Saturday, July 31, 2010



Hi folks,

Hot weather. Getting out of town for shows. Tranquil swimming breaks. Ted the farmer has been stocking us with tomatoes, swiss chard, basil, lettuce and raspberries in trade for playing a party at his farm on August 21st. It is amazing how gardeners and farmers are often roots music lovers. Carrot sticks and mixed salad greens are as good as cheap wine and cigarettes!

Upcoming Thursday shows at Delta Chelsea Monarchs Pub:

33 Gerrard St. W. at Yonge St.


Aug 5th - Jack de Keyzer, Al Duffy, Danny Lockwood

Aug.12th - Robin Banks, Chris Burgess, Tyler Burgess, James Rasmussen

Aug.19th - Phil Emond, Beau Dixon, Benjamin Hubband, Steve Clark, Vince Maccarone

Aug. 26th - Paul Reddick, Mark Crissinger, John Dymond, Gary Craig

Sept. 2nd - Jack De Keyzer, Al Duffy, Gary Taylor

Sept. 9th - Cheryl Lescom, Pat Rush, Alec Fraser, Danny Lockwood

Sept. 16th - Prakash John, Jordan John, Al Cross

Sept. 23rd - George Oliver, Neil Chapman, Steve Pelletier, Danny Lockwood

Sept. 30th - Rick Taylor, Jeff Laughton, Bucky Berger

Upcoming Shows in Southern Ontario:

Sat. July 31st, 5-6 p.m.
with Howard Mc Neil and the Durham All-Star Band
Palmer Park Festival on Water Street
Port Perry, ON

Sun. Aug. 1st, 3 p.m.
with Chris Kenny Band (live recording)
Dutch Mill
533 Millgrove Side Road
Millgrove, ON

Thurs. Aug. 5th, 12:30 p.m.
with Prakash John, Jordan John, Al Cross
Market Square behind Metro Hall, near Roy Thompson Hall between King and Wellington at John Street
Toronto, ON

Sat. Aug. 7th, 8:15 p.m.
Mattawa Blues, Jazz and Arts Festival
Explorers Point
Mattawa, ON

Wed. Aug. 11th, 7-11p.m.
with Jimmy Z Band featuring Mike Daley
Caseys Bar and Grill
925 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON

Sat. Aug. 21st, 3 p.m. until late
Teds Farm Jamboree (with lots of special musical guests)
Buy tickets from at Teds stand on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. at Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market or Riverdale Farm Market (in Cabbagetown) and Thursdays 3-7 p.m. at Dufferin Grove Farmers Market.

Sat. Sept. 4th, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

with the Odyssey Blues Band

The Lion Tavern

Lock St.

Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, ON


South Side Shuffle Festival

Fri. Sept. 10th, 8:15 p.m.

with Pat Rush, Alec Fraser and Al Cross

Lake Affect Patio Bar and Grill

1 Port Street East

Port Credit, ON


South Side Shuffle Festival

Sat. Sept 11th, 9:30 p.m.

with Pat Rush, Alec Fraser, Al Cross

The Brogue

136 Lakeshore Road East at Hurontario

Port Credit, ON


South Side Shuffle Festival

Sun. Sept. 12th, 11 a.m.

Massive Harp Attack with David Rotundo

The Waterside Inn World Stage

Port Credit, ON

Sat. Sept. 18th, 8 p.m.

with Jack De Keyzer Band

Brantford, ON

Fri. Sept. 24th, 9 p.m.

Benefit for Multiple Sclerosis

with Eric Schenkman, Steve Pelletier, Al Cross and special guest Colin White


600 Doon Village Road at Homer Watson Road

Kitchener, ON

Sat. Sept. 25th, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

with The David Rotundo Band featuring Alberto Columbo, Shane Scott and Chuck Keeping

The Rex Hotel

194 Queen St. West

Toronto, ON


See you soon!

Jerome Godboo

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


After a brief hiatus, D.D. Rocker (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955) is now back to produce and host "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" at CKCU 93.1 FM ( on alternate Mondays mornings (otherwise known as the Sunday overnighter), from 2-7 a.m., beginning August 2.

All of you night-owls, tune in for the best of Canadian and international blues AND rock (classic and contemporary)!

Mp3 submissions for airplay and on-line streaming can be emailed to

D.D. Rocker


Saturday, July 17, 2010




Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street

Tuesday, July 20 @ 8:30 pm

A Benefit show will be held next Tuesday, July 20, at Irene's Pub (885 Bank Street, south of 5th Avenue) for the one and only Kim (bartending manager) who was badly mauled recently while trying to stop a fight (although there have been very few incidences of fighting in the 25-year history of Irene’s).

Kim is recovering but will be off work for a lengthy period.

Kim has been a longtime friend to the Ottawa music scene.

Lots of great music and the musicians participating guarantee a “production second to none”.

There is also a ‘tip jar’ at Irene’s with Kim’s name on it.

For more info, contact Drew Nelson ( or Irene’s Pub (613-230-4474)


Sunday, July 11, 2010


In the past 10 years, ShelterBox has gone from being a tiny group of people working out of the founder's garage to a massive international operation, responding to dozens of disasters every year. ShelterBox now has partnerships with various UN aid agencies - Save the Children, Red Cross/Red Crescent, OXFAM, and others; these organizations now ask for ShelterBox by name in disaster areas, since they know the quality and contents of the box are top-notch.

ShelterBox has sent nearly 15,000 boxes to Haiti this year so far and is also currently attending to disasters in Honduras, El Salvador, Pakistan, and Brazil. Still want more info? Check out

But to summarize this message, 2010 is the 10th anniversary of the formation of ShelterBox, a non-governmental disaster relief organization that specializes in the delivery of a "big green box", loaded with everything an extended family needs following a devastating natural disaster: A large, extremely durable tent, groundsheets and blankets, a wood-burning or gas stove, pots and pants, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, mosquito nets, water carriers and water filtration or purification equipment and kids' packs to keep the children happy-- all that crammed into a box 2 people can easily carry. The box and its contents allow people not only to survive but also be warm and comfortable. It gives them the hope and dignity needed for them to begin rebuilding their lives after losing everything.

To celebrate, dedicated supporters of ShelterBox and volunteer Response Team members are putting on all sorts of fun and crazy fundraising events. There's a couple cycling 10,000 miles on a tandem bike, hauling a ShelterBox on a custom trailer. There's a group of 3 kayakers paddling for 2 weeks around the treacherous coast of Cornwall, England. There's even a group of 3 rowers crossing the Atlantic by rowboat. There are also tons of local events with Scouts, schools, Rotary clubs, and other key supporters of ShelterBox.

And then there's the climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro!

A group of 12 ShelterBox supporters (7 of them ShelterBox Response Team volunteers) are taking off July 21st and heading to Tanzania to participate in this great adventure... and I was lucky enough to end up being one of them (due to a last-minute cancellation from another participant).

The goal of the climb is to bring attention (and donations, of course) to ShelterBox through media coverage of the event-- BBC is already on board and will be airing daily interviews and updates on the radio during the trip, and also there is already a lot of local coverage in the towns of the various participants. The purpose of getting coverage for ShelterBox is, of course, to raise money for them, as they are 100% reliant on private donations for their operations.

The trip will last just over two weeks during which we'll start off with a visit to a remote Tanzanian school, where a portion of previously-collected donations will be used to outfit the school with proper classroom equipment and books. We'll then start the 7-day trek to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, which, at 5,893 m./19,334 ft., makes it the highest point in Africa and the 4th tallest freestanding mountain in the world.

So far this trip has raised close to $14,000 for the charity, which is a fantastic amount, but we're still looking to up that total further.

One of the greatest things about ShelterBox is their commitment to donors. When someone donates to ShelterBox, they know exactly what their donation is for, and they know that as much as possible is going to end up helping the families that need help the most.

Tax-receipts are issued for any donation over $20 (if donation made in Canada or USA). You'll receive information about where in the world your box ends up, if you donate $50 or more.

Donate Online:

Other Support

We're still looking for corporate sponsors to help offset some of the costs of the trip that still aren't paid, such as ground transportation, tips, etc. Cash contributions for this purpose are tax-deductible, too! If you know any companies who would be willing to support us, please let them know about this trip and pass along my contact information. A banner of sponsors will be unfurled at the peak in appreciation of their support (and this photo will be displayed on websites and news stories).

Please let me know if you'd like to be sent an email after the trip with a link to photos and video of the school we visit, the trek, etc.

Sincere thanks for reading and your consideration!

Dave Achtemichuk
ShelterBox Response Team Member

For more information, visit




Friday, July 16, at 7pm

Le Hibou (next to the Blacksheep Inn)
Wakefield, QC

To reserve: 819-459-8883

Come on up a lazy river and cool down in Wakefield.
Enjoy nature's beauty with a backdrop of original jazz/pop.
Sue Johnson on vocals
Christian Patterson on guitar
With special guests:
Ken Kanwisher on bass and cello
Rob Graves on percussion
- Great staff, great patio, great food, great music, great fun!


Friday, July 09, 2010


D.D. Rocker, host of "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" (currently on hiatus), will be filling in for Bijon Roy's "Sunday Night Mind Melt" from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. She hasn't a clue yet what kind of music she will play, but tune in and hear for yourself (via online stream or on your old-school FM radio dial)!


Sunday, July 04, 2010


Starfire will be appearing on these dates and at these locations:


October 30 - Halloween Bash at Danby's Bar & Grill, 2858 Munster Road, Munster On. For reservations call 613-838-2521

October 15 - Shark & Bull Pool Hall, 41 North Street, (at Gore), Perth On. 10:00pm - 02:00am.

September 25 - Carleton Place fourth annual Heritage Ball, Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium - details to follow.

August 28 - Munster Leisure Lobball Banquet party at Danby's Bar & Grill, 2858 Munster Road, Munster On. - Private Event.

August 27 - Shark & Bull Pool Hall, 41 North Street, (at Gore), Perth On. 10:00pm - 02:00am.

August 14 - Birthday party. 7:00pm - 11:00pm. - Private Event

July 24 - Wedding reception, Cedarhill Golf & Country Club. - Private Event.

July 9 - Shark & Bull Pool Hall, 41 North Street, (at Gore), Perth On. 10:00pm - 02:00am.


Ramon Taranco's song, "Blues Keep Thrillin' Me", contained on his release, The Adventures of Bo Segovia (which included performances from Carlos Del Junco), has received airplay this month on Moscow's Radio Hermitage on the Jazz Latino show. will give you the creative playlist graph that allows you to listen to the songs that were played each day - something cool I haven't seen before. Radio Hermitage's website is:
Over the past 28 months, we know of over 350 radio stations in 50 countries that have played Ramon's music. Blues shows, jazz shows, Americana roots music shows, African-influenced music shows, folk, classic rock and interesting eclectic free form programs have all played Ramon's unique worldbeat blues, Afro-Cuban jazz & New Orleans funk. If you have played Ramon's music on your show, please let me know. We will promote your program on our website


Mary D
Ramon's manager
M D Ventures Artist Management, Toronto Canada
representing Ramon Taranco, NYC