Posts tagged ‘Choose the Blues’
Bringing you the best in Blues
with a strong focus on Canadian talent
in concert and on air
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
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
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
Walking By Myself/Still Got The Blues/1990 Virgin Records/Jimmy Rogers
Story Of The Blues/After Hours/1992 Virgin Records/Gary Moore
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
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
Hot As A Pistol/Everywhere West/2010 Black Hen Music/Jim Byrnes
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
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!
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN
Dinner & Show fundraisers featuring some of Canada’s best Blues bands
From Montreal – ANGEL FORREST BAND
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
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
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
And – please SPREAD THE WORD!
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you for another year of fabulous Blues!
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
Most Saturday nights – Acoustic Duo HEAD OVER HEELS in the Dining Room
Wednesday nights – singer, songwriter, guitarist SHAWN McCULLOUGH hosts Wings ‘n Tunes Night
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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….
MARCH EVENTS @ THE COVE in Westport
MARCH SUPER SPECIAL!!!
50% OFF Rooms Thu-Sun and 25% OFF Rooms Fri+Sat All Month (excluding
Mar.20). 30% OFF Spa when you stay at The Cove.
Embrace Winter and hope to see you soon!
Kids under 12 years eat free
55+ eat for 25% off
WINGS ‘N TUNES with Shawn McCullough (Guitar+Vocal, Country/Rock) $10 1lb
of Wings + Fries 6-9pm
JAZZ NIGHT with Spencer Evans Trio + Perth Stingrays Fundraiser $40/Buffet
+ Show 6-11pm
NEW COUNTRY REHAB (One of Canada’s Best Folk Rock Bands, Toronto) $10 8-11pm
CHINESE BUFFET $25 6-8pm + JOHN WILBERFORCE (Guitar+Vocal, Country/Rock)
HEAD OVER HEELS (Guitar+Vocal Duo) 6-9pm
ST. PAT’S PARTY with CROOKED WOOD (Irish/Celtic) 6-10pm
Blues on the Rideau Presents
PAUL REDDICK (Toronto)
7-11pm, $60 Buffet, Show + Charity
JEFF CALLERY + JOHN WILBERFORCE (Guitar+Vocal, Country/Rock) 7-10pm
WE ARE WILBURYS: A Nod to The Traveling Wilburys feat. Eli Abrams, Seamus
Cowan, Rueben deGroot + Rob Radford (Rock & Roll) 8-11pm
Happy Westport Wally…
Not going to lie to you, it would be impossible for Wally to see his shadow today!Lots of warm fuzzy happenings in our lil town over the next month. Be sure to check some out! Continuing in February, 50% OFFRooms Sunday-Thursday Nights! 30% OFF Spa Everyday!
Thanks and hope to see you soon, Seamus and all of us at The Cove.
FEBRUARY EVENTS @ The Cove
Kids 1 and under eat FREE
Age 55+ Get 25% off
WINGS’N TUNES with Shawn McCullough
(Guitar+Vocal, Country/Rock) 6-9pm
One pound of Wings+ Fries + Veggies $10
Fri. Feb. 6
JEFF CALLERY (Guitar+Vocal, Country/Rock) 6-9pm
Fri. Feb. 13
JOHN WILBERFORCE (Guitar+Vocal, Country/Rock) 6-9pm
Sat. Feb. 14
A HEAD OVER HEELS VALENTINE’S DAY
(Guitar+Vocal Duo) 6-10pm, $50 4 course Dinner+ Show
Sun. Feb. 15
The Return of…
WESTPORT WINTER CARNIVAL COMPETITIONS @ Westport Arena, Ballfield 111am-4pm
AFTER PARTY @ The Cove with Shawn McCullough, Henry Norwood,+ Wade Foster 4-8pm
Fri. Feb. 27
TOM SAVAGE (Guitar+Vocal, |country/Rock/Blues) 6-9pm
Sat. Feb. 28
HEAD OVER HEELS (Guitar + Vocal Dupo) 6-9pm
To celebrate winter and make it easier for you to enjoy all things Westport
in the winter, The Cove is offering 50% OFF ROOM RATES from Sunday to
Thursday during the month of January and 30% OFF Sundari Day SPA SERVICES (excluding waxing services) located next door.
As always, our fully licensed dining lounge is open 7 days a week from
Every Monday – FAMILY DAY Kids Eat Free
Every Tuesday – SENIORS DAY 55+ Get 24% Off
Every Wednesday – WINGS ‘n TUNES with Shawn McCullough (Guitar/Vocals)
Sat.Jan.3 + 10
HEAD OVER HEELS (Vocal/Guitar Duo) 6-9pm
LUTHER WRIGHT + JENNY WHITELEY’S BIRTHDAY HOOTENANY featuring Local
Bluegrass Allstars 8-11pm
CHINESE BUFFET 5:30-8:30pm $25 + KARAOKE 8-11pm
Blues on the Rideau with JACK DE KEYZER BAND (Toronto) 7-11pm $60 Buffet,
Show + Charity
Jr. B HOCKEY ELIMINATION DRAW with Shawn McCullough 7-10pm
Thu.Jan.29 CARIBBEAN WINE DINNER 5 Course Meal with Wine Pairings 6-9pm
Fri.Jan.30 LADIES’ SPA NIGHT with CESAR RICARDO (Cuban Guitar) 6-9pm
RIQ TURNER (Vocal/Guitar) 6-9pm
***Please Note! Sunday Brunch Buffets may resume in the spring but for now
will not resume.***
The great outdoors with Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking,
Snowmobiling, Skating are at your doorstep with Foley Mountain Conservation
Area and the best in shopping is just around the corner in the downtown.
Call The Cove toll free 1.888.COVE.INN and Sundari Day Spa 613.273.8799 for
information and reservations.
We will see you soon!
Lots of exciting times coming in December! Particularly, my twin brother
Jeff and his family are returning from Australia for a visit! They will be
around lots so stop in and visit as they haven’t been back in over 2 years!
We look forward to this time of year every year. It’s great to see family
and friends coming together to celebrate! This is also a time for us to
acknowledge your continued support and interest in The Cove. It’s been 26
years and things are still looking up! We couldn’t do it without you…
Hope to see you soon,
Seamus and All of Us at The Cove
DECEMBER EVENTS @ The Cove
SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET 10am-1pm
FAMILY DAY (Kids Eat Free with Purchase of Main)
SENIORS DAY (25% Off Food for Age 55+)
Wed.Dec.3, 10 + 17
WINGS ‘N TUNES with Shawn McCullough (Guitar/Vocal) 6-9pm
WESTPORT CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR 10am-3pm
FUNK POWER PARTY! 5-Piece Soul/Funk Band with Horns! A Benefit for
Trumpeter BENJI PEROSIN 8-11pm
A CROOKED WOOD CHRISTMAS (Folk/Celtic) 7-11pm
JOHN WILBERFORCE (Country/Rock) 6-9pm
HENRY NORWOOD + WADE FOSTER 7-10pm
SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country/Rock) 6-9pm
FOOD 4 FOOD FAIR (Westport Food Bank Fundraiser) 12-3pm
HEAD OVER HEELS (Folk/Rock/Blues) 6-9pm
HOLIDAY JAZZ NIGHT with Jeff Cowan 9-11pm
BULLMOOSE REUNION (Rock & Roll) 9-12pm
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY with SPENCER EVANS TRIO 9pm-1am
Acoustic Blue Mondays at The Cove Inn in Westport, Ontario launches its 3rd season in June. This famous Dinner & Show fundraiser Series features some of Canada’s premier acoustic artists – “sit-and-listen” Blues as good as it gets.
Proceeds go to support local Westport cultural events. There will be 4 Shows this summer all in the intimate, air-conditioned comfort of The Cove Dining Room. The Cove is a classic 137 year old country inn with a Day Spa right next door. It’s located in one of the most beautiful small towns in eastern Ontario – Westport – on the shores of scenic Upper Rideau Lake, part of the Rideau Waterway (a UNESCO World Heritage site).
It’s a wonderful area to visit any time of year but especially in the summer. The Cove is famous for its excellent food and drink, friendly staff, comfortable accommodation and fabulous LIVE music. It’s only a 45 minute drive from Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa, 2.5 from Syracuse NY, 3 from Montreal and 4 from Toronto – or you can come by boat!
Below is a sneak peak at what 2013 Line Up >>For more information click here
THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER
BUFFET DINNER & SHOW only $45
All shows 6 to 10 pm
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required
Call (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN
Well-priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s but book ahead, rooms sell out early for these nights.
For more information visit www.choosetheblues.ca
ACOUSTIC BLUE MONDAYS is produced by CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS Kenmore, Ontario www.choosetheblues.ca in co-operation with THE COVE INN www.coveinn.com Sponsored by 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com & DAN AYKROYD WINES www.danaykroydwines.com
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
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
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