12 March 2018

Ottawa Blues This Week - 12 March 2018

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank street
Wednesday, March 14 @ 8 pm; cover $10

Born in 1981 in Toronto, Sean Pinchin haunts the GTA with his sultry sounds and elegant verse. Pinchin found his calling in folk and blues’, finding the community and the music spoke to his lifestyle and his heart. A self-proclaimed “typical” ginger and Taurus, his down-to-earth and easygoing personality compliments the energetic charisma he projects on stage.
Ottawa’s Tony D, guitarist extraordinaire with MonkeyJunk, needs no introduction to Ottawa blues fans.
What these two will get up to, together or separately … who knows?
The Clint Everson Band
          With Special Guest Tim Bastmeyer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, March 16 @ 9 pm

The Clint Everson Band will be hosting a double bill with Toronto bluesman Tim Bastmeyer on March 16 from 9 pm until late.

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.

Tim Bastmeyer has performed everywhere from The Melkweg in Amsterdam to The Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto. You may have seen him playing solo delta blues with tasty slide guitar. Maybe you caught him on tour with Juno winners Julian Fauth and James Thomson laying down that classic blues sound. Perhaps you saw him on tour with the Tim Bastmeyer Project laying down virtuoso guitar work. When not on tour Tim can be found at his recording studio in Uxbridge, Ontario.

Destiny’s Pre-St. Pat’s Day Party
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, March 16 @ 9 pm

Come on down to Irene's Pub and steal our lucky charms... we won't mind at all since we're celebrating St. Pat's Eve with a little magical funk. Guaranteed to make a stressful week disappear!! We're also welcoming back the wonderful Marianne Dumas on Keys for this one show only, so it's not to be missed!
St. Paddy’s Day with The Hillbilly Hepcats
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Saturday, March 17; 4-8 pm

Come rock with us. Dancing and swinging into the night. Sure to be great celebration!
Blues On The Rideau presents
Sean Pinchin Band
The Cove Inn, Westport ON
Friday, March 16; 7-11 pm; dinner & show $65 plus HST
          Proceeds to Rideau Waterway Land Trust

Sean Pinchin is a not only a fabulous slide guitarist, he’s got a great voice and writes inspired, powerful songs. He plays acoustic as well as electric Blues, both solo and with his band, and when he’s not doing that he backs the wonderfully talented Soul Blues singer Dione Taylor. Sean has been playing over 180 shows a year for the past 8 years and it shows. He has two excellent albums out - both recorded LIVE off the floor – which means what you hear on his records is what you get in his performances. His second one “Monkey Brain” was nominated for a JUNO this past year. Sean is bringing his full band for this show so you’ll get to see the electric dancin’ Blues side of this wonderfully talented artist. This is his first visit to BOTR @ The Cove and we’re very pleased to have him!

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
Music by the Bay Live Presents
Ruthie Foster
St. Francis Centre, 78 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Saturday, March 17 @ 8 pm; Advance tickets $70 + HST; $80 at the door

Her last three releases each received Grammy nominations and are critically acclaimed. Ruthie Foster also won the Koko Taylor Award, honoring notable female blues artists, in the Blues Music Awards in 2013 and 2015. Ruthie’s career also reaches beyond her own releases and performances. She has collaborated on stage with artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to The Allman Brothers to Susan Tedeschi, and has recorded tracks with Warren Haynes, Big Head Todd, and The Blind Boys of Alabama, among others. Ruthie has also been featured as an actress with a guest appearance on NBC’s television series Revolution and as a classical vocalist with Austin’s prestigious vocal ensemble Conspirare.
Friday, March 16
Destiny Pre-St. Pat’s Day Party @ Irene’s, 9 pm
Saturday, March 17
Hillbilly Hepcats @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Blues Wind @ O’Brien’s Eatery & Pub, 7 pm
John Carroll @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, March 18
Gravelfoot hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Le Meow @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 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
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: 
            March 15 – Jed Rached
            March 22 – Al Wood
            March 29 – James Cochrane
            April 5 – Drew Nelson
            April 12 – Niel Barrington
            April 19 – Scott Amey
            April 26 – Pat Moore
Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
Open Jam
Pocketz, 1696 Carling Avenue
Fridays @ 7:30 pm
Blues and more … bring your friends, hear some great talent & join in in the fun.
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.
Sundays at Brothers
Brothers Beer Bistro, 366 Dalhousie Street
Sundays, 11 am – 3 pm
Come and enjoy brunch prepared by Ottawa favorite Steve Mitton and enjoy the music of John Carroll. Every Sunday from 11am-3pm.
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
Slim Sunday’s Open Jam
Le Petit Chicago, 50 promenade du Portage
Sundays @ 4-9 pm
Gary Slimmoore and The New Soul Project are inviting you to enjoy Sundays with us between 4-9 pm as we celebrate the 4 seasons one glorious Sunday at a time. We plan to share the stage with musicians of all kinds. So come check it out!
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)
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:
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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NAC Presents
Ray Bonneville
NAC Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Tuesday, March 20 @ 8 pm

Every now and then, you run across someone with a library's worth of stories to tell. But unlike the raconteurs who regale friends with well-embellished versions of their exploits, these storytellers have lived so much, they reveal chapters of their hard-won wisdom slowly, carefully, like layers peeled from an onion.

Ray Bonneville didn't even open his storybook until his early 40s, some 20 years after he started performing. But with a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired "song and groove man," as he's been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling.

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.
Batstone’s Northern Ramble presents
Kings of Lowertown
and Bella Cat
Batstone’s Northern Ramble, 45 Railway Street, Renfrew ON
Friday, March 23; 7:30pm-11:30 pm

Blues Bulletin!! The Kings are rightly honoured and humbled to be returning to the very heart and essence of the Ottawa Valley on March 23, 2018 for a rousing evening of playing their music for good patrons. C'mon and join everyone for a run of great songs in a very special music hall: Batstone's Northern Ramble. Renfrew - Railway & Raglan. The wonderful Bella Cat Music will be closing out the evening. Special thanks to Mr. Dean Batstone and Jon Christink for their valued support. Bless ~ Kings

A 130-year-old former Baptist Church has been transformed into a listening place where 'Song is King'. Midnight Rambles originally grew out of jam sessions which erupted spontaneously after private showings (public showings were banned at the time) of early, Black-produced Hollywood films. Levon Helm (Drummer from The Band) adopted the name for his now legendary musical gatherings at his home studio near Woodstock, NY. Inspired by the idea of great, live, original music presented in an intimate setting (having attended many Midnight Rambles), singer/songwriter Dean Batstone brings this spirit to Eastern Ontario's newest live music venue, Batstone's Northern Ramble.

Watch Kings Of Lowertown's "Woodpile" video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/206699304
Catch-up with the Kings on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingsoflowertown/
Tony D’s JUNO Party
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, March 23; 8:30 pm – 12:30 am

Though he could be out in BC with his fingers crossed at the #JUNOAWARDS for his band, 2018 JUNO Nominees MonkeyJunkTony Diteodoro has opted to Party in the Nation's Capital with Friends & Family! Come out and Join us as we tip a hat, sip a drink, and wish him and the boys another JUNO Win!
(It's also #MonkeyJunkDay on March 22, so another reason to come out and party.)
Music by the Bay Live Presents
The Last Waltz – A Celebration of the music of The Band
Uxbridge Music Hall; 16 Main Street South, Uxbridge ON
Friday, March 23 @ 8 pm; Advance tickets $65 + HST

‘The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration of The BAND – Live’ celebrates the songs and music of the iconic Canadian band.
By popular demand, one of Ontario’s most talked about acts returns to Music by the Bay Live. This all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians, under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, will be playing The Uxbridge Music Hall on March 23, 2018. 

The Band is a Canadian national treasure, with four members of the legendary roots music group originally from southern Ontario. In the 1960s, they were initially brought together as “The Hawks” by Ronnie Hawkins and later gained international recognition as Bob Dylan’s band on his groundbreaking electric tours. This 120-minute performance of The Last Waltz includes a wide selection of fan favourites, such as The Band’s ‘The Weight’, ’The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Up On Cripple Creek’, ‘Life is a Carnival’, ‘The Shape I’m In’, ‘Rag Mama Rag’, ‘It Makes No Difference’, ‘Ophelia’ and many more.
Bands 4 BIN
Fundraiser for Bullies in Need
Sonny’s Bar and Grill, 1119 Baxter Road
Saturday, March 24 @ 8 pm-midnight; $10

Join us to help 3 bands from the Ottawa area raise money for the Pit Bull rescue, Bullies In Need. Bullies In Need (BIN) is a rescue dedicated to the “pit bull type” dogs in Ontario who face euthanasia daily in Ontario’s shelters. They aim to educate the public about these breeds, their history and their temperament. Bullies In Need seeks out foster and adoptive homes which are able to facilitate exceptional care and training. 

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.
Mark your calendars!
David Gogo
Neat Coffee Shop, Burnstown ON
Friday, March 30 @ 8 pm; $35

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. Gogo can swap road stories for as long as you can listen!

David Gogo Band blows through Burnstown March 30!! Tickets available at the shop or via our website, limited dinner reservations available before the show.
David Gogo
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, March 31 @ 9:30 pm

We had such a blast at The Rainbow in November, we are returning to rock on March 31 !! Always a rocking good time at The'Bow!! Ticket info www.therainbow.ca .
Hickory Wind Productions presents
Return of the Grievous Angel
National Arts Centre 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, March 31 @ 8:30 pm; tickets starting @ $30

An evening of music from the hit show ‘Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons’ starring Anders Drerup and Kelly Prescott.
Carolyn Fe Blues Collective Duo
And the Red Maple Blues Dancers
Beerocracy, 340 Somerset St West
Wednesday, April 4 @ 6:30 pm

It the 5th Anniversary of the Red Maple Blues Dancers (Ottawa) and we are so honored to have been invited to play for them (in a duo format) as they swing their swag and sashay across the floor. This group of dancers have a special place in Carolyn Fe's heart as they welcomed her with open arms and hip swaying moves the first time the band played Ottawa. Come on out and celebrate with us! There will be a screening of a Blues Dancing documentary (and we're part of it) between 6:30-7 pm. There will be a beginner dance lesson between 7-8 pm. Then, we take the stage from 8 pm all the way to 11 pm. See you there!
JW-Jones Live Album Recording
La Basoche, 120 Main Street, Gatineau QC
Wednesday & Thursday, April 4-6; doors 6:45 pm, show 7:45 pm
          General Admission, Standing Room only - Tickets $30 + HST = $33.90
          Limited number of seats

On April 4 and 5, 2018 at La Basoche in Gatineau, the band will light up the stage to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience of sharing a CD recording with fans, up close and personal. 

Following the success of the Kickstarter funding, tickets for these Live Recording shows are on sale. Get your tickets before these shows sell out!

We are limited to approx. 40 ticketed seats (4 per table), intended for people who are pregnant, have disabilities, or may have difficulty standing for the duration of the show. All other tickets are for standing room only, general admission. If you require a seat, please make note of this with your payment.

Please indicate HOW MANY tickets you’d like and which date (WED or THU). Also provide your NAME and E-MAIL ADDRESS in the “message” of your payment.
[1] E-Mail Money Transfer ( info@jw-jones.com, secret question: “event type?” / answer: livealbum ).
[2] PayPal (must select “friends & family”) to info@jw-jones.com.
[3] Credit Card Number (including expiry MM/YY, the 3 digits on back of card *CCV*, and Postal Code).
Don’t Forget: Name, E-Mail, Date you’d like to attend – all included in message attached to payment!
You will receive a ticket number within 4-6 business days of sending payment.
Questions/Comments - Please contact us - info@jw-jones.com
Wicked Grin
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, April 7; 8:57-11:57 pm

We'll be rockin' the blues at Irene's Pub Saturday, April 7. First show back in Ottawa. We'll be previewing some new material that will be on our upcoming disc. Gonna - rock!! Bruce Saunders on drums, Leigh-Anne Stanton on bass and the inevitable Rod Williams on harp.
Music By The Bay Live presents
Amy Helm
76 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Saturday, April 7, 8-11 pm; advance $75+HST; at the door $85

Although the personally charged, organically soulful “Didn’t It Rain” is her first release under her own name, Amy Helm has been making music for most of her life. She’s already won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt­country collective Ollabelle and subsequently for her extensive work with her father, musical icon Levon Helm, who passed away in 2012.

Blessed with a commanding, deeply expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions, Amy Helm delivers a timelessly powerful statement with “Didn’t It Rain”.
Music by the Bay Live Presents
Jack Broadbent
St. Francis Centre, 78 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, April 13 @ 8 pm; $55 +HST

Don’t miss the unforgettable musical experience that is Jack Broadbent LIVE.

Hailed as “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals.

This talented singer/songwriter started his career with humble beginnings busking and has since been leaving audiences spellbound with his live shows and unique style of slide guitar. With both feet firmly planted in an authentic blues style, Jack Broadbent is now making waves globally as one of the most exciting modern bluesmen of our time. Jack’s slide performances are attracting millions of views online and a rapidly expanding fan base.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email MBBL.blues@gmail.com or call 905-903-8661
The 401 Mini Tour – Day 4
Raoul & the Big Time
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Sunday, April 15; 3-7 pm

Maple Blues Award winners, Now Magazine Best Blues Artists (2007) and 2018 International Blues Challenge Semi Finalists Raoul and The Big Time, perform a four-show mini tour from London to Kingston to Montreal between April 12-15, wrapping up in Ottawa! Don't miss this great four-piece!

Raoul Bhaneja returns to his home town for a debut in the matinee slot at The Atomic Rooster on Bank Street! Many years since Raoul and The Big Time played a band show in Ottawa, Raoul last sold out The Ottawa Theatre with Big Dave McLean and Super Chikan in 2015 with special guest Tony D. Don't miss it Ottawa!!
Ana Popovic
The 27 Club, 27 York Street
Saturday, April 21; doors @ 8 pm, show @ 8:30 pm; $25

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.
18th Ottawa Community Record Show
St. Anthony’s Hall, 523 St. Anthony Street
Sunday, April 22; 11 am – 4 pm; admission $4

Off The Beaten Track presents the 18th Ottawa Community Record Show!! Tons of Killer, some filler, LPs & CDs. Your chance to dig for rare gems and scour for deals on great music from every genre.

Contact Dave Aardvark (daardvark (at) gmail (dot) com) to register for vendor tables.

Please help us spread the word, invite your friends & share the event link!
In collaboration with CKCU 93.1 FM, CHUO 89.1 FM & Birdman Sound
NAC Presents
Suzie Vinnick
NAC 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, April 26 @ 8:30 pm; $18

Much like Tim Horton’s venerable “double double”, veteran roots troubadour Suzie Vinnick is a bit of a national treasure. Blessed with a soaring, acrobatic voice, Vinnick mixes classic 90’s indie folk, with tried and true emotive balladry, the Saskatoon native is the recipient of countless Maple Blues Awards as well as three Juno nominations. We’re thrilled to welcome Suzie back to the National Arts Centre.
Angelique Francis
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, April 28 @ 9 pm

Angelique Francis is a versatile and exceptionally gifted young musician with talent that is way beyond her years. This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer song writer and composer has played some of the biggest venues across Canada and the USA. Angelique first took to the stage at age 7 and made her American national television debut at age 13 on the Oprah Network, for writing and composing an original theme song for the Gayle King show. She has an insatiable appetite for many different kinds of music, and has wowed audiences across the globe with her stage presence, instrumentals, song writing abilities and her deep textured vocals. She is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including Blues, Soul, folk, Jazz and Rock. Her diversity, passion and love of music can be heard in all of her original compositions.

Not only is this talented musician known as one of Canada’s top emerging blues artists, she is also recognized for her volunteer work with various charities and youth mentorship programs. Over the past few years Angelique has received the following recognition for her volunteer efforts: An Ontario Leading Women Building Communities Award (This award honours women who have made a significant difference in their communities in the province of Ontario), A Global Alliance Community Builder Award (For giving back to the community through music), and an Art Child Award (youth making a difference through art).
NAC Presents
NAC Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, May 3 @ 8 pm; $30.50

Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk has been Canada's most beloved player in the international modern bar-blues revival. Swampy but possessed, the band are currently touring in support of “Time to Roll”, their fifth album for legendary label Stony Plain. Save your quarters, MonkeyJunk are the indestructible jukebox in the roadside bar spitting anthems until sunrise.
Music by the Bay Live Presents
Avalon Lounge, Port Whitby Marina, Whitby ON
Friday, May 4 @ 8 pm; $45 +HST

Ottawa, Ontario's MonkeyJunk have been nominated for Blues Album of the Year for their Stony Plain Records release “Time To Roll”.

Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes.  Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email MBBL.blues@gmail.com or call 905-903-8661
Roots & Swing
Hosted by the Hillbilly Hepcats
Kaffé 1870, 715 Riverside Drive, Wakefield QC
Friday, June 8 @ 8:30 pm

The Hepcats are back at the Kaffé and bring their special brand of jump, swing, fun and rockabilly to the Kaffé to rock the night!!

Woodshed Slim will warm up the room with the traditional sounds from the Deep South. Authentic guitar and vocals to bring you back to the roots. 

Might be some special guests as well.
Gonna be a gooder!!
Ry Cooder & His Band
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Wednesday, June 27 @ 8 pm; tickets $91.50-$106.50

Ry Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar-work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.

Cooder's solo work draws upon many genres. Few musical artists of the past half century have introduced us to so many great songs; from so many rich musical traditions as has Ry Cooder. Whether they are choice nuggets from the early American blues catalogue, or gems from the birthing years of Rock & Roll or Rhythm & Blues; or Tex-Mex classics, African Blues or pre-Castro Cuban Music (Buena Vista Social Club), Ry Cooder has provided us with the most heartfelt and virtuosic of performances.

While many got to see Ry Cooder perform in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, it has been a rare occurrence to see him since. His 1981 shows at U of T’s Convocation Hall were voted “the best concerts of the year” by all three Toronto newspapers, the Star, the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Sun. This is the only time all three papers would agree on their choice.

Cooder performed at Centrepointe Theatres in 2016 with Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, with two sold-out shows but this will be the first time he brings us an evening of essential Ry Cooder music to Ottawa. On June 27th, Ry Cooder and his Band play Centrepointe Theatres to celebrate much of his greatest musical work plus songs from his much-anticipated new recording “The Prodigal Son”, to be released in early May of this year. 
120 Principale Street, Gatineau QC

Angel Forrest “Angel’s 11”
Saturday, February 24 … SOLD OUT

Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne & Ben Racine Band
Friday, March 30 … SOLD OUT

Victor Wainwright
Thursday, April 26 … some tickets available
Saturday, April 28 … a few tickets left

Paul DesLauriers Band
Friday, May 25 … a few tickets left

Kim Pollard Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, March 30 @ 9 pm; $10 in advance         
Purchase by Calling: RCHA Club 613-542-8152 (after 3PM) or drop by the club to purchase.
Or reserve by email – bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca

The outstanding Kim Pollard Band returns to the RCHA club on Friday March 30th. Twice voted to appear at the Memphis Blues Challenge this highly acclaimed singer/songwriter brings her soulful voice and repertoire from 2 CDs back to Kingston.
The band includes: Ian Kojima (former member of The Stampeders also with Chris de Burgh, Rick James and Donnie Walsh)) tenor sax/ acoustic guitar,
Alec Barken (bass), Paul David (drums), Paul Stacey (alto sax), Greg Law (guitar).
This is one smoking hot band.
At just $10 tickets are already selling very fast for this very popular band - so don’t wait or you might be disappointed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkl6z7JkZBc – an original – what a voice!!
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Light of Day fundraiser for Parkinson's
Opening Act MISS EMILY and Special Guests
Stages Nightclub
Thursday, April 12 @ 7 pm; tickets $50 @ www.lightofdaycanada.com/tickets
          All proceeds go towards research and support of Parkinson's patients

One of the best blues/soul outfits of all time.
Johnny is straight up, one of the best blues harp players in the business and he is coming with
an 8-piece band that includes a horn section.
*Please note, this is not a KBS show.
Raoul and the Big Time
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, April 13 @ 9 pm; $20 advance
Purchase by Calling: RCHA Club 613-542-8152 (after 3PM) or drop by the club to purchase.
Or reserve by email – bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca

In 1999, Raoul and The Big Time were awarded the Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year and in 2007 were voted NOW Magazine’s Best Toronto Blues Band.
The Big Time is comprised of multiple award-winning musicians:
Terry Wilkins (Bass for Lighthouse and Rough Trade) on upright bass,
Tom Bona (Maple Blues Winner best drummer – and drummer for Soulstack) on drums
and the excellent Darren Gallen (Mighty Duck Blues Band) on guitar.
The band is fronted by Raoul Bhaneja, Musician and actor.
Raoul is currently doing a tour of the west and southern United States joining some of the biggest names in the blues.
This band is smoking hot and incredibly tight, playing great blues.
A true must-see band they will have the club rocking all night long.
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, June 15 @ 9 pm; $20 in advance         
Purchase by Calling: RCHA Club 613-542-8152 (after 3PM) or drop by the club to purchase.
Or reserve by email – bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca
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
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 9th 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.
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. 
Friday, March 23
Tony D’s JUNO Party @ the Rainbow, 8:30 pm
Saturday, March 24
Bands for Bullies in Need Fundraiser @ Sonny’s Bar & Grill, 8 pm
Sunday, March 25
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Phoenix @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Saturday, March 31
Rocket Rached & the Fat City 8 @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Return of the Grievous Angel @ NAC 4th Stage, 8:30 pm
Barry & the Blasters @ the Black Sheep Inn, 8:30 pm
Bella Cat @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, April 1
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Wednesday, April 4
Prime Rib Big Band @ Irene’s Pub, 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 7
Wicked Grin @ Irene’s Pub, 8:57 pm
Sunday, April 8
Joe Gaspar Band hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Saturday, April 14
Jack Marks with Joe McDonald and the Walkin’ Hawks @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 15
Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Sunday, April 22
Clint Everson Band hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Saturday, April 28
Angelique Francis Band @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Sunday, April 29
Al Wood @ Vibration Studios, noon-2 pm
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow

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