19 February 2018

Ottawa Blues This Week - 19 February 2018


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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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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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Roxanne Potvin and
Bharath & His Rhythm Four   ***EARLY SHOW***
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Friday, February 23; 8:30–11:30 pm

With a JUNO nomination, seven Maple Blues awards nominations, international tours, major festival appearances including Montreal Jazz Festival and Ottawa Bluesfest, national television and radio appearances including Radio 2 Drive and “Q” and regular spins across the CBC/Radio-Canada network, Roxanne continues to carve her place in the Canadian roots music scene. She's recorded with John Hiatt, Daniel Lanois, Colin Linden, Bruce Cockburn, Wayne Jackson, Bob Babbitt, Dave Mackinon, Steve Dawson, a duet with Colin James and has opened for John Hiatt, Blue Rodeo, Allen Toussaint, the Neville Brothers and the Funk Brothers among many others.
https://roxannepotvin.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOymxX2z340
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ5zKKZgORg

Bharath And His Rhythm Four is a blues band that has won acclaim from some of the genre’s greatest champions. Their style is authentic with a purist approach and incomparable energy. They are faithful disciples of Muddy Waters, Little Walter and their contemporaries without resorting to mere mimicry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYeKrLaz4KE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAh6fs_P3ug
https://myspace.com/bharathandhisrhythmfour
https://blues.tremblant.ca/en/artists/bharath-and-his-rhythm-four-blues/
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The Ria Reece Band
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Sunday, February 25; 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. 
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LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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Red Maple Blues PopUp Blues Dance
Beerocracy, 340 Somerset Street West
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7 pm; $7 lesson & social

This social evening is run by an amazing group of people for experienced blues dancers and novice dancers at heart alike. Get together to "move and groove" to the blues music you like and share your passion for blues music. You'll hear familiar favourites along with new-to-you songs that you'll be sure to love!

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join in on the fun, so invite your friends. Come and see what all the excitement is about!

7:00 pm – All levels introductory lesson (starts promptly)
Sometime after 7:30 pm – A brief Blues Spectrum class (TBA)
8-10 pm – Social dancing with DJ Jody

__DRINKS__
Please show Beerocracy your love by purchasing craft beer, wine, water, and pop. *
No outside beverage of any kind is allowed*
https://www.beerocracy.ca
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Welcome Home AHT
The Angelina Hunter Trio
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Saturday, February 24; 4-8 pm

Join us, The Angelina Hunter Trio for our welcome home party at one of our favourite haunts, the Atomic Rooster! After a week of running through Beale street in Memphis, we are happy to be home! We'll have our patented blues with style and sting on full display with lots of stories! Come party with us!
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The Back Beat
Barley Mow, 1541 Merivale Road
Saturday, February 24 @ 9 pm

The Back Beat will be celebrating our lead singer Anna Woods' birthday, so the evening promises to be a blast. The theme is "50 and Fabulous!" It is our first time in this venue, so we are hoping to make a good impression and would appreciate your support.  
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AREA HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
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Quickshifters
Wilno Tavern, Wilno ON
Saturday, February 24 @ 8 pm; $15 at the door.
Phone 613-756-2029 for dinner reservations and a great seat

Hot band featuring members of Jimmy Bowskill's back up band AND the incredible Jonny Wong from the 24th Street Wailers on sax! Jonny brings his high energy, house rockin' sax sound to every solo! Full band with drums, Clayton Yates on guitar, Rob Foreman on stand-up bass and vocals, one of the best "slap" style percussive players on the planet. The music is a high energy catchy mix of Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Texas Swing and Blues.

"I always check out The Quickshifters when I get a chance. Real high energy music from a real band. They don't make 'em like this anymore!"...Jimmy Bowskill
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Ray Montford in Concert
Kaffé 1870, 715 Riverside Drive, Wakefield QC
Saturday, February 24 @ 9 pm; $20

Ray Montford with Alden Roberge (drums) and Ken Kanwisher (bass).
Join Ray and his band in this warm-hearted and spirited venue.  On this night, they will be transforming the famous 1870 into a listening venue and beefing up and tuning the sound system, for your enjoyment (and theirs).
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Coffee House Sunday
Featuring Al Wood
Vibration Studios Inc, 5488 Osgoode Main, Osgoode ON
Sunday, February 25; noon – 4 pm

Sunday Feb 25th AL WOOD returns to Osgoode...
Come check him out at Noon. OPEN MIC follows
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LOCALS THIS WEEK
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Wednesday, February 21
Red Maple Blues PopUp Dance @ Beerocracy, 7 pm
Saturday, February 24
Angelina Hunter Trio Welcome Home @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Al Wood Duo @ the Backdrop Restaurant & Bar, 7-10 pm
The Back Beat @ the Barley Mow, Merivale Road, 9 pm
Sunday, February 25
River City Junction hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
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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: 
            February 22 – Barry Buse
            March 1 – Luke Ambridge
            March 8 – Lucas Haneman
            March 15 – Jed Rached
            March 22 – Al Wood
            March 29 – James Cochrane
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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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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.
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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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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!
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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)
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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:
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 COMING SOON
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The Kingmakers
Rockin’ at the Westboro Hop
Westboro Legion, 389-391 Richmond Road
Friday, March 2; doors @ 7 pm; music 8-11 pm; $10 at the door

The Kingmakers take over the Westboro Legion for an evening of swing, rockabilly and jump blues! Piano, saxophone and a rockin' rhythm section will have the legion hall bopping and hopping. Put on your dancing shoes and your finest attire (or whatever you want!) and come on down for Ottawa's hottest jive, swing and rockabilly combo!

The Kingmakers have recorded at SUN Studio (Memphis), Hi-Style (Chicago, JD McPherson) and Cowboy Jack Clement's studio in Nashville with the Jordanaires (Elvis Presley) and JM Van Eaton (Jerry Lee Lewis). They've played Vegas twice and tons of other festivals in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. They're currently working on their fifth album of original tunes set for 2018 release!
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Dimestore Playboys Rooster Rock
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Saturday, March 3; 4-8 pm

The Playboys are back at "The Roo" on March 3rd for another fun music-filled Saturday afternoon. No cover.
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The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
“Something I’ve Done” Tour 2018
Shenkman Arts Centre,
Saturday, March 3 @ 8 pm;
Tickets (all-in price): Regular: $53; Meet and Greet: $10

One of the planet’s foremost, most fêted, longest-running blues outfits, the Legendary Downchild Blues Band has roared through bracing, high-octane performances since 1969, founded and continuously steered by harmonica and guitar ace Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh. The 2017 iteration of the band – with each member boasting a minimum of 20 years of service — might be the most electrifying yet. With the release of their latest album, “Something I’ve Done”, Downchild is ready to do what it does best: perform, taking blues on the road to fans old and new.

Special Meet and Greet 
Prior to the show, Shenkman Arts Centre will host a Meet and Greet with Downchild Blues Band. This is a rare opportunity to shake hands with these renowned artists!
The Meet and Greet includes some tasty bites for the occasion as unique as this beloved band, along with an original drink pairing.
Tickets are required for this 7 pm pre-show event at an additional fee of $10. Call 613-580-2700 or visit the box office in person to buy Meet and Greet tickets. (Sorry, Meet and Greet tickets are not available online.) 
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Maiden Canada Rocks International Women’s Day
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Thursday, March 8; 8-11 pm

Come party with the ladies from Maiden Canada, again laying it down at the Atomic Rooster – everyone is welcome to come on down and hear some great original music featuring The Leslie Rohonczy Band and Bella Cat, who has performed at Ottawa Blues Fest, and across the county! Also, Lee Ann McLellan's new original project & special guests TBA on March 8. 

Last year Maiden Canada raised over $600.00 for The Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls. This year it’s for the Youville Center, and you can help us by rockin’ out with us March 8 at The Atomic Rooster on Bank. We'll be looking for ya!
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Clint Everson Band
Kaffé 1870, 715 Riverside Drive, Wakefield QC
Saturday, March 10 @ 9 pm

The Clint Everson Band will be back in Wakefield to bring their signature sound to Kaffe 1870 on March 10th. Come soothe your blues with one of Ottawa's up and coming original bands. If you like blues, country, rock, jazz, soul, or funk, then this is where you want to be.
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The Commotions
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, March 10 @ 9:30 pm; cover $15

The Commotions are proud to hit the stage at one of Ottawa's best music establishments - Irene's Pub located at 885 Bank Street. Seating is limited to please make sure you get there early.
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Joe Gaspar Band
CD Release “JGB Blue”
Iron Monkey,
Saturday, March 10 @ 9 pm; no cover

Almost there! March 10, mark your calendars, new album release Joe Gaspar Band at The Brass Monkey. Free show, come and grab our album "JGB Blue"!
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JW Jones presents 613 Future Blues
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Sunday, March 11 @ 2 pm

LOOKING FOR BLUES PLAYERS 12-18 YEARS OLD! The future of blues music is very important to me (and blues fans everywhere), so we’re producing the 2nd Annual JW-JONES: #613FUTUREBLUES.
We need your help to find a select number of blues musicians between the ages of 12-18yrs old. We are looking for musicians that have knowledge and skill within the BLUES genre and are able to perform with us on Sunday, March 11 @ 2 pm at Irene’s Pub.
Please spread the word as we want to introduce the city to the best up and coming talent so that blues can be carried on for future generations!
TO APPLY: Please post a VIDEO on the JW-Jones page/wall at www.facebook.com/jwjonesblues or send a download link as a message to that page. Thank you!
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Sean Pinchin with Tony D
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?
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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.
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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!
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Blues Wind
Lebanese Palace Restaurant, 919 Industrial Avenue
Saturday, March 17, 7-11 pm

R&B, Soul, Blues and Pop.
Come eat drink and be merry! Dancing and singing along is definitely encouraged!
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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.
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NAC Presents
Ray Bonneville
NAC Azrieli Theatre, 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.
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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.
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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!
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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 .
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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.
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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”.
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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!!
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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
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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.
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NAC Presents
MonkeyJunk
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.
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COMING TO LA BASOCHE IN 2018
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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
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KINGSTON & AREA SPECIAL EVENTS
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Ginger St. James – duo with Snow-heel Slim
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Thursday, February 22 @ 7-10 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

Check out her ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’ video below – what a beautiful voice!
She’s saucy. She’s slinky. And she’s sultry… She’s GINGER ST. JAMES. And when she sings you know you’re hearing something special.
Female Vocalist of the Year - 2015 Hamilton Music Awards
Best Female Artist – Toronto’s View Magazine 2008-2014 6 years in a row.
Plays over 100 shows a year.
With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends blues, country and rockabilly, Ginger St. James packs a lot of entertainment into her petite frame.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTr37JvzDnc  You Really Got A Hold On Me (Smokey Robinson) incredible voice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoufCrIrAFs  another with Snow-heel Slim
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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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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
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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
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Soulstack
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
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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 9th 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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Sunday, March 4
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Wednesday, March 7
Prime Rib Big Band 1-year Anniversary @ Irene’s
Saturday, March 10
Joe Gaspar Band CD Release @ the Brass Monkey, 9 pm
The Commotions @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, March 11
JW-Jones presents 613 Future Blues @ Irene’s, 2 pm
Crunchy Flower hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
Saturday, March 17
Hillbilly Hepcats @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Blues Wind @ the Lebanese Palace Restaurant, 7 pm
Sunday, March 18
Gravelfoot hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
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
Saturday, March 31
Return of the Grievous Angel @ NAC 4th Stage, 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 1
Jimmy Cochrane hosts the Open Blues Jam @ the Rainbow
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