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Blues on the Rideau Presents – Fathead

FatheadThe great Toronto band – 2X Juno Award and multiple Maple Blues Award winners – FATHEAD returned to BOTR @ The Cove last Friday – the 4th visit since the Series started – and once again showed why they are one of the crowd favourites.  This time around they were missing their fabulous lead singer JOHN MAYS who unfortunately is going through some tough medical issues right now but the lovely and talented MISS ROBIN BANK$ stepped in as a Special Guest and did a superb job. It was a full house and a happy one – the dance floor remained packed all night (as always at BOTR @ The Cove) and both FATHEAD and ROBIN sold a bunch of their new CD’s – “Fatter Than Ever” and “Modern Classics”.
The Cove’s sumptuous buffet included roasted pork loin with applesauce, a spicy pineapple chicken, butternut squash ravioli, roasted potatoes, mixed veggies and salads. And the chocolate torte square w. raspberry sauce dessert was to die for!
Westport Food Bank$600 was raised – plus some food and additional cash donations – for the WESTPORT FOOD BANK. The audience also stepped up big time with $300 in contributions to the HELP JOHN MAYS OUT Fund with everyone sending their love and best wishes to John for a full and speedy recovery. (If you want to help John out during this tough time you can do so on the FATHEAD
“Another fantastic Blues night at The Cove! Fathead and Robin Banks were awesome! 10 out of 10 for everything – as usual :-)”
Joan & Greg Mumford, Kingston (have attended many BOTR shows)
“Food was amazing. Band excellent. The ‘fill in’ singer Robin Banks was at the top of her game. 9’s and 10’s for venue and sound, 11 out of 10 for the food, service and band!”
Ellie Russell, Sydenham (has attended 5 previous shows)
“Warm and cozy. Like a big family party! 10 out of 10 for everything, 15 for the service!”
Margie Norwood, Westport (multiple show attendee)
“Eclectic audience, awesome band, good time! 9’s and 10’s for everything”
Harold McPhail, Almonte (first-timer)
“Loved the lights on the ceiling – they added great atmosphere. And couldn’t believe how good the sound was in the space. Terrific! 10 out of 10 for everything – 10+ for the food and service”
Jennifer Klatt, Brockville (first-timer)
Fathead ConertBOTR @ THE COVE takes a break over Christmas but returns with a roar in 2015 with the mighty JACK DE KEYZER & his band on JANUARY 23. Tickets are already selling fast for this night so call and reserve now. And BOTR tickets make a great CHRISTMAS GIFT for the Blues lover on your List!
DINNER & SHOW still only $60
Proceeds go to support local charities
Well-priced accommodation at The Cove and nearby B&B’s
Advance reservations required
CALL THE COVE to RESERVE (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN
For the complete 2015 BOTR LINE-UP – with audio links and YOU TUBE’s of the bands – visit
Blues on the RideauBlues on The Rideau is produced by CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS in co-operation with THE COVE INN, Westport ON with support from DAN AYKROYD WINES, 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa and LAKE 88 Perth/Rideau Lakes

FATHEAD blows out the lights at BOTR @ The Cove

2X Juno Award and multiple Maple Blues Award winners FATHEAD came up from Toronto/Havelock/London to play BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN, Westport this past weekend and delivered two great shows. It’s their 20th Anniversary this year and they showed why they are one of the best loved and most decorated bands in the country. Their wonderful blend of blues/funk/soul and R&B really is a unique, special recipe. May they continue for another 20 years+.


“Excellent rooms and friendly service. Great musicians! Thanks, we’ll be back again”

Kim Halliday, Carleton Place (First-timers)


“Great service and super friendly people. 10 out of 10 for the band and Seamus is not only a good server, he’s a good performer too! We’ll definitely be back and bring friends with us”   Steve & Nathalie O’Brien, Carleton Place (First-timers)


“This evening was fabulous. A great venue, outstanding service and the band was HOT on a cold November evening. 10 out of 10 for everything”

Naomi Kissel-Johns, Syracuse NY (First-timers)


$500 was raised for the Friends Of Foley Mountain and the Westport Food Bank


BOTR @ The Cove takes a break over Christmas but is back January 18th with the phenomenal young (19 years old!)  guitarist/singer/songwriter CONOR GAINS & his band from Cambridge, Ontario. Conor is up for the Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist Of The Year this year. Come and find out why.



 Al Lerman – harp, sax & vocals, Bucky Berger – drums & vocals, John Mays – lead vocals, Teddy Leonard – guitar, Omar Tunnoch – bass & vocals.


 Terry Cowan The Cove and James Doran, Choose The Blues Productions with a cheque for charity. $250 was raised for the Friends Of Foley Mountain and another $250 for the Westport Food Bank from these Shows.


Multi-talented Manager, Server, Bartender and musician Seamus Cowan joined the band for a couple of songs

More photos at

January 18

CONOR GAINS BAND – 2012 Maple Blues Award nominee for Best New Artist


Future Shows

February – THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS – a Blues supergroup – 5 members of Downchild and 1 from Fathead – wow!

March – JACK DE KEYZER BAND – 2X Juno and 7X Maple Blues Award winner – Canada’s King of the Blues guitar

April – DAVID ROTUNDO BAND w. JULIAN FAUTH – Fabulous harp & vocals, great piano, incredible show. Back by very popular demand

May – ROBIN BANK$ BAND – the Queen of Canadian blues & soul – a 3X Maple Blues Award nominee


Visit for more information on the Series.


All Shows include a full course buffet dinner and donation to charity for only $60

Advance Reservations are required. Well-priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s.

Book now to ensure you have a spot. You can always cancel up to 48 hours prior without penalty if something unforeseen comes up.

Call 1-888-COVE-INN or


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