“I worry a lot about the legacy of Muddy, Wolf, and all the guys who created this stuff,” he says. “I want people to remember them. It's like the Ford car—Henry Ford invented the Ford car, and regardless how much technology they got on them now, you still have that little sign that says ‘Ford’ on the front.
“One of the last things Muddy Waters told me—when I found out how ill he was, I gave him a call and said, ‘I'm on my way to your house.’ And he said, ‘don’t come out here, I'm doing all right. Just keep the damn blues alive.’ They all told me that if they left here before I did, then everything was going to be on my shoulders. So as long as I'm here, I'm going to do whatever I can to keep it alive.”
At age 76, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
The last year, in fact, has proven to be one of Guy’s most remarkable ever. He was awarded the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture; earlier in the year, at a performance at the White House, he even persuaded President Obama to join him on a chorus of ‘Sweet Home Chicago’.
Also in 2012, he published his long-awaited memoir, When I Left Home, and released “Live at Legends”, which has been nominated for Best New Recording in the Living Blues Awards.
For more information visit: http://www.buddyguy.net/
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.
With every ticket purchased, you are someone’s HERO as you support Cancer Patient Care for someone in need throughout Ottawa and the surrounding areas.
Treat yourself and your family to a musical evening with our special guests from Dublin, Ireland, Friends of Emmet, with our local band Wicked Grin and Nothing (the band)!
Proceeds from the event will support The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.
In 2012 the duo was selected by the Montreal Blues Society to represent Quebec at the 28th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, where they made their way to the finals of the Solo/Duo category above more than 100 acts from around the globe.
In the same spirit as their debut release, their sophomore album entitled “Southland” (2013) sees them revisiting their own brand of feel-good, back porch style music with a few new twists. Produced once again by Charles Papasoff, the album contains original songs by Dawn and Paul, Trevor Finlay and Rob Lutes, as well as some truly artful covers from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Bruce Cockburn and Jacques Brel.
The undeniable chemistry between these two artists is wonderfully accessible across the board. Weather on stage or on record, Dawn & Paul continue to entertain audiences, bend borders and break records around the world.
Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”, they could just as well be called “The Jazz Mongrels”). The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, jazz swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.
The Blues Mongrels are: bassist Henry Heillig (founded the nine piece Latin band Manteca), and guitarist Eric St. Laurent. Get ready to trash all you thought you knew about the harmonica. The Blues Mongrels deliver a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity.
Most of these performers are gone but there is Lester, 55 years later and he still has his chops. He is carrying on a tradition for those who have passed. Lester, now 81, still performs with gusto and precision. His nasal pitched voice, imitated by his harp, and his tight playing and arrangements still give the music a homemade feel. His biggest influences are two of the greatest bluesmen, Jimmy Reed and Little Walter, one on his vocals and the other, his harp playing. Lester mixes this sound with dashes of the country music he grew up with all around him, the real kind, traditional Cajun or Jimmie Rodgers-influenced country. “The music has a lazy, loping feel, rhythmic edge, bathed in simmering, pulsating tape echo” says AllMusic. Lester, fed up with the music business, dropped out for twenty years. After his break he emerged and fashioned a long acclaimed revival. Lester was a W.C. Handy Award winner in 1987 for “Lazy Lester Rides Again” recorded in England. He followed in the US with his 1988 album, “Harp & Soul”, music with a sound redolent of all those Louisiana Swamp Blues Classics but with an updated edge that works well. He is a member of The BLUES HALL OF FAME in Memphis. His song “Pondarosa Stomp” gave its name to the roots festival that runs during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Ponderosa Stomp. This is a chance to see one of the great pioneers of the blues … take it!
Lazy Lester will be backed by: Bharath Rajakumar; Keith Hallett; Peter Rioux; Buck Tingley and Bill Brennan.
Saturday, May 10 @ 7:30 pm
George and the band have been busy working on a new album to be released in early 2014. They have once again joined forces with Nashville producer Tom Hambridge, who worked with the band on the critically acclaimed record “2120 South Michigan Avenue” a tribute to the Chicago Blues Label: Chess Records. This time the project consists entirely of original material. Songs that will demonstrate the broad reach of George’s song writing. With some titles going back to the beginning of his recording career. George and Tom have combed through the vaults and found a hand full of nuggets that no one has heard, along with a few songs that they wanted to record again, with a new sound.
After finishing up the new album, George and the Destroyers return to the road in late February & March 2014. They return to Canada to warm up the North Land with some blistering Rock & Roll in May 2014. Plans are under way for a special treat - touring through the summer months “Back in the USA.”
As always, you know what you’re getting. No guess work here. It’s hard rocking, thirst quenching, over the top Rock & Roll with a generous serving of the Blues.
Morgan's passion for the Blues has never wavered... and he fully expects to be on the road for the rest of his life.
His breakthrough 2012 release “A Natural Fact” is being recognized as a standout blues & roots record with three 2012 Maple Blues Awards (Recording, Songwriter & Guitarist Of The Year) of the six for which it was nominated. The record was also recognized with the JUNO AWARD for Blues Recording Of The Year and also took home the Canadian Folk Music Producer Of The Year Award (for Producer Rob Szabo).
Steve has played major blues festivals the world over including Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City & Memphis,TN, as well three appearances at The Montreal International Jazz Festival, multiple appearances at Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival and Cisco Ottawa Blues Festival. He is a hometown hero in his adopted home of Hamilton, Ontario. In 2010 he was chosen by the Hamilton Spectator as one of Hamilton's "Top 40 under 40", was featured on the cover of Hamilton Magazine, and had a total of 8 nominations for Hamilton Music Awards in ’09-10 winning Blues Recording Of The Year in ’09. He also won the Mel Brown Blues Award in 2009 in his hometown of Kitchener. Having established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with, Strongman has quickly moved into the top ranks of Canadian Blues music, and is undeniably one of the most compelling young bluesmen in the scene today.
For the third season in a row, despite higher costs and inflation, the price for these nights is staying the same - $60 (plus HST) which includes a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet served up by The Cove, the Show, dancing and a donation to charity. Being able to hold the price is due in part to the support of our new Sponsor – Dan Aykroyd Wines DanAykroydWines.com – for which we are very grateful and we welcome them on board. 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com also continues as a Sponsor and again, we are very grateful for their support.
THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS
PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT’S RIDEAU VISTA & ST. EDWARD’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
DAVID ROTUNDO BAND
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU DISTRICT MUSEUM & WESTPORT IN BLOOM
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Well-priced accommodation available at the Cove and nearby B&Bs
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April 9 @ Petit Chicago
Brian Lee with Wayne Sharp & The Sharp Shooter Band (New Orleans)
April 30 @ Gainsbourg
Album Launch of the Paul Deslauriers Band
May 14 @ Petit Chicago
May 28 @ Gainsbourg
Kevin Mark Blues Band
June 11 @ Petit Chicago
The Soul Brothers