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2017/18 Line-up for BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN announced!

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ONTARIO 

ANNOUNCES ITS 2017/18 LINE-UP

Choose The Blues Productions is pleased to announce the Line-Up for the 2017/18 Season of Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn in Westport Ontario – our 13th year! – and in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday it’s a great one – all Canadian bands plus an American guest – Tas Cru.

BOTR @ The Cove has come to be recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in the country featuring some of Canada’s best artists (Juno and/or Maple Blues Award, Western Canadian Music Award and Quebec Lys Blues Award winners/nominees) – as well as a few American Special Guests. The shows take place in the friendly, intimate setting of this 140 year old classic country inn in one of the most beautiful villages in eastern Ontario – Westport – located on the shores of Upper Rideau Lake on the world famous Rideau Waterway only a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston, 2.5 hours from Syracuse, 3 hours from Toronto and Montreal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford St.  Westport, Ontario  K0G 1X0

 

This years Series features 10 shows in total – one a month from September through May (December excluded) including two 2 Night Stands – Jack de Keyzer in January and David Rotundo in May. All shows take place from 7-11 pm. The ticket price remains the same (for the fourth year in a row) – $65 (plus HST). That includes a delicious full course buffet dinner, door prizes, and dancing.

Proceeds from each show goes to support different local charities. To date over $64K has been raised for the Westport community with the goal of another $5K this season.

 

The always delicious Cove buffet

Enjoying their meal

Every BOTR show is a Fundraiser for a local charity

Cove audiences love to dance!

Standing ovations are the norm at BOTR shows

DAVID ROTUNDO BAND on a previous visit May 2014 with Cove Manager/bass player superb Seamus Cowan stepping in for a song. Davis is back this year for a 2 Night Stand May 11 & 12 and hes also doing an ACOUSTIC LUNCH w. Seamus on the Saturday so youll want to reserve for that too!

The artists love to play at BOTR – heres the ANGEL FORREST BAND from March 2016

– Angel is back to open the Series this year Sept 22

2017/18 SCHEDULE & LINE-UP

September 22 – ANGEL FORREST BAND (Montreal)

October 27 – BLACKBURN (Toronto)

November 24 – TAS CRU w. WICKED GRIN (NY State/Ottawa)

January 19 & 20* – JACK DE KEYZER BAND (Toronto) * 2 Night Stand

February 16 – HARPDOG BROWN & THE TRAVELIN’ BLUES SHOW w. SUGAR BROWN

                    (Vancouver/Toronto)         

March 16 – SEAN PINCHIN BAND (Kitchener)

April 20 – BOOGIE PATROL (Edmonton)

May 11/12* – DAVID ROTUNDO BAND (Toronto/Mexico) * 2 Night Stand

FULL DETAILS on this years Series including ARTISTSS BIOS, LINKS TO THEIR WEBSITES and YOU TUBE videos  – as well as all THE CHARITIES being supported  can be found at

www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca – Click on 2017/18 Season

 

You can also download this year’s poster there.

More info on THE COVE INN can be found at www.coveinn.com

DINNER & SHOW is only $65 pp (plus HST)

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required and can be made at The Cove, by phone

1-888-COVEINN or 613-273-3636 or by email info@coveinn.com

ACCOMMODATION is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s and theres a motel in town but book ahead. All the beds in town usually sell out on BOTR nights. 

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca

in co-operation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com

Sponsored by: Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca , Jacob’s Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.com , DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com , LAKE 88 Perth www.lake88.ca and the Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com

 

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE ends the season with a bang May 12 with the TERRY GILLESPIE BAND

The BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series @ THE COVE INN, Westport Ontario ended the 2016/17 Season in style Friday May 12th with Vankleek Hill’s own TERRY GILLESPIE and his band www.terrygillespie.ca delivering a great show – Terry on vocals, guitar and harmonica, Andrew Cowan on guitar, Chris Breitner on bass and Wayne Stoute on drums. Blues, Soul, Funk, Reggae – we got it all including lots of songs from his brand new CD “Home Boy”. Cove Manager Seamus Cowan joined them on stage to play some bass for a few songs in the last set as did surprise BOTR regular Jeffrey McKay on harmonica. This was one of the first stops on Terry’s NEW “Home Boy” CD LAUNCH TOUR – they head off to the GTA for more shows this week so Toronto Blues fans take note – get out and see these guys when they’re in your neck of the woods – truly one of the most unique Blues artists on the scene today – they will put you “in the groove” – guaranteed! (Upcoming dates and venues are on Terry’s website).

The Cove served up another fabulous buffet dinner featuring roast beef brisket, cajun catfish and butter chicken with all the usual excellent veggies, salads and dessert.

$330 was raised for 4-H Ontario, Leeds Chapter bringing this year’s donation total to just under $4K – almost $64K has now been raised for local Westport charities since the BOTR @ The Cove Series started 12 years ago.

Lots of great Door Prizes were given out as always – several CD’s (including two copies of “Home Boy”), Kingston Blues Society and Ottawa Blues Society memberships, Jacob’s Creek Wine, The Cove Inn and Choose The Blues t-shirts and more.

Since it was the last show of the season we also had the big end-of-season PRIZE DRAW – two Comment Cards were pulled from all of the cards submitted over the year – and the WINNERS are:

1st PRIZE – 2 Night Getaway (bed & breakfast) at The Cove – Gordon Flagler, Orangeville/Gananoque. He was there that night to receive the prize!
2nd PRIZE – Dinner & Show for 2 at one of next season’s BOTR shows – MaryAnn Schryer from Ottawa (she attended GODBOOGIE’S show in April)
CONGRATULATIONS to both!

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say about Friday’s show on their COMMENT CARDS:

“Great service. Fabulous music. Marvellous sound”
Ed Stephen, Brockville (Has attended many BOTR nights in the past)

“A fabulous place for a nice dinner on the Rideau. Great people and exceptional music. The perfect spot for a Getaway Weekend”
Suzanne Charest, Ottawa (First time attending a BOTR night)

“We always look forward to our nights at BOTR @ The Cove. They never disappoint! Thank you. 10 out of 10 for everything – venue, food, service, sound and band. Ellie Lambert, Kingston (Has attended 5 previous BOTR nights)

“I’ve been to The Cove many times and it’s always filled with great people, great music and lots of good times. The family atmosphere here is fun and enjoyable” Cathy Hay, Perth (Has attened 2 previous BOTR nights)

A big end of season THANK YOU goes out to our Sponsors for their help and support with this year’s Series – we couldn’t do it without them – JACOB’S CREEK WINES, PERTH BREWERY, DAWG FM Ottawa, LAKE 88 Perth, OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY and KINGSTON BLUES SOCIETY.

Also the local and regional media especially The Westport Review-Mirror, EMC Metroland Smiths Falls & Perth, The Humm, Explore Westport, Village of Westport Chamber of Commerce, DAWG FM Ottawa, LAKE 88 Perth and CBC Ottawa All In A Day.

And kudos to ROB BAILEY & GEOFF CHOWN from Kingston for their excellent job on the Sound this season.

BOTR @ THE COVE takes a break over the summer but returns September 22nd with the first show of the 2017/18 Season – our 13th year! It’s another fabulous Line-Up – BANDS & DATES will be announced shortly. Watch your email Inbox or check www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca and www.coveinn.com in a couple of weeks.

And remember that even though BOTR is taking a break great regular LIVE music continues throughout the summer at The Cove Inn. Check out the Entertainment listings on their website at www.coveinn.com

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com Sponsored by Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca, Jacobs Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.ca DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com LAKE 88 FM Perth/Rideau Lakes and the Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.ca Proceeds from all shows go to support local charities.

P.S. And while BOTR @ The Cove has ended another great season the *new* BLUES AT THE FARM Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series at THE WINCHELSEA near Winchester still has two more fabulous shows this Spring – 2X Juno Award winner JACK DE KEYZER & his band from Toronto on May 26 and MIKE GOUDREAU & THE BOPPIN’ BLUES BAND coming in from Quebec’s Eastern Townships on June 23. Dinner & Show is only $65 (plus HST). Proceeds go to support different local charities. More info at www.BluesAtTheFarm.ca Advance Reservations required. CALL OR EMAIL The Winchelsea 613-808-9258 events@thewinchelsea.com

Cheers and thanks everybody for another great BOTR season! See you in the Fall.

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HOGTOWN ALLSTARS blew the doors off The Cove – again!

THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS returned to play BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN in Westport ON last Friday and blew the doors off the place – again! This was their 4th visit since the Series began and each time they have sold the place out. Friday was no exception. The dance floor was packed all night – in fact dancers spilled out into other parts of the room just to have space. It’s no wonder “The Hoggies” have become such a crowd favourite at BOTR. With 5 members from the legendary DOWNCHILD Blues Band – Chuck Jackson on vocals and harp, Michael Fonfara on keyboards, Pat Carey on sax, Gary Kendall on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick on drums PLUS Teddy Leonard on guitar (formerly Fathead, The Maple Blues Band) these guys represent almost 300 years of Blues playing experience – and it shows. Big band, big time Blues as good as it gets. They will definitely be invited back!

The sumptuous Cove buffet featured BBQ beef brisket, pan seared Pickerel, Louisiana Gumbo (chicken, shrimp, sausage) plus rice, roast potatoes, veggies, and salads. Lemon squares w. blueberry sauce for dessert.

$620 was raised for The Friends Of Foley Mountain http://rvca.ca/careas/friends_of_foley/index.html

Some of the comments from the COMMENT CARDS that night:

“Oh wow! Best band ever. Could hardly find a spot on the dance floor! Our first time hearing The Hogtown Allstars and it sure won’t be the last. And the brisket was delicious”
Lita Edwards & Ron Whitehorne (regulars for the past 10 years) Almonte, ON

“The food was superior! I did not expect this quality for a buffet. And the band was FABULOUS!”
Janice Gautreau, Perth (2nd time attending BOTR)

“Great environment, great food, great music. A place where people from around the world meet. Amazing people!”
Velonah Weke, Kingston (2nd visit)

“Great to have super music shows like this here in God’s country!”
Ross Henniger, Chaffeys Lock (2nd visit)

“10 out of 10 for everything. We are moving to Westport because of the wonderful music venue that is The Cove!”
Elaine Bill, Ottawa (6+ times to BOTR)

NEXT SHOW:
March 24
All the way from Austin, Texas – DANNY BROOKS w. LIL’ MISS DEBI & THE MEMPHIS BROTHERS
www.dannybrooksmusic.com
Fabulous Texassippi Soul Blues delivered with power and grace. Danny is a Juno and multiple Maple Blues Award nominee. This is their 4th visit to BOTR over the years and they always deliver a dynamite show.

DINNER & SHOW $65
7-11 pm
Proceeds to the Kick In For Kids Program at Rideau District High School
Advance Reservations required
Don’t wait to the last minute to book – this night will sell out.
CALL THE COVE 613-272-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN and book now!
More info at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca and www.coveinn.com

 

This weekend on INSIDE THE BLUES – Best Of The New / RIA REECE BAND at BOTR @ The Cove April 22

More on Choose the Blues website
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Bringing you the best in Blues
with a strong focus on Canadian talent
in concert and on air
_________________________________________________This weekend on INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran
BEST OF THE NEW

RIA REECE BAND at BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN, Westport ON
Next Friday April 22 – tickets still available!
and
This year’s Juno Award winner HARRISON KENNEDY is coming May 13

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE COVE
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INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran
Broadcast and streamed weekly

Saturdays from Noon-1 pm ET on www.BluesRadioCanada.com 
Repeated Mon, Wed, Fri at same time
Sundays from 7-8 pm ET on 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com
Repeated Wed night 10-11 pm
All shows are also ARCHIVED after broadcast at www.insidetheblues.ca
and can be listened to there at any time

Sponsored this week by:
DAN AYKROYD WINES www.danaykroydwines.com &
THE COVE INN, Westport ON
 www.coveinn.com

PLAY LIST – April 16/17
Best Of The New

BONNIE RAITT
What You’re Doin’ To Me/Dig In Deep/2016 Redwing Records/B. Raitt

INA FORSMAN
Farewell/Ina Forsman/2016 Ruf Records/Ina Forsman

TASHA TAYLOR
Weathermen/Honey For The Biscuit/2015 Ruf Records/Tasha Taylor, Tom Hambridge & Richard Fleming

LAYLA ZOE*
A Good Man/Breaking Free/2016 Ruf Records/Layla Zoe

CURTIS SALGADO
Walk A Mile In My Blues/The Beautiful Lowdown/2016 Alligator Records/David Duncan, Curtis Salgado & Mike Finnigan

HARPER AND MIDWEST KIND
It’s All In The Game/Show Your Love/2016 Blu Harp Records/Peter D. Harper

STEVE GROVES*
Runnin’ Through The Bayou/Notes From The Underground/Self/Steve Groves

BEN POOLE
Longing For A Woman/Time Has Come/2016 Manhaton Records/Ben Poole

RIA REECE BAND*+
A Think Called Love/Out All Night/2015 Disco Fairy Records/Ria Reece & Andre Chevarie
+Appearing at Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn, Westport ON April 22

*denotes Canadian artist

Thanks for listening!

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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN
Westport, Ontario
www.BluesOnTheRideau.caDinner & Show fundraisers featuring some of Canada’s best Blues bands*NEXT FRIDAY – April 22
From Montreal – RIA REECE BAND
www.riareeceband.com

A 4X Lys Blues Award nominee and a finalist at the Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search Ria has a voice like Etta James & Koko Taylor rolled into one! Backed by a tight band. Great Blues, Soul, R&B & Jazz

Dinner & Show only $65
Proceeds from this show go to 4-H Canada

Advance Reservations required
CALL 1-888-COVEINN

Most BOTR nights this season have Sold Out in advance so CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE so you don’t miss out. Note: Your credit card is not charged until the night of the Show
Changes in reservations can be made up to 1 week prior without penalty

Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more details on the bands including photos, LINKS to their websites, Facebook pages and You Tube videosBLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with
The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.comSponsored by
Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com and
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca
The Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions
www.twitter.com/Doranchoozblues  

www.facebook.com/TheCoveCountryInn
 www.twitter.com/thecoveinn 
so you can keep up to date!

And – please SPREAD THE WORD! 

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CONGRATULATIONS once again to Hamilton’s HARRISON KENNEDYwww.harrisonkennedy.ca for winning this year’s Juno Award for
Blues Album Of The Year 
for “This Is From Here”And the good news is HARRISON is coming to BOTR @ The Cove May 13 
for the Grand Finale of the season!

He’s bringing his great R&B Band with him featuring Jesse O’Brien on piano (who co-produced the album with Harrison), Frank Koren on guitar and John Dymond on bass with Gary Craig on drums (these two have backed artists like Colin Linden, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Steve Dawson, Big Dave McLean and many others).

It’s gonna be a party! Don’t miss it
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UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE COVE INN, Westport ON

Great LIVE music and Special Events are happening all the time at THE COVE 
Only a 90 minute drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston
EVERY WEEK
Every Wednesday night singer, songwriter, guitarist SHAWN McCULLOUGH hosts
Wings ‘n Tunes Night
Most Saturday nights
 – Acoustic Duo HEAD OVER HEELS in the Dining Room
UPCOMING
April 15 – 7 to 10 pm – PERTH STINGRAYS FUNDRAISER w. SPENCER EVANS TRIO  $40 inc buffet
April 22 – 7-11 pm BLUES ON THE RIDEAU – RIA REECE BAND from Montreal – Dinner & Show $65
April 23 – 1-4 pm Westport Arts Council Fundraiser – FIDDLE FEST w. TURPIN’S TRAIL $10
April 23 – 8-11 pm – JOHN WILBERFORCE Folk/Rock  No cover
April 29 – 7-11 pm SONGWRITERS CIRCLE w. Cowan, Fennell, McCormick & Savage $10
April 30 – 7-10 pm PAT TEMPLE w. SPENCER EVANS – Swing, Rockabilly, Soul $10

FOR UPDATES VISIT www.coveinn.com under ENTERTAINMENT or call 613-273-3636
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If you want REGULAR WEEKLY EMAIL BLASTS on upcoming local and regional Blues concerts we recommend that you get on the OTTAWA BLUES THIS WEEK email List compiled by Liz Sykes of the Ottawa Blues Society. Email her at ottawablues@gmail.com to get on board.
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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BLUES SOCIETIES and JOIN! We have two of the best in the country in our area. Members get regular Blues event updates, discount tickets for Blues shows, prize giveaways for free concert tickets, discounts on Blues CD purchases and more….OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY www.ottawabluessociety.com  Individual membership $30 a year
KINGSTON BLUES SOCIETY  www.kingstonbluessociety.ca  Individual membership $25 a year
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MONTREAL ARTISTS ARE INVADING THE COVE!

Bringing you the best in Blues LIVE and On-air
MONTREAL ARTISTS ARE INVADING THE COVE!
After a remarkable performance by the ANGEL FORREST BAND www.angelforrest.ca at BLUES ON THE RIDEAU www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca last Friday – some of the regulars say it was one of the best BOTR shows they’ve seen! – a couple of other great Montreal artists are coming to
THE COVE INN www.coveinn.com soon. Don’t miss them!

April 1 – ROB LUTES
Acoustic Blues – 7 to 10 pm $10

April 22 – RIA REECE BAND 
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU – Soul, Blues, Jazz, R&B – 7-11 pm Dinner & Show $65

Some photos from the ANGEL FORREST BAND show at BOTR March 25th. What a night!

Ricky Paquette – guitar, Sylvain Coulombe – drums, Angel Forrest – vocals,
Denis Coulombe guitar & vocals, Al McElcheran – bass

UPCOMING

April 1
7-10 pm $10
ROB LUTES
www.roblutes.com
Originally from New Brunswick, now living in Montreal, Rob Lutes is one of the best acoustic Blues/Folk/Roots singer/songwriter/guitarists in Canada. He’s won an International Songwriting Award and is a Maple Blues, Canadian Folk Music and Lys Blues Award nominee. One of his songs recently went to #1 on the EuroAmericana Charts. In addition to his superb solo performances Rob is also part of a new Montreal group featuring some of the best musicians in that city called “Sussex” whose music pays tribute to the Jazz & Blues of the 1920’s & ’30’s. This is his first visit to The Cove. If you love good acoustic Blues – you’ll want to be there!

YOU TUBE “Things We Didn’t Choose”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch1ikPlKMv8

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April 22
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU
Dinner & Show Fundraiser $65
7-11 pm
RIA REECE BAND
www.riareeceband.com

A young, beautiful up-and-coming artist with a powerful, soulful voice who sings Blues, Jazz, Soul & R&B like Etta James & Koko Taylor. 4 Lys Blues Award nominations for her first album and a finalist in the 2014 Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search. Ria doesn’t play that often outside of Quebec but that’s about to change – come and see her before she gets famous!
PROCEEDS TO 4-H CANADA


YOU TUBE “House Of The Rising Sun”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDTF8-VVMco

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Call 1-888-COVEINN

 

CHOOSE THE BLUES NEWS

 

Bringing you the best in Blues
with a strong focus on Canadian talent
in concert and on air
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HAPPY ST. PADDY’S DAY! Hope you had a good one

This weekend on INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran
In honour of St. Patrick’s Day – Blues by Irish & Irish descendant artists
ANGEL FORREST BAND
at BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN, Westport ON
March 25th
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INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran
Broadcast and streamed weekly

Saturdays from Noon-1 pm ET on www.BluesRadioCanada.com
Repeated Mon, Wed, Fri at same time
Sundays from 7-8 pm ET on 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com
Repeated Wed night 10-11 pm
All shows are also ARCHIVED after broadcast at www.insidetheblues.ca
and can be listened to there at any time

Sponsored this week by:
DAN AYKROYD WINES www.danaykroydwines.com &
THE COVE INN, Westport ON www.coveinn.com

PLAY LIST – March 19/20
Blues songs by Irish, & Irish descendant, artists

VAN MORRISON & THE CHIEFTAINS
Star Of The County Down/Irish Heartbeat/1998 Polydor UMGD/Cathal McGarvey

VAN MORRISON w. THEM
Baby Please Don’t Go/original 1964 – 1990 The Best Of Van Morrison/Polydor/Williams

GARY MOORE
Walking By Myself/Still Got The Blues/1990 Virgin Records/Jimmy Rogers
Story Of The Blues/After Hours/1992 Virgin Records/Gary Moore

RORY GALLAGHER
Goin’ To My Hometown/1972 Live in German TV Studio/You Tube/Rory Gallagher
Loanshark Blues/original 1987 – 2009 Crest Of A Wave: The Best Of Rory Gallagher/Eagle Records/Gallagher

U2
Mysterious Ways/The Best Of U2 – 1990 to 2000/2002 Universal Music International/Clayton, Adam – Evans, Dave – Hewson, Paul David – Mullen, Larry, Kidjo, Angelique

DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND*
I’m Finished/Good Times Guaranteed/1994 Downchild Music/Donnie Walsh

JIM BYRNES*
Hot As A Pistol/Everywhere West/2010 Black Hen Music/Jim Byrnes

HARRISON KENNEDY*
Get Up ‘n Go/High Country Blues/2007 Electro-Fi Records/Harrison Kennedy

MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE*
May You Come And Stay/Drive On/2001 Borealis Recording Co/B.A. Markus & M.J. Browne
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ANGEL FORREST*+
Hangman/Angel’s 11/2016 Self/Forrest-Coulombe
+ Playing Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn, Westport ON March 25 www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca
*denotes Canadian artist
Thanks for listening!
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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN
Westport, Ontario
www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca

Dinner & Show fundraisers featuring some of Canada’s best Blues bands

March 25
From Montreal – ANGEL FORREST BAND
www.angelforrest.ca
3X Maple Blues Award winner Best Female Vocalist with a voice like Janis Joplin!
Great new album just released “Angel’s 11”


Dinner & Show only $65
Proceeds from this show go to KICK IN FOR KIDS
CALL 1-888-COVEINN

Most BOTR nights this season have Sold Out in advance so CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE so you don’t miss out. Note: Your credit card is not charged until the night of the Show
Changes in reservations can be made up to 1 week prior without penalty

* Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more details on the bands including photos, LINKS to their websites, Facebook pages and You Tube videos

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with
The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com

Sponsored by
Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com and
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca
The Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions www.twitter.com/Doranchoozblues
www.facebook.com/TheCoveCountryInn
www.twitter.com/thecoveinn
so you can keep up to date!

And – please SPREAD THE WORD!
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you for another year of fabulous Blues!

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UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE COVE INN, Westport ON

Great LIVE music is happening all the time at THE COVE INN, Westport
Only a 90 minute drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston
EVERY WEEK
Most Saturday nights – Acoustic Duo HEAD OVER HEELS in the Dining Room
Wednesday nights – singer, songwriter, guitarist SHAWN McCULLOUGH hosts Wings ‘n Tunes Night

UPCOMING
March 18 – JOHN WILBERFORCE Country, guitar 6-9 pm No Cover
March 19 – SHAWN McCULLOUGH Country/Rock 7-10 pm No Cover
March 25 – BLUES ON THE RIDEAU – ANGEL FORREST BAND 7-11 pm Dinner & Show $65
March 26 – JEF LEESON (formerly Ambush) & friends – Live Recording! 8-11 pm $10
April 1 – From Montreal – ROB LUTES Folk/acoustic Blues 6-9 pm $10

FOR UPDATES VISIT www.coveinn.com under ENTERTAINMENT or call 613-273-3636
________________________________________

If you want REGULAR WEEKLY EMAIL BLASTS on upcoming local and regional Blues concerts we recommend that you get on the OTTAWA BLUES THIS WEEK email List compiled by Liz Sykes of the Ottawa Blues Society. Email her at ottawablues@gmail.com to get on board.
________________________________________

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BLUES SOCIETIES and JOIN! We have two of the best in the country in our area. Members get regular Blues event updates, discount tickets for Blues shows, prize giveaways for free concert tickets, discounts on Blues CD purchases and more….

OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY www.ottawabluessociety.com Individual membership $30 a year
KINGSTON BLUES SOCIETY www.kingstonbluessociety.ca Individual membership $25 a year

INSIDE THE BLUES / CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT / LAST CALL BOTR TOMORROW

Bringing you the best in Blues LIVE and On-air

This weekend on INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran
Featuring some of this year’s MAPLE BLUES AWARD nominees

CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT on Mark Stenzler’s BLUES ZEPPELIN Switzerland
this Sunday features JEROME GODBOO

*LAST CALL* – RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK w. BAND
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, Westport – tomorrow – Nov 20
(SOLD OUT but there might be some last minute cancellations – call The Cove)

2015 MAPLE BLUES AWARD NOMINEES
Vote for your favourites – voting underway now through to Dec 4

UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS AT THE COVE INN, WESTPORT
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INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran
Broadcast & streamed weekly

Saturday, Nov 21 on www.BluesRadioCanada.com Noon to 1 pm ET
Repeated Mon, Wed, Fri at same time
Sunday, Nov 22 on CIDG 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com – 7-8 pm ET
Repeated Wed night 10-11 pm
All shows are also ARCHIVED after broadcast at www.insidetheblues.ca
and can be listened to there at any time

Sponsored this week by:
THE COVE INN, Westport ON www.coveinn.com

A tribute song to ALLAN TOUSSAINT (R.I.P.)
and songs by some of this year’s MAPLE BLUES AWARD nominees


Harrison Kennedy – nominated for 5 MBA’s this year
PLAY LIST

ALLAN TOUSSAINT – Died Nov 10, 2015 – R.I.P.
Blue Drag/The Bright Mississippi/2009 Nonesuch Records/Django Reinhardt
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HARRISON KENNEDY*
Milk Cow Blues/This Is From Here/2014 Electro-Fi Records/Harrison Kennedy

ERIC BIBB w. Andre De Lange
Home/Blues People/2014 Stony Plain Records/A. De Lange & E. Bibb

MONKEYJUNK*
Light It Up/Moon Turn Red/2015 Stony Plain Records/Diteodoro, Marriner, Sobb, Reddick, Friesen

THE 24th STREET WAILERS*
Rock Step/Where Evil Grows/2015 LMB Records/Lindsay Beaver

SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR*
One More Day/Send The Nightingales/2015 Samantha Martin/Martin Vinnick

DAVID GOGO*
Fooling Myself/Vicksburg Call/2015 Cordova Bay/David Gogo

JOHN CAMPBELLJOHN*
Meet My Maker/Chin Up/2015 Nood Records/John Campbelljohn & Stan Carew

COLIN LINDEN*
No More Cheap Wine/Rich In Love/2015 Stony Plain Records/Colin Linden

MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE*
Broke Down Engine/Sliding Delta/2015 Borealis/Blind Willie McTell

DANNY BROOKS AND LIL’ MISS DEBI*
Spirit Of Rock ‘n Roll/The World Is Not Your Friend/2014 His House Records/Danny Brooks*

*denotes Canadian artist

Thanks for listening!

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CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT w. James Doran
on Mark Stenzler’s BLUES ZEPPELIN, Bern Switzerland
www.facebook.com/BluesZeppelin

Nov 22 – 9-11 am EDT (3-5 pm Swiss time)

This week’s featured artist – JEROME GODBOO www.jeromegodboo.com

Jerome was born in Victoria BC. He fell in love with the Blues and learned harmonica then moved east and launched his career in Toronto in the mid 1980’s when he formed The Phantoms. They became known as one of the best Blues Rock bands on the circuit with their high energy shows and Jerome’s “Jim Morrison” style harp playing and lead vocals. In 1992 after The Phantoms folded he started a solo career touring and recording with some of Canada’s best over the next decade including Jeff Healey, Dutch Mason, Ronnie Hawkins, Jack de Keyzer as well as American greats like James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins and Levon Helm. In 2013 Jerome released “Sanctuary City” which earned much critical acclaim. A year later he won the prestigious Lee Oskar Harmonica Player Of The Year Award at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Jerome is one of Canada’s most talented, eclectic and entertaining Blues artists. He and his great band – Shawn Kellerman on lead guitar (Mel Brown, Lucky Peterson), Eric Schenkman on baritone guitar (Spin Doctors) and Gary Craig on drums (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Colin Linden) are currently working on a new album as we speak.

CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT with James Doran is a 15 minute feature on some of Canada’s best Blues artists broadcast and streamed on Mark Stenzler’s BLUES ZEPPELIN

Original broadcast: Sundays 9-11 am ET (3-5 pm Swiss time) on Radio RaBe, Bern SWITZERLAND www.rabe.ch

Re-broadcast the following Saturday 4-6 pm ET (10 to midnight Swiss time) on Radio LoRa www.lora.ch Zurich, SWITZERLAND

Re-broadcast the following Saturday 3-5 pm ET on WRFI Community Radio Ithaca/Finger Lakes NEW YORK STATE www.wrfi.org

Re-broadcast twice a week on BLUES & ROOTS RADIO www.BluesAndRootsRadio.com Port Credit, ON CANADA streaming globally – Mondays 4- 6 pm and Saturday 10-noon ET

All Spotlights are also ARCHIVED after broadcast on www.CanadianBluesSpotlight.ca where they can be listened to at any time.

Thanks for listening!
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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ON
*LAST CALL – TOMORROW NIGHT – NOV 20 *

From Peterborough & Wainfleet ON
RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK w. BAND
www.rickfines.ca www.suzievinnick.com www.rickandsuzie.com
Two of the finest singer/songwriter/guitarists in Canada – individually they’re great – together they’re magical! Multiple Maple Blues Award winners & Suzie has won a Juno. Their 4th visit to BOTR and they’ve sold out every time so make your reservations early
PROCEEDS TO FRIENDS OF FOLEY MOUNTAIN

** Show is SOLD OUT but there may be last minute cancellations – call The Cove **


Rick & Suzie from an earlier visit to BOTR

DINNER & SHOW only $65
7-11 pm * Advance reservations required
CALL THE COVE at 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN
Well priced accommodation available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s and motel

NOTE: BOTR shows at The Cove frequently sell out. Best to look ahead, choose the shows you want to see and RESERVE AHEAD. Your credit card will not be charged until the night of the show and there is no penalty if you cancel or reduce the number on your reservation up to one week prior to the show. After that time you will be charged if you don’t show although you will receive a credit for a future show – space available.
Fair? We think so

NOTE: BOTR @ THE COVE takes a break over Christmas after this show – returning Jan 22 & 23 (2 night stand) with the great Juno Award winning guitarist/singer/songwriter
STEVE STRONGMAN and his band. See you then!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays & a GREAT New Year!

2015/16 SEASON LINE-UP

* Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more details on the bands including photos, LINKS to their websites, Facebook pages and You Tube videos

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com

Sponsored by
Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com and
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca
Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions www.twitter.com/Doranchoozblues
www.facebook.com/TheCoveCountryInn
www.twitter.com/thecoveinn
so you can keep up to date!

And – please SPREAD THE WORD!

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2015 MAPLE BLUES AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

This year’s MAPLE BLUES AWARD nominees have been announced.
Congratulations to them all!
Be sure to vote for your favourites
Voting is underway NOW and runs through to Dec 4.
Any Blues fan in Canada can vote.
Register, see all the nominees and vote at www.mapleblues.ca

And….to blow our own horn a little – There is at least one nominee (in most cases multiple nominees) in EVERY ONE of the 16 CATEGORIES this year (except New Artist/Group of the Year and the B.B. King International Artist of the Year) that have played, or are about to play, BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN, Westport ON – proving that when we say BOTR features some of Canada’s best Blues artists – it’s true!
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UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ON

Great LIVE music at THE COVE is happening all the time!
Only a 90 minute drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston

EVERY WEEK
Wednesday nights – 6-9 pm Wings ‘n Tunes w. singer, songwriter, guitarist SHAWN McCULLOUGH
Most Saturday nights – 6-9 pm during The Cove’s famous Roast Beef Buffet –
HEAD OVER HEELS – Duo – Folk, Jazz, Rock, Contemporary

*** UPCOMING ***
Nov 27 * 7-10 pm – LYNNE HANSON & DAN ARTUSO – Ottawa folk songstress w. pedal steel guitarist
Nov 28 * 1-4 pm SANTA CLAUS PARADE w. Henry Norwood, Shawn McCullough & Friends
Dec 5 * 7-11 pm A Country Christmas w. BREA LAWRENSON BAND
– 2015 Canadian Country Music Award nominee for Female Artist Of The Year
Dec 12 * 7-11 pm A Rock ‘n Roll Christmas with YOUNG PETTY STONES – music of Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Rolling Stones – Buffet & Show $40

FOR MORE INFORMATION & UPDATES VISIT www.coveinn.com – ENTERTAINMENT
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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BLUES SOCIETIES and JOIN! We have two of the best in the country in our area. Members get regular Blues event updates, discount tickets for Blues shows, prize giveaways for free concert tickets, discounts on Blues CD purchases and more….

OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY www.ottawabluessociety.com Individual membership $30 a year
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NOVEMBER EVENTS @ The Cove

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Every Wednesday 6-9pm WINGS ‘N TUNES with Shawn McCullough (Westport,
Country/Rock Guitar) Enjoy a Pound of Wings and Fries for $10! Acoustic
Guitar Giveaway Contest when you perform on stage! Guitar Donated by
Renaissance Music of Kingston! Draw on Wed.Dec.16, the last Wings ‘n Tunes
of 2015.

Every Saturday in November HEAD OVER HEELS (The Cove’ Favourite
Vocal/Guitar Duo, Gananoque) www.kevinheadmusic.com 6-9pm

Thu.Nov.5 HUNTER’S BALL with Shawn McCullough and Wade Foster 8-11pm Free!

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Tue.Nov.10 NORTHERN HARVEST WINE DINNER 5 Course Wine Dinner by Chef Jojo
with Wine Pairings 6-9pm $75. Dinner and Overnight Packages Available.

Northern Harvest Wine Dinner 2015

Wed.Nov.11 REMEMBRANCE DAY. Celebrate the brave. Veterans Stay Overnight
free Nov.10 and 11.

Fri.Nov.13 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NIGHT with Spencer Evans Trio feat. Seamus
Cowan and Rob Radford (Westport/Kingston) 8:30-11pm $5

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Fri.Nov.20 Blues on the Rideau Presents: RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK
(Peterborough/Wainfleet, Blues/Folk) 7-11pm $65 Buffet, Show + Donation to
Local Charity

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Fri.Nov.27 LYNNE HANSON & DAN ARTUSO (Ottawa, Folk) 7-10pm $10

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Sat.Nov.28 SANTA CLAUS PARADE with HENRY NORWOOD & FRIENDS (Perth/Westport,
Country) 1-4pm $10

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BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH US!

Thanks,
Seamus and all of us at The Cove
***Events Subject to Change***

Reservations always suggested

Call 1.888.COVE.INN!

www.coveinn.com

October events at The Cove!

Another solid lineup of musical entertainment and a NEW Fall/Winter
Menu for the month of October at The Cove! So excited to have some of these
artists back whom we haven’t seen in a while! Call us anytime for
reservations and see you soon!

Chek out the Octover events’ poster here: October2015Calendar TheCove

Every Wednesday The Return of WINGS ‘N TUNES with Shawn McCullough
(Westport, Country/Rock Guitar) Enjoy a Pound of Wings and Fries for $10!
Acoustic Guitar Giveaway Contest when you perform on stage! Guitar Donated
by Renaissance Music of Kingston! Draw on Wed.Dec.16, the last Wings ‘n
Tunes of 2015. www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough 6-9pm
<http://www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough6-9pm> (…note the time change)

Thu.Oct.1 JAZZ NIGHT with Spencer Evans Trio feat. Seamus Cowan and Rob
Radford (Westport/Kingston) 9-11pm $5

Fri.Oct.2 MORGAN DAVIS (Country Blues, Nova Scotia) Master of Traditional
Country Blues with a Humorous Angle! Former David Wilcox band member, JUNO
and Maple Blues Award Winner. Reservations Suggested www.morgandavis.com
7-10pm $10

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Sat.Oct.3 HEAD OVER HEELS (The Cove’ Favourite Vocal/Guitar Duo, Gananoque)
www.kevinheadmusic.com 6-9pm

Sun.Oct.4 BOB BURTCH BLUEGRASS BAND (Cornwall/Seeley’s Bay) Featuring
members of The Abrams Brothers, Blue Mule and Top Shelf. The best in High
and Lonesome Bluegrass! 1-4pm $10

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Thu.Oct.8 LAST JAZZ NIGHT (Friends of the Arena Fundraiser) with Spencer
Evans Trio feat. Seamus Cowan and Rob Radford (Westport/Kingston) 9-11pm $5

Fri.Oct.9 JEFF CALLERY (Brockville, Country/Folk)
www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery 7-11pm

Sat.Oct. 10 THE ROCKABILLY RIOT (Westport/Kingston) An extremely Rockin’
party with all of the Rockabilly hits of the 50’s! Featuring Westport’s
Marty Crapper. www.buddyholly.ca 7-11pm Buffet & Show $35

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Sun.Oct.11 THANKSGIVING BUFFET including Maple Glazed Ham, Turkey, all of
the trimmings and Pumpkin Pie! $25 5-8pm

Fri.Oct.16 OKTOBERFEST with TURPIN’S TRAIL (East Coast Folk/Celtic,
Kingston) The best in East Coast music! Formerly known as the Extremely
Popular Crooked Wood! Reservations Required! 6:30-10:30pm $10

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Sat.Oct.17 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm

Fri.Oct.23 Blues on the Rideau Presents: DAVID VEST & THE WILLING VICTIMS
(Blues, Alabama/Victoria) Boogie-woogie piano as good as it gets! 2X Maple
Blues Award Winner. Members of Downchild. 7-11pm Buffet, Show + Donation to
Local Charity (Rideau District Museum)

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Fri.Oct.30 LONG SAULT TRIO (Folk/Jazz, Lanark) Local Blue Skies trio
featuring Sax, Accordion and other gems of instruments…7-10pm

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Sat.Oct.31 HEAD OVER HEELS (The Cove’ Favourite Vocal/Guitar Duo,
Gananoque) www.kevinheadmusic.com 6-9pm

For all of you wine lovers on this list, we have a Wine Dinner planned for
Tue.Nov.10!

PHOTOS & COMMENTS from the 1st BOTR Show of the season at THE COVE INN!

PHOTOS & COMMENTS from attendees at first BOTR Show of the season

last night at THE COVE INN, Westport ON with

ROBIN BANK$ & THE MEMPHIS BROTHERS

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Robin Banks – vocals
Papa John King – guitar
Dennis Pinhorn – bass
Bucky Berger – drums

“Beautiful venue to listen and enjoy. Robin Banks is a superb performer!
Loretta Fleming

“The Memphis Brothers are fabulous and Robin Banks was awesome but I do miss Danny Brooks 🙁 10 out of 10 for everything”
Connie Garvey, Peterborough
<We’ll try and get Danny Brooks back next year Connie once he gets his U.S. Immigration papers sorted out>

“Our Staycation venue once a month. We’ve been coming to BOTR now for 10 years. 10 out of 10 for everything – as usual”
Heather Britton, Nepean

“We were booked for the show but had a medical emergency at the last minute. Called to cancel then found that we would be able to come. We were too late for the buffet when we arrived but the kind staff at The Cove put a wonderful plate together for us. Thank you to everyone at The Cove. 10 out of 10 for everything!”
Elaine Bill, Kanata

$440 was raised for Westport In Bloom from this show

We hope to see you all at the NEXT BOTR SHOW October 23 with 2X Maple Blues Award winner for Best Keyboardist – Alabama born boogie-woogie piano man
DAVID VEST www.davidvest.ca
coming in from Victoria BC along with his band THE WILLING VICTIMS (includes 2 members from the legendary Downchild Blues Band). They blew the doors off the place on his last visit. I’m sure they will again!

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Dinner & Show only $65. Advance reservations required.
Call 1-888-COVEINN or 613-273-3636
Proceeds to the Rideau District Museum.

2015/16 SEASON LINE-UP

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* Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more details on the bands including photos, LINKS to their websites, Facebook pages and You Tube videos

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with
The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com

Sponsored by
Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com and
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

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