A cross-reference to the first overnight radio show placing a heavy emphasis on Canadian blues and fusions of same. Previously aired on CKCU 93.1 FM, and now on Saturday mornings at CHMR 93.5 FM. This blog's origins (which pre-date my radio broadcasting history) began as a free promotional tool for arts-related news. Obviously it is not a conventional online blog, i.e. diary, but I do insert my own narrations from time to time. See also http://nlbluessociety.blogspot.ca
Sunday, May 30, 2010
"DANTE WAS HERE" VERNISSAGE AT JOHNNY FARINA'S (OTTAWA) - JUNE 2
I am pleased to invite you to the vernissage of a photography exhibition by my photography collective, "Dante was here".
The vernissage takes place on Wednesday, June 2nd, from 7PM - 9PM, at the Johnny Farina Restaurant, 216 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON.
It would be great to see you if you are able to make it to the vernissage. Otherwise, the exhibit will be on from June 1 - July 30, 2010.
MARIE-JOSEE HOULE & FULL BAND @ ELMDALE TAVERN - JUNE 10/10
For Immediate Release
Marie-Josée Houle, backed by full band at the Elmdale Tavern in Ottawa, ON, on Thursday, June 10
It is hot outside. After spending the past two summers touring, Ottawa's sultry accordion diva is staying put this year to work on her upcoming release and she suddenly remembers how hot it can be in Canada's Capital city. She is also reminded that Ottawa summers mean for an incredible variety art and music festivals!
On the eve of Westfest, Marie-Josée Houle invites you to join her and her full backing band at one of Hintonburg's best live music venues for a night of sultry music and cold pints of Beaus.
Marie-Josée Houle backed by full band
Thursday, June 10, 8pm Elmdale Tavern, Ottawa Tickets $10
Nesrallah Fans will Enjoy Original "We'll Be As One" Lineup this Saturday
Please note that the lineup this Saturday evening, May 22, at Irene'sPub (Bank & Fifth Street, Ottawa, ON) is Victor Nesrallah (guitars, vocals), Bruce Wittet (drums), and Ken Kanwisher (bass, possibly cello).
This represents a reunion of the studio team that cut many Nesrallah tracks, including the radio hit, "We'll Be As One", recorded at Nesrallah's Kemptville facility. That song garnered heavy rotation on the now defunct adult-oriented FM Q101 and affiliates.
There have been reports that the "We'll Be As One" lyrics and snappy melody, buoyed by a brisk march tempo, found favor among oppressed monks in the northern reaches of India and beyond, who pressed their own version on mini-disk and cassette as a means of rallying support across Asia.
True story or ripping yarn, the tale will put a different spin on Victor's rendering of "We'll Be As One". Victor will be accompanied by the original session team in a live performance of similarly dignified tunes this Saturday, May 22, at jovial Irene's Pub, Bank Street, Ottawa, Canada.
Media Release Thomas Halley Southgate Carluke, Scotland
You were all wet, I've given you the truth. Now be off.
BECKI SUE & HER BIG ROCKIN' DADDIES! - BLUES VESPERS, BB'S & NEW CD
On Sunday, May 16, at 5 pm, we will be at the WA Blues Society "BB Award" nominated Blues Vespers at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dave Brown, located at 901 North J Street in Tacoma, WA. This is always a great way to spend an early Sunday evening!
After Blues Vespers, don't forget the Washington Blues Society's "Best of the Blues" Awards Show at The Triple Door in Seattle. Please support your local blues community!
ATTN: Our new CD, Big Rockin' Boogie, will be released worldwide on Underworld Records on June 15!