02 November 2015

Ottawa Blues This Week - 2 November 2015

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Congratulations to Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk with 4 nominations and Wicked Grin’s Leigh-Anne Stanton, nominated in the Bass Player category.

Voting for this year's Maple Blues Awards goes live Wednesday, November 4 at 11:59 pm Newfoundland Daylight Time (10:29 pm EST). Blues fans across Canada can vote online for their favourite blues musicians in the eligible categories until December 4. Register at http://www.mapleblues.ca.
Turbo Street Funk
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 6 @ 9:30 pm

Whether they’re playing a festival, pub, concert hall, or even on a busy street corner, the infectious sounds of Turbo Street Funk get people moving and grooving. With a performance style rooted in the New Orleans horn band tradition, Turbo Street Funk combine Top 40 hits with top notch originals in a show guaranteed to get you dancing.
Jack de Keyzer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 7 @ 9:30 pm

Two-time JUNO winner and seven-time Maple Blues winner, blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader Jack de Keyzer “…is the master of live performance. If you’ve never seen him live, you missed out on a Canadian icon….” (Ken Wallis)
Clyde River Concert Series Harvest Party
Edmonton songbird Jenie Thai - Solo
Aylmer QC
Friday, November 6; Doors @ 7 pm, show @ 8 pm: $20
            OBS members with membership card $15
          Contact Dave for details 613 290 4840

Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that’s conveyed through her songwriting.
BYOB; Snacks provided – feel free to bring something to share
Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots
Cabaret La Basoche, 120 rue Principale, Gatineau QC
Friday, November 6 @ 8 pm; tickets $34.50

Wainwright, a two-time winner of the coveted Blues Music Award for "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year," is one of the most exciting keyboard performers on the roots music scene.  Known for his high-octane boogie piano, big soul sounds, powerhouse blues, roots rock 'n' roll, and a voice that recalls Dr. John and Leon Russell, he's also a raucous, dynamic performer and a crowd pleaser with soul to spare. 
Victor and his band are touring in support of their latest release, “Boom Town”.
TOM: Songs From A Drunken Piano
NAC Fourth Stage, 53 Elgin Street
Saturday, November 7 @ 7:30 pm; $25

Ottawa singers Christine Fagan, Megan Jerome and Steve Berndt present a concert celebration of the bourbon wonder that is Tom Waits. This eclectic revue runs through many of the songs and varied styles of Tom’s long and influential career. The singers are joined by a superb group of multi-instrumentalists to encompass the wide variety of sounds that make up Tom’s unique musical world.

Playing everything from glockenspiel to the kitchen sink, Ken Kanwisher, Mike Essoudry and Chris Breitner join in the fun to capture a little piece of Tom’s celebrated madness.
Vocal - Christine Fagan
Bass/Guitar/Cello/Accordion - Ken Kanwisher
Vocal/Trombone/Synth - Steve Berndt
Vocal/Piano/Accordion - Megan Jerome
Drums/Clarinet/Vocal - Mike Essoudry
Guitar/Bass - Chris Breitner

Tom Waits is one of a kind and this show promises to be the same!
Friday, November 6
Blues and Company @ TNT Smokehouse, 8 pm
Al Tambay & Jansen Richard @ the Royal Oak, Orleans
The Back Beat @ Hurley's Bar and Grill, Kanata, 9 pm
Saturday, November 7
River City Junction @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Al Tambay & Jansen Richard @ the New Edinburgh Pub
Rockin’ Jimmy Cochrane @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, November 8
Steve Thomas hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
BD & the Bluetones @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 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: 
          November 5 – Tyra Jutai
          November 12 – Jeff Graham
          November 19 – Jason & Caroline
          November 26 – Drew Nelson
          December 3 – Eric Walker
          December 10 – Peter Newsom
          December 17 – Ed Hart
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)
Super Soul Sundays, 9:30 pm
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
The 22nd edition of Virée Blues Boréale
at Bar Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
Every second Wednesday @ 8 pm; $20
Ottawa Blues Society members - $15 with OBS card

Wednesday, November 11 – Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils
Wednesday, November 25 – Whisky Legs
Wednesday, December 9 – Mistysa, Guy Bélanger, Dawn Tyler Watson
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 is a Dinner and Show Fundraiser Series that has been running at The Cove Country Inn in Westport, Ontario for the past 10 years. The shows start in September and run once a month through to May (December excluded) and feature some of the best Blues bands in Canada (and a few American ones too). It has come to be recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in Canada. 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.

The Cove Inn is located in the beautiful village of Westport on Upper Rideau Lake - about a 90 minute drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston. All BOTR shows run from 7 to 11 pm and include a delicious full course buffet dinner. The staff at The Cove are very friendly and the venue is small, intimate and relaxed. After dinner you get to see and dance to the 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 from all of the Comment Cards filled in by attendees over the year.  

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required and it is wise to book well ahead especially if you want to stay overnight. Rooms at The Cove and nearby B&Bs and motels frequently sell out for Blues nights. Call The Cove at 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN to reserve.

More info on the Series, including Bios, LINKS to websites and YOU TUBES of all the artists can be found at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca 

2015/16 SEASON – our 11th year!
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.

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

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David Gogo
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 13 @ 9:45 pm

Just nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards, David Gogo is touring in support of his latest release “Vicksburg Call”.
Music By The Bay Live presents
Steve Hill
St. Francis Centre, 73 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, November 13

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. Throughout his lengthy and intense live shows, Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, with his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and, with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach. With roots in blues, rock and a little bit of country, Hill performs his original songs, blues classics and, quite often, raucous renditions of Jimi Hendrix tunes.
Jake Chisholm Band
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 14 @ 9 pm

There is a sincerity in Jake Chisholm’s music that is immediately identifiable. Whether his compelling vocal, his memorable guitar hooks, or his thoughtful lyrics; he excels in all areas, providing the listener with the feelings of both familiarity and being privy to something cutting edge; both at once. No fancy bells and whistles here, just a deep and full sound that is a fresh take on blues and adding rock ‘n’ roll elements. Inspired by classic blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, Chisholm’s tasteful yet intricate guitar work and songwriting evokes vivid and shameless tales of love, lust, and lessons learned.

Terry Gillespie Trio
Centre Culturel Le Chenail, Hawkesbury, ON
Saturday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm; $25

Centre Culturel Le Chenail works hard to promote art and culture in our neighbourhood and we are very proud to be able to participate in their 2015 program. At the time of the performance there will be an art exhibit by Susan Jephcott from Vankleek Hill. 
Ottawa Blues Society Road To Memphis Fall Fundraiser
with the Lucas Haneman Express
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 18 @ 8 pm; $10

All cover charges and fundraising go to support the Lucas Haneman Express for their trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, January 2016.
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar + Nudie
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Sunday, November 22 @ 4 pm; tickets $10 advance

Country Gospel Sunday with Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar + Nudie
Charlottetown PEI-based roots troubadour Nudie teams up with the spine-tingling gospel blues of Toronto’s Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar for an afternoon of soul-uplifting, goosebump-inducing dose of quality music.
Gram Parsons Birthday Bash
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 25 @ 8 pm; tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door

Starring Anders Drerup and the Legend of GP Band.
This is a fundraiser for the Addiction Research Foundation of CAMH.
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin
CD Release – “Stormy Water”
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, November 28 @ 9:27 pm

A party!! Our new record will be available so we're celebrating! C'mon down, have some great food, enjoy some great dancin' and blues the night away. We'll be performing the entire new record. Going to be a time.
Molly Johnson
Shenkman Arts Centre, Harold Shenkman Hall, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans
Thursday, December 3 @ 8 pm; tickets $37, $48
Meet & Greet before the show @ 6:30 pm - +$10

Known as one of Canada’s greatest voices, award-winning jazz vocalist Molly Johnson is a mother, singer/songwriter, artist and philanthropist who has grown to become a Canadian icon in the jazz scene worldwide. Molly’s luscious interpretations of jazz and blues standards speak to an emotional depth that few vocalists in any genre have ever reached.
Molly will be including some holiday songs in this concert.
Ginger St. James
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, November 7 @ 8:30 pm; $10 in advance @ the RCHA Club
To reserve, call 613 384-8168 or email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca 

With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends country, rock n’ roll and blues, Ginger St. James packs a lot of entertainment into her 5-foot frame. She’s touring to support her debut full-length album, “Diesel & Peas”.
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, November 21 @ 8:30 pm; $15 in advance @ the RCHA Club
To reserve, call 613 384-8168 or email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca 

JUNO Award nominee, singer/guitarist JW-Jones tours constantly, and is known for his high-energy show that keeps getting hotter!
Check out this video from April 28 at Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa - Buddy Guy with special guest JW-Jones.
The Story: Buddy sat in with JW and his band at his club Legends in Chicago on April 14, 2015, then asked JW to join him on two shows in Ottawa as his special guest (video from the second night):
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, December 5 @ 8:30 pm

Like a beat up old Dodge burning down the highway with a brand new set of rims and a candy metallic paint job, Soulstack carves out their modern roots music in nouveau-retro-style, inspired by sweaty sounds and throbbing rhythms, all performed with deep intensity, wild conviction, greasy organ, sweet tremolo-soaked guitar, and heartbreaking harmonies.

These young Soulstack men stand by their beat-up vintage instruments and bleed every ounce of emotion from them – taking the listener on a rhythmic and melodic journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the exhaust-tinged fuzz of Detroit with award winning engineer Jeremy Darby (Smokey Robinson, Keith Richards, Prince.)

Soulstack was formed in 2011 by frontman Jonathan Knight and keyboardist Mark Wessenger. The band consists of Maple Blues Award-winning drummer Tom Bona, bass Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson and baritone guitarist Chris Latta.
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 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.
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, November 8 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – East Coast Blues with Debra Thornington
Next week, November 15 – 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/
The Bluesmobile with Elwood Blues, CHEZ FM 106.1
Sundays 6-7 pm; Wednesdays 11 pm – midnight
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. 
Friday, November 13
Lucas Haneman Express @ the Black Sheep, 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 14
Firebelly @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
fonograph @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, November 15
Wicked Grin hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
Dan Deslauriers @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Al Wood @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Wednesday, November 18
OBS Road To Memphis Fundraiser with the Lucas Haneman Express @ Irene’s, 8 pm
Saturday, November 21
Blues and Company @ Rob Roys, Smiths Falls
John Carroll @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, November 22
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
Saturday, November 28
Brothers Chaffey @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Wicked Grin @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, November 29
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
Zydeco Loco @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, December 4      
Blues and Company @ TNT Smokehouse, 8 pm
Saturday, December 5
Terry Gillespie Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 9 pm
Blues and Company @ Lock 17, Burritt’s Rapids
Friday & Saturday, December 11-12
MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, 8:30 pm
Saturday, December 12
Ball and Chain & the Wreckers @ Irene’s Pub
Sunday, December 13
Blues and Company @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, December 18
Blues and Company @ O’Reilly’s, Perth
Sunday, December 27
John Carroll & the Epic Proportions @ the Black Sheep Inn, 4:20 pm
Thursday, December 31
New Year’s Eve Bash with Wicked Grin @ Irene’s Pub

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