Here are the details:
You can vote for your Favourite Canadian Blues Albums at the following link:
1 - Each computer can vote only once!
2 - Using the drop down menu, vote for 3 albums: one as "Album of the Year", and two as "Honorable Mentions".
Please vote for all three categories, as points will be assigned to determine list positions, in the event of a tie break.
3 - Polls close at midnight (Eastern) Sunday, January 4, 2015.
4 - Results will be released on the Blind Lemon Top Twenty Countdown show, which will broadcast on Monday, January 12, 2015, at 7:30 pm (Eastern).
Thank you for supporting great Canadian Blues Music!
Ridin' Shotgun delivers dance-floor friendly new and traditional country. The stellar vocal pairing of Terry McLelland and Danika Ellson are backed by a kickin' 4-piece band featuring a freshly re-invigorated rhythm section. Greenfields is one of Ottawa's best live entertainment venues with excellent sight-lines and production values, plus a full menu and lots of libations to choose from.
Tom Lavin and the legendary Powder Blues Band from Vancouver are coming to Perth. The concert is a fundraiser for the Great War Memorial Foundation for the Perth Hospital. This is the second year that Burns Jewellers has presented a great Canadian Blues band to fundraise for a worthy local charity. Last February, it was Downchild for the Perth Splash Pad which was an awesome concert. This year’s event promises to be just as good!
Powder Blues started in Vancouver in 1978 when the Lavin brothers, Tom and Jack, brought their unique mix of Blues, Swing and R&B with them from Chicago when they moved there and formed the band. Their first album “Uncut” sold over 30,000 copies within a matter of weeks – unheard of for a Canadian Blues band. Over the next decade Powder Blues toured the world, headlined the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, won a Juno Award and an American W.C. Handy Award. Now, 36 years later, they’re still going strong with over a million records sold worldwide delivering “good times guaranteed” every time they perform.
Tickets go from $35 Balcony to $65 VIP Front (plus HST) and they’re ON SALE NOW at Burns Jewellers, 66 Foster St., Perth, by phone (613) 267-4466 and online at www.burnsjewellers.com and make a great Christmas gift! RESERVED SEATING; book early for the best seats.
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.
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