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Monday Special Blend
Monday October 15th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky and Joel Elliot
Jumpin' Joel Flash showcases his new single! Erin Costelo - a chat, new album @ NAC Oct. 20th, catching up with Farm Radio, news about The Gomeshi Effect, a- documentary dance-theatre performance, plus as much music as we can squeeze in!

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
You Still Got Me
Jumpin’ Joel Flash & The Magic Machine - s/t Canadian New
Saturday, December 8th, 7:00 PM EP RELEASE PROM!
Makerspace North in Ottawa
There will be music and contests and booths and singing and photos and burlesque and FUN
Tickets are $5 off if you purchase before October 15th!
Performances by The Ghost Lights, Scary Bear Soundtrack, Capital Tease Burlesque, & More!
There are only 100 tickets available AND THEY'RE ALREADY 20% SOLD OUT!
My Love
Erin Costelo - Sweet Marie Canadian New
Erin Costelo's new album, Sweet Marie, is coming out on October 19th via her own imprint, Venue Records (distributed by Pheromone).

She’ll celebrate the release of the album in Ottawa on Saturday, October 20th with a show at the NAC’s Fourth Stage. Show time 8:30 pm
- show info:
Tickets are $26.25 each, plus fees

Her new documentary “Sweet Marie: In Studio With Erin Costelo” aired on September 1st in the Maritimes and is available to view here It was directed by Amelia Curran and captures a behind the scenes of the making of the new album - 10 SONGS in 10 DAYS.
to hold herself accountable she enlisted her wonderful friend, Juno-winning songwriter, Amelia Curran to document the whole thing
Erin felt is was very important to have woman helm the making of the documentary so she asked Amelia to document it.
She's an active producer, the first woman to ever win the Producer of the Year award at the Nova Scotia Music Awards, in 2017.

Although she has been compared to icons like Carole King and Nina Simone, Erin Costelo’s fifth studio album, Sweet Marie, cements her status as an utterly inimitable voice in Americana music.

On the new album, Erin looks at a world and industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her musical career – but she pushes back. Taking inspiration from sources as varied as Ryan Adams, Randy Newman, and the Staple Singers, Sweet Marie is a genre-defying album that sounds at once timeless, timely and completely fresh. Pulsing with a confident and cathartic energy, Erin’s voice soars even as her songs dive deep.

Self-produced and recorded in 10 days in January in a timber-frame home on the ocean in Little Harbour NS, Erin gathered together some of the best musicians in the country. Glenn Milchem of Blue Rodeo on Drums, Anna Ruddick on bass (Randy Bachman), Leith Fleming-Smith on organ (Matt Mays, Hawksley Workman) and Erin’s long-time guitarist and partner, Clive MacNutt. The project is complete with a “making of” documentary directed by Juno-winning songwriter, turned filmmaker, Amelia Curran. “Sweet Marie: In Studio with Erin Costelo” air on CBC TV on November 24th, nationwide.

Erin Costelo's 2016 release, Down Below, the Status Quo was nominated for a total of 12 awards in her home on the East Coast of Canada including a win for Solo Recording of the Year, R&B Recording of the Year and Producer of the Year, making her the first woman to receive the prestigious award.
All in Your Head
Erin Costelo - Sweet Marie - Lights Down Low Canadian New
Lights Down Low
Erin Costelo - Sweet Marie Canadian New

Jeff Larocque |(host of CKCU Thursday Blend Early) from, calls in

Farm Radio has a fun curling bonspiel coming up on November 3 for the public, as well as a new corporate event the day prior on Friday afternoon November 2nd. They are looking for both individuals for the Saturday event, and corporate teams for the Friday afternoon event. Proceeds support Farm Radio Internatational. Best way to have folks get in touch if they are interested is to call Jeff at 613-761-3659 or by email: The foundation website is
Just in Time to Say Goodbye
Stephen Fearing - The Art of Climbing Canadian New
Easy & Free
Vicki Brittle - s/t Canadian

Saturday, October 20th Vicki Brittle is at Irene's Pub
Show time is 9:30 pm
$12 at the door
Jeff Logan's annual Beards for Breasts show is at Live! on Elgin, Saturday, October 20th

Beards for Breasts is an annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser with all proceeds going to the OICC Head Start Program hosted by local singer songwriter / session guitarist Jeff Logan aka Jasper Bridge. The fundraiser consist of two parts; a concert w/ silent auction, and a shave. This will be the fourth time Jeff Logan has shaved his beard for the cause, raising $6,000 to date.

This years concert will feature a songwriting circle featuring Jasper Bridge; Cody Allen; & Shawn Tavenier with a backing band for the second set.

During the intermission we will have Tom Fulwood from The Brooke Barbershop perform the main event, the epic beard shave.

Huge thanks to Marc Audet from Ottawa Gig Posters for the amazing poster to promote this years event, and to Sean Sisk Photography for ongoing support and donations to the silent Auction.

Doors will be open at 8pm and the show will start at 9pm. Advance tickets can be purchased from performers or on the Live on Elgin Website:
Daniel Champagne - s/t New
******************************* a little 45-second taste of what you'll hear

He sings too!

O T T A W A - the young virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of his generation' brings his world tour to LIVE on Elgin for one night only October 21! Tickets are $15 in advance.

Tickets are very limited and available right here! Don't miss out!

“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.”
The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”
The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar”
Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’, AUSTRALIA

8:15 Jessica Ruano & Jared Davidson join us in the studio
MAYBE Emmanuel J. Simón


October 23-27, 2018
LabO, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

The Ghomeshi Effect is a documentary dance-theatre performance that tackles sexual violence in Canada, particularly how it is handled in the legal system, through an edited series of documented interviews, and uses dance to inform and interrogate the language used in the discussion of sexual violence.
LabO is uOttawa's new black-box theatre beside Artscourt!


Originally produced in Ottawa in 2017 (Ottawa International Women's Day 2017 'Femmy Award for Media'), the production is being remounted at the University of Ottawa's brand new LabO from Tuesday, October 23 - Saturday, October 27, 2018, prior to its multi-city tour across Ontario and Alberta.

Performances are at 7:30 pm, followed by a talk back with the artists and members of the community.

Presented by The eQuality Project and supported by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

Director/Writer: Jessica Ruano
Choreographer: Amelia Griffin

Lighting Designer: Benoît Brunet-Poirier
Sound Designer: Martin Dawagne
Cast: Nayeli Abrego, Leah Archambault, Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson, Gabrielle Lalonde, Joy Mwandemange, Emmanuel J. Simón, and Michael Swatton

A Good Dog Is Lost is a musical labour of love, one crafted with passion, patience and immense skill. To be released November 6th, 2018 it features singer/songwriter Ken Tizzard offering fresh versions of 11 songs written by the late great Ron Hynes, the Newfoundland folk songsmith who passed away in 2015, but whose deep and rich catalogue lives on.

Now based in Campbellford, Ontario, Ken Tizzard was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland, a locale that retains a huge place in his heart and soul. As does the work of Ron Hynes, an artist who became both a friend and songwriting mentor for Tizzard.

The roots of this project date back to November 2013, when Hynes asked Tizzard to accompany him on bass for a 12-date tour of Newfoundland, a highly memorable experience that had a lasting impact on Ken.
Interactive CKCU
Jeff Larocque
Thanks so much for having me on this morning Trish. If anyone is interested in our curling event, we will be offering a learn 2 curl session free at each one. No special equipment needed. Just wear layers, and bring a pair of indoor use only clean soled athletic shoes -

9:42 AM, October 15th, 2018