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Monday Special Blend
Monday January 20th, 2020 with Trish Bolechowsky + Joel Elliott
after 7:30 am, interview with Tangi Ropars of Moskitto Bar, after 8 John Ian in the studio, plus music by Orit Shimoni, Sarah Harmer, Tami Neilson, Durham County Poets, Teihard Frost, Birdie Whyte, Mikhail Laxton, Peters & Pilgrim, Julian Bertino

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
Soft Like Snow
Orit Shimoni - Soft Like Snow Canadian
From the 7th of her 9 albums to date

Orit Shimoni plays in Wakefield at The Black Sheep Inn
Friday, January 31st
Tickets are $25, including taxes
Dan Bern in Concert s/g Orit Shimoni
St. Peter's Bay
Sarah Harmer - Are You Gone Canadian New

Sarah Harmer's forthcoming Are You Gone will be released Feb. 21st, 2020. Her first new album in 10 years.

Harmer released album opener "St. Peter's Bay," her latest, which follows the previous single from the album, "New Low." Harmer is quoted saying "St. Peter's a love letter to wilderness and the depth of human feeling."
You Were Mine
Tami Neilson - Chickaboom! Canadian New

Featured in Billboard Magazine, Jan. 15, 2020

"You Were Mine" is the 4th single from Tami's full-length album "CHICKABOOM!", out 14 Feb 2020

Tami is on the "Best of Americanafest 2019" lists in Rolling Stone, No Depression, Wide Open Country and Concerthopper!
I've been Living With the Blues
Durham County Poets - Hand Me Down Blues Canadian
released September 22, 2019
Nominated for 2019 Maple Blues Awards New Artist or Group of the Year
Black Sheep Inn, Sat., May 16 @ 8:00
Ottawa Winter Jazzfest - Jan 30th to Feb. 1 at Arts Court, Ottawa

A festival for 5 - 12 year olds
Sunday Feb. 16, Monday Feb. 17 (Family Day in Ontario)

Girls to the Front - Featuring Lynn Miles & Brea Lawrenson, with host Julie Corrigan
Monday, Jan. 20th at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank St., Ottawa PWYC


Tunes After Noon, Sat. Jan. 25 from 1 -4:30 pm at Moose McGuire's (3320 McCarthy Rd, Ottawa) hosted by Greg Kelly features Ron Mills

Gentlemen of the Woods
Irene's Pub, Saturday, Jan. 25th


Bluegrass Mondays this week features Maple Hill and s/g Michael Ball on fiddle
Mon. Jan. 20th at Pressed , 750 Gladstone Ave.
Brushy Forks of John's Creek
Teilhard Frost - As The Crow Flies Canadian (released Nov. 2018)

Show announce - Old Sod Society presents Teilhard Frost
Jan 25th at Rosemount Hall
General Admission ($22.00) HST included and NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE FEE.
"Teilhard Frost is a multi-instrumentalist, specializing in traditional fiddle tunes,
with a particular interest in the Appalachian Mountains.
He has spent the last twelve years touring with critically acclaimed band Sheesham, Lotus and ‘Son,
while developing his solo show. Living on Wolfe Island, he makes banjos, supper, and his bed."
$25 if purchased at the door, and if available. released November 18, 2019
Using simple rhymes and melodies, songwriter Bet Smith aims to teach simple lessons about nature and inspire children to go outside and explore.
Pardon my Lips
Birdie Whyte - Going to the Races Canadian

I am so pleased as punch to let you all know that I'm releasing my very first full length album on Sunday January 26th, 4PM at The Record Centre! An early, family friendly, pass the hat affair with my band of Sound Ponies, Dave Bignell, Chloe Laberge, C. A Jackson, Sal Valley and Nik Field. My Rubber Rose pal, Haley Wolk will be our warmer upper!!

I can't say enough about how happy I am with this album and all the choices I made through this maiden voyage into making a record. One of my happiest choices was to make a limited run on vinyl only, (with the help of The Record Centre) and turn the rest out on all digital platforms (available now, so have a listen). A record is a maker of time, art is vessel for understanding our experiences, for me this album does just that and I will love it to the end of time. Come celebrate with us!

Album release Sunday!

Birdie Whyte Album Release
w/ Haley Wolk
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 4 PM
The Record Centre- 1099 Wellington St.
Chetre Vechir
Moskitto Bar - Moskitto Bar (12) Canadian released March 29, 2019

@ 7:40 am: Moskitto Bar phone interview with Tangi Ropars
Performing at NAC Fourth stage on Friday, Jan. 24th for the Fridays at the Fourth series

their contact number is 647-470-2643

“It is not only about the music. In a deeper way it is about the connection between cultures…” Tangi Ropars, leader of Moskitto Bar.

"Moskitto Bar is a fresh and unique sound created in the multi-cultural hub of Toronto, Canada. Their sound combines a beautiful and original mix of Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi Middle-Eastern and French Celtic music.

The project was initiated by Tangi Ropars when he met newcomers Yura, from Ukraine, and Ahmed, from Iraq. In June 2016, during a gathering in Northern Ontario, they met every day in the woods to share and teach each other their respective melodies and rhythms. As they were playing, the rural Ontario mosquitos, were joyfully feasting on the multicultural group inspiring their eponymous name.

Almost two years later, the trio connected with the notable violin player, Fethi Nadjem freshly landed for Algeria, adding his oriental flavour to the sound mix.
More than the music, despite their diverse traditions, political and social stories, they share a deeper connection, a mutual love and respect for each other and a common desire to spread messages of unity."
Hop Stop Kanada
Moskitto Bar - Moskitto Bar (12) Canadian
Baby We Got Love
Mikhail Laxton - Whiskey & Wine - (Wine)

Australian Bushfires Relief Show
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Calabogie Brewing Company - 105 Schneider Road, Kanata
GET YOUR TICKETS! $15 on Eventbrite, or $20 at the door!
Cold Hands Warm Heart
Peters & Pilgrim - Cold Hands Warm Heart Canadian New
from Cold Hands Warm Heart, released November 22, 2019

Bringing together sounds from folk and indie rock, Peters and Pilgrim conveys a sense of calm through gentle vocal melodies, simple guitar-based arrangements, and a unique dynamic sensibility.
Based in Gatineau, QC, Peters & Pilgrim is Christiane Pellerin and David Peters

Playing Sunday!

Caveboy, Peters & Pilgrim + more
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 8:30 PM
LIVE on Elgin - 220 Elgin St.
Sometimes in Summer
John Ian - live in the studio Canadian
~8:15 am John Ian joins us in the studio, playing live
He opens the show for Jack Pine & The Fire at Irene's on Sat. Feb. 1st
tickets $15
Jack Pine 8th anniversary show

$12, $13.59 with the service fee

For the first time John Ian performs with a band, following a challenge issued by Jack Pine (aka Gareth Auden-Hole) to get ready and have a band for this show!!

"JOHN IAN (+BAND) is Raw. Unpolished. Real. And for the first time he's not alone on stage! At times somber but never hopeless, in his intense, poetic and heartfelt songs inspired by folk, rock and alternative music. John Ian tells stories, observes and ponders. Despite the sadness and the madness in this world there always is a way out of the darkness into the light. John is a member of the LGBTQ community and the fact that hes transgender explains the long journey and many detours he had to take to reach a state of finally feeling okay in his own skin and having a voice he feels comfortable singing with."
Good Luck Goodnight
John Ian - live in the studio Canadian
HeadSpaces ii. 33BPM Premiere
Julian Bertino - s/t Canadian

10-String Electro-acoustic Weather!

The first concert of 2020 presented by the Ottawa Guitar Society features none other than local 10-string guitarist extraordinaire Julian Bertino. Julian works actively with many composers to expand the 10-string guitar repertoire and is a very promising young composer.

Playing Thursday!

Julian Bertino - Young Artist
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM
The Art House Café - 555 Somerset Street West
Interactive CKCU