(Info from Virée Blues)
Limited tickets available - reserve now
An Ottawa Premiere
THE HAIRY APE
A Comedy of Ancient and Modern Life
by Eugene O'Neill
Performances at the Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street; tickets $25
Saturday, April 18 at 5:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Food and drink service available before showtime, during intermission, and post-show. Underage youth are allowed in the Carleton Tavern to see the play.
DIRECTED by Lisa Zanyk
Yank - Donnie Laflamme
Paddy - Louis Lemire
Long - Matt Smith
Mildred Douglas - Laura Hall
Her Aunt/Ensemble - Ellen Manchee
Second Engineer/Ensemble - Brent Rouleau
Secretary of an Organization/Ensemble - Kevin Reid
Ensemble - Jed Rached
Ensemble - Rebecca Laviolette
Ensemble - Madeleine Hall
Ensemble - Darren Jerome
New York City. 1922. Yank has spent his life shovelling coal on an ocean liner. Brutish, powerful and commanding, he knows where he belongs: in the stokehold. But when the daughter of a wealthy industrialist decides to slum it and see life below deck, Yank’s universe changes forever. Unable to forget the way she looked at him, Yank hits the booming streets of New York to seek revenge. With unflinching theatrical force and explosive lyricism, Eugene O’Neill explores the tragedy of a forgotten voice and the perennial human need to belong.
Stage Manager - Alain Chauvin
Musical Score - Matt Smith
Sound and Light Design - Glen Mcintosh
Costume Design - Donna Bourgeault
Properties - Kristen Saar
Box Office - Carole Johnson
Info. at http://www.chambertheatrehintonburg.ca/
Less than two years after their 2013 debut, Whisky Legs is on a roll. They’ve already played more than 100 shows (such as Tremblant Blues Festival and the now closed Cabaret du Capitole). They also earned the "tournée coup de coeur" award by the ROSEQ and now, two nominations to the 2015 Lys Blues 2015, gala to take place in May. Their first EP, “Have A Shot”, which sold more than 1000 copies in just a few months, leads to expectations for a great new album now in the making and expected out later this year. At the helm of the band, Maude Brochu (Lead Vocalist) forms the heart of the project in synchronicity with triple threat Pascal Denis (drums, guitar and vocals) with whom she's been collaborating for six years. The band is rounded out by old friend and guitarslinger extraordinaire Guillaume Methot (guitars and vocals) and now with the hot new comer Louis Fernandez joining (bass, guitar and vocals).
Martin was an important sideman in several blues bands up until 2006, when he decided to step out and lead his own project. With a solid command of the guitar and the stage, Martin quickly established himself as a strong leader.
Influenced by such greats as Freddie King, Albert King, Brian Setzer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan and Duke Robillard – to name a few.
The Jives put on a high energy show of original songs inspired by the great R&B 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 social satire, The Jivewires will get you jumpin' like you've never jumped before!
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
Their 2012 Debut release “Big Red” garnered outstanding critical reviews. The band received 2014 Maple Blues Award nominations for Electric Act of the Year and Drummer of the Year and was nominated for an Independent Music Award (IMA) for 2013. “Five Finger Discount” is Soulstack’s sophomore album, combining poignant lyricism and sweet vocal harmony with the rhythm and grit of traditional blues. Self-produced, it tracks the organic evolution of the band as it continues growing in musical breadth and depth. http://www.soulstackmusic.com/
The Back Beat @ D'Arcy McGee's, Orleans, 9:00 pm