Wednesday, April 30, 2008

EPILEPSY OTTAWA-CARLETON - ANN. MEETING & SUMMERFEST fOR KIDS




The Annual General Meeting of Epilepsy Ottawa-Carleton (EOC) will be held on Monday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bronson Centre, Ottawa, ON.

Agenda

President’s Report
Election of Directors
Financial Report
Presentation and Discussion regarding EOC’s 5-year Strategic Plan

'hope you are able to attend.




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STELLAR CAST BLUES SHOWCASE - IRENE'S PUB (OTTAWA) - MAY 2008





[N.B. I believe Victor Nesrallah is co-hosting on May 22 and J-W Jones on May 29 - D.D. Poster created by Ryszard Cimek.]





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ESPANOLA SLIM @ NRS "MUSICAL IMPROV" SERIES - MAY 2
Niagara Rhythm Section (NRS) - Saturday Night "MUSICAL IMPROV" Series
Every Saturday night - 9:45ish - no cover
The Anchorage
186 Ricardo St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
905-468-2141
This week's featured guest: SAT., MAY 3RD - ESPANOLA SLIM
This guy's amazing! Probably the best harmonica player you've never heard of. You gotta check it out. 'nuff said.
And hey, folks, just one more thing...We've only got a few left, so if you don't have it already, get your copy of this limited edition CD now!
OUR NEW CD - Live at the Anchorage 1.0 - available at the gig or at several locations on-line. You can either buy the hard copy (which is what old-timers like me do) or download certain songs or the entire album.
Get it at iTunes, CDBaby.com or directly from me at:
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More musical improv coming up @ The Anchorage, NOTL
The Niagara Rhythm Section with special guests:
May 10 - Whiskey Jack
whiskeyjackmusic.com
May 17 - Debbie Fleming
debbiefleming.ca
May 24 - Bruce Longman
May 31 - Neil Chapman & Denis Keldie
neilchapman.ca keldie.com
Steve Goldberger
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CROSSROADS @ GORDON'S ON THE GREEN - MAY 2


On Friday, May 2nd, the Crossroads band will let it all hang out at Gordon's on the Green -13500 Interurban Ave. S., Tukwila, WA, (206) 267-7427.

Gordon's is located at the very beautiful Foster Golf Links and serves up some mighty fine BBQ. Their happy hour runs from 3 to 7 p.m. The kitchen is closed from 3 to 5. The patrons at Gordon's like to party and have a good time. Crossroads loves playin' this friendly spot. We hope you can drop on by and join in on the festivities! The band plays from 7 to 10 p.m.


www.crossroadsblues.net


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Q107 PRESENTS "HIPPIEFEST" - FRI., JULY 25 (TORONTO, ON)


www.q107.com

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

TANNIS SLIMMON - UPCOMING DATES


Friday, May 2

Guelph Youth Music Centre
75 Cardigan Street
Guelph, ON
(519) 827-1119

Benefit for Bob Howson, a wonderful Guelph artist recently diagnosed with cancer. Tannis and 2 amazing Guelph musicians, Nick Craine and Craig Norris, will perform round-robin-style.


Friday, May 9 - 8: p.m.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Live Wire Music Series

Octave Theatre
Northwest corner of Dalton Avenue and Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd.
Kingston, ON
(613) 546-1331

Warming up for the incredible bluesman Chris Smither


Friday, May 16

Twisted Pines Music & Arts Festival - Penetanguishene, ON

Twisted Pines Music & Arts Festival. Music in the schools, community celebration and children's music presentation. Visiting musicians from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Followed by a week long showcase of Twisted Pines Music in Movies with music and closing, spectacular weekend concerts!

Performers include Hamell on Trial, Creaking Tree String Quartette, Washboard Hank, Manitoba Hall, Mansa Sissoko and (on Sunday) The Band's Garth Hudson!

One show during the afternoon, the second at the King's Wharf Theatre in the evening.
There are lots of exciting things planned for this festival...check out the link!


http://www.drog.com/artists/tannis/


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AFRISSIPPI - W. AFRICAN ROOTS MEETS N. MISSISSIPPI TRANCE BLUES


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

West African roots meets North Mississippi trance blues

Announcing the debut Canadian tour of Afrissippi & The Eric Deaton Trio!


HILL COUNTRY RECORDS WORLD BOOGIE 2008

Featuring AFRISSIPPI and ERIC DEATON TRIO
Presented by Living Blues Magazine & Small World Music

www.myspace.com/afrissippi
www.myspace.com/ericdeaton
www.hillcountryrecords.com
www.smallworldmusic.com
www.speak-music.com


Live in Canada for the first time!

May 7 - Saint John NB
May 8 -Charlottetown PEI
May 9 - Halifax NS
May 10 - Fredericton NB
May 11 - Saint Andrews NB
May 17 - Montreal QC
May 18 - Ottawa ON
May 19 - Toronto ON
May 20 - Toronto ON
May 21 - Hamilton ON
May 22 - Toronto ON

U.S. dates:

May 6 & 12 - Portland , Maine
May 13 - Boston, MA
May 14-16 - New York City, NY
May 23 - Burlington, VT
May 24 - Hartford , CT
May 25-26 - Philadelphia, PS
May 27 - Arlington , VA

July 5-6 - Chicago Blues Festival - Chicago, IL

(Full tour schedule below)

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“Afrissippi represents a high-water mark in the cultivation of the connections between American blues and its African relations.” ~ Corey Harris, Living Blues

“Not since Paul Simon’s combination of African rhythms and pop concepts on Graceland has such a forceful vision combined the two continents.” ~ Bill Whiting, HonestTune.com

“What might have happened if Ali Farka Toure had recorded for Fat Possum” ~ Ian Anderson, Editor of Roots (UK)

For publicity & CD servicing, please contact:

Bev Kreller
Speak Music
416-922-3620
bev@speak-music.com


Sebastian Cook
Small World Music
416-567-5016
seb@smallworldmusic.com


www.speak-music.com


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(LUKE) MULHOLLAND NEWSLETTER, NO. 1, APRIL 2008


It has been a busy and productive year so far for me. This past fall, I was fortunate enough to gain admittance to the renowned Berklee Music College in Boston (www.berklee.edu) to pursue an advanced musical education. I focused the fall term on my studies in basic music, arts and guitar.

After scoring well on my exams, winter semester I started to specialize on a degree in songwriting and I began the difficult task of re-forming my band, Mulholland Drive, with Boston-based players. After a couple months, I was able to assemble a tight, musically talented group with bass player Chris Murphy, drummer and former Berklee student Jayme Tardiff and rounded out by keyboardist Eli Winderman.

After several months holed up in Boston's Jam Spot, we have emerged tight and ready to go with setlists of my songs that traverse my rock, pop-rock and blues-rock originals and, of course, some favorite Mulholland Drive originals.

In March of this year, I was very fortunate to be signed by well-known Boston booking agent Alex Ross of Supreme Entertainment Artists and Venue Promotions Management, and Jon Bergen of Bender Music Group, out of Phoenix Arizona.

With solid players and management team, we will look to play throughout the Northeast this spring. To view specific club and tour dates, please visit my website at www.lukemulholland.com and sign up as a friend and send your friends to www.myspace.com/lukemulhollandmusic.

We look for exciting things for this spring and summer, SO, STAY TUNED!.....and TURN IT UP!!
Cheers!


Luke Mulholland


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"BLUES WITH A FEELING" TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE


Ladies & Gents,

As a member of the "Friends of Richard Newell Committee", I am pleased to announce that tickets are now available for this year's "Blues with a Feeling" (BWAF) show in which we honour the memory of the late Richard Newell, aka King Biscuit Boy.

Last year's event was sold out, so get your tickets early!

The Hamilton Spectator
Cheapies
Dr. Disc
Stardust Records
Chedoke Flowers & Gifts
Picks & Sticks Music
Looney Tunes (Burlington)


6TH ANNUAL "BLUES WITH A FEELING" - A TRIBUTE TO KING BISCUIT BOY

SATURDAY, MAY 31/08

LEANDER BOAT CLUB
BAY STREET
HAMILTON, ON

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 PM, SHOW STARTS AT 8 PM



Featuring:

From Montreal, blues harp superstar BHARATH & HIS RHYTHM FOUR
Trickbag and guests
Zark & The Sharks
Mark LaForme
Darcy Hepner Blues Band


TICKETS $25


Available at:/

The Hamilton Spectator,
Cheapies, Picks and Sticks Music
Looney Tunes, Burlington
Dr. Disc, Stardust Records,
Chedoke Flowers & Gifts

Proceeds fund music scholarships at Mohawk College (Hamilton) in Richard Newell’s name

'hope to see you there!

Neil


--------still have a pulse--------

Neil Nickafor
[905.387.1990]
email: njnitro@mountaincable.net
www: http://home.mountaincable.net/~njnitro/


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BLUES ELEMENT @ GROSSMAN'S TAVERN (TORONTO) - APRIL 30/08


Greetings!

Blues Element Live @ Grossman's Tavern, Toronto, ON, on Wednesday, April 30, 2008.

3 sets, 9:45 pm start time. No cover charge!

The usual lotsa excitement, and then some.

'Hope to see you there!

http://www.myspace.com/blueselement

http://www.blueselement.com


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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

DOG LEG PREACHER @ SPAR TREE - SAT., APR. 26



Come on by and party it up with Dog Leg Preacher!! Yes, Dog Leg will be putting on a show at the Spar Tree in downtown Granite Falls, WA. Newton's Law will be opening up the show, so get there early. That's Saturday night, April 26, 2008. The Spar Tree is located at 106 West Stanley, right in the middle of downtown.


Captain Joe Kurke









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Monday, April 21, 2008

"MUSIC FOR LIFE" BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER - TUCSON'S - APR. 24


"Music for Life" fundraising concert - one night only


Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tucson's
2440 Bank Street at Hunt Club
Ottawa, ON

Contact Info: 613-738-7596

We are hosting a fundraiser concert for breast cancer. There will be lots of prizes to be won, 50/50 draws, balloon sales, silent auction and much more.

The bands playing that night are Al Tambay, Nobody, The Mud Boys, Trevor Finlay and the Canadian Dance Factory.


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NIAGARA RHYTHM SECTION'S SATURDAY "MUSICAL IMPROV" SERIES


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

Every Saturday night - 9:45ish - no cover

This week's featured guest: SAT., APRIL 26TH - JOHN MAYS

We're always pleased to welcome back the amazing and delightful John Mays. John Mays has been the lead vocalist for multiple Juno and 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 '70s. Prior to joining Fathead, he was a co-founder of the Bleecker St. Band.

FOR MORE INFO ON JOHN AND FATHEAD:

www.fathead.biz

More musical improv coming up @ The Anchorage, NOTL

The Niagara Rhythm Section with special guests:

May 3 - Espanola Slim
May 10 - Whiskey Jack
whiskeyjackmusic.com
May 17 - Debbie Fleming
debbiefleming.ca
May 24 - Bruce Longman
May 31 - Neil Chapman & Denis Keldie
neilchapman.ca keldie.com


www.stevegoldberger.com


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Sunday, April 20, 2008

DANA LUPINACCI - BIO AND DOWNLOADS


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STICKSHIFT ANNIE & THE OVERDRIVE - UPCOMING GIGS





Monday, April 21st
Mr. Villa , 7:00 to 9:00pm
8064 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Thursday, April 24th
Maple Leaf Grill , 6:30 to 9:00pm
8929 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA
Reservations - 206-523-8449
Friday, April 25th
Pastime Tavern, 9 to 1
Sultan, WA

Saturday, April 26th
Eastlake Zoo , 9pm to 1am
Monday, May 5th
Mr. Villa , 7:00 to 9:00pm
8064 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Tuesday, May 6th
Al Lago Restaurante , 6:30 to 9:30PM
3110 Sumner Tapps Hwy E
Lake Tapps, WA
Saturday, May 10th
Salmon Bay Eagles, 7 PM to 11 PM
Ballard, WA
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SUE ORFIELD (ALSO W/ 3 OUT OF 4 DOCTORS AND BALLOONS) - NEW GIGS




sun Apr 20, 2008 - 8:00 PM
The Tiptons
The Tangential Festival at the Bohemian National Home. Detroit, MI
mon Apr 21, 2008 - 8:00 PM
The Tiptons
TBA
tue Apr 22, 2008 7PM
The Tiptons
The Mabel Tainter Theater, Menomonie, WI
thu Apr 24, 2008 7PM & 9:30PM
The Tiptons
the Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN
fri Apr 25, 2008
The Tiptons
the Jazz Estate, Milwaulkee, WI

The Tiptons East Coast-Midwest Tour (more info to come)
sat Apr 26, 2008 8:30 - 12:30PM
Rada Dada
Westgate Sportman's Club (Singles Dance), Eau Claire, WI
thu May 1, 2008 - 5PM
Bruce Hering Band
Private Party
thu May 1, 2008 - 10PM
SOB
The Mousetrap, Eau Claire, WI
fri May 2, 2008 – 7PM - 10PM
Catya's Trio
Fischer's On the Green, Altoona, WI
sat May 3, 2008 – 7PM - 10PM
Catya's Trio
Fischer's On the Green, Altoona, WI
wed May 7, 2008 – 7PM - 10PM
Catya's Trio
Fischer's On the Green, Altoona, WI
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MARY McPAGE BAND - UPCOMING GIGS




Apr 25 2008 - 9:00P
Monahan's
Everett, Washington
Apr 26 2008 - 9:00P
Monahan's
Everett
May 23 2008 - 9:00P
Eddie's Trackside in Monroe
Monroe, Washington
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SALLY SPRING - UPCOMING CONCERTS WITH AMY SPEACE, ETC.







April 30/08

Goldhawk Lounge
Hoboken, NJ

May 1

The Living Room
NYC, NY

May 2

New York State (tentative)

May 3

Caffe Lena Co
Saratoga Springs, NY

May 17 (with Chris O'Brien and Chuck E. Costa)

The Garage
Winston-Salem, NC

May 23, 24, 25

Fiddler's Grove
Union Grove, NC


www.sallyspring.com
www.amyspeace.com




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LITTLE MISS HIGGINS - UPCOMING PERFORMANCES




May 30, 2008 - 8:00 PM

Regina Casino Show Lounge: Opening for The Blind Boys of Alabama
Regina, SK
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ERICA KNIGHT - WHEN YOU GO





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JULIETTE & THE LICKS - UPCOMING INT'L PERFORMANCES




23 Apr 2008 - 8 PM

The Zoo
Brisbane

25 Apr 2008 - 8 PM

The Forum
Sydney

27 Apr 2008 - 8 PM

Prince of wales bandroom
Melbourne

2 May 2008 - 8 PM

5 May 2008 - 8 PM

Liberation Festival
Haarlem
7 May 2008 - 8 PM

Expo Coruña
A Coruña
8 May 2008 - 8 PM

Rockstar Live
Bilbao

9 May 2008 - 8 PM
La Mirona
Salt (Girona)
11 May 2008 - 8 PM
17 May 2008 - 8 PM

Fort Mason Great Meadow
San Francisco, California
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WILLIE McBLIND BAND


JON CATLER, NEVILLE L'GREEN, BABE BORDEN, LORNE WATSON
(Photo by David Plakke)



www.microtones.com
http://www.freenotemusic.com/site/bios/wiilie_mcblind.html


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DOLLHAUS RELEASES TRACK FROM UPCOMING CD, LOVE AND LIGHT



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CARRIE CLARK - EUROPEAN TOUR POSTPONED & UPCOMING GIG



Next Appearance:
Sunday, April 27/08
Americana Matinee @ The Comet Tavern
922 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA
With Nathan Pike & The Pioneers, Lucky Suns, and Andrew ait
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BRANDI CARLILE TOURING IN UK AND RELEASING NEW CD, THE STORY



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JENNIFER AVALON PREPARING TO RELEASE NEWEST CD, ATRIUM


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SEDRICK - NEW GIG PHOTOS (2008)



Lillian Studt


William Echard


Dave Smith


www.sedrick.org


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LAURA McDAVID - FEARLESS



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FARA PALMER WINS 2008 FAITA AWARD


Fara Palmer with K-OS at Juno Awards Party
Guess what? So like the day after my Juno loss, i check in to my email and find out that i WON the award for "Outstanding Musical Achievement In A Contemporary Field" for the 2008 FAITA awards.
FAITA stands for "First Americans In The Arts" and is based out of Los Angeles. So not sure yet, but may be heading to L.A. Thank you FAITA for acknowledging my cd, PHOENIX, and for honouring me with such a beautiful award!! xox
Fara
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ELLEN McILWAINE & CASSIUS KHAN - UPCOMING CONCERTS





UPCOMING CONCERTS

June 5-7 - Minneapolis MN - Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Festival

September 5-7 - NebraskaMusic Festival
September 26-28 - Wolfville NS - Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival
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LINQ - UPCOMING EVENTS (MASSACHUSETTS)



Thursday, May 29th @ 5:00 pm EDT

Linq will be live on-air on WGDR 91.1FM with host Mary Gangemi. "Woman-Stirred Radio" is a queer cultural journal that explores, articulates, and preserves the cultural heritage of glbtq artists, writers, musicians, academics, political figures, and policy-makers. Tune in or stream online for the latest update on Linq's musical happenings!
www.wgdr.org

Saturday, July 19th @ 7:30 pm

The 1794 Meetinghouse, located in the Main Street Historical District of New Salem, MA, will host an Old Home Day Sing-Along. Join Linq and friends for a trip down memory lane with songs from the 50's to the 70's. Audience dress-up and participation is encouraged, and lyric sheets will be provided. Admission is only $5. www.1794meetinghouse.org

Sunday, July 20th @ noon - 4:30 pm

Linq continues her annual tradition performing at the Royalston Cultural Council's outdoor music festival in the center of town at Bullock Park (across from the fire station) in Royalston, MA. The event is free, and there will be food and soft drinks available.

Friday, July 25th @ 7:30 pm

Linqsongs Publishing sponsors Indiegrrl Showcase I at the 1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem, MA). Admission is $10. Linq will emcee the event.

Featured artists are:

Linq (MA)
Roia Rafieyan (NJ)
Lisa Martin (MA)
Laurianne Fiorentino (NM)

Saturday, July 26th @ 7:30 pm

Linqsongs Publishing sponsors Indiegrrl Showcase II at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem, MA. Admission is $10. Linq will emcee the event.

Featured artists are:

Kat Wyand (CT)
Patty Keough (MA)
Susan Souza (MD)
Sonya Heller (NY)


www.linqmusic.com


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MISSY BURGESS - LEMON PIE





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ROBYN PAUHL - CD NEWS & UPCOMING GIG - MAY 1 (MISSISSAUGA, ON)



Robyn Pauhl with musical friends


Robyn is in production for her new all-original R&B/Soul/Rock album. A digital EP will be available to download and purchase this July 2008.

Upcoming Gig:

May 1, 2008 - 6-9 p.m.

Alice Fazoolis - Jazz Duo

Mississauga, Ontario

www.robynpauhl.com

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TREASA LEVASSEUR - UPCOMING CD RELEASE - NOT A STRAIGHT LINE




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BRENT OLIVER PRESENTS (BOP) - APRIL 2008 NEWSLETTER



WCMAs - Call for Submissions

Time is ticking, so get your Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) festival and Awards submissions in before the deadline of May 1!

BOP is thrilled to be Festival Director for this year’s awards – and reminds performers from all across western Canada to submit their electronic press kits for festival showcase and award nominations through Sonicbids.

Edmonton, Alberta, will play host to the 6th Annual Western Canadian Music Awards, from October 16-19. While participating festival venues and the number of available showcase performance opportunities have yet to be confirmed, organizers say that previous years have had an average of 300 applications for 70 showcase times.

Award nominations (for releases between January 1, 2007, and March 31, 2008) may be submitted in 20 different artistic categories and 11 different industry categories. Category details and other details regarding the Western Canadian Music Awards can be found at www.westerncanadianmusicawards.ca. Apply today!


YOAV - May 3 & 4

Imagine a record that matches the leftfield edge of Beck or Radiohead with the kind of sure-footed pop hooks Justin Timberlake's people would write a blank cheque for. A record which vividly conjures the life of an insightful outsider, set to the dark, loping rhythms of Massive Attack or Portishead. A record built around a voice that's as sweetly expressive as it is richly soulful. Then imagine that every single sound of it, including the bass & the drums, is performed by one man on his amazingly versatile guitar. That record is YOAV’s Charmed & Strange.

With the worldwide hit, "Club Thing", YOAV returns to Edmonton and also makes his first appearance in Calgary on Saturday, May 3, 2008.

X92.9 presents Universal artists from the UK

YOAV w/Kris Demeanor
Hifi Club
Calgary, AB

EARLY SHOW - Doors at 7 pm, show at 7:30 pm

Tickets at Ticketmaster

Presented by Keystone Music


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sonic FM’s Farm Fresh presents Universal artists from the UK YOAV w/Jesse Dee

The Pawn Shop
10551 82 Ave (upstairs)
Edmonton, AB

EARLY SHOW - Doors at 8 pm, show at 8:30 pm

Tickets at Ticketmaster

Presented by Keystone Music

Tickets are selling very fast… don’t miss out on this chance to see an up and coming artist in an intimate environment.


Cowboy Junkies, The Trinity Session - June 25

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

An Evening withCowboy Junkies

Including A Complete Performance of The Trinity Session

McDougall United Church
10025 – 101st
Edmonton, AB

Doors @ 7 pm, Show @ 8 pm

Advance tickets available at Ticketmaster, Blackbyrd & Megatunes

Presented by Keystone Music

The ethereal vocals of Margo Timmins and languid guitar sounds of Cowboy Junkies make their music instantly recognizable to their many fans. This critically acclaimed group will be appearing in Edmonton on June 25 at the McDougall United Church.

The band is formed by siblings Margo (vocals), Michael (guitar and songwriter), and Peter Timmins (drums) with Alan Anton (bass). They also frequently perform and record with Jeff Bird. They are a cult phenomenon in Canada but have had limited success internationally except for the original Trinity Session recording.

Although originally the band's name was chosen because it sounded cool, it has become pretty appropriate, as their music has elements of traditional country, blues and folk but wrapped in a kind of narcotic trance of lethargic tempos colored by the influence of such groups as the Velvet Underground and the British avant-garde rhythms that Michael and Alan were exposed to during a brief period of living and working in the UK.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the seminal Junkies Album, The Trinity Session, and they have revisited Toronto’s Trinity Church with the perspective of twenty years' experience. According to Michael Timmins, "We enlisted a few musicians for whom the Trinity Session had some personal and professional resonance and whose individual work resonates with us."

Joined by Ryan Adams, Vic Chesnutt, Natalie Merchant and long-time cohort Jeff Bird, Cowboy Junkies dedicated themselves to a fresh exploration of The Trinity Session songs and the result is Cowboy Junkies Trinity Revisited DVD/CD.

They have taken this updated vision on the road and will be presenting the entire Trinity Session and some additional material at McDougall United Church in Edmonton on June 25.


Just Announced!

The Swiftys, Ayla Brook, Trole, Constantines, Los Straightjackets and more!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Flying Saucer artists Trole with guests The Smokin’ 45s & The Benders

The Pawn Shop
10551 82 Ave (upstairs)
Edmonton, AB

$10 door

Presented by BOP


Saturday, May 24, 2008

DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY

The Swiftys – "Ridin’ High"& Ayla Brook – "After the Morning After"

The Pawn Shop
10551 82 Ave (upstairs)
Edmonton, AB

$10 door

Presented by BOP


www.brentoliver.com


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Marie-Josée Houle - Drake Hotel, Toronto, 2007



Ginger St-James (Promo Shot)


UPCOMING GIGS:

Apr. 20 - 8 p.m.

Marie-Josée Houle and others play a kNOw Uranium Mines Event at the Bayou!

This show is a benefit concert for the activist group, "kNOw Uranium Mines" (http://know-uranium.org/). They’re organizing against the exploitation of an archaic Mining Act law that gives mining companies the ability to exploit mineral deposits on First Nations land. Also, the uranium deposits are small and require a lot of on-site processing, which would lead to contamination of the watershed. There was a brief overview in UpFront, so you might want to check that out or contact the lobby group for more information. At the show, there will be speakers and a petition or mass form letter campaign.

1077 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9
(613) 523-5299


Apr. 23 - 12 noon

Oneness - feat. Marie-Josée Houle & Q the Romantic Revolutionary, Ottawa

In celebration of Ottawa’s women, join poet Q the Romantic Revolutionary and Marie-Josée Houle at the East African Restaurant in Ottawa, for an event called "Oneness".

376 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y8
(613) 789-7397


Apr. 27 - 2 p.m.

Marie-Josée Houle plays the "Byword Reading" series at Chapters

47 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario


Apr. 29 - 12 noon

"Creative Construct: Building for Culture and Creativity" symposium at the Chateau Laurier

1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON


May 2 - 8 p.m.

Marie-Josée Houle sits in with Eastborough at the Rainbow w/ The Habit and Sadie Hell!

76 Murray Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5M6
(613) 241-5123


May 31 - 9 p.m.

Marie-Josée Houle - with full band - and Ginger St. James at the the Avant-Garde

135-1/2 Besserer Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 6A7
(613) 321-8908

Ginger and I played a Jazz Series show in Hamilton in March. We had so much fun and therefore decided to take it on the road! And I will be backed by a full band! Join us for a night of sultry, sassy jazz!




www.gingerstjames.com


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ALICE STUART ON THE COVER OF FLATPICKING MAG (LATE POSTING)
Hello from Alice Stuart & The Formerlys!

The March edition of Flatpicking magazine is out! That's exciting news for me because my mug is on the cover! It's a special Blues edition. There is an interview inside with lots of pictures. You can't find it on the magazine stand; it can only be purchased through their website. It's only $3.00 plus shipping! Unbelievable. (And you even get a free CD with it! Here's the link: http://www.flatpickmagazine.com

We will be in Nevada and Northern California the last part of May and first day of June! We'll be in Minden, NV, on May 30th, Sutter Creek Theater on the 31st, and at Headfeathers in Napa on June 1st. Pertinent information is on the website at www.alicestuart.com.

Sure hope to see some of my California friends this trip! It's the weekend after Strawberry, so you'll be all fired up after hearing all the great music there. We hope to be back at Strawberry one of these days, too! You can help by putting our name in the 'suggestion box' at Strawberry.

We will be going to Nova Scotia next year for some festival dates and we would like to spread our music to as many places as we can, so if you have a suggestion of a festival or venue that we should approach, don't hesitate to send the info to me!

Thanks and we hope to see you soon!



Alice Alice Stuart & the Formerlys

Newest Release: Freedom (available on our website)

Downloads of individual tracks or the whole CD are available from www.CDBaby.com. Use these links:

ALICE STUART & THE FORMERLYS:

Freedom - http://cdbaby.com/cd/alicestuart5

ALICE STUART & THE FORMERLYS: Live at the Triple Door

http://cdbaby.com/cd/alicestuart4

ALICE STUART: Can't Find No Heaven

http://cdbaby.com/cd/alicestuart

ALICE STUART: Crazy With The Blues

http://cdbaby.com/cd/alicestuart2

ALICE STUART: All the Good Times

http://cdbaby.com/cd/alicestuart3

Our website: www.alicestuart.com

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

AVON WALK, MUSIC BENEFIT AND AUCTION FOR BREAST CANCER - APR. 27


www.GoGirlsMusic.com is a proud sponsor of "Live Life!: Music Benefit and Auction for Breast Cancer" on April 27 - 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Joe's Bar
940 West Weed Street
Chicago, IL

$20.00 at the Door

All net proceeds to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer organization

http://www.myspace.com/livelifeavonbenefit


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GET-WELL WISHES FOR BLUES PIANIST ANN RABSON



Hi, All:

Our good friend, Ann Rabson, who is as generous as she is talented, is having some health concerns. If you are a friend to the blues, please drop her an e-mail or card and wish her a fast recovery. You can e-mail her at ann@annrabson.com or write to her at: Ann Rabson, P.O. Box 167, Hartwood,VA 22471.

Ann recorded a wonderful CD for us, called Struttin' My Stuff, and also performed on our Blues Music Award-winning and Grammy-nominated CD, Ladies Man, by Pinetop Perkins.

Ann Rabson has had a stretch of bad luck beginning last fall, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In early December, before she was able to have the necessary surgery, she suffered a perforated intestine and spent nearly two months in the hospital. Once home, Ann made a rapid recovery, preparing for lumpectomies and follow-up treatment, and resuming her performance schedule, which included this year's Blues Music Awards show. But her doctors have now discovered a malignant tumor in a kidney. Surgery to remove that kidney, along with the postponed breast cancer surgery, is scheduled for late April, so, to her great disappointment, she won't be back on her feet in time to attend the Blues Music Awards.
Ann has followed her passion of playing the blues since 1962, when she began her professional career in the music business. She is admired and respected as a songwriter, piano player, guitarist and entertainer. Ann is a nine-time Blues Music Award nominee, and this year is nominated for "Pinetop Perkins' Piano Player of the Year".

Thanks.

Mark Carpentieri
M.C. Records
www.mc-records.com
631-754-8725
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CAMILLE MILLER TO RELEASE SOMEWHERE NEAR THE TRUTH CD


Camille Miller found an outlet in music at a young age, to communicate her teenage frustrations growing up an "army brat", constantly on the move. Born in Germany but raised on military bases all over Canada, Miller's earliest influences were not her myriad surroundings but the music in which she took solace: Motown, Carly Simon, The Carpenters, Aretha Franklin, and The Rolling Stones.

Now based in Vancouver, BC, Miller put out her first solo album in 1998. 2002 saw the release of She Knows, on Synergy Records, from which she had two songs appear on the popular TV series, "Cold Squad".

After touring the UK three times, Miller caught the ear of England's Sugar Shack Records, who put out her third album, Carnarvon Street, in 2005. Camille has lent her talents to other artists' works, including vocals for the song, "Lost", by American electronic group Baligomingo, and also co-writing, singing and live touring for Robert Chojnacki's 2006 album, Saxophonic, released on BMG inPoland. From these tours with Chojnacki, Camille is one of the only artists to be able to truly say she's "huge in Poland", having built up a fan base there, playing twice a year in Warsaw now.

Miller's vocal style has been described as "stunning" and "effortless", while her guitar work has been dubbed "flawless". She writes vignettes that straddle pop, rock and alternative genres, at home alongside a record collection that features Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, The Pretenders, or The Dixie Chicks.

Miller's latest offering, Somewhere Near The Truth, will be released April 22nd on Sound of Pop Inc., distributed in Canada through Fontana North (Universal). The lead-off single, "I'll Be Good", is currently being serviced Canada-wide to Hot AC/CHR radio. Somewhere Near The Truth is a diary of love, lust, regret and the joys of couch surfing while on tour. Which isn't far off from military house surfing, when you think about it...

Vancouverites can catch CAMILLE MILLER showing off tunes from her new disc at The Railway Club on Thursday, May 1st, at 9:30 p.m. A Toronto show will follow in the summer, as well as an east coast tour.

To request a review copy of CAMILLE MILLER's new CD, or to set up an interview, please contact Karen Pace at Pacemaker Pro, 416-918-6525, karen@gokarenpace.com.

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/camillemillermusic

Website: http://www.camillemiller.com


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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

JOHN MAYALL - UPCOMING TOUR DATES


17 APR - San Juan Cap, CA--The Coach House
18 APR - Agoura Hills,CA--The Canyon Theater
19 APR - Poway, CA--Poway Ctr. For The Perf. Arts

15 MAY - BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro--Canecao
16 MAY - BRAZIL, Sao Paulo--Bourbon Street
17 MAY - BRAZIL, Sao Paulo--Via Funchal
18 MAY - BRAZIL, Curitiba--John Bull Music Hall

19 MAY - TRAVEL DAY

20 MAY - BRAZIL, Porto Alegre--Teatro do SESI

21 MAY - ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires--Teatro Gran Rex

22 MAY - TRAVEL DAY

23 MAY - BRAZIL, Rio--Rio Das Ostras Festival

27 JUNE - NORWAY, BERGEN--OSOREN BLUES & JAZZ
28 JUNE - NORWAY, KRISTIANSUND--TAHITI FEST

29 JUNE - TRAVEL DAY

30 JUNE - FINLAND, HELSINKI--APOLLO LIVE CLUB

1 JULY - TRAVEL DAY

2 JULY - PRIVATE SHOW

3 JULY - FRANCE, AVIONE--AVIONE BLUES FESTIVAL

4 JULY - HOLLAND, HELLENDOORN--LANTAARN
5 JULY - HOLLAND, ZOETERMEER--BOERDIEG
6 JULY - HOLLAND, EINDHOVEN--EFFENAAR

7 JULY - SWITZERLAND, MONTREUX--JAZZ FESTIVAL

8 JULY - ITALY, COLLEGNO--COLONIA SORORA
9 JULY - ITALY, SEGRATE--ESTATE ALL'LDROSCALO
10 JULY - ITALY, LANCIAN--LANCIANO BLUES FESTIVAL
11 JULY - ITALY, PINZOLO--ARTE DELL'INCINTRO

12 JULY - AUSTRIA, VIENNA--JOE ZAWINULS BIRDLAND

13 JULY - HUNGARY, BUDAPEST--PETOFI CSARNOK

14 JULY - CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE--RETRO MUSIC HALL

15 JULY - POLAND, WARSAW--SALA KONGRESOWA

16 JULY - LITHUANIA, VILNIUS--CLUB GALAXY

17 JULY - TRAVEL DAY

18 JULY - DENMARK, COPENHAGEN--AMAGER BIO

19 JULY - SWEDEN, MALMO--KB
20 JULY - SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM--BERNS
21 JULY - SWEDEN, GOTHENBURG--TRADJAARN

22 JULY - NORWAY, OSLO--ROCKEFELLER
23 JULY - NORWAY, ARENDAL--CANAL STREET JAZZ & BLUES

24 JULY - TRAVEL DAY

25 JULY - FRANCE, NICE--JAZZ FESTIVAL

26 JULY - SPAIN, MALAGA--ESTEPONA
27 JULY - SPAIN, TBA
28 JULY - SPAIN, TBA

29 JULY - TRAVEL DAY

30 JULY - UK, LONDON--JAZZ CAFE
31 JULY - UK, LONDON--JAZZ CAFE


Please refer to the website for tour updates and ticket information at:

http://www.johnmayall.com/tour.html

IN MEMORIAM

We sadly mourn the loss of Steve Thompson and Jeff Healey this year. Bass player Steve Thompson, an early Bluesbreaker, died early this year of complications from a lung infection. Guitar player Jeff Healey, who was featured on 2001's Along For The Ride album, passed away in March from leukemia.

johnmayall.com


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Monday, April 14, 2008

6TH ANNUAL "BLUES WITH A FEELING" - TRIBUTE TO KING BISCUIT BOY




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MIKE YATES & THE CANDIDATES - UPCOMING GIGS


* Dates for Toronto and Hamilton in August, stay tuned! *

April 25 - CKCU Radio Performance (Ottawa) (Duo)
April 28 - Chateau Laurier (Ottawa) (Full Band)
May 6 - The Rainbow, with Nathan Bishop (Ottawa) (Solo)
May 17 - Twisted Pines Festival, with Garth Hudson (Midland) (Solo)
May 18 - Twisted Pines Festival (Midland) (Solo)
May 22 - Centrepoint Theatre (Ottawa) (Full Band)
May 31 - CD Launch Dinner - The Branch (Kemptville) (Full Band)
June 11 - O'Reilly's (Perth) (Full Band)
June 20 - Shaika Cafe (Montreal) (Duo)
July 2-11 - Northern Ontario/Manitoba Mini-Tour (Solo/Duo)
July 13th - Bluesfest (Ottawa) (Full Band)


www.mikeyates.ca


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Sunday, April 13, 2008

OTTAWA AUTHOR RICK MOFINA @ OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBARY - APR. 30


Hi, everyone.

Update on newest book, SIX SECONDS (SS) - only 8.5 months until release!

Progress continues on SS. A cover concept has been done, it’s coming along nicely and I’ll be reviewing the proofs soon. As mentioned, we hope to produce a sampler by the end of next month. The sampler will feature the cover and the opening chapters of the book, up to two or three. We’ll be presenting the sampler free at Book Expo America (BEA) in Los Angeles, which runs May 29-June 1.

Check the appearance page of my site and this newsletter for updates. I have two BEA booth signings confirmed for Saturday, May 31. Others will be added. I hope to retain a few copies of the sampler to offer to you through draws leading up to the release of SS.

Canadian (Toronto/Ottawa) Happenings

On the more immediate and local front, Tuesday I’ll be joining, by invitation over the phone, the discussion of A PERFECT GRAVE by a book club in TORONTO, Ontario, Canada. This is an emerging trend, as other author friends have participated over the phone, or online with book clubs interested in having them join as guests to discuss their work. I’ve done it in person with clubs and will entertain invitations for over the phone and online book club and library groups. Something to consider.

As for my next appearance, that will be Wednesday, April 30, 7 pm, at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. I’ll be on a panel discussing the Arthur Ellis Awards. For those of you on FACEBOOK, I have joined, so drop by and tell friends to drop by. However, my preferred way of communicating with you, those who enjoy my work and have been so supportive, is through this newsletter, direct from me to you. I don’t mind if you share this newsletter with your library, reading groups, book clubs, chat rooms.

OTHER APPEARANCES UPDATES

I plan to be in Omaha, Nebraska, May 22-25, for "Mayhem in the Midlands", so if you’re in the neighborhood, consider dropping by or watch for local announcements, as a number of authors, yours truly included, are to be visiting some local bookstores. And as part of my plan to be in Toronto June 15 for Book Expo Canada (BEC). I may be signing at local Chapters-Coles-Indigo in Toronto on Saturday, June 14. So, if you’re in Toronto, stay tuned for confirmation. I’ll have some news on some short stories coming later this year. I’ve written three new ones and a fourth is in the works.

Now for some news on the fun stuff

WINNERS:

Congratulations to Michael Brent - Sacramento-area, California. Michael attended the Left Coast Crime Conference in Denver recently, where he was the successful bidder at a charity auction to have a character named after him in my 10th novel. This book is the one I am now writing. It is to be released in the fall of 2009 and will launch a new series. I will tell you all now that, if you like my Tom Reed and Jason Wade characters, you will like this new series.

Congratulations to Donna L. - Milwaukee, WI. Donna was the winner in last month’s newsletter draw. A signed copy of A Perfect Grave is snailing its way to Wisconsin.

Congratulations to Kenny H. - Lexington, KY. Kenny was the winner in my draw for those who joined as a new subscriber through the new network, CrimeSpace.

http://crimespace.ning.com/

A signed copy of A Perfect Grave, is snailing its way to Kentucky.

The Winner of the March draw for a signed copy of BE MINE, done on Stacy Alesi's excellent website, www.bookbitch.com (or the BookB, as I call her) will be announced soon.

APRIL DRAW - EXCLUSIVE TO MEMBERS OF MY NEWSLETTER

This is a little different. I am offering you something that is relatively rare. I have a copies of ARCs - advanced reading copies. An ARC has no finished cover, but is a fully bound set of uncorrected proofs in the same size and format as the finished rack size paperback. Some call them collector’s items, as they are not to be sold - they are sent to reviewers 2-3 months before release. I have a number of them and I am going to put one up for draw now. It is the ARC for COLD FEAR. The cover is robin-egg blue, with no illustration. If you would like to enter the draw for a chance to win a free autographed copy of an ARC for COLD FEAR, my second book in the Tom Reed series, then send me an email @ rick@rickmofina.com and be sure the subject line reads: "ARC COLD FEAR", or your entry could go astray. The draw closes April 26, 2008. If things go well, I may run another draw later this month.

Thank you, everyone!

As always, I enjoy hearing from you - stay tuned for more news, offers and events.


Rick

www.rickmofina.com


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NIAGARA RHYTHM SECTION'S SATURDAY "MUSICAL IMPROV" SERIES


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

Every Saturday night - 9:45ish - no cover

This week's featured guests: SAT. APRIL 19TH - DANNY MARKS

Danny is a recent recipient of the prestigious Maple Blues Award, "Blues with a Feeling for Lifetime Achievement" from the Toronto Blues Society. This iconic rocker's roots go back to the '60s as a founding member of the Capitol Records group, Edward Bear.

After a span as a journeyman session musician throughout the '70s, he settled into the club scene, establishing a cult following as a genre bender in music and humour. A house band gig at Toronto's famed Albert's Hall led him to host his own nationwide TV show, "Stormy Monday".

Through the '80s, Danny starred in the CBC Radio hit series "The Hum Line". Most recently, he has recorded two original music albums, Guitarchaeology and True, before paying tribute to Toronto's R&B roots with Big Town Boy in 2005.

Danny Marks is in his sixth year as radio host of "bluz.fm" every Saturday night from 8 o'clock to midnight on JAZZ.FM91. Obviously he's got the night off from radio and we're lucky to have him join us at the Ank for the first time.

For more on Danny:

www.dannym.com

This should be another great night. Please join us.

Steve

www.stevegoldberger.com


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MAUREEN BROWN WITH BLUESAFIRE @ FAT TONY'S - APR. 19





Mauren Brown in concert with Bluesafire @ Fat Tony's - Apr. 19


FOUR TIME MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR BLUES DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Fat Tony's Blues and Soul Concert Series


Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Fat Tony's Pizzeria

131 King St.
St. Catharines, ON

Contact Info Phone: 9059883663
Email: billrymer@netzero.net


With over 30 years professional experience in the music biz, Maureen Brown has performed and/or recorded with international artists such as Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Otis Rush, John Hammond, Jeff Healey, Watermelon Slim, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Fiona Boyes, Ian Thomas and all The Boomers, as well as local artists, Trouble & Strife, Chris and Ken Whiteley, Jack DeKeyzer, Donnie Walsh, Hock Walsh, and Michael Pickett, to name a few.


Moe has been awarded Canada's BLUES DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 4X, nominated for FEMALE BLUES VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 3X and Maureen Brown & Big Hand, won New Blues Talent Search, representing Canada at the W.C. Handy International Blues Search 1994. She has also trained on all percussion and was a member of the Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra. She's a card-carrying ACTRA member ...you may have seen her in "Night Owl", or another movie...or maybe you have heard some of her music on T.V.? Moe is also an artist, mainly focusing on watercolours and pen and ink, with plans for her own show.


Maureen has 3 bands: The Maureen Brown Band, her blues-based trio/quartet, The Tulips, her 4-piece, all-female quartet, Maureen Brown & Big Hand, 9-piece award-winning New Orleans- inspired party band. She also freelances on drums, percussion & vocals and plays a "female" washboard.


Maureen is endorsed by PEARL DRUMS, SABIAN CYMBALS, REGALTIP/CALATO DRUMSTICKS and she thanks them for their support and great gear.


For more info, visit:



Mojo Willie
Bluesafire

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

JIMMY BURNS @ GEORGE'S ROADHOUSE - APR. 12 (REMINDER)


This is just a quick reminder that Jimmy Burns will be playing for us this Saturday (April 12) at 9 PM, George's Roadhouse in Sackville, NB. Tickets are $10 in advance (at Ducky's ) and $12 at the door. The special student price (at the door, ID required) is $6. For more on the band, please visit: http://www.jimmyburnsband.com/.

For more on the Tantramarsh Blues Society (TBS), please visit:

http://www.mta.ca/tbs

We'd like to thank Holger Peterson for doing half an hour interview/music segment with Jimmy Burns on "Saturday Night Blues" on CBC, to support Jimmy's little tour of the Maritimes. Highlights included wonderful music, and a description of how Jimmy's hustler brother-in-law started the Mississippi version of an escort service for the upliftment of the inmates at the legendary Parchment Farm Prison...so that every inmate could take advantage of the new conjugal visitation policy...!

Unfortunately, the show is not available as a podcast, in case you missed it...but it is all the more reason you should come out and see a living legend...we are amazed that we asked and he came....well, he almost couldn't, but that is a story for another day...! Hope to see you at the show...

The TBS Team


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NIAGARA RHYTHM SECTION'S SAT. NIGHT "MUSICAL IMPROV" - APR. 12


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

Every Saturday night - 9:30ish - no cover

This week's featured guests: SAT. APRIL 12TH

MARTIN ALEX AUCOIN & PAUL MARTIN and a special guest set by PETER J. SLACK

This week we welcome back Martin Alex Aucoin and Paul Martin. These guys have serious credentials.

Martin Alex Aucoin is an accomplished pianist and vocalist, composer, arranger and producer, who has made his living for years as a side and session man in places like Nashville and Toronto. A man of many musical interests, he is quick to give Kris Kristofferson as much credit as Duke Ellington when it comes to pointing fingers at a main musical influence and he’s been willing to throw the Beatles, Ray Charles and his Acadian heritage in there, as well. Martin Alex was born in Cheticamp and, like so many from the '60s and '70s, got his start as a member of The Phantoms, that ageless musical institution (led by the LeLievere brothers) who have been filling halls and dance floors in that area for 40 years. Like so many others, Martin Alex went down the road, absorbing music as he went. He's got a new CD titled, So Far. Check it out at:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/martinalexaucoin

"Man, he can outright play" is what you hear about Martin Aucoin. He doesn’t just play, he lets you hear what he’s saying. Martin has played keyboards in numerous bands around Toronto, including Johnny Max, Morgan Davis, and Jack DeKeyzer, before moving to Nashville in 1990.
He then toured with BJ Thomas for a year and a half. He also played on recording sessions for George Strait, Garth Brooks, Confederate Railroad, and John Michael Montgomery. He has played live with Larry Carlton, Tony Joe White, Bo Diddley, Ricky Van Shelton, Alan Jackson,
Alex Harvey, the Drifters, Mark O'Connor, as well as having a 4 year gig at the Grand Ole Opry with Jimmy C. Newman, the great Cajun singer. Despite all that, he's a real down to earth guy and we had a ball every time he's here.

Paul Martin is also going to be here with us on Saturday. Known for his work in the The Blushing Brides and the Dylan Tree (both of which bands include Goddo drummer Doug Inglis, as well), he's been in numerous bands over the years. He always wows us with his superb guitar playing, great singing and a huge library of classic rock tunes you forgot you ever knew. [He's also a terrific visual artist - D.D.]

As an added bonus, doing a guest set in between our shows will be our old pal, Peter J. Slack. You might remember him, as he used to be a frequent guest with us and Bruce Jones. He'll be doing an acoustic set in between our shows. He's got some great tunes and he's an amazing guitar player!

http://www.pjslack.com/

This should be another great night. Please join us.

Niagara Rhythm Section hitting its stride

Niagara Advance - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

The musicians of Niagara Rhythm Section, with 30 to 35 years of playing behind them, could well have been the parents being thanked, according to bassist ...CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL STORY:

http://www.niagaraadvance.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=970292&auth=Nicole+Montreuil

More musical improv coming up @ The Anchorage, NOTL

The Niagara Rhythm Section with special guests:

April 19 - Danny Marks
April 26 - John Mays
May 3 - Espanola Slim
May 10 - Whiskey Jack
May 17 - Debbie Fleming
May 24 - Bruce Longman
May 31 - Neil Chapman
June 7 - John Dickie
June 14 - Alex Tintinalli
June 28 - Al Lerman
July 5th - Tim Hicks
July 19th - Steve Strongman

OUR NEW CD- Live at the Anchorage 1.0

Our CD's are available at several locations on-line. You can either buy the hard copy (which is what old-timers like me do) or download certain songs or the entire album. Now available at iTunes, CDBaby.com or directly from me at:

www.stevegoldberger.com/shedrecords.html


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