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.
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
Please show Beerocracy your love by purchasing craft beer, wine, water, and pop. *No outside beverage of any kind is allowed*
"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
Come check him out at Noon. OPEN MIC follows
More info including artists’ Bios, links to their websites and YOU TUBE videos at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca
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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.
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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!
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.)
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.
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.
On his fourth Red House Records album, “Easy Gone”, Bonneville delivers 10 reasons why patience pays off. In each, his guitarwork shimmers like stars emerging at dusk. His voice carries the rich, natural timbre of time, though underneath that pearl-like smoothness, one hears its gritty core. His harmonica rhythms add even more texture to his sound.
So, come on down to Sonny's, behind the Ikea in Ottawa, and help SoundScape, Restless Soul, and Little Dog raise some money to support their incredible and selfless endeavours.
Mark your calendars!
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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Best Female Artist – Toronto’s View Magazine 2008-2014 6 years in a row.