Vancouver’s edgy blues duo The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer have partnered with the Music Maker Relief Foundation to help impoverished and aging blues musicians put food on the table and get the medical help that they need. Through their crowd funding campaign on indiegogo.com/helptheblues, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are offering several perks to donors, including digital downloads of their CDs, DVD packages and more.
Little Frankie Thiffault (Tenor & Baritone Saxophones) is referred to by many as one of Montreal’s best Blues saxophonists. Little Frankie was awarded a Lys Blues for «Top Musical Performance of the Year» three times. And he’s at his best in concert performances! His unique sound pushes further in the steps of the likes of Junior Walker, David ‘Fathead’ Newman and King Curtis.
Mat “Moose” Mousseau (Baritone Sax), has contributed to numerous recordings and repeatedly performed locally as well as internationally. He now brings to this group his well-rounded solid sound. He has also been a member of the Kevin Mark Blues Band since 2004.
Nicky Estor (Drums), a professional musician since 16, Nicky toured internationally with Blues stars like Nico Wayne Toussaint, Shawn Pittman, Preston Hubbard and Sonny Boy Terry. Influenced by old school drummers like Fred Below and Richard Innes, Nicky brings his inspired Blues of the ‘50s and his R&B playing to the Ben Racine Band.
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
"The All-Day Daddies" are: Ross Murray on Drums; Ken Seeley on Electric Bass; Jeff Devalk on Guitar; Kelly Craig on Trumpet; Brian Asselin on Sax; and, Jeff Rogers on Keyboards and Vocals.
4th Thursday each month @ 8 pm
Terry will open each evening with a set of his music then the guest will follow with a set of their music. Each will accompany the other. Don’t miss a single one.
The Georgian House special musical menu has something fresh and delicious for all budgets.
And - just so you know...we pack 'em in for this event, so come in early if you want a good table.
From the prairies of Saskatchewan to sharing the stage with arguably the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time, Colin James still remembers those words of advice given to him by the late, great, Stevie Ray Vaughan. “I’m opening doors for you, just walk through them.” For every young guitar player growing up in a small town, Colin James’ story is their story – one of drive, passion, ambition and a strong sense that their destiny lay beyond the safe confines of home. Looking back on a career that now spans two decades, Colin has walked through more than just a few doors to reach the level of success that he enjoys today. He continues to record the music that he loves, has sold multi-platinum many times over, and his concert tours continue to sell out coast to coast.
Colin will be performing with his seven-piece band, and along with selections from his new CD, “Fifteen”, he will play hits from his vast repertoire, including ‘Into The Mystic’, ‘Why’d You Lie’, ‘Man’s Gotta Be A Stone’, and many more from his fourteen previous albums.
David Vest is the real thing, raised in Birmingham, Alabama and the juke joints all along the Gulf Coast. He`s played with Big Joe Turner in the early ‘60s, toured with Jimmie ‘T99’ Nelson, Lavalle White and co-lead the legendary Paul deLay Band.
When he moved north of the 49th parallel, he entered the Canadian blues scene like a piano falling from the sky with incendiary performances at Edmonton and Calgary blues festivals. Making his home in Victoria B.C., he was enlisted by Bill Johnson to play on the Juno and Maple Blues Award nominated recording “Still Blue”. In early 2012, he was touring Ontario as a Maple Blues Award nominee and recording his first all-Canadian album.
What came together in Toronto on Mardi Gras Day 2012 wasn’t just history, it was magic. The ‘East Meets Vest’ tour began in July at the Tremblant International Blues Festival and will continue wherever the road might lead.
Decades-old Ottawa bands to rock the Rose Room!
Throughout the mid- to late-1960s, Ottawa had more regularly performing groups and artists releasing studio records per capita than any other place in Canada.
Special event rates for guests who wish to stay over at the hotel.
Tel: 819-778-0000; Quote Group # 50038
The Kings & Queens concert pairs the band with some of their favourite female singers and friends. The idea for Kings & Queens was hatched in a rental van at the end of a Rodeo Kings tour. Late one night, on a long drive between Somewhere and Somewhere-else, the band began talking about the various female artists they have had the privilege of working with over the years. What began with a page torn out of a notebook and a lot of interjections like “Hey, what about…” and “Wouldn’t it be great to work with …” has transformed into a whole album featuring these legendary and iconic female voices; one on each of 14 stellar tracks.
Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston
concert 1: Mundo Montreal: Zal Sissokho and Guests, recorded at Le Lion D'or in Montreal
An assortment of stringed instruments like the guitar, banjo, violin and kora bring together traditional Mandingue music (sung in Wolof) with North American roots, folk, and rhythm and blues (sung in English and French). Last spring, the great Senegalese griot and kora player Zal Idrissa Sissokho invited a few of his friends to perform together on one stage in Montreal as part of the CBC world music series Mundo Montreal. We'll hear roots guitarist and singer Michael Jerome Brown as well as blues guitarist and singer Cécile Doo-Kingué and the rhythm and blues chanteuse Doba. A mashup of musical styles and personalities from Africa and North America
CBC Radio 1 broadcast, Fridays at 2:05 pm
Friday, September 28 on CBC Radio 1
concert 1: Rootstock 2011
recorded at Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Back by popular demand, the third annual Rootstock concert at Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre in Niagara-On-The-Lake was once again recorded by Canada Live. This edition of the show has an east-coast flair: Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea) hosted the show, as well as performed. Kim Stockwood, John Mann (of Spirit Of The West) and Matthew Barber were the special guests. Another evening of fun and music in this beautiful outdoor setting, with the crickets on hand to lend their backing sounds.