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Monday Special Blend
Monday December 2nd, 2019 with Joel Elliott & Robin Hodge
No Trish, no Kim, so Joel brought in his good friend and band mate/theatre friend Robin! They're playing tunes, yik yakking, and generally having a great time!

Freight Train
Wychwood - Country Blues (Live @ the log Drive Cafe) Canadian

Wychwood might just be the world’s first “blackgrass” band. The duo of Chrissy Steinbock (vox, guitar, saw) and Tim Kitz (vox, banjo, kick drum) play old murder-ballads and generally dark or weird traditional folk songs, with some bright and sentimental spots thrown in for contrast.

Playing Friday!

FLISS w/ opening act Wychwood
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:30 PM
The Art House Café - 555 Somerset Street West
Time to be a Star
Johnny Pandora - Time to be a Star
Rock Me Baby
Johnny Pandora - Rock Me Baby

His slogan is: “NOBODY CAN’T STOP ROCK’N ROLL Black hair, Black eyes, Black leather, This is SAMURAI ROCK’N ROLL” As the last Rock’n Roll samurai in Japan, Johnny pledges to keep Japanese Rock’n Roll alive in the heart of the Tokyo.

"Johnny” Daigo Yamashita, started his musical journey in Tokyo at the age of 18 after first encountering Rock’n Roll during junior high. He followed his new passion and released his first CD in 2011, titled Jeana For Young. He went solo soon after the success of his first album and now is a mainstay performer throughout Tokyo and other major metropolitan cities around the world. He is known around Japan for his unique style as well as his attractiveness. International rockabilly fans expect big things out of him, especially since he is one of the few successful young and promising rockabilly singers in the world. He is making his own new Rock’n Roll sound by infusing traditional Japanese music styles with specialty music of his own rock roots such as rockabilly, punk, and blues. He calls his musical style SAMURAI ROCKN’ ROLL. He wanted to capture the essence of his warrior ancestors. By mixing Japanese culture with western Rock’n Roll, Johnny was able to transform the Japanese music scene with his creation of SAMURAI ROCKN’ ROLL.

Playing Thursday!

Johnny Pandora (Samurai Rock’n Roll Band from Tokyo) + more
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8 PM
House of TARG - 1077 Bank Street
Won't you Be
Helen of Joy - I ran for cover under the sea Canadian
Deep Water
Helen of Joy - I ran for cover under the sea Canadian

Helen of Joy is the sonic equivalent of driving alone on a long dirt road at 3 am. Much like being in one's car, there is a sense of warmth and safety to their music, but there is also something more sinister lurking than what is merely in front of you. There are familiar sounds in their work, no doubt, but those are just friendly hands to cling onto as you enter the unknown.

Playing Saturday!

A Very Mayo Christmas w/ Helen of Joy, Peaks, The Pale Light, & The Tackies
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8 PM
Rainbow Bistro - 76 Murray Street
Theatre Kraken presents THE WOLVES, a play by Sarah DeLappe! Joel speaks with Actor Robin Hodge about the play, rehearsal schedules, and general theatre stuff!

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. The Wolves follows nine teenage girls as they warm up for their indoor soccer games. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigour of a pack of adolescent warriors. As the teammates warm up in sync, a symphony of overlapping dialogue spills out their concerns. By season's and play's end, amidst the wins and losses, rivalries and tragedies, they are tested and ready — they are The Wolves.

January 30–February 8, 2020 (Preview January 29)
Tuesday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,
Matinees, February 1, 5, and 8, at 2:30 p.m.
The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue
Chopin Nocturne in B major Op. 62, no. 1
John Kofi Dapaah - s/t Canadian


John Kofi Dapaah is a pianist crossing the boundaries of the classical and jazz world. John has performed in recitals and concerts in Japan, Austria, and throughout Canada. He has played in recital series such as the Ottawa International Chamberfest, Cathedral Arts Series, Jugend am Klavier and L’Oasis Musicale to name a few. John made his orchestral debut with the Gatineau Conservatory Orchestra in a concert playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 23. Most recently, he performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 with the Georgian Bay Symphony. John has also performed for dignitaries such as the former Governor Generals of Canada; Michaëlle Jean and the David Johnston, and numerous Ambassadors to Canada. John’s composed work for string quartet was performed with choreography at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The 2019/2020 season will feature a series of chamber music concerts with established and emerging musicians from the Ottawa Region in his concert series – Studio Sessions. John will also release a jazz album with his trio along with Michael Curtis Hanna and Roxanne Goodman entitled “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”.

We talk to John about his new album AND his upcoming Xmas concert on December 14!

Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Ottawa Pianos - 1412 Bank St.
Round My Heart Again
Jumpin' Joel Flash & the Magic Machine - Jumpin' Joel Flash & the Magic Machine Canadian

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION! An acoustic mini machine is playing this Sunday!

Sunday Shorts: Jumpin' Joel Flash
Sunday, December 8, 2019 2 PM – 4 PM
The Art House Café - 555 Somerset Street West
Not So Long Ago
Angelique Francis - Kissed by the Blues Canadian
What Have You Done
Angelique Francis - Kissed by the Blues

Angelique Francis is a versatile and exceptionally gifted young musician with talent that is way beyond her years.

This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer song writer and composer has played some of the biggest venues across Canada and the USA. Angelique first took to the stage at age 7 and made her American national television debut at age 13 on the Oprah Network, for writing and composing an original theme song for the Gayle King show.

She has an insatiable appetite for many different kinds of music, and has wowed audiences across the globe with her stage presence, instrumentals, song writing abilities and her deep textured vocals. She is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including Blues, Soul, folk, Jazz and Rock.

Playing Friday!

Angelique Francis
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9 PM
Rainbow Bistro - 76 Murray Street
Black and Blue
Emily Burgess & The Emburys - Never Ending Fling Canadian New
Sugar Coated love
Emily Burgess & The Emburys - s/t Canadian New

Emily Burgess & The Emburys were named ‘Best New Group’ at The Maple Blues Awards in 2019. At the heart of this Peterborough, Ontario trio is creative songwriting, harmonies, and a group sound that is as dynamic as it is inventive. Emily Burgess (guitar/vocals), and Marcus Browne (drums/vocals) have steered the ship of this mighty little group since 2017, with Dawson McManus joining on bass in 2019.

In very short order, the band has travelled every direction, criss-crossing the continent from Electric City, WA to Hubbards, NS, from Thunder Bay, ON to Atlanta, GA, wowing audiences with their big sound and unassuming nature.

Playing Friday!

Emily Burgess & The Emburys with s/g The Low Profiles
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:30 PM
Irene's Pub - 885 Bank Street
Interactive CKCU
Tim from Wychwood
Thanks for playing our track off the top! For what it's worth, we call ourselves 'blackgrass' (half tongue in cheek) because we play a lot of traditional murder ballads and tend to be dark and feral-sounding (hopefully) where a lot of classic bluegrass tends to be upbeat and flashy, musically anyways. Granted, "Freight Train" is one of our more cheerful-sounding songs...

4:56 AM, December 4th, 2019