Sunday, January 31, 2010




Thu 02/04/10 - Boulder Station Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Sat 02/20/10 - Breadline - Omak, WA
Sun 02/21/10 - Immanuel Presbyterian Church Of Tacoma - Tacoma, WA
Thu 02/25/10 - Rockfish Bar and Grill - Anacortes, WA


Fri 03/05/10 - Barnaby's - Walla Walla, WA
Sat 03/06/10 - Moscow Mardi Gras Grounds - Moscow, ID
Sat 03/13/10 - The Refectory - Portland, OR
Sat 03/20/10 - Wild Buffalo House Of Music - Bellingham, WA
Fri 03/26/10 - Upstage - Port Townsend, WA
Sat 03/27/10 - Pines Tasting Room - Hood River, OR


Fri 04/09/10 - Jazzbones - Tacoma, WA
Sat 04/10/10 - Spokane Library - Spokane, WA
Wed 04/14/10 - Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NE
Fri 04/16/10 - The Garage - Kearney, NE
Sat 04/17/10 - Knuckleheads - Kansas City, MO
Sun 04/18/10 - BB's Jazz, Blues, & Soups - St. Louis, MO
Thu 04/22/10 - New Lift Lounge (formerly Murphy's) - Omaha, NE
Fri 04/23/10 - Uncle Bo's - Topeka, KS
Sat 04/24/10 - Blues On Grand - Des Moines, IA


Fri 05/14/10 - Bones Brewing Co. - Billings, MT
Sat 05/15/10 - Bonnie City Blues Festival - Glasgow, MT
Mon 05/24/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Tue 05/25/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Wed 05/26/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Thu 05/27/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Fri 05/28/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Sat 05/29/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, CANADA


Fri 06/11/10 - Greeley Blues Festival Grounds - Greeley, CO
Sat 06/12/10 - Greeley Blues Festival Grounds - Greeley, CO

Sat 06/19/10 - TBA - Clark, CO


Sat 07/10/10 - Ritzville Blues Festival - Ritzville, WA
Thu 07/15/10 - KKZX Boat Cruise - Lake Coeur d 'Alene, ID
Fri 07/16/10 - Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival - Winthrop, WA
Sun 07/18/10 - Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival - Winthrop, WA
Sat 07/31/10 - Jazz in the Valley - Ellensburg WA


Fri - 08/06/10 - Yellowstone, MT
Sat 08/07/10 - Pine Springs Resort - Goldendale, WA
Wed 08/18/10 - KPBX Boat Cruise - Lake Coeur d 'Alene, ID

Schedule subject to change ~ Dates added often, so check back!


Friday, January 29, 2010


On Monday, February 1, at 7 p.m., Epilepsy Ottawa will be having a Public Information Night. The topic of this meeting is on Living Well – Dealing with Depression and Anxiety. We have two great speakers lined up – Kandis Lock, Naturopathic Medicine, and Sara McConnell, Anxiety Disorders Ontario.

I look forward to meeting everyone on February 1st!

Carley Miller

Epilepsy Ottawa-Carleton

Tel: 613-594-9255


Monday, January 25, 2010


50+ local artists have donated work to be sold on Jan. 28 from 7-10 p.m. at La Petite Mort Gallery, 306 Cumberland St., Ottawa, ON

$5 donation

Ottawa musicians and artists - Haiti Benefit - Jan. 30/10 - Capital Music Hall - 128 York St., Ottawa, ON

Performers include Monkeyjunk, Big Jeezus Truck, Evil Farm Children, Good2Go, Boom Creek, 90 Pounds of Ugly, The Kingmakers, The Big Bend, and The Action.

$10 cover


Sunday, January 24, 2010



The Winners of the 2010 International Blues Challenge Are:


Winner - Grady Champion (Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola)

Second Place - Karen Lovely Band (Cascade Blues Association)

Third Place - Cheryl Renee and Them Bones (Cincy Blues Society)

Solo Duet

Winner - Matt Anderson (Harvest Jazz & Blues)

2010 Best Self Produced CD Competition was a tie.

Both The Informants, "Crime Scene Queen" - Colorado Blues Society and Laurie Morvan Band, "Fire It Up!" - Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society were declared winners!

Congratulations to all the 2010 contestants!

Visit our website at:

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Send an email with Remove Me in the subject line to:

The Jesse Greene Band of Ottawa, ON, made it to the finals - congratulations!


Saturday, January 23, 2010



Reviewed by D. Wells

“Hurricane Anthony” Salvatore, former frontman and co-composer of the Greater Toronto Area's powerhouse blues outfit, Coldsweat, is now channeling his formerly boisterous energy into a gentler, pleasant summer breeze, although not completely. His dynamic vocals remain a stellar attraction, but they are now wisely (or perhaps naturally) restrained to allow the listener to concentrate on his poetic lyrics and rhythmic guitar-playing. He has apparently lost the need to over-exert himself in order to be heard, and this gives him a somewhat different, more dynamic, musical persona who is more comfortable in his own skin.

Despite expressing light-hearted satisfaction with his own personal circle (“Perfect Day”, “You’re the One”, “Julia”, or the short but sweet instrumental entitled “Son”), Salvatore takes a serious look at the state of the world in general and finds it lacking in humanity, particularly with the opening track, “Blood”. The themes of the recording project can be pretty much summarized as “Music, Love and God”, which is, in fact, one of the song names, and it contains a reference to the CD title. Its hypnotic rhythm and chameleonic vocals make it one of the more interesting and memorable tracks here.

When I glanced at the complete set of lyrics in the liner sleeve (before listening to the music), I marveled at how he would deliver such verbosity without compromising rhythmic flow or melody. Not only does Anthony consistently succeed in this regard, he displays a level of sophistication usually associated with more experienced songwriters such as his heroes, Lennon and McCartney, whose names figure prominently on the cheeky “Big Star”, along with Elvis, Pink Floyd, The Stones, and Brittney [sic].

All of the songs distinguish themselves uniquely, although most could be loosely defined as “soft rock”, along with uptempo country/blues shuffles (“Jolene”, “Julia” and “Big Star”). If so desired, they could all be easily transformed into harder-edged renditions, particularly “What Are You Good For?” and “Shine”, which are already halfway there and give you a good idea of Anthony’s vocal delivery while fronting Coldsweat.

My personal favourite is “The Valley of the Kings”, both for the fantastical imagery contained in the lyrics and the alternating switches from dreamy to forceful instrumental and vocal delivery. Speaking of instrumentation, Mr. Salvatore is suavely accompanied by the last Coldsweat bass guitarist, Greg Plant, and variously joined by guitarists Richard Matos, Kevin Robinson and Trevor Huggett throughout the CD. John Collins alternates with former Coldsweat drummer Rob Randazzo.

“Yes We Can”, a plea for peace vs. war and funding for child literacy vs. ammunition, is the strangest composition, musically and vocally, but ultimately it grabs your attention. “You’re the One” could have come out of the pages of John Lennon’s songbook, so what’s not to like about that? For that matter, I can’t find much of anything to complain about here. Even the sequencing of the songs, with the delightful ode to his baby, “Julia”, closing off the CD, sits well with me. I congratulate him wholeheartedly on this debut solo and look forward to his future musical projects. It really is his time to “shine”.

Contact email for Anthony Salvatore:

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Monday, Feb. 8/10 - 7 p.m.

McMaster University
MUSC, CIBC Hall, Room 319
Hamilton, ON


Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hey, Blues Fans!
Don't miss Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies! THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, January 16, at the West Coast's best blues club... The Highway 99 Blues Club Seattle on Alaskan Way across from the Seattle Aquarium. The show starts at 9pm sharp. Make reservations by contacting the club at Our CD cover artist, Jeff Settle, of Jeff Settle Design, will be there taking photos for our upcoming new CD, "Big Rockin' Boogie", due out on June 15, 2010, on Underworld Records. If you're in just the right spot, maybe you'll make it into a photo and on the CD cover!
**Please don't forget to get your tix for the Int'l Blues & Arts Fiesta in San Felipe, Baja, MX on Saturday, March 27, 2010, by going to

Check out the cool line-up that includes Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies! and Alice Stuart! BS & her BRD's will also be playing a club gig in San Felipe on Friday, March 26th, at The Lighthouse from 8 - midnight.

From there, we head to San Diego to play on Sunday, March 28, at Patrick's II, one of San Diego's best blues joints, located in The Gaslamp District, from 9pm - 1am.

Best regards and see ya at the club!
Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies!

Music, Dance, Performance & More in Hamilton, ON

Paul Sande at the Staircase

Enjoy a Moment of Romance at the Staircase Cafe as Paul Sande brings his short love stories to the Hamilton stage. For one night only Friday February the 19th from 8-10pm. Call The Staircase Cafe at 905-529-3000 for tickets ($10 or $6 for Staircase members). Their address is 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, Ontario and you can find them on the web at Find out more at

The John Laing Singers

The John Laing Singers present Fauré's "Requiem" with special guest organist Paul Grimwood

Sunday, February 7, at 3:00 p.m.

Central Presbyterian Church

165 Charlton Ave. West

Hamilton, Ontario

An afternoon of music featuring Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem", Benjamin Britten's "Festival Te Deum" and choral motets by William Byrd.

Admission: Adult: $25.00 Senior: $20.00 Student: $10.00

To order tickets, please call 905-628-5238.

For information about the choir and concert tickets, visit our website at

McMaster School of the Arts - Celebrity Concert Series 2009-2010

17 Concerts. Dozens of Brilliant Performers, over 35 Years of Presenting Exciting Series. Come and join us for a wonderful array of national and internationally renowned artists who will delight you with a year of great performances such as:

February 12th - La Pieta (String Ensemble) - This all-female string orchestra is made up entirely of top-ranking Canadian musicians.

March 5th - Triple Forte (Piano, Violin & Cello) - This Trio has been capturing attention with their passion, intelligence and sensitivity they bring to the stage.

March 26th - Suzanne Shulman & Valerie Tryon (Flute & Piano) - These two giants of Canadian music will join together to help us close this year's season.

For specific concert dates, please consult the website or brochure provided.

Visit us on line at

View our attached brochure or call 905.525.9140 Ext.24246 for tickets

Sanderson Center for the Performing Arts

Outerbridge / Saturday, January 16 / 7pm / Tickets $28.00

Suzie McNeil / Friday, January 29 / 8pm / Tickets $35.00

Swing Away the Winter Blues featuring Speakeasy

Wednesday, February 10 / 2pm / Tickets: $35.00

Classic Albums Live presents Supertramp: Crime of the Century

Friday, February 19 / 8pm / Tickets $35.00

The Art of Time Ensemble Presents "Songbook", featuring Steven Page

Wednesday, February 24 / 8pm / Tickets $45.00

Tia McGraff / Friday, February 26 / 8pm / Tickets $25.00

The Irish Rovers /Tuesday, March 2 / 12pm / Tickets $35.00

Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers /Wednesday, May 5 / 8pm / Tickets $30.00

André-Philippe Gagnon / Wednesday, June 2 / 8pm / Tickets $55.00

For more info on all shows, visit the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts on-line

The Pearl Company Events

The Pearl Company is an arts and performance facility. Renovated in 2006 by musician Gary Santucci and arts activist Barbara Milne, the facility has devoted two of its three floors to the arts. Contact Barbara Milne or Gary Santucci to have your event at The Pearl. Please visit our website to find out more about us and upcoming shows 16 Steven St, Hamilton 905-548-0341.

Upcoming Events:

January 21: Opening of Pearl Gallery at Lincoln Alexander Centre

January 22: "The Streets of Hamilton" Art Opening with 'Banned From Heaven'

January 23/24: Hamilton Philharmonic "What Next?" Festival Events

January 29: Jacob Moon

January 30: Jay Linden with Special Guest Colin Linden

February 5 & 12: Art Bus

February 7: Rob Lutes with J.P. Riemens

February 13: The Acoustics

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Monday, January 18, 2010



[Now broadcasting on ALTERNATE Mondays, from 2-7 a.m.]

OPENING THEME – Muddy Waters (Hard Again) –

"Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll"

Tim Gibbons (Shylingo) – “Must a Been”

Tim Gibbons (Streets of Dallas) – “Streets of Dallas”

Alejandro Escovedo (With These Hands) – “Slip”

Alejandro Escovedo (With These Hands) – “With These Hands”

Benjamin St. Nicholas (Pale Blues) – “Cigarette”

Benjamin St. Nicholas (Pale Blues) – “First Step”

Rob Tognoni (Headstrong) – “Not My Guitar”

Rob Tognoni (Stones & Colours) – “Sugar Coat”

Aerosmith (Big Ones) – “Livin’ on the Edge”

Aerosmith (Big Ones) – “Rag Doll”

Colin James (National Steel) – “These Arms of Mine”

Colin James (Traveler) – “I’m Losing You”

B.B. King & Eric Clapton (Riding with the King) – “Three O’Clock Blues”

B.B. King & Eric Clapton (Riding with the King) – “Riding with the King”

Ribeye & The Texas Bluesblasters (Bad Situation) – “Too Many Teardrops”

Ribeye & The Texas Bluesblasters (Bad Situation) – “You Got Me Dizzy”

Terry Blersh (Terry Blersh) – “Fire”

Terry Blersh (Terry Blersh) – “Tryin’”

The Mud Boys (Seven Faces EP) – “Rocket 88”

The Mud Boys (Seven Faces EP) – “Hoodoo Man Blues”

Rita Chiarelli (What a Night Live) – “Intro”

Rita Chiarelli (What a Night Live) – “The Night Time Is the Right Time”

Rita Chiarelli (What a Night Live) – “Hound Dog”

Willie McBlind Band (Find My Way Back Home) – “Hope My Baby”

Willie McBlind Band (Find My Way Back Home) – “Pony Blues”

John Mellencamp (Dance Naked) – “L.U.V.”

John Mellencamp (w/Me’Shell Ndegeocello) (Dance Naked) – “Wild Night”

Pretenders (Last of the Independents) – “Hollywood Perfume”

Pretenders (Last of the Independents) – “I’m a Mother”

Jack Pedler (Let’s Get Nervous) – “Tuning In”

Jack Pedler (Let’s Get Nervous) – “Third World Home”

Jack Pedler (Let’s Get Nervous) – “Commercial Break”

Jack Pedler (Let’s Get Nervous) – “Mapled Red & White”

Mickey de Sadist (Welcome to My Basement) – “All That Glitters”

Mickey de Sadist (Welcome to My Basement) – “Dead Beat Dad Blues”

Teenage Head (Frantic City) – “Wild One”

Teenage Head (Frantic City) – “Disgusteen”

Karl Bartos (Communication) – “Electronic Apeman”

Karl Bartos (Communication) – “Another Reality”

Red Hot Chili Peppers (What Hits?) – “Johnny Kick a Hole in the Sky”

Red Hot Chili Peppers (What Hits?) – “True Men Don't Kill Coyotes”

Luke Mulholland (Mulholland Drive) – “Hey, Man”

Luke Mulholland (Mulholland Drive) – “Working Man’s Blues”

Roxanne Potvin (No Love for the Poisonous) - "The Puzzle"

Roxanne Potvin (No Love for the Poisonous) - "Wilting Flower"

Derek Miller (the dirty looks) - "Devil Come Down Sunday"

Derek Miller (the dirty looks) - "Stormy Eyes"

Joe Louis Walker (Between a Rock and the Blues) - "Tell Me Why"

Joe Louis Walker (Between a Rock and the Blues) – “Send You Back”

Downchild (I Need a Hat) – “What Was I Thinking”

Downchild (I Need a Hat) – “These Thoughts Keep Marching”

Big Al & The Heavyweights (Nothin’ But Good Lovin’) – “Down to the River”

Big Al & The Heavyweights (Nothin’ But Good Lovin’) – “Party Time”

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters (Living in the Light) – “Blues for Fathead”

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters (Living in the Light) – “Pastorale”

Mr. Rick & The Biscuits (Cocktails & Cornbread) – “Bullfrog”

Mr. Rick & The Biscuits (Cocktails & Cornbread) – “Jump Li’l Rabbit”

Odetta (Lookin for a Home – Thanks to Leadbelly) – “Easy Rider”

Odetta (Lookin for a Home – Thanks to Leadbelly) – “How Long”

Shawn Brush & Friends (S.B. & Friends, V.2) – “Beauty and the Beast”

Shawn Brush & Friends (S.B. & Friends, V.2) – “Don’t Give Me the Blues”

Eddie Baltimore (The Space Between) – “Winter Blues”

Eddie Baltimore (The Space Between) – “Head South”

Powder Blues (Swingin’ the Blues) – “Boppin’ with the Blues”

Powder Blues (Swingin’ the Blues) – “Buzzard Luck”

Raoul and the Big Time (w/Big Joe Maher) (Cold Outside) – “Loving Machine”

Raoul and the Big Time (Cold Outside) – “Kiss Every Dollar Goodbye”

Ann Rabson (Struttin’ My Stuff) – “Not as Sorry as I Used to Be”

CLOSING THEME – John Mayall (Back to the Roots) – “Boogie Albert”


Seeking Ottawa based indie bands to play 'Indie Attic' at the Cajun Attic!

We are developing a showcase of up and coming Ottawa talent on a new pub night in the Market offering cheap beers, 1/2 price appetizers and YOUR BAND!
Presented by: Indie Buzz Werks and The Cajun Attic
Where: The Cajun Attic, 349 Dalhousie St (upstairs)
When: Wednesday Nights
What: To play a 30-45 min set.

- Door = PWYC, plus some food from the bar.
- Show is video taped and blogged to
- You will e interviewed and featured the same night on CHUO's radio show "Do you hear what i hear"

To Submit Your Band:
1) Please include a link to your MySpace or Facebook
2) Links must include at least 3 songs
3) Please include name of band contact and direct email address not myspace or facebook mail.
4) Send your info to: Heather at info [at]

For more info:

***Looking for last min fill in for this coming Wednesday, Jan. 20!***


Sunday, January 17, 2010


Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies! are excited to announce that Underworld Records, operated by Nancy and Tim Langford (Too Slim & The Taildraggers), will be releasing our new CD, to be entitled Rockin' Boogie Time, in the Spring of 2010. We are absolutely thrilled to be associated with such genuine and professional people! Thank you, Nancy and Tim, for believing in our band!



Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Box Office: 1-905-526-7756


Wednesday, January 13, 2010



Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Here is the revised BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE Schedule for the rest of the 2010 season:

January 15 & 16 – From Toronto - DAVID ROTUNDO BAND
2009 Maple Blues Award nominee for Harmonica Player of the Year. “High energy, dancin’ blues”

Proceeds to Westport’s Rideau Vista & St. Edward’s Elementary Schools
Saturday night Sold Out, Friday almost. Call The Cove for update.

February 19 – From Toronto - JEROME GODBOO BAND
2009 Maple Blues Award nominee for Harmonica Player of the Year. “Powerful, inventive, charismatic – great harp & voice”.

Proceeds to Rideau Waterway Land Trust & Friends of Foley Mountain.
Friday night Show only

March 19 – From Nova Scotia - JOHN CAMPBELLJOHN BAND
A multiple Maple Blues Award nominee. “Sizzlin’ slide guitar all the way from Cape Breton”
Proceeds to Westport Lions Club Mobility Van & Compassion Canada Sponsor-A-Child
Friday night Show only

April 23 & 24 – From Detroit – HARMONICA SHAH dynamite harmonica and voice backed by a great Toronto band including multiple Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year Award winner JACK DE KEYZER -

*NOTE: ElectroFi Records will be recording these two Shows for a possible HARMONICA SHAH “LIVE” FROM BLUES ON THE RIDEAU AT THE COVE future CD
Proceeds to Westport In Bloom and Habitat For Humanity
2 night stand

May 14 – From Toronto – BLACKBURN
Nominated for the 2009 Maple Blues Award for Best New Group of the Year . “4 great blues, funk, soul, R&B brothers”

Proceeds to Rideau District Museum & Gilda’s Club For Cancer Victim Families
Friday night Show only

The legendary Toronto blues guitarist/singer/entertainer backed by some of the best blues players in Hogtown.

Proceeds to the David McCarthy Scholarship Fund

Saturday night Show only

Full course delicious Buffet DINNER & SHOW only $55 pp (taxes and donation to charity included)

Advance reservations required. CALL (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN to book your tickets NOW!

Well priced accommodation available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s

The Cove Inn is located on the shores of Rideau Lake in the beautiful town of Westport – a 45 minute drive NE from Kingston, 1.5 hours SW from Ottawa

Visit for more information.


Monday, January 11, 2010



OPENING THEME – Muddy Waters (Hard Again)

– “Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll”

Jeff Hayes (Jeff Hayes EP) – “Delta Mist”

Jeff Hayes (Jeff Hayes EP) – “As the Years Go By”

David Brewer (Bad Habits) – “Bad Habits”

Randy Oxford Band (All the Buzz) – “Why Don’t You Do Right?”

Stickshift Annie & The Overdrive (Out of Her Mind) – “High Tech Blues”

Blues Therapy (Doctor’s Orders) – “Run Over”

Harmonica Playboy & His Midnight Movers (Lick My Soul!) – “Big Town Playboy”

Incognito (Four) – “Getaway”

The Howlers (Into Something) – “Don’t Be Messin’ with My Bread”

Becki Sue and her BR Daddies! (L.A.B. Results) – “Mean Mean Man”

Becki Sue and her BR Daddies! (L.A.B. Results) – “No! I Ain’t Gonna Let You Go”

Marc Bristol & The Shack Shakers (Rockabilly R&B) – “Let’s Have a Party”

Bukka White (Legacy of the Blues, Vol. 1) – “Shake ’Em On Down”

Blind Blake (Ragtime Guitar’s Foremost Fingerpicker) – “C.C. Pill Blues”

Lightnin’ Hopkins (Coffee House Blues) – “Stool Pigeon Blues”

Snooks Eaglin (Legacy of the Blues, Vol. 2) – “Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie”

Guy Forsyth Band (High Temperature) – “Evil Man”

Robert Cray (Sweet Potato Pie) – “Simple Things”

Big Brother and the Holding Company (Big Brother and the Holding Company) – “Women Is Losers”

Murali Coryell (2120) – “I Can’t Hold Out”

Alvin Youngblood Hart (Start with the Soul) – “Back to Memphis

Memphis Slim (Live at Ronnie Scott’s) – “If You See Kay”

Memphis James Trio (Fit for a King) – “Moon Is Rising”

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells (Last Time Around – Live at Legends)

– “Key to the Highway”

Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac) – “Shake Your Moneymaker”

Sheila Wilcoxson (Portland’s Best Blues) – “Louie”

Amanda Strawn (From the Garden) – “Signs”

Cassandra Wilson (Belly of the Sun) – “Road So Clear”

India.Arie (Acoustic Soul) – “Promises”

Sarah MacDougall (Headed for the Hills) – “Pain Reliever”

Nedra Johnson (Testify) – “Workin’ Hard for the Joneses”

Maria Muldaur (Garden of Joy) – “The Diplomat”

Carol King (Tapestry) – “Smackwater Jack”

Jann Arden (Happy?) – “Weeds”

Reba Russell (2001 Festival) – “When Love Comes to Town”

Melanie Doane (You are What You Love) – “Still Desire You”

Ann Courtney & The Late Bloomers (Crocodile) – “I Keep a Pilot Light”

Jones (Let ’em Believe) – “Stirred But Unshakeable”

Uriah Heep (The Best of Uriah Heep) – “The Magician’s Birthday”

Uriah Heep (The Best of Uriah Heep) – “Look at Yourself”

Uriah Heep (The Best of Uriah Heep) – “The Wizard”

Sedrick [indie mp3] – “Colorado

The Polymorphines (The Polymorphines) – “Call of the Sparrow”

Sister Hyde (Sister Hyde) – “Isolate”

The Bleedin’ Hearts (The Bleedin’ Hearts) – “Vampire Blues”

Dollhaus (Los!) – “Breakdown”

Bella Bombs (Liquid Explosion) – “I’m Not Happy”

Doll (Inside the Dollhouse) – “Perfect”

The Bitchin’ Camaros (The Bitchin’ Camaros) – “Zig Zag”

Tanya Janca (Recreate) – “Gunshy”

Good2Go (Accessorize) – “Dizzy”

The Blue Monday Band (Wicked World) – “Too Many Rules”

The Blazers (Red Hot Rockin’ Rhythm and Blues) – “The King’s Highway”

Missy Burgess (Lemon Pie) – “When I Go”

Marie-Josee Houle (Our Lady of Broken Souls) – “Three Red Beads”

Anthony Salvatore (The Peace Within) – “Julia”

Ellen McIlwaine (w/Cassius Khan) (Mystic Bridge) – “Crawlin’ Kingsnake”

Paul Fenton (Worldwide Slide) – “Find My Mind”

Little Birdie (I Left the City Burning) – “Nothing More”

Michael Jerome Browne & Twin Rivers String Band [Self-Titled] – “Payday”

Michael Pickett (Live at Winterfolk!) – “Blues is a Friend of Mine”

Steve Goldberger (The Goldberger Variations) – “Twilight”

Danny Brooks (Soulsville - Rock This House) – “Tears from Heaven”

Johnny Max (Ride & Roll) – “Mad at Me”

Steve Marriner (Going Up) – “The Same Thing Could Happen to You”

Aylie Sparkes (Beautiful & Deranged) – “Joanne’s Reel”

CLOSING THEME – John Mayall (Back to the Roots) – “Boogie Albert”


Sunday, January 10, 2010



Mon, Jan 25th- Tokyo. Japan
Tue, Jan 26th-Tokyo, Japan
Thurs, Jan 28th-Osaka, Japan
Fri, Jan 29th- Nagoya, Japan
Sun, Jan 31st- Tokyo, Japan
Sat, Feb 20th- Paladino's, Tarzana, CA
Fri, Feb 26th- El Cajon Grand, El Cajon, CA
Sat, Mar 6th- The Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
Sat, Apr 3rd- Brixton, Redondo Beach, CA

Catch Sara, Courtney, Linda and Kirsten in their side project CRABBY PATTY Saturday, Feb 13th, at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet! 3 sets for $1.00 ! Sets at Noon, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Please visit the show listings at for more info.
Check out Wanda in the South Coast Symphony as their principal bass player in their"Young Stars of the Future " Concert featuring winners of the Symphony's prestigious young artisits competition. Friday February 5 at 7:30pm
Lake Hills Church 23331 Moulton Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Please Call 714-731-8079 for ticket info
Until the next time,
Up the Bloody Irons, Baby!
World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden


A select few for some January Blues!

For details about events please click on links under 'venue'.

You can put Nick in the mix at your next private party - solo. duo, trio, or in a full band format to fire up your next event - 360-387-0374

SEE - Nick video's -

LISTEN - to full songs at or

Check Nick out - streaming on

ORDER ' Victims of Cool', 'The Ghost of Time', or 'Temptation Road' CD's by clicking:, or download order form at, or
CALL - 360-387-0374 for information on booking, scheduling,CD's/ T's/hats, and private lessons.

For Bio click
See You There!!!

Jan 17Central ClubKirkland, WA8:30PM-12:30AMNick with Emmanuel del Casal and Larry Dennis425-827-0808
Jan 22Highway 99 Blues ClubSeattle, WA9:00PM-1:00AMNick Vigarino's Meantown Blues double bill with acoustic duo Ravinwolf206-227-6021
Jan 30Leatherheads Pub & EateryStanwood, WA8:00PM-11:00PMNick with Larry Dennis360-629-5555

For schedule updates, CD/Merchandise, and band information please visit our website.

Nick Vigarino

Meantown Music

PO Box 566

Stanwood, Wa. 98292 USA

Booking Info: Call 360.387.0374

Schedule Info: Call 206.467.4070


Catherine MacLellan
Catherine MacLellan

Artist: Catherine MacLellan
Album: Water In The Ground

Buy From True North
Catherine MacLellan

*Catherine joins Gordon Lightfoot and Gord Downie in a special concert “If You Could Read My Mind” created by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame – February 4th at the Toronto Center of the Arts.Produced by CSHF Gala producer, David Kitching and hosted by CBC Radio’s Laurie Brown, "If You Could Read My Mind" will feature six events in all, each showcasing some of the best and iconic songwriters Canada has to offer, and represents the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame’s new commitment to regular, diverse music programming and outreach.

*Not Much To Do (Not Much To Say) – Water In The Ground came in at #8 on Roots & Fusion No.50 (best of 2009). Roots & Fusion won the Pure Radio award for Best New Programme 2009.

Water in the Ground is Catherine’s new album - a brilliant new collection of songs that is a testament to her reputation as a prolific and gifted songwriter. This release features a bonus CD of Catherine’s debut Dark Dream Midnight

Catherine MacLellan


22 Charlotte St Arts Center - Fredericton, NB
28 Vintage Bistro – Hampton, NB
30 Halifax, NS


4 “If You Could Read My Mind” The George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre of the Arts – Toronto, ON (Gordon Lightfoot & Gord Downie)


18 SXSW Velveeta - Austin, TX
26 Glenn Gould Theatre – Toronto, ON
27 Blacksheep Inn – Wakefield, QC

Madison Violet
Madison Violet

Artist: Madison Violet
Album: No Fool For Trying

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Madison Violet

*Madison Violet perform and chat with Rich Terfry January 21th on CBC Radio 2 The Drive.

*No Fool For Trying named – The Best of 2009 Critics Choice in Country Music People’s Magazine UK. They also received a 4 page feature in their January 2010 issue!

Madison Violet


24 Hugh’s Room – Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
27 Green Note – London, UK
28 Otterton Mills – Otterton, UK
29 House Concert – Lancashire, UK
30 House Concert – South Yorkshire, UK
31 Celtic Connections – Glasgow, UK


1 St. Bonaventure’s Club – Bristol, UK
3 The Forge @ The Anvil – Basingstoke, UK
4 The Chattery – Swansea, UK
5 Grub Café & Music Bar – East Grinstead, UK
9 The Livingroom – New York, NY
12 Ebenezers – Washington, DC
16 The Basement – Nashville, TN
21 The Bluebird – Nashville, TN
27 Gourmet Emporium – Windsor ON


11 Kump – Brilon, Germany
12 Objekt 5 – Halle, Germany
14 Kaisersaal – Vienenburg, Germany
15 Café Steinbruch – Duisburg, Germany
16 Haus der Kultur – Waldkraiburg, Germany
17 Kulturcafe – Nurnberg, Germany
18 Musikbunker – Aachen, Germany
19 Bostelmanns Saal – Frelsdorf, Germany
20 Harmonie – Bonn, Germany
21 Blues Garage – Hannover, Germany
23 Haus der Pioniere – Gera, Germany


9-11 Mariposa Folk Festival – Orillia, ON

Sophie Milman
Sophie Milman

Artist: Sophie Milman
Album: Take Love Easy

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Sophie Milman

*Sophie reschedules canceled US shows this January!

*Take Love Easy releases internationally March 8, 2010!

Produced by Steven MacKinnon (Molly Johnson, Marc Jordan, Natalie Cole) and featuring an all-star band with special guests Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson (Wynton Marsalis, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra), Guido Basso, P.J. Perry, Michael Kaeshammer and Robi Botos, Take Love Easy is a breathtaking portrait of an artist coming of age while breaking new musical boundaries. Take Love Easy features 13 sizzling interpretations of old favourites and new classics by songwriters from Duke Ellington and Cole Porter to Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, all executed in Sophie's coolly inimitable style.

Sophie Milman


12 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA
13 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA
15 Clark Center – Arroyo Grande, CA
16 McCallum Theatre with Jesse Cook – Palm Desert, CA
23 Lakewood Cultural Center – Lakewood, CO
27 Anthology – San Diego, CA
29 Smothers Theater – Malibu, CA
30 Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts – San Francisco, CA


1 Kuumbwa Jazz – Santa Cruz, CA
13 Regatta Bar – Cambridge, MA

Bruce Cockburn
Bruce Cockburn

Artist: Bruce Cockburn
Album: Slice O Life (Solo Live)

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Bruce Cockburn

*More US dates announced!

Slice O Life features such hits as 'If I Had a Rocket Launcher,' Bruce's classics 'Lovers in a Dangerous Time' and 'Wondering Where the Lions Are.' Originally recorded with a full band, these and other songs like 'World of Wonders' have been rearranged and performed on acoustic guitar—often with stunning results. In particular, the polyrhythmic solo on 'Rocket Launcher,' full of complex, cascading notes, is especially mesmerizing.

Bruce Cockburn


16 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
17 Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
18 Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA
21 Mystic Theater – Petaluma, CA
22 Mansanita Place – Chico, CA
23 Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
24 Bend or Tower Theatre
25 Eugene, OR
27 Boise id vac Centre
28 University Theatre – Missoula, MT
30 Capitor Theatre – Olympia, WA


2 Bing Crosby Theatre – Spokane, WA

Barney Bentall
Barney Bentall

Artist: Barney Bentall
Album: The Inside Passage

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Barney Bentall

*The Inside Passage releases internationally April 12, 2010!
* The Inside Passage won in the following categories at the BC Interior Music Awards!

-Album of the Year
-Producer of the Year
-Songwriter of the Year “Hold My Heart”
-Country/Bluegrass Recording of the Year

The Inside Passage is Bentall's seventh studio album. He explains, "I knew the title of the record long before I wrote the song. I wanted to write a collection of songs that were loosely based on moving through life."

Barney Bentall


6 River Free Events Center – Enoch, AB w/ The Legendary Hearts
8 Fulford Hall (Saltspring Folk Club) – Salt Spring Island, BC
27 Whistler Village Square – Whistler Live! 2010 – Whistler, BC


13 Dream Café – Penticton, BC
14 Rossland Miners Hall – Rossland, BC

Quartetto Gelato
Quartetto Gelato

Musica Latina

Artist: Quartetto Gelato
Album: Musica Latina

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Quartetto Gelato

*Ana Maria Harkins from the KadmusArts interviews Peter De Sotto

A hot new sound and style with the sensational addition of percussion to QG’s mix of instrumentals and songs. The cd includes Argentinian Tangos, Peruvian folk songs, Mexican ballads and some spicy Cuban favourites that will leave the audience screaming for more! Quartetto Gelato has never sounded better and Peter’s voice is perfectly suited for the heat of this Latin flavour.

Quartetto Gelato


16 Telus Centre – Royal Conservatory – Toronto, On
22 School Concert – Evanston, WY


9 Arizona Musicfest Pinnacle Presbyterian Church – Carefree, AZ
13 Siouz City Symphony Orpheum Theatre
20 Vancouver Island Symphony -Nanaimo, BC
28 Brock Centre For The Arts – St. Catharines, On

Stephen Fearing
Stephen Fearing

Artist: Stephen Fearing
Album: The Man Who Married Music

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Stephen Fearing

Yellowjacket hits #1 for airplay on The Late Show with Cherrie McIlwaine - BBC Radio Ulster - 5.1.10

The Man Who Married Music is a 'Best Of' collection, with tracks handpicked by Stephen Fearing, featuring some of the best
music he has released over his career as well as two brand new tracks No Dress Rehearsal and The Big East West.

Stephen Fearing


26 Bella Rose Arts Centre – Halifax, NS


5 Southwood United Church – Calgary, Ab
6 Scalliwags – Camrose, AB
10 Geomatic Attic – Lethbridge, AB
11 The Studio – Medicine Hat, AB
12 Horizon Stage – Spruce Grove, AB
13 Forestburg Community Centre – Forestburg, Ab
18 Arts Station – Fernie, BC
19 Elks Hall – Spruce Grove, AB
20 Bragg Creek Community Centre – Bragg Creek, Ab
22 Hinton Alliance Church – Hinton, Ab

Colin Linden
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Artist: Colin Linden
Album: From The Water

Michael Occhipinti

*Colin Linden signs to Paquin Entertainment with Julien Paquin as his agent!

“Known for his prominent slide playing, Canadian guitarist and record exec., Colin Linden gives us a set of fine songs comprising rustic blues, fingerpicked shuffles and folk laden ballads all within these 14 tracks. With Paul Reddick’s exceptional work on harmonica, and a cast of great musicians, it makes for a interesting recording that spans a different type of sound, both fresh and originally styled” -Blues Source

Colin Linden


26 Bella Rose Arts Center – Halifax, NS

Lunch At Allen's
Lunch At Allen's

Artist: Lunch At Allen's
Album: More Lunch At Allen's
Release Date: April 27th, 2010

Lunch At Allen's

Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Ian Thomas

Lunch at Allen’s
recently signs to Linus Entertainment with a new album release April 27th, 2009 entitled More Lunch at Allen’s.

Lunch At Allens


27 Captiol Theatre, Port Hope, ON


27 Glenn Gloud Theatre – Toronto, ON


1 Marsh St Centre – Clarksburg, ON


1 Arden Theatre – St. Albert, AB
6 Centennial Centre Okotoks, AB

Ashley MacIsaac
Ashely MacIsaac

Artist: Ashley MacIsaac
Album: The Best Of

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Ashley MacIsaac

*Ashley was recently featured on Bravo!’s “Star Portraits”, where his portrait was painted by 3 original artists. Ashley’s favourite painting is Portrait #3 by Erik Dzenis.

Check out Ashley MacIsaac's Star Portrait

Ashley MacIsaac


29 The Symphony Nova Scotia – Halifax, NS
30 The Playhouse – Fredericton, NB
31 Imperial Theatre – Saint John, NB


13 Backstage Lounge, Granville Island – Vancouver, BC


20 Confederation Centre of the Arts – Charlottetown, PEI


Artist: 54-40
Album: Northern Soul

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Produced by founding member Neil Osborne and guitarist Dave Genn (Ex-Matthew Good Band), Northern Soul is everything that a great
54-40 album represents: Great guitar riffs, crafty melodic hooks, big bass, memorable choruses and a driving beat that paves the wave for the band's explorations of atmospheric mid-tempos and gentle ballads that ebb and flow with grit, self-awareness and social consciousness



21 Surrey 2010 – Surrey, BC


26 Brock University – St. Catherines, ON

Murray McLauchlan
Murray McLauchlan

Artist: Murray McLauchlan
Album: Songs From The Street

Murray McLauchlan
We are very proud to release a 2 CD Anthology featuring 36 songs from one of Canada’s finest songwriters and storytellers. An Order of Canada recipient for his contribution of music excellence, Murray McLauchlan is truly a strong part of Canada’s rich music history. Over 140 minutes of Murray's best material including all his hits, two previously unreleased tracks, a brand new song and a track penned by the late great Warren Zevon.

Murray McLauchlan


20 Canmore Miner’s Union Hall . Lamphouse Center – Canmore, Ab
21 Bragg Creek Community Centre – Bragg Creek, AB
22 Maclab Performing Arts Centre – Leduc, Ab
23 Athabasca Hall - Peace River, Ab
24 North Peace Cultural Centre – Fort St. John, Bc
27 Osoyoos High School – Osoyoos, Bc
28 Kelowna Community Theatre – Kelowna BC


28 Confederation Centre of the Arts – Charlottetown, PEI


10-11 Mariposa Folk Festival – Orillia, ON


Artist: Downchild
Album: I Need A Hat

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*“It is hard to overstate the significance of Downchild. Back in the days when Donnie Walsh and his mates were known as the Downchild Blues Band, their jump blues was the catalyst for the Blues Brothers phenomenon of three decades ago. Surviving brother Dan Ackroyd returns the favour by being one of a number of cameo artists who grace this 40th anniversary project.” -The Daily Gleaner

*I Need A Hat releases internationally May 17, 2010!

New album “I Need A Hat” available now in Canada featuring special guests Dan Aykroyd, Colin James, Colin Linden and Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns. Downchild’s 40th anniversary tour included dates with Dan Aykroyd in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.



31 Port Credit Legion – Mississauga, ON


17 Norwood Village Green Concert Series – Norwood, NY

Lynn Miles
Lynn Miles

Artist: Lynn Miles
Album: Black Flowers Vol.1-2

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Lynn Miles

*Black Flowers Vol. 1&2 releases internationally March 8, 2010!
*Black Flowers Vol. 1&2 made it in Mike Regenstreif’s Top 20 folk-rooted or folk-branched albums of 2009.

“Stripped-down versions of previously orchestrated songs are always a gamble and the results are often up for debate. But a good song is a good song and can stand up to any treatment. And Lynn Miles writes good songs. Her haunting voice has always been her main calling card. So please get a copy and compare versions to previous recordings. And if you’re a Lynn Miles virgin, these versions are a wonderful introduction to a terrific singer-songwriter.”
-Penguin Eggs (Winter Issue)

New album “Black Flowers Vol. 1 & 2” – CD set of acoustic versions of her most popular songs to be released in Canada September 1st, 2009.

Lynn Miles


11 Second Street Theatre – Fort Smith, Ar US
12 Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse – Dallas, TX US
13 Camp Street Café – Crockett, TX


6 Queen Alexandra Community Hall – Edmonton, AB
7 Blackbird Café - Coleman AB
8 Artz Rib House – Austin, TX
18 SXSW Velveeta - Austin, TX
22 Artz Rib House – Austin, TX


23 Tuston Town Hall – Narrowsburg, NY
24 Hilt Kelly Hall – Roxbury, Ny US
25 The University Café – Stony Brook, NY


1 Columbus Maennerchor – Columbus, OH


5 St. Nicholas Anglican Church – Scarborough, ON
6 House Concert – Caledon, ON


9-11 Mariposa Folk Festival – Orillia, ON

Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot

Artist: Gordon Lightfoot
Album: Harmony

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Gordon Lightfoot

"Gordon Lightfoot, everytime I hear a song of his, it's like I wish it would last forever." Bob Dylan

is Gordon Lightfoot’s 20th album, and a stunning collection of new and previously unreleased songs that are the fruits of his labours from the last two years.

Gordon Lightfoot


3 Stevens Center - Winston-Salem, BC
4 Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium – Spartanburg, SC
5 Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA
6 Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
7 Orpheum Theatre – Memphis, TN
9 Mercer Theatre – Savannah, GA
10 Youkey Theatre – Lakeland, FL
11 Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12 Mahaffey Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
13 Sunrise Theatre – Ft. Pierce, FL
29 Holy Heart Theatre – St. John’s, NF
30 Holy Heart Theatre – St. John’s, NF
31 Pepsi Center Concert Bowl – Corner Brook, NF


2 Metro Center – Halifax, NS
3 Moncton Coliseum – Moncton, NB
4 Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
6 Grand Theatre – Quebec City, PQ
8 Place Des Arts – Montreal, PQ
9 National Arts Center – Ottawa, ON
10 National Arts Center – Ottawa, ON
11 K-Rock Center – Kingston, ON
13 Peterborough Memorial Center – Peterborough, ON
14 Hamilton Place – Hamilton, ON
15 John Labatt Center – London, ON


27 Wolf Trap At The Filene Center – Vienna, VA


11 Mariposa Folk Festival – Orillia, ON

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