28 November 2016

Ottawa Blues This Week - 28 November 2016

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Jack de Keyzer
The Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, December 3

"Jack is the master of live performance. If you’ve never seen him live, you’ve missed out on a Canadian icon. Fortunately, “Voodoo Boogie” will let you in on what it’s like to experience Jack at his best. All in all, this is a must have CD. It’s Jack De Keyzer as Canada’s king of the blues guitar. " Ken Wallis 101.5 FM The Hawk
The Weber Brothers
            With The Fathers of Modern Rocketry
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, December 3

Ryan and Sam Weber left their Baltimore, MD home one night as teenagers, with the aim of meeting their idol, rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins, and ten hours later showed up at his doorstep. “The Hawk”, the elder statesman of rock whose former protégés (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, et al.) went on to reshape music history as “The Band”, was duly impressed by the pair’s immense raw talent, and promptly invited them to audition for his storied backing band, The Hawks. Mere months later, after surviving the intense musical apprenticeship of his fabled “Rock ‘n’ Roll Bootcamp,” they were in: full-blooded Hawks. By the ages of 18 and 21 they had already performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Jeff Healey and David Wilcox to name a few.
Over the past 15 years they’ve recorded 10 independent albums and toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

These days they are joined onstage by “The Browne Sound”, young hot-shot drummer Marcus Browne and his multi-instrumentalist brother Rico Browne, alongside extraordinary guitarist Emily Burgess and 3-time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion, Prufrock Shadowrunner, creating a group dynamic that is as unique as it is powerful.
Lucas Haneman Express
CD Release “Tearing Up The Rails”
            Opening act – Blues and Company
The Rainbow, 76 Murray Street
Friday, December 2 @ 9 pm; $10

Come on out to the Rainbow on December 2nd for Lucas Haneman Express's 2nd album release "Tearing Up The Rails"! This album is full of surprises with some tracks being recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. It also features Maple Blues Award winner Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk) on harp and Jesse Whiteley (24th Street Wailers) on keys and organ.

The LH Express can't wait to share all their new music with you!
The Neighbourhood Pub,
Friday, December 2 @ 7 pm; $20

JUNO Award Nominee and Billboard Top 10 Blues artist JW-Jones tours constantly, and is known for his high-energy live shows. He’s released nine albums, and performed in twenty-three countries and four continents.
JW’s latest release “High Temperature” was named the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Top 10. From the liner notes: “Acclaimed Nashville producer Colin Linden takes Jones into new territory with warm, analog-driven tones, and a wide-range of material. His evolution as a musician and vocalist shine through on this record like never before. Real songs, real playing by real people, and JW is the real deal.” – Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones)
JW plays his last Ottawa show of the year this Friday, December 2 at the Neighbourhood Pub. An opportunity to hear an amazing show and pick up the new CD … makes a great Christmas gift!
A Very Bluesy Christmas
Moose McGuire’s, 3220 McCarthy Road
Saturday, December 3; $10 cover

Rock and Roots Society's "A Very Bluesy Xmas Party" Fundraiser for those in need at the Food Bank
Many artists perform in this early evening 5pm - 11pm show...come out for the first Xmas Dinner of the year, $2 from every Xmas dinner special purchased will be donated to the food bank.
Bring a can of food along to further support the food bank!
Raffle Prizes and Drink Specials all day long!

Live Music by:
Clint Everson Band
Crunchy Flower
Northern Steam
Lucas Hanneman
Fredy Carrier
and other musical special guests!

The evening starts off at 5 pm with a jam featuring all the artists from all the bands!
Come out and support a good cause and have a great time! Merry Christmas to you all!
Friday, December 2
Al Tambay @ the Royal Oak, Orleans
JW-Jones @ the Neighbourhood Pub, 7 pm
Lucas Haneman Express CD release @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Saturday, December 3
Al Tambay & Jansen Richard @ the Water Front Gastro, Carleton Place
Sunday, December 4
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Wicked Grin @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Sunday Sessions with Bumpin’ Binary @ Irene’s Pub
(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: 
          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
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 **CANCELLED**
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
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

Please visit and LIKE us on Facebook and Twitter
Little Dog Blues Band
La Brass Aylmer, 200 Principale, Aylmer QC
Friday, December 9 @ 10 pm

Join us for a night of rockin' blues at Aylmer's PREMIERE live music joint, LA BRASS! We'll be dishing out some of your favourite blues and blues based rock, plus a bunch of Little Dog originals and bluesified tunes. Cover at the door, dance floor is open, beverages will be flowin', and we can't wait to hit the stage!
Music By The Bay Live Presents
Albert Cummings
St. Francis Centre, Ajax ON
Friday, December 9 @ 8 pm

Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton (Double Trouble) volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released “From the Heart”.  B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great guitarist.”
Advance tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com
LIVE at the Black Sheep
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, December 16 @ 8:30 pm

MonkeyJunk returns to beautiful Wakefield, QC to play once again at the legendary Black Sheep Inn. This show will be a special one in that the band will open the show for itself! That's right - the first set will be an all-acoustic set by the 'Junk and then the second set will be an all-out sound spanking as per usual! The band will be playing songs from the recently released “Time To Roll” as well as songs from the previous 4 albums and a few holiday faves too! All 5 albums will be available for sale on CD and we'll have our 4th release, “Moon Turn Red” available on vinyl! T-shirts, hoodies, toques and more will also be available for your last minute holiday shopping!
The Split @ Irene’s Pub; $30 advance
Party favours & midnight champagne included
Doors @ 8 pm; music starts @ 10 pm
The Tony D Band! Electrified! @ 9 pm
Big Phat Horn Band
Special Christmas Show
RCHA Club 193 Ontario St
Friday December 9 @ 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 10 @ 2:30 PM

Featuring Kingston’s 4 Divas
If you haven’t seen this band – they are a must see – a do not miss show!
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, December 4 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Blues Women & New Blues with Liz Sykes
Next week, December 11 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES with Blues Bud Brent

Sundays, 7-8 pm: INSIDE THE BLUES
(Repeated Tuesdays, 8-9 am & Fridays 2-3 pm)
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.
NPR from Canton NY
For those who live south of the city, OBS member Bob Cavan notes that the National Public Radio (NPR) radio signal at 89.5 FM in Canton NY comes in pretty strong in Manotick. Bob recommends two shows in particular. Bob says “The Blue Note” Tuesdays 3 pm-5 pm, and “The Radio Bob Show” Wednesdays 3 pm-5 pm are both excellent shows – blues, ‘50s & ‘60s, rock & roll, R&B.
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, December 10
Terry Gillespie @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Joe Gaspar Band @ McCloskey’s, Chesterville, 9 pm
Sunday, December 11
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Sunday, December 18
Wicked Grin hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Friday, December 23
Dutch Mason Tribute @ Irene’s Pub
Saturday, January 21
Ball & Chain & the Wreckers @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield, 9 pm


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