26 June 2017

Ottawa Blues This Week - 26 June 2017

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Canada Scene
NAC, 1 Elgin Street
June 15 – July 23

Over 1000 artists, lots of free shows.
Confederation Park and the NAC
June 22 – July 2

More Jazzfest … lots of jazz, soul, funk and blues.

Some ideas for this week:
Monday, June 26 – Mavis Staples @ 7 pm at the NAC Theatre; To Ray With Love, Maceo Parker and the Ray Charles Orchestra, featuring the Raelettes on the TekSavvy Main Stage
Tuesday, June 27 – The Peptides @ 7:30 pm on the Tartan Homes Stage
Thursday, June 29 – Rory Block @ 6 pm; Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters @ 7:30 pm; and the Legendary Downchild Blues Band @ 9 pm; all on the TekSavvy Main Stage
Friday, June 30 – Charles Bradley & his Extraodinaires @ 8:30 pm on the TekSavvy Main Stage
Sunday, July 2 – Ed Lister’s Prime Rib Big Band @ 2 pm on the Tartan Homes Stage

Friday, June 30
Destiny @ the Rainbow Bistro, 9:30 pm
(almost) EVERY WEEK
Lucas Haneman
Brookstreet Hotel, Options Bar, 7-11 pm
Starting Monday, April 3 until the end of June
Expect the unexpected, and come out to hear Lucas on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, and perhaps other instruments from time to time as well.
Red Maple Blues Blues Dances
Fleur Tea House, 287 Somerset Street East
Wednesdays, 7-10PM; dance lesson @ 7PM;
social dancing starts at 7:45PM
$5 cover includes dance lesson and social dancing

Summer Schedule - once a month on the 3rd Wednesday during June (21), July (19) & August (16).
Fall Schedule - returns to the 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays of the month

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!  
Be sure to "like" Red Maple Blues on Facebook to find out about our upcoming events! 
The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
Dr Dave Blues & Jazz
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesdays, 4-7 pm; no cover
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: 
          June 29 – Terry Owen
          July 6 – Eric Walker
          July 13 – Terry Gillespie
          July 20 – Drew Nelson with special guest Johnny Russell
          July 27 – Jacques Corbeil
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.
Metropolitan Brasserie
Live Music On the Patio (weather permitting)
Saturdays, 8-11 pm
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)
Sunday Sessions, 9:30 pm, no cover
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
June – the Bank Street Bonbons
Summer Blues
Holiday Inn, 150 George St. N., Peterborough ON
Fridays, 6-10 pm

June 23 – Jack de Keyzer
June 30 – Paul James
July 7 – Chuck Jackson & the All Stars
July 14 – Chris Murphy Band with James Anthony
July 21 – Dylan Wickens & the Grand Naturals
July 28 – Blackburn
August 4 – Raoul & the Big Time
August 11 – JW-Jones
August 18 – Bill Durst
August 25 – Paul Reddick
September 2 – Jack de Keyzer
Virée Blues Moosehead
Le Petit Chicago, 50 promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
Every other Wednesday @ 8 pm; $20
(Ottawa Blues Society members $15 with card)
          24th Edition is complete.
Stay tuned for #25 in the fall.
Blues On Tues       
The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON
Third Tuesday of every month@ 7 pm; $10
Monthly Jazz Night
Slackoni’s Parkside Bistro
Best Western Hotel, 82 Peter Street, Perth ON
Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 6-9 pm

With Peter Brown’s piano trio.
Come on out - the food is excellent and the music will be pretty darn good (Peter promises!)
Blues On The Rideau
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Once a month 7-11 pm; $65 (buffet dinner, dancing & door prizes included)
A Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series at a classic country Inn - now in its 12th year! - featuring some of Canada’s (and America’s) best Blues artists. Once a month September through May (December excluded). Proceeds from each show goes to support local charities.

More info including artists’ Bios, links to their websites and YOU TUBE videos at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca
Visit www.coveinn.com for info about the Inn
Well priced accommodation available at The Cove, nearby B&Bs and motel
Westport is a beautiful historic town on the Rideau Waterway - a 90-minute drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston.

The 2016-17 season is complete …
STAY TUNED for Blues on the Rideau 2017-18 lineup.

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
Choose The Blues Productions in cooperation with The Winchelsea
is pleased to announce

A NEW monthly Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series
Blues At The Farm
The Winchelsea, 1567 County Rd 31, Winchester ON
Once a month, Fridays, 7-11 pm
Dinner & Show - $65 + GST
The 2017 season is complete …
STAY TUNED for future plans for Blues At The Farm.
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 22 – July 2, Ottawa ON
With St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Joss Stone, Davina & the Vagabonds, Mavis Staples, Downchild Blues Band, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Rory Block and more.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
June 23 – July 2, Toronto ON
With Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples and more.

Montreal International Jazz Festival
June 28 – July 8, Montreal QC
With Guy Belanger, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, Steve Hill & Matt Andersen and more.

RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
July 6-16, Ottawa ON
With Anthony Geraci, Sugaray Rayford, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Slam Allen, Gary Clark Jr, Coco Montoya, Thornetta Davis and more, including many local blues bands.

Thunder Bay Blues Festival
July 7-9, Thunder Bay ON
With Powder Blues, Jack Semple, Angel Forrest, 24th Street Wailers and More.

Tremblant Blues Festival
July 7-16, Mt. Tremblant QC
With Ghost Town Blues Band, Sugaray Rayford, Curtis Salgado, Paul DesLauriers Band, JW-Jones, Guy Belanger, Angel Forrest, Dione Taylor, John Hammond, Toronzo Cannon, the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Blackburn and more.

Beaches International Jazz Festival
July 7-30, Toronto ON

Bluesfest Windsor
July 13-16, Windsor ON
With Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Bobby Murray Band, Carolyn Wonderland, Duke Robillard, the 24th Street Wailers, the Paul DesLauriers Band, Joe Louis Walker and more.

Stewart Park Festival
Stewart Park, Perth ON
July 14-16
With Sue Foley, Mike Stevens and more

Lighthouse Blues Festival
July 14-16, Kincardine ON
With Andre Bisson, Blackburn, Toronzo Cannon, Paul Reddick, Ghost Town Blues Band and more.

Kemptville LIVE
July 20-23, Kemptville ON
With David Wilcox, MonkeyJunk, Angel Forrest, Soulstack, Crystal Shawanda, Bill Durst, Angelique Francis, Sue Foley, Three Times Lucky, Rory Block and more.
Canada Scene at the NAC
1 Elgin Street
Tuesday, July 18 – Suzie Vinnick @ the NAC Atrium, free

Suzie Vinnick, 10X Maple Blues Award winner, 3X Juno Nominee, Finalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category in Memphis, TN, winner of the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 SIRIUS/XM Blues Artist of the Year … a talented songwriter … and she plays guitar and bass … and sings like an angel!
With special guest Sue Foley
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, July 21

Soulstack delivers a visceral experience; one of seasoned musicians playing the music of their roots with authentic realism. It’s the sound of Staples Singers-inspired southern harmony, tremolo-drenched baritone guitar, with a late-sixties New Orleans-style rhythm section and the gurgle of a Hammond organ driving it along with the unmistakable and distinctive voice of Jon Knight. Soulstack is: Jon Knight (Vocal/Guitar), Mark Wessenger (Vocal/Piano/Organ), Chris Latta (Guitar / Baritone), Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson (Bass), Tom Bona (Drums), and Michael Francis (saxophone).
Multi-award winning guitarist, singer & songwriter, Sue Foley will be joining Soulstack as their special guest. Sue has recently completed her latest recording “The Ice Queen”.
Rock & Roots Society's 2nd Annual
Blues & BBQ Fundraiser
Moose McGuire’s, 3320 McCarthy Road
Saturday, July 29; 4 pm – 1 am; $20 advance, $25 at the door

JW-JONES Band headlines the show!
With featured performances by:
Lucas Hanneman Express (OBS Road to Memphis 2015 Winners)
Crunchy Flower
Blast from the Sun (OBS Road to Memphis 2016 Finalist)
Cold Capital

Early evening (4 pm start) Live Music till 1 am.
BBQ in full swing prizes and other raffle items.
5 Bands!

Rock & Roots Society has two types of memberships available - learn how you recoup 100% of your membership price!
Help us help the local music scene!
Play Music on the Porch Day
Saturday, August 26, 10 am – 10 pm

What if for one day everything stopped... And we all just listened to the music?
Please consider being a a part of Play Music on the Porch Day.

Play Music on the Porch Day is an international day of music. In just 4 years it has grown from a few musicians playing in Highland Park, California to an international event. In 2016 thousands of musicians from at least 17 countries participated, including Mongolia, Algeria and Iran. 2017 promises to be even bigger! Join in and play along with musicians from around the world on the last Saturday in August to celebrate Play Music on the Porch Day. 
Participation is easy! Just go outside and play music. Participate alone or invite your friends to gather on the porch, in the yard or down on the corner out in the street. Share a video on your favorite social media platform and use #playmusicontheporchday 
IG - @playmusicontheporch • TWT - @PlayMusic_Porch • FB- Playmusicontheporchday
Clint Everson Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, June 30; $10
Reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca or
by calling 613 384-8168 or at the RCHA Club

The Clint Everson Band is an original Blues/Roots band from Ottawa Canada. Their sound is inspired from the early blues legends, modern blues, roots, rock and country. They have a feel of vintage Americana with a twist. The full format sees this 7-piece band bring their warm, eclectic, full sound to venues across North America.
Check out The Clint Everson Band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at www.eversonband.ca
Lucas Haneman Express
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, July 8; $10
Reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca or
by calling 613 384-8168 or at the RCHA Club

Semi finalist in the 2016 International Blues Challenge, the Lucas Haneman Express is a soulful, fun filled and electrifying musical ride! Their new album “Tearing Up the Rails” recorded at legendary Sun Studios (Memphis TN), and Gallery Recording Studios (Ottawa) marks a clear direction for LHE as a one of a kind modern blues band making a unique mark on the Canadian music scene!
Sari Schorr with The Engine Room
Special Blues Show Presented By KBS and
The Blu Martini, 178 Ontario St.
Thursday, July 13; 9 pm – midnight; tickets $10
          Reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca or by calling 613 384-8168
or at The Blu Martini

Sari Schorr is a stunning vocalist, powerful, energized and engaging. She and her band The Engine Room have taken the world by storm. Having just finished an extensive European tour they are coming through Canada (playing at Ottawa and Mount Tremblant music festivals) they are making a one night stop here in Kingston.

Sari spent several years of touring USA & Europe with the Joe Louis Walker & Popa Chubby bands and this fall will she will be opening and performing with Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon and Walter Trout tours. When legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Blue Horizon, etc) saw Sari perform he came out of retirement to record Sari’s new record.

THE ENGINE ROOM featuring:
Innes Sibun on guitar (toured as Robert Plant’s guitarist,also for Johnny Winter and Taj Mahal)
Kevin Jefferies on bass (Jeff Beck, Mike Oldfield)
Anders Olinder on keys (Peter Gabriel)
Kevin O'Rourke on drums
Coming events:
July 21 – Jennis
August 4 – Northern Voodoo
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, July 2 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Blues Women with Liz Sykes
Next week, July 9 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – with Steve Lund

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 40 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 8th 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
Wednesday, July 5
Ed Lister’s Prime Rib Big Band @ Irene’s Pub, 8 pm
Friday, July 7
Backtalk Organ Sextet @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Saturday, July 8
Destiny @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 9
The Clint Everson Band hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow Bistro, 4-7 pm
Sunday, July 23
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow Bistro, 4-7 pm
Friday, July 28
Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Saturday, July 29
The Powergoats and The Superlative @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC, 8:30 pm
Sunday, July 30
River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow Bistro, 4-7 pm

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