19 September 2016

Ottawa Blues This Week - 19 September 2016

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the venue to confirm the show!
Ross Neilsen - In The Bar(n)
Dinner and a Show – Matinee – private party
Sunday, September 25, doors at 4 pm, show at 4:30 pm

For those of you who had the pleasure of seeing him in The Bar(n) two years ago, you know what we are talking about! The dance floor was packed for the entire show. This time Ross is flying solo and, from experiencing his solo show first hand it's a must see. The phenomenal guitar playing, storytelling and song writing will absolutely entertain you like nothing else.

Come and experience this day with us. Live music during the day, dinner and still home in time to enjoy your evening. Following the amazing show will be a buffet Mexican build your own taco meal. Within gluten free and vegetarian options available.

COST - $18 - all proceeds to the artist as this is 100% nonprofit, plus donation of $2 for all beverages. This is a first come first serve basis so don't wait!!

To purchase tickets, contact Angel Turenne at angelturenne@hotmail.com
The Chateau Lafayette's world famous Tuesday night Open Mic 10th Birthday          
42 York Street in the Byward Market
Tuesday, September 20 @ 9 pm

The World Famous Tuesday Night Open Mic, presented by Ottawa's oldest tavern, The Chateau Lafayette, will be turning 10 years old on September 20, 2016!! Started in 2006 by local music sensation John Carroll, the World Famous Tuesday Night Open Mic has long been a staple for countless musicians in Ottawa and beyond, becoming renowned for its groovy vibe, fun and supportive atmosphere and great variety of musical talent. Bands and solo acts such as Ottawa's Catriona Sturton, The Noisy Locomotive, Claude Munson, MTL's The Magic Man and Halifax's Mushkat have graced The Laff's open mic stage. Known or unknown, the talent and variety of music that flows across the stage on any given night is spectacular and engaging.  The absurd prize giveaways during intermissions are also a fan favourite!

To celebrate 10 fabulous years of open stage, The Chateau Lafayette will be holding a semi-formal event, hosted by John Carroll & Birdie Whyte (who is our current host). Get dressed up, and help us celebrate the best musical variety show in the city! Prizes from the night will span the spectrum from excellent vintage choices, game tickets, beer swag and more!! We’ll be hosting a raffle, with the proceeds going to the Food Bank, in addition to our usual game: pick Birdie's ever changing favorite color!

There will be a pre-sign up on the Tuesday night prior at The World Famous Tuesday Night Open Mic for this special night only. There will be a few spots open for walk-ins on the night of as well. Donations in change or non-perishable food item to the Ottawa Food Bank will get you in the door. So will your adherence to the semi-formal dress code!

Come celebrate 10 fine years of live home grown music at Ottawa's oldest tavern, The Chateau Lafayette!  
Blues on the Rideau Presents
Spencer MacKenzie
Dinner & Show at
The Cove Country Inn, Westport ON
Friday, September 23; 7- 11 pm, $65
            Proceeds to Rideau Vista and St. Edwards Elementary Schools

When you hear Spencer MacKenzie sing and play guitar, it’s hard to believe that such a young man (he just turned 17!) can play the Blues with so much skill, passion and depth. He is an “old soul in a young body”. His debut album “Infected With The Blues” is already earning rave reviews and getting major airplay. He’s also landed some prestigious festival gigs this summer including Kitchener Bluesfest, the West Coast Blues Festival, Southside Shuffle and the Canal Bank Shuffle) and won the Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search in July 2016. And the Blues Foundation in Memphis has awarded him a scholarship to attend a Blues Camp in Chicago. Spencer is backed by a great young band - not one is over the age of 21! - and will be joined by a special guest, Hamilton guitarist Brant Parker for this show (Brant has helped mentor Spencer). I predict a great career ahead for this young man. Come and see him LIVE before he gets famous so you can say “I saw him when”.

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com  

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Keith Hallett
Kaffé 1870, Wakefield ON
Friday, September 23

Keith Hallett has been touring back and forth across Canada for the last 7 years. He has developed his own unique blues and old time style. So check him out some time. Eh. 
Grievous Angel
With Kelly Prescott & Anders Drerup
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, September 24 @ 8:30 pm

Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons is a theatrical concert about the man who pioneered the Americana alt-country rock genre.
Joe Gaspar Band
McCloskey’s Pub, Chesterville ON
Saturday, September 24: 9 pm – midnight

Joe Gaspar Band first time appearing in Chesterville at famous McCloskey's pub in this old timer hotel. You can have a night out close to Ottawa, rooms are available upstairs the bar. Come enjoy some blues-rock, good drinks, pool table and all and you can have your nap upstairs or drive safe home :).
Friday, September 23
River City Junction @ Irene’s
Al Tambay & Jansen Richard @ Whispers
Saturday, September 24
Al Tambay & Jansen Richard @ the Waterfront Bistro, Carleton Place
Sunday, September 25
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Phoenix @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
(almost) EVERY WEEK
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, 8 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. 
Hosted by Corky Kealey and Vince Halfhide.
Special guests: 
            September 22 – Shannon Eddy
          September 29 – Dean Dupuis
          October 6 – Vince Halfhide
          October 13 – Jason Bailey
          October 20 – Corey Sullivan
          October 27 – Ria Reece
Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
“… February 11, was the third anniversary of weekly jazz jams at the Brookstreet Hotel's Options Jazz Lounge in Kanata – and the HML Trio will be keeping the music going, as they have from the beginning.
There are not many jams that last without a break for that long, and with the same host band. But the Ottawa jazz trio – Jamie Holmes on drums, Alex Moxon on guitar, and J.P. Lapensée on electric bass – has built a steady following for the Thursday jam, week in and week out.”
Check out the full article on this jam at
Roddy Ellias
Caveau Mediterranean, 1638 Bank Street
Every Saturday night
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.
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)
24th Edition of Virée Blues Boréale
Coming in September 2016.
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 ON
Dinner & Show Fundraisers
Once a month 7-11 pm; $65
Full Bios, links to artists’ websites and YOU TUBE videos at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca
Visit www.coveinn.com for info about the Inn

Blues on the Rideau 2016-17 Lineup
Sept 23 – From Ridgeway ON - SPENCER MACKENZIE BAND
Oct 21 - From Detroit - LAURA RAIN & THE CAESARS
Nov 18 - From Oregon - KAREN LOVELY
Jan 20 - From Toronto/Austin, Texas - THE 24th STREET WAILERS
Feb 17 - From Toronto - THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS
April 21 - From Toronto - JEROME GODBOO BAND 
May 12 - From Vankleek Hill, ON - TERRY GILLESPIE BAND 

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 Jacob’s Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.ca
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com
Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

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Canal Bank Shuffle
Thorold ON
October 13-16
With Toronzo Cannon, John Primer & the Real Deal Band, Johnny Max, Harrison Kennedy, Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin and more
Steve Groves & guest Carolyn Fe
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, Kanata
Wednesday, September 28 @ 8 pm

Steve Groves and guest Carolyn Fe bring on a Blues Duo to the swanky Options Jazz Lounge. The warm, sophisticated lounge is a cosmopolitan interior, boasting thought-provoking architecture, juxtaposed with bright windows offering panoramic views of the spacious patio and adjoining Marshes Golf Course. It’s also an ideal spot for after-work aperitifs or an enjoyable evening of great music and great food!
Paul Reddick
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, September 30

Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick on of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. For over 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the art form to new frontiers with his rapacious, deep vocals, masterful harmonica playing and song writing. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are his weapon of choice and when he sings, it is near impossible not to listen and get lost within the songs, right alongside him and illustrating what the influential British magazine Mojo described as his “wayward brilliance.”
Music By The Bay Live presents
The MacKenzie Blues Band
Avalon Lounge, Port Whitby Marina, Whitby ON
Friday, September 30; $30 advance
            Advance tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com

The MacKenzie Blues Band – BLUES ROCK on Fire!
Cabaret Seating …. Bring your dancing shoes!
The Nylons Farewell Show
Shenkman Arts Centre, Harold Shenkman Hall, Orleans ON
Friday, September 30 @ 8 pm

Having harmonized through our hearts for four decades, The Nylons had popularized the a cappella genre well before the likes of Glee. Touring since 1978, this multi-Juno winning vocal group is singing goodbye with their Farewell Show. This is one last chance to watch the legendary group perform jazz, pop and soul hits. 

Pioneers of the crossover and the mashup, these men give catchy favourites new life with creative arrangements. The act showcases the incredible voices of its tenors, bass and baritones for a sound that will have you wondering where they hid all those instruments. Hear joyful renditions of Beatles and Carole King classics, snap along to their original tunes, and experience the doo-wop classic “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” performed live on stage by a national treasure. 
Suzie Vinnick
The Valley Food & Drink Company, Calabogie ON
Saturday, October 1, 8-11 pm; $10

Multiple Maple Blues awards winner and Juno award nominee Suzie Vinnick performs here on our stage in Calabogie. She is a showcase of raw rootsy talent with powerful front and centre singing. A concert not to miss. Why not come early for dinner as well?

Keith Hallett
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, October 12 @ 8 pm

Keith Hallett has been touring back and forth across Canada for the last 7 years. He has developed his own unique blues and old time style. So check him out some time. Eh. 
24th Street Wailers
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, October 14 @ 8:30 pm

Back in November we had the very talented Rheal and Debbie Doucette take video of our show at The Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa, Ontario. We will be releasing a few select tunes from the night! This is the first of the bunch. Enjoy!
The 24th Street Wailers are back in the National Capital on Friday, October 14 @ the Black Sheep Inn.
John Primer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, October 15 @ 9:30 pm

As the title of his critically acclaimed Atlantic Records CD suggests, Grammy Award and Blues Music Award Nominee, John Primer is truly “The Real Deal.” At 8 years old, John borrowed his first guitar and started to strum. Before that he played a homemade guitar built on the wall of the house with a broom wire, 2 nails, and 2 rocks to make it tight. With the sounds of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Little Milton, Elmore James, BB & Albert King reverberating through his Grandmother Laura Nell’s tube radio, John was instantly hooked. Early inspiration came from his family steeped in spiritual, gospel, blues and R&B tradition. As a young boy John’s mother knew he would be a singer, “he came out singing” she would say. John first appeared on stage at the local Baptist church, in his hometown of Camden Mississippi.
David Gogo
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Sunday, October 16 @ 4:20 pm

The success of Gogo's latest album “Vicksburg Call” continues with him being nominated for a 2016 Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Artist Of The Year. This follows a Juno nomination earlier in the year. Gogo will be attending the award ceremonies October 13th in Regina after extensive touring across the country at various festivals and concerts throughout the summer and fall. Gogo has previously won WCMAs for Musician Of The Year in 1999 and Blues Recording Of The Year in 2012 for the album Soul Bender”.
Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang
The Woodlawn Inn, 420 Division Street, Cobourg, ON
Sunday, October 16 @ 6 pm

Legendary sax player and band leader for Howlin’ Wolf. Band also features Eddie’s guitar shredding son Vaan Shaw on Guitar. 

Dinner and Show. Fantastic food with world class Blues. Tickets are $65 plus HST for dinner and show. Only 67 tickets are sold to these events and they sell out.  Contact the Woodlawn for tickets and reservations.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue
Sunday October 23 @ 8 pm; advance tickets $35-39.50 + service charges

Charles Bradley has made a name for himself as a riveting live performer. By now, Charles Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well documented: how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabriel Roth. The documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America, directed by Poull Brien, follows Bradley’s extraordinary journey during the electrifying and transformative months leading up to the release of debut album “No Time for Dreaming”. It was followed by his triumphant second album, 2013’s “Victim of Love”, and earlier this year he released his third album, “Changes”.
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, September 23; tickets $10
            Reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca or by calling 613 384-8168 
Also available at the RCHA Club

If you like your blues intimate and warm, then Jennis is a must see show.

Dennis Gaumond plays a variety of guitars, harp, foot drums and banjo.  Dennis is as good a guitar player as there is and he has played in bands that have opened for and played with Eric Burdon and the Animals, Humble Pie, James Cotton, Phil Guy, Mel Brown and many others.

Jen Gilmour started out playing bass in the very successful punk rock band Dropdeadbeats that got lots of play on Much Music. From there Jen went on to play in several funk, rock and hip hop bands that played all over North America. She is an extremely talented and accomplished multi-instrumentalist. Jen plays bass guitar (stand up and electric) cello, didgeridoo, flute, jaw harp and a few other unique instruments.
                                                                                                                                  Together this talented duo play some the most beautiful and creative music. Their blues finds its roots in early style blues and in the later styles of JJ Cale. But their influences go way beyond that and include African and Middle East music as well as Reggae, Rock, Funk, Bluegrass and Classical, in fact they touch on almost every style of music they can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWBsXu0OHAY – beautiful – could bring tears to your eyes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9ypzk1Ey20  - foot stomping – hand clapping rag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dOAhDafVpY  - Chain of Fools – Jen on the didgeridoo
Big Phat Horn Band
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, September 24
Jack de Keyzer
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday & Saturday, September 30-October 1
Just a reminder that you can get links to all the artist’s web pages and to some of their music videos directly from the KBS web site http://www.kingstonbluessociety.ca/
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 info, please contact Kingston Blues Society
DAWGFM.com Blues 24/7 on the internet

Sundays, 8-9 pm: Ottawa Blues Society DAWG’ON BLUES
(Repeated Tuesdays, 2-3 pm and Thursdays, 8-9 am)
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, Canadian talent and international blues talent.
This week, September 25 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – New Discoveries with Larry Deszcz
Next week, October 2 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Pennsylvania Blues Festival with Liz Sykes

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.
Wednesdays: 9-11 pm
In A Mellow Tone
Hosted by Bernard Stepien, Ron Steeds, Allan Wigney, Jean-Michel Labatut and Aidian Thomas, ‘In A Mellow Tone’ introduces listeners to the entire history of jazz, from its beginnings to the latest innovations. Every program has a focus; on a musician, a city, a festival, an instrument, a record label or on recent releases. The hosts draw on their large personal CD and LP collections to supplement CKCU's extensive resources.
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.
Unsung and On The Side
With Carolyn Fe
Tuesdays, 7-9 pm
Re-broadcast Saturdat 10 am – noon & Sunday 2-4 pm (all times EST)
It’s all about the Blues, Jazz and its derivatives from around the globe and just around the corner. Songs rarely heard, from the very first recordings all the way to indie artists who consciously push the envelope to the next generation sounds of the genre; some older releases will be spun - just because the album in old, doesn't mean it's forgotten, thus the "On The Side" part of the show's title. 
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. 
"Spektakel" with MissRepresentIT
Airs on Radio Tonkuhle
Every 2nd Saturday of the month @ 11 am EST
Live stream on www.tonkuhle.de
Infos and and playlists are on her blog at www.abroadcom.net
Saturday, October 1
Victor Nesrallah with Keith Snider @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
The Back Beat @ the Carleton Tavern,
Friday, October 7
Back Talk Organ Trio @ Irene’s
Friday, October 14
JW-Jones @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Saturday, October 29
Lucas Haneman Express CD release @ Irene’s

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