Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage (Old-Hull), Gatineau
(Ottawa Blues Society with membership card - $15)
Winner of the Lys Blues for ‘Songwriter of the year’ in 2012 for his CD “Tell Everybody”, this true custodian of the ‘40s and ‘50s Blues will stop at Virée Blues Boréale for a last show before leaving on a Western Canada tour. Come fill your soul with the pure roots blues and Rhythm & Blues music of Richard Carr.
With a full album slated for release and a tour across the United States and Europe, 2015 promises to be a big year for this band. Members Matthew and Curtis Chaffey, Dan and Michael Grewal, Matt Aston and Terry Owen, burn it up on stage the way Bobby Womack did it. With soul dressed up to groove to a younger beat. Watch out for them this year.
Tickets are available at the NAC box office, both Compact music locations, the Record Centre and the Ottawa Folklore Centre.
Limited tickets available - reserve now
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.
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