Interviews with the Fringe festival and local musician Rory Taillon! Plus, a lot of drive in concerts, new local tracks, and Max Webster!
|Drive and Desire|
Max Webster - Universal Juveniles
I’m playing Max tracks every week in tribute to Trish! After hostin’ (with the mostin’) The Brew for the past 6 years, she has stepped down from the role. She’s my BRFF (Best Radio Friend Forever) and I miss her greatly. Luckily, Webster is there to help us through all those darned emotions.
Graham Lindsey - s/t
|NEW LOCAL MUSIC! Latest single from graham’s upcoming new album!
Graham Lindsey is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, writing inventive and varied tunes. His compositions don’t follow the traditional Irish, Scottish or other Celtic styles, and the subtle differences bring a unique feel and rhythm to each tune. Graham was nominated for his 2019 album “TradHead” by the Canadian Folk Music Awards in the Instrumental Solo Artist category (2020).
His main project is the band “From Away”, and he regularly appears as a side-player with numerous artists including Anna Ludlow, Sarah Burnell, Lindsey & McGregor and more.
Check him out here: https://grahamlindsey.com/
|FRINGE GOES ONLINE!
Ottawa Fringe is an open-access festival where 100% of ticket sales belong to the artists. A free market for the performing arts. Programming is selected by a lottery, not curators. Lottery aside, anyone is welcome to submit a Bring Your Own Venue show (BYOV) and have equal billing in the Fringe Festival program. The Fringe has returned more than $1.62 million to artists since 1997.
Due to isolation, they’ve gone online!
“Despite not being able to gather in person this year, the thought of a June without Fringe was too much to bear! So we’ve partnered with local artists and arts & community organizations – Capital Pride, Ottawa Storytellers, Ottawa School of Theatre, TACTICS – to present a series of free digital events streamed directly to your device.
Daily shows! Check out the schedule below!
|Next in Line|
Slack Bridges - s/t
|NEW LOCAL MUSIC! Drops July 3!
Drawing on the classic soul ballads of Al Green, William Bell and Bill Withers (R.I.P.), this slow burner intends to take you on a trip down memory lane. And the theme is about a struggle as timeless as the music: ‘Next in Line’ was written in solidarity with those who work twice as hard to get half as far.
Check them out here: www.slackbridges.com
Aria - s/t
NEW LOCAL MUSIC from Aria, who sings in English, French, Persian and Spanish!
“After stumbling over the TV controls when 3 years old in her Ottawa home, taking the channel to MTV playing Britney Spears, Hit Me Baby One More Time, ARIA's destiny to become a pop star was sealed.”
Check out more of Aria here: https://www.facebook.com/fairytaleofaria
|Things I Do|
Andy Shauf - The Neon Skyline
Spectrasonic presents an all-request livestream with Andy Shauf June 30 at 9pm!
This one-hour performance will help to raise funds for a variety of causes, including his neighbourhood's Parkdale Community Food Bank, Nia Centre for the Arts (a Toronto-based not-for-profit arts centre that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora), and Andy Shauf's band and crew. Fans can make song requests by visiting Andy's Twitter or Instagram (@andyshauf), or through the Facebook event page!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2652035355081649/
Tickets online here: https://noonchorus.com/spectrasonic/
$12 presale on now! (voucher code ALLREQUEST)
|Tout près du bonheur|
Marc Dupré & Céline Dion - Refaire le monde
TD Musiparc Gatineau
Friday, July 3, 2020 at 9 PM – 11 PM
Drive in Concert! WHAT FUN! https://www.facebook.com/events/2441912826033600
More Marc here: https://www.marcdupre.com/
#CanadaPerforms at the RBC Bluesfest Drive-In, presented by The National Arts Centre and RBC Bluesfest!
This series of live concerts is being presented at Place des Festivals – Zibi (Gatineau, QC) on July 31-August 1 and August 7-8. Grab your friends, drive-in, and enjoy this live concert from the comfort of your own vehicle. Spend the night by the waters of the Kitchissippi and tune into our dedicated station for an incredible sound experience!
Only 400 tickets available for each show! Check out the schedule and buy tickets below!
|My Heart’s Lone Ranger|
Emily Burgess & The Emburys - Never Ending Fling
Supposed to be playing in Wakefield this weekend! COVID Cancelled! :(
Check em out here instead: http://www.theemburys.com/
|High Class In Borrowed Shoes|
Max Webster - High Class In Borrowed Shoes
|Rumba on Kent St.|
Miguel De Armas Quartet - What’s to Come
Miguel De Armas is a versatile jazz pianist and composer. He weaves strands of Cuban and American jazz influences in a compellingly eclectic way. Born in Havana, Cuba, Miguel studied at the Conservatory Amadeo Roldan and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte with a Bachelor in Cuban Percussion.
Now Miguel has brought his musical talents to the city Ottawa, Canada which he considers his adopted home. His hope is to introduce Canadians to the works of an original Cuban talent whose performances are nothing short of a master class in original Cuban jazz rhythms.
Check him out here: https://www.migueldearmas.com/
Rory Taillon - Drifting
|Wilful & Blind|
Rory Taillon - Drifting
Rory Taillon - Drifting
|NEW LOCAL MUSIC!
Rory Taillon released ‘Drifting’ in May… during the height of isolation! So he rolled by my palace to yik yak the album, writing, recording, and choosing to release without being able to tour!
He also told me all about receiving the second round of the Ottawa Music Development Fund from The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC)! Rory, along with other recipients Kimberly Sunstrum, Miguel De Armas & Lynne Hanson, are playing a special Canada Day streaming show through Rogers 22! Holy Wow!
Rory’s Website: http://www.rorytaillon.com/
OMIC Canada Day Concert: https://www.facebook.com/events/672747833305813/
Ottawa Music Development Fund: https://ottawamic.com/omdf-fd
Max Webster - Max Webster