Harpdog Brown Review

Harpdog BrownWho let the Dog out?

Vancouver’s HARPDOG BROWN was on the loose at BOTR @ The Cove Inn, Westport Friday night and the crowd loved it – eating up his “take no prisoners” harmonica playing, deep Bluesy voice, great selection of songs (most of them original) and entertaining showmanship. Now I know what western Canadian and Pacific Northwest Blues fans have been talking about for years! Harpdog has the kind of feel for the Blues that only comes with experience and he’s got a ton of it. His young guitarist from Victoria – Jordan Edmonds - accompanied him beautifully all night long – not showy just tight and good. And of course Downchild members Gary Kendall on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick on drums provided a rock solid backline. The Cove buffet was delicious as usual, the dance floor stayed packed all night and $560 was raised for the WESPORT LIBRARY. All in all – a wonderful evening. What a terrific way to kick off the new season!

Harpdog Brown Blues BandCommend Cards:

“Great relaxed atmosphere, friendly people, good music. Keepin’ the Blues alive!” 9’s and 10’s out of 10 for venue, food, service, band and sound.
Laura Reeves, Smiths Falls ON (regular attendee)

“Great show! Harpdog makes that harp talk!”
Daphne Buckley, Portland ON (regular attendee)

“A perfect 10 out of 10 plus bonus points for building such a warm, groovy community here! Watch for our full review of this night in the November issue”
Kris & Rob Riendeau, The Humm Arts & Entertainment newspaper, Almonte ON www.thehumm.com

“The food & service was super! Harpdog Brown was extremely enjoyable. 10 out of 10 for everything”
Denise LaViolette, Kingston (first-timer)

NEXT UP:
Nov 21
From Toronto – 2X Juno & multiple Maple Blues Award winners
FATHEAD www.fathead.biz
“Funky, soulful & fun!”
Proceeds to the WESTPORT FOOD BANK (Bring a non-perishable food item with you please)

DINNER & SHOW still only $60
Advance reservations required
Accommodation available at The Cove & nearby B&B’s but book early – rooms usually sell out on Blues nights.
Call 1-888-COVE-INN
More info at www.bluesontherideau.ca and www.coveinn.com

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in co-operation with The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com. Sponsored by Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com, 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com and LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

French Canadian Wine Dinner

Salut, Just a friendly reminder after the busy Thanksgiving weekend… We have a wonderful wine dinner coming this Tuesday. Please call 1.888.COVE.INN if you wish to reserve. Merci de tous le monde au Cove! Tue.Oct.21 FRENCH CANADIAN WINE DINNER 5 Course Dinner with Ontario and Quebec Wine Pairings Evening will
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Westport Farmer’s Market Christmas Market

The Westport Farmer’s Market is preparing for the 2014 Christmas season and is looking for vendors for the Christmas Market on December 6th at Rideau Vista Public School. Visit their website for details and the vendor application. The Christmas Market starts at 9am and will feature local artisan pieces and
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Explore Westport Ontario ONTARIO

Westport Ontario is one of the most beautiful towns in Ontario. This heart warming village has kept its charm and quaint feel for the past 50 years! There is so much to do as well as natural beauty. The fishing is great. Westport is surrounded by lakes and is linked to the Rideau Canal so your options for fishing, boating and water sports are limitless.

If you enjoy shopping, Westport has always been known as a shopping destination. The downtown area of Westport is filled with unique shops and fun boutiques. There are several great restaurants in Westport that have delicious menus. Westport constantly has festivals and events taking place so any time you visit you are sure to be entertained.

Westport is a landmark between Kingston and Ottawa, so it's the perfect escape. With several accommodations and bed and breakfasts, you can make Westport a weekend vacation or enjoy an expended stay. There are several Cottage rentals as well.

Of course while you are in Westport you must go up to Foley Mountain and catch the famous view from Spy Rock. There are also several trails and sights to see at the Foley Mountain Conservation Area.

Some common attractions are the Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport Music Festival, Antique Show, Fall Studio Tours, Blues on the Rideau, July 1st Celebration and the Westport Heritage Festival.

There are so many local artisans and you can view a lot of their work at the local Art Gallery - Artemisia. We could go on and on about how wonderful Westport Ontario is, but you will have to come visit it yourself!

If you have never been to Westport or you are a returning visitor and would like to find out about places to stay, stores to shop at and things to do, visit our Business Directory.

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