24 August 2015

Ottawa Blues This Week - 24 August 2015

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Jesse Roper              *****EARLY SHOW*****
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesday, August 26 @ 8 pm
With an explosive live show, the genuine quality and charisma of his versatile blues rooted soul, rock and country funk is as approachable as his charm. Quickly gaining momentum, the wheels on Jesse's faithful van keep turning, chronicling a year of extensive touring and success of becoming a major festival draw. 
Limestone City Blues Festival
Kingston ON
August 27-29
With JW-Jones, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Steve Hill, Joe Louis Walker, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials.
Warnockstock Mustic Festival
152 Ch. du Mont des Cascades, Cantley QC
Saturday, August 29; $25
10th Anniversary of Warnockstock Mustic Festival - 8pm-12am
Al Tambay & Jansen Richard
The Mill Tavern, Manotick
Saturday, August 29

This duo played two sets at the recent Mountain Man Festival and they were a huge hit. They play regular gigs around Ottawa and here’s your chance to catch their show in Manotick. You won’t be disappointed!
Saturday, August 29
Lucas Haneman Express @ the Black Sheep Inn, 8:30 pm
Maria Hawkins Band @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 30
River City Junction hosts the open jam @ the Rainbow, 3 pm
Steve Groves @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Wicked Grin Acoustic @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 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: 
August 27 – Al Wood
September 3 – Scott Allen Amey
September 10 – Steve Marriner
September 17 – Vince Halfhide
September 24 – Dave Bignell
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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PEI Jazz & Blues Festival
Charlottetown PEI
August 27-30
With Matt Minglewood & Sam Moon, Rock Island Blues Band Reunion, David Wilcox and more.
Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival
Nanaimo BC
August 28-30
With Marcia Ball, Elvin Bishop, C.J. Chenier, Jack Semple, Harpdog Brown and Poppa Dawg.
Qualifying Round #1
Wednesday, September 9
            7:45 pm        Blues & Company
          8:20 pm        MissRepresentIT
          8:55 pm        Drew Nelson Band
          9:30 pm        Rick Braden Band

Qualifying Round #2
Wednesday, September 16
            7:45 pm        Syndicated Blues
          8:20 pm        Joe Gaspar Band
          8:55 pm        Clint Everson
          9:30 pm        Bella Cat

Qualifying Round #3
Wednesday, September 23
            7:45 pm        Crunchy Flower
          8:20 pm        Velvet Revolution
          8:55 pm        Lucas Haneman Express
          9:30 pm        Wicked Grin

Friday, September 25
            Lineup & Times TBA
     and SEPTEMBER
Instruments for Africa Benefit & Silent Auction
A fundraiser for Instruments for Africa’s upcoming shipment to Zambia
with John Kadlecik and Lucas Haneman
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, September 5 @ 9 pm; $10

American singer and guitarist John Kadlecik made a name for himself performing the music of Jerry Garcia in the world’s premier Grateful Dead tribute act, Dark Star Orchestra.  In 2009 he was recruited by Grateful Dead founding members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir for their most popular post-GD project, Furthur, and with his musical heroes transformed into musical partners Kadlecik spent the next five years on an endless tour of sold-out arena and festival dates helping to continue the legacy of the Grateful Dead.

While it’s easy to classify Lucas Haneman as a new sensation on the Ottawa scene, in reality the 28-year-old has been playing around Ottawa for almost two decades.  While in high school he received the CBC Rising Star Award at the 2005 Ottawa International Jazz festival.  In 2010 he
 graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Jazz Studies where he received the prestigious Oscar Peterson scholarship.

IFA founder and local musician Todd Snelgrove will be returning to Zambia this fall to distribute another 100 trumpets, flutes, trombones, guitars, clarinets, and keyboards to several schools throughout the country.  The goal of this benefit concert is to help cover the costs of shipping and distribution of the instruments.
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, September 11; $15 advance, $20 at the door

Shawn and Matthew have received considerable recognition in the last few years. They have been nominated for ‘Blues Album of the Year’ at the Junos in 2014, for multiple Maple Blues Awards and won ‘Blues Act of the Year’ at the SiriusXM Indies in 2013. 

The duo has no plans to slow down during their hectic summer of festival-hopping. They’re on a continuing journey, constantly finding inspiration from musicians they meet or collaborate with. These encounters challenge them to deepen their songwriting and to keep performing with their trademark fervour and honesty. Vancouver’s funk and soul dynamo, singer Dawn Pemberton, joined them in their recent appearance at the Calgary International Blues Festival.
Irene’s Dirty Thirty Extravaganza
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday & Saturday, September 11-12

No details yet, but I’m sure it will be memorable!
Music By The Bay Live presents
MonkeyJunk with special guest Paul Reddick
St. Francis Centre Theatre, 78 Church Street South, Ajax, ON
Friday, September 18 @ 8 pm; $45 advance, $55 at the door

MonkeyJunk’s swamp roots rock and Paul Reddick’s poetic songwriting.
Jonas & The Massive Attraction
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, September 25; $20 advance, $25 at the door

Jonas & The Massive Attraction took Parliament Hill by storm on July 1st as part of ‘Canada Day In The Capital’, bringing some edge to the nation’s big party. The sun came bursting through the clouds as the band took the stage for the noon show to perform their hit single, ‘Respire/Breathing’, broadcast from coast to coast on CBC television. For the evening show, the band turned up the heat a few notches and rocked the hill, much to the excitement of over 50,000 in attendance. Watch the Canada Day live performance of ‘Je Crie Ton Nom’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVDFLT1xEDY

If you missed Jonas & The Massive Attraction on the Hill on Canada Day, you can see and hear them at the Rainbow on Friday, September 25.
Blues In Jamaica
Samsara Cliff Resort, Negril, Jamaica
January 29 – February 5, 2016

We have decided to more or less take over the fabulous Samsara Cliff Resort in Negril for 2016 with our Group and provide more onsite music and activities including everyone this year! There are only 48 rooms to book here for each week, so please book early and get onboard with your deposits of $200 per person now to secure your spot.

We have been asked to come back for a bigger Blues Festival at the Seastar Inn in 2016 and will also include the Wednesday Nite Jam @ Roots Bamboo, highlighting local Reggae talent as well. We will also do our Half Moon Bay private Beach Bash as that was a huge success, on Tuesday and the Lobster was fabulous! See below for more info!

Join Terry Gillespie & Canadian Blues Artists including
Chuck Jackson
Cheryl Lescom
Chuckee Zehr
Brant Parker
Jerome Godboo
& Surprise Guests!

Dates 1 week - Jan 29-Feb 5, 2016 - Friday to Friday better flight options for you!
Westjet Flights
From Ottawa
Garden Cottages $1649 per person double occupancy
Superior Oceanview $1779 per person double occupancy
From Montreal
Garden Cottages $1649 per person double occupancy
Superior Oceanview $1759 per person double
10 nights Jan 23-Feb 2, 2016
From Montreal
Garden Cottages $1929 per person double occupancy
Superior Oceanview $2099 per person double occupancy

Deposits are $200 per person to book and hold space!
Final payment due in full November 30, 2015!

For further info:
519 804 9251 DIRECT LINE
Dawn Fairbanks
519 265 6422 home office
Limestone City Blues Festival
Kingston ON
August 27-29
With JW-Jones, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Steve Hill, Joe Louis Walker, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials.
Harpdog Brown with Little Victor
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, September 18

Vancouver’s Harpdog Brown leads a trio or quartet of local players featuring blues on the jazzy mellower side. His band play traditional Chicago Blues and their 2014 release, “What It Is” is mostly originals and a few covers you don’t get from your average blues band. Harpdog is touring in a duo with Little Victor.
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, August 30 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – 50 Shades of Blue (Steamy Blues) with Blues Bud Brent
Next week, September 6 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – OBS Road To Memphis with Larry Deszcz

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, September 5
Gary Slim Moore @ the Blacksheep Inn, 8:30 pm
Sunday, September 6
Brian Downey hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 13
Wicked Grin hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, September 18-19
Marvest City Folk Party @ Irene’s Pub
Saturday, September 19
The Back Beat @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Sunday, September 20
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Friday, September 25
John Carroll & the Epic Proportions @ LIVE on ELGIN, 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 26
Fonograph @ the Rainbow, 4-8 pm
Blues & Company @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
The Jivewires @ the Rainbow, 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 27
River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7:30 pm
Super Soul Sundays @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm

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