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Monday Special Blend
Monday September 2nd, 2019 with Trish Bolechowsky and Joel Elliott
Chats with musicians -Pete Eastmure who has a residency at The Cameron House, Kristine St-Pierre about her upcoming Ottawa shows and Ray Harris about the "Musical Tribute To David Wiffen". Plus music, of course!

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
All the Pretty Things That Get Us Nowhere
Jesse Daniel Smith - s/t Canadian New (watch out for ad playing at start)

Released early in August 2019, Jesse is based in Montreal
"The tune is loosely based on a quote I read that really hit me in the core of my humanity, something along the lines of "all those days that went by, I guess that was my life". I hope this tune serves as a reminder to enjoy your coffee, call your loved ones and to make sure you're being treated with the love & respect you deserve." Jesse Daniel Smith
Standing By A Hole
Pete Eastmure - Keep Your Love Steady Canadian

Pete Eastmure released "Keep Your Love Steady" in March 2019. He has a Monday evening residency at The Cameron House in Toronto, September Mondays from 6 to 8 pm.

The Players on the album:
Pete Eastmure, acoustic, electric, Nashville high string guitars, vocals
Burke Carroll, pedal steel and dobro
Kyle Charron, fiddle, mandolin
Denis Keldie, accordions
Eva Marie McCann, background vocals, vocals
James Paul, electric, acoustic bass, mission organ, broom, sleigh bells
Adam Warner, drums, suitcase, percussion
Pulling Teeth
The Cardboard Crowns - Global Citizen Canadian

The Cardboard Crowns, a band creating a mischievous maelstrom of adventure from the raw tenacity of punk, the majestic swagger of ska and not forgetting a very healthy dose of pop. High-energy entertainment is what they deliver and they're not afraid to show it!

Playing Sept.6 at The Rainbow!
The Cardboard Crowns with special guest Charlie the Kid!
Friday, September 6, 2019
Rainbow Bistro - 76 Murray Street
Fall Knows
West My Friend - In Constellation Canadian New
Salt Water
West My Friend - In Constellation Canadian New
Streetcars & Trains
Kristine St-Pierre - live in the studio Canadian

Kristine joins us in the studio after 7:30 am

Autumn Whispers: Kristine, Greg, and Mark
At Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave. Ottawa
Wednesday, September 18th at 8:30 pm, $8 at the door
Kristine St-Pierre, Greg Kelly and Mark Nyvlt singing in the round

John Allaire w / Kristine St-Pierre
SAT, SEP 21 @ 9:30 PM Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street, Ottawa
La Femmes
Kristine St-Pierre - live in the studio Canadian
A chat with Ray Harris about the "Musical Tribute To David Wiffen" taking place Saturday, Sept. 14th, 7 to 8:30 pm at Cityfolk, Ravenlaw Stage

CityFolk and CKCU FM proudly present a tribute to very special guest of honour...

David Wiffen

A spectacular collaborative performance celebrating the works of singer-songwriter David Wiffen
with performances by...
Tom Wilson
Lynn Miles
Sneezy Waters
Neville Wells
Julie Corrigan
Sandy Crawley
Ray Harris - host

accompanied by...
Frank Koller - electric guitar
Don Marcotte - upright bass

With master of ceremonies - Chris White, CKCU FM

This 90-minute concert will pay tribute to the wonderful and influential Ottawa-based songwriter, singer and musician, David Wiffen.

Nine performers will be on stage together for this performance, with seven of them sitting in a semi-circle with Frank Koller and Don Marcotte standing behind them. The participants will take turns performing Wiffen-related songs, backing one another up musically and sharing anecdotes along the way. This special tribute will end with a rousing sing-along rendition of "Lost My Drivin’ Wheel" featuring all nine performers.

David Wiffen and his wife Joanne Wiffen will be on hand to share this celebration with everyone. CityFolk Director Mark Monahan will present the Helen Verger Award to David in recognition of his enduring contributions to Canadian folk music.

An oil painting created by visual artist Arthur II will be on display during the concert.

CKCU FM host Ray Harris, initiated this tribute inadvertently when he put together a playlist for Canadian Spaces with a segment focusing on David's songs. One thing led to another! The result is not only in this unique concert but also a two-hour special edition of 'Canadian Spaces' that will feature all of the same participants on CKCU FM that morning from 10 to noon!
David Wiffen, along with recording and performing himself, has had his songs covered by Cowboy Junkies, Tom Rush, Ian & Sylvia, Harry Belafonte, Eric Anderson, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Black Crowes, Blackie & The Rodeo Kinds, Lee Harvey Osmond, Anne Murray...and are still included in the live sets of many performing musicians.

Never Make a Dollar That Way
David Wiffen - David Wiffen Canadian
More Often Than Not
David Wiffen - David Wiffen Canadian
(Lost My) Driving Wheel
David Wiffen - David Wiffen Canadian
Don't Shank my Flank
Ed Lister's Prime Rib Big Band - . Canadian


Fun and bounce and horns and wow! Trumpeter/Composer Ed Lister's Prime Rib Big Band is a beyond-fun group to behold!

They're playing this Wednesday!

The Prime Rib Big Band Autumnal Swing
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:30pm
Irene's Pub - 885 Bank Street

Ed Lister - trumpet/compositions/M.D
Nick Dyson - trumpet
Mark Ferguson - trombone
Michael Schultz - trombone
Zakari Frantz - alto saxophone/flute
Petr Cancura - tenor saxophone
Brian Asselin - tenor saxophone/alto saxophone
Richard Page - baritone saxophone
Clayton Connell - piano
JP Lapensee - bass
Jamie Holmes - drums

The Prime Rib Big Band has been active since March 1st 2017. It is a band comprised of the finest players the city of Ottawa has to offer (hence the name 'Prime Rib'). The band consists of four saxophones, two trumpets, two trombones, piano, bass and drums. All music is original material composed by trumpeter and bandleader Ed Lister. This band draws its influence from such big band greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and the modern jazz harmony edge of Thelonious Monk.
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