NAC 4th Stage, 53 Elgin Street
“BLUESOUL” is the long-awaited Blues Album by Canada’s King of Roots Music – Ottawa’s own Terry Gillespie.
Terry will be accompanied by seasoned musicians Lyndell Montgomery and Wayne Stoute, with special guest Peter Measroch (formerly of the Luther Allison band) on piano. The Toasted Westerns (Jody Benjamin, Ann Downey and Sally Robinson) will be singing harmony.
MC: J-man from 101.9 DAWG FM
Recently established in Granby, Québec, Mistysa (pronounced « mistaïssa ») of Chilean descent, was born in Canada and lived here until she was 11. Then, she went to live in France, in Brazil, in Argentina, in Great Britain and in Chile; she immersed herself in the culture and music of those countries. Influenced by the likes of Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle, her training in music started with vocal studies in Brazil followed by singing lessons, piano and MIDI courses here in Canada, and then studies in music composition and arrangements in Chile. Her 15 years scenic experience made it possible for Mistysa to perform in Chile, France, China, the United States, Great Britain and in Canada. Her musical journey brought her to the Jireh Gospel Choir to perform as soloist in Canada and in the States, to Inti-Illimani in London and Kitchener, to perform with Angel Parra in Paris, with the North-American Bluesman Eddie C. Campbell in Santiago, and more recently with our friends Dawn Tyler Watson, Paul Deslauriers, Mike DeWay, Wang Dang Doodle and Norman Braithwaite all in Canada.
Her first album, “MACUMBA” (on which she is writer, composer, performer and producer) was recorded in England and in Chile in 2005, sold more than 5000 copies in Europe, in Chile and in 60 other countries as CDs and Vinyl (180 grams audiophile format), and should be available in Canada in mid-2013. The work carries us across many different music styles, from R&B to Soul, to Jazz, as well as Hip Hop, Brazilian tones and Cuban rhythms … sung in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French! She is now working at the composition of her second album which, if we rely on what is rumoured, could be Blues.
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.
For nearly four decades Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour. Davis has established a rich career as a solo artist, and also performs with stellar line-ups of musicians as a trio or full band.
Edgar is a prolific writer. Over the years he has kept busy working and appearing in film, television and releasing original material. He has toured regularly with his own band as well as The Ringo Starr Allstar Band. Edgar brings a band with him that matches his talent and energy.
This is a special tour. Edgar and Kim are friends. They are both at their peak and they are both very personable down to earth people. When you come to this show, you will get a chance to meet the artists and get an autograph.
One of the earliest of British Blues Bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970s.
In the fall Kim played at the Blues Rock Festival in Toronto with Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer (Edgar's top notch band will be backing Kim on his set, much to Kim's delight). He is a legend whose exceptional guitar playing has gotten better over the years. Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown's set includes all the classic songs that you want to hear, played better than ever.
Individual one-day tuition and single concert pass: $65
Single concert ticket: $35
Three-day concert pass (only): $80
Peter ‘Kid’ Rioux (Hammond organ)
Bill Brennan (Drums)
Frank Scanga (Barritone Sax)
Terry Owen (Tenor Sax)
Dan Grewal (Bass)