14 May 2018

Ottawa Blues This Week - 14 May 2018

It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Thursday, May 17; 8-11:30 pm

In January 2014, Dennis Jones was honored to accept an invitation from the Blues Foundation to serve as a Judge at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN, as well as to host its annual All-Star Jam on Beale St. Previously, in May 2012, Dennis served as an onstage Awards Presenter at the Blues Music Awards. Back in 2004, Dennis Jones played in the Zac Harmon Band when they won the IBC!

Dennis continues to work hard to achieve the next level of musical success. Increased touring and greater exposure to new fans will undoubtedly make this band a household name. If you need some Blues You Can Rock To, then it’s time to check out Dennis Jones Band.
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Album Release – “Run To Me”
          with Special Guest Sam Lynch opening
Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Saturday, May 19; 8-11 pm; $15 in advance
2018 has all the signs of being the break out year – so long deserved – for Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar. The group’s latest recording, entitled “Run to Me’, was released April 27, 2018. Produced by Darcy Yates, the album is a massive step forward for both Martin and Delta Sugar. Over the course of the project’s ten tracks, every song written by Martin solo or in tandem with Curtis Chaffey or Suzie Vinnick, the album explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction. As a collective, the songs reflect remarkable growth on Martin’s part as a songwriter. The lyrics are incisive, the melodies are constantly arresting and the harmonies and arrangements call up the best of the soul sounds of Stax Records and such contemporary artists as Leon Bridges, Sharon Jones, and Lee Fields.
Saturday, May 19
Jesse Greene Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
John Carroll @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, May 20
Vanier Playboys & Ball and Chain & the Wreckers Matinee Dance Party @ Irene’s Pub, 3 pm
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
(almost) EVERY WEEK
Robert Farrell
Daniel O’Connell’s, 1211 Wellington Street
Mondays, 8:30–10 pm
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: 
            May 17 – River City Junction
            May 24 – Mark Crissinger
            May 31 – Peter Brown
            June 7 – Charlie Sohmer
            June 14 – Robert Farrell
            June 21 – Elyssa Mahoney
            June 28 – John Yemensky 
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
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 season is complete.
Stay tuned for 2018-19 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
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Bettye LaVette
NAC Babs Asper Theatre, 1 Elgin Street
Saturday, May 26 @ 7:30 pm; tickets from $49.50

Bettye LaVette began her career in 1962, at the age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. She recorded for numerous major labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the course of the 1960s through the 1980s. In the 2000s she had a career resurgence and recorded multiple CDs, received a prestigious Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, a Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist and was nominated for 3 GRAMMYs.

At 72 years old, she is still performing with the ferocity of a woman half her age. She is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s and is still creating vital recordings today. Now, in her 55th year in show business, she has recorded an album of all Bob Dylan songs, “Things Have Changed.” She will be performing the album in its entirety, along with other songs from throughout her career.

Paul DesLauriers Band
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, May 26 

The Paul DesLauriers Band is made up of guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and the rhythm section of Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. Having worked together on various projects for nearly 20 years, the band has become bound by friendship and an unshakable mutual respect. Based on this history and an uncanny musical chemistry, in 2013 they decided to focus all their energy and talents to develop their distinctive power trio.

These Montreal-based, Canadian Blues veterans blend rock with straight-ahead blues in a way that echoes the vibe of the great power trios from the ‘60s and ‘70s, yet they take the music to another level via modern stylings and an attack that’s free of clichés. The aural texture of their music changes on a dime from guitar-driven pyrotechnic blazing to a much milder blues boogie with seamless ease. It's all wondrously peppered with pleasing funky bass lines and a swamp-blues backbeat.

The Ria Reece Band
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Sunday, May 27; 6-9 pm

The Ria Reece Band is old school Rhythm & Blues. Powerful and soulful, Ria Reece's haunting vocals take center stage. A great live act, this Montreal band's energy and passion is felt consistently throughout every performance. 
Clint Everson Solo
Barley Mow Open Mic
Barley Mow, 1481 Greenbank Road
Wednesday, May 30 @ 9 pm; no cover

Clint Everson brings his originals and eclectic mix of covers to The Barley Mow in Barrhaven on May 30. Come grab a pint and sing along to some of your favourite songs. If you are in the mood, bring an instrument and get in on the fun.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Angelina Hunter Trio
Orleans Craft Beer Festival, 255 Centrum Blvd, Orleans
Thursday, June 7; 6-7 pm

This is Orleans’ only festival celebrating craft beer!
We are very HOPpy to announce that the second annual Orléans Craft Beer Festival will once again take place outdoors at Centrum Plaza from June 7-9, 2018. The Orléans Craft Beer Festival will bring together even more great craft breweries, local food artisans and some fantastic music to the east end of the city! Craft beer not your thing? Don’t worry, we have a wine and spirits booth as well!
This outdoor festival goes off rain or shine! We’ve went out of our way to reserve a few more tents this year and much of the grounds will be covered, including the BEER GARDENS and EATING AREA! All of the best local taps and apps under the big tent! Good old fashioned east end street party! That’s right…they’ve closed the street for us!
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!!
Jack de Keyzer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, June 8 @ 9 pm

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 10 CD’s and 1 DVD. He has also played on hundreds of recordings and live sessions with artists ranging from Etta James to Ronnie Hawkins and Bo Diddley to Blue Rodeo. He is an exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer and performs an average of 120 shows per year. De Keyzer has brought audiences to their feet at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Fest, Blues Sur Seine (France) The Ottawa Blues Festival and Puerto Blues, (Mexico). 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 (Canada’s national 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. 
Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick In Concert
Best Western Convention Centre, Cobourg ON
Saturday, June 9; 8-10:30 pm

RICK FINES: Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. As a veteran of the North American blues and folk circuits, he engages audiences with captivating songs, diverse guitar styling and his signature vocal growl. Rick’s storied career has seen him working in stellar collaboration and as a successful solo act. First gaining attention as part of the legendary Jackson Delta, he’s since released four solo albums, another with his own Rick Fines trio, and a critically acclaimed disc with fellow troubadour, Suzie Vinnick. Along the way he has racked up both awards and accolades. His 15-year stint with Jackson Delta received both Juno and Handy award nominations. His partnership with Suzie garnered a Maple Blues Songwriter of the Year Award. On his own, he’s pulled in two more Maple Blues Awards (for Solo Act of the Year), as well as an astonishing eight other nominations. While his songwriting chops won him a 2003 International Songwriting Competition, he’s equally proficient on guitar – having played for legendary blues piano player Pinetop Perkins, songstress Colleen Peterson, folk icon Penny Lang, and many others.

SUZIE VINNICK: A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style. Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being nominated for a 2016 MapleBlues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year; achieving finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards, 1 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee. Suzie toured nationally with Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café, opened for John Hammond Jr. in New York City and performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years. Suzie has just released her latest album, a full band roots and blues extravaganza entitled “Shake The Love Around”.
Music by the Bay Live Presents
Quinn Sullivan
Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main Street South, Uxbridge ON
Saturday, June 9 @ 8 pm; tickets $73.45 (HST included)

Don’t miss the unforgettable musical experience that is Quinn Sullivan LIVE.

Quinn Sullivan has been a music professional for more than 75 percent of his life. He’s shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, The Roots, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi and Joe Bonamassa, and he opened for B.B. King, who later invited him to play his treasured “Lucille” guitar. He has performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States – including at storied venues like Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden – traveled overseas – performing at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival – and played several editions of the Experience Hendrix Tour, backed by Jimi’s original bassist Billy Cox. He’s also appeared on national TV, with guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and twice on The Ellen DeGeneres show. 

Quinn is working on his fourth release while continuing to tour throughout 2018 in support of “Midnight Highway”.
John Primer
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, June 15; 8-11:30 pm

John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa's, Checkerboard and Rosa's Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend.

John has played with such blues originators as: Sammy Lawhorn, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Smokey Smothers, Lonnie Brooks, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters and Magic Slim before venturing out on his own in 1995. Since that time, he’s released or been recorded on over a dozen albums and toured extensively all over the world. A master storyteller and songwriter, his catalog of songs is endless. Some of the awards attached to him include: 2 Grammy nominations and 2 Living Legend honors as well as a Blues Music Award for Best Traditional Blues Artist from the National Blues Foundation and many more.

The depth of history and tradition that runs in John's blood from decades of master blues classes he took from all the Blues Godfathers builds his music catalog and unique style. John Primer is still at the top of his game. With his strong traditionalist blues phrasing, seasoned rhythm and blues vocals and lightning-fast slide guitar techniques, few artists can match him and none have his vast, real deal, blues history. There are very few fans, critics or musicians who will deny the fact that John Primer is the real deal.
Texas Mac (Music Appreciation Club)
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, June 16 @ 9:30 pm

The Texas Music Appreciation Club was formed by brothers Curtis and Matthew Chaffey to celebrate any and all styles of music from the great state of Texas.

Happy to announce that the Texas Music Appreciation Club will be back at Irene's Pub Saturday, June 16 with a killer cast of players. Club members for this show include Matthew ChaffeyCurtis ChaffeyMichael Ball and Peter Von Althen with more special guests to be added. Stay tuned ....
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. 
Three Times Lucky
Bancroft Wheels, Water & Wings Festival, Bancroft ON
Saturday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm

Hey Folks, looking for another reason to road trip this summer? Three Times Lucky will be playing live on stage at this years Bancroft's Wheels, Water & Wings Festival, a 3-day event held in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada... not far from Algonquin Park. There will be a midway all weekend. The Festival opens at 6 pm on Friday July 6, with a CLASSIC CAR show and free concert. Saturday includes Paddle the York River challenges, a soap box derby, an open mic afternoon and a RAT ROD/HOT ROD show and shine in the evening, and a free concert with Three Times Lucky. On Sunday there is the 56th annual fly-in breakfast at the community airport, more paddles races and at noon, the MOTORCYCLE show and shine and a free concert. There is no fee to register for the car/bike shows. It's a weekend of fabulous, family fun in the heart of Ontario cottage country and you're invited!
120 Principale Street, Gatineau QC

Paul DesLauriers Band
Friday, May 25   SOLD OUT

Blues And Company
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, May 18 @ 9 pm

(Winner of the 2017 Ottawa Blues Society 'Road To Memphis' Challenge)
Blues & Company is a three-piece blues band from the Ottawa area. With a set list that mixes driving, and hook-oriented original songs with old school blues covers, this trio will have you addicted to their groove from the first note. They are an electric, roots, and contemporary blues band. They pull from influences like Freddie, B.B., and Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters and so many other legendary artists. This high-energy trio Combines Hendrix-esqe psychedelic electric blues with Chicago style roots and will lay down a boogie that is second to none!
Jerome Tucker Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, May 25 @ 9 pm
          Special introductory pricing for this first-time show just $10 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

Originally from Philadelphia, Jerome Tucker honed his skills in the clubs of Chicago to become one the best bass players in the Chicago blues scene. Jerome has played bass for an incredible list of blues greats including Otis Rush, Dickey Betts, Warren Hayes, Phil Guy, Lonnie Brooks, Melvin Taylor, Eddie Clearwater, Ivan Neville (of the Neville Brothers) whom he even composed some songs with.

Jerome has made Toronto his home and he plays constantly in and around the Toronto area. His band features some of the best players in the country including the amazing Rob Christian (formerly of Irene Torres) on a variety of instruments (keyboards, sax, flute);
Rich Greenspoon on drums (Jack deKeyzer, Suzie Vinnick, Carlos del Junco and many others); Carl Harvey from Jamaica on lead guitar (guitarist for The Crack of Dawn, which had hits for Columbia Records in Canada with "It's Alright" and "Keep the Faith" in 1976).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q88as_Mz4MM with the world-famous Elmer Ferrer sitting in
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgX6WPCBmDQ incredible musicians including Rob Christian on flute and Carl Harvey on guitar
Big Phat Horn Band
Featuring Kingston Divas
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, May 26 @ 9 pm; $15 @ the RCHA Club
and @ the door (if not sold out)      
If you haven’t seen this band – they are a must see – a do not miss show!
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
Laura Rain and The Caesars
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, June 29 @ 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

Returning from Detroit - sure to sell out after last year’s incredible show – reserve your tickets ASAP
Big Rude Jake
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, July 27 @ 9 pm; $10 advance 
or drop by the club to purchase.
Or reserve by email – bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca

(1st time performing for KBS)
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. 
Saturday, May 26
The Mud Boys @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Ray Montford Solo Concert @ Mill Road Community Centre, Chelsea QC, 8 pm
Sunday, May 27
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Friday, June 1
Bearshark, The Powergoats & the Clint Everson Band @ the Rainbow, 8 pm
Sunday, June 3
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Sunday, June 10
Joe Gaspar Band hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Saturday, June 16
Texas Mac with Matt & Curtis Chaffey & friends @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, June 17
Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Tuesday, June 19
Terry Gillespie & Band X @ Chateau du Lac, Hudson QC,
Friday, June 22
Beats and Keys with Rebecca Noelle & Anders Drerup @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, June 24
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Thursday, June 28
Clint Everson Solo @ the Backdrop Restaurant, 8 pm
Friday, July 6
Little Dog with Hornswater @ Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 9 pm

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