03 November 2014

Ottawa Blues This Week - 3 November 2014

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Ottawa Jazz Festival Benefit & Silent Auction
with Suzie Arioli Trio
Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street
Thursday, November 6 @ 6:30 pm; tickets $50 (includes $30 tax receipt)

With Susie Arioli’s latest album “All the Way”, she pushes the limits of her art, as she draws from the immortal repertoire of the Great American Songbook, and brings this repertoire to the stage for our heart-warming delight. The sparkling singer invites us to follow her on a sublime adventure that reveals her unique sensibility that has been captivating an ever-growing international public for many years. Standing tall on rich orchestrations, Susie Arioli makes sure, as she always does, to leave the limelight to the songs themselves, illuminating them in their purest essence.
The 24th Street Wailers 
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 7 @ 9:30 pm

As most of their fans know, The 24th Street Wailers have had a recent change in personnel: “Emily Burgess has decided that being a part of a full time touring band is not the right career path for her. Emily will continue to play guitar around Toronto, however she is also an amazing teacher and wants to pursue that side of music on a full time basis.” Starting full-time with the band in December is new guitarist Elliot Sowell, based in St. Louis. The Wailers met him at the Blues City Deli 10th Anniversary Street Festival and say, “He's a great guy and a fantastic player ….”

I asked Lindsay Beaver, “So who's playing guitar with the band for your Ottawa gig coming up? Enquiring minds want to know!” Her response: “Nobody! Junior [Chris ‘Junior’ Malleck from Kitchener’s late (and missed!) Daddy Long Legs Band] is going to be on harp. He’s faaantastic! Same songs. Same arrangements. But instead of lead guitar, it'll be lead arrangements.”

Check out the 24th Street Wailers at the Rainbow, Friday, November 7.
Harpdog Brown & J Edmonds
D’Arcy McGee’s, Sparks Street
Friday & Saturday, November 7-8 @ 9 pm; no cover

Traditional and Acoustic Blues from one of Canada’s most respected harmonica players Harpdog Brown (who always wows when he comes to town!) and guitar slinger J Edmonds! Stripped down and raw – guitar, harp and vocals – this is the real deal, folks – don’t miss out on an intimate night of pure blues happiness!
Jully Black
Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street
Saturday, November 8 @ 7:30 pm: $40 (incl HST) + service charge

A force to be reckoned with, this Canadian-born, triple threat (singer/ songwriter/ performer) loves to share her talents and has an enthusiasm for music that is unparalleled. There is no question as to how she has achieved the status of “Canada’s Queen of R&B”, a title given to her by her fans and peers. Her fourth highly anticipated album, entitled “Made In Canada” has been described as ‘The New Motown Sound’. Traditionally, Jully is from the school of R&B, with influences like Etta James and Tina Turner. She has combined these sounds with the rhythmic and eclectic musical stylings of the album’s sole producer YoungPete Alexander from Atlanta, GA. The songs that reside on this album span the music genre spectrum, incorporating elements of Soul, R&B and Pop. Collectively known as “The Officials”, the two have been able to create a musical masterpiece of which the world can relate.
The Elite Blues Series presents
Coco Montoya
with Special Guest Victor Wainwright
Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George Street North, Peterborough ON
Friday, November 7 @ 8 pm; tickets $32 (at the box office or online)

Coco Montoya from Texas is one of the most renowned guitar players out there. Guitar One Magazine called him “the hottest southpaw in the Blues. Smoldering blues and southern fried rock and roll with a master touch and killer soloing”. All that and he has a great voice. Billboard said “an astounding guitar virtuoso and a forceful singer”. The Village Voice called him “awe inspiring”.
Check out the link below and see for yourself!

Victor Wainwright returns to us from Memphis for a second time. He brought down the house last time in our theatre. He is the 2013 & 2014 BMA Pinetop Perkins Player of the Year. Chicago Blues Guide 2013 says “Victor is all about boogie-woogie piano, deep soul and a voice that recalls Dr. John at his best. He is a rising blues star, a tremendous player”.
Check Victor out in the link below.
Music by the Bay Live Blues Concert Series Presentation
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
St. Francis Centre, 78 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Sunday, November 9; Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm;
Tickets $65 advance, $75 at the door

In 1996, three of Canada’s most prolific musicians got together and created the rockin’ roots sound of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings; Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing & Tom Wilson.  Together as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings they create a sound so uniquely their own it could never be duplicated.
Wicked Grin
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, November 8 @ 9:30 pm

Saturday night, catch Ottawa’s newest Maple Blues nominee, Wicked Grin. The nomination caps a stellar year in which Wicked Grin represented the Ottawa Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January, played the Ottawa Bluesfest, Kitchener Bluesfest, Calabogie Blues & Ribfest and Kingston Blues Festival, toured Western Canada and was runner-up in the Toronto Blues Society’s 2014 Talent Search, earning them a showcase spot at the upcoming Blues Summit in January 2015. The band brings their ‘blues with bite’ to Irene’s to celebrate their nomination for New Artist of the Year.
Sweet & the Back Beat
D’Arcy McGee’s Pub, 260 Centrum Blvd, Orleans ON
Saturday, November 8 @ 9 pm

Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Saturday, November 22, 4-8 pm

As some of you may have heard, our great lead singer, Larry Sweet, will be retiring from the band at the end of November. We are very grateful for Larry's strong vocals and huge commitment to the band over the past ten years. He has been a key component of our success. It would be nice if you could join us for one of our remaining gigs with Larry as we all say thanks for his important contribution.

The gigs also present an opportunity to meet our new lead singer, Christie Ulicny, who will be singing one set as our guest vocalist. Christie has a beautiful voice and we are very fortunate to have her with the band as we start a new chapter.
The Jivewires
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 8 @ 9:30 pm; $10

Ottawa's crazy ass original jump blues act The Jivewires come into The Rainbow Bistro for a run through of all the new material on their upcoming album "Drive Me Sane" as well as favorites from past recordings. "Drive Me Sane" is mastered and ready to manufacture.  Look for cuts from the album on Reverbnation and Soundcloud! 

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!
(almost) EVERY WEEK
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
Wednesday Jazz Club
Zen Kitchen, 634 Somerset Street West
Every Wednesday @ 7 pm
Two sets with a short break inbetween.
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: 
            November 6 – John Cormier
          November 13 – Vince Halfhide
          November 20 – Jesse Greene
          November 27 – Don Cummings
          December 4 – Terry Gillespie
          December 11 – Mark Crissinger
          December 18 – Elyssa Mahoney
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)
Sunday Night Jazz
Zen Kitchen, 634 Somerset Street West
Every Sunday; dinner 5-10 pm; live jazz 6-9 pm
Guitarist Tim Bedner hosts a weekly session of live jazz in an intimate setting, joined each night by a special guest artist. Dinner is 5-10, music is 6-9. No cover, but please order dinner!
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
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
To celebrate, we have called on all sorts of blues talent for a massive Fall Blues Scene Showcase. Check out our lineup below. 

Friday November 7 - The 24th Street Wailers 

Friday November 14 - John Primer

Saturday Nov 15 – The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer 
Wednesday Nov 19 – Jennis

Saturday Nov 22 - Studebaker John & The Hawks

Friday November 28 - David Gogo

Rainbow Bistro
76 Murray Street
Blues on Beale Street: Memoirs of the International Blues Challenge is a photo book accompanied by a series of personal experiences, short stories, song lyrics and quotes collected from a vast variety of IBC attendees. 

Photographer Jenn Ocken was inspired through eleven years of returning and documenting the International Blues Challenge to create a photo book. Together with writer Greg ‘Slim Lively’ Johnson, she reached out to hundreds of IBC attendees, including but not limited to band members, judges, producers, winners, and fans, and collected their own personal IBC stories to use as a way to archive the happenings at the largest gathering of blues bands in the world. The result – a photo book filled with emotionally rich images and personal experiences that show just how unique this event really is to the blues genre and the blues community.

20% of the book’s pre-order sales will be donated to the Blues Foundation’s Generation Blues fund! 
The Toronto Blues Society will be celebrating the 18th annual Maple Blues Awards by honouring nationally and internationally recognized Canadian blues artists from across the country on January 19, 2015. Toronto artists lead with twenty seven nominations, followed by Montreal (15), Vancouver (9), Ottawa (8) and Hamilton (7).

Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk and Toronto’s Downchild each received five nominations followed by Montreal’s Steve Hill with four. There are plenty of other acts each with multiple nominations including Fathead, Raoul & the Big Time, The 24th Street Wailers, Brandon Isaak, Steve Strongman and Harrison Kennedy. Quebec blues artists are well represented with nominations for Jordan Officer, Angel Forrest, Dawn Tyler Watson, and Guy Bélanger to name a few. British Columbia’s thriving blues scene is represented with nominations for Dave “Hurricane” Hoerl, David Vest, Keith Picot and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne. The nominees, selected by a panel consisting of industry professionals from across Canada, are recognized both for their talent as well as their contribution to the growing Canadian blues music scene.  

Voting is open from 11:59pm Newfoundland Daylight Time on November 5, 2014, through 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on December 5, 2014. Blues fans can cast their votes online at www.mapleblues.caCanadian blues fans can cast their votes in all categories except instrumental.

Tickets for the Maple Blues Awards, held at the Royal Conservatory's Koerner Hall in Toronto, are on sale now for $28 - $65 and can be purchased at The Weston Family Box Office, located in The Royal Conservatory building at 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, by phone at RCM box office (416) 408-0208 or online at https://tickets.rcmusic.ca/public. Contact The Toronto Blues Society for member discounts.

The 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards Nominees:
[Ottawa nominees highlighted]

Entertainer of the Year
The 24th Street Wailers
Raoul & the Big Time
Steve Hill
Steve Strongman

Electric Act of the Year
Jack de Keyzer
Steve Hill
Steve Strongman

Acoustic Act of the Year
Adam Karch
Big Dave McLean
Brandon Isaak
Harrison Kennedy
Michael Jerome Browne

Male Vocalist of the Year
Chuck Jackson
Harrison Kennedy
Jon Knight
Matt Andersen
Steve Marriner

Female Vocalist of the Year
Angel Forrest
Dawn Tyler Watson
Diana Braithwaite
Shakura S’Aida
Suzie Vinnick 

New Artist or Group of the Year
Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils
Joel Johnson Band
Jordan Officer
Sean Pinchin
Wicked Grin

B.B. King International Artist of the Year
Beth Hart
Elvin Bishop
Janiva Magness
Johnny Winter
Mavis Staples

Guitarist of the Year
Paul DesLauriers
Steve Dawson
Steve Hill
Steve Strongman

Piano or Keyboard Player of the Year
David McMorrow (Jack de Keyzer)
David Vest
Julian Fauth
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Lance Anderson

Harmonica Player of the Year
Dave “Hurricane” Hoerl
Guy Bélanger
Harpdog Brown
Jerome Godboo
Steve Marriner

Horn Player of the Year
Al Lerman
Chris Whiteley
Jon Wong
Pat Carey
Richard Thornton

Drummer of the Year
Bucky Berger (Fathead)
Lindsay Beaver (The 24th Street Wailers)
Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk)
Sam Harrisson (Paul DesLauriers Band)
Tom Bona (Raoul and the Big Time, Soulstack)

Bassist of the Year
Alan Duffy (Jack de Keyzer)
Alec Fraser (Fraser/Daley)
Greg Morency (Paul DesLauriers Band)
Keith Picot (Brandon Isaak)
Omar Tunnoch (Fathead)

Songwriter of the Year
Angel Forrest
Brandon Isaak
Harrison Kennedy
Raoul Bhaneja
Ray Bonneville

Recording/Producer of the Year
Brandon Isaak - Here On Earth (Self) Producer: Chris Isaak
Downchild - Can You Hear the Music (Linus Entertainment) Producer: Don Walsh
JW-Jones - Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig Records) Producer: Tom Hambridge
Raoul and the Big Time - Hollywood Blvd (Big Time Records) Producer: Raoul Bhaneja
Steve Hill Solo Recordings Vol. 2 (No Label Records) Producer: Steve Hill

Blues With A Feeling (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Diana Braithwaite
Alec Fraser
Danny Brooks
Ellen McIlwaine
Joe Murphy
Ken Whiteley
Michael Fonfara
Stephen Barry
Tom Lavin
Michael Jerome Browne
Brent Parkin
Nannette Workman
Theresa Malenfant

(Thanks to Sarah French Publicity for this information.)
Tim Williams
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 12

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi – instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the ‘Roots’ music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60′s.
Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.
Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”
Roselawn Centre Blues Series
Michael Pickett & Mike Brandon with the Mighty Duck Blues Band
Roselawn Theatre, 296 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne, ON
Friday, November 14 @ 8 pm; Tickets: $25 Adult $20 Senior/Student

Roselawn Centre for the Arts is excited to present the first of a three part series of blues beginning Friday, November 14.

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.
Ottawa Blues Society’s Fall Fundraiser
Al Wood, Marty Sobb & friends
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 19 @ 8 pm; $10

The Al Wood & Marty Sobb Duo will be travelling to Memphis in January 2015 to represent the Ottawa Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge. The aim of the OBS Fall Fundraiser, featuring the music if Al, Marty and friends, is to raise funds to assist Al and Marty with their IBC transportation and accommodation costs. There will be raffles, great prizes, fantastic music and good times with good friends, at Irene’s Pub, on Wednesday November 19. Hope to see you there.
Victor Wainwright
Cabaret La Basoche, 120 rue Principale, Gatineau QC
Friday, November 21 @ 8 pm, tickets $30

Composer, producer, vocalist, entertainer and award-winning piano player, Victor Wainwright is a raucous, high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd-pleaser with soul to spare.
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, November 21

Paul Reddick has long been a part of Canada’s rich roots music scene; he is one of the best harmonica players in the country…. His distinctive voice covers a wide emotional palette; always engaging; sometimes a shout, more often a conversationally vivid whisper. But it is Reddick’s songs – sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, always thought-provking and rarely sentimental – and the passionate way he delivers them that best illustrate what the influential British magazine ‘Mojo’ described as his “wayward brilliance”. … he has been nominated for Junos and a Blues Music Award and he is a seven-time Maple Blues Award winner. And he continues to tour – across Canada and the United State, with two or three trips a year to Europe – with his hard-hitting band.
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
Neat Coffee House, Burnstown ON
Friday, November 21; tickets $75

Now into their second decade and with one JUNO award and several JUNO nominations under their belts, Black and the Rodeo Kings has organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America. They have released seven CDs and gradually developed a feeling of brotherhood manifested in a sense of groove, timberal blend and melodic and rhythmic play that is distinctive, mystical, energizing and constantly evocative. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.
DAWG FM, Class Axe Guitars and Calabogie Peaks Resort present
Calabogie Peaks Resort, Calabogie ON
Saturday, November 22

Maple Blues Award Nominees, Soulstack, are back in the Ottawa area for a show at Calabogie Peaks Resort. Soulstack's acclaimed stage performances keep the crowds fully entertained with a their modern roots music in nouveau-retro-style, inspired by sweaty sounds and throbbing rhythms, all performed with deep intensity, wild conviction, greasy organ, sweet tremolo-soaked guitar, and heartbreaking harmonies.

Calabogie Peaks Resort offers show and accommodation packages starting at $99 per couple, which includes a hotel room and two tickets
Ottawa Blues Society members get a 20% discount. You must reserve in advance and you MUST show your OBS membership card at check-in to take advantage of the discount. 
Tickets are selling fast!
For Information and to reserve, please call 1-800-669-4861.
Clyde River Concert Series presents
Doc MacLean
Gatineau QC
Wednesday, November 26 @7:30 pm; tickets $20 (advance)
            Contact Dave Brennan dave@clyderiverproductions.com to reserve; 613-290-4840
          Ottawa Blues Society members - $5 discount on tickets

Son of a civil rights lawyer and a fiddle player, Doc MacLean was exposed to country blues
and folklore at an early age. By his early teens he was performing in coffeehouses and
festivals, and was appearing on radio and television variety shows. Answering the call of the road, Doc traded a guitar for a 1948 Dodge and set out to explore America.

Performing on bottleneck and standard guitar, Doc MacLean now appears solo and with
upright bass and percussion. While his lyrics are mainly contemporary, his approach as a
guitarist-songster reflects not only his exposure to southern string bands and jug bands, but also to Delta players and storytellers such as Charlie Patton, Son House, and Sam Chatmon.
Michael Kaeshammer
Neat Coffee House, Burnstown ON
Wednesday, November 26; tickets $60

Kaeshammer’s fiery style incorporates elements of his early influences – the New Orleans sound of Fats Waller, Art Tatum and James Booker – on tracks like ‘Kisses In Zanzibar’ and the high-energy, boogie fuelled romp, ‘Rendezvous’, he also takes his cue from one of his own all-time favourite records, Robert Palmer’s Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley, recorded in New Orleans with influential local funk outfit, The Meters, in 1974. In short, it’s the musical equivalent of Gumbo
Bloodshot Bill
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, November 28

Bloodshot Bill started playing in his hometown of Montreal, around 1998, with just a guitar and a stomp board. Since then, he has had over 30 releases throughout Europe, USA and Canada – and still tours all these places frequently. He was banned from entering the States for 5 years (2006-2011) and made his first “(wel)comeback” show in USA at the Norton Records 25th Anniversary Weekend, performing alongside such legendary (and killer!) acts such as Andre Williams, The Sonics, 5678s, Mighty Hannibal and The South Bay Surfers. Since 2003 his hair has been slicked with his own brand of grease, “Nice ‘n’ Greasy”, and he plays his guitar through his custom made one-of-a-kind Richtone Amp.  Usually travels alone as a one man band and absolutely wows the crowds everywhere he plays!
Carolyn Fe Blues Collective
Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven
Saturday, November 29 @ 3 pm

Music For Life Concert Series is a fundraising event to help one day eradicate cancers while holding entertaining, music driven events for communities across Canada. Join us for an afternoon of music for a good cause. 

Carolyn Fe Blues Collective
            Cloud City opening
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, November 29 @ 9:30 pm; $15

The Carolyn Fe Blues Collective is touring in support of their 3rd release, "Bad Taboo".
It's a reunion of sorts. Go figure - Cloud City's bassman, Daniel Abrams and Carolyn Fe played together in another band in another time. Come see Cloud City warm up the crowd with their eclectic blend of aggressive prog-funk-jazz followed by Carolyn Fe Blues Collective's...ahem...Blues. A Saturday night 'o fun 'n frolicking.  Bring your dancing shoes, dress comfy, it's gonna swing
Suzie Vinnick
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, December 3 @ 8 pm

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style.

Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: achieving finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; winning 2 X 2012 Maple Blues Awards for Best Acoustic Act and Female Vocalist, being named 2012 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie’s latest full-length release is a solo acoustic blues album entitled “Me ‘n’ Mabel”, and in May of 2012, she released “Live At Bluesville”, which includes 8 blues, roots and gospel songs.
Music By The Bay Live presents
Bluesy Christmas Party
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
            with special guest Chuck Jackson
St. Francis Centre, 78 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, December 5; Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm;
            Tickets $40 advance, $45 at the door

We’re rolling back the seats so “Put on your red shoes and dance the blues….”
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 album, 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.
JW-Jones & Rod Williams
D’Arcy McGee’s, Sparks Street
Thursday, December 18 @ 9 pm

One of the hottest guitar slingers in Canada and a mean rumbling harp player to entertain you with some sweet acoustic blues – sit back and relax and enjoy the show!
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Virée Blues Boréale, every show is a double-header.

November 12 – Riot & the Blue Devils & Ben Racine Band
November 26 – Dan Livingston & the Griffintown Jug Adicts & David Gogo
December 10 – Guy Belanger & Adam Karch

Le Petit Chicago, 50 promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
All shows start at 8 pm, but arrive early to get a good seat.
Tickets $20; season pass (5 shows) $75

2014/15 LINE-UP
Blues On The Rideau is a Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series featuring some of Canada's best Blues artists performing in the cozy, intimate setting of The Cove Country Inn in Westport, Ontario - once a month from October through May (December excluded). 2014/15 is their 10th Anniversary season.

The Cove Inn is known for its friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, good food and drink, comfortable accommodation, excellent LIVE music and for its beautiful location on Rideau Lake in one of the most scenic small towns in eastern Ontario. Westport is just a 45 minute drive from Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa.

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


November 21 - FATHEAD   www.fathead.biz
From Toronto - 2X Juno Award and multiple Maple Blues Award winners over their 21+ year career. Their 4th visit to BOTR. Funky, soulful and fun!

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!

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!

March 20 - PAUL REDDICK BAND   www.paulreddick.ca 
From Toronto - 7X Maple Blues Award winner and a Juno & American Blues Music Award nominee. A wonderfully talented singer/songwriter & harp player.

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.

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!

More information including downloadable Schedule, links to band websites, sample songs and YOU TUBE videos can be found at www.bluesontherideau.ca

7 to 11 pm for all shows
Well priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&Bs
Book early - most BOTR nights sell out in advance!
CALL 1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
Ginger St. James
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, November 15, @ 8:30 pm; $10 at the door

Ginger St. James never disappoints and the country-roots infused music that she writes turns heads like the girl herself.  Many roads travelled and many lessons learned add up to provide the tales she tells with the sweetest voice, or petulant growl depending on the number.  Her life in song is a refreshing array of sock hop greasers, classic country and touching insights to a very real story.  In a world where everything is freeze dried and wrapped in plastic, Ginger St. James is very much like the farmers market – full of friendly, hard-working folk proudly offering the fruits of their labour, colours and aromas embracing all who approach.  You would be forgiven in assuming such a diminutive lass would struggle in the hardscrabble music business, but her charm talent and tenacity is as infectious as the grooves and rhythms that make those finely crafted lyrics come to life with so much energy.  Music lovers know a good thing when they hear it, and Ginger St. James has the package that’s flying off the shelves.
Chicago Blues Legend Studebaker John and The Hawks
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, November 21 @ 8:30 pm; tickets $20 in advance

Studebaker John Grimaldi was born in an Italian-American section of Chicago and started playing harmonica at age 7. Under the spell of music he heard on Maxwell Street, Chicago’s famed blues melting pot, John began performing as Studebaker John and the Hawks in the ‘70s. The band name referenced the Studebaker Hawk, a car he still owns today, and was also intended as a tribute to this friend, J.B. Hutto and the Hawks. John began playing guitar after a life-changing experience of seeing Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers perform. As a songwriter and musician, Studebaker John has emerged as a major creative form in the world of the blues today. Ahead of the pack, with vision and foresight, creating a new standard and landscape for this music’s future … with John at the wheel, the future is now!
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 9 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – with Blues Bud Brent
Next week, November 16 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – with Larry Deszcz

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, November 5 – Funding Drive Program #2: The second of two programs dedicated to raising funds for CKCU's diverse non-commercial radio programming. We'll be playing the music of South African pianist, composer and band-leader Chris McGregor. Co-Hosted by Rob Bitschofsky and Ron Sweetman. Dial & Donate at 613-520-3920!
Next week, November 12 – Myra Melford: Co-Host Jim Reil follows the career of unique innovative pianist, composer & band-leader Myra Melford.
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. 
Wednesday, November 19
OBS Fall Fundraiser with Al Wood, Marty Sobb & friends @ Irene’s, 8 pm
Saturday, November 22
Sweet and the Back Beat @ The Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Friday, December 5
John Carroll & the Epic Proportions @ the Black Sheep, Wakefield, 8:30 pm
Drew Nelson Band @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, December 5-6
MonkeyJunk @ the Neat Coffee House, Burnstown ON
Saturday, December 20
Jesse Greene Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm

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