20 July 2015

Ottawa Blues This Week - 20 July 2015

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Fundraiser for Thandi Klaasen
& Pig Roast – Country Style
Scherer Gardening, 1535 Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith ON
Friday, July 24; doors @ 6 pm; music @ 7:30 pm; $25 at the door

Lorraine Klaasen 2013 Juno Award Winner http://www.lorraineklaasen.com/ & Terry Gillespie 'Canada's King Of Roots Music' are collaborating on a Fundraiser for Thandi Klaasen, Premier Diva of South Africa.

Thandi suffered a stroke last year and needs our help. She sang her way through apartheid and was a role model to many of South Africa's people. To celebrate her strength and leadership not to mention her outstanding musicianship Klaasen has been awarded South Africa's Order of the Baobab in Silver (2006) for "excellent achievement in and contribution to the art of Music". In August 2013, as part of the Women's Month celebrations, Klaasen and four other icons of South African jazz – Abigail Kubheka, Dorothy Masuka, Sathima Bea Benjaminand Sylvia Mdunyelwa – were honoured by Standard Bank with lifetime achievement awards. Other awards she has received include the Woman of Distinction Award received in Canada (1999), and a lifetime achievement award at the 2006 South African Music Awards.

We will be hosting the Fundraiser as a 'Sunset Show' at Scherer Gardens, 2014 & 2015 winners of The Ottawa Home & Garden Show's 'Best Garden' award. Some features on site are the spectacular rock water fountain gardens and miniature Sika deer pastured behind the stage. You will be surrounded by mature trees and moonlight, listening to two of the best Canadians in their genre. It will be a night of jazz, African music and blues performed by well schooled musicians who thoroughly enjoy their craft. We thought it would be the perfect place to host a Sunset Show! Photographs and videos along with dancing are encouraged!

For even more fun and your dining pleasure Lisa Scherer of The Granary Beizli will be preparing a scrumptious Pig Roast – an old school country tradition when friends and neighbours gather (not included in entrance price).

We suggest you bring a lawn chair and a friend. It will be a memorable evening. Please plan to attend.
Blues On Tues         
The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON
Tuesday, July 21 @ 7 pm; $10
Special Guest: Stephen Barry on Bass!
            with Pang Attack
Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, July 24 @ 8:30 pm; $10
Toronto rock ‘n’ roll road warriors catl. are making the journey to The Blacksheep Inn to bring their “furious live energy” (NOW Magazine) to Wakefield for the very first time. The duo consisting of Jamie on the gretsch archtop and Sarah slammin’ the stand-up drum kit have played Ottawa at a sold-out National Arts Centre 4th Stage Series as well as a JUNOfest party at The Elmdale Tavern. They haven’t played the area for over two years and are excited to bring the dance-party east!

catl. have had a busy year touring Canada and the U.S. in support of their 4th LP of 10 original rockers called “This Shakin’ House”. The new full-length album is OUT NOW and you can stream it HERE!
Kemptville Live Music Festival
Kemptville College Campus, Kemptville ON
July 24-26

Bluesy highlights:
Saturday, July 25
2 pm            Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8
3:20 pm        Silver Creek
4:40 pm        Angel Forrest
6:10 pm        Steve Hill
7:45 pm        MonkeyJunk
9:30 pm        The Road Hammers

Sunday, July 26
noon             Maria Hawkins
Friday, July 24
JW-Jones @ the Rainbow Bistro, 9 pm
The Jesse Greene Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, July 25
Sherri Harding & the Heat @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Firebelly with Bella Cat @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 26
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Double Double @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Lucas Haneman Express @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Toronto ON
July 10-26
With Blackburn, Chris Thomas King, Kirby Sewell, Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithwaite, Michelle Willson & the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra and more.
Festival de Blues de Victoriaville
Victoriaville BC
July 23-25
With Adam Karch, Jim Zeller, JW-Jones, Bob Walsh and more.
Kemptville Live Music Festival
Kemptville College Campus, Kemptville ON
July 24-26
(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: 
            July 23 – Jeff Hagerman
          July 30 – Ed Hart
          August 6 – Mathieu Gagnon
          August 13 – Chuck Karn
          August 20 – Genevieve Freynet
August 27 – Al Wood
Black & Blue Thursdays
Black Irish Pub, 15 Selkirk Street
Every other Thursday, 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
Every other Saturday, 9:30 pm
Friday and alternate Saturday 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
Deacon Brodie’s, 247 Elgin Street
Every Sunday, 2-6 pm

Every Sunday afternoon, you can find Jeff playing some tunes at Deacon Brodie's on Elgin.
Downtown Ottawa, come for brunch (till 2pm) and then stay for tunes as Jeff takes requests and kicks off your Sunday Funday!
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
2015/16 LINE-UP

Blues On The Rideau – the Dinner and Show Fundraiser Series that has been running at The Cove Country Inn in Westport, Ontario for the past 10 years and is now recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in Canada – is pleased to announce its 2015/16 Line-Up. The shows start in September and run once a month through to May (December excluded). It’s another all star cast of some of Canada’s best Blues bands with a mix of popular returnees and a couple of new bands that have never played BOTR before. As in previous years every show is a fundraiser for a different local charity. To date the Series has raised over $55,000. The goal for this season is another $5K.

All BOTR shows run from 7 to 11 pm and include a delicious full course buffet dinner served by the Cove’s friendly staff. The venue is small, intimate and relaxed. After dinner you get to see and dance to world class Blues bands up close and personal – the way Blues is best enjoyed – all for a very reasonable price – $65 (plus tax). There are door prize giveaways at every show and 2 Grand Prizes drawn at the end of the season.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required and it is wise to book well in advance, especially if you want to stay overnight. Rooms at The Cove and nearby B&Bs and motels frequently sell out for Blues nights. Call 613-273-3636

Note that there has been a small increase in price this year – $5 - the first in 5 years – to help cover cost increases over that time. And there is a new Reservation Policy in place this year – a credit card number is required with the reservation (although the card is not charged until the night of the show). Cancellations or changes in the reservation can be made up to a week prior to the event without penalty. After that time those than don’t show – or come with fewer than reserved for – will be charged for those seats – although a credit will be applied for a future show that season (space available) if there is a legitimate reason. The new policy has been implemented due to the number of "no-shows" over the past several years which, in many cases, has prevented others who would like to see that show from attending. 

2015/16 SEASON – our 11th year!
September 25
From Texas/Toronto
Born and raised in Toronto but now a resident of Llano, Texas singer/songwriter/guitarist/harp player Danny Brooks combines the best of Texas and Mississippi Soul Blues. A multiple Juno and Maple Blues Award nominee. Backed by his wife Debi and some of the best players in Toronto.

October 23
From Alabama/Victoria BC
Born in Alabama David now lives in Victoria, BC. He plays foot-stompin’, rock ‘n rollin’, boogie-woogie piano as good as it gets - a 2X Maple Blues Award winner for Keyboardist of the Year. The Willing Victims include the great Teddy Leonard on guitar and 2 members from Downchild.

November 20
From Peterborough & Wainfleet ON
Two of the finest singer/songwriter/guitarists in Canada – individually they’re great - together they’re magical!  Multiple Maple Blues Award winners & Suzie has won a Juno. Their 4th visit to BOTR and they’ve sold out every time so make your reservations early for this one!

January 22 & 23
From Hamilton
A fabulous guitarist, singer/songwriter and showman - Juno Award winner and Maple Blues Award winner in the categories of Best Guitarist, Songwriter, Recording, Electric Act, Acoustic Act and Entertainer. His 4th visit to The Cove and he’s become so popular we’re bringing him in for a 2 night stand this time!

February 19
From Toronto
Jeff Healey called him “the finest Blues guitarist in Canada”. A 2X Juno Award and 7X Maple Blues Award winner for Best Guitarist, Entertainer, Electric Act and Recording of the Year. One of the hardest working Bluesmen in the country with a great veteran band. This is Jack’s 7th visit to BOTR - unquestionably one of our favourites!

March 25
From Montreal
With a career spanning 26 years and 8 albums to her credit Angel is recognized as one of the best female vocalists in Quebec. Now she’s become nationally and internationally famous. Last year she won the Maple Blues Award winner for Best Female Vocalist (her second in a row) and Best Songwriter. A colourful, flamboyant performer with a voice like Janis Joplin. Her first appearance at BOTR and we’re very pleased to have her!

April 22
From Montreal
A young, beautiful up-and-coming artist with a powerful, soulful voice who sings Blues, Jazz, Soul & R&B like Etta James & Koko Taylor. 4 Quebec Lys Blues Award nominations for her first album and a finalist in the 2014 Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search. She hasn’t played outside of Quebec that often yet but that’s about to change – come and see her before she gets famous!

May 13
From Hamilton
One of the best Soul/Blues/R&B singers this country has ever produced - period. Lead singer in the Detroit supergroup “Chairmen Of The Board” in the 1960s Harrison semi-retired when the band broke up, took a “real job” and only played Blues on the side for a few decades. He re-emerged full time in the early 2000s and since then he’s released 7 albums (4 of which earned Juno nominations), been nominated 15X for Maple Blues Awards and an American Blues Music Award. Harrison has been here twice before - now you get to see him with his full R&B band behind him. I guarantee this will be a night to remember. Reserve early!

Bands and dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Check the website or call The Cove closer to the shows to confirm.

Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more details on the bands including LINKS to their websites, Facebook pages and You Tube videos

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca  in cooperation with The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com  Sponsored by Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com and LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

Please visit and LIKE us on Facebook and Twitter
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Festival de Blues de Victoriaville
Victoriaville BC
July 23-25
With Adam Karch, Jim Zeller, JW-Jones, Bob Walsh and more.
Kemptville Live Music Festival
Kemptville College Campus, Kemptville ON
July 24-26
Calgary International Blues Festival
Calgary AB
July 27 – August 2
With Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls, Curtis Salgado Band, Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington & the Roadmasters, Selwyn Birchwood Band, Jarekus Singleton Band, Bobby Rush, Alexis P. Suter, Wicked Grin, Vasti Jackson and more.
The Trevor Finlay Band 
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, July 31

A rare return to Ottawa from his current location in Nashville, Tennessee, Trevor is a fan-favourite and crowd-pleaser. This is a ‘don’t miss’ show!
Studebaker John & The Hawks
Coal Train Blues Festival, Cobourg ON
Friday, July 31

Critically acclaimed Chicago Blues veteran Studebaker John is one of the keepers of House Rockin’ Chicago Blues! He learned it directly from Hound Dog Taylor. John was also chosen as guitarist for the Yardbirds when they reformed in 1991, quite an honour! This show is sponsored by Don Emond at  Assante Wealth Management in Cobourg. Thanks Don!
Paul Reddick
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, August 1
David Gogo
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street,
Saturday, August 8
Ottawa Little Theatre Fundraiser
Down In The Delta
with Raoul Bhaneja, Big Dave McLean, Super Chikan & Tony D
Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue
Friday, August 14 @ 8 pm; Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door; Students $25

If this theatre is a rockin’, it’s because Raoul Bhaneja has returned to the stage. Raoul, an OLT alumnus, will headline the 2015 Signature Fundraiser on Aug. 14 at 8 pm, in concert with blues heavyweights Big Dave McLean of Winnipeg, and Super Chikan of Mississippi.

Raoul currently fronts the Maple Blues award winning band Raoul and the Big Time, and is also an accomplished Toronto-based actor.

When Raoul plays OLT on August 14, he’ll have a pair of legends in tow. Super Chikan and Big Dave McLean will join him on stage in an ensemble Raoul put together to perform at the 2015 Pan-Am Games in Toronto. The Trio will make the trek to Ottawa especially for this performance following its debut on August 12 in Nathan Phillips Square. As an added treat for local blues fans, Raoul has invited Ottawa blues man Tony D to join the trio for a few tunes.

Jeff Jensen
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, August 15
Mudcat Blues Workshop & Concert
with Rita Chiarelli, Robin Banks and Suzie Vinnick
Shared Harvest Community Farm, Dunnville, ON
August 21-23; workshop $450; concert $25

Three blues powerhouses of the Canadian music scene will come together for two nights and two days of teaching along with a Saturday night blues concert. Workshops will consist of Blues Guitar with Suzie Vinnick, Songwriting with Rita Chiarelli and veteran blues vocalist Robin Banks will teach vocal training. The concert will be $25 for non workshop attendees.

Set at picturesque Shared Harvest Farm in Canada’s deep south (Dunnville, Ontario) the week-end will consist of 10 hours of workshops with two group sessions. Participants will enjoy 5 fresh gourmet organic meals plus snacks from our 30 acres of certified organic vegetable fields. Some accommodations will be indoors on farm, with on-site camping available and billeted rooms (first come first serve). Don’t miss this chance to learn from 3 of the top female Canadian professional blues artists!
For more info:
Voyage LaBelle Vie invites you to its
1st Blues Cruise on the Ottawa River
Quai des Artistes, Gatineau QC
Saturday, August 22; 7:30 – 11:30 pm; $45 per person

Music by Jim Zeller Circus
Voyage LaBelle Vie, 819 332-1851
Special Kingston Jam 
Open Jam featuring some of Kingston’s most popular musicians.
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, July 24 @ 8:30 pm; $5 @ the door

Featuring many great Kingston musicians including Pete Pereira (former superb sax player for Georgette Fry, Michael George & The Jive, and frequent guest of Blue Monday). Friday July 24, Pete and several musicians he played with (from the bands listed above) will be convening at the Kingston RCHA Club. They will have their instruments and hope to make a lot of good music together and have some fun. Other musicians are certainly welcome to attend and sit in. Come on out and enjoy a good time.
Dan Deslauriers
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, August 1; $10
The Snyders
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, August 15
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.

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, July 26 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – with Blues Bud Brent
Next week, August 2 – 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. 
Wednesday, July 29
The Yohawks @ Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 8 pm
Sunday, August 2
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 9
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 16
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 23
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Saturday, August 29
Maria Hawkins Band @ Irene’s
Sunday, August 30
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm


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