Angel Forrest – A "Grande Dame" of the Blues, recipient of seven Lys Blues Awards, including Female Blues Artist of the Year ... 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and also a Maple Blues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year 2013. With a 30-year international career in Canada, Europe, Mexico, Japan and Morocco, often compared to Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge, Angel always has the Blues running through her life and her music. Her seventh album “Mother Tongue Blues” proclaimed Best Blues Album of the Year at the 2014 Lys Blues and a nominee at the Maple Blues Awards 2013 as well as her opus 8th, "LIVE LOVE at the palace”, were both acclaimed by the critics as well as by Blues fans. Angel will be performing with her partner, Denis Coulombe, a virtuoso on the six-string, with a perfectly complementary voice; he may stay a little in the background but he’s very impressive, even in that role! A major element of every recording as well as every show of the past 15 years, he was awarded the Lys Blues for “Best Musical Performance for 2014".
Ricky Paquette, now also performing as Ricky Laurent, has left the Blues aside to concentrate more on rock projects but he is returning to the Blues, to his previous identity, especially for this occasion … coming back to his roots, to the public of his early years, to celebrate Virée Blues Boréale’s 10th anniversary with old friends! He is coming back on the blues stage, for one night only with the high spirit, the energy, the emotion and the exceptional performances on guitar that he’s known for.
Our other guest, Jean Millaire is one of those artists who has been a mainstay on the Blues scene, on Canada’s music scene and on the francophone music scene. From his beginnings in 1968 with Expedition, he went on to a two-year American tour with the Shakey Al Band (William Allen Werneken) together with a young harmonicist named Jim Zeller, and they shared the limelight with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Muddy Watters, John Lee Hooker and Luther Allison. He has worked with Jim Zeller, Nanette Workman and Carl Tremblay on stage and on their respective albums, and in 2005 began his collaboration with Andree Dupree; they decided to team up their talents and tour the Canadian Blues roads. Andree Dupree discovered the Blues at 25. This stage pro performs with energy. You will fall for this rockin’ Blues performer right from her first song!
For over three decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s leading blues band. Formed in 1978 by Tom Lavin, the band was originally a house band in Vancouver’s Gastown. Their debut album, Uncut was certified double platinum and sky rocketed their career through 13 albums.
Friday November 7 - The 24th Street Wailers
Friday November 14 - John Primer
Saturday Nov 15 – The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
Saturday Nov 22 - Studebaker John & The Hawks
Friday November 28 - David Gogo
Saturday Nov 29 - Tony D + Musical Guests
The Jives put on a high energy show of original songs inspired by the great "jump blues" artists of the late ‘40s and early ‘50s like Louis Jordan and wild swing masters like Cab Calloway. With an emphasis on groove, improvisation and satire, The Jivewires will get you jumpin' like never before!
Roselawn Theatre, 296 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne, ON
Friday, November 14 @ 8 pm; Tickets: $25 Adult $20 Senior/Student
Multi award winning JUNO nominee Michael Pickett established himself as a musically ground-breaking, electrifying singer/songwriter/harmonica player in the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s (Whiskey Howl, Wooden Teeth, Michael Pickett Band. Mike Branton made a name for himself as a young guitar prodigy evolving into a triple threat: inventive improvisational soloist, original singer, and songwriter. Together they are a powerhouse and this night they will be supported by The Mighty Duck Blues Band, a collective of award winning veteran players.
Despite cost increases, the price for these nights remains at $60 per person (the same as the past 3 years). That includes a delicious full course buffet dinner, the show and dancing. Proceeds from all BOTR nights go to support different local Westport charities. The Series has raised over $50,000 for the community over the past 9 years and the goal is to hit another $5K this season.
Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in co-operation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com and is sponsored by 101.9 DAWG FM in Ottawa www.dawgfm.com, LAKE 88.1 in Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca and DAN AYKROYD WINES www.danaykroydwines.com.
PROCEEDS TO THE WESTPORT FOOD BANK
January 23 - JACK DE KEYZER BAND www.jackdekeyzer.com
From Toronto - Canada's King of the Blues guitar - 2X Juno Award and 7X Maple Blues Award winner. His 6th visit to The Cove!
PROCEEDS TO FRIENDS OF FOLEY MOUNTAIN
February 20 & 21 - THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS
From Toronto - All stars indeed - 5 members from Downchild plus Teddy Leonard on guitar - all Juno and/or Maple Blues Award winners!
PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT’S RIDEAU VISTA & ST. EDWARD’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
From Toronto - 7X Maple Blues Award winner and a Juno & American Blues Music Award nominee. A wonderfully talented singer/songwriter & harp player.
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU WATERWAY LAND TRUST
April 17 - PAUL JAMES BAND www.pauljamesband.com
From Toronto - A singer/songwriter/guitarist with a 40+ year career and a great veteran band who plays Blues, R&B and Rockabilly as good as it gets.
PROCEEDS TO EASTER SEALS CAMP MERRYWOOD
May 8 & 9 - DAVID ROTUNDO BAND www.davidrotundo.com
From Toronto - A superb singer/songwriter and harp player and an excellent performer. Arguably the most popular band to every play BOTR - his 7th visit!
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU DISTRICT MUSEUM & WESTPORT IN BLOOM
More information including downloadable Schedule, links to band websites, sample songs and YOU TUBE videos can be found at www.bluesontherideau.ca
DINNER & SHOW $60
7 to 11 pm for all shows
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required
Book early - most BOTR nights sell out in advance!
CALL 1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
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