17 October 2016

Ottawa Blues This Week - 17 October 2016

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House Concert with Rick Fines
Friday, October 21; 8-10 pm; $25

For information and to purchase tickets, please contact: http://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Area-House-Concerts/events/234703793/?rv=ea1

Since first gaining attention and receiving JUNO and WC Handy Blues Awards nominations during his 15-year stint as part of the legendary Jackson Delta, he’s released four solo albums, another with his own Rick Fines Trio, and a critically acclaimed disc with fellow troubadour, Suzie Vinnick. 

Rick Fines, winner of multiple Maple Blues Awards (Solo Act of the Year twice and Songwriter of the Year) as well as receiving an astonishing eight other MBA nominations, crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. He engages audiences with captivating songs, diverse guitar styling and his signature vocal growl. 

Rick Fines’ new CD "Driving Home" is Number 3 on Stingray Music's Top 100 Blues Albums of 2015.
Road To Memphis Local Blues Band Challenge 2016
Brass Monkey, 250 Greenbank Road
Thursday, October 7 @ 7 pm; cover charge $10

FINALS lineup
          7:05 pm        Little Dog Blues Band
          7:40 pm        Bella Cat
          8:15 pm        Lyle Odjick and Northern Steam
          8:50 pm        Blues and Company
          9:25 pm        Blast From The Sun
         10:00 pm       Clint Everson Band
            CD Release for “Soul Fire” EP
Moose McGuire’s, 3320 McCarthy Road
Saturday, October 22 @ 8:30 pm

Ottawa-based band MYSTARA will hold a CD Release Party for their upcoming “SOUL FIRE” EP on Saturday, October 22nd!  The “SOUL FIRE” album will deliver a ‘Hefty’ dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll in contrast to their debut album, “Devil’s Paintbrush’, released last year at the NAC Fourth Stage, which was flavoured with R&B, Soul, and Roots influences.  

MYSTARA has enjoyed an active year, delivering many live performances around the Nation’s Capital, and has participated in several exciting music events including the Maiden Canada Rock Extravaganza, the Summer Breeze Song-writers Showcase, and the Ottawa Blues Society’s Road to Memphis Band Challenge 2016. 

To celebrate the release of SOUL FIRE, and to salute the oncoming Halloween Season, MYSTARA has planned an unconventional CD Release Party & Ghoulish Gala, which will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:30 pm at Moose McGuire’s, Ottawa’s home of the Roots & Rock Society. Guests are invited to come “dressed to kill” as a darker version of themselves by drawing inspiration from the “SOUL FIRE” album cover, a skull-spirit created by Ottawa photographer John Wenzel, of JJWenzel Images: Master of the Macabre!  

With special guest artists: PAIR OF ACES opening up the show with their acoustic magic, and Mystara revealing songs from her new “SOUL FIRE” EP, and also performing the dynamic originals from her debut album, this is sure to be one enchanted evening! 

Tickets for the Dinner Gala or for General Admission can be purchased online by following this link:
SAX-Oh-L­icious @ Blues On Tues
The Granary Beizli, Vankleek Hill ON
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7 pm; $10

This coming Tuesday we are presenting SAX-Oh-L­icious with guest musician Jody Golick.
Jody has joined us many times over the past 15 years at Blues on Tues and it will be great having him come and blow for us on Tuesday.
Information and reservations: 613) 678-0848
Blues On The Rideau presents
Laura Rain & the Caesars
Dinner & Show at
The Cove Country Inn, Westport ON
Friday, October 21; 7- 11 pm, $65
            Proceeds to Westport Library

Laura and her band have been veterans of the Detroit Soul/Blues/R&B scene for years. They hit the international map in 2014 with the release of two dynamite albums “Electrified” and “Closer” and followed it with another one this year, “Gold”. Laura is a classically trained singer/songwriter with a powerful, soulful voice who’s been compared to a young Aretha Franklin. Prior to forming Laura Rain & The Caesars she’d been bouncing back and forth between Detroit and Los Angeles singing in different bands. Then she met producer, songwriter and guitarist George Friend, another Detroit native who’s played with artists like Robert Gordon, The Sun Messengers and Janiva Magness. They decided they were going to rescue the Motown music legacy of the ‘60s and ‘70s from the ravages of time, neglect and electronic dance music. They pulled together some of the best musicians in Detroit and have been cranking it out ever since - retro-modern funk, soul, R&B with a bottom end forged in the steel mills – “Motown with muscle!” It’s their first visit to BOTR and we’re very pleased to have them!

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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Barry and The Blasters
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, November 21 @ 8:30 pm; $20

Barry and The Blasters is a group of eight Ottawa musicians who have been playing sold out shows in local clubs in the Ottawa area for over 10 years. The members come from a variety of musical backgrounds and experience but are, first and foremost, inspired by a love for blues and R&B music. Their repertoire ranges from Delta Blues and Chicago shuffles, to soul, R&B and the occasional pop cover. Band members decided at the outset to donate proceeds from ticket sales to community based charitable organizations and to date have raised over $75,000 for worthy causes. Proceeds from the upcoming gig at the Black sheep Inn will support the work of the Wakefield Community Emergency Fund.
Their website includes a few recordings and a link to their YouTube channel: 

Music by the Bay Live Presents
Mad Dogs and Englishmen - The Music of Joe Cocker & Leon Russell
St. Francis Centre, Ajax
Saturday, October 22 @ 8 pm; $65 advance

Returning to Music by the Bay Live by popular demand. A 14-piece band with two drummers, percussion, 5 singers, piano, organ and horns performing the classic songs from the award winning 1970 film of Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour. 

Juno Award winning producer Lance Anderson (who brought The Last Waltz to Ajax) has brought together another wonderful roster of Blues All Stars. Backed by a nine-piece band which includes two drummers, the rhythm this group creates is a freight train which will pick you up and drop you down at the Fillmore East in NYC. They come together to celebrate the music that Joe Cocker and Leon Russell threw together to fulfill a tour that almost didn’t happen. Cocker’s English band was not allowed into America, so at the last minute he asked Russell to assemble a group of musical all stars for a tour. Joe asked the right man, as Leon was one of the most connected studio musicians and songwriters in L.A. Part of the ‘Wrecking Crew’.
Advance tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com
Thursday, October 20
OBS Road To Memphis Finals @ the Brass Monkey, 7 pm
Friday, October 21
Al Tambay & Jansen Richard @ Whispers
Saturday, October 22
Al Wood Solo @ Bistro L'alambic, 307 Boul Saint Joseph in Gatineau, 7-9 pm
The Tony D Band @ the Rainbow, 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 23
The Clint Everson Band hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Blues and Company @ 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: 
            October 20 – Corey Sullivan
          October 27 – Ria Reece
          November 3 – Sherri Harding
          November 10 – Bill & Tonia Hearst
          November 17 – Scott Amey
          November 24 – Clint Everson
          December 1 – Mark Crissinger
          December 8 – Terry Owen
          December 15 – Elyssa Mahoney
          December 22 – Eric Walker
          December 29 – Southside Steve
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
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
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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Cabaret La Basoche, 120 Rue Principale, Gatineau QC
Friday October 28 @ 8 pm; tickets $34.50

Imagine Muddy Waters, Django Reinhardt and Tom Waits have a beer together. World-class musicians create a tasty mix of blues, folk and jazz in an inspiring show! Rob Lutes on acoustic guitar and vocals, Michael Emenau on vibraphone, Josh Zubot on violin and Ivanhoe Jolicoeur on trumpet.
Ray Montford
GigSpace, 953 Gladstone Avenue
Friday, November 4 @ 7:30 pm (doors @ 7 pm); $20

Composer/guitarist Ray Montford returns for a rare Ottawa performance at GigSpace.  Grab your tickets as his last show was sold out!

Like the human spirit, Ray Montford’s melodic original tunes are fueled by a wild and raw beauty, inspiring haunting sonic canvasses that are equally rich in imagery, as they are powerful. Whether playing finger style acoustic or electric reminiscent of blues/rock masters, Ray is a soulful player who lets his instrument sing, wringing emotion from every note and with a textured sound all his own.
For more music visit these links:
AUDIO – https://raymontford.bandcamp.com/music
VIDEO – http://raymontford.com/index.php/buy/videos
Philip Sayce
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday & Saturday, November 4-5

“One of rock’s best-kept secrets.” London Daily Star, UK
“Clapton, Page, Hendrix…Philip Sayce. The young guitarist reviving blues-rock.” – London Metro, UK
Bill Durst
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, November 5; $12

Back in the day, Bill Durst co-founded the band Thundermug which existed from 1970 to 2001 (with a few hiatus periods in that time). In 2009, he released the first of four blues/rock recordings on his independent Durstwerks label. About the most recent, “Good, Good Lovin’” released in November 2015, Bill says: “It’s a real kick ass blues rocker. It pumps and thumps and it blows my hat off. Can you tell I like it?”
Red Hot Blues
Creative Math & Music, 6-1064 Salk Rd, Pickering
Saturday, November 5 @ 7 pm; $40 advance, $50 at the door
Advance tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com

RED HOT BLUES is a unique fundraiser for the 4th Annual Durham West Blues Fest.

You’re invited to create your own work-of-art over cocktails as you’re guided by accomplished artist Monique Ra Brent. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). You just bring your fun loving friends and have a few cocktails to keep the spirits high and inhibitions to a minimum and we’ll make sure your inner Picasso is unleashed.” The event is fully licensed followed by an Open Mic Blues Jam.

The Durham West Blues Fest is a not for profit corporation with a purpose to promote, educate, and celebrate the art of the blues music genre and visual arts by hosting an annual festival and related events.  The 4th Annual Durham West Blues Fest will take place on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Ajax Downs.
Paul DesLauriers Band
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 11

Following up on the success of their self-titled album from 2014, The Paul DesLauriers Band returns with the aptly titled “Relentless”, a genuine blues-rock escapade featuring 10 new songs encompassing their most original and powerful work to date. Relentless indeed if you consider the pace at which the band has been working for the last two years with touring, writing and recording. The awards they keep racking up only confirm that hard work pays off. Adding to their multiple Maple Blues and Lys Blues awards and nominations they had a number one album on the iTunes Canada Blues Chart and in January 2016 they took home 2nd Place among 119 competing bands from around the world at the 32nd annual International Blues Challenge, held by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. Hot on the heels of that win they returned to Montreal to complete writing and recording Relentless and the result captures the very essence of The Paul DesLauriers Band.
Victor Wainwright              
Cabaret La Basoche, 120 Rue Principale, Gatineau QC
Thursday, November 10 @ 8 pm ***2nd show added***
Friday, November 11 @ 8 pm ***SOLD OUT***

2016 Blues Music Award Winner – BB King Entertainer Of The Year, Band Of The Year
2016 Contemporary Album Of The Year (Blues Blast)
2015 Boom Town Billboard Top 10 #5
2013 & 2014 Piano Player Of The Year (BMA)
Chuck Jackson & The All Stars
Avalon Lounge, Port Whitby Marina
301 Watson St W, Whitby ON
Friday, November 11@ 8 pm; $30 advance, $40 at the door
            Advance tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com

Chuck Jackson is the sort of openhearted, friendly guy who builds an instant rapport with audiences. He came to Downchild as their singer 24 years ago after a long career with a number of top Canadian bands. An Award-winning musician, who rates Big Joe Turner, Otis Redding and Junior Wells as major influences, Jackson is also is an excellent songwriter and harmonica player.

With Downchild he has been nominated for 4 JUNOS and has been nominated 7 times and won the Maple Blues Award, Male Vocalist of the Year twice. He was also honoured in 2002 with the Toronto Blues Society’s prestigious Blues With a Feeling Award, in 2012 he received the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2013 he was inducted to the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame and Mississauga Legends Row.
            CD Release Party “Time To Roll”
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 12 @ 9:30 pm
Sunday matinee, November 13 @ 4 pm **afternoon show!!**

About the new record:
It was recorded and mixed in just 3 weeks at Almonte ON’s Signal Path Studio with long-time collaborator and co-producer Ken Friesen. It has combined aspects of all 4 previous recordings and the band enlisted lyrical collaborators including Tom Wilson (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Lee Harvey Osmond, Junkhouse), Paul Reddick, Matthew Chaffey (The Split) and engineer & co-producer Ken Friesen (The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo) to complete the songs. The result is a raw snapshot of where the band has been and arrived in 8½ years of touring and recording. Kelly Prescott lends backing vocals two tracks otherwise, it’s all Tony. Steve and Matt.
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Sunday November 13 @ 4 pm

Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other worldly voice. Cigarette-ravaged and whiskey-soaked in the extreme, Martin’s pipes are capable of conveying an infinite range of emotions, bringing one to tears in one instance and in the next uplifting one’s soul with an empowered declaration of hope, faith and desire.

Released in February 2015, “Send The Nightingale” represents a quantum leap for both Martin and her group. As a vocalist her roots lie squarely within the wellspring of powerful, strong woman’s voices embodied by such forbears as Marion Williams, Mavis Staples, Etta James, Tina Turner, Bettye LaVette, Lucinda Williams and, perhaps most closely, Bonnie Bramlett. As a songwriter, she draws on black gospel and southern soul with a hint of roots country and sixties pop while her lyrics suggest an old soul with wisdom beyond her years.

While Martin is a powerhouse unto herself, “Send the Nightingale” is not the work of a single talent. In combination with what she likes to term her “co-vocalists,” Sherie Marshall and Stacie Tabb, the vocal blend Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated gospel-tinged, neuron-tingling magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts. Add to that guitarist Mikey McCallum’s Delta-inspired and mystery-inflected guitar lines and Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar emerge as one of the most powerful new artists to emerge on the roots music scene in many a year.
(excerpted from bio written by Rob Bowman)
Jonas & the Massive Attraction
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 18

It’s been quite a ride for Canadian rockers Jonas & The Massive Attraction since the release of their album “Big Slice” in 2010. The album hit Top 15 in sales nationally in Canada on the Nielsen SoundScan Sales Charts in its first week of release. With three chart topping rock radio singles, including their Top 10 hit ‘Big Slice’, Top 15 single ‘The Deep End’ and Top 20 song ‘Seize The Day’, the band was named one of the Top 10 “Most Played Artists” at Canadian rock radio on the Mediabase year-end radio charts for 2011. No small feat, considering they did it on their own indie label, Big Slice Records.
Trevor Finlay
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 19 @ 9 pm; $10

Ottawa native Country and Blues Rocker, Trevor Finlay has been based out of Nashville for quite some time now. So it is always a show-to-see when he comes home. His career has included releasing 4 studio albums and touring incessantly all over the world (from Canada coast to coast to Australia, parts of the US and Europe), opening for big-named acts (like James Brown, Kid Rock, John Hiatt, Johnny Winter and Booker T. and the MGs just to name a few), earning awards and nominations (2005 – Real Blues Magazine 11th Annual Awards – Best Canadian Blues/Rock Artist, Best Canadian Blues Band/Central, Top Canadian Blues Guitarist; 2002 – Toronto Blues Society’s MBA for “Male Vocalist of the Year”; 1999 – Toronto Blues Society’s MBA for “New Artist of the Year”), and becoming a regular guest on several popular morning radio shows.
C.R. Avery
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Sunday, November 20 @ 8:30 pm; $12 advance, $15 at the door

C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres – blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. He is a one-man band, but one for this generation; with the rare ability to sing poetic verse while beatboxing simultaneously while pounding the piano and adding harmonica like a plot twist. He sings!  He rhymes!  He beatboxes! He's a multi-instrumentalist!  

It probably goes without saying that, with his skills as a poet, he's also an amazing songwriter and his new album “All The Angels Didn’t Scare Me”, perhaps more than any other, is a major showcase for his songwriting chops. This was about going back to the traditions of music being a form of journalism for the poor and working classes. It's a contemporary singer-songwriter album, touching on everything from poverty, brokenness and gentrification to Hollywood archetypes and casual relationships -- and it's backed at times by a massive-yet-accessible wall of sound courtesy of Ben Mink and Steve Dawson.
(Info from Heather Kitching)
The Karen Lovely Band
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Tuesday, November 22 @ 8pm; $5 

Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene out of the Pacific Northwest like Stack O' Lee's .44, placing 2nd at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by three 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations for Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist, Best Contemporary Blues Album and Best Song for her sophomore release “Still The Rain”.

With the release of her latest album “Ten Miles Of Bad Road” (released 10/13/15), Lovely has established herself as a singer/songwriter with a style uniquely her own. She's been nominated for a prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" and in December, won a 2015 Blues411 "Jimi" Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist."

Known for her passionate, driven performances, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Lovely's standout performances have garnered awards and critical acclaim at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Thursday, November 24 @ 9 pm; $20/25 

Shawn Holt is the son of Blues Legend Magic Slim. The high energy, hard-driving sound of The Teardrops is still alive and well and if you like what Magic Slim and The Teardrops have been doing for the last 35 years, you can continue to enjoy that unique sound and energy with Shawn Holt, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad's band.

Shawn started playing the blues at the age of 17, when he went on the road with this father and Slim's brother, Uncle Nick Holt and The Teardrops. Shortly after that tour with his father, Shawn realized his genetic destiny (all the Holt's are talented musicians) and formed his own band. He has been watching, learning and playing blues ever since.

Shawn Holt and The Teardrops are winners for Best New Artist Debut - Daddy Told Me by the Blues Foundation (BMA) 2014. And also won the 2014 Blues Blast Music Award for New Artist Debut Album - Daddy Told Me.
The Last Waltz – 40th Anniversary Celebration
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 25

One more time in support of the Ottawa Foodbank, The Bushpilots are again hosting a tribute to The Band's Last Waltz, perhaps the greatest concert film in history, this time to honour the 40th anniversary of this legendary event. Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Last Waltz was a document of The Band's final concert at San Francisco's Winterland ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976. Joining The Band was an all-star line-up of special guests including Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, and many more of the icons who created and breathed American music.

The Bushpilots were blessed to be joined by a Who's Who of Ottawa talent in 2013 and 2014 performing before an SRO crowd at the Rainbow Bistro, and we promise this year will be the biggest and baddest yet. Joining the BPs will be, as always, The Cripple Creek Horns.
Thanks to the legendary Rainbow Bistro for once again providing the venue for what will be our 13th Annual Xmas Bash. Ticket details and special guests to be announced in October.
LAST WALTZ 40th Anniversary Celebration
Rainbow's 32nd Anniversary Party 
With David Gogo
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 26

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 has previously won WCMAs for Musician Of The Year in 1999 and Blues Recording Of The Year in 2012 for the album Soul Bender.
Wild T & the Spirit
            Opening – Crunchy Flower
Moose McGuire’s, 3320 McCarthy Road
Saturday, November 26

A power trio from Toronto, Canada that just know how to rock! Mixing the styles of blues, rock, funk & reggae, the band has thrilled & captivated audiences all over North America & Europe for the past 25 years! Guitarist/lead vocalist Wild T is joined on stage by bassist/vocalist Guenther Kapelle and drummer Dave Langguth. ‘Wild T & the Spirit’ continues to rock everywhere they go!
Harpdog Brown
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, October 21

Canada's premier 'old school' harp wizard has never sounded better. Harpdog swings on “Travelin' With The Blues” supported by mature, understated players surrounded by a warm production sound. Harpdog's effortless vocal delivery is a rare and natural gift. 
Kingstown NEW Mississippi
Royal Tavern, 344 Princess Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, October 22 @ 9 pm; no cover

On drums: Gary "Zap King" Lavallee
On badassbass: DUKE
On lead guitar: Earl "Street Corner" Coleman
On vocals & rhythm guitar: F.R. Freddie Vendetta
WARNING – spontaneous dancing may occur
Big Phat Horn Band
RCHA Club 193 Ontario St.
Saturday, October 29, 9 pm – midnight; $15 @ the RCHA Club
and @ the door (if not sold out)
If you haven’t seen this band – they are a must see – a do not miss show!
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, November 5

Soulstack is undoubtedly one of the best bands that we have ever had perform for us here at KBS. Multiple Maple Blues Awards nominees and award winners including best Electric Act. Featuring Jonathan Knight on lead and vocals with Tom Bona (Maple Blues best Drummer and past drummer for Sue Foley and David Wilcox), Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson on bass, Mark Wessenger on keyboards and Chris Latta on a variety of baritone guitars and other instruments, this band is smoking hot and incredibly tight. Whether singing inspirational Gospel, soaring soul or hard driving blues this bands will have you dancing and singing all night long and will leave you astonished at just how good a band can really be. We have had many great artists and bands that featured great artists but Soulstack is definitely one of, if not the best, all round bands that we have ever presented.
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, November 19
Jerome Godboo
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, November 25
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 Mondays, 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, October 23 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – OBS Road To Memphis with Liz Sykes
Next week, October 30 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Hallowe’en Blues with Blues Bud Brent

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 Saturday 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 29
Brothers Chaffey @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Lucas Haneman Express CD release @ Irene’s
Sunday, October 30
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 6
Brian Downey hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 20
Clint Everson hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 27
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Sunday, December 4
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm

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