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Monday Special Blend
Sunday May 20th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky and Joel Elliot
Elaina Martin is all about Westfest, June 8-10! Liv Cazzola of The Lifers Ottawa release show June 1st, Live! on Elgin, Ashley Newall & Danielle Allard in the studio, album party Sat. May 19 @ Collabspace (70 Bongard Ave.)

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
Denton, TX
Lake Urmia - Wine Time Canadian

In (Ottawa-based) Lake Urmia, Elsa Mirzaei and Kat Pavelic make sad songs to dance to. Tangled in hypnotic synth tones and a tug between the East and the West, the band's careless and catastrophic moods unearth sequences of day-dreams, diaspora, and queer identity.
Tyler Kealey - s/t Canadian

Spell was recorded in 2018 with Eric Eggleston of Johnny Hall Productions in Ottawa as part of an upcoming album.

As one half of a dueling pianos show, his energy, talent, and story-telling ability have made him a favourite within the Ottawa music scene. Drawing from his piano-pop influences, Tyler has crafted an original sound that walks a fine balance between good pop sensibility and untamed, free adventure in his music.
As a solo dance artist and choreographer from Ottawa Artin Avaznia is defying the conventional description of a dancer and introducing an uncommon perspective. With his visuals and live performances, he intends to give the art form a more foreground and creative representation.

Artin will be performing at 8:40 pm on June 8th on the Thom Fountain Team main stage!
Proud Bad Parent(s) Chris Morrissy, Lisa Georges, Andrea Morrissy, Rusty Martin and Neal Phandis will make their Westfest debut this summer.
Thom Fountain Main Stage in Hintonburg on Sunday, June 10

Bad Parent members haven’t ruled out composing their own music in the future but for now they prefer to cover indie rock artists like Detroit Cobras, The Babies and Lord Huron in addition to more mainstream songs by The Rolling Stones, Wilco, and Sheryl Crow.
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
Leonard Sumner - Rez Poetry Canadian

Leonard Sumner
Anishinaabe MC, singer, and songwriter, Leonard Sumner's storytelling flows directly from the shores of Little Saskatchewan First Nation, located in the heart of the Interlake of Manitoba. Sumner's self-determined sound is evidence of his ability to simultaneously occupy landscapes of multiple musical genres including Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, Country, and Rhythm and Blues.

With every vibration of the strings on his guitar, Leonard rattles the dust off truths that have been buried for far too long, while on stage he sings awake the consciousness of audiences who may have been unaware of their slumber. In this era of unsettling history and healing wounds of the past, Sumner's music is an incredible expression of medicine, that walks the line between fortitude and fragility.

On the Thom Fountain Team stage on June 8th!
Niishzhoowe (Knee-sh-zho-way) means "two voices" in the Anishinaabemowin language. An Indigenous acoustic duet who share songs about pride, healing, and resurgence of Indigenous identity, it's made up of Gabrielle Fayant-Lewis, who is Metis from Fishing Lake Metis Settlement in Alberta, and Josh Lewis who is Anishinaabe from Wikwemikong First Nation.
Wake Up - Rita Carter ft. Jahnear
Rita Carter - s/t Canadian
Rita Carter is playing WESTFEST 2018 on June 9 at 7pm with her band

Song: “Wake Up” ft. Jahnear
Artist: Rita Carter
Featured Artist: Jahnear
Written by R. Kyeyune, B. Altidor, D. Kibalenko
Produced by Rita Kyeyune of Rita Carter Music
Recorded by Sarju Jagai at The Cave Recording Studio in Ottawa, ON, Canada
Mixed by LJ Jagai at The Cave Recording Studio / Additional Mixing by Mitch Stone, Paul Ross
Mastered by DJ OTR
Rita Carter: vocals, acoustic guitar
Jahnear: additional backup vocals
Lyan Kang: bass guitar
Salah Adam: djembe
Komi Olaf: cover art
For the very first time in 15 years Westfest will host TWO after-parties on the Friday and Saturday nights of the festival upstairs at Tom Brown Arena. Doors open at 10 pm.

The party continues after Saturday's Thom Fountain Team Main stage headliners The Pursuit of Happiness with a Live Music After-Party upstairs at Tom Brown Arena! Featuring Blues rock performers River City Junction with Thomas Starwalker Clair, and a drum solo performance by Mauro Scatozza.

Fully accessible and licensed: Beau's All Natural Brewing Co., Top Shelf Distillers, and Creekside Estate Winery will be serving up the best the local beverage scene has to offer.

$5 Cover / All proceeds go directly to supporting Westfest's 15 Anniversary Celebration and its artists.

Thanks to LouLou Lounge for providing the furniture & decor.
New Eyes
The Lifers - Honey Suite Canadian New

The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario. May 16th they released their 2nd full length album, Honey Suite. They are touring this summer with the new album
On tour with them is Annie Sumi

Anita Cazzola - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Liv Cazzola - Vocals, Accordion, Ukelele
Jillian Sauerteig - Cello, Vocals
Sam Boer - Drums, Vocals
Braden Phelan - Electric Guitar
Sam Fitzpatrick - Bass

Annie Sumi
Annie Sumi:
Annie Sumi is an ethereal-folk artist that captures the colours of the Canadian landscape with her lyrical melodies. Her playful vocalization reflects the dynamics of the natural world. With the release of her sophomore album, "In the Unknown", Sumi has shared this collection of stories with audiences across the country.
Ottawa Music Bus Presents: The Lifers s/g Jessica Pearson
Friday, June 1 at 8 PM at Live! on Elgin
220 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P1L7
Tickets: $10 in advance // $15 at the door
Front Door
The Lifers - Honey Suite Canadian New
To mention:

Girls to the Front, Monday, May 21st, 8 pm at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank st., Ottawa - Melanie Brulee, Delaney Grant and host Julie Corrigan

Monday, May 21st at Live! on Elgin
Rory Taillon and Christine Jackel at LIVE on Elgin at 8 pm

Jerry Leger, Graham Nicholas and Rey Sabatin @ Irene's May 26th at 9:30 pm

Jack Pine + Campbell Woods

Sat, Jun 2 @ 9:00PM Irene's Pub, 885 Bank St, Ottawa, ON
Campbell Woods, Jack Pine, Joe McDonald and The Walkin' Hawks
10$ 9:30 Showtime
Ashley Newall + Danielle Allard have a new music video coming, Danielle's got a new album, and there is new Ottawa music app that's involved in all of it somehow

Ashley Newall joins us in the studio.
You're Outta My Head
Newall & the Gang - s/t Canadian New

Girls to the Front, Monday, May 21st, 8 pm at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank st., Ottawa - Melanie Brulee, Delaney Grant and host Julie Corrigan
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