11 December 2017

Ottawa Blues This Week - 11 December 2017

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It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
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SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK
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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”.
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The Weber Brothers
with the Fathers of Modern Rocketry
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, December 15 @ 9:30 pm

By the ages of 18 and 21 they had already performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Jeff Healey and David Wilcox to name a few.
Between their renowned musical ability, high-energy, awe-inspiring performances and lessons learned first-hand from rock n’ roll pioneers, a reputation as the “baddest band in the land”, “heroes of this generation” and “the future in the big shoes of the past” now precedes them.
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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Purse Power – Live Music Showcase & Charity Event
LIVE on Elgin, 220 Elgin Street
Thursday, December 14; 8 pm – 11 pm; FREE

Maiden Canada and LIVE on Elgin proudly presents PURSE POWER!
A live music showcase and charity event featuring three of Ottawa's exciting female-led bands preforming original music!

Your MCs for the evening: LeeAnn Margaret and Terry Steeves, two of Maiden Canada's founding members and women in music, will be your hosts, presenting the following live bands:
8pm: Leslie Rohonczy Band
9pm: Mystara
10pm: O Neptune

YOUR MISSION:
Got an extra purse or two hanging around your house? Fill it with anything a woman might need: gloves, socks, kleenex, feminine hygiene products, chapstick, etc. and bring it to the PURSE POWER event as a contribution! All purses will be distributed to the following local women's shelters just in time for the Holiday Season!

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa - Young Women's Shelter:
http://www.ysb.ca/index.php?page=young-women-s-shelter&hl=eng
St. Joe's Women's Centre:
http://www.stjoeswomenscentre.org/b/
Interval House Ottawa:
https://www.intervalhouseottawa.org/
Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton:
http://nelsonhouse.on.ca/
Chrysalis House:
https://www.wocrc.ca/violence-against-women/chrysalis-house
Cornerstone Housing for Women:
https://www.cornerstonewomen.ca/
Harmony House (2nd stage women's shelter):
http://www.harmonyhousews.com/

All are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE, and if you contribute a purse, it will be gratefully accepted! Come and discover some amazing members of Ottawa's Live-Music Scene, while contributing to a worthy cause! We hope to see you there!
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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The 25th edition of Virée Blues Moosehead Finale
Angel Forrest & Ricky Paquette
Bar Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC
Wednesday, December 13 @ 8 pm; $20
(OBS members $15 with membership card)

For our 199th show and to wrap up our 25th edition, the Viree Blues Moosehead team offers you none less than the Queen of Canadian Blues! Winner of “Female Vocalist of the Year” four years in a row (2013 to 2016) at the Maple Blues Awards, the Top Awards of Canadian Blues, our next guest is once more in contention this year of her 5th title, as well as “Entertainer of the year”. The decisions will be announced January 15, 2018 at the Maple 21st Blues Award Gala.

She will be on stage with two of Canada’s Top Guitarists, namely Denis Coulombe and Ricky Paquette, with whom, by the way, she will be Quebec’s representation at the prestigious Memphis International Blues Challenge.
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Syndicated Blues
Pub Windsor, 556 ave de Buckingham, Gatineau QC
Thursday, December 14, 6:30-10 pm; $10 cover

Happy Hour Blues! Levée fond pour les paniers du Club Lions
Marc Charbonneau / Ken MacMillan / Mike Berndt / Ron Holdich / Carl Bastien
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MonkeyJunk
Black Sheep Inn, Gatineau QC
Saturday, December 16 @ 8:30 pm
Sunday, December 17 @ 4 pm

MonkeyJunk returns to Wakefield's original juke joint/dive bar for another rousing evening of music from their 5 releases as well as a unique cover or 2 and a few holiday classics! The band loves coming back to the sheep to set the season vibe . . . JOIN US!
LOCALS THIS WEEK
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Wednesday, December 13
Angel Forrest & Ricky Paquette @ Viree Blues, Le Petit Chicago, Gatineau, 8 pm
Thursday, December 14
Purse Power @ LIVE on Elgin, 8 pm
Syndicated Blues @ Pub Windsor, Gatineau, 6:30–10 pm
Friday, December 15
JW-Jones @ La Basoche, 7 pm
Lucas Haneman Express @ the Nepean Sailing Club, 8-11 pm
Saturday, December 16
MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QC, 8:30 pm
Destiny @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, December 17
Wicked Grin Christmas Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QC, 4:20 pm
Funk Yo’ Christmas with Blast From The Sun @ Petit Chicago, Gatineau, 9 pm
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS
(almost) EVERY WEEK
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The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
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Dr Dave Blues & Jazz
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesdays, 4-7 pm; no cover
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John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 8 pm
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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: 
            December 14 – Terry Gillespie
            December 21 – Edward Hart
            December 28 – Steve Marriner
            January 4 – Rob Alexander
            January 11 – Corey Sullivan
            January 18 – Elyssa Mahoney
            January 25 – Vince Halfhide
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Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
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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.
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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).
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Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
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Sunday Sessions, 9:30 pm, no cover
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
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VIRÉE BLUES MOOSEHEAD
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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)
     December 13 – Angel Forrest & Ricky Paquette
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS MONTHLY
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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!)
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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:
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

Please visit and LIKE us on Facebook and Twitter
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions    
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SPECIAL EVENTS THIS MONTH
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NAC Presents
Crystal Shawanda: Christmas Concert
NAC Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, December 21 @ 8 pm; tickets $36.50

A fabulous Christmas concert from an incredible Canadian talent. A Juno-winning singer/songwriter whose soulful, rootsy sound has allowed for a nearly seamless bridging of the traditional country and blues worlds, Crystal Shawanda’s unique aboriginal cultural background has left her feeling like an outsider at times. But that search may be at an end, as the process of creating her latest album, the cathartic, bold and refreshingly authentic “Fish Out of Water” sees the talented Shawanda not just coming to terms with her unique place in the industry, but embracing and truly celebrating it. ‘Fish Out of Water” stands as an example of an artist who has truly found her voice, and it is a voice that is rich, powerful, charming and intimately real.
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Tipsy Eve IX: Munster Reunion XMAS Party
Danby’s Bar & Grill, 2858 Munster Road, Munster Hamlet
Friday, December 22

TIPSY EVE IX – wow, it’s been nine years already! This year we decided to kick it old school. After 9 years in Kanata at Darcy McGee's and since our friends who operated it no longer do, we wanted to change up the venue.

BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN! MUNSTER - Danby's Bar & Grill

We held the party in Kanata each year to accommodate old friends from Richmond, Stittsville, Manotick and Munster... since most wouldn't go downtown we thought best to hold in Kanata, it being more central for everyone. Every year the party has different crowds, but it turns into a reunion of old faces that get together for some Holiday Fun!

So make a call out to all those "FORMER & CURRENT MUNSTERITES" and all our buddies from Richmond, Stittsville and Manotick to come out and show Munster an Old School Party! But this time hopefully we don't get the cop cars chasing us from the party! ;)

Crunchy Flower will play a li’l music then I will invite some other musical peeps you know ... Eric Lackey, Bill St Amand ... and others to be announced.
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Tony D Band Holiday Bash
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, December 23 @ 9 pm; $10 advance, $15 at the door

Tony D Band's Annual XMas Bash.
Tony D is a staple in Ottawa's blues music scene. Although these days he is kept busy touring with the JUNO winning band MonkeyJunk, when he's home, Tony D brings out his larger blues band and ROCKS the RAINBOW.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ettsqY-d63E
http://monkeyjunkband.com/
In anticipation of early shows starting in 2018, we're starting this one at 9pm!
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Hillbilly Playboys
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Saturday, December 30

A combination of Hillbilly Hepcats and Dmestore Playboys is sure to please and get you ready for New Years.
Great tunes with attitude and style.
Come on down and shake it with us.
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NEW YEAR’S EVE
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Jeff Rogers Live!
Aperativo, 655 Kanata Ave, Unit L2, Kanata
Sunday, December 31 @ 7 pm; tickets $120+ taxes per person

An evening of fabulous food and drink, great friends and live music.
Join us to ring in the New Year at Aperitivo!
The best little party in Kanata will include:
Welcome Cocktail, Bubbles at the Bells, great food throughout the evening, and...
Tickets available now!
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John Carroll & the Epic Proportions
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Sunday, December 31 @ 9 pm

John Carroll, Fred Guignon, Phillipe Charboneau, Olivier Fairfield play songs; Curtis Chaffey and Matt Chaffey play songs. Everyone has fun.
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Soulcasters
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Sunday, December 31 @ 10 pm; no cover, no reservations

Get ready to shake your tail feather into the New Year with the Soulcasters at the Atomic Rooster! Party Favours and NO COVER. Get there early folks, no reservations!!!!
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COMING IN 2018
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Fundraiser for the Road To Memphis
With the Angelina Hunter Trio and Wicked Grin
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, January 6; 8-11 pm

The Angelina Hunter Trio is proud to announce that we have been chosen to represent Ottawa in the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN (Jan 16-20). We will be performing at numerous showcase events as well as competing against many of the best blues acts in the world!

This Fundraiser will help the band finance their trip to this prestigious event and will also go towards funding their debut album release.

We are thrilled and honored to share the stage with 2014 Road to Memphis winners Wicked Grin. This will be an amazing night of blues you will not want to miss!

If you are out of town and would still like to contribute but can't make the show, you can send us some coin via our Go Fund Me page:
https://www.gofundme.com/international-blues-challenge-fund

All contributions will go a long way to help us share our music internationally.
We really appreciate your continued support and look forward to an awesome night of screamin' guitar blues!
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Music by the Bay Live presents
Shakura S’Aida
Avalon Lounge Port Whitby Marina; 301 Watson Street West, Whitby ON
Saturday, January 20 @ 8 pm; $45 advance

LOOK OUT WHITBY ... Shakura is coming!

You may have spotted Brooklyn-born, Swiss-raised and Canadian-based Shakura S’Aida-pronounce her name “Shack-ooo-ra Sigh-ee-da”— performing at Festivals in Dubai, Europe, Australia, Rwanda or Russia, on the Legendary Blues Cruise; with her new symphony orchestra concert, “Blues in G Minor: 4 Women”, featuring the blues music of Etta James, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, in her 4 woman tribute to Nina Simone, “The Nina Project” or acting in TV shows such as Lost Girl, Schitt’s Creek or Flashpoint. From her beginnings as the world music band Kaleefah’s lead singer, this versatile vocalist and consummate entertainer has blown audiences away with her scorching vocal style, uncanny ability to deliver powerful original songs and to get deep into the guts of the most venerable standard. Shakura’s long-simmering career initially moved into high gear in 2008 with a triumph at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, when she earned the runner-up position, competing against more than 100 bands from more than 20 different countries.

Shakura S’Aida has consistently been thrilling audiences with her powerful pipes for years, most recently as a guest host on CBC Radio 2’s Weekend Morning. As a veteran of the international music scene, she’s performed both as a featured artist with musicians like Jimmy Smith, Lee Oskar (WAR), Bettye LaVette and Keb Mo’, as well as an award winning solo artist.

This will be a formidable performance and tickets for this show would make a perfect Christmas Gift! Give the gift of live music this holiday season! Advance Tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com
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Paul Reddick
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, January 27 @ 9:30 pm

Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick on of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. For over 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the art form to new frontiers with his rapacious, deep vocals, masterful harmonica playing and song writing. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are his weapon of choice and when he sings, it is near impossible not to listen and get lost within the songs, right alongside him and illustrating what the influential British magazine Mojo described as his “wayward brilliance.”
http://www.paulreddick.ca
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NAC presents
Michael Kaeshammer
NAC Babs Asper Theatre, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 pm

“No Filter” is the 11th album from Michael Kaeshammer. This is the sound of an artist following his muse completely unhindered by thoughts of commercial imperatives or genre constraints. The prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer. On “No Filter”, Michael mixes his well-crafted and melodic original songs with a couple of evocative piano instrumentals, and the result is a delightfully varied collection.

Kaeshammer has won West Coast Music Awards as Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, while seven JUNO Award nominations have netted him two wins. With his recording career now spanning two full decades, Michael Kaeshammer has emerged as a truly original artist at the very top of his game and one in love with the creative process.
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/17469
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Valerie June
The 27 Club, 27 York Street
Friday, February 10 @ 8:30 pm; $25

"Understanding the order of time is important to anyone hoping to manifest a dream," says Valerie June. "There is a time to push, and a time to gently tend the garden."
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.
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NAC presents
Sue Foley
NAC Azrieli Theatre, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, February 22 @ 8 pm

Sue Foley returns to her roots for “The Ice Queen”, her first solo album in 10 years! Recorded old-school ‘live and in the room’, “The Ice Queen” is Sue Foley’s 11th solo release, featuring all new original songs and showcasing her singular guitar style.
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COMING TO LA BASOCHE IN 2018
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La Basoche
120 Principale Street, Gatineau QC

Angel Forrest “Angel’s 11”
Saturday, February 24 … only a few tickets left

Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne & Ben Racine Band
Friday, March 30 … a few single tickets only

Victor Wainwright
Friday, April 13 … nearly sold out
Saturday, April 14 … nearly sold out

Paul DesLauriers Band
Friday, May 25 … nearly sold out
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KINGSTON & AREA SPECIAL EVENTS
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Clint Everson Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, January 13 @ 9 pm; $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
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JW Jones
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, March 3 @ 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
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KINGSTON & AREA
REGULAR EVENTS
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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.
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For more info, please contact Kingston Blues Society
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BLUES ON THE RADIO
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DAWGFM.com Blues 24/7 on the internet
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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.
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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.
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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/
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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. 
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LOCALS LOOK AHEAD
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Friday, December 22
Tipsy Eve IX @ Danby's Bar & Grill, Munster Hamlet
Saturday, December 23
Tony D Band Holiday Bash @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Sunday, December 24
Rocket Rached hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
Wicked Grin Duo @ the Atomic Rooster, 7:15 pm
Friday, December 29
The Split’s Holiday Soul Show @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Saturday, December 30
John Carroll & the Epic Proportions with Matt & Curtis Chaffey @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Hillbilly Playboys @ the Atomic Rooster
Sunday, December 31
Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
Jeff Rogers @ Aperativo, Kanata, 7 pm
New Year’s Party with the Harea Band & special guest Grace Marr @ the Rainbow, 8 pm
New Year’s Party with the Hilotrons @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Soulcasters @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Wednesday, January 3
The Prime Rib Big Band @ Irene’s Pub, 8 pm
Saturday, January 6
Angelina Hunter Trio Road To Memphis Fundraiser @ the Rainbow, 8-11 pm
Rockabilly with the Dimestore Playboys @ the Atomic Rooster, 10 pm
Sunday, January 7
River City Junction @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, January 12
Jesse Greene Rock ‘n’ Roll Rainbow @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Saturday, January 20
Drew Nelson @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC, 9 pm
Saturday, February 10
Clint Everson Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
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04 December 2017

Ottawa Blues This Week - 4 December 2017

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It’s always wise to check with
the venue to confirm the show!
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SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Bill Durst
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, December 9; $12

Bill Durst is a Canadian Blues-Rock-Roots guitarist, singer, songwriter, entertainer who has written and recorded over 125 songs on 12 albums with 7 national radio chart hits. Bill’s entrance on the national/international stage was with his classic rock band Thundermug formed from London R&B groups in 1969. By the summer of 1972 the band had a number one hit and a fan following in Eastern Canada. The band went on to record a total of 5 albums, (3 albums in the early/mid 1970s and two CDs in the mid-1990s) releasing records in the US and Europe. Bill put out his first two solo releases in the mid ‘80s but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that Durst got some real career momentum. In 2004 he proclaimed his intention to start up a “little, fuzzy, psychedelic blues band” and since then Bill and his co-writer Joe DeAngelis have produced 5 full length CDs: “The Wharncliffe Sessions” (’05), “The Great Willy Mammoth” (’09), “Live” (‘12), “Hard And Heavy” (’13) and “Good Good Lovin” (15).
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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Featuring The Jivewires
Bell Sensplex, Kanata Fieldhouse, 1565 Maple Grove Road, Kanata
Thursday, December 7; 9:30-11:30 pm; admission FREE!

The Jivewires are booked to perform at The Patch, Curling Canada's legendary party place during “Fan Zone 2017 Tim Hortons Roar Of The Rings” as part of the lineup of entertainment at The Bell Sensplex in Kanata from December 2-10.

The Jives put on a high energy show of original songs inspired by the great "jump blues" artists of the late 40's and early 50's like Louis Jordan and wild swing masters like Cab Calloway. With an emphasis on groove, improvisation and social satire, The Jivewires will get you jumpin' like never before!
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A Christmas Cookout with
The Prime Rib Big Band
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
Saturday, December 9 @ 7 pm; tickets $25-$50

The 1st Annual Christmas Cookout with The Prime Rib Big Band will be the highlight of the Christmas season. The Prime Rib Big Band will perform two sets of music in the Theatre ranging from hard swinging originals all the way to re-harmonized Christmas classics. A Texas style BBQ catering company is coming in to provide food for the evening.
The menu:
Smoked beef brisket on an artisan roll
Chicken wings smoked on the BBQ
Potato wedges
Hand made coleslaw
& all the fixings to go with it

The caterers will be smoking, BBQing and prepping all the food on site. Drinks will be $5 all night. What’s not to love about this concert?
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Rock ‘n’ Roots Society 2nd Annual Christmas Party
Moose McGuire’s, 3320 McCarthy Road
Saturday, December 9; doors @ 7 pm, music starts @ 8 pm
          Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, dinner & show $30 (if available)
Dinner is a hefty serving of a Turkey Xmas Dinner with all the fixins!

It's our 2nd annual Christmas Party!
Live Music, Great Food and new this year - "Gift Exchange Game"

We hand out tickets to the first 50 people thru the door...we then draw the tickets for the holders to go select a gift. Once all gifts are handed out you can trade your gift with others and try to land the elusive $100+ grand prize gift! If you leave your gift unattended, another person can exchange their gift for yours! Let the Gift Exchanging begin!

If you don't win the grand prize you may win a lump of coal! Because in the end, we are all a little naughty, we like it that way! ;)

Live Music by: Crunchy Flower, River City Junction, and Bill St. Amand’s solo project "BONE CAT". Special Guests will join in on the fun!
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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Ray Montford
Neat Coffee Shoppe, Burnstown ON
Saturday, December 9

The Ray Montford Trio will perform live in concert at Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown. Coupled with stunning musicianship and Ray’s powerful and haunting compositions, you will hear echoes of Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler and Micheal Hedges in Ray’s guitar work. This will be an evening you won’t want to miss! On this night, Ray’s band will feature drummer Alden Roberge and bassist Ken Kanwisher.
Tickets
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Coffee House
With Al Wood & Ray Harris
Vibration Studios, 5488 Osgoode Main, Osgoode ON
Sunday, December 10; 11 am – 3 pm

We welcome Ray Harris AND Al Wood Sunday Dec 10th!! And of course delicious coffee and treats too! Starts at 11am :)
Open Mic follows...
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LOCALS THIS WEEK
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Friday, December 8
Al Tambay & Don Richard @ the Neighbourhood Pub, 7 pm
Lucas Haneman Express @ Brookstreet Hotel Options Bar, 8 pm – midnight
Saturday, December 9
Lucas Haneman Express @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Al Tambay & Don Richard @ the South Branch, Kemptville
Prime Rib Big Band Christmas Cookout @ Arts Court Theatre, 7 pm
Rock ‘n’ Roots Society 2nd Annual Christmas Party @ Moose McGuire’s, 8 pm
Sunday, December 10
Al Wood Coffee House @ Vibration Studios, Osgoode ON, 11 am – 3 pm
River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 3:30 pm
Wicked Grin @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Monday, December 11
Lucas Haneman solo @ Brookstreet Hotel Options Bar, 7-11 pm
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS
(almost) EVERY WEEK
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The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
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Dr Dave Blues & Jazz
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Wednesdays, 4-7 pm; no cover
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John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 8 pm
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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: 
            December 7 – Peter Newsom
            December 14 – Terry Gillespie
            December 21 – Edward Hart
            December 28 – Steve Marriner
            January 4 – Rob Alexander
            January 11 – Corey Sullivan
            January 18 – Elyssa Mahoney
            January 25 – Vince Halfhide
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Weekly jazz jam
Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Thursdays, 7-11 pm; no cover
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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.
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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).
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Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
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Sunday Sessions, 9:30 pm, no cover
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
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VIRÉE BLUES MOOSEHEAD
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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)
     December 13 – Angel Forrest & Ricky Paquette
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS MONTHLY
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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!)
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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:
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

Please visit and LIKE us on Facebook and Twitter
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions    
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Coming to La Basoche in 2018
120 Principale Street, Gatineau QC
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Angel Forrest “Angel’s 11”
Saturday, February 24 … only a few tickets left

Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne & Ben Racine Band
Friday, March 30 … a few single tickets only

Victor Wainwright
Friday, April 13 … nearly sold out
Saturday, April 14 … nearly sold out

Paul DesLauriers Band
Friday, May 25 … nearly sold out
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SPECIAL EVENTS COMING SOON
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Syndicated Blues
Pub Windsor, 556 ave de Buckingham, Gatineau QC
Thursday, December 14, 6:30-10 pm; $10 cover

Happy Hour Blues! Levée fond pour les paniers du Club Lions
Marc Charbonneau / Ken MacMillan / Mike Berndt / Ron Holdich / Carl Bastien
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Purse Power – Live Music Showcase & Charity Event
LIVE on Elgin, 220 Elgin Street
Thursday, December 14; 8 pm – 11 pm; FREE

Maiden Canada and LIVE on Elgin proudly presents PURSE POWER!
A live music showcase and charity event featuring three of Ottawa's exciting female-led bands preforming original music!

Your MCs for the evening: LeeAnn Margaret and Terry Steeves, two of Maiden Canada's founding members and women in music, will be your hosts, presenting the following live bands:
8pm: Leslie Rohonczy Band
9pm: Mystara
10pm: O Neptune

YOUR MISSSION:
Got an extra purse or two hanging around your house? Fill it with anything a woman might need: gloves, socks, kleenex, feminine hygiene products, chapstick, etc. and bring it to the PURSE POWER event as a contribution! All purses will be distributed to the following local women's shelters just in time for the Holiday Season!

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa - Young Women's Shelter:
http://www.ysb.ca/index.php?page=young-women-s-shelter&hl=eng
St. Joe's Women's Centre:
http://www.stjoeswomenscentre.org/b/
Interval House Ottawa:
https://www.intervalhouseottawa.org/
Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton:
http://nelsonhouse.on.ca/
Chrysalis House:
https://www.wocrc.ca/violence-against-women/chrysalis-house
Cornerstone Housing for Women:
https://www.cornerstonewomen.ca/
Harmony House (2nd stage women's shelter):
http://www.harmonyhousews.com/

All are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE, and if you contribute a purse, it will be gratefully accepted! Come and discover some amazing members of Ottawa's Live-Music Scene, while contributing to a worthy cause! We hope to see you there!
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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”.
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The Weber Brothers
with the Fathers of Modern Rocketry
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, December 15 @ 9:30 pm

By the ages of 18 and 21 they had already performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Jeff Healey and David Wilcox to name a few.
Between their renowned musical ability, high-energy, awe-inspiring performances and lessons learned first hand from rock n’ roll pioneers, a reputation as the “baddest band in the land”, “heroes of this generation” and “the future in the big shoes of the past” now precedes them.
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NAC Presents
Crystal Shawanda: Christmas Concert
NAC Azrieli Studio, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, December 21 @ 8 pm; tickets $36.50

A fabulous Christmas concert from an incredible Canadian talent. A Juno-winning singer/songwriter whose soulful, rootsy sound has allowed for a nearly seamless bridging of the traditional country and blues worlds, Crystal Shawanda’s unique aboriginal cultural background has left her feeling like an outsider at times. But that search may be at an end, as the process of creating her latest album, the cathartic, bold and refreshingly authentic “Fish Out of Water” sees the talented Shawanda not just coming to terms with her unique place in the industry, but embracing and truly celebrating it. ‘Fish Out of Water” stands as an example of an artist who has truly found her voice, and it is a voice that is rich, powerful, charming and intimately real.
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Tony D Band Holiday Bash
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, December 23 @ 9 pm; $10 advance, $15 at the door

Tony D Band's Annual XMas Bash.
Tony D is a staple in Ottawa's blues music scene. Although these days he is kept busy touring with the JUNO winning band MonkeyJunk, when he's home, Tony D brings out his larger blues band and ROCKS the RAINBOW.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ettsqY-d63E
http://monkeyjunkband.com/
In anticipation of early shows starting in 2018, we're starting this one at 9pm!
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Fundraiser for the Road To Memphis
With the Angelina Hunter Trio and Wicked Grin
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Saturday, January 6; 8-11 pm

The Angelina Hunter Trio is proud to announce that we have been chosen to represent Ottawa in the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN (Jan 16-20). We will be performing at numerous showcase events as well as competing against many of the best blues acts in the world!

This Fundraiser will help the band finance their trip to this prestigious event and will also go towards funding their debut album release.

We are thrilled and honored to share the stage with 2014 Road to Memphis winners Wicked Grin. This will be an amazing night of blues you will not want to miss!

If you are out of town and would still like to contribute but can't make the show, you can send us some coin via our Go Fund Me page:
https://www.gofundme.com/international-blues-challenge-fund

All contributions will go a long way to help us share our music internationally.
We really appreciate your continued support and look forward to an awesome night of screamin' guitar blues!
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Music by the Bay Live presents
Shakura S’Aida
Avalon Lounge Port Whitby Marina; 301 Watson Street West, Whitby ON
Saturday, January 20 @ 8 pm; $45 advance

LOOK OUT WHITBY ... Shakura is coming!

You may have spotted Brooklyn-born, Swiss-raised and Canadian-based Shakura S’Aida-pronounce her name “Shack-ooo-ra Sigh-ee-da”— performing at Festivals in Dubai, Europe, Australia, Rwanda or Russia, on the Legendary Blues Cruise; with her new symphony orchestra concert, “Blues in G Minor: 4 Women”, featuring the blues music of Etta James, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, in her 4 woman tribute to Nina Simone, “The Nina Project” or acting in TV shows such as Lost Girl, Schitt’s Creek or Flashpoint. From her beginnings as the world music band Kaleefah’s lead singer, this versatile vocalist and consummate entertainer has blown audiences away with her scorching vocal style, uncanny ability to deliver powerful original songs and to get deep into the guts of the most venerable standard. Shakura’s long-simmering career initially moved into high gear in 2008 with a triumph at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, when she earned the runner-up position, competing against more than 100 bands from more than 20 different countries.

Shakura S’Aida has consistently been thrilling audiences with her powerful pipes for years, most recently as a guest host on CBC Radio 2’s Weekend Morning. As a veteran of the international music scene, she’s performed both as a featured artist with musicians like Jimmy Smith, Lee Oskar (WAR), Bettye LaVette and Keb Mo’, as well as an award winning solo artist.

This will be a formidable performance and tickets for this show would make a perfect Christmas Gift! Give the gift of live music this holiday season! Advance Tickets www.musicbythebaylive.com
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Paul Reddick
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, January 27 @ 9:30 pm

Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick on of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. For over 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the art form to new frontiers with his rapacious, deep vocals, masterful harmonica playing and song writing. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are his weapon of choice and when he sings, it is near impossible not to listen and get lost within the songs, right alongside him and illustrating what the influential British magazine Mojo described as his “wayward brilliance.”
http://www.paulreddick.ca
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NAC presents
Michael Kaeshammer
NAC Babs Asper Theatre, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 pm

“No Filter” is the 11th album from Michael Kaeshammer. This is the sound of an artist following his muse completely unhindered by thoughts of commercial imperatives or genre constraints. The prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer. On “No Filter”, Michael mixes his well-crafted and melodic original songs with a couple of evocative piano instrumentals, and the result is a delightfully varied collection.

Kaeshammer has won West Coast Music Awards as Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, while seven JUNO Award nominations have netted him two wins. With his recording career now spanning two full decades, Michael Kaeshammer has emerged as a truly original artist at the very top of his game and one in love with the creative process.
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/17469
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Valerie June
The 27 Club, 27 York Street
Friday, February 10 @ 8:30 pm; $25

"Understanding the order of time is important to anyone hoping to manifest a dream," says Valerie June. "There is a time to push, and a time to gently tend the garden."
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.
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NAC presents
Sue Foley
NAC Azrieli Theatre, 1 Elgin Street
Thursday, February 22 @ 8 pm

Sue Foley returns to her roots for “The Ice Queen”, her first solo album in 10 years! Recorded old-school ‘live and in the room’, “The Ice Queen” is Sue Foley’s 11th solo release, featuring all new original songs and showcasing her singular guitar style.
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KINGSTON & AREA SPECIAL EVENTS
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Soulstack
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, December 8 @ 9 pm; $20 advance

Soulstack is undoubtedly one of the best bands that we have ever had perform for us here at KBS.
Multiple Maple Blues Awards nominees and award winners including best Electric Act.
Featuring Jonathan Knight on lead and vocals with Tom Bona (Maple Blues best Drummer and past drummer for Sue Foley and David Wilcox), Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson on bass, Mark Wessenger on keyboards and Chris Latta on a variety of baritone guitars and other instruments this band is smoking hot and incredibly tight.
Whether singing inspirational Gospel, soaring soul or hard driving blues this band will have you dancing and singing all night long and will leave you astonished at just how good a band can really be. We have had many great artists and bands that featured great individual artists but SOULSTACK is definitely one of, if not the best all round bands that we have ever presented.
There last show sold out – so reserve your tickets today. This is a definite must-see show.
Tickets for SOULSTACK show now available through the RCHA Club directly.
Purchase by Calling: 613-542-8152 (after 3PM) or drop by the club to purchase
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Clint Everson Band
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, January 13 @ 9 pm; $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
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JW Jones
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, March 3 @ 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
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KINGSTON & AREA
REGULAR EVENTS
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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.
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For more info, please contact Kingston Blues Society
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BLUES ON THE RADIO
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DAWGFM.com Blues 24/7 on the internet
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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.
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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.
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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/
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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. 
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LOCALS LOOK AHEAD
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Thursday, December 14
Purse Power @ LIVE on Elgin, 8 pm
Syndicated Blues @ Pub Windsor, Gatineau, 6:30–10 pm
Friday, December 15
JW-Jones @ La Basoche, 7 pm
Lucas Haneman Express @ the Nepean Sailing Club, 8-11 pm
Saturday, December 16
MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QC, 8:30 pm
Destiny @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, December 17
Wicked Grin Christmas Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
MonkeyJunk @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QC, 4:20 pm
Funk Yo’ Christmas with Blast From The Sun @ Petit Chicago, Gatineau, 9 pm
Saturday, December 23
Tony D Band Holiday Bash @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Sunday, December 24
Rocket Rached hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
Friday, December 29
The Split’s Holiday Soul Show @ the Rainbow, 10 pm
Saturday, December 30
John Carroll & the Epic Proportions with Matt & Curtis Chaffey @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Sunday, December 31
Maria Hawkins hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4 pm
New Year’s Party with the Harea Band & special guest Grace Marr @ the Rainbow, 8 pm
New Year’s Party with the Hilotrons @ Irene’s Pub, 9:30 pm
Wednesday, January 3
The Prime Rib Big Band @ Irene’s Pub, 8 pm
Sunday, January 7
River City Junction @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
Friday, January 12
Jesse Greene Rock ‘n’ Roll Rainbow @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Saturday, February 10
Clint Everson Band @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
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