byrnes, Mavis Staples, MonkeyJunk, Paul Reddick and more.
Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival
Shaw Park, 1 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB
August 15-17
Featuring The Robert Cray Band, Colin James, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Eddie Shaw, Big Dave McLean, Watermelon Slim, The Perpetrators and more.
PEI Jazz & Blues Festival
Charlottetown PEI
August 21-23
With Jack Semple, Downchild Blues Band, John Campbelljohn and more.
Limestone City Blues Festival
Kingston ON
August 21-24
With Tommy Castro & the Pain Killers, Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils, Harrison Kennedy, Kim Pollard and more.
Trois Rivieres en Blues
Trois Rivieres QC
August 21-24
Featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tommy Castro & the Pain Killers, Steve Strongman Band & Guy Belanger, Dan Livingstone, Paul Deslauriers Band, Dawn Tyler Watson & the Ben Racine Band and more.
Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival
Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo BC
August 22-24
With Harpdog Brown, Bill Johnson, Jim Byrnes, Steve Kozak, Murray Porter and more.
West Coast Blues Festival
Port of Goderick (Ontario’s west coast) ON
August 29-30
Featuring the MacKenzie Blues Band, Jack de Keyzer and the Karp-Foley Blues Band.
Maria Hawkins
featuring the singers from L'Arche Arnprior Community Outreach
Stanley Park, Arnprior ON
Saturday, August 23
Keith Hallett
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, September 19 @ 9:30 pm
Ottawa Grassroots Fundraiser
Chris Smither
NAC 4th Stage, 53 Elgin Street
Saturday, September 27 @ 7:30 pm; tickets $30.75

Chris Smither is an exceptional blues and folk artist with more than 15 albums to his credit. He receives ongoing praise for his dazzling guitar work, his distinctive voice and his profoundly beautiful songwriting. His rhythmic finger-picking style, strongly influenced by the playing of Mississippi John Hurt and Lightnin’ Hopkins, is layered over the ever-present backbeat of his tapping feet. Original from New Orleans and currently based in Boston, Chris Smither recently recorded a two-CD retrospective of his best-loved songs.
Gazebo Blues
Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront
150 George Street North, Peterborough ON
Fridays, 6-10 pm; $10 cover

We have another star studded line up this year as the Gazebo Blues concert series enters its 12th season!
Come cool off and enjoy Blues by the water!
Come early to ensure you get a table to enjoy Dinner, Drinks & great Blues. You may win the Molson Best Seat in the House.

Aug 15       Erin McCallum
Aug 22        The MacKenzie Blues Band - 2014 Maple Blues Best New Group
Aug 29        Jack is back!! Jack DeKeyzer
The Rhythm Haints
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Thursday, August 21 @ 8:30 pm; Admission with bracelet for Limestone Blues Festival
Irene Torres and The Sugar Devils
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, August 23 @ 10:00 pm; Admission with bracelet for Limestone Blues Festival
Sabrina Weeks
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, September 26 @ 8:30 pm; $10 at the door
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, August 17 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Best of Summer Fests with Liz
Next week, August 24 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES

Sundays, 7-8 pm: INSIDE THE BLUES
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 2014. 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, August 13 – Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber: Co-Host Aidian Thomas will feature the experimental soul-jazz-hip-hop music of Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, co-founded in 1999 by bassist Jared Michael Nickerson and Greg Tate. This musical collective is inspired by "the first post-modernists of American music - Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Parliament Funkadelic and the Art Ensemble of Chicago".
Next week, August 20 – Billy Strayhorn: Ron Sweetman plays chronologically the recordings of this great composer, pianist and band-leader.
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 35 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 7th year.  It can be heard throughout the Ottawa Valley and streaming on the internet at valleyheritageradio.ca.
Sunday Morning Soul
with Johnny Max
Check www.sundaymorningsoul.com for times … and you can hear the best in Brand New Blues, Roots, Soul and R&B, each and every Sunday morning.
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’, along with Mark Stenzler's ‘Blues Zeppelin’ from Switzerland … and lots more Canadian and international Blues shows. 
Saturday, August 23
Drew Nelson Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Sunday, August 24
Open Jam @ The Rainbow, 4-7 pm
The Jesse Greene Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Wicked Grin Acoustic @ the Atomic Rooster @ 10 pm
Sunday, August 31
River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ The Rainbow, 4-7 pm
The Rod Williams Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Saturday, September 20
The Kingmakers @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm


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