23 October 2017

Ottawa Blues This Week - 23 October 2017

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Rob Lutes
With Very Special Guest Michael Jerome Browne
LIVE on Elgin, 220 Elgin Street
Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:30 pm

A night of award-winning Montreal Roots Music Featuring Rob Lutes (album launch – “Walk in the Dark”) and very special guest Michael Jerome Browne.

Rob Lutes is a soulful singer-songwriter from Montreal with an ever-growing collection of literate, moving meditations on life and love. On his seventh album, just released, acclaimed songwriter Rob Lutes does what he has done for years: kicks up a little dust, wades into some deep waters and tackles the realities of the world with wisdom and some mean guitar work.

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner (Traditional Singer, 2015; Solo Artist, 2012 & 2008), Maple Blues Award Winner, Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Finalist, four-time Juno Award Nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories, Michael Jerome Browne is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music.
Kelly Prescott
National Arts Centre Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, October 28 @ 8 pm; $29.50

Kelly Prescott is a third-generation singer/songwriter, hailing from two musically renowned family lines. She has naturally inherited the foundation to follow her musical heart, drawing inspiration from her great Canadian roots.

When her voice is blended with steel guitars and fiddles, country music lovers from way-back-when hear a kindred soul. When she spins the dial forward a few decades, it’s clear she’s part of a new generation that’s making new sounds and big waves.

Kelly has released four albums and a new EP featuring Jim Cuddy and Buddy Miller. Her past endeavours with former group, The Claytones, garnered a nomination for Americana Album of the Year at the Independent Music Awards in 2015. They were in the top Folk/Roots albums of 2014 on Stingray Music and won the Galaxie Rising Star Award at the 2013 Ottawa Folk Festival.
Erin Costelo
National Arts Centre 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, October 28 @ 8:30 pm; $25

East Coast Music Award winner, Erin Costeloʼs latest album, ”Down Below, The Status Quo”, is a reflection of her (and our) complicated world, expressed through a voice unlike any other in Canada. Having paid tribute to her vintage soul music influences on her previous album, “We Can Get Over”, Erinʼs musical evolution has taken its next natural step on Down Below, The Status Quo by channeling those themes into 10 new deeply personal tracks that display her gifts as a producer, songwriter and arranger.

“Down Below, The Status Quo” follows on the heels of “We Can Get Over” being named R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards. In the wake of that triumph, she shared stages with Mavis Staples, Dr. John, and Bettye LaVette, as well as appearing on Joel Plaskettʼs 2015 release, “The Park Avenue Sobriety Test”, and joining him for his performance throughout Canada including a performance with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She has collaborated with some of Canada's most talented artists including Stephen Fearing, Rose Cousins, Amelia Curran, and Al Tuck.
Ottawa Blues Society Road To Memphis
Qualifying Round #2
Brass Monkey, 250 Greenbank Road
Wednesday, October 18 @ 7 pm; cover $10
      (OBS members with card - $5)

7:05 pm     Al Tambay Duo
7:40 pm     Rick Braden
8:15 pm     Blues & Company
8:50 pm     Woodshed Slim
9:25 pm     Werth It
10:00 pm   Clint Everson Band
Mystara's Monster Mash Halloween Bash! 
Greenfield’s Gastro Public House, 900 Greenbank Road
Friday, October 27, 9 pm - midnight

Mystara will hosting a MONSTER-MASH HALLOWEEN BASH on Friday! They will be serving up a great variety of Classic Rock, Pop, and R&B, including some of your Halloween Favourites! They will also be unleashing TWO brand new original tunes, so.... COME EAT, DRINK and BE SCARY! ...IF YOU DARE!
This show will mark the 2-Year Anniversary of the band's debut CD, “Devil's Paintbrush”, and they invite you all to celebrate with them! Don't forget your costumes if you want to be eligible for contests, prizes, and more! See you there!
Backdrop Live Presents Al Wood Live!
Backdrop Food & Drink
160 Metcalfe Street
Saturday, October 28, 7-10 pm; no cover

Al Wood is a blues musician known for high energy shows and cool throwback original tunes as frontman for Al Wood and the Woodsmen.

Al is a multi-talented performer and songwriter with a deep reverence for the blues and traditionally based roots music. As a virtuoso harmonica player, talented guitar stylist with a golden throated voice spanning a career over 20 years, Al Wood's artistry and musicianship are starkly revealed. His versatility delivers a personal flare by capturing the Chicago style blues traditions and merging a journey of hard core real country, melodic jazz with a diverse array of other influences.
From Dusk Till Dawn II Halloween Party
Moose McGuire’s, 3320 McCarthy Road
Saturday, October 28, 8 pm – 2 am

Rock & Roots Society's Annual HALLOWEEN BASH!
"From Dusk till Dawn III"
This year at Moose McGuire's since the warehouse is closed.

PRIZES and a great atmosphere!
Grand prize: guitar giveaway!
No cover if you have a costume or Rock & Roots membership!
The 25th edition of Virée Blues Moosehead presents
Harrison Kenned
Bar Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
Wednesday, October 15 @ 8 pm; $20
(OBS members $15 with membership card)

An absolute hit with every patron of Viree Blues who had the chance to discover him on his previous performances, his accomplishments surely make him one of the most illustrious artists to have performed on the stage of Viree Blues. An ex-member of the band The Chairmen of the Board, he’s been a collaborator with, among others, The Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, B.B King, James Brown and Smokey Robinson! Millions of albums sold, performances on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, on England’s The Top Of The Pops, multiple awards and nominations to the JUNOs, the Maple Blues Awards and 2nd place against 83 of the world’s top performers in the solo/duo category, at the 27th edition of The Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. After overcoming cancer in 2013, Harrison Kennedy is back in better shape than ever for a presentation of nothing less than three new albums completed in four years! “Soulscape” (end of 2013) and the all new “This is from here” (November 2014), which was awarded a JUNO for Best Blues Album of the Year in 2016 and the latest “Who U Tellin?” from last May.

A real friend and one of B.B.King’s favourites bluesmen, good-natured wise man and a real encyclopedia on two legs, this bluesman with his inspired primeval blues, sings with an exceptional soul voice, deep and haunting. Served with what he calls Mungumbo or JuJu music, his Blues harmonizes Detroit Soul, Southern Gospel, Latin Shuffle and African World roots. All this is performed by the brilliant, fully accomplished artist who plays beautifully the guitar, the harmonica, the washboard, the banjo, the rhythmic spoons and the kazoo! On the whole, this urban poet storyteller with his wide-ranging culture and humanity that transpire in his music and songs, all that make each meeting with Harrison Kennedy an unforgettable moment.
Blues On The Rideau presents
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Friday, October 27; 7-11 pm; dinner & show $65 plus HST
          Proceeds to the Westport Library

A soulful band of brothers – literally – Blackburn is - Brooke (guitar & vocals), Duane (keyboards & lead vocals) and Corey (drums) plus good friend Andrew Stewart on bass. They play a unique blend of Soul/Blues/R&B/Jazz & Funk - New Orleans meets the Great White North. They come by their talent honestly – it’s in the blood. Their ancestors came from the American south making the long journey to Upper Canada via the Underground Railroad in the 1860s to escape slavery - and they brought their music with them. Eventually the family moved to Toronto where their dad Bobby Dean Blackburn (keyboardist & singer) became a seminal figure on the vibrant R&B scene in that city in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Blackburn have recorded two great albums – the most recent “Brothers In This World” was nominated for a Juno Award last year and they have won multiple Maple Blues Awards. This is their 3rd visit to BOTR @ The Cove and they have rocked the house every time!
Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in co-operation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com 
Sponsored by Perth Brewerywww.perthbrewery.ca, Jacob’s Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.com, DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com, LAKE 88 Perth www.lake88.ca and the Ottawa Blues Societywww.ottawabluessociety.com
The Powergoats
     With Malak
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Friday, October 27 @ 8 pm; $10

The Powergoats return to The Black Sheep Inn kicking off Halloween Weekend in beautiful Wakefield, Quebec. Opening the show will be the amazing soulful singer-songwriter Malak!
Wednesday, October 23
OBS Road To Memphis Qualifying Round #2, Brass Monkey, 7 pm
Saturday, October 28
Lyle Odjick & Northern Steam @ the Atomic Rooster, 4 pm
Victor Nesrallah & Keith Snider @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, October 29
River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Wicked Grin @ the Atomic Rooster, 6 pm
(almost) EVERY WEEK
Red Maple Blues Blues Dances
Fleur Tea House, 287 Somerset Street East
1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays of each month; 7-10 pm
dance lesson @ 7 pm;
social dancing starts at 7:45 pm
$5 cover includes dance lesson and social dancing

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: 
            October 26 – Jeff Hagerman
            November 2 – Scott Amey
            November 9 – Niel Barrington
            November 16 – Chuck Karn
            November 23 – Murray Kinsley & Leigh-Anne Stanton
            November 30 – Bill, Tonia, Tim & Paul
Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
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
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)
     October 25 – Harrison Kennedy
     November 8 – Miche Love & the Blues Dynamite, Louis Janelle, Stephen Barry
     November 29 – Bill Durst
     December 13 – Angel Forrest & Ricky Paquette
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.

2017-18 lineup:
October 27 – Blackburn
November 24 – Tas Cru & Wicked Grin
January 19 & 20 – Jack de Keyzer
February 16 – Harpdog Brown with Sugar Brown
March 16 – Sean Pinchin Band
April 20 – Boogie Patrol
May 11 & 12 – David Rotundo 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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Blues On Tues
     With Terry Gillespie         
The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON
Tuesday, October 31 @ 7 pm; $10

After a successful run of 16 years and 1 month, Blues on Tues is rolling to a stop. The Granary is up for sale and Lisa, the owner is moving on to other life adventures. October 31st is the last Blues On Tues, as we know it, and it will be a Halloween event.
Theme 'Dress Like a Pirate' costume optional!
Ottawa Blues Society Road To Memphis
Brass Monkey, 250 Greenbank Road
Friday, November 3 @ 7 pm; cover $10
      (OBS members with card - $5)

Line-up to be announced.
Paul Deslauriers Band
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, November 3

Sometimes you just have to do what you love, and the Paul DesLauriers Band has been very busy doing just that. The trio is made up of virtuoso guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and masterful rhythm section Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. At this year’s Maple Blues Awards in January, the members of the rhythm section each picked up awards as Bassist and Drummer of the Year. It was Morency’s second win in three years, while Harrisson got the nod for the first time. The band also took home trophies in the Electric Act of the Year as well as Entertainer of the Year categories. The band has been riding a growing wave of success since the fall of 2015 when it clinched a win at the Montreal Blues Society hosted Quebec to Memphis contest. This secured them a slot at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2016, where they impressed, finishing 2nd worldwide out of a field of 119 competing bands.

Following up on the success of their self-titled album from 2014, The Paul DesLauriers Band’s latest release “Relentless” is “a genuine blues-rock escapade featuring 10 new songs encompassing their most original and powerful work to date”.
NAC Presents
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
National Arts Centre Southam Hall, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, November 4 @ 8 pm $39.50 - $73.50

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, the Canadian music “supergroup” made up of celebrated veteran blues, roots, rock and folk musicians Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson, bring us the companion piece to their 2011 collaboration album “Kings And Queens”. “Kings And Kings” features some of the band’s best ‘guy’ friends from the world of roots, blues and country. Each one of the guest artists is an accomplished ‘king’ in their realm of creative endeavors and in many cases absolute ‘king’ legends in the entertainment industry.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was supposed to be a one-off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett. 

Now into their second decade and with one JUNO award and several JUNO nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America and remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.

Matt Andersen is one of Canada’s greatest blues performers, building fans with consistent worldwide touring, and winner of multiple Maple Blues Awards, two European Blues Awards, and a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album. Sam Palladio plays "Gunner Scott" on the hit TV show Nashville. He appears on the new Blackie and the Rodeo Kings album Kings and Kings. 
CUPE Local 503 10th Anniversary
Rock For Public Service
TD Place, Ottawa
Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30 pm

With Colin James, Kathleen Edwards and the Cooper Brothers.
NAC Presents
Andrea Ramolo
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, November 9 @ 8:30 pm; $25

Andrea Ramolo, one half of acclaimed Canadian folk-pop duo Scarlett Jane, has a new solo album, “Nuda” (Italian for naked). The album emerged out of a deep depression following a romantic breakup and a shift in her artistic path; but brought about a hugely positive metamorphosis, personally and creatively
Born in Toronto to Italian immigrants Andrea began her artistic life as a dancer and actress, but picked up the guitar in 2003 when her mom was going through breast cancer treatment “to heal myself and do something productive.” The rudimentary country-folk tracks ended up on her 2008 debut, “Thank You For The Ride”. She followed it up in 2011 with the Tim Thorney-produced “The Shadows and the Cracks”, which earned her a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

She then formed Scarlett Jane with Cindy Doire and spent five years extensively touring behind two albums, 2012’s Stranger and 2015’s eponymous offering, earning accolades from press and fellow musicians across the country and two more CFMA nominations.
Ghost Town Blues Band
La Basoche, 120 rue Principale, Gatineau
Friday, November 10 @ 8 pm; $34.50

GTBB a fait un malheur entre autres sur Beale Street à Memphis et s’est vu remettre de nombreux prix prestigieux dans d’innombrables galas et festivals. Le spectacle que propose la formation, captive tous les publics autant aux États-Unis qu’au Canada. Section de cuivre, trombone hip-hop, guitare cigar box et guitare balai électrique, proposent un jam unique. Un spectacle à voir!
Only a few tickets left:
NAC Presents
Shakura S’Aida
National Arts Centre Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Friday, November 10 @ 8 pm; $36.50

Shakura S’Aida’s performing career first really kicked into high gear back in 2008, when she made a triumphant trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Competing against more than 100 other artists from around the world, she earned penultimate honours and put the music world on notice that there was a new rising new star to reckon with. Ever since, she has been moving from strength to strength, releasing three critically acclaimed albums, touring widely, and racking up an impressive array of awards and accolades along the way.

Whether it’s in a nightclub or a concert hall, Shakura always makes the stage her own. With a warm and welcoming personality, stunning visual style, and an unforgettable voice, she takes audiences on a sublime and soulful journey that lingers on long after the lights have come up. She’s an artist who never stops exploring her muse - ever searching for the next great song, and the next audience to sing it to.
Ray Montford
Solo Concert
GigSpace, 953 Gladstone Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 7:30 pm; tickets $20 advance

Join guitarist/composer Ray Montford in a solo concert, with his acoustic, electric guitars and loops, playing a selection of tunes spanning his catalogue of seven albums, including new pieces from his forthcoming new studio album.
Jesse Roper
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesday, November 15, 8-11:30 pm;

Neat Coffee Shop, Burnstown ON
Friday, November 17, 8-11 pm; $20

Victoria BC's Jesse Roper is magnetic. With an explosive live show, the genuine quality and charisma of his versatile blues rooted soul, rock and country funk is as approachable as his charm. Since the release of his sophomore album “Red Bird” in 2015, Jesse Roper has been riding a surge of momentum that has kept the wheels on his faithful van turning as he becomes a major festival draw. Besides his success with touring, Jesse Roper was chosen to compete at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN and became a finalist favorite in BC’s Peak Performance Project. The nostalgic may appreciate his throw-back vibe akin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and vintage Texas blues, however, Jesse Roper's music remains current, his fiery energy captivating audiences while his knock-out live performance blows them away.
NAC Presents
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
National Arts Centre 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, November 18 @ 8 pm; $25

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.
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.

Her success is a combination of rare talent and hard work. Martin’s past includes a solo album (2008) and full-length roots-rock album with then-band ‘The Haggard’ (2012) as well as four Maple Blues Award nominations in 2016. Few artists are able to incorporate such broad genres successfully and present a cohesive sound all their own.
Jack de Keyzer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, November 18

Guitarist, Singer, Song Writer Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world-wide, from Alert, Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC and many points between. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has released 9 CD’s and 1 DVD. He is an exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world-class song writer and performs an average of 120 shows per year. A much-celebrated musician, de Keyzer has been nominated for the JUNO (Blues Album of the Year) 5 times and won the JUNO twice in 2003 and 2010. He has won 7 Maple Blues Awards, first place in the International Songwriting Competition and won CBC’s Great Canadian Blues Award from a poll of radio listeners. Always touring with an incredible band, Jack will have you rocking in your seat and swaying to his hot blues, soulful R&B and cool soul jazz.  World class. 
NAC Presents
With Begonia
NAC Babs Asper Theatre, 1 Elgin Street
Tuesday, November 21 @ 7:30 pm

Whitehorse's brazen sonic breadth encompasses psychedelic surf, arid border rock, lo-fi ingenuity and icy ‘80s sparseness. New album, “Panther In The Dollhouse”, brings a twist to Whitehorse's studio approach with the addition of beats and bleeps from NYC hip-hop production duo Like Minds (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg). But while each new album sees the duo's sound evolve, the essence of Whitehorse's musical identity remains their dizzying guitar playing and vocal chemistry.
On “Panther In The Dollhouse”, Whitehorse delves deep into body politics and explores questions of consent, self-determination and, ultimately, freedom, largely from the perspective of women. Layers of retro psychedelic pop bubble up on ‘Nighthawks’, a song that explores the constructs of perpetrator and victim on the streets. “Panther In The Dollhouse” is packed with inventive sonic elements and neo-noir drama, full of flawed characters, foiled plans and anti-fairytales.
Rainbow’s 33rd Anniversary Party
Hosted by David Gogo
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, November 24

Celebrate the Rainbow’s 33rd Anniversary with David Gogo, 2017 Maple Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year!

David Gogo's groove-fueled blend of blues and rock is the basis for a singular and storied music career. His songs have been featured in film and television and are regularly played on blues radio programs the world over. He has earned numerous Canadian blues accolades, including five JUNO nominations, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Saturday Night Blues Award, and multiple Maple Blues Awards. He has thirty years of performing and hundreds of thousands of tour miles under his belt. He's played on stage with Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley. He has opened for George Thorogood, ZZ Top, The Tragically Hip, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, Robert Cray, and Jimmy Vaughan among many others. Gogo can swap road stories for as long as you can listen!
NAC Presents
Cecile Doo-Kingue Trio
National Arts Centre 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, November 25 @ 8:30 pm; $25

An exceptional stage presence, guitarist/singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the US, France, and now resides in Montreal.

An award-winning guitarist-singer-songwriter, considered one of Canada's most electrifying and versatile guitarists, Cécile plays an average of 150 shows per year. She is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada’s current roster of great guitarists. Powerful and raw with an exceptional stage presence, she is a force of nature whose lyrics and sound make for an enthralling and intimate experience.

She has released four albums to critical acclaim, been commissioned by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (Home, a song on immigration) and was awarded the 2013 SPACQ Foundation Edith Butler Award for Excellence in French Songwriting for Gris (2012). She’s been nominated for five Maple Blues Awards in the last two years.
JW-Jones “High Temperature” Tour
La Basoche, 120 Rue Principale, Gatineau QC
Friday, December 15; $34.50

Natif d’Ottawa, JW-Jones s’est d’abord intéressé à la batterie et au rock avant de choisir la guitare et le blues… tout cela grâce à B. B. King qu’il a vu en spectacle. En quelques années, il adopte les styles de musiciens légendaires comme Albert King, T-Bone Walker et Jimmie Vaughan notamment. JW-Jones compte huit albums à son répertoire et s’est produit dans 19 pays sur quatre continents. Au programme: son nouvel album, “High Temperature”.
Big Phat Horn Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, October 28 @ 9 pm; $15 
@ the RCHA Club
@ the door (if not sold out)
If you haven’t seen this band – they are a must see – a do not miss show!!
Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, November 17 @ 9 pm; $20 advance
  @ the RCHA Club
or reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca 
or call 613 384-8168

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.
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.
Kim Pollard Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, December1 @ 9 pm; $10 advance
  @ the RCHA Club
or reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca  
or call 613 384-8168
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, December 8 @ 9 pm; $20 advance
  @ the RCHA Club
or reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca 
or call 613 384-8168
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)
After more than 7 years of spinning great blues music while showcasing local, regional, Canadian and international talent, the time has come to close down our weekly, DAWG’ON BLUES Show. Over the next few weeks Hosts will broadcast their last Shows during our usual Schedule: Sundays at 8 pm and repeated, Mondays at 2 pm and Thursdays at 9 am. The last broadcast will be the week of Sunday, November 5, 2017. We hope you’ll tune in to enjoy these last great blues Shows yet to be shared by your DAWG'ON BLUES Hosts on www.dawgfm.com
This week, October 29 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES with Blues Bud Brent
Next week, November 5 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES with Debrablues

Sundays, 7-8 pm: INSIDE THE BLUES
(Repeated Tuesdays, 8-9 am & Fridays 2-3 pm)
with James Doran

ON HOLD for the foreseeable future.
For more info, please contact James james@choosetheblues.ca
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/
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. 
BluesMobile Radio Archives
With Elwood Blues
From Elwood Blues:
Good news Blues Brethren and Soul Sisters! We've decided to make selected episodes from our vast archives of The BluesMobile Radio Hour available for your listening pleasure! And in order to appease the music licensing powers that be, we are moving to Mixcloud to host our archival releases.
(You may have to copy & paste this link if it defaults to mixcloud.com when you click it!)
Our first archival release is a celebration of Eric Clapton. This episode first aired in March 2015 on his 70th birthday. But do we really need an excuse? There is a lifetime of music to sample, from Cream to Blind Faith to Derek and the Dominoes, and more. Plus exclusive and rare Clapton sound bites from our interview archives!
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, November 1
The Prime Rib Big Band @ Irene’s, 8:30 pm
Friday, November 3
The Mud Boys & the Dimestore Playboys @ the Rainbow, 9:30 pm
Saturday, November 4
River City Junction @ the Rainbow, 9:30 pm
Sunday, November 5
The Soulcasters host the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Jesse Greene Band Reunion @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, November 10
JW Jones @ the Rainbow, 9:30 pm
The Split @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, November 11
The Back Beat @ D’Arcy McGee’s, Orleans, 9 pm
Texas Music Appreciation Club @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, November 12
Horace & the Roots Movement host the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Friday, November 17
MonkeyJunk @ the Rainbow, 9:30 pm
Thursday, November 23
Clint Everson solo acoustic @ Backdrop Food & Drink, 7 pm
Sunday, November 26
River City Junction host the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Grey Cup Party with River City Junction @ Irene’s Pub, 9 pm

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