Friday, January 06, 2012


Here’s a reminder that Ottawa band A Darker Day (comprised of Jordan Taylor, Gumby, Mark Garrod, Jadon Baily and Jeff Jobling) are performing at "Rock for the Cause", in support of Sick Kids Foundation. It’s happening on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Greenfield’s Pub in Barrhaven (900 Greenbank Road) and will feature special guest Jeff Waters (an Ottawa native) of Canadian heavy-metal band Annihilator. Jeff has donated a signed Annihilator V Epiphone guitar, to be auctioned off towards the cause. The event starts at 8 p.m.

Greenfields will also host another Ottawa band, Perfect Stranger (with vocalist Lee Keeley, guitarist Richard Vernon (who occasionally sits in as a blues-player at Irene’s), keyboardist Johnny Maz, bassist JF Remillard, and drummer Gordon Troup. The band will be performing a musical tribute to Deep Purple on Saturday, January 21. Whether Deep Purple composers will demand royalties for the use of their music is not known, but imitation is the highest form of flattery.

To hear the remainder of D.D.'s Blue Notes, tune in just before 6 AM to the "Iron Maidens" segment of "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" on CKCU 93.1 FM, broadcasting in the wee hours of Saturday morning (also known as Friday overnight), January 7, from 2-7 AM. The programme, broadcasting throughout the Greater Ottawa Area, and on Rogers Cable 944, airs live online at:


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