24 November 2014

Ottawa Blues This Week - 24 November 2014

Clyde River Concert Series presents
Doc MacLean
Studio Café, 1089 Somerset Street West
Wednesday, November 26; doors @7 pm, show @ 8 pm; tickets $20 (advance)
            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.
David Gogo
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 28; $15

A regular visitor to the National Capital area and a regular performer at the Rainbow, David Gogo will be there on Friday night to help celebrate the Rainbow’s 30th Anniversary.
Bloodshot Bill
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, November 28; $10

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!
The Rainbow’s Official 30th Anniversary Party
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 29; $20

Hosted By Tony D, Matt Sobb, Steve Marriner.
Plus many special guests.
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; $10

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
Virée Blues Boréale presents
Dan Livingston & the Griffintown Jug Adicts & David Gogo
Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage
Wednesday, November 26 @ 8 pm; tickets $20
(OBS member discount $5 off ticket price with OBS card)

Many might question our choice to bring together our two next featured guests on the same stage! Indeed, at first sight, bringing together a five time Juno nominee Bluesman, renowed for his electrifying rock Blues with one of the very best “fingerstyle” type Bluesman and his traditional Blues of the ‘30s band might seem strange. But do we know David Gogo that well? We will be listening to two full-fledged guitar masters on the same stage, who shall very simply carry us to other times, and also featuring The Griffintown Jug Addicts, their washboard, their washtub bass which is a handmade bass patented from a washtub, their jugs, their cigar box guitars and their five string violins. They will re-create for you, for one night only, the vibes from a bygone musical area when simplicity and fun came first in musical creations that were of misleading simplicity in  nature and themes, but so complex in its polyphony and rhythms which were later to directly open the way to the swing and again later to rock ‘n’ roll.
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
Saturday, November 29
Firebelly @ The Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Rainbow’s Official 30th Anniversary Party @ the Rainbow, 9:30 pm
Sunday, November 30
River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ The Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Wicked Grin acoustic @ The Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
(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
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 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)
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
From Al Lerman:
We are sad and concerned to report that our friend and lead singer John Mays has been of ill health lately. Several tests have been inconclusive and doctors are still trying to figure what's wrong and how to fix it. Meanwhile, he has been unable to work, and he receives no sick pay benefits nor health insurance from his day job at Rogers Centre. To make matters worse, his wife's shifts at her job were recently reduced and the family is now in dire need of funds. Your contribution big or small is greatly appreciated. We look forward to John getting better and rejoining us soon!
Donations can be made via credit card or Paypal via our web:http://fathead.biz/help-john-mays (dropdown menu under our "HOME" page). We all appreciate your support.
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 opened 11:59 pm Newfoundland Daylight Time on November 5, 2014, until 11:59 pm 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 by phone at RCM box office (416) 408-0208 or online at https://tickets.rcmusic.ca/public.

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.)
The Toronto Blues Society and Paul Reddick are proud to announce the creation of The Cobalt Prize, a new Contemporary Blues Composition Award. The intention behind the Cobalt Prize is to promote blues music through exploration of its form. The winning composition will be judged on its ability to creatively utilize blues traditions within the broad contemporary musical landscape. A cash prize of $1000 will be presented to the winner at the upcoming Maple Blues Awards on January 19, 2015.

Particular attention will be paid to aspects of instrumentation, melodic invention, song structure, lyrics, and production possibilities. The successful song will refresh and enrich blues as an art form. “I want to encourage songwriters to create new and relevant blues-based songs that can refresh and redefine the blues form while attracting new fans to the genre”, says Reddick. The Cobalt Prize submissions are now open to Canadian composers.

View Blues is a Beautiful Landscape, a video essay by Paul Reddick

Submissions are now being accepted for the 1st ever Cobalt Prize. To enter, please email your submission to cobaltprize@gmail.com by December 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.

Submissions must include:
1.  One (1) attached WAV (preferred) or MP3 file of the track to be considered (NOTE: Only one track per composer will be considered.)
2. Track information (including track title, lyrics sheet, and composers’ name)
3. Contact information (including first and last name, email address, current city and province of residence)
Visit torontobluessociety.com/cobalt-prize for additional info.
Suzie Vinnick
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, December 3 @ 8 pm; $12

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.
Terry Gillespie and Lyndell Montgomery
The Branch Restaurant, 15 Clothier St. East, Kemptville ON
Friday, December 12; $10

Terry Gillespie has been called a musical Shaman, Canada's King of Roots Music and Mr. Groove for good reason - his live performances are fascinating, entertaining and captivating in a way that allows the audience to pay attention and not be distracted from the music by egotistical showmanship and maniacal guitar playing. He is both charismatic and soulful. His guitar is tasteful, his vocals beautifully phrased and he is backed by an energy of sound that pulls people off their chairs and onto the dance floor. Those in attendance at Terry Gillespie shows are part of the show, with each audience member an integral part of the band; they too become one with the music.
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday & Saturday, December 12-13; $20 advance

Following recent tours in Poland and Sweden, MonkeyJunk will be staying close to home until the New Year. With recent Maple Blues Award nominations for Entertainer of the Year, Electric Act of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Harmonica Player of the Year for Steve Marriner, and drummer of the Year for Matt Sobb, MonkeyJunk is looking to add to their MBA total of 20 at the MBA Gala in Toronto in January. They’ll be back where they started, at Irene’s Pub, for two days in December, Friday and Saturday, December 12-13.
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!
The Split
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, December 31
New Year’s Eve with the Hornettes
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Wednesday, December 31
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Virée Blues Boréale, every show is a double-header.
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


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
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, November 28 @ 8:30 pm; $5 at the door

From Toronto – the truly unique and beautiful sounds of Jennis. This duo has a bluesy, funky, jazzy, folky sound that they get from an uncommon sonic blend of vocals, electric, acoustic and resophonic guitars, custom tuned harmonicas, cello, didgeridoo, flutes, jawharp and percussion.
Michael Charles
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, December 19 @ 8:30 pm; tickets $20 advance
            To reserve, call 613 384-8168 or email – bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca 

Michael Charles originally from Australia and invited to America by legendary Buddy Guy and his management, launched his U.S. music career working the whole Chicago blues circuit performing with Mr. Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater, Junior Wells, George Baze, as well as touring with blues legend, Jimmy Dawkins. Twenty years later, six times Grammy elected, a discography of thirty releases thus far, and having the honour of being featured in numerous television broadcasts and several music magazines, gracing countless of stages and pages including Windy City Live, WISH TV 8, WANE TV, NTV Nebraska, WGN TV, JBTV, The Other Sides, Rock My Ass, Canadian Breakfast Television, the Chicago Tribune, the College Music Journal, and Rock and Read, MC continually gains much notoriety in the USA and Canada. 

Michael Charles travels his Three Hundred Sixty Tour which will take him to the far corners of the USA and Canada. The Three Hundred Sixty Tour promises a multitude of concerts and publicity appearances as MC performs a whole new list of cities, festivals, and nightspots and revisits some favourite venues from his last six annual tours.
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 30 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – New Blues with Liz Sykes
Next week, December 7 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Spiritual Blues with Debrablues

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 26 – Lina Allemano: Ron Sweetman introduces the music of Canadian trumpet star and band-leader Lina Allemano.
Next week, December 3 – Musical Gift Suggestions #1: Singers: We'll play you an example of the work of singers Cyrille Aimee, Mary Anne Anderson, Sharon Marie Cline, Barbara Levy Daniels, Natalie Dessay, Ellen Doty, Mike Ferro, Carol Fredette, Dana Fuchs, Jaclyn Guillou, Maria Jacobs, Sherie Julianne, Nancy Kelly, Stacey Kent, Carol McCartney, Cyril Neville, Freda Payne, Kauruko Pilkington, Thorbjorn Risager, Kate Ross, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Sara Serpa, Kavita Shah, Elizabeth Shepherd, Kelley Suttenfield, Barbara Ween & Libby York, chosen and introduced by Ron Sweetman.
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. 
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
Friday, December 12
Terry Gillespie & Lyndell Montgomery @ the Branch Restaurant, Kemptville
Friday & Saturday, December 12-13
MonkeyJunk @ Irene’s, 9:45 pm
Saturday, December 20
Jesse Greene Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, December 27
John Carroll @ the Branch Restaurant, Kemptville