Blues on the Rideau Series
Blues on the Rideau is a concert series that takes place at The Cove Inn (2 Bedford Street, Westport). This concert series supports great LIVE Blues and the charities who benefit from it. Blues on the Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions.
May 17, 2013 – ROBIN BANK$ BAND
From Toronto – A dynamite singer and fabulous performer who does Blues, Soul and R&B equally well. 3X Maple Blues Award nominee. Over the years Robin has lived in Texas and Jamaica and played with Blues legends like Sam Myers, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Junior Watson. She is now back home in Toronto performing with some of the best Blues artists in that city – and she’ll be bringing some of them with her to The Cove! “Robin Banks has got soul, class and most of all, good taste” – Duke Robillard.
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU DISTRICT MUSEUM
June 17, 2013 – MORGAN DAVIS
A wonderfully talented singer, songwriter & guitarist who plays both original and traditional blues. Originally from Detroit via Los Angeles via Toronto Morgan now lives in Deep Cove, Nova Scotia. Over his long career he’s won a Juno and 9 Maple Blues Awards as Songwriter, Recording, Producer, Male Vocalist and Acoustic Artist Of The Year. He’s performed with legendary artists like Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Snooky Pryor, Hubert Sumlin, John Hammond and King Biscuit Boy. Anyone who appreciates straight-up blues delivered with talent, intensity and a good dose of humour will love Morgan Davis.
July 15, 2013 – FRASER/DALEY
Alec Fraser on upright bass, percussion and back up vocals and Mike Daley on guitar and lead vocals combine old time blues a la Blind Lemon Jefferson with great original songs in the country blues style. They met in 2007 after a Jeff Healey concert (Alec played bass in Jeff’s band for years and is also an award winning producer), started playing together and haven’t stopped since. “Fraser plays the upright bass so well, he needs no percussionist. And Daley is a magician on guitar” – The Hamilton Spectator
August 26, 2013 – THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER
This duo with the unusual name is – Shawn Hall on vocals and harp (the Harpoonist) and Matt Rogers on guitar, stomp board, bass, keyboards and back-up vocals (the Axe Murderer). They make a lot of sound for just two guys and bring a fresh take to roots blues with their contemporary lyrics and unique arrangements – yet they remain true to the old blues traditions. It’s blues for a changing world – or as one of their fans put it – “blues that gets you in the crotch”. Maple Blues Award nominee for Best New Artists Of The Year in 2012.
September 16, 2013 – SUZIE VINNICK
Suzie was born and raised in Saskatoon, spent years in Ottawa and Toronto and now resides in rural southern Ontario. She is one of the best-known folk blues singer/songwriter/guitarists in Canada with a voice that has been described as “spun gold and honey”. Over the past 10 years she’s won the Maple Blues Award for Best Female Vocalist a record 6 times, was nominated for a Juno last year and was a finalist in the Solo/Duo category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis last January. “Warm, rich and emotional, Vinnick’s gorgeous vocals ring with confidence…” Ottawa Citizen
The Cove Inn is located in the beautiful town of Westport on the historic Rideau Waterway – a 45 minute drive northeast of Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa, 3.5 from Montreal and 4 from Toronto. Well-priced accommodation available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s.
DINNER & SHOW $60 (plus HST)
All Shows 7 to 11 pm
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Book early – most shows sell out in advance
BUFFET DINNER & SHOW for Acoustic Blue Mondays only $45
All shows 6 to 10 pm
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required
CALL THE COVE (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN