May Events at The Cove

Friday May 1, 2015
JOHN WILBERFORCE (Oxford Station, Folk/Country/Rock) John Wilberforce is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bassist from Oxford Station, ON. He is currently in the studio recording pre-production demos for his up-coming full length CD.

He works frequently with Shawn McCullough’s Country outfit, DoubleBack as well as with Wade Foster, Jeff Callery and more.
6-9pm
Free
www.reverbnation.com/johnwilberforce

Saturday May 2, 2015

Songwriters' Circle 2015SONGWRITER’S CIRCLE feat. Chris Brown, Seamus Cowan, Tom Savage & Luther Wright

Should be more than once a year but these nights have really turned into something special. Chris and Luther have worked together for years now and Tom helped inspire Seamus back in the day. It’s all coming together now. 

CHRIS BROWN has produced a who’s who of Canadian talent and started with the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir and has been a part of Chris & Kate Fenner duo for a long time. 
SEAMUS COWAN is from Westport and his family run The Cove. His bands Bullmoose and Spoon River experienced considerable CanRock longevity and he has played with Spencer Evans and Jazz Night for close to two decades. Notably, he toured with The High Dials of Montreal for two years. 
TOM SAVAGE is a road warrior, songwriter a la Dylan-esque stories. Plays guitar with Hendrix poise and Neil intensity. His band Tom Savage Trio have toured Canada lots and the new Foley Mountain Playboys are his bluegrass gem.
LUTHER WRIGHT is a Canadian folk/bluegrass hero. His band Luther Wright & The Wrongs cross many boundaries, states and provinces. The recreated Floyd’s The Wall and have toured for about 2 decades now. The Hootenannys he does with Jenny Whiteley and others are legendary. 

Snuggle in for evening of orginal songs and creative renditions of classic beauties. Wha-La! Enjoy!
8-11pm
$10
www.chrisbrownmusic.com
www.spoonriverband.com
www.tomsavage.ca
www.lutherwright.com

DAVID ROTUNDO 04/15Friday May 8 + Saturday May 9, 2015

Blues on the Rideau Presents DAVID ROTUNDO BAND (Toronto)

A superb singer/songwriter/performer who blows harp like a man possessed. This is high energy, down dirty blues. One of the most popular bands to every play Blues on the Rideau at The Cove – his 7th visit!
7-11pm
$60 + Tax + Gratuity for Buffet, Show and Donation to Local Charity
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU DISTRICT MUSEUM & WESTPORT IN BLOOM
www.davidrotundo.com
www.bluesontherideau.ca

Sunday May 10, 2015
MOTHER’S DAY!
Enjoy Breakfast buffet 9-11am, Lunch 12-3pm or Dinner 5-8pm with us and  CELEBRATE YOUR MOTHER!
Specials all day.
Call us for a reservation, 1.888.COVE.INN.

Friday May 15, 2015
STEVE PITICCO + WENDELL FERGUSON’S COUNTRY PICKIN’ MAYHEM BAND

PITICCO FERGUSON MAYHEM BANDSTEVE PITICCO from Brighton, has toured and recorded with countless Top Canadian Country acts, who utilize him for his distinctive Fender Telecaster guitar sound. When it comes to playing a TELECASTER, he is in a class of his own. The mere mention of his name among industry peer’s bring comments like, “He’s from another planet!” or “It should be against the law to play like that!”.

He is a 4 time CCMA Guitar “Player of the Year”, 3 time CCMA “Overall Instrumentalist of the Year”, 5 time DCMA Gram award in Holland for the “International Instrumentalist Award” winning over many other Internationally acclaimed pickers.

Steve has performed at guitar shows & clinics in Canada and Europe including some with special guests Ray Flacke and Albert Lee. His band SOUTH MOUNTAIN have won the CCMA “Vista Rising Star Award” and are 2 time DCMA “International Group Of The Year”. They tour Canada and Europe.

Steve has recorded with Brent Rowan, Paul Franklin, Eddie Bayers, Mark O’Connor, Tommy White, Gregg Galbraith, Sonny Garrish, Matt Raulins, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, Don Reed, Charlie McCoy, Junior Barber, Ray Legier, Joe Wright, Don Helms, Merle Haggard and so many more!

WENDELL FERGUSON  from Toronto won the CCMA award for “Guitar Player of the Year” so many times (7 in total) they retired him. He’s no longer eligible. He has also been nominated for the CCMA “Album of the Year” once, nominated for the CCMA “Vocal Collaboration of the Year”, 3 time CCMA “Back up Band of the Year” and has co-hosted the show with Paul Brandt! He was also nominated for a Juno for “Country Duo or Group”. He has backed up country artists such as: George Fox, Duane Steele, Shania Twain, Lisa Brokop, Michelle Wright, Tommy Hunter, Al Cherney, Deana Carter, Tracy Byrd, Mila Mason, Chely Wright, Matraca Berg, The Dixie Chicks, The Arrogant Worms, Jason McCoy, and countless more! WOW!!!He has recorded with Duane Steele, Gil Grand, George Fox, Coda The West , Kelita, Quartette, Cindy Church, Murray McLauchlan, Bob Snider, Katherine Wheatley, Gordon Lightfoot, Don Freed, Jane Siberry, James Keelaghan, Bill Candy and many more. 

He tours with Duane Steele, Quartette, Katherine Wheatley , Cindy Church or under his own name…And he is hilarious! With album titles like “Cranky Christmas”, “Menage a Moi”, “The $#!t Hits the Fans” and “Happy Songs Sell Records, Sad Songs Sell Beer”, this night is sure to entertain and make you howl in more ways that one!

THE BAND consists of Westport’s Shawn McCullough on Guitar (Jason McCoy), Almonte’s Mark Lemieux on Drums (Johnny Reid) and Orlean’s Roch Lafleur on Bass (Rory Gardiner).
$20
8-11pm
www.reverbnation.com/stevepiticco
www.wendellferguson.com
www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Saturday May 16, 2015
HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter.

He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle.

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas.

He recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly here at The Cove!
6-9pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Friday May 22, 2015
Big Phat Horns May 22_CoveWestport in Bloom Fundraiser
THE BIG PHAT HORN BAND (Kingston) The Big Phat Horn Band, a 10 piece band featuring singer/crooner Mike Myers, plays tunes From Sinatra to Blues, Ray Charles to Motown, Buble to Tower of Power, Sammy Davis to Schmultz…A BIG BAND is finally here!!! This is a first for the Cove with a band this size! Don’t miss it!

Members: Sylvain Gagnon (Leader, Bass) Rick Flanagan (Leader, Tenor Saxophone) David Barton (Guitar) Sandy Bowman (Alto Saxophone) Emily Burda (Trombone) Chris Hammond (Trumpet) Ilena McDonald (Baritone Saxophone) Michael K. Myers (Vocals) Mike Sakell (Drums) Dan Tremblay (Trumpet)

Come out and support the wonderful organization of ladies that help keep Westport looking so lively, WESTPORT IN BLOOM!
7-11pm
$45 Buffet, Show and Charitable Donation to Westport in Bloom

Saturday May 23, 2015
HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo)
Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter.

He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle. 

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas. 

He recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!
6-9pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Friday May 29, 2015
Al LemanAL LERMAN (SOLO) Singer/Sax from FATHEAD BLUES BAND
AL LERMAN is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and leader of the two-time Juno Award winning (Canada’s Grammy) band FATHEAD. Outside of the band, he has built a solid career touring as an acoustic solo blues/roots artist, accompanying himself on guitar and rack harmonica. He has released two critically acclaimed solo discs to date. A pro musician for over forty years, he occasionally works as a guest sideman, recording and touring with a myriad of top-notch bands.
7-10pm
$5
www.allermanmusic.com

Saturday May 30, 2015
HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo)
Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. 

He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle. 

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas. 

He recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!
6-9pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

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