25 January 2017

Ottawa Blues This Week - 25 January 2017

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Canadian blues artists from coast-to-coast were honoured by their peers at the 20th Annual  Maple Blues Awards gala in Toronto on January 23 as a crowd of blues lovers gathered to celebrate Canadian blues at Koerner Hall. Hosted by Steve Marriner of MonkeyJunk, the 20th annual Maple Blues Awards included outstanding performances from nominees past and present, including Calgary’s Tim Williams, Toronto’s Sugar Brown and Shakura S’Aida, British Columbia’s Michael Kaeshammer and the evening’s big winners, The Paul DesLauriers Band along with the awards gala house band, The Maple Blues Band.

In addition to the Maple Blues Awards, the third annual Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition Award was handed out last night to Ann Vriend for her song “All That I Can”, with runners up Michael Kaeshammer for his song “Sweet Grace" and The Harpoonist And The Axe Murderer for their song "Father's Son”. 

Winners of the 20th Annual Maple Blues Awards:

The Paul DesLauriers Band

The Paul DesLauriers Band

Big Dave McLean

Matt Andersen

Angel Forrest

Spencer MacKenzie

Angel's 11 (Morningstar) Artist: Angel Forrest. Producers: Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe

BLUES WITH A FEELING (Lifetime Achievement)
Stephen Barry

Joe Bonamassa

David Gogo

Harpdog Brown

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne

Frankie Thiffault

Sam Harrisson 

Greg Morency

Angel Forrest & Denis Coulombe

Cam Hayden

For more information contact:
Sarah French, Sarah French Publicity 
Morgan Davis
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Sunday, January 29, 6-9 pm

For 45 years, Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour. Morgan’s passion for the Blues has never wavered … and he fully expects to be on the road for the rest of his life.
Ascension Jazz Series:
Betty Ann Bryanton & Pierre Monfils
Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive
Saturday, January 29; 7-9 pm; adults $12, students $7, children under 12 $5; (plus fees)

In January, vocalist Betty Ann Bryanton brightens a cold winter's night. Backed by guitarist Pierre Monfils, she’ll sing a range of timeless standards from the great American songbook. Expect to hear music from the likes of George Gershwin and Billie Holiday, along with rare gems and contemporary classics. Enjoy complimentary coffee or tea, or purchase a glass of wine or craft beer. Proceeds benefit the church music fund.

Betty Ann Bryanton has been hooked on jazz since 2006. She was drawn in by the familiar melodies of the Great American Songbook - songs by Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra.... She surprised herself that she already knew many of these songs (many of them from Broadway musicals with which she was already familiar) and loved their story-telling beautiful melodies.
Since then, she been concentrating almost exclusively on vocal jazz. She studies jazz voice with Christine Duncan in Toronto and performs in Ottawa-Gatineau with many excellent musicians (pianists Miguel de Armas, Yves Laroche, David Miller; guitarists Nathan Corr, Tim Bedner, and Pierre Monfils; and more). She is known for her charismatic stage presence and her clear, warm, emotive voice. She enjoys performing familiar swing tunes but has come to really love the Latin bossa novas, as well.

Busy musician Pierre Monfils, originally from Windsor, Ontario, spent most of his youth in Ottawa. His early love of music developed into a career teaching music and drama in Ontario schools. Now retired from teaching, Pierre devotes most of his free time to his first passion – the guitar. Pierre accompanies many top area vocalists on a frequent basis.
Dawn Tyler Watson
Cabaret La Basoche, Centre Culturel Du Vieux-Aylmer
120 rue Principale, Gatineau QC
Friday, January 27 @ 8 pm

The ‘Queen of the Blues’ presents her new album, “Jawbreaker”, on which the Ben Racine Band collaborated. On stage, these talented artists are gathered to the delight of the Gatineau spectators who have been following them faithfully for many years. On the program: vocal virtuosity, musical prowess, raw energy, palpable complicity and rhythms blues, soul, R & B, swing and gospel.
Music by the Bay Live presents
            Braithwaite & Whiteley
Avalon Lounge at Port Whitby Marina,
Saturday, January 28 @ 8 pm; $30 advance
            Advance tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com
            General admission, cabaret seating

Their first CD collaboration in 2005, “Morning Sun”, garnered rave reviews, extensive air play, and led to multiple Canadian Maple Blues Award nominations, including Album of the year, and Acoustic Act of the year. Their second album, also recorded for the Electro-Fi label, “Night Bird Blues” was extremely well received, with great reviews and airplay internationally. It led to them being awarded 3 Maple Blues Awards in January 2010, including being recognized as Songwriters Of The Year. Their third Electro-Fi release, “DeltaPhonic”, led to more Maple Blues Awards, and reached number 1 on B.B. Kings Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively they have been awarded 9 Maple Blues Awards and 6 JUNO nominations.

Supporting Diana & Chris will be members of Downchild Gary Kendall, Pat Carey, Michael Fonfara and Mike Fitzpatrick.
Saturday, January 28
Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ Calabogie Peaks Resort, 4 pm
Sunday, January 29
River City Junction 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: 
          January 26 – Chuck Karn
          February 2 – Niel Barrington
          February 9 – Genevieve Freynet
          February 16 – Drew Nelson
          February 23 – Jim Cochrane
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

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Red Maple Blues Night
Fleur Tea House, 287 Somerset Street East
Wednesday, February 1; 7-10 pm; $5 cover

Blues party, with dancing, food and friends!
All levels lesson at 7 pm, Social dancing beginning at 7:45 pm $5 cover for the night. Come early for the lesson, to improve your blues dance style and meet new dance partners!

This social evening is run by an amazing group of people for experienced blues dancers and novice dancers at heart alike. Get together to ‘move and groove’ to the blues music you like and share your passion for blues music. You'll hear familiar favourites along with new-to-you songs that you'll be sure to love!

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join in on the fun, so invite your friends. This GREAT venue offers a beautiful dance floor, a staggering array of coffees and teas with all sorts of food, munchies and deserts!

Come and see what all the excitement is about!
***We're on for the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month. See you there.***

For the food and drink menu, see the website:


Ottawa Blues Dance Information:
MEGAPHONO presents
Ramblin Valley Band, Catriona Sturton
and the Lucas Haneman Express
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, February 3; $12 at the door, free with MEGAPHONO wristband

The Ramblin' Valley Band has been cooking up flavourful jams mixing blues, country, bluegrass and rock and roll into one sweet spread. For over 2 years the band has been sharing their talents with Ottawa music lovers, and have been received with dancing, singing, hootin' and hollering all along the way. When you watch the RVB you're going to see a versatile band that can jump genres seamlessly, trade instruments with ease, and works together to highlight each member as a part in a mighty groovin' machine.

Sings like an angel, plays like a beast. Rock and roll lover of Heavenly and the heaviest blues. After learning to file harmonica reeds in a back alley, Catriona toured Canada as the bassist for Halifax teen-rockers, Plumtree (who inspired the cult-favourite book and movie, Scott Pilgrim, with their song of the same name. She’s toured with Italian harmonica wizards, played in a Hiroshima-based garage rock band, was a guest on The Price is Right, and has been to more places in remote Canada than most people ever get to.

The Lucas Haneman Express is a soulful, fun filled and electrifying musical ride. The group's frontman, Lucas Haneman, has long been widely regarded for his distinctive guitar work. Along with Jeff Asselin (drums), Martin Newman (bass/backing vocals) and Megan Laurence (backing vocals), he has found his true means of self-expression. The LH Express is a fresh and funky band with a sound drenched in poignant lyrics and blistering band interplay. On their new album "Tearing Up The Rails" (released in 2016), the band shows a deep connection to the roots of the blues tradition, with gritty, passionate high energy material, some of which was recorded at legendary Sun Studios in Memphis TN.
Colin James
            Opening – MonkeyJunk
NAC Southam Hall, 1 Elgin Street
Tuesday, February 7 @ 8 pm; tickets starting at $53.50

Critically acclaimed, Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Colin James has announced cross Canada tour dates in support of his new album “Blue Highways” (released via True North Records).
Blue Highways pays tribute to some of the singer/guitarist’s long time blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell to name a few. In the spring of 2015 Colin wrapped up his Hearts on Fire tour. After a couple of months of straight touring, Colin was loving playing with the band and really happy with the sound they had created on stage. What better time to make a record? Especially the record Colin had been itching to make for years – a collection of some of his favourite blues tracks. In less than a week Colin and his touring band went into The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver and in just 2 days, “Blue Highways” was born.
Leyla McCalla Band
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, February 10

The New Orleans blues & Cajun sensation. Leyla McCalla’s new album “A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey” takes its title from a book of the same name that the singer and cellist read while pregnant with her first daughter. Taking its title in turn from a Haitian proverb, the book analyzes the intersection of politics, power and music in Haiti. McCalla, a former member of The Carolina Chocolate Drops, who now calls New Orleans home, was struck by how political crisis can create a scene for music to be born. Through deeply felt originals and interpretations of traditional songs from Creole, Cajun, Haitian, American folk and jazz canons, the album depicts a diverse American experience and Leyla’s struggles with and acceptance of her own identity. “A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey” includes guests Rhiannon Giddens (a bandmate in the Carolina Chocolate Drops), guitarist Marc Ribot, fiddler Louis Michot of Lost Bayou Ramblers and more. The work of Ella Jenkins, Manno Charlemagne, Abner Jay, creole fiddlers Canray Fontenot and Bebe Carriere have all been interpreted here by Leyla and her band, whose members include her husband, Daniel Tremblay, and Free Feral. They are joined by Jason Jurzak on bass and sousaphone. The album was recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA. Leyla will tour this spring and summer and perform at The Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans and Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette. She is also a part of the Swimming In Dark Waters tour featuring Rhiannon Giddens and Bhi Bhiman that is currently on the road. In a rave for Leyla's 2013 solo debut, the New York Times said: "Her voice is disarmingly natural, and her settings are elegantly succinct...her magnificently transparent music holds
tidings of family, memory, solitude and the inexorability of time: weighty thoughts handled with the lightest touch imaginable." Says Pitchfork, “Her playing suggests a perpetual spring…her voice is a velvety purr that’s both wise and bright.”

Tix here: 
Clint Everson Band
            CD release
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, February 11

Clint has been playing music in the Ottawa area for over 20 years in various bands. From his humble beginnings in a local cover band to playing along side some of the greatest players this city has to offer, Clint has taken inspiration from so many sources. His style is eclectic with a bit of bite, dripping with blues.

Get Tix here: 
Jordan Officer
NAC Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, February 16 @ 8 pm; $33

Jordan Officer keeps seducing the audience on both sides of the Atlantic, accompanied by two musicians. His album “Blue Skies” presents the sum total of everything that defines this artist, both intellectually and instinctively. According to Jordan, “This album expresses all the shades of all the colours that inhabit my soul. Blues for sure, but also the jazz of my roots, country music, rock ’n’ roll. My instrument and my voice – nothing is taken for granted. Everything is there. This was not my original plan, but “Blue Skies” is everything that I am. For the first time ever.”
Paul DesLauriers Band
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, February 17

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.

A true collaborative effort on every front, singer-guitarist Paul DesLauriers, bassist Greg Morency and drummer Sam Harrisson approached this recording the same way they have in the past, three men playing together in the same room, capturing performances live off the floor; and this time they applied that philosophy to the whole creative process, writing and arranging all the music together from the ground up. Lyrics were penned by DesLauriers and long-time collaborator Alec McElcheran. Each member a virtuoso in his own right, what sets this power trio apart is their chemistry and uncanny musical interaction. Through the driving riffs on “Stewtro Rock (Just Got Back)” and “Ten Feet Tall”, the swampy grooves of “I’m Your Man” and “Still Under My Skin” and the heavy blues of “If I Still Had You”, you sense the power, the intention and most of all the unique sound these three have created. Heaviness is interspersed with funk, fun and cheeky double-entendre in tracks like “Gonna Make You Move (Part 1)” and “We Just Might”, the complexities of relationships and a life of chasing the muse are discussed candidly in numbers such as “Wipes Away Your Sin” and “Up In The Air”. Through every track, the personalities shine through, but what is most striking is the unity and the maturity radiating from this trio at the top of their game.
If the last album, 2014’s award-winning self-titled release, solidified the band’s stance in the Canadian blues scene, this album as well as their remarkable achievements over the last two years cements their position as one of the top Canadian blues-rock acts and will maximize their influence on the international stage.

Tix here: 
Harry Manx
NAC Theatre, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30 pm; $39

“Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to. Harry forged his distinctive style by studying at the feet of the masters, first as a sound man in the blues clubs of Toronto during his formative years and then under a rigorous tutelage with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in India. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, which has become Harry’s signature instrument.

Manx is a prolific artist, releasing 12 albums in a 12-year span with no signs of stopping. He has received seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist and won CBC Radio’s “Great Canadian Blues Award” in 2007.
Odyssey Showcase Presents
The Gift of Jazz
            A Tribute to Black History Month
Algonquin Commons, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Saturday, February 18; doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm; $25

From the cotton fields to the early roots of Gospel music to the contemporary jazz sounds of today, The Gift of Jazz celebrates the courage, determination, grace and unrelenting spirit of men and women who overcame incredible challenges and reflects the history, impact and contributions of these performers on the world of Jazz.
Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer & MonkeyJunk
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans
Wednesday, February 22 @ 8 pm

First off on this double bill, a blues band for true blues fans who appreciate raw riffs, rough soul and deep roots. Matthew Rogers on drums and guitar (the “axe”) and Shawn Hall on vocals and harmonica (the mouth “harp”) are behind the gritty sound that’s steeped in the electric groove blues of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer has been nominated for multiple Maple Blues Awards and won Blues Act of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies. The duo has toured the major festival circuit including SXSW, and Folk Fests, Blues Fests, and Jazz Fests across the country, impressing crowds with their signature fervor.

Rounding out the night is Ottawa-based band MonkeyJunk with a bluesy blend of swampy roots-rock. Each an established musician in his own right, the MonkeyJunk trio has won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award (USA), a Juno, and a passionate following of fans designated “MonkeyJunkies”.

This show will have audiences stompin’ and howlin’ for more. 
2nd Annual Westfest ‘All Star’ Fundraiser
Orange Art Gallery, 290 City Centre
Sunday, March 5; 2-7 pm; tickets $100 + $6.60 event fee

The 2nd Annual Westfest ‘All Star’ Fundraiser, hosted by Councillor Jeff Lieper & local music icon Jim Bryson, promises to be another unique event that you'll not soon forget. As a thrilling roster of Elaina Martin’s strongest supporters come together yet again for an afternoon in support of Westfest, you can expect jam-packed live entertainment, craft beer, craft wine, local fair-trade coffee, delicious food, and non-alcoholic drinks! (Food and drinks are included with ticket purchase.)
Doug MacLeod
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesday, March 15 @ 7:45 pm; tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

"Like all great blues men, MacLeod lives his music, and the songs are not just on the tips of his fingers and tongue, they are one with his being.
- Blues Music Magazine

Steve Hill
NAC Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, March 18 @ 8 pm 

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. The truest definition of a one-man band; Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach. An overnight sensation 20 years in the making, Steve Hill is an ambitious and raucous force to be reckoned with on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene. 

Currently on tour in Europe, Steve will be back in Canada next Monday and appears at the NAC in Ottawa on March 18.
Ginger St. James
RCHA Club 193 Ontario St
Friday, January 27, 9 pm – midnight; $15 (2 for $25 special offer)

With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll, Ginger St. James packs a lot of entertainment into her petite frame. She has opened for Robert Gordon, Johnny Reid, The Blasters, Reverend Horton Heat and Sleepy LaBeef. “She’s saucy. She’s slinky. And she’s sultry… She’s Ginger St. James. And when she sings you know you’re hearing something special.” 
Canada’s Queen of Honky Tonk and Rockabilly Blues
Female Vocalist of the Year - 2015 Hamilton Music Awards
Best Female Artist - View Magazine 2008-2014 – 6 years in a row!
9 pm – midnight; $15 (2 for $25 special offer)
Big Phat Horn Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, January 28 @ 9 pm; $15           

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, 9-10 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, January 29 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES 2016 Favourites with Larry Deszcz
Next week, February 5 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES Big Blues Bender Part 3 with Susan Gahrns

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
Friday, February 3
John Fuoco Band @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 4
Clint Everson @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Shameless Blues @ the Carleton Tavern
Friday, February 10
Backtalk Organ Sextet @ Irene’s Pub
The Back Beat @ Buster’s Bar & Grill, 9 pm
Little Dog Blues Band & Hornswater @ Fatboys, 8 pm
Saturday, February 11
Clint Everson CD release @ the Rainbow
The Kingmakers @ Irene’s Pub
The Powergoats @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, February 12
Lyle Odjick & Northern Steam @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Saturday, February 25
Mardi Gras Party with Ball and Chain & the Wreckers and the Vanier Playboys @ Irene’s
Friday, March 3
Anders Drerup Band @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, 8:30 pm
Saturday, March 4
Grievous Angel Band @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, 8:30 pm

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