02 June 2015

Ottawa Blues This Week - 01 June 2015

Ben Kunder
The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Tuesday, June 2 @ 8 pm; $5

His voice fills your heart and keeps you warm. Ben Kunder writes songs for everyone. Trained as an actor and musical theatre performer, Ben has a way of breaking down the fourth wall and connecting with people. His powerful voice is a driving force in his music, guiding his songs by creating impressive and tactful melodies and dynamics. His voice and songs have been equated to the likes of Jim James, Ryan Adams and Jackson Browne. 

Ben has been writing and producing his music independently for over 8 years, and to make records, has had many opportunities to work, get his hands dirty and appreciate the beautiful struggle. A handyman and carpenter, Ben has lived all across this beautiful country, from his solar powered cabin on Salt Spring Island, BC, where he spent his days chopping wood and chasing deer from the garden, to living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, working at the Confederation Centre for the Arts.

Now, Ben is back to where he started his journey in his hometown of Toronto. His new album “Golden”, coproduced with John Dinsmore of Lincoln County Social Club and NQ Arbuckle was released on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Ben Kunder is full of spirit and his songs embody love and the struggle of the human condition. 
Martin Hury
The Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Wednesday, June 3 @ 8:30 pm; $7

Martin Hury is a blues guitarist/vocalist originally from Argentina, now based in Canada. His blues trio, called the Martin Hury Blues Combo, features some great blues and rock and roll influences such as Freddie King, Albert King, Brian Setzer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard – to name a few.  Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Martin first picked up the guitar at 15 and gravitated immediately to blues. As the years passed, he began incorporating jazz and rockabilly into his playing, creating his own unique style. Martin was an important sideman in several blues bands up until 2011, 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.

Martin’s music encompasses his voice in Spanish/English with extraordinary American Blues sounds and chords in an innovative and singular way. His talent stretches through his songs as well as his control of the electric guitar which is characterized as an original fusion between the blues from southern USA.
Jack de Keyzer
The Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, June 6 @ 9 pm

Two time Juno winner, 7 time Maple Blues Award winner, blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Jack de Keyzer’s latest release is a live recording, “Voodoo Boogie”.
Vann "Piano Man" Walls: The Spirit of R & B
CBC's the Documentary Channel
Wednesday, June 3 @ 7 pm (eastern)

A film for anyone who loves rhythm & blues.

Harry vann, AKA Vann ‘Piano Man’ Walls, was one its pioneers. The east coast’s finest rhythm & blues pianist, he was a composer and arranger at Atlantic Records from 1949 to 1955, before he came to Montreal, fell in love and lived happily ever after in obscurity … until a fateful night at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

This documentary follows Vann and an incredible cast of his peers, including musicians Dr. John, Ry Cooder, Ruth Brown (the original ‘Queen of R&B’), Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, legendary record producer Jerry Wexler and more, on a journey filled with musical history and remarkable performances.

The film takes us from New York City to Montreal, and gives us an intimate spot in the studio as Vann records the final album of a career that spanned more than 65 years. Wrapped around this recording project is the story of Vann’s fascinating life and his lasting contributing to a musical form whose influence continues to be heard all over the world.
Nile Groove and Bluestone & The Memphis Moonshine
The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, June 5 @ 9:30 pm; $10

This young but far from novice 6-piece Ottawa-based band have been burning up the music scene with its fiery sound and style bringing energizing, organic, and infectious music to top regional festivals, special events and community events, private functions, historical night life live music venues, and radio programs.
Nile Groove, known by their fans as Ottawa’s Reggae, R&B, and Funk groove machine present a new spin in its genres with the production of fresh renditions covering songs by old and new Reggae, R&B, and Funk giants and the production of its own captivating, intelligible, and sultry original music fusing Ska, Dancehall, and Soul with Lovers Rock Reggae, Funk, and R&B.

Bluestone is pleased to announce the roll out of a brand new project: “Bluestone & the Memphis Moonshine”. Ottawa stalwarts Bluestone return with a brand new concert of original music which taps into the spirit of legendary artists such as The Commitments, The Funk Brothers and current trail blazers such as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. 
Bluestone has drawn together an all-star cast of musicians to form The Memphis Moonshine, the ultimate backup band. This group brings the sound alive with a complete horn line and doo-wop girls. It’s an exciting blend of hip-shaking tunes tied in with an unforgettable live performance.
Check out their latest radio release, ‘I Don’t Want to Wait’ – now being played in Ottawa on DAWG FM.  
Lucas Haneman Express
2nd album launch party
Greenfields Pub, 900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven
Sunday, June 7, 6-9 pm; $8; all ages

From Lucas:
Due to our first CD release being 19+ and extremely sold out, The Lucas Haneman Express  will be having a 2nd all ages album launch party at Greenfields Pub next Sunday, June 7th!
That's not all though!!
We've recorded our first pro shot music video with the help of a fantastic Ottawa Film Maker named Darcy DeToni, and we will be unveiling it at the show next Sunday!  Thanks to Darcy, my father and his old house, a couple of fantastic friends, some great actors/actresses and the staff at Greenfields Pub we have recorded a fresh music video for a track off the "Welcome Aboard" album!  As we recorded a large portion of it at the venue, we thought it only fitting to have our all ages dual purpose release there!

Everyone is welcome!  Greenfields is a great room to perform in and the food/drink selection is fantastic too!  The band will play two sets featuring music off the album as well as a couple surprises, and the music video will air in-between the sets.  CDs, download cards and super cool band T-Shirts will be available as well!

Please tell all your friends and family members!  Jeff, Martin and I can't wait to play music for you!
The Split
Night/Day Soul Party Weekend
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Nightlife – Saturday, June 6 @ 8:30 pm
Sunday Matinée – Sunday, June 7 @ 4 pm

The Split is back at the Black Sheep Inn, but this time we’re playing TWO shows -- A night-and-day soul party. Dance with us for the weekend. 

You like the nightlife. We got the nightlife - Saturday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m. is a hot mess night crawler. 

You said you wanted MORE. So we added kids and day drinking - Sunday, June 7 at 4:20 p.m. is a matinée show for soul walkers. Bring your family to Wakefield and enjoy new old soul music and summer. Kids are welcome!

Tickets to the show are $10. If you need a ride we have a bus from Ottawa. Tickets are on sale at the Black Sheep Inn, Compact Music, and the Ottawa Folklore Centre.

The EP is called 'Can’t Get Enough.' #wecantgetenough
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
Downtown Orangeville ON
June 4-7
With Kat Danser, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer, Conor Gains, David Vest, Rick Fines, Drew Nelson, Angel Forrest, MonkeyJunk & more.
Paisley River & Blues Festival
Paisley ON
June 5-7
With Michael Pickett, Morgan Davis, the MacKenzie Blues Band, the Erin McCallum Band and more.
Pender Harbour Blues Festival
Garden Bay BC
June 5-7
Friday, June 5
Nile Groove and Bluestone & The Memphis Moonshine@ the Rainbow, 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 6
Blues & Company @ Moose McGuire’s, 8 pm
Sunday, June 7
Brian Downey hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm
Lucas Haneman Express @ Greenfield’s, 6-9 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
(almost) EVERY WEEK
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: 
            June 4 – Luke Ambridge
          June 11 – Derek Downham
          June 18 – Elyssa Mahoney with special guest Lucas Haneman
          June 25 – John Yemensky
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!
Black & Blue Thursdays
Black Irish Pub, 15 Selkirk Street
Thursdays, 7 pm; no cover
The Capital's "Grand Daddy" of shuffle, Brian Downey on drums, Blue String Guitar Slinger Clint Everson on the guitar and Maren Molthan on bass. Expect some down ‘n' dirty singing from all three of them. We are stoked to watch how these three amazing artists and multi-talented "music royalty" work their concern over the eternal 12 bars - Committed to the style and feel of the original performers, with a little bit of their own flavour thrown in for good measure, this trio is guaranteed to get you movin' in all the right places. Drop in often because no two nights will be the same. Special guests will sit in regularly, making it a melting pot for great talent in this city, all of this with one purpose in mind... your total enjoyment! 
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.
The Allaire Show
            with John Allaire & special guests
Quinn’s Ale House, 1070 Bank Street
Last Saturday of the month, 3-5 pm
Songs and stories from around the world.
Jeff Rogers
RARE Restaurant & Bar, 570 Kanata Avenue
Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 pm
Come by every other 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)
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
Blues On The Rideau
The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario
The 2014/15 10th season raised a total of over $4,500 for Westport charities – over  $55K since the Series began. 
Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival
Barrie, ON
June 11-22
With Jon Knight & Soulstack, The Paul James Band, Jerome Godboo & more.
418 Richmond Road, Ottawa ON
June 13-14
With Lynn Miles, Terry Gillespie, Thomas Clair with River City Junction, Yo Mama & more.
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Toronto ON
June 18-29
With Al Jarreau, Booker T. Jones, Gary Clark Jr. & more.
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Confederation Park & Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa ON
June 18 – July 1
With the Sun Crescent BBQ Stompers, The Jivewires, Steve Miller Band & more.
All Canadian Roots & Blues Festival
The Regent Theatre, Picton ON
June 19-20
With The Jimmy Bowskill Band, Sean Pinchin, The Conor Gains Band, The 24th Street Wailers & more.
Stratford Blues & Ribfest
Stratford ON
June 19-21
With David Wilcox, The Sadies, The Good Family, Michael Schatte Band & more. 
Mountain Man Music Festival
Calabogie Peaks, Calabogie ON
June 26-28
With Lucas Haneman Express, Rod Williams Duo, Michael Jerome Browne, Soulstack, Harrison Kennedy, Al Wood, Steve Marriner Band, Robin Banks, Firebelly Duo & more.
Montreal International Jazz Festival
Montreal QC
June 26 – July 5
With Taj Mahal, Naomi Shelton, John Mayall, Booker T. Jones, Charles Bradley & many more.
Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival
Beaumont AB
June 19-21
Edmundston Jazz & Blues Festival
Edmundston NB
June 19-20
TD Victoria International JazzFest 2015
Victoria BC
June 19-28
E.B. Anderson & The Resolutes,
Torero, & The Vaudevillian
The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, June 12 @ 9 pm; $10

E.B. Anderson & The Resolutes have a deep sound. Their diversity comes from a vintage country foundation, a keen sense of blues, and songwriting skills that catch the ear of even the most hardcore folk fans. Coming from rural Nova Scotia origins, and currently working the Halifax roots music scene- their sophomore album “Broken Down Horse” was released by Let's Riot! Music in 2013.

Bringin' that sultry sound home, Torero is an up and coming rock and roll band from Toronto blending elements of country westerns and roots rock. Twangy guitars, thumpin bass, a slick groove, and the kind of give-it-your-all vocals that gets your heart pumpin - Torero brings their audience a powerful live show. Expect to see Torero make waves this year with their unique brand of roots rock. 

Brendan J Stephens and Willow Walker are 1920s blues singers in the flesh. Hitchhiking between raucous house shows, rowdy bars and busking everywhere in between, they have crafted a way of singing both their own material and songs near one hundred years old in a way entirely their own.
Paul DesLauriers Band
The Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, June 13 @ 9:30 pm

Sometimes you just have to do what you love, and The Paul DesLauriers Band has been busy doing just that. The trio is made up of virtuoso guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and masterful rhythm section Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. The self-titled new electric album from these three pillars of the Quebec Blues scene has captured the subtlety and intensity, the unique interplay and excitement they are so well known for. 
Morgan Davis Live
Sharbot Lake Country Inn, Sharbot Lake ON
Saturday, June 13; dinner & show $50

JUNO winner and 4-time Maple Blues Award winner Morgan Davis, live in concert.
The Red Dirt Skinners
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Tuesday, June 16; $15 advance,$20@ the door

Once in a while, an artist comes along who simply doesn’t follow the rules. The Red Dirt Skinners rule breaking individuality has led to them being the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards (WINNER - Instrumentalist of the Year 2014) and the British Country Music Awards (Finalist BEST NEW ACT and PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2013). The band’s music has wide appeal and comfortably blends Country, Blues, Americana and Folk Music. The Skinners were also voted by UK Country Radio as one of the top ten acts of 2014.
Jon Knight & Soulstack
            CD Release
The Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, June 20 @ 9 pm; $15

Deep, inescapable grooves, swampy tremolo-soaked guitars, gritty-voiced harmonies. That is the soul tradition, those are the footprints that Soulstack follows in. Soulstack was formed in 2011 by frontman Jonathan Knight (Wickens-Knight) and keyboardist Mark Wessenger. The band consists of drummer Tom Bona, and bassists Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson and Josh Knight baritone Guitarist Chris Latta.

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/
Carleton Tavern, 80th Anniversary Party
223 Armstrong Street, Ottawa
Saturday, June 20 @ 9:30 pm

The legendary Carleton Tavern will be celebrating its 80th anniversary. The big birthday party will be Saturday, June 20 so please drop by if you can to offer best wishes to owners the Saikaley brothers, Simon, Billy and Sam. These folks know how to throw a party – so good times guaranteed. The Carleton has been supporting live music for decades.
Harmonica Retreat Weekend
            with Carlos del Junco, Ronnie Shellist & Roly Platt
Shared Harvest Community Farm, 834 North Shore Drive, Dunnville ON
Friday to Sunday, June 26-28

The retreat will consist of two nights’ accommodation (billeted, camping, bunk bed available, first come first serve), 3 days at our organic farm including 5 fresh gourmet meals and snacks. The 2 days will include 12 hours of workshops, of which several sessions will be audio recorded and sent along at your request. Saturday night we will have an open jam on stage and/or around the bonfire.

Workshops will include 3 chord song structure, comping vibrato and tone, using transcribe software to break down songs, demystify licks and learn your favourite runs, playing effectively and simply, 1st 2nd and 3rd position playing, tunings, rhythm playing, playing melodically, overblows, sitting in with a band, techniques, do's and dont's, harmonica maintenance (with Andrew Zajac) and group sessions with all the instructors.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn and play with three world class harmonica players/teachers, enjoy amazing food and have a true blues experience under the willows by the Grand River. 

$400 per attendee, $200 for spouses.
Bobby Thompson Project
The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Sunday, June 28 @ 8 pm; $15

Awe-inspiring master guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world.  He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker.  After honing his craft as a much sought after support man, Thompson decided to step out as a solo artist, releasing three albums since 2011.  A recent review from Roots Music Report claims Thompson’s songs portray "muscular blues- and soul-rock strong on soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals."  With his smooth, gripping vocal stylings and his perfect musical taste on anything with a string, Thompson is what’s referred to as a “musician’s musician.  Considered a “must see” act of the Northeast region, Bobby was nominated for the D.C area Musician of the Year award in 2015. 

The Bobby Thompson Project is his latest collaboration with New Orleans groove master Jeff Mills and Mississippi bass extraordinaire Danny Infante.  This trio is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.
Virée Blues Boréale
Le Petit Chicago, 50 promenade du Portage, Gatineau (Old Hull) QC
Tickets $20; Ottawa Blues Society with membership card - $15
June 10 – Bob Walsh
Three Times Lucky
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, June 6 @ 8:30 pm; $5 at the door

From Ottawa this is their second time back and they are definitely one of the most fun and danceable bands we have ever presented. .iling from Canada's capital, rejuvenatin' Blues/Roots outfit Three Times Lucky are a group of experienced Ottawa area musicians offering a combination of classic rootsy blues rock, along with a healthy dose of their own original numbers to boot.
Morgan Davis
Opening – the Red Dirt Skinners
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, June 12 @ 8:30 pm; $20

Juno and Multiple Maple Blues Award Winner Morgan Davis with opening guests, British Blues Award Winners The Red Dirt Skinners from England, currently on tour in Canada.
Kingstown New Mississippi
Royal Tap Room, 344 Princess Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, June 20 @ 9 pm; no cover
Original Blues & Roots Music You can really dance to
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
Violet’s Venue brings on the summer heat with 7 shows to warm your heart and soul! The shows are presented in an intimate, comfortable, acoustically-sound 92-seat theatre, located just 5 minutes from HWY 400 (free parking for up to 45 vehicles). It all adds up to Ontario’s premier Blues experience!

Here’s the outstanding June/July/August 2015 line-up to date.

Thursday, June 11 – Devon Allman
“from hard edged Blues based Rock to where Chicago Blues meets Rock and R&B”
For more information please visit http://www.devonallmanband.com
Ticket Price: $85.00

Saturday, June 20 – The Jeremiah Johnson Band & The Sliders
“Blues Americana”
For more information please visit http://www.jeremiahjohnsonband.com/
Ticket Price: $70.00

Thursday, June 25 – Dana Fuchs
“Freight Train Blues Rock”
For more information please visit http://danafuchs.com/
Ticket Price: $90.00

Tuesday, July 7 – Philip Sayce
For more information please visit http://philipsayce.com/
Ticket Price: $60.00

Friday, July 17 – Larry McCray
“Feel The Power” of this 21st Century Blues Man!
For more information please visit
Ticket Price: $65.00

Friday, July 31 – Alexis P Suter Band
2015 Koko Taylor Award Nominee!
For more information please visit http://www.alexispsuter.com/
Ticket Price: $70.00

Friday, August 7 – Edgar Winter
Hear his memorable hits “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride”
For more information please visit http://www.edgarwinter.com/
Ticket Price: $175.00
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, June 7 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – with Blues Bud Brent
Next week, June 14 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – with Steve Lund

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 2015. 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
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. 
Saturday, June 13
The Back Beat @ the Carleton Tavern, 9:30 pm
Sunday, June 14
Steve Thomas Band hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Friday, June 19
Blues & Company @ Rob Roy’s Pub, Smiths Falls, 8 pm
Saturday, June 20
The Back Beat @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Sunday, June 21
Wicked Grin hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 27
The Tony D Band @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Sunday, June 28
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Wednesday, July 1
Blues & Company @ Waterfront Gastro Pub, Carleton Place, 8 pm
Saturday, July 4
Blues & Company @ The New Queens, Carleton Place, 3 pm
Sunday, July 5
Blues & Company @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Saturday, July 18
Blues & Company @ Lock 17, Burritt’s Rapids, 8 pm
Friday, July 24
The Jesse Greene Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, July 25
Jimmy Ray Todd Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, August 1
Paul Reddick @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm


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