Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Blind Boys of Alabama
Presented by DC Presentations ( and the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Thursday, April 12/07

Dominion Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St., Ottawa
Dominion-Chalmers United Church

There are a limited number of VIP tickets at $150 each. With a VIP ticket, the purchaser receives access to a private pre-concert reception (delicious food and beverages) with the Blind Boys, free CD, autographs, pictures, etc., along with reserved seating in the front rows of the church.

Tickets available online at Capital Tickets. or any CD Warehouse and Sport Expert locations.
[Also appearing April 14 at Massey Hall in Toronto, with Bettye Lavette!]
Revised poster for the Mount Baker Blues Festival
(Note: John Mayall has cancelled...replaced by Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown. My event has been voted *"Best Blues Event" in the State of Washington for four straight's not to be missed. I'm also offering "Canadian money at par, on site" (beer garden, food & merch vendors, etc.
Lloyd Peterson

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Niagara Rhythm Section
284 MARY ST.
10 PM - 1 AM
We're playing at the Sports Bar for the 2nd time this Friday night. The Niagara Rhythm Section consists of me (Steve Goldberger) on bass, Dave Norris on drums, Penner MacKay on percussion & Steve Grisbrook on guitar. We'll be rockin' out with our usual eclectic madness.
Check out our new band photo at:
On Saturday we're back home...
Niagara Rhythm Section's Saturday Night "MUSICAL IMPROV" Series
Every Saturday night - 10:00-12:30
No cover, but reservations recommended
This week's featured guest:
SAT., MARCH 31st
The Anchorage, 186 Ricardo St. Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-2141
John Mays ( has been the lead vocalist for the Juno and multiple Maple Blues Award-winning band, Fathead, since 1993. He has won The Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of The Year three times and has been nominated in that category often. As a member of The Insiders, he toured with James Brown in the seventies. Prior to joining Fathead he was a co-founder of The Bleecker St. Band. We're really looking forward to meeting John and welcoming him to the Anchorage for the first time. ______________________________________________________________________ Other upcoming dates of note:
Thurs., April 5th - 10 p.m.
Tamica Herod with the Niagara Rhythm Section
Canal Bank Shuffle, Summit House, Thorold, ON
May 19th - 7 p.m.
The Niagara Rhythm Section with Neil Chapman
In concert at VIRGILSTOCK 2007 - Virgil Arena
More musical improv @ The Anchorage, 186 Ricardo St., 905-468-2141:
Now in our 3rd year, The Niagara Rhythm Section (Goldberger, Grisbrook, Norris & MacKay) with special guests:
Apr 7 - Brian Fraser (New Orleans piano/roots)
Apr 14 - Jerome Godboo (amazing harmonica)
Apr 21 - Chuck Jackson (Award-winning Downchild front man)
Apr 28 - Johnny Lovesin & Andy Kaye (amazing legendary guitarist)
May 5 - Lance Anderson (blues and New Orleans style piano)
May 12 - Martin Aucoin & Paul Martin (Classic rock and roll)
May 19 - Neil Chapman (amazing guitarist/personality)
May 26 - Eric Mahar & Herb Nelson (Fringe Locals reunion!)
June 2 - Denis Keldie (legendary keyboard man)
June 9 - Bruce Jones (original Brazilian funk)
June 16 - Maria Aurigema (rockin' guitarist from Buffalo)
June 23 - John Dickie (another great singer/personality)
June 30 - Gayle Ackroyd & Ed Kopala (country soul & blues)
July 9 - Steve Grisbrook's birthday bash with Herb Nelson on keys
July 14 - Bruce Longman (eclectic roots & roll) ______________________________________________________________ And don't forget you can download the music of the Niagara Rhythm Section and Steve Goldberger & The Fringe Locals at iTunes.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Kanata and Ottawa added to Matt Minglewood's upcoming Ontario tour:

Thursday, April 19/07 - 7:30 p.m.

Kanata Legion
70 Hines Rd.
Kanata, ON
Advance Tickets: Ph (613-591-5570)
Available at Kanata Legion

Friday, April 20/07 - 7:30 p.m.

McNabb Community Centre
180 Percy St. Downtown Ottawa
Advance Tickets: Ph (613) 233-8922
Available at Compact Music

"Songs & Stories"
(Reservations Recommended)

Hailing from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, blues, rock, country, Celtic and Cajun are all musical threads that weave their way through the songs of this Canadian blues legend. Thirty five years of touring, recording and surviving in the music business ensure that those songs tell stories filled with the humor and earthy reality of life on the road. Matt's performance not only showcases great music but also that wonderful heartfelt "down to earth bearer of good will and good times" hospitality for which the Maritimes is justly famous.
"Songs & Stories" features songs from his various recordings & premieres a dozen new songs from his first acoustic cd, The Story. Matt's first acoustic CD is released and we'd like you to come out and celebrate with us. Come hear the songs from the new record, enjoy the stories and wash your soul in a great evening out.

I encourage you to attend this performance and share in the life of a true Canadian Legend!
Norton Entertainment
757 Main St.Glace Bay, NS B1A4Y7
Ph: 902 849-5290

Gary Pig (and Missus) Gold with Terry Sylvester and Bernie Calvert of The Hollies

Sunday, March 25, 2007

" Prime Monster" Stephen Harper

- Digital Wizardry by Tony Malone (of The Dishes and Drastic Measures)

The Bible for People Who Hate the Bible
-Tony Malone
Illustration of "The Exorcism" by Liam Thurston

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Jerome Godboo (left)


Jimmy Bowskill (right)

at Healey's in Toronto

January 2004

Photo by D.D. Rocker

Tim Gibbons Plays
"Old Rub Alcohol Blues"
(with Mark Foley - guitar, Dave Rave - guitar, Bob Lanois - bluesharp, Mike Williams - acoustic bass)

Hamilton (Ontario)
Music Awards 2006

Pianist Peter Brown will be the featured guest host tonight (March 22/07) at the Thursday night blues jam at Irene's Pub (Bank St. @ 5th Avenue, in the Glebe), Ottawa, ON

Check out these and upcoming gigs, as well as clips from his new CD, Marie-Claude (pictured above) at
Robin Gregory @ Anna's Jazz Island







Classic vocalist Robin Gregory and the great American Songbook!

"If you think about it, many of the most memorable jazz recordings through the years have had a high degree of sensuality...Robin Gregory continues in that luscious tradition. Her velvet voice and lovely phrasing speaks to your ears and gently caresses your heart."
- Bud Spangler, music producer

"Robin Gregory uses dusky contralto tones, subtle phrasing, and crystalline enunciation to draw the listener into the romance of her thoughtfully chosen material. ”

- Lee Hildebrand, East Bay Express



(half-block east of Shattuck Avenue and downtown Berkeley BART)


"Music for the Mountain" Concert - March 23-25

Hey, everybody.

Things are really looking up for this weekend's..IN DOOR....."Music for the Mountain" 3-day benefit concert, dance, art show and food event at the Mineral Events Center in Mineral, WA, near the foot of Mt. Rainier, from March 23rd, 24th and 25th...

This is a Grass Roots event.

We are now featuring two stages with over 25 bands, more than 100 musicians, a Mt. Rainier all-star mega jam session (that only a Mountain like Mt. Rainier could inspire), several artists, photographers, dozens of volunteers and even some clowns, who are all donating their time and talent for this worthy cause. This event will be recorded and filmed, as well.

We will have great raffle and auction items donated by the likes of The Seattle Seahawks, which includes an autographed pair of (NFL MVP) Shaun Alexander's Football Pants (That's right, ladies!!) and an autographed NFL Football signed by Walter Jones.

Ted Brown Music in Tacoma has donated a beautiful Black Jackson Blues Guitar (as seen on KOMO news 4 yesterday, March 20th). This guitar will be signed by every musician that performs at "Music for the Mountain" during all 3 days.

The guitar will be a raffle item that requires only a $1.00 raffle ticket to win. It will be presented to the winner on Sunday, March 25th, during the Mt. Rainier all-star mega jam.

Artist and actor Teddy Haggerty will be in attendance all 3 days working on a 3-day/3-part 6' x 18' interactive Mt. Rainier theme mural, with the audience contributing throughout the weekend. This mural, which will be auctioned off at the end of the weekend, will include paint made from original mud from Woodstock off of Teddy's sandals that he wore at Woodstock in 1969 (also a 3-day event), mixed in with ground-up stone from Salvador Dali's beach in Spain. (This is a true story; we couldn't make something like this up. This is the way Teddy Haggerty thinks and works.

Also, award-winning graphic artist and blues photographer Phil Chesnut has donated some original art work of Johnny Winter, recently signed by Johnny Winter himself. [Coincidentally, Johnny will be playing in Ottawa this Saturday, March 24, at the Bronson Centre - for a mere $36 - D.D.]

Jef Jaisun, recent recipient of the national award from Blues Foundation ( for "Keeping the Blues alive", has donated a superb action photo of Blues great Shemekia Copeland.

Many local businesses have also donated gift certificates for goods and services. Some of them are listed on the web site,

Some of the great bands in attendance, like "Knee Deep" from Seattle, (, are even putting up their whole band for a raffle for a future 3-hour show.

So many creative ways and ideas for raffle and auction items have been presented by musicians, artists, music fans and local businesses that this is sure to be a one-of-a-kind fundraiser and benefit concert.

You can read more about the cause and line-up at and also purchase tickets, make tax free donations, pledge any amount, donate raffle or auction items, reserve area lodging, arrange to camp at the site, bring an RV, or you can still sign up to volunteer as well. There will be superb 5-star food in addition to wine, beer and soft drinks available, served by and from the famous Copper Creek Inn near Mt. Rainier. (

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are available each day. There are hot, indoor showers onsite available all weekend long. If you want to donate a raffle or auction item and you can't make it to the event this weekend, you can bring it by Jazzbones (in Tacoma) tonight, March 21st, at the Jam session and present it to me, Randy Oxford. We hope to see you all out this weekend in beautiful Mineral, WA.

The Mountain has always been there for us and now the mountain needs our help.


Everyone involved with Music for The Mountain

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Powerhouse @ Carmen's - Hamilton Mountain - Hamilton, ON
Friday, March 23/07
Proceeds going to the "Charity of Hope"

The Key to Life is Love... Mike Chiarot (of Hamilton, ON)

For more info, visit
Steve Winwood (formerly of Traffic and Blind Faith) has announced more UK tour dates for April.

Tickets are on sale now.

Click the links below to purchase tickets online.

Venue box office numbers also are listed.

2007-04-22 - The Stables, Milton Keynes Venue Box Office: 01908 280800

2007-04-23 - The Point, Cardiff Venue Box Office: 029 2046 0873

2007-04-24 - JB's, Dudley Venue Box Office: 01384 253 597

2007-04-25 - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth Venue B.O.: 023 9286 3911

For more information on Steve Winwood, be sure to check out the official website:

Dan DesLauriers (in the middle) - vocals, guitar, dobro
Steve Clifford - drums, backing vocals
Sean MacLennan - bass, backing vocals
(Along with guitarist Rob Papas and other great players, Dan DesLauriers and "Dr. Dave" Foster participated in The Sinners' blues-rockin' Tuesday night jam at the Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa on Mar. 20/07.)
Dr. Dave (Foster)
(photographer unknown)
Dr. Dave Band
Rainbow Bistro (Byward Market)
Ottawa, ON
Wednesday, Mar. 21 (5-7 p.m.)

Cape Breton photographer Randy MacNeil - sample photo clips

(now based in Ottawa, ON)

Becki Sue and her Big Rockin' Daddies

Hey, Blues Fans.

As most of you know, Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies! participated in the 2007 International Blues Challenge on February 1-3 (representing the Washington Blues Society) at The Hard Rock Cafe, located on the infamous Beale Street in Memphis, TN.

There were 155 bands and solo acts performing in 17 clubs. Unfortunately, we were not one of the ten bands to make it to the finals, but we feel we definitely made a great impression, judging from the positive feedback that we received at the event and even more great feedback that continues to roll in since the event took place.

Recently we received in the mail the scores from our judges. This is the first we have seen the results on paper, although we spoke with some of the judges after the event was over and have wondered, since we got very positive feedback from all of the judges that we spoke with, why we didn't make the finals. Now we have a pretty good idea about "Who", but still we wonder... "Why?"

There were three judges per night for the two nights that we performed and competed with nine other bands. We were all scored in four categories: Blues Content, Talent, Originality, and Stage Presence, on a scale from 1 to 10. Here are our scores and judges comments (when given) just as they wrote them while we were playing our two shows.

Thursday, February 1st (we played 3rd)

Judge: Alan Willie (unknown affiliation)
Blues Content: 8
Talent: 9
Originality: 9
Stage Presence: 9
Comment: WOW

Judge: T-Bone Erickson (BluesWax Online E-zine Founder)
Blues Content: 9
Talent: 9
Originality: 8
Stage Presence: 10

Comments: Nice shoes! Very nice stage presence. Damn good guitar. Nice double-duty on sax and harp. Helluva lot of fun to watch and listen to. Nice original approach on guitar. Nice tag team vocals. A lot of fire on guitar. Rhythm section has massive grooves. Band is tight but swings mightily. Great ending-great stage show!

Judge: Helen Hiatt (unknown affiliation)
Blues Content: 6
Talent: 4
Originality: 3
Stage Presence: 2

Comments: Thanks for playing for us!

Friday, February 2nd (we played last)

Judge: Donald Speer (unknown affiliation)
Blues Content: 7
Talent: 8
Originality: 8
Stage presence: 9
Comment: none

Judge: Nancy Edwards (marketing & sponsorship for The Blues Festival Guide)
Blues Content: 9
Talent: 9
Originality: 9
Stage presence: 10

Comments: Wow, tight band. Guitar player is a wildman. I love it. Great energy. Great fun. Nice harmonizing. This is something that gives people a reason to go see a live performance.

Judge: Paul Averwater (Beale Street Blues Society)
Blues Content: 8
Talent: 8
Originality: 7
Stage presence: 9
Comments: none

Best regards and may the blues be with you always...

Tom "T-Boy Neal" Boyle
From the Tantramarsh Blues Society (the other TBS):

We have two excellent shows lined up for you in the coming weeks:

Eliana Cuevas

Performing at the Marshlands Inn, Sackville, NB - March 21/07 - 8 p.m.

Featuring Eliana Cuevas, vocals, Luis Guerra, piano, George Koller, bass, Luis Orbegoso, percussion, Daniel Stone, percussion

Tickets: $15 (inclusive of coffee and dessert) available at the Marshlands Inn and at Tidewater Books

On March 21, 2007, at 8:00 p.m., the Catbird Jazz Society, in co-operation with the Marshlands Inn, is offering another of its jazz and dessert concerts, this time featuring Eliana Cuevas.

The explosion of jazz and world music in Canada in the last decade has given audiences access to a rich variety of great music from many countries and cultures.

Eliana Cuevas is the stellar singer from Latin America for whom we have been searching to round out that picture. The intimate, friendly and resonant environment of the Marshlands Inn Dining Room is the ideal venue for such a performer.

Eliana Cuevas studied music in Venezuela and history at the University of Toronto. Continuing her musical studies in Canada, she came to sing with a variety of pop, Latin-jazz, reggae, salsa, Brazilian & flamenco ensembles.

She released her first recording as leader of her own ensemble in 2002, and in 2004 issued a second album, entitled Ventura. Next month she is scheduled to begin to record the next CD. Ms Cueva’s work is characterized by uplifting melodies, haunting and personal lyrics, jazz harmonies and rhythms from Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, and jazz itself. She sings in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Ms Cuevas has performed all across Canada, at such venues as the Lula Lounge, the Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, the Top O’ The Senator, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Victoria Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Yukon Storytelling Festival, the Comox Valley Music Festival, the Atlantic Jazz Festival, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, the Small World Music Festival, the Festival des Rythmes du Monde, several folk festivals and the “Global Divas” concert organized by Jane Bunnett.

She has also performed internationally, in Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin and her native Venezuela. Her collaborators are all outstanding musicians, as well, and we anticipate a fantastic evening of musical and gustatory pleasure!

This event is sponsored by Mount Allison University’s Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts and Music Fund.

On Friday, April 13th, 9 p.m. at George's Roadhouse, TBS presents the Handy/Blues Award-winning (Paul) Rishell and (Annie) Raines Blues Band from Boston.

Paul and Annie have won the best country blues album award at the Handy (now called the Blues) Awards for their acoustic effort, Going to the Country.

They will be in town with an excellent backing band in support of a new album, so look forward to a combination of great acoustic and electric blues.

For more information on these artists please visit

For more on the Handy/Blues Awards, please see

Please visit the Tantramarsh Blues Society website at


Contact email address:
hey everyone....just back in toronto from a 27 day tour of europe...greattour...just enough time to do laundry and pack...then on the road again...going to western canada....!

we"re doing 8 dates in 9 days....!! now i know you are not all in theseareas...but if you know anyone in 'these areas'...please pass on the goodnews....thank you all...!!!

rita chiarelli

• 03.23.07 (Friday) Hornby Island,B.C. @ Community Centre

Presented by the Hornby Island Blues Society

03.24.07 (Saturday) Courtney,B.C. @ Sid Williams Theatre

Besides my band, i will bring two other female vocalists...don't miss it...!!!

03.25.07 (Sunday) Vancouver B.C. @ St James Community Square

3214 W. 10th @Trutch

7:30 pm, Doors 6:45 pm

Tickets: $20 at Urban Empire and Little Sisters or


• 03.27.07 (Tuesday) Williams Lake,B.C. @ Gibralter Room
(the Complex)

Presented by Williams Lake Community Arts Council

-Performing Arts Commitee

• 03.28.07 (Wednesday) Ashcroft,B.C. @ Ashcroft Opera House or call at (250) 453-9009

• 03.29.07 (Thursday) Cranbrook,B.C. @ Key City Theatre

• 03.30.07 (Friday) Calgary, AB @ The Ironwood Stage & Grill

Show starts at 9:00 PM

Tickets: $25

For information, call 403-269-5581

• 03.31.07 (Saturday) Saskatoon,Sask @ 'JUNOFEST'....!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

April 22 – 28, 2007

April 22-28 marks the 2nd National Victims of Crime Awareness Week in Canada. This year's theme is: "It's Time to Listen".


To help your community observe the week locally, a Resource Guide will be published in early 2007 with a range of practical tools, valuable tips, testimonials, success stories and current information about victim issues.


If you are planning an event in your city or province, the Justice Canada Policy Centre for Victim Issues would like to help promote it through this website. Please contact us with more details.


Join us on April 23, 2007, for the official launch of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week and the 2nd Annual Symposium on Victim of Crime Issues.

Check back on our website often for more details on 2007 events.
2006 National Victims of Crime Awareness Week archives
95 King St E Hamilton 905 524 5023
TICKETS: $19 in advance, $23 at the door
Contact: cathy richardson at
Master class with Bill Dillon @ Mohawk College (Hamilton, ON)

Hi, All.

Just to let you know that, courtesy of the Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Music, Hamilton guitar legend Bill Dillon will present a Masterclass at Mohawk College tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20, at 2 pm, in room TP11.

Bill has recorded with Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan and toured with
Robbie Robertson and Chrissie Hynde. (See biography below.)

We are very pleased that he will be sharing his experience and insight with
our students at Mohawk College (Hamilton, Ontario). Please come by if you can - we'd love to see you!

Please forward this message on to anyone you think may be interested in

Darcy Hepner


Visiting Artist - Guitarist Bill Dillon

Tuesday, March 20, 2-4 pm, in Room TP11, Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON

Born in Toronto and based in Grimsby, Ancaster, and New Orleans before
now calling Hamilton home is legendary guitarist Bill Dillon.

Dillon has worked with the best: Sarah McLachlan, Counting Crows, The Boomers, Edie Brickell, Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders), Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Daniel Lanois, Counting Crows…too many to include in a single mini-bio.

"What he does on guitar is what a synthesizer would do. He puts a shimmer in guitar. Sometimes it's not even recognizable as a guitar", states Bob Doidge of Grant Avenue Studio.

"He's probably one of the most instinctive musicians I know", says Ian Thomas. "He has complete control of his instrument. He's not content to play a part he might have heard. When Bill Dillon plays, he has his own sense of composition."

'Nuff said.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are crossing the pond and doing select dates in Germany and the U.K.!

See below tour dates for when Tom, Stephen and Colin are coming to your town!


- Crossroads Festival / RockpalastPart of Rockpalast TV. For more info, visit


Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - Opening for Jim Weider.

For more information, please visit Zentrum Altenberg


The Borderline -

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

For tickets or more information please contact The Borderline


The Musician - 0116 283 5533

For tickets, please phone the Musician Box office at 0116 283 5533 or visit The Musician during business hours.


The Little Theatre - Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

For more information phone 0191 4781499 or visit
The Little Theatre - Gateshead

Tickets available by phone at 0191 478 1499

March 30 - Pleasance Cabaret Bar - Edinburgh, UK

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

Tickets available now at Ticketweb UK by clicking here!

For more information, please call 0131 220 3234
Global Recording Artists - Spring Sale Features Quicksilver CDs


Niagara Rhythm Section's Saturday Night "MUSICAL IMPROV" Series

Celebrating our third year!

This week's featured guest: SAT. MARCH 24TH - JOHNNY MAX


The Anchorage, 186 Ricardo St. Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-2141

When: every Saturday night 10:00 pm - 12:30 am- no cover

Hey, everyone. This Saturday we welcome back, by popular demand, the legendary, Johnny Max. If you've never seen Johnny, you must come down and check him out. Johnny is a soulful singer whose respect, and passion for all types of music is evident. He is also a brilliant entertainer who has audiences thoroughly enjoying each show. Johnny Max has built up a solid reputation as one of those guys who gives 110% and is one of the most action-packed and satisfying entertainers around. Johnny takes to performing like a fish to water, a perpetual motion machine, galvanizing his spicy blend of Stax/Volt, Atlantic, Funk, and Blues into frenzied heights, often propelling himself into the audience’s eager arms. Not only is he a great singer and story teller, he's hilarious! He calls us the "Stevie MacGee Gees" (as in Grisbrook, Goldberger & Max).

For more info on Johnny:

Other upcoming dates of note:

Friday Mar 30th - The Niagara Rhythm Section (Goldberger, Grisbrook, Norris & MacKay) - @ Butler's Sports Bar, 10 pm - 1 am 284 Mary St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 905.468.0049

Thurs. April 5th - Tamica Herod with Grisbrook, Goldberger & Norris @ the Canal Bank Shuffle, Thorold, ON

May 19th - The Niagara Rhythm Section with Neil Chapman - in concert at VIRGILSTOCK 2007 - 7pm, Virgil Arena

More musical improv coming up @ The Anchorage, 186 Ricardo St., 905-468-2141. Now in our 3rd year!

The Niagara Rhythm Section (Goldberger, Grisbrook, Norris & MacKay) with special guests:

Mar 31 - John Mays (R&B)
Apr 7 - Brian Fraser (New Orleans piano/roots)
Apr 14 - Jerome Godboo (amazing harmonica)
Apr 21 - Chuck Jackson (Award winning Downchild front man)
Apr 28 - Johnny Lovesin & Andy Kaye (amazing legendary guitarist)
May 5 - Lance Anderson (blues and New Orleans style piano)
May 12 - Martin Aucion & Paul Martin (Classic rock and roll)
May 19 - Neil Chapman (amazing guitarist/personality)
May 26 - Eric Mahar & Herb Nelson (Fringe Locals reunion!)
June 2 - Denis Keldie (legendary keyboard man)
June 9 - Bruce Jones (original Brazilian funk)
June 16 - Maria Aurigema (rockin' guitarist from Buffalo)
June 23 - John Dickie (another great singer/personality)
June 30 - Gayle Ackroyd & Ed Kopala (country soul & blues)
July 14 - Bruce Longman (eclectic roots & roll)
Kate Schrock Newsletter & Saint Paddy's Day Newsletter

March 17th, 2007

Greetings everyone ~ (And Happy St. Patty's Day!)

It has been a long time since I wrote a 'what's new' or 'notes from the road' entry for all of you - perhaps mostly because I have not been on the road for a while. I have, however, been working on a new album, with long-time engineer producer partner Steve Drown (Dames Rocket, Shunyata) and arranger Glen DaCosta.

This album has been in the works for a long time. I came off the road touring 'Indiana' in late 2003 and became side-tracked (in a good way) by trips to Ecuador, and Jamaica - an emersion into perspectives outside the US and a musical partnership with an amazing reggae musician, Glen DaCosta of Bob Marley and The Wailers fame. I was also side-tracked last year as I spent the better part of it managing a struggling non-profit performance space (Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Maine), which is now a bit more 'on it's feet'.

Travel outside the US and work with Jamaican musicians helped inspire a number of tunes on my upcoming album, entitled 'Invocation'. I now have 10 tracks close to completed. I am heading to work next week into early April to finish with Steve here at the Studio in Portland, Maine. More than likely, I will put this album out myself, but that is to be confirmed and determined in the months to come.

It is good to get back to music, to performing and recording and thinking about the future, which with the grace of God will include travel. I have missed the road terribly. I have missed visiting different parts of the US and have missed seeing you along the way. I've played a few shows here in Maine in the past months and thank the Maine fans for coming out and experiencing the new tunes for the first time. In December we had the luck of having Mr DaCosta in our midst and we played as a trio with guitarist Jeff Rojo, a very talented Mexican classical guitarist who has joined me on stage in the past year.

Last week I was honored to be a part of a very moving tribute to a courageous young woman from Maine, Hanley Denning. Ms. Denning started a wonderful non-profit organization called 'Safe Passage' (check out Tragically she was killed this past January in a car accident in Guatemala. Nearly 2,000 people attended the sold-out event at Merrill Auditorium here in Portland (several hundred were turned away) on March 9th (Hanley's birthday). I was asked to perform several songs in between the speeches and films including ' Recycled Life' - an Oscar nominated short documentary which highlighted the area in which Hanley worked. Talented trumpeter, Marc Chillemi joined me on stage for the first time and the music felt inspired. Hanley Denning will be dearly missed - but her organization and work will live on for years to come.

Shows coming up are localized here in Maine for now - until the album is done and I can work it into other parts of the US and start planning tour dates. I will keep all of you posted about the arrival of 'Invocation' and let you know if there will be an opportunity to buy advanced copies (stay tuned!).

For now, my next show coming up:
Saturday, May 5th 8PMSt Lawrence Arts and Community Center79 Congress St.Portland, Maine(207)347-0570 $12 in advance / $15 day of showavailable at all Bull Moose outlets & St Lawrence box office

Even though today we are being blasted by another snowstorm and Winter's stubborn refusal to step aside for Spring, I am excited at the prospect of warmer weather on the way - new music - new connections - renewed emersion into the creative life. I hope all of you are doing very well on the heels of the most demanding of seasons.

Yours truly,

Kate Schrock

Kakelane Music
P.O. Box 1317
Westbrook, ME. 04092

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hello, Minglewood Fans.

We want to thank those of you who were at any of the Birthday Bashes. The shows were awesome, great music, great karma and, best of all, great fans made the nights into one of those special times out.

Now the bad news. I am sending this email to everyone on Matt's email list, even to those of you out of the Maritimes. You never know where the hat may show up. Hate to say it but someone absconded with Matt Minglewood's trademark black hat after the show in Halifax at the Marquee Club. Nice Birthday Present! Matt changed into his baseball hat and put his trademark brimmed black Akubra hat on top of his coat in the dressing room. When he went to get his coat when he finished his gig, the hat was gone. He has had this hat a long time and it's become a signature hat for most of his career. It is not replaceable, so it really put a damper on the night. Anyway, would appreciate it if you hear of anyone with it or happen to see it on anyone to please let us know and pass the word around. You never know, it may show up. It would be pretty well useless to anyone else; they would never be able to wear it, as it is so easily identifiably Matt's. We would just like it returned questions asked. They could simply drop it in the mail to the address below..

Best Regards
Barbara Batherson

Norton Entertainment
Barbara Batherson
757 Main St Glace Bay, NS B1A 4Y7 Canada
Ph: 902 849-5290 Fx: 902 849-1033
Hi Heepsters!

Important (official) announcement below... scroll down for details!

URIAH HEEP http://www.uriah-

Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!

April 14 - Rockin'70's Festival, Katinkulta, Vuokatti, Finland
May 27 - Laugardalshöll Music Hall, Reykjavík, Iceland
July 6 (or 7) - Lovely Days Festival, Saint Polten, Austria
July 14 - Rowlit, Parainen, Finland
July 20 - Meripäivät, Kotka, Finland
July 21 - Open air, Breitenbach, Germany
July 26 - Keitelejazz, Äänekoski (north of Jyvaskyla), Finland
July 27 - Umpitunneli, Tornio (north of Oulu), Finland

All details, tickets info, phone numbers:
http://www.uriah- newa/livedates. php


URIAH HEEP is delighted to announce that drummer RUSSELL GILBROOK has joined the band. He replaces LEE KERSLAKE, who left the band in January due to health reasons.

Russell is regarded as one of the UK’s finest drummers and clinicians and has demonstrated specialist drum clinics all over Europe. He has worked with such diverse artists as Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Van Morrison, John Farnham, Alan Price, Chris Barber and Lonnie Donnigan.

RUSSELL GILBROOK comments: "I am really excited to be joining a band with such a fantastic history and quality of musicianship and musicality. I am just as excited to be a part of the band’s progress into the future, and I cannot wait to get in the Recording Studio because the songs we have already worked on are fantastic. This will hopefully take the band to a new level. I hope the fans will enjoy my playing and singing as much as the band and welcome me as a member of Uriah Heep".

Comments URIAH HEEP and founder member MICK BOX: "Russell came to the audition and blew us all away. He is one of the heaviest drummers I have ever heard. We spent two days auditioning a shortlist of twelve drummers from 120 applicants, and once Russell started playing we just knew he was the man for the job. There were smiles all around and he made the drum stool his. We were never looking for a clone of Lee Kerslake, as that would have been an impossible task, as there is only one Lee. Had we taken that stance we would have in effect stood still. We were looking for someone who can come into the band and energise it and have a wealth of ideas, especially for the new songs and give us a new lease on life. Russell did just that and his appointment comes at the start of an exciting new phase in the band’s career. We hope the fans will feel the same way once they have heard him play and sing".

URIAH HEEP commence recording its first new studio album in nine years, since 1998’s "Sonic Origami", later this month at Chapel Studios (The Darkness, Arctic Monkey's) in Lincolnshire with producer MIKE PAXMAN (Status Quo, Judie Tzuke). The as yet untitled album - which will be Heep’s 21st official studio album, is scheduled for release in early September on Sanctuary Records.

RUSSELL GILBROOK’S debut live show with Heep will be at the Katinkulta Festival in Finland on April 14th. You can visit Russell at his MySpace site: http://www.myspace. com/russellgilbrook .

Click here to see a photo of the new Uriah Heep lineup:

www.uriah- newa/heep07. jpg


Keith Baker, former Heep drummer (he played on "Salisbury") , is currently fighting prostate cancer. Anyone wishing to send a personal message to Keith can do so through Mike Taylor at WMtaylor57@aol. com. Please write "Message for Keith Baker" in the subject line and Mike will make sure that all messages reach him. Thank you.

John Sloman, former singer of Uriah Heep (album "Conquest", 1980) and Gary Moore Band, is the special guest at the Mostly Autumn gigs in Holland in May 2007. John just released his acoustic CD, "13 Storeys".

The new Ken Hensley CD, "Blood On The Highway", will be released on May 25th. On May 22nd there will be a live showcase performance of the entire CD, including the original singers, Glenn Hughes, Jorn Lande, Eve Gallagher and John Lawton, at the Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany. The entire performance will be filmed for later release as a DVD.

Paul Raymond Gregory, the artist who draw Heep's "Spellbinder" cover, has a paintings exhibition based on J.R.R Tolkien's "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy going on. Please follow this link for details: http://www.studio54

Heep news for the Scandinavian people can be accessed through ScanHeep News: http://geocities. com/scanheep/ news.html. Also maintained by the same people is this rock site: www.freewebt

Check these out! Thanks to Filip Björner for the info.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

YouTube - Hank Williams Jr, Hunter Hayes: Jambalaya

[Link forwarded by Laurie Johnson of Blues Alliance -]
George Olliver returns to The Lake Simcoe Arms , in Jackson's Point for St. Patricks Day, Sat. Mar. 17 @ 7:30pm to 11pm (905)722-5999

Not only will George be doing all his r&b/blues favorites but he'll be throwing in the odd Irish soul tune. Bring your dancin shoes, shamrocks and wear something green.

This is a cozy wonderful little restaurant and the food is dynamite................see you this Saturday.

God's Speed
Hunter-Hughes Prods
Whitby, On

Friday, March 09, 2007

RedGorilla Compilation CD And Goody Bag Now Available!

RedGorilla Music Fest would like to invite you to check out the newly-released, debut RedGorilla Compilation CD. Consisting of 17 songs, "Outside The Box" includes a diverse representation of songs from around the world and includes many different genres. Most importantly, it represents the true spirit of RedGorilla - nurturing the talent of up-and-coming artists. Enter promotional code 5E8WDC23 to listen now.

RedGorilla would like to congratulate Dobs Vye and max Min - winners of the free slots on the RedGorilla Compilation CD that were mentioned in last month's newsletter. RedGorilla sends out a hearty "thank you" to all the talented artists who submitted their songs! The CD will be made available before the event to over 500 major and indie record label execs, music publishers, film and television music supervisors, music producers, and managers. The CD will also be handed out in Austin during the event and will be available for download to over 1,000 RedGorilla VIPs (music industry professionals and bands) who will be given a special dog-tag necklace with a download code. The CD will also stream in a podcast on the Next Big Hit New Music Mix - currently the largest indie music program on the internet with over 80,000 listeners each month.

RedGorilla Music FestSchedule Posted

The 2007 RedGorilla Music Fest schedule is now posted. Click here and go to "showcases" to view the full schedule. Approximately 200 bands and solo artists will perform in RedGorilla showcases in four venues on 6th Street in Austin, TX, on March 14-17 - right in the heart of all the action. These artists represent some of the best, most talented bands and solo performers anywhere - so, if you're planning on coming to Austin during this fun-filled week, make sure you stop into the RedGorilla showcases and check out the performances. RedGorilla continues to be a "No Badge Required" event. It is free to attend and is open to the general public.

RedGorilla Music Fest is not affiliated in any way with SXSW or South By Southwest, Inc.

Want to put an insert into the RedGorilla Goody Bag? There's still time, if you hurry. This is an excellent way to promote your band, company, or product to a music-loving audience. You can insert a CD, flyer, brochure, or even cool swag - here's your chance to get creative! Call 615-866-0836 for more information.


Shed your Blues and Rock for the Rock! Put on your Dancing Shoes and Join "Bluesman of the Year" Randy Oxford and 20 other incredible bands at “Music for the Mountain” in the Mineral Lake Events Center near Mount Rainier, Washington State.

Proceeds will go to Mount Rainier National Park, the Mount Rainier Gateway Initiative and the Ashford Community Park and Performing Arts Center.


Music For the Mountain came into being after flood damage at Mt. Rainier National Park on November 6, 2006, caused closure of the National Park. "Bluesman of the Year" Randy Oxford and Phil Freeman, owner of Copper Creek Inn at Mt. Rainier, began organizing a weekend of music to benefit the National Park, the "Mount Rainier Gateway Initiative" to preserve the scenic corridor to the National Park Entrance, and the Ashford Community Park and Performing Arts Center project.

Music for the Mountain is a proceeds benefit to raise money for trail restoration and other activities at Mount Rainer National Park not covered by annual or emergency funding by Congress. Gate Entrance fees stay in the park and are used to build and restore trails. All gate fees have been lost since last November. Your attendance and contributions will help replace the lost entrance fees and get work started on damaged trails, now estimated to be three years behind schedule.

Music for the Mountain proceeds will also benefit the Nisqually Land Trusts "Mt. Rainier Gateway Initiative" to protect the habitat and scenic view shed along the corridor of scenic Highway 706 E, "The Road to Rainier".

The Ashford Community Park and Performing Arts Center will provide a park with hiking and biking trails, public restrooms and an excellent venue built for Music, Theater, Weddings, corporate retreats, community meetings and events.

Thank you for helping Mt. Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier Gateway Initiative and the Ashford Community Park and Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are available on-line, at the door and by calling 360.569.2745. If you cannot attend and would like to help, send your cheque or money order to: Music for the Mountain, PO Box 159, Ashford, WA, 98304.
Hi, All.

I hope you are all well and happy!! Because everything has been going so well with the tour and everything (really wonderful)'s time to give something back...I wish to announce another free CD Download at my site! (This is getting like the old days again!)

It's my Headstrong know the deal...let EVERYONE know about this! See you at the gigs!

Take care...Kind Regards

Sunday, March 11

The Blue Goose Tavern
Mimico, ON (between Toronto and Etobicoke)

4:30 -7:30 p.m.

no cover
SPEAK Music,


Monday, March 12 - 6 p.m.

The Rivoli
334 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Blix Street recording artists Back Door Slam are Davy Knowles (Guitars and Vocals), Adam Jones (Bass Guitar) and Ross Doyle (Drums). They will debut their "new blues rock" sound at their first N. American performance on Monday, March 12, at the Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West. This early show starts at 6:30 pm, doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $10.

Back Door Slam (BDS) is fronted by young gun Davy Knowles, 19 year-old guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Isle of Man. Displaying both prodigious talent and ambition from an early age, Davy's musical tastes range from Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan to modern rockers Oasis right through to jazz & Celtic music, with a heavy dose of John Mayall, Rory Gallagher and Robert Cray. Blues fans will no doubt notice that the band's name has been borrowed from a classic Robert Cray song - their sound is also influenced by many other Blues greats, including Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Bert Jansch and, of course, Mark Knopfler.

Davy's own songwriting style has developed a very personal and individual tone, with songs ranging from the touching ballad 'Too Good For Me' to the all-out blues rock of 'Come Home' and even a taste of Cream in 'Outside Woman'.

There's a new sheriff in town! Following their performance at the Rivoli, BDS will continue on its journey and will perform on March 14 at SXSW in Austin. There will also be stops at The Beale Street Festival in Memphis, a headline show in New Orleans, a residency at Stubbs BBQ in Texas, The House of Blues in Dallas, Crossroads in Las Vegas and the Viper Room in Los Angeles.

For the full calendar and tour details, please visit


Online Press Release Link:


For more information, photos and interviews, please contact

Jennifer Claveau or Beverly Kreller
905.989.1905 / 416.922.3620
1. METAL QUEEN MANAGEMENT BIRTHDAY/ST. PADDY'S DAY BASH featuring Gunz N'FN' Rosez (Canada's Ultimate Guns n' Roses Tribute Band) & Guests

Sat., March 17, 2007
Jeff Healey's Roadhouse
56 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON

Doors at 9:00 p.m.$10

2. VINNY APPICE DRUM CLINIC (Heaven and Hell and Black Sabbath)

Fri., March 23, 2007
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
925 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

7:00-9:00 p.m.


BANDS: Register for MQMusicfest 2007 at

Metal Queen Management
Management, Promotions, Publicity

“Shawn's songs have touched my heart. They resonate truth and dedication.

The little dude with the big heart gets my vote. “- Daniel Lanois

"Greg Quill is one of the finest songwriters Australian has produced."
- ABC Radio

For more information, go to:
Dominion on Queen is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"The Jewel", by Nadia (Dia, Zindra) Sobin, from Araqinta (website link appears below - updated April 11/07)

Sylvia Simpson is well known to Hamilton art lovers for her Hamilton (Ontario) cityscapes and street scenes. Currently, she has seventeen paintings on view at the Hamilton Public Library - 4th floor.

"Keeping Watch" is a large watercolour that depicts the Hamilton Cemetery on York St against the backdrop of homes on Woodbine Ave. "Hamilton: All Around the Harbour" is a bird's-eye view of the entire lower city stretching north to Rattlesnake Point and east to the CN Tower. "CAMCO and Fall Mums" shows the factory - since demolished - against a sea of flowers. "Ramona's Mother's Backyard" depicts a garden hide-a-way among the century frame houses in Dundas.

There are many other prints and paintings of homes and neighbourhoods to enjoy.The show continues till March 30/2007. Make sure you sign the guest book!

Simpson's work is also featured this May 12 and 13 on the Southwest Hamilton Artists' Studio Tour held every Mother's Day weekend.
This event is brought to you by The Zine (

Tuesday, March 06, 2007




Artwork by Pat Purdy (formerly of Ontario and now based in Manitoba)

Steve French Band

Gladstone Tavern

Hamilton, ON

Friday & Saturday,

March 9 & 10/07

Monday, March 05, 2007

Thursday Blues Jam

Irene's Pub

885 Bank Street

Ottawa, ON

Every Thursday, featuring a special guest host
Mike Ktenas

Hi, folks,

This Thursday, March 8, I'll host an open mike from 9 pm-1 am at the Slippery Boot Pub - 1552 Avenue Road, one block north of Lawrence Avenue West (416) 783-9992, in Toronto, ON.

On Friday, March 9, from 10 pm-1 am, the bad dads - Phil Kane, vocals, drums and guitar; John Yelland, bass; myself (Mark Sepic), guitar, vocals, harp - will play the blues at the Copper Pipe - 924 Kingston Rd., between Main St. and Victoria Park Avenue, Scarborough, ON - 416-690-6081.



Heaven's Radio Rendez-Vous

May 18/07
(Dinner and Dance)

St. Elias Banquet Centre
750 Ridgewood Ave
Ottawa, Ontario

Pictured above: John Mayall and Terry Gillespie
(ripped off from

Cocktails at 6:30, dinner follows at 7 o'clock, and at 9 o'clock, Heaven's Radio comes on!

There will be solos and duets performed during the dinner hour by various members of the band.

St. Elias Banquet Centre is centrally located at the corner of Riverside Drive and Ridgewood Avenue, directly across from Mooney’s Bay.

Promotional Poster of Heaven's Radio @ Le Hibou - Ottawa
(Photo by John Garner)

Also, Terry Gillespie will be performing old and newer tracks (from his latest CD, Brother of the Blues) from 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at The Priest's Mill ( in Alexandria, ON.

Tuesday Bluesday @

The Rainbow

Murray St. (Byward Market)

Ottawa, ON

Hosted by The Sinners


Pretty boys from another era - The Diodes

Photos of John Catto taken by songwriter/ performer Marty Murray of Niagara Falls, ON
UPCOMING GIGS @ THE RAINBOW (Byward Market, Ottawa, ON)

•Ember Swift - 8 Mar 2007
•Groove Productions - 11 Mar 2007
•Brown Hornets - 15 Mar 2007
•The Hammerheads - 16 Mar 2007
•Southside Steve Mariner - 23 Mar 2007
•Mark Hummell with Rusty Zinn - 24 Mar 2007
•7-9 Tanya Janca CD Release Party 10 pm The Sauce - 25 Mar 2007
•JW-Jones Band - 30 Mar 2007
•David Rotundo - 31 Mar 2007
•Francine & the Tearjerkers w/Big Soul Project - 6 Apr 2007
•The Hammerheads - 7Apr 2007
•Rufus (from Motor Booty Affair) - 13 Apr 2007
•Black Boot Trio - 14 Apr 2007
•Soul Revue Board - 20 Apr 2007
•Pat The White - 21 Apr 2007
•Barrellhouse - 27 Apr 2007
•NAC Quebec Scene Presents Paul Deslauriers Band w/Dawn Tyler Watson - 28 Apr 2007

Keep watching here for more great upcoming performances.
Check out our 20th Anniversary Party photos thanks to Scotty Doubt
AaLia Kesari Sings Acoustic Soul with Special Guests

Following her Feb. 11 gig, AaLia Kesari returns on Sunday, March 11, and the 2nd Sunday of each month at Rebel's Rock Irish Pub, 537 King St E., Hamilton, Ontario.

Contact : 905.975.1771

Aalias My Space Profile:

Aalia has 4 ' DEMO ' songs - (Original Renditions of 4 Covers ) posted up on her myspace profile for everyone to hear.

Greetings, everyone....

Welcome to March... in like a lion, at least on Sunday. (COLD!!!!) This week, we'll be posting photos, articles and interviews from Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in Nashville this past week. WOW, what fun we had (and how tired we've gotten). We had a blast and, if you attended, we're sure you did, too. We'll have hundreds of photos from the concerts, seminars and more up in the coming week, along with much more about the event.

We have new articles on the site now since the last newsletter, as well as some new pictures. More CD reviews will be up shortly, and we're gearing up for the upcoming Tin Pan South event in Nashville on March 27 to 31, sponsored by NSAI (for more information or to order tickets, visit

As always, we encourage you to visit the LATEST NEWS page every day as it is updated with the latest information about happenings in the music industry out of Nashville.


Tin Pan South - the hottest ticket in Nashville in March where over 250 of today's top songwriters play their hits at the venues throughout Nashville. For tickets and information, visit

Coming in April: The Nashville Film Festival - April 19-26 - at the Regal Cinemas in Green Hills, TN. There will be many music films as well as film and television music licensing panels and more. For more information, please visit

Coming in May: The return of "Bluebird on the Mountain", a monthly series of concerts with top songwriters held at the Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, TN. This is something you definitely don't want to miss... for more information, visit

Enjoy this and other issues of Music News Nashville by visiting
Hey, everyone.

We're asking you all (blues fans & musicians) to come out and support the SW Blues magazine fundraiser next Sunday, March 11, @ Poor David's Pub, 1313 So. Lamar, Dallas, TX.

We're looking to catch up on a couple of bills with the help of YOU.

The lineup in order of playing is:

Kirby Kelley (opening)

Anson Funderburgh & Hash Brown w/friends

Wanda King Blues Band, featuring Chris Ruest

Smokin' Joe Kubek, featuring Bnois King

Again, doors open @ 4pm and music starts @ 5pm. $15 at the door for everyone.

Poor David usually has pizza available for patrons for $2 a slice (they're big slices), and it's also Poor David's 30th anniversary month celebration for the club!

SW Blues is heavily depending on your in-person support to get us out of the hole, so we can continue publishing a monthly issue. To help us catch up, ad rates have just increased 10% for the first time since January 2003.

I love you all and want to keep bringing the blues news to you. There will also be a few items for sale, a silent auction and/or a raffle.

Good friends and artists have stepped up to help. Please come, show your support, and know that your $15 donation at the door is a gift that SW Blues appreciates and needs, and hopes/plans to not be in this boat again! I try not to ask for much. It's an early show, and everyone can still get out to the Sunday jams after 10pm when this show ends!

With Love and Love of These Here Blues!

Joanna Iz

Sunday, March 11, doors @ 4pm and music starts @ 5

Poor David's Pub
1313 South Lamar
Dallas, TX

Right next door to Bill's Records new location!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Nick Marchione @ The Casbah

King & Queen Streets
Hamilton, ON

March 10/07

Mohawk College Music Faculty Members, through the support of the Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Music, have invited trumpet player Nick Marchione back to Hamilton after his highly successful Masterclass at Mohawk College last fall.

At a very young age, Nick has become one of New York City's top players and has performed with greats such as McCoy Tyner, Slide Hampton and Blood, Sweat & Tears. (See the biography below for more info).

Nick will be presenting a series of Masterclasses at Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON, on Wednesday and Thursday (March 7-8), culminating in a performance with Mohawk College music faculty members at The Casbah on Saturday, March 10. The band at the Casbah will feature:

Nick Marchione -­ Trumpet
Darcy Hepner (also of Blood, Sweat & Tears) - Saxophone
Geoff Young ­- Guitar
Pat Collins -­ Bass
Kevin Dempsey -­ Drums ("a world-class drummer", says Jack Pedler)

The Casbah
306 King St. West
Hamilton, Ontario

March 10/07

Sets @ 10:15 and 11:45

$10 at the door

Please forward this message to anyone you think may be interested.

Nicholas Marchione

At age 25, trumpet player Nick Marchione is an active freelancer in New York City, holding down some of the most coveted chairs in his profession, including lead trumpet in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and ‘The Producers’ on Broadway.

Born into a musical family in Philadelphia, Nick started his trumpet studies at age eight with his father, Tony Marchione, a renowned teacher whose pupils included Randy Brecker and Lee Morgan.

He subsequently studied with Vince Penzarella at the Mannes College of Music before becoming a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears in 2001, a position he held until 2006.

Nick has played and recorded with such legends as Slide Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Bob Brookmeyer, Natalie Cole and James Moody, to name a few.

He currently tours as a member of Ottawa's Paul Anka Band [well, I can forgive him for that association - haha - DD].

Most recently, Nick played lead alongside Snooky Young in the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at Washington D.C’s Kennedy Center and performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (VJO) at the Bermuda Jazz Festival.

The VJO's latest CD, Up from the Skies: Music of Jim McNeely, was nominated for two Grammys, and the band will be touring Europe and Scandinavia for three weeks this coming summer.

An avid educator, Nick Marchione has given masterclasses throughout the United States and Canada. This March, he will be a featured guest clinician for the Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos in Portugal during a week-long festival featuring the music of Thad Jones.

Nick is also frequently requested to play movie soundtracks and jingles. He can be heard playing lead trumpet in the movie soundtrack of ‘The Producers’, several commercials for Coke and Pepsi, and the upcoming Broadway production of ‘The Little Mermaid’.

Check out his website (under construction) at

You can also check out Darcy Hepner's website at