05 September 2016

Ottawa Blues This Week - 5 September 2016

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Voyage LaBelle Vie presents the
2nd Blues Cruise on the Ottawa River
Departure at the Quai des Artistes - Jacques-Cartier Street, Gatineau
Saturday, September 10; 7 pm – 10 pm; $50

An evening with Steve Hill.
Reservations: Andre Labelle 829-332-1851
George Buys
The Branch, Kemptville ON
Friday, September 9

Catch the show by Kemptville's own blues man, George Buys at the Branch, Friday, September 9.
TOM: Songs From A Drunken Piano
The Black Sheep Inn, 753 Riverside Drive, Wakefield QC
Friday, September 9 @ 9:30 pm; advance tickets available
contact steveberndtjazz@yahoo.com

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. Tom Waits is one of a kind and this show promises to be the same!

Vocal Christine Fagan
Bass/Guitar/Cello/Accordion/Bamjo Ken Kanwisher
Vocal/Trombone/Synth Steve Berndt
Vocal/Piano/Accordion Megan Jerome
Drums/Clarinet/Vocal Mike Essoudry
Guitar/Bass/Saw Chris Breitner
The Back Beat
Buster’s Bar & Grill, 2525 Carling Avenue (Lincoln Fields Mall)
Friday, September 9 @ 9:30 pm

From Tom Rowe: We trust everyone enjoyed the nice summer weather. A quick note to let you know the Back Beat Band will be returning to action on Friday, Sept 9 at Buster's Bar and Grill in the Lincoln Fields Mall, 2525 Carling Avenue. We get underway at 9:30 PM. In case you have never been to Buster's, the pub offers a wide variety of menu items and lots of free parking. The room is spacious and sounds good - a great venue for live music, with lots of room for dancing.
We hope you can join us!  
The Jivewires
Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, September 10 @ 9:30 pm; $10

The Jives come into Irene's for a fall performance geared to the college crowd with a run through of our own tunes including songs from our recent release “Drive Me Sane” and the songs placed in the movie “Prisoners Of Time”. We'll end the night with a Vegas style “blue set” by playing our more risqué tunes! The Jives put on a high energy show of original songs inspired by the great "jump blues" artists of the late ‘40s and early ‘50s like Louis Jordan and wild swing masters like Cab Calloway. With an emphasis on groove, improvisation and social satire, The Jivewires will get you jumpin' like never before!

Brian Asselin tenor sax
Jeff Asselin drums
Steve Berndt trombone/vocal
“Dr” Dave Foster guitar
Tyler Harris alto sax
Ed Lister trumpet
Alex Mastronardi bass
Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle
Port Credit ON
September 9-11
With David Vest & the Willing Victims, Fathead, Johnny Rawls, Soulsville - the Music of STAX, Cecile Doo-Kingué Blackburn and more
Friday, September 9
The Back Beat @ Buster’s Bar & Grill, 9 pm
Saturday, September 10
The Jivewires @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 11
Clint Everson Band hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 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 8 – Niel Barrington
          September 15 – Jamieson McKay
          September 22 – Shannon Eddy
          September 29 – Dean Dupuis
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 BAND 
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
101.9 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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Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle
Port Credit ON
September 9-11
With David Vest & the Willing Victims, Fathead, Johnny Rawls, Soulsville - the Music of STAX, Cecile Doo-Kingué Blackburn and more

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Fredericton NB
September 13-18
With Keith Hallett, Hot Toddy, Robert Cray and more

Wasaga Beach Blues Festival
Wasaga Beach ON
September 17-18
With Al Lerman, Mark ‘Bird’ Stafford, Kim Pollard, Paul James and more

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
Studebaker John & the Hawks
The Woodlawn Inn, 420 Division Street, Cobourg, ON
Friday, September 16 @ 6 pm

Studebaker John Grimaldi was born in Chicago in 1952 and heard the blues firsthand from Big Walter Horton, "One-Armed" John Wrencher, Johnny Littlejohn and other regulars on Maxwell Street. "I can remember a time when you could see Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, he'd play in his own club, Hound Dog Taylor would always be around Maxwell Street. J.B. Hutto, too. Being able to see them perform live was breathtaking. I'm basically self-taught and I'd pick things up by just watching them."

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.
Paul Reddick
Son of Dave
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, September 16 @ 8:30 pm

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.”

Son of Dave isn't you're average blues musician. He's an international cult Bluesman on a mission to save your musical soul from atrophy. It would be an easy game, sticking to cliché’s and playing a circuit of guitar-solo lovin', middle-aged divorcees. No disrespect to the working man's blues circuit, but this one-man harmonica & beat-box genius beats his own path, turning rhythm and blues upside down and gathering a huge international army of devoted fans from all walks of life. Son of Dave – born Benjamin Darvill – is half a century old now, and started out in the blues + biker bars of Canadian mid-western city Winnipeg, but has been based in the UK for 20 years. With a CV as long as your arm and a briefcase full of naughty tricks, he is on the road again in 2016 and still hasn't reached top speed. He's a long distance Bluesman, not a quick burner. He'll still be going strong through his next fifty years no doubt. It's YOU that has to catch him before sinking into your old age.
Cecile Doo-Kingué
& Wicked Grin
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, September 17 @ 8:30 pm

An exceptional stage presence, guitarist / singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the USA, France, and is now an adopted Montrealer. Cécile Doo-Kingué isn’t just another token “chick” guitarist; her talents are measured not by gender lines, but by the fact that she is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada’s current roster of great guitarists. Powerful and raw, Cécile Doo-Kingué’s guitar prowess, lyrics, and sound make for enthralling and intimate communion.

Building on the success of their sophomore album “Shame On Me” released in 2013, and following their 2014 Maple Blues Award for Best New Group, Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin released “Stormy Water” in November 2015. Featuring 11 road-tested tracks, 10 of which were written by Kinsley, this tight group of experienced musicians have stepped up their game. “Stormy Water” features spirited upbeat, danceable numbers while expanding on the heavier and grittier sound the band has been developing over the past few years. “Stormy Water” was named Best Canadian Blues Rock Album of 2015 by the Blues Underground Network and bassist Leigh-Anne Stanton was named The Maple Blues Awards “Bassist of the Year” for 2015.
Jack de Keyzer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, September 17 @ 9:30 pm

2X Juno Winner and 7X Maple Blues Winner, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and band leader, Jack de Keyzer's latest CD is a live recording, “Voodoo Boogie”. Catch the live show at the Rainbow.
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.
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. 
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”.
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”.
Raoul and the Big Time
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, September 10

In 1999, Raoul and The Big Time were awarded the Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year and in 2007 were voted NOW Magazine’s Best Toronto Blues Band.
The Big Time is comprised of multiple award winning musicians, Terry Wilkins (Bass for Lighthouse and Rough Trade) on upright bass, Tom Bona (Maple Blues Winner best drummer – drummer for Soulstack) on drums and Darren Gallen (Mighty Duck Blues Band) on guitar. The band is fronted by musician and actor. Raoul Bhaneja
Raoul has played and recorded with Junior Watson (Big Mama Thorton) Larry Taylor (Canned Heat, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Monkees) Rusty Zinn, Curtis Salgado, Richard Innes, Johnny Sansone and many other blues greats.
Raoul has appeared in over 75 films including appearing opposite Michael Douglas in The Sentinel (also with Keifer Sutherland and Kim Bassinger) and TV shows Rookie Blue, Nikita, Murdoch Mysteries, Flashpoint and many others.
Check these great videos out
Studebaker John
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, September 17

Legendary Chicago Blues Journeyman, John is the real deal, a true Chicago blues legend in his own right. John has gigged and recorded with every Chicago Blues Legend you can think of … one of the best houserockin' Chicago Blues Guitarists there is. It is a privilege and an honor for KBS to have this blues legend perform for us (this is his second KBS appearance).

"I got to gig with John one time. It was so incredible to play with the "Real Deal". His band is fantastic as well. Don't miss Studebaker John if he comes within 500 miles of your place!"...Jimmy Bowskill

Go here to have a listen to the endless list of great Studebaker John songs
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, September 23
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
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 11 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – New Blues with Liz Sykes
Next week, September 18 – 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.
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.
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, September 17
Annual Hank Williams Birthday Bash with Ball & Chain and the Wreckers @ Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
Sunday, September 18
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Friday, September 23
River City Junction @ Irene’s
Sunday, September 25
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
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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