Saturday, January 28, 2012

AFRIKAN - SAFARI - FEB. 4 - NAT'L LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES (OTTAWA)




Celebrating Black History Month


www.africanfestival.org

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“ROCKIN’ THE BLUES FROM CANADA” – CKCU 93.1 FM - PLAYLIST – JAN. 28/12

Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rockers/Misty Blue 1955

HOUR 1 (2:00-3:00) – Muddy Waters Intro (0:33)

Interview with Deborah J. White of Sweet T Music and Matrix 99 Records (Nashville, TN)

Veda [indie mp3] – “My Heart Craves Him” (3:34)

Arien Rose (Welcome to My Heart) – “I Wanna Dance with You” (3:46)

Arien Rose (Welcome to My Heart) – “He Still Holds His Spell Over Me” (3:02)

Van Preston (hot disc 150 – Rush Released) – “Sweet Tea on a Day Like This” (2:37)

Minnie Murphy [indie mp3] – “The Forbidden Hope Diamond” (4:27)

Cee Cee James (Seriously Raw–Live at Sunbanks) – “Make It to the Other Side” (6:44)

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa (Don’t Explain) – “Well, Well” (3:42)

Terra Hazelton (Anybody’s Baby) – “Anybody’s Baby” (5:14)

Rounder (f. Suzie McNeil) (indie mp3) – “Those Things” (4:24)


HOUR 2 (3:00-4:00)

Interview with Brandon Isaak

Brandon Isaak (Bluesman’s Plea) – “Bluesman’s Plea” (3:29)

Brandon Isaak (Bluesman’s Plea) – “Jump Start Me” (2:08)

Brandon Isaak (Bluesman’s Plea) – “Good @ Being Bad” (1:45)

Nick Vigarino (Temptation Road) – “What You Do” (2:46)

Marshall Lawrence (Blues Intervention) – “Love Like Heroin” (3:41)

JiveWires (Jive-O-Matic) – “Salt, Sugar & Fat” (3:36)

JiveWires (Jive-O-Matic) – “Troubled Man” (3:01)

JiveWires (Jive-O-Matic) – “Black Dog” (3:08)

JiveWires (Jive-O-Matic) – “Jive-O-Matic” (3:00)

Jim Allchin (Overclocked) – “Seattle Strut” (2:55)

John Pippus (Wrapped Up in the Blues) – “Walk Away” (3:19)

Bryant Carter (Bryant C Project) – “Do You Feel Me” (3:11)

The Gary Kendall Band (Feels Real Strong) – “Sugaree” (4:29)


HOUR 3 (4:00-5:00)

Lyric Green (Lyric’s Journey) – “Death of a Poet” (3:31)

Lyric Green (Lyric’s Journey) – “Cold as Ice” (3:35)

Sarah Melody [indie mp3] – “Hooked” (3:27)

Little Sista (Here It Comes Again) – “Here It Comes Again” (3:56)

John "JRED" Redmon (S'Agapo) – “Just Leave Me Alone” (4:42)

Jacob Moon (Maybe Sunshine) – “Sara” (4:13)

Gate 99 (Gate 99) – “I Was Wrong” (4:00)

Mara Paavali [indie mp3] – “Grandma’s a Rock Flow” (3:11)

Simpl3jack (Simpl3jack) – “Terence Is an Alien” (2:19)

The Dandies (The Dandies) – “Battle Cry” (3:06)

Nine Lies (Back to the Floor, Vol. 1) – “Save Me (I’m Dreamin)” (3:58)

Trillium (Alloy) – “Love Is an Illusion” (3:36)

The Possibles (The Possibles EP) – “Saviour” (3:41)

Sonic Orchid (Love and War) – “Just Need Time” (4:01)

Dream Aria (Transcend) – “Labyrinth” (3:22)

Domenica (The Luxury) – “The Luxury” (3:26)

HOUR 4 (5:00-6:00)

Janiva Magness (Allig. 40th Anniversary Collection) – “The Devil Is an Angel” (3:09)

Koko Taylor (Alligator’s 40th Anniversary Collection) – “Bad Avenue” (5:21)

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne (An Old Rock on a Roll) – “Way Overdue” (4:12)

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne (An Old Rock on…) – “An Old Rock on a Roll” (3:47)

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne (An Old Rock on a Roll) – “Don’t Pretend” (5:23)

Kenny Wayne (Alive and Loose) – “Blues on My Mind” (5:38)

Gregg Allman (Low Country Blues) – “Just Another Rider” (5:39)

JJ Grey & Mofro (Georgia Warhorse) – “King Hummingbird” (6:57)

Matt Minglewood (The Story) – “Worst Damn Case of the Blues” (5:13)

Treasa Levasseur (w/MonkeyJunk) (Broad) – “God’s Song” (4:02)

Mike Stevens & Matt Andersen (Push Record: The Banff Sessions)

– “Canadian Winter Blues” (3:44)

D.D.’S BLUE NOTES

HOUR 5 (6:00-7:00)

Sam H (Sam H) – “Carsong” (4:31)

Sam H (Sam H) – “Something Real” (3:30)

Sam H (Sam H) – “Peace Found” (4:32)

Lenka (Open Gate) – “War” (4:10)

Rita Visser [indie mp3] – “Cold Wind” (2:40)

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) – “Rise Up” (4:06)

Jason Spooner [indie mp3] – “Black and Blue (Acoustic)” (3:38)

Larry Burnett (Confidence Game) – “Confidence Game” (3:32)

Merlowe [indie mp3] – “Thrift Store Pollak” (3:02)

Suzie Vinnick (Me ‘n’ Mabel) – “Crazy ’bout Lovin’ Me” (3:46)

Jim Allchin (w/ Keely Whitney) (Overclocked) – “One for the Money” (3:57)

Stacy Jones Band (Long Time Comin’) – “Ain’t Too Old” (3:59)

Jesse Greene Band (Jesse Greene Band) – “No More Rock and Roll” (3:41)

www.ckcufm.com

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

FUNDRAISER FOR ANDY FRANK - HUGH'S ROOM (TORONTO, ON) - JAN. 26


TONIGHT - Thursday, January 26th - Hugh's Room, Toronto

Janine Stoll of The DoneFors performs in support of ..Raise the Roof and Raise the Rent for Andy Frank...
Andy Frank of Roots Music Canada has been a tireless supporter of the Canadian folk and roots scene. He has interviewed, hosted, reviewed, webcast, documented or simply raved about the work of hundreds of independent musicians, helping them realize their own potential as creative artists.

Now, the music community is about to return the favour. Andy recently got the shock of his life: a diagnosis of cancer of the colon. This will mean some serious downtime, with no income for Andy, as he clears his schedule to allow himself time for surgery, chemo treatment, and recuperation.

This all-star benefit concert will feature a stellar lineup of roots, folk and world music all-stars, including Layah Jane, Suzie Vinnick, Bill Garrett & Curly Boy Stubbs, Jay Aymar, Rob Szabo, Crabtree & Mills, Jon Brooks, Rosemary Phelan, Annabelle Chvostek, Shawna Caspi, Grit Laskin, Kirsten Jones, HOTCHA!, and Janine Stoll with accompaniment by Trevor Mills and Gregg Lawless & more TBA, hosted by David Newland of Roots Music Canada.

The show will be broadcast LIVE across the Roots Music Canada fan network online and will raise much-needed funds to help Andy and his dear wife Helen along on his journey to wellness.

Tickets: $18 Advance/$20 Door (includes HST)

Love,

Janine, Paul, Liam and Brian

www.thedonefors.com


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DEBORAH J. WHITE @ BRANDON ISAAK CALL-INS ON CKCU 93.1 FM - JAN. 28


Deborah J. White, music composer and owner of sweetTmusic and Matrix 99 Records in Nashville, TN, will be calling in to chat with "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" host D.D. Rocker (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955) on Fri., Jan. 28, at 2 AM EST (1 AM in Memphis) on CKCU 93.1 FM - streaming live online at www.ckcufm.com and Rogers Cable TV Channel 944.

Brandon (Yukon Slim) Isaak, solo artist and frontman for Vancouver blues band The Twisters and Brandon Isaak and the Small Town Playboys, will be calling in an hour later, 3 AM EST (midnight in Vancouver, BC) to talk about his upcoming gigs at Ottawa's Winterlude Festival and other interesting stuff.

Other music artists featured on this segment include Jivewires and Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne.


www.ckcufm.com

(Celebrating 37 years of campus/community radio broadcasting in Ottawa and now globally)


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PETER KARP & SUE FOLEY @ GEORGE'S (SACKVILLE, NB) - FEB. 4


Tantramarsh Blues Society Presents

Blind Pig recording artist Peter Karp (New Jersey) and
Juno-Winner Sue Foley (Ottawa)

Saturday, Feb 4, 9 PM @ George's Roadhouse
Sackville, NB

Tickets are $12 in advance (at Ducky's ) and $15 at the door

Special Student Price (at the door only, ID required): $8

Peter Karp: "I had met Canadian guitarist singer/songwriter Sue Foley at The Ottawa Blues Festival in 2006. I was there playing with my band and I caught her act. She caught my ear. Nice guitar work sure - but fine songs and interesting voice. A real character voice. I remembered that when I was cutting tracks for "Shadows and Cracks." I had written a duet called "That Smile" and was discussing with my manager at the time which female artists to approach to do the job. "Sue Foley?", he asked. "You sound so different from one another." "Exactly", I replied. I drove with my band up to Ottawa for a gig and a recording date. We met in a run down house/studio. She acted cool. Too cool I reckoned. I'm not sure if it was the filthy surroundings or the fact that the equipment didn't work or that when we tried to sing together we couldn't harmonize that finally broke the ice and turned the whole thing into a laugh. Later she came to our gig and sat in. We said goodbye and went our separate ways. Over the course of the next year and a half while I was arduously touring the US promoting "Shadows and Cracks" we stayed in touch via email. At first the letters were cordial and light fare. But as the rigors of touring, the isolation of the road and my out of control drinking and manic depression took hold, these letters became more revealing. I don't have many friends and I don't trust easily. Sue Foley became a disembodied confidante. Someone I could share everything with which became particularly important to me during my wife's illness. We wrote about everything. No holds barred. And why not? We never saw one another; never even talked on the phone. There were no strings attached - only a safety net. That's how it felt anyway.
Finally in late 2009 when I was ready to go back to work we decided that we would work together. We'd look to the letters for our next CD - and turn them into songs. The result was "He Said - She Said" released on Blind Pig in March 2010. This collaboration has turned into a partnership. As of this writing we are touring and working on a brand new record."
He Said - She Said is an inspired and winning collaboration of original songs by Canadian Juno award winner Sue Foley and critically acclaimed U.S. singer / songwriter and Blind Pig artist Peter Karp. The songs are adapted from letters and e-mails between the two over a 2-year period.

Peter says, "What started as a casual exchange became a revealing account of the personal struggles and dramatic changes that were happening in our lives. Our shared thoughts became intimate. Then, weturned those letters into songs and made a great CD together."

The show encompasses folk, jazz, flamenco & blues resulting in an event that is moving, literate, romantic, rocking & exciting. It also has lots of humor and is very engaging moving between nylon acoustic guitar, dobro, piano and electric guitars. These two songwriters bring a wealth of performance history to this collaboration. Their new CD was released in March 2010 on Blind Pig Records and hit #1 on the Blues Chart for 6 weeks and Top 10 on Billboard!

The Buzz
"He Said - She Said is a unique, daring idea beautifully executed by two talented, inspired artists unafraid to express themselves in songs of love, hope, longing, emptiness and frustration."
Blues Revue Magazine

"The kind of cross-genre stew that the Robert Plant-Alison Krauss "Raising Sand" project a few years ago only hinted at, "He Said She Said" is a wonderfully creative collaboration and one of those rare combinations of disparate talents that causes each to push the other into something new and delightful - along the lines of Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris."
San Diego North Country Times, CA

"This is a great record, absolutely not to be missed. 14 tracks of some of the sexiest, steamiest, dramatic, and comedic tunes I have ever heard from two very different artists. There is chemistry here."
Rod Ames - No Depression Magazine
"It's not a concept you see every day - two artists chronicling their growing relationship in song. Make those artists as gifted as Peter Karp and Sue Foley, and the results are as compelling as they are candid."
Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer

Thanks to the TBS sponsors, without whom The 9th annual TBS blues series would be impossible: The Sackville Save Easy, The Sackville Tribue Post, Ove Samuelson Law Office, George's Roadhouse, Rod Allen Co. Ltd., the Marshlands Inn, Joey's Pizza, The Argosy and CHMA.

Weblinks


Misc.

For our out of town friends, you can buy your tickets on a visa card by calling Ducky’s at 536-1344.

For more on the band please visit: http://www.suefoley.com/
For our website, please visit: http://www.mta.ca/tbs


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Saturday, January 21, 2012

SNEEZY WATERS GUESTING ON "THE TROUBADOUR" AT CHIP-FM - JAN. 29


Steve Jackson, host of "The Troubadour" at CHIP 101.7 FM in Fort Coulonge, QC, will have Canadian country-folk legend Sneezy Waters with him in the studio on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. EST.

www.chipfm.com


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“ROCKIN’ THE BLUES FROM CANADA” – CKCU-FM – PLAYLIST – JAN. 21/12

Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blues 1955

HOUR 1 (2:00-3:00)

Stickshift Annie & The Overdrive (Out of Her Mind) – “Troubled Fool” (4:00)

Ben Waters (featuring Jagger/Richards/Wyman/Watts/Woods)

(A Taste of Triple A #74) – “Watching the River” (4:02)

Brandon Isaak (Bluesman’s Plea) – “Leaving This Town” (3:03)

Brandon Isaak (Bluesman’s Plea) – “Tell Me Why” (4:41)

Brandon Isaak (Bluesman’s Plea) – “Forever Yours” (2:14)

Po’ Girl (Home to You) – “Go On and Pass Me By” (3:19)

Po’ Girl (Home to You) – “To the Angry Evangelist” (3:44)

Po’ Girl (Home to You) – “So Lazy” (4:40)

Brock Zeman (Me Then You) – “Claws” (5:36)

Brock Zeman (Me Then You) – “Season of Sleep” (3:39)

Brock Zeman (Me Then You) – “Someone for You” (4:15)

Jack Pine and the Fire (Jack Pine and the Fire) – “Gold Silver Bronze” (4:28)

Jack Pine and the Fire (Jack Pine and the Fire) – “Lost in New Orleans” (4:07)

Jack Pine and the Fire (Jack Pine and the Fire) – “The Right” (4:42)

HOUR 2 (3:00-4:00)

Alan Gerber (The Boogie Man) – “Ballin’ the Jack” (2:25)

Joe Louis Walker (Hellfire) – “Hellfire” (4:48)

Joe Louis Walker (Hellfire) – “What’s It Worth” (6:17)

Joe Louis Walker (Hellfire) – “I Won’t Do That” (5:01)

Rob Moitoza (Blues State) – “Count the Ways” (3:44)

Rob Moitoza (Blues State) – “Speeches to the Streets” (3:28)

Rob Moitoza (Blues State) – “Love Is Like a Heatwave” (5:59)

Brian Lee & the Orbiters (Identity Theft) – “On the Ropes” (5:09)

Brian Lee & the Orbiters (Identity Theft) – “What Hit Me” (2:19)

Brian Lee & the Orbiters (Identity Theft) – “I Smell a Rat” (3:01)

Kirsten Thien (Delicious) – “Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues” (3:16)

Kirsten Thien (Delicious) – “Treat 'im Like a Man” (6:20)

Kirsten Thien (Delicious) – “Get Outta the Funk, Get into the Groove” (3:45)

HOUR 3 (4:00-5:00)

James McCartney (Available Light) – “Old Man” (3:24)

Paul Hayworth (Nibiru) – “Banyan Tree” (4:55)

Paul Hayworth (Nibiru) – “Magic Door” (3:26)

Paul Hayworth (Nibiru) – “Killing Disko” (4:06)

Low-Fi (What We Are Is Secret) – “Something” (3:49)

Low-Fi (What We Are Is Secret) – “Piano Metal” (4:57)

Low-Fi (f. Alessandra Gismondi) (What We Are Is Secret) – “What We Are Is Secret” (3:13)

Inevitable Faith (Rain above the Sky) – “Time and Time” (4:32)

Inevitable Faith (Rain above the Sky) – “I Feel So” (6:01)

Inevitable Faith (Rain above the Sky) – “Almost Done” (4:42)

Rob Tognoni (Energy Red) – “Someone to Love Me” (5:24)

Rob Tognoni (Energy Red) – “Queensland Heat” (4:04)

Rob Tognoni (Energy Red) – “Fire from Hell” (3:32)

HOUR 4 (5:00-6:00)

Chris Adams (Under the Northern Lights) – “Air on a G String” (2:13)

Chris Adams, Bob Keeton & Jenni-Leigh Smith (Dust…) – “Dust in the Wind” (4:01)

Chris Adams (Intimacy – Preview) – “Piano” (4:56)

Andrea Simms-Karp (Hibernation Nation) – “Stuck in Lowertown” (5:20)

Andrea Simms-Karp (Hibernation Nation) – “Magpie” (4:00)

Andrea Simms-Karp (Hibernation Nation) – “Decoy Decoy” (2:28)

Priscilla’s Revenge (Third Gear) – “Where Did We Go Wrong?” (5:22)

Priscilla’s Revenge (Third Gear) – “Leave Em Outside the Door” (3:15)

Priscilla’s Revenge (Third Gear) – “Brakes On” (3:00)

Glamour Puss (Wire & Wood) – “Wire & Wood” (3:16)

Glamour Puss (Bluesman’s Prayer) – “If You Miss Me So Much” (4:29)

Glamour Puss (Electric and Alive!) – “I’m Still Smokin’” (4:03)

MonkeyJunk (To Behold) – “Running in the Rain” (2:44)

“D.D.’S BLUE NOTES”

HOUR 5 (6:00-7:00)

INTERVIEW W/ LOUIS RANKIN & TONY JENKINS RE “MIKE FEST”

Jimmy George (Hotel Motel) – “Rock and Roll Thing” (4:00)

Hippie Campfire (Chasing Shiny Objects) – “21st Century Blues” (3:48)

Hippie Campfire (Chasing Shiny Objects) – “Ragtime” (3:47)

Collins, Cray, Copeland (All. 40th) – “Something to Remember You By” (5:28)

JJ Grey & Mofro (Brighter Days – Live Concert Album) – “Country Ghetto” (4:47)

JJ Grey & Mofro (Brighter Days – The Live Concert Album) – “War” (4:28)

JJ Grey & Mofro (Brighter Days – The Live Concert Album) – “Air” (5:22)

JJ Greg & Mofro (Georgia Warhorse) – “Hide and Seek” (3:45)

JJ Grey & Mofro (Georgia Warhorse) – “The Hottest Spot in Hell” (4:03)

Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:33)


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Thursday, January 19, 2012

TORONTO BLUES SOCIETY'S 15TH ANNUAL MAPLE BLUES AWARD-WINNERS



For immediate release


Coast to Coast Artists Honoured with Maple Blues Awards

Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk, Toronto’s Suzie Vinnick and New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen Win Multiple Awards
(January 17, 2012) – Canadian Blues Artist from Coast-to-Coast were honoured by their peers at the 15th Annual Maple Blues Awards gala in Toronto last night as a crowd of blues lovers gathered to celebrate Canadian blues at Koerner Hall.

Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk took three awards, including, Electric Act of the Year, Recording of the Year and Drummer of the Year (Matt Sobb). New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen left with awards for Entertainer of the Year, Acoustic Act of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Now based in Toronto, Saskatoon native Suzie Vinnick won awards for Songwriter of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. MonkeyJunk, Andersen and Vinnick have each had a very successful year with national and international touring and extensive radio airplay, giving exposure to their own talents and further promoting Canadian blues artists as leaders in the industry.

Long-time Toronto talent buyer Randy Charlton and blues scholar Rob Bowman presented the Blues With a Feeling (Lifetime Achievement Award) to veteran entertainer and guitarist Paul James. James has been performing for over four decades and is considered to be a Canadian music icon. Toronto Blues Society President Derek Andrews and Montreal Blues Society President Brian Slack presented the Blues Booster of the Year award, a very special Maple Blues Award honouring outstanding contribution to the Canadian blues music industry, to Liz Sykes, President of the Ottawa Blues Society.

Other highlights include British Columbia’s Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce taking the New Artist of the Year Award, presented by performers and Maple Blues Award nominees Bill Johnson and Rita Chiarelli. Other notable presenters of Maple Blues Awards were Stony Plain Records Holger Petersen, Andrew Galloway of Electro-Fi Records, Borealis Records Grit Laskin, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, and CRTC Vice-Chairman Tom Pentefountas.

Hosted by internationally recognized blues artists Shakura S’aida and Treasa Levasseur (both of whom gave stunning performances at the gala) the Maple Blues Awards included outstanding performances from Maple Blues Award nominees past and present, including Nova Scotia’s Joe Murphy, last year’s Blues With A Feeling Award winner Rita Chiarelli, Toronto’s Fathead, long time blues fixture Bill Johnson from Victoria, B.C., Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk, as well as the awards gala house band, The Maple Blues Band.
WINNERS OF THE 15TH ANNUAL MAPLE BLUES AWARDS
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Matt Andersen
ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR
Monkey Junk

ACOUSTIC ACT OF THE YEAR
Matt Andersen

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Matt Andersen

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Suzie Vinnick

NEW ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

To Behold, MonkeyJunk

BLUES WITH A FEELING (Lifetime Achievement)
Paul James

BB KING INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gregg Allman

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Steve Strongman
HARMONICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Carlos del Junco

PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne

HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chris Whiteley

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Matt Sobb

BASSIST OF THE YEAR
Alec Fraser

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Suzie Vinnick

BLUES BOOSTER OF THE YEAR
Liz Sykes


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For more information contact:
Sarah French
Sarah French Publicity
sarah@sarahfrenchpublicity.com
416-566-4188

Jordan Safer

The Toronto Blues Society
info@torontobluessociety.com
416-538-3885



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Sunday, January 15, 2012

DIANA BRAITHWAITE & CHRIS WHITELEY @ THE COVE INN - JAN. 21 & 22



DIANA BRAITHWAITE & CHRIS WHITELEY BAND

at BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, Westport, ON (just past Smiths Falls)


January 20 & 21/12


A heads-up that the Saturday night show is now Sold Out but there are STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE for Friday, January 20. They're going fast though so call and book now if you want to be there - and you will!

Diana & Chris have won 8 Maple Blues Awards (Chris is up for another one this year for Best Horn Player) and been nominated for 6 Junos. They play it all - from 1930/40's classic roots Blues to 1960/70's electric Chicago with some fabulous Soul and R&B thrown in as well. Diana's pure, powerful vocals are complimented beautifully by Chris's excellent vocals, guitar, harmonica and trumpet. They are coming off a great year with tours across Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland and Europe where they were greeted enthusiastically by both audiences and critics alike.

They are joined for these shows by two members of the legendary DOWNCHILD Blues Band - GARY KENDALL on bass and MIKE FITZPATRICK on drums. Both have won multiple Maple Blues Award over the years (Gary is up for another one this year for Best Bassist). Chris' talented son DAN WHITELEY (Luther Wright & The Wrongs) will also being joining them on mandolin. One very hot band!

News Flash! The Cove has RENOVATED the stair entrance and Pub side of the venue opening things up and giving much better sight lines to the stage from that side.

DINNER & SHOW is only $60

Advance Reservations required

Call 1-888-COVE-INN

Proceeds from these two shows go to Westport's Rideau Vista and St. Edward's Elementary Schools

YOU TUBE of Chris & Diana doing "Cool Cat"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZHj1jV9jl4&feature=related

YOU TUBE of Downchild (with Mike on drums and Gary on bass) doing "Gonna Make Ya Jump Right Up"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH9wwUoZJOc&feature=related

Next up:


February 17 - THE ORIGINAL HOMEWRECKERS with Shawn Kellerman on guitar, Al Richardson on bass, Jimmy Boudreau on drums and MISS ANGEL on vocals - the late, great Mel Brown's superb band. Down and dirty Mississippi/Chicago Blues with a little New Orleans thrown in to celebrate the start of Mardi Gras. The perfect Valentine's Day date! www.shawnkellerman.com www.missangelbrown.com

One Show Only

See you there!


Contact James Doran at 613.574.0886.


More info at www.choosetheblues.ca


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Saturday, January 14, 2012

“ROCKIN’ THE BLUES FROM CANADA” – CKCU 93.1 FM - PLAYLIST – JAN. 14/12

Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955


HOUR 1 (2:00-3:00)

1) Terry McLeish (Terry McLeish) – “Car in the River” (4:23)

2) Drew Nelson (30 Odd Years) – “The Morning Light” (4:11)

3) Murray McLauchlan (Human Writes) – “Almost Constantly Confused” (3:05)

4) JP Riemens (Dirty Sunset) – “Melody” (3:21)

5) Erth Juce (Get Wet) – “Poor Girl Mother Earth” (4:17)

6) Brian Gladstone (Back to the Dirt) – “Who Killed Betty Two Shoes?” (3:05)

7) The Boogiemen (Halfsane) – “Space Willy” (4:50)

8) The Stevie Lee Sound [indie mp3] – “Aloe Vera” (3:15)

9) Paul Fenton (Judgment Day) – “Lost in the Woods” (4:21)

10) Watermelon Slim & The Workers (Watermelon Slim & The Workers) – “Hard Times” (4:18)

11) Colin Linden (south at eight north at nine) – “Go Wherever You Want To” (4:40)

12) Bruce Cockburn (Small Source of Comfort) – “Five Fifty-One” (3:34)

13) Cowboy Junkies (The Trinity Sessions – Revisited) – “I Don’t Get It” (3:54)

14) Paul Jones, Bobby Tench, Max Middleton, Bob Jenkins, Pete Brown

(This is the Blues, Vol. 2) – “Albatross” (4:40)

HOUR 2 (3:00-4:00)

1) Tim Gibbons (Shylingo) – “Lonely One” (3:20)

2) Brian Lee & The Orbiters (Identity Theft) – “Identity Theft” (4:42)

3) Tim Bastmeyer (Tim Bastmeyer) – “Rescue You” (4:38)

4) Bryant Carter (Bryant C Project) – “Face of a Thousand Words” (4:06)

5) The Holmes Brothers (Alligator Records 40th Anniversary) – “Feed My Soul” (5:05)

6) Robert Farrell (Heretic – Preview) – “Voodoo Child” (3:49)

7) Big Chill (A Chill in the Air) – “Texas” (8:46)

8) Richie Sambora (Stranger in This Town) – “Mr. Blues Man” (5:17)

9) Son Roberts (Tell That Story) – “Come for a Ride” (4:02)

10) Ron Sexsmith (Long Player Late Bloomer) – “Eye Candy” (3:45)

11) John Scooch Cugno (The Road Leads Home) – “Let Me Go Home Whiskey” (2:48)

12) Rusty Lewis (Rusty Lewis) – “Living in the Third World” (4:59)


HOUR 3 (4:00-5:00)

1) Reid DeFever [indie mp3] – “Elevate” (4:23)

2) Paul Hayworth (Nibiru) - “Nibiru” (28:49)

3) Uncles Kadilac (UK High Baby!) – “Don’t (Sookie)” (3:23)

4) Sly & The Family Stone (The Essential Sly & The Family Stone) – “Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey” (6:00)

5) Teddy Presberg (Apocalypse Yesterday) – “Apocalypse Yesterday” (5:20)

6) Joyslam (Heat Moon Fyre) – “Time Is Reality” (2:54)

7) Herbie Mann & The Village Gate (Herbie Mann & The Village Gate) – “Comin Home Baby” (3:57)

HOUR 4 (5:00-6:00)

1) Crestlers (You Crack Me Up) – “Lonely Man” (3:36)

2) Simpl3jack (Simpl3jack) – “Lizard Wash” (3:38)

3) Yes (In the Present – Live from Lyon) – “Heart of the Sunrise” (11:44)

4) Beggars & Thieves (We Are the Brokenhearted) – “Never Gonna See You Again” (3:55)

5) Sebastian Bach (Kicking and Screaming) – “Tunnel Vision” (3:59)

6) Uriah Heep (Into the Wild) – “Nail on the Head” (4:26)

7) Crash Diet (Generation Wild) – “So Alive” (4:13)

8) Miss Goulash [indie mp3] – “Geisha” (3:42)

9) Priscilla’s Revenge (Third Gear) – “Ape Boy and the Velcro Girl” (3:15)

10) Royal Hunt (Show Me How to Live) – “Half Past Loneliness” (5:53)

11) Top Johnny (Top Johnny!) – “The Edge (Is Where the Action Is)” (4:02)

12) Big Jeezus Truck (Mechanicsville) – “Red Meat and Cigarettes” (2:49)

“D.D. BLUE NOTES”

HOUR 5 (6:00-7:00)

1) David Rice (The Collection) – “Seeing Stars” (3:06)

2) Jr. Blues Zofkie (Blues for Kids’ Sake) – “Carter’s Place Cut Up” (3:05)

3) Ratcliff Bailey [Blues Demo] – “Sugar Me Up” (3:49)

4) Gary Sloan (Blue Shoes – Featuring Harvey Mandel) – “Blue Monday” (8:04)

5) Joe Louis Walker (f. Johnny Winter) (Blues Conspiracy - Live on the Legendary R&B Cruise) – “Ain’t That Cold” (5:50)

6) Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone (Crescent City Moon) – “Talkin’ Is Over (The Walkin’ Has Begun) (3:47)

7) Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater (Alligator's 40th Anniversary) – “A Good Leavin’ Alone” (4:09)

8) Brett Ryan (St. Cecilia Soul) – “Sunrise to Sunset” (3:51)

9) Jeff Healey Band (Live at Grossman’s – 1994) – “Comin’ Home Baby” (5:50)

10) Rob Tognoni (Energy Red) – “Boogie Don’t Need No Rest” (4:05)

11) Chris Adams (Night at the Oasis) – “Fire” (3:19)

12) Suzie Vinnick (Me ‘n’ Mabel) – “Get Some” (2:23)


Friday, January 13, 2012

MATINEE FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR HUNT CLUB FIRE VICTIMS - JAN. 14


Carmen Mayer and her 8-year-old daughter, Madi, lost their home and dog on January 3rd to a fire in the Hunt Club area of Ottawa, ON.

A fundraiser has been organized to take place at the Royal Oak on Hunt Club this Saturday, January 14th, beginning at 2 p.m.

Advance tickets will be sold for $10.00, if you wish to make a contribution that way.

There will not be cover charged at the door, but a donation table will be set up if you wish to contribute. You can pay via cash donation or, if you prefer, with a gift card to Shoppers, a department store, a grocery store, etc.

Donated items of clothing, household essentials, food, toys, etc. are also appreciated. They have lost everything.

The Royal Oak will be accepting drop-offs of gift certificates and cash donations from now until the fundraiser on January 14th.

If you would like to help out, but are unable to attend, you can make a donation to any of the organizers of this event and they will ensure it gets to Carmen. There will be a 50/50 draw and a silent auction.

The live entertainment will take place from 4-9:30 p.m. and is comprised of The Elementals, Lora Bidner (tentative), Fraulein Eberg, and Full Nelson.


Contact to purchase tickets: jdizzz@live.com

For more information, see

CBC News

Ottawa Sun



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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MIKE FEST 2012: A BENEFIT FOR A FRIEND - ELMDALE TAVERN - FEB. 24/11


featuring

HIPPIE CAMPFIRE
plus
JIMMY GEORGE JR.
(Members of Jimmy George)


In memory of Mike Jenkins and in support of his daughters Lucy and Violet.

All proceeds will be donated to their trust fund.

Friday, February 24th, 9:30pm

Elmdale House Tavern (1084 Wellington St. W., Ottawa)

Tickets: $10 (suggested donation at door)

Hippie Campfire: http://hippiecampfire.com/fr_home.cfm

Jimmy George: http://jimmygeorge.bandcamp.com/


[As advertised by Ottawa Tonite - 10/01/12]

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Saturday, January 07, 2012

“ROCKIN’ THE BLUES FROM CANADA” – CKCU 93.1 FM - PLAYLIST – JAN. 7/12

Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955

HOUR 1 (2:00-3:00)

1) Kat Maslich-Bode [indie mp3] – “March” (5:23)

2) The Wailin’ Jennys (Bright Morning Stars) – “What Has Been Done” (4:13)

4) Jill Zmud (As We Quietly Drive By) – “Reconcile” (4:56)

5) The Sugar Dames (Sirens of the Broken Heart) – “I Just Need an Angel” (2:53)

6) Kate Schrock (Indiana) – “Indiana” (2:39)

7) Beyond the Bridge (The Old Man & The Spirit) – “World of Wonders” (5:11)

8) Catherine MacLellan (Silhouette) – “Keep on Fighting” (5:20)

9) Veda [indie mp3] – “My Heart Craves Him” (3:33)

10) Erin Gannon Simms [indie mp3] – “Sun in Your Eyes” (4:06)

11) Natalie (Natalie) – “You Amaze Me” (4:20)

12) Joni Mitchell (Court and Spark) – “Free Man in Paris” (3:03)

13) Asylum Street Spankers (My Favorite Record) – “My Favorite Record” (2:36)

14) Cristina DonĂ  (Cristina DonĂ ) – “Milly’s Song” (2:49)

15) Alice Stuart (Can’t Find No Heaven) – “Drop Down Daddy” (5:02)

HOUR 2 (3:00-4:00)

1) Meaghan Blanchard (Chasin’ Lonely Again) – “Chasin’ Lonely Again” (3:07)

2) Bonnie Raitt (Nick Time) – “Real Man” (4:29)

3) Ellen McIlwaine (w/ Cassius Khan) (Mystic Bridge) – “Crawlin’ Kingsnake” (2:23)

4) Mia Vermillion (Alone Together with the Blues) – “When I’ve Been Drinkin’” (3:45)

5) Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers (Miss Leslie and her Juke-Jointers) – “Honky-Tonk Gal” (2:39)

6) Diana Catherine & Thrusty Tweeters (The Spirit Ranch Sessions) – “Lucinda” (3:53)6)

7) LeAnn Rimes (Lady and Gentlemen) – “Crazy Women” (3:26)

8) Eden Brent (Mississippi Number One) – “Mississippi Flatland Blues” (3:14)

9) Angela Strehli (Blue Highway) – “Austin’s Home of the Blues” (4:46)

10) Dolly Parton (Backwoods Barbie) – “Drives Me Crazy” (4:14)

11) Maria Hawkins [indie mp3] – “Sexy Thing” (4:29)

12) Charlene Grant (That Would Be Me) – “Say the Word” (3:34)

13) Rita Chiarelli (Road Rockets – Re-Issue) – “Love You 2 Much” (4:26)

14) Minnie Murphy [indie mp3] – “The Forbidden Hope Diamond” (4:26)

15) Karen Carroll (Wild About That Thang – Ladies Sing the Blues) – “Confessin’ the Blues” (4:09)


HOUR 3 (4:00-5:00)

1) Amanda Bloom [indie mp3] – “Beautiful Beautiful” (3:19)

2) Kim Germaine Band (What Goes Around Comes Around) – “Without Command” (4:34)

3) Janine Wilson (Save Me from Myself) – “Made to Fade” (4:35)

4) Chiwawa [indie mp3] – “Precious” (4:00)

5) Sidney York (Apocalyptic Radio Cynic) – “Tea As It Should Be” (3:57)

6) Allison Thrash (Talking Thrash) – “Fight Dirty” (3:08)

7) Anais (The Love Album) – “I Love You (From The Amber Story)” (4:20)

8) Soma Simone (Soma) – “Soul Disease” (4:34)

9) Donita Sparks (Transmiticate) – “Headcheck” (3:08)

10) Orianthi (Believe) – “According to You” (3:20)

11) The Donefors (The Donefors) – “Wolf Sounds” (4:04)

12) Trillium [Amanda Somerville] (Alloy) – “Machine Gun” (5:58)

13) Issa [Isabell Oversveen] (The Storm) – “You’re Making Me” (3:48)

14) Iva Gluhak (Dragonfly) – “Addicted to Love” (4:25)

HOUR 4 (5:00-6:00)

1) Hip Shakin’ Mama (Reclaim Your Land) – “Bigger Man” (7:00)

2) Elyssa Mahoney & Luke Haneman (Pull Me In) – “How to Dance” (3:52)

3) Big Time Sarah (Wild About That Thang – Ladies Sing the Blues) – “Long Tall Daddy” (4:55)

4) Grace Potter and the Naturals (Grace Potter and the Naturals) – “That Phone” (3:19)

5) Sheila Wilcoxson (Portland’s Best Blues) – “Louie” (3:49)

6) Renee Olstead (Renee Olstead) – “Summertime” (4:14)

7) Ann Rabson (In a Family Way) – “Midnight Hour Blues” (4:08)

8) Kirsten Thien (w/ Hubert Sumlin) (Delicious) – “Please Drive” (5:14)

9) Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method (Gather ’Round) – “Can’t Tell the Nighttime from the Day” (8:30)


"D.D. ROCKER'S BLUE NOTES"

HOUR 5 (6:00-7:00)

1) Sunday Wilde (What Man? Oh, THAT Man!!) – “Our Deal Is Done” (5:44)

2) Clear (Hard Love) – “Deeper Blue” (4:35)

3) Mavis Staples (Alligator Records 40th Anniversary) – “Step Into the Light” (4:22)

4) Sue Orfield (Nobody’s Lookin’) – “Norwegian Wood” (6:27)

5) Hotcha! (Dust Bowl Roots – Songs for the New Depression) – “Bitter Years” (6:01)

6) Blues Duo (Canned Heat) – “Lovin’ Sam” (2:40)

7) Kim Barlow (Champ) – “Great White Nothing” (3:03)

8) Maria Muldaur (Garden of Love) – “The Diplomat” (3:52)

9) Good Lovelies (Let the Rain Fall) – “Crabbuckit” (2:21)

10) Madison Violet (The Good in Goodbye) – “The Good in Goodbye” (3:47)

11) Arien Rose (Welcome to My Heart) – “I Want to Dance with You” (3:48)

12) Marcia Ball (Alligator Records 40th Anniversary) – “The Party’s Still Going On” (3:26)

13) Sly & The Family Stone (The Essential Sly & the Family Stone) – “Sing a Simple Song” (3:56)


www.ckcufm.com


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Friday, January 06, 2012

D.D.’S BLUE NOTES – JANUARY 7/12 (PREVIEW)

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:

www.ckcufm.com


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