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Monday Special Blend
Monday March 6th, 2017 with Trish Bolechowsky and Matthew Armitage
Chat with Tragedy Ann about their songwriting workshop and show, Tony Turner joins us to tell us about the 25th anniversary edition of Songalong and The Shoe Drops, Mark Fossen, Annie Martel and Moonfruits joins us in the studio to tell us about Melodies

Wednesday, March 8th, 4 - 7 pm at The Art House Café, 555 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario Check out Ottawa's newest art space, enjoy some coffee and empanadas, and bring out your sketch books for some urban sketching at the Art House Cafe on Somerset. Everyone of all skill levels is welcome to attend this free event, but please bring your own sketching materials. We'll be sketching all around the first floor of the Art House - come when you can, find a comfortable spot, and sketch for as long as you'd like.
Sweet Georgia Brown
Joel Patterson - s/t New

A little intrumental from Joel Patterson in Chicago, recorded Jan. 18th, 2017
In the Morning
Tragedy Ann - Stumbling - 2:49 Canadian

Liv and Braden aka Tragedy Ann

In Rupert, just outside Wakefield, for an afternoon song writing workshop and a house concert in Wakefield the evening of Saturday, March 11th. It's a fundraiser for La Maison des Collines, a palliative care home in Wakefield.

So You've Got a Song: Tune Tweaking 101
A workshop on how to develop a song you wrote (or even a cover) from a skeleton to a fully crafted and arranged piece.
The workshop will be run as 4 sections:
-Lyric: how to craft lyrics to more effectively highlight key words and reduce unnecessary ones
-Texture: how your current instrument or the addition of another one can better convey meaning sonically
-Harmony: basic and creative approaches to harmony (vocally and/or with lead instruments)
-Creating space: how to help your arrangement breathe, allowing for each instrument to work for the song vs. detract from it
It will be a mixture of discussions, breakout sessions and group feedback sessions.
Saturday March 11, 1 - 5 pm
Rendezvous Rupert, 26 Ch Parent, La Peche QC
$40 ticket price for the workshop,
$20/PWYC house concert at Cafe Molo in Wakefield 7:30 pm. BYOB

Linda Vanderlee <>
819 459-3580
Save Me
Tragedy Ann - Stumbling - 3:27 Canadian
There will be a St. Patrick's Day Ceilidh on Sat. March 11, St. Patricks Church, Kent St, between Nepean St. and Gloucester St.

Free parking in the school yard across from the church on Nepean st, also free street parking.

Dinner/dance party, advance tickets only, $25, children 12 and under free, students $15.

Tickets available at the church gift shop, or after mass, or on-line with service charge:

doors open 5:30, dinner 6:00 p.m. (irish stew, and cake) provided by the Knights of Columbus,

entertainment until 8:00 p.m., Irish dancing with instruction until 10:30 p.m.
Irish sing along

Entertainment includes a dance performance by the Trillium Academy of Irish Dance.

live music, Paddy G and the Mennie Men

Wear green, and prepare for an exciting St. Patrick's day Party.
Please pass the word around, and invite friends to come along.
Group table reservations could be arranged.

Brian Armstrong

Art House Cafe event!
Circle of Song
Tony Turner - Circle of Song - in MT Canadian
Tony Turner joins us in the studio to tell us about:

The 25th annual Great Canadian Song-Along presented by Ottawa Writer’s Bloc and Spirit of Rasputins Arts Society

Over twenty-five years hundreds of new songs have been created by dozens of songwriters because of this annual event. It's time to celebrate by writing your best song ever.

Here's how it works:
• Write a NEW song inspired by one or more of the topics below, and,
• Sign up to perform that song and one other song of your choice on the evening of your choice.

Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave. (at Byron)
Friday April 7, 7 pm
Saturday, April 8, 7 pm

The five topics are:
- Coffee to go
- Late night call
- Between the lines
- James Bond
- Keep going

If you are inspired and would like to participate, write a NEW song on any of these topics, and then contact:
Greg Kelly at or Tony Turner at

Make sure you let them know the night you would like to perform. Feel free to collaborate in song writing and/or your performance. If the performer is someone other than the writer, that's fine. Just let them know closer to the event.
What's the Use in Fighting
The Shoe Drops - . Canadian New

The Shoe Drops and Tony Turner in Concert
Double Bill: Tony Turner and the debut of Ottawa's newest country/grass band, The Shoe Drops
Saturday, March 11 at 8 pm
Wellington Eatery, 1008 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X9
Dan Artuso - guitar and vocals
Keith Snider - fiddle
Martin Newman - bass and vocals
Charlie Sohmer - banjo,vocals
Tony Turner - vocals and guitar
Fellas Get Outta the Way
Scott Cook - Further Down the Line Canadian New
Careful with my Heart
Scott Cook - Further Down the Line Canadian New
Harrow Fair with special guest Jill Zmud, Friday March 10th at the Black Sheep Inn
Les Nuits
Moonfruits - . Canadian New
Live in the studio with Mark Fossen and Moonfruits

Melodies by Moonlight
Sat. March 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm, $10
Mark Fossen and Annie Martel, with Moonfruits
The Old Knox Church, 2940 Old Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Canada (Cumberland)
In collaboration with the the 2017 Juno Host Committee, Ottawa 2017, and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum will open its doors, off-season, for a one-time concert experience in its majestic 113 year-old Knox Church (1904).
The double bill will feature Ottawa artists Mark Fossen & Moonfruits, both of whom will be releasing full length albums in 2017.
Don't miss out on this unique live music experience at one of the National Capital Region's most exciting heritage sites! Just a 10 minute drive east of Orleans, or 35 minutes from downtown Ottawa.
Admission is $10 in advance, or at the door.
Doors at 7 PM. Show at 7:30 (w/ intermission between acts).
All ages. Free parking. Washrooms on site. Venue is wheelchair accessible, but not transit accessible.
The organizers of this event graciously acknowledge the support of Ottawa 2017, the JUNO Host Committee, and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition
Mark Fossen - . Canadian
We Shall Not Be Moved
Moonfruits - . Canadian
Takin' You Back
Victor Nesrallah and Dan Artuso - s/t - SC 4:23 Canadian New
Victor Nesrallah and Dan Artuso
Do Right
Wild Rivers - s/t Canadian New

Released March 1, 2017

Toronto’s Wild Rivers began life as folk duo Devan & Khalid, named for Devan Glover and Khalid Yassein. The duo added Ben Labenski (drums) and Andrew Oliver (bass, guitar).

Wild Rivers says, “Though we only released our debut album ten months ago, we wanted to release something new to represent our growth and development as people, musicians, and a band. After months of touring our debut album, we were inspired to explore new areas of our music: developing a larger, richer sound while still focusing on vocal harmonies and thoughtful lyrics. ‘Do Right’ is a song that displays growth from our folk roots, along with experiences we’ve encountered as a group over the last year. It showcases a refreshing new take on Wild Rivers, featuring more energy than ever before. We’re excited to continue exploring this sound towards uncharted territory.”
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