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Monday Special Blend

Monday Special Blend
Monday July 2nd, 2018 with Joel Elliott
Long Weekend Leading into Bluesfest! What fun!

Heave Away
Jessica Pearson & The East Wind - Grave and Garden Songs Canadian New
Think of Me
Jessica Pearson & The East Wind - Grave and Garden Songs Canadian New
https://www.jessicapearsonmusic.com/

After their first international tour of Ireland, release of their Debut EP ‘Grave and Garden Songs’ in July 2017 and summer tour across Ontario, Jessica Pearson and the East Wind show no sign of slowing down. This Folk Canadiana Trio from Ottawa have since taken the stage at JunoFest, RBC’s Bluesfest and Manitoulin Country Festival as well as played with Hillsburn, the East Pointers, Murder Murder and Ten Strings and a Goat Skin! Jessica Pearson and the East wind’s music infuses Americana and Celtic sounds into their folk roots story telling.

Playing on Saturday!

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind with RedFox
Saturday, July 7
Live! On Elgin
220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 8:00pm| Showtime at 9:00pm
$10 Advance | $12 at the door
https://www.liveonelgin.com/collections/shows/products/jessica-pearson-the-east-wind
The Kid
Kimberly Sunstrum - The Kid The Wall & The Box Canadian New
Wondering
Kimberly Sunstrum - The Kid The Wall & The Box Canadian New
http://www.kimberlysunstrum.com/Kimberly_Sunstrum/KimberlySunstrum.html

Drawing musical inspiration from her Afro-Canadian roots and a very migratory upbringing, singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum emerged in the music scene with a unique perspective and sound.

This unconventional and nomadic upbringing has enabled Kimberly Sunstrum to bring a candid, exotic style of lyricism to her music, one that is fuelled by catchy lyrics, infectious melodies, and solid rhythms!

She's playing at Bluesfest on Saturday!

Kimberly Sunstrum @ Bluesfest
Saturday, July 7
Black Sheep Stage
5:00pm
https://ottawabluesfest.ca/artists/#/artist/kimberly-sunstrum
Day in Day Out
Bitter North - Vacation Days Canadian New
Neck of the Woods
Bitter North - Vacation Days Canadian New
http://www.bitternorthband.com/music/

Kaleidoscopic, post-rock, genre-bending eclectica, Ottawa’s Bitter North doesn’t know what genre’s banner to fly under, but they are happy as undefinable music explorers, dirt on their knees, thumbs out, with a style uniquely their own. Boot-stomping, drum-driven sing-alongs, give way to eerie harmonies, subtle synthesizers, tantalizing guitar riffs, which support soaring lead vocals. The songs weave in and out, endings and beginnings blur, subtle to heavy and back.

Playing on Thursday!

Bitter North, Onionface, and The Dant Danners
Thursday, July 5
House of Targ
8:00pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2085104741519426/
One Day
Jasen Colson - Tomorrow is Another Day
https://open.spotify.com/album/48jR8upIQPlV5S1gA3VukG

Jasen is a multi-instrumentalist whose career as an Ottawa Musician spans nearly 20 years, covering a wide range of groups and styles.

Highlights include drumming/fronting hard rock outfit Twelve34 as well as twice touring Europe as the drummer of celtic punk band, Siobhan. Jasen played keys for the musical theatre production Phantom of the Opry, staged at Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre in February of 2017. He currently plays drums and sings with pub rockers Brown Paper Bag.

In 2012, Jasen released his premiere solo album Tomorrow Is Another Day. Mainly influenced by prog, rock and pop, his piano based approach to songwriting offers a light artistic feel with radio friendly appeal.
Beg, Borrow or Steal
le Meow - York St. Canadian New
https://www.lemeowmusic.com/audio

Infused with soul and smothered in sass, leMeow is Gin Bourgeois on vocals and James Rooke on bass, accompanied by Brent Hultquist on keys and Jansen Richard on drums. They formed in 2015 to release their debut single "Evening Blues", characterized by acclaimed radio broadcaster Alan Cross as “sultry coolness.”

In 2016, the group released their first studio album. In its first week, ‘York St’ charted on college radio and landed leMeow showcases at some of Ontario’s premier music festivals. They also won the 2016 Yamaha Canada Band Competition which enabled them to travel to Japan and perform for award-winning bassist and composer Nathan East.

Playing Bluesfest TWICE!
Thursday, July 5 - 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm - Casino du Lac-Leamy Free Programming
Saturday, July 14 - 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm - Claridge Homes Stage
Birthmark / Tache de naissance
Amanda Lowe - Birthmarks & Collarbones Canadian New
https://amandalowe.bandcamp.com/

Sri Lankan/Canadian multi-lingual singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that writes music that can be sweet, heartbreaking, and enchanting. With just her voice, guitar and vocal looping, combined with Zachary Perron's delicately charming electric guitar/e-bow/maschine accompaniment, they create a warm and inclusive environment highlighting life’s dark, cloudy and sunny days.

Playing on Saturday!

Sarah Siddiqui and Amanda Lowe at Backdrop
Saturday, July 7
Backdrop Restaurant and Bar
160 Metcalfe
8:00pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/661389890875729/
Heartbeat
Alanna Sterling - Alanna Sterling Canadian
https://soundcloud.com/alannasterling

Alanna Sterling is a part-time unicorn, full-time rockstar. Her powerful, unduplicatable voice is an unlikely discovery in small-town Ottawa. This rainbow haired character delivers the full spectrum of performance: from jazz R&B, rock to ska, disco to grunge. Expect to hear her solo on trumpet or saxophone, or do cartwheels up and down her 3.5 octave range. Alanna is an outspoken advocate for mental health and uses her songwriting as a platform to express her personal struggles with trauma, depression and anxiety. She wields music as a potent tool to transform those struggles into something beautiful. Her ultimate goal as a musician is to provide her listeners with a voice they can resonate with, helping them to overcome their own personal battles. In 2016, Sterling paired up with Kira, Dan and Rob, and the music evolved into a multidimensional soundscape. Together they formed Sterling & the Silvers, a dynamic group guaranteed to give you goosebumps and make you groove.

Alanna Sterling & The Silvers @ Bluesfest
Sunday, July 8
Claridge Home Stage
4:30pm
https://ottawabluesfest.ca/artists/#/artist/alanna-sterling-the-silvers
Calling Out
Red Fox - Red Fox Canadian
Running
Red Fox - Red Fox Canadian
Breaking Down
Red Fox - Red Fox Canadian
https://www.facebook.com/RedFoxBand/

RedFox is a five piece indie-folk band based in Montreal, Quebec. Their sound is primarily comprised of acoustic-based music with hints of indie rock. Played by a 5-piece ensemble which includes bass, guitar, violin, banjo and percussion. Their dynamic and energetic sound is influenced by bands such as Punch Brothers, Mumford & Sons and Paramore.

Playing on Saturday!

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind with RedFox
Saturday, July 7
Live! On Elgin
220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 8:00pm| Showtime at 9:00pm
$10 Advance | $12 at the door
https://www.liveonelgin.com/collections/shows/products/jessica-pearson-the-east-wind
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