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GOOD2GO Rocks the Rooster !

GOOD2GO – With influences ranging from The Rolling Stones to The Ramones , GOOD2GO kicks out the jams at full throttle and always has a blast doing so! Fronted by the dynamic Miss Maureen on vocals, the band whips up a rock ’n’ roll juggernaut that is both mischievous and captivating. GOOD2GO is rounded out […]

Gil’s Hootenanny 2019

Gil’s Hootenanny returns to the RA Centre on May 1 for its 10th anniversary edition, co-presented by Spirit of Rasputin’s. It’s the annual community sing-along celebrating the stories, struggles and victories of working people. The Hootenanny was inspired by the legacy of Gil Levine (1924-2009), the founding Director of Research at the Canadian Union of […]

Dawn Tyler Watson @ Gainsbourg

Sans aucun doute “la reine du blues de Montréal”, dont la carrière s’étend sur deux décennies, quatre continents, quatre albums et une multitude de prix nationaux et internationaux. À Memphis TN, Dawn Tyler Watson s’est méritée la première place au International Blues Challenge, devançant plus de 260 groupes des USA, du Canada et de l’Europe. […]

The Jesse Green Band sizzled at Irene’s

Local artists, The Jesse Greene Band, shook up a packed house at Irene’s Pub on Friday night, with their highly charged brand of rockin’ powerhouse blues. Now changed from a 5-piece down to a 4-piece, Jesse Greene tells me about the new band configuration: “At first, I had gotten used to playing with another guitarist, […]

5 ways to put the blues back in your Bluesfest

Looking through the Bluesfest lineup you wouldn’t be alone if you’re finding it tricky to get yourself a good dose of the Blues. I’ve done some digging though and what I’ve seen is there’s definitely some fine blues to go out and hear at this year’s festival. Here’s a little cheat sheet with 5 shows […]

The Rainbow celebrates 30 years!

There is something about performing on the Rainbow stage. As a fledgling singer over 20 years ago, I remember the acute sense of nervousness I felt walking onto it, standing as green as could be, high above the crowd, looking out past the packed dance floor below me, the bar area beyond, the balcony area […]

The Lemon Bucket Orkestra take to the streets

This Saturday night the Byward Market will be alive with music and you’re all invited to join the street party. The strolling music and dance-fuelled celebration, presented as part of the Ottawa Chamberfest will be lead by the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, a 16-strong, Toronto-based “Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-superband.” Marc Marczyk (violinist and vocalist wih LBO) admits that this […]