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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:59 am
 


Info about blues music both canadian & international. All topics such as favorate CD's, reviews, apperances, clubs & venues and anything regarding blues music is welcomed.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:22 pm
 


Bar none, my favourite blues artists are Muddy Waters, Blues Traveller and the Canadian band Big Sugar.

I've seen Big Sugar play countless times at the old Penguin in Ottawa when I used to work at HMV (Rideau). I think the grit that they introduced to the genre was revolutionary and I will always be a fan.

Blues Traveller has a diamond in the ruff with John Popper and his talents and you simply can not deny the life that he brings to blues.

Muddy Waters is another source of great harp music. I was inspired myself to learn how to play the harp after being introduced to music of their band.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:33 pm
 


I am a big fan of all kinds of blues so it is difficult for me to pin down a fav. artist. It depends on the mood I am in at the time.

I have met the band members from both Blues Traveller & Big Sugar. Blues Traveller at the Ottawa Bluesfest 2001 and Big Sugar at the National Capital Tulip Festival. I have a great job running the security for a number of local festivals and events.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:11 am
 


Here in Ottawa alone we have a number of folks making a name for themselves. Sue Foley is well knowen in the US by blues fans but people down there think she is from Austin, TX. Tony D is huge in England & Italy, but is only a local act in ottawa. The Trevor Finlay Band is a huge local act that travels to western canada to great acclame, but somehow just can not break wide open. Then there are the young guys JW Jones for example. He records on a flegling canadaian lable out of Toronto "Northern Blues". He is making a big name for himself in blue circles much as Sue Foley did. Let not lose him to the US for a number of years in the same way. Two of JW's band mates have found wings as well. Steve Mariner is right now touring Austraila with an other canadian talent Harry Manx. Roxanne Potvin is now gaining american fans daily. You see that is just some of the scean here in ottawa.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:20 pm
 


I have a test run of the "Blues Bud's Juke Joint" this coming Monday 15:00 EST.

I did not want to open a new thread until I know for sure that it will be a perminate feature.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:54 pm
 


Ottawa native, and now our gift to Toronto, Roxanne Potvin has released a great cd in "The Way It Feels". It has some guest performances from Daniel Lanois, Bruce Cockburn and John Hiatt. Not a full blues CD but elements of Soul, Jazz, & Pop. It is an excellent show case for an up and coming voice of this canadian talent. Roxanne gained great critical acclame for her first CD "Careless Loving" on both sides of the boarder and I am sure this one will continue this trend. Pick this one up and support a new canadian artist you won't be disapointed. This girl is going to be the next big thing.

http://www.roxannepotvin.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:53 pm
 


Steven Seagal has a blues recording out and a second is going to be released in europe April 3rd. I have only heard a couple of short (thankfully) clips from the first one "Songs from the Crystal Cave". Both have (A LOT of help from) guests like BB King Stevie Wonder and a number of others. Listen at your own risk, if you dare! at this site....Seagal Blues Clips


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:18 pm
 


For those that are into harmonica blues there is a guy here in Ottawa making a name for himself. Steve Marriner (formerly Southside Steve) has played with JW Jones (also from Ott), on stage with Rod Piazza, and Kim Wilson. He is currently on tour "Down Under" with Harry Manx and is on his latest CD. His own CD should be out this summer.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:31 pm
 


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:06 pm
 


BluesBud wrote:
For those that are into harmonica blues there is a guy here in Ottawa making a name for himself. Steve Marriner (formerly Southside Steve) has played with JW Jones (also from Ott), on stage with Rod Piazza, and Kim Wilson. He is currently on tour "Down Under" with Harry Manx and is on his latest CD. His own CD should be out this summer.

I would love to hear some of his music if you have any...ps you do a great job as a dj keep them coming. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:19 pm
 


hey BluesBud....thanx for playing that Charlie Musselwhite for me last nite.....he's a cutie too eh....i hope the Jazz guy doesn't fall out....t'would be a shame.....is someone gonna do Zydeco...????..Tex/Mex is great too.....a mixed bag would be a great way to kick it up a notch.....eclectic....

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No rating For those that are into harmonica blues there is a guy here in Ottawa making a name for himself. Steve Marriner (formerly Southside Steve) has played with JW Jones (also from Ott), on stage with Rod Piazza, and Kim Wilson. He is currently on tour "Down Under" with Harry Manx and is on his latest CD. His own CD should be out this summer.


if you play him let me know....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:06 pm
 


I plan to mix all the shades of blue. I love most all of them. I will always try to throw in a track or two of the stuff I post here. Every now and then I will do a theme show. I played an all Canadian set today and I will do that again sometime soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:25 pm
 


My choise for JUNO 2006 Blues Album Of The Year.

[from http://www.junoawards.ca/06_2006_nominees.php ]

Let It Loose - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne Electro-Fi*Festival

Born in Spokane, WA, raised in San Francisco, and now based in Vancouver, this blues pianist is being hailed as a cross between Amos Milburn and Fats Domino. Lots of traditional blues and boogie-woogie with a taste of Kansas City swing and New Orleans rhythm best describes his music.

I will play a few tracks the next time I am on CKA Radio


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:07 pm
 


thanx for the pic of Charlie BluesBud....and i want to becaome more familiar with the Canadian stuff.....even global for that matter....have you ever listened to Leon Redbone ????

Southern US...kinda down home and light but a great change of pace....to the WALLERS.....out of the ragtime ethic......


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