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Monday Special Blend
Monday February 18th, 2019 with Joel Elliott
Family Day! To celebrate, Trish left me by myself. :( So I brought in the multi-talented Brad Cutler to help out!

Small Victories
Greenbank - Glory Days Canadian
Le Maire
Moonfruits - Ste-Quequepart Canadian

Greenbank can’t stay away from a piano, and neither can we. We’re looking forward to having their sweet harmonies, smooth piano chops, and mellow 70s vibe in our hall. They draw on the folk-rock sounds of the Guess Who and the Laurel Canyon scene, while anchoring their subject matter firmly in the present day. Greenbank is made up of Jim Breslin (Guitar/ Vocals) and Craig Smyth (Keyboards/ Vocals), and their sound is bigger than their numbers would have you think. Based in Thunder Bay, Greenbank have just released their second album, Glory Days.

Opening for Greenbank will be Ottawa’s Moonfruits. Partners on and off stage, Alex Millaire & Kaitlin Milroy are practitioners of “folk bilingue”. Their harmonies are stunning, and their instrumentation is original. Their latest project, Ste-Quelquepart, (Saint Somewhere), is an elaborate fiction, telling the tales of an imaginary village in Eastern Ontario.

Playing Folkus Concert Series in Almonte!!!

Greenbank w/ Moonfruits
Saturday, Feb.23 - 8:00pm
Almonte Old Town Hall Auditorium
14 Bridge St., Almonte

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Lights Down Low
Erin Costello - Sweet Marie Canadian

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.

Playing Saturday & Sunday at the NAC!

Blue Rodeo w/ Erin Costello
Saturday, Feb.23 & Sunday, Feb.24 - 8:00pm
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St., Ottawa

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Some Kind of Creature
Roxanne de Bastion - Roxanne de Bastion
Red and White Blood Cells
Roxanne de Bastion - Roxanne de Bastion

Born in Berlin to a musical, bilingual family, she started composing and performing at the age of 15. Soon after, Roxanne moved to London, equipped with her guitar, her songs and a one-way ticket.

Glastonbury’s legendary acoustic stage, a showcase at Folk Alliance in the USA, opening for Martha Wainwright, Ricky Ross and Thea Gilmore as well as touring in her own right across Europe only account for a handful of events that filled by Roxanne’s diary over the past twelve months. Her debut album and follow-up EP garnered support from BBC6, Xfm, The Sunday Times, R2 Magazine to name a few. In Germany, Roxanne has even made the prime time news together with Taylor Swift in a feature on the future of music as well as receiving national press in FAZ and Intro Magazine. Roxanne de Bastion is no stranger to the independent music scene supporters across Europe.
UFO Song
Abigail Lapell - Getaway Canadian New
Down By The Water
Abigail Lapell - Getaway Canadian New

Toronto folk noir songwriter Abigail Lapell draws from roots, indie and punk rock traditions. Hailed as an artist to watch by NOW Magazine, she's toured across North America and Europe, performing on vocals, piano, harmonica and finger style guitar. Closer to home, she's completed tours by bicycle, canoe and train. Lapell won the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year and the 2016 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award from the Ontario Arts Council. Her new album, Hide Nor Hair, is out now on Coax Records.

Playing Wednesday at Irenes!

Abigail Lapell LP release w/ Jamieson Mackay
Wednesday, Feb.20 - 8:00 pm
Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St., Ottawa

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You’re Outta My Head
Newall & The Gang Feat. Danielle Allard - n/a Canadian
Bad Way To Live (Good Way To Die)
Slo’ Tom & The Handsome Devils - Musta Been A Pretty Good Night Canadian

Join Ray and Lefty from Friday Nite Truck Stop, with their friends The Whiskey Standards and a slew of special guests, celebrating the life and music of The Man In Black, all nite long!! Proceeds go to CKCU. Bring some cash for raffle prizes, including prize packs from The Record Centre, and customized Johnny Cash Guitartwork from Hipcrank!

Special guests include Slo' Tom, Pat Moore, Steve Stacey, Mabel Beggs, Ashley Newall, Jon Laurie-Beaumont, Howie Hooper, Maria Hawkins & Vince Halfhide!

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash
Saturday, Feb. 23
The Rainbow Bistro
76 Murray St., Ottawa
Doors 8pm | Music 9pm
Tix $12 advance | $15 door

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Holy Smokes
The Chocolate Hot Pockets - The Feast Canadian
Freezer Juice
The Chocolate Hot Pockets - The Feast Canadian


The Chocolate Hot Pockets are a powerhouse quartet based in Ottawa, Ontario. The group is comprised of 4 virtuosos who are fluent in numerous styles of music ranging from jazz / fusion to hip hop and neo-soul.

The band has already recieved a huge amount of press from local radio stations as well as local T.V and CBC Radio. The group in constantly making their presence known by performing regularly across Ontario. Their debut album 'The Filthy Chapter' was a huge statement for the band and was recieved very well by fans and a sold out C.D release launch party. The band is now getting ready to take the album and a bunch of new tunes on the road through Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Guelph. This is a band to watch out for.

Playing Saturday in Kanata!

The Chocolate Hot Pockets
Saturday, Feb.23 - 8:00pm
Brookstreet Hotel - Options Bar
525 Legget Drive, Kanata
Valois - We're All in This Together But You Canadian
Valois - We're All in This Together But You Canadian

Glitter awesome!
Interactive CKCU
Joel Elliott (host)
These are not in the right order, and I'm only sorta sorry about it.

8:26 AM, February 18th, 2019
Ray H.
Thanks for the plug!

9:46 AM, February 18th, 2019