The Back Beat recently added three new tunes to their repertoire and look forward to playing them for you.
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Since the release of her 2013 breakout “Pushin' Against A Stone”, June has been patiently at work in the garden of song, nurturing seedlings with love and care into the lush bloom that is her stunning new album, “The Order Of Time”. Some songs grew from seeds planted more than a decade ago, others blossomed overnight when she least expected them to, but every track bears the influence of time. Thankfully for us, June was ready when time told her to harvest these songs. In the garden, as in life, there is a time for everything and the moment has finally arrived to enjoy the fruits of all her labor. With “The Order Of Time”, Valerie June has prepared a bountiful feast, and there's a seat at the table for everyone.
Bharath And His Rhythm Four is a blues band that has won acclaim from some of the genre’s greatest champions. Their style is authentic with a purist approach and incomparable energy. They are faithful disciples of Muddy Waters, Little Walter and their contemporaries without resorting to mere mimicry.
Juno-winning First Nations power couple Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta have built their sound on a unique musical marriage of unvarnished truth and unconditional love. Their five-piece band turns out tunes that don’t fit in boxes: indie-folk, global-soul, roots-rock, hip-hop and blues-infused, Digging Roots is overall politically-engaged and poetically-enamoured.
Jazz, blues and gospel collide in this artist’s deep love for music, influenced by her past as a pastor's daughter from Saskatchewan — Taylor was raised in a family completely connected to song. The soulful singer’s Juno-nominated debut album catapulted her career across the continents, seeing her perform for audiences that have included the President of the United States and HM Queen Elizabeth II.
On his fourth Red House Records album, “Easy Gone”, Bonneville delivers 10 reasons why patience pays off. In each, his guitarwork shimmers like stars emerging at dusk. His voice carries the rich, natural timbre of time, though underneath that pearl-like smoothness, one hears its gritty core. His harmonica rhythms add even more texture to his sound.
So, come on down to Sonny's, behind the Ikea in Ottawa, and help SoundScape, Restless Soul, and Little Dog raise some money to support their incredible and selfless endeavours.
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L.A. based, Belgrade born guitar-player and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new triple album “Trilogy” - her most ambitious project yet.
With “Trilogy” Ana releases three albums in one! Twenty-three funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and many others.
Ana, born in Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia), grew up in a family where music was very important. All throughout her youth, her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly learned her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and started playing at the age of fifteen. Since then, Ana has developed into an phenomenal guitarist/vocalist with a growing legion of fans throughout the world.
Ana and her powerful band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals.