This is the second year for this Series. Last years shows all Sold Out. There will be 6 shows this summer – again featuring more of Canada’s best Blues artists. This is wonderful, relaxing sit-and-listen acoustic Blues – perfect for a summer’s evening. A delicious Cove buffet dinner plus the show is only $45. And proceeds go to support Westport festivals and special events.
Please click on the images below to view photo’s from last years (2011) Acoustic Blue Sunday.
SUMMER 2012 LINE-UP
June 24 – From Hamilton STEVE STRONGMAN www.stevestrongman.com
2011 Maple Blues Award winner for Guitarist Of The Year and a fabulous singer, songwriter and harmonica player. Steve has opened for Blues legends like Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, Jimmie Vaughan, Jeff Healey, and Sonny Landreth. His career has taken off over the past 6 years. He’s played festivals in Rio de Janeiro, France, Switzerland, Mexico City and Memphis – and now he’s coming to Westport. This show is part of his new CD Tour for “A Natural Fact” – a great album!
PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT LIONS CLUB CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
July 8 – From Austin, Texas DANNY BROOKS www.dannybrooks.com
A consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player with a deep, soulful, powerful voice. Born and raised in Toronto Danny recently moved to Austin Texas where he’s been incredibly well received. He calls his unique blend of Blues “Texassippi Hill Country Soul”. He’s like nobody you have ever seen before. Once you do you’ll never forget him.
PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT DANDELION GARDENS STUDIO TOUR
July 22 – From Hamilton HARRISON KENNEDY www.harrisonkennedy.ca
A 4X Juno Award nominee – including one for his newest CD “Shame The Devil”. Harrison writes and sings a blend of rich deep-down Blues with roots, folk, country and soul influences. He has a wonderful voice and plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica very well. His songs tell stories about the sorrows and joys that we all face in life and he makes you feel good all over just for the listening.
PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT HERITAGE FESTIVAL
August 12 – From Toronto PAUL REDDICK w. THE WEBER BROTHERS
Harmonica player, singer songwriter. Nominated for 2 Juno Awards, a W.C. Handy Blues Award and winner of multiple Maple Blues Awards Paul is sometimes referred to as “Canada’s Poet Of The Blues”. His lyrics are distinctive, almost dreamy at times and he has a wonderful way with a song. Joining him are the very talented Weber Brothers (Ronnie Hawkins, Garth Hudson, Kris Kristofferson) on string bass & guitar
PROCEEDS TO MUSICWESTPORT & WESTPORT ARTS COUNCIL
August 26 – From Montreal MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE w. JOHN McCOLGAN
MJB is an extremely accomplished string instrumentalist and singer/songwriter. A 2X Juno Award nominee, 17X Maple Blues Award nominee and winner of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist Of The Year. You’ll hear elements of folk, roots, gospel, country, soul, R&B, jazz and bluegrass in his Blues. Sometimes you’d think he was from anther era. Joined for this show by his percussionist friend John McColgan (Stephen Barry Band, Kate & Anna McGarrigle).
PROCEEDS TO THE RIDEAU VALLEY ART FESTIVAL
September 9 – From Toronto TREASA LEVASSEUR w. DAVID BAXTER www.treasalevasseur.com
An excellent songwriter and keyboardist and one of the best female vocalists on the Canadian – and international – Blues scene today. A multiple Maple Blues Award and Juno Award nominee. Treasa’s voice has great power and range – it can whisper, cry, soar and blast you out of your seat – sometimes all in the same song! Think Joni Mitchell, Etta James, Carole King and Dusty Springfield rolled into one. Accompanied by an excellent guitarist David Gavan Baxter.
PROCEEDS TO THE WESTPORT FALL COLOURS STUDIO TOUR
$45 BUFFET DINNER & SHOW
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
BOOK EARLY, MOST SHOWS SELL OUT IN ADVANCE!
More info at www.choosetheblues.ca
Produced by CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS Kenmore Ontario