More info including artists’ Bios, links to their websites and YOU TUBE videos at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca
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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.
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca
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A NEW monthly Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series
Blues At The Farm
The Winchelsea, 1567 County Rd 31, Winchester ON
- Just Don't Call it The Blues No More https://youtu.be/GumeMPWJuz8
- A Lot of Good Men https://youtu.be/JzRu6ltCGBE
- Everybody's Hangin’ in the Kitchen: https://youtu.be/GJK1MVB4304
Blues & BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, July 29; 4 pm – 1 am; $20 advance, $25 at the door
With featured performances by:
Lucas Hanneman Express (OBS Road to Memphis 2015 Winners)
Blast from the Sun (OBS Road to Memphis 2016 Finalist)
Early evening (4 pm start) Live Music till 1 am.
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!
Sunday, September 3; 2 pm – 10 pm
This is our NINTH year! We love doing it so it's safe to assume that we shall keep on doing it until we can’t.
Tickets have been selling well since May. Space is limited so it's vital that you call/email NOW to RSVP if you want to experience this magical concert with us. You can show up at 'the gate' (cash only) but call/email ahead of time to ensure that there will be room for you. We don't want to turn anyone away but, seriously, space is limited and we want everyone to be comfortable for this all-day affair.
NOTE: Please give us the full names of everyone in your RSVP. This is especially important because it helps everything to run much more smoothly when you check in at the entrance.
Suggested MINIMUM donation of $35 per person includes concert, food, soft beverages. Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds after expenses go to ECOJUSTICE.
Looking for accommodation? The Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre in Fort Erie is holding a limited number of rooms for our attendees at a significantly reduced rate for both Saturday and Sunday. This is the last long weekend of the summer and rates are elevated everywhere so we're extremely grateful to the Clarion for their fabulous support over the last few years. We urge you to take advantage if you can and RSVP... do it soon because they are holding a limited number of rooms until August 17.
Visit CONCERT FOR PEACE because the site has ALL the details including contact information and this year's world class performers. Don't hesitate to call/email if you have any questions or concerns.
Michael & Louise Pickett
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
or purchase in advance at the RCHA Club
Jennis delivers more sound, variety and fun than one would think could fit into a single touring vehicle. The duo brings together award-winning Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s decades of experience writing and performing original blues and folk and the diverse musical experiences of veteran Toronto indie-scene multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor www.jengillmormusic.ca. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator. This vast palette of sound is presented by the dear friends with energy, passion and humour, as they draw on their vast performance experience to engage audiences.
Elwood Blues, your musical chauffeur, here.
The BluesMobile began life as the House of Blues Radio Hour, way back in 1993. Over the years we moved from the house to the road, but the mission was always the same: showcase the best in blues, blues-rock, roots music, R&B, soul, jazz, straight up rock… and all points in between.
I put the spotlight on new releases from old favorites and newbies. I played the crusty, the fresh, the seasoned, and the raw, featuring wide-ranging interviews with the musicians themselves, and many live in-house concerts, recorded exclusively for the BluesMobile.
I now give thanks to the stations, the sponsors, affiliates, producers, managers, agents, and all those hard workers who put the “business” in show business, and bigger thanks to all the players and fans who keep the show going. This series, alas, has gone as far as it can go. Our final broadcast will be July 30, 2017.
There is a crossroads dead ahead. Twenty-four years is a long time without a turn. We may turn left, or right, but we will no longer go forward. Time for a new direction, a new road. For us, the end of this one.
And so we leave you to your journey. Please tip a cold one for us before you continue on your way. Watch our tail lights as we vanish in the distance, then get back to it.
Remember: The blues never dies. It will never run out of road. That road goes on forever.
And thanks for riding along.