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Monday Special Blend
Monday September 14th, 2020 with Jumpin' Joel Flash
Canadian Music, Tales from retail, upcoming shows, and of course, Max Webster.

THERE WAS NO INTERVIEWS! What a weird week! Instead, I just played A WHOLE BUNCH OF CANADIAN MUSIC! Tracks from: The Horojo Trio, Roxanne Potvin, Kar33m, TheSoulfulPoet, Hemlock Hotel, Evil Creek, Prism, Zoo Legacy, Cody Coyote, Finely Tuned Elephant, Gelatin Skelatin, Choclair, and Max Webster!
Max Webster - High Class in Borrowed Shoes Canadian
100 Yard Dash
Horojo Trio - s/t Canadian
LOCAL MUSIC Playing Thursday!

Backyard Dinner + Horojo Trio
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 10 PM
525 Legget Drive, Kanata

From their Bio:
HOROJO Trio is a soul rockin’ rhythm & blues act that features drummer Jamie Holmes, singer/keyboardist Jeff Rogers, and guitarist/singer JW-Jones. Jeff is known as one of the hardest working artists in the nation’s capital clocking over 250 shows per year. The Ottawa Citizen says “his voice practically bowls you over with intensity, as sweet, rich and gooey as molasses in a heatwave”, while Nick Krewen (Globe & Mail,, Billboard) calls JUNO nominee JW-Jones “a frequent resident of Billboard’s Top 10 Blues charts and roots radio favourite”. Jamie is one of the most versatile drummers in the country and has toured throughout North-America and Europe and recorded in Nashville with Grammy winning producer Tom Hambridge. The trio came together organically from a chance jam session after a corporate event that was so inspired that it left the audience and the musicians wanting more. Even before their first gig, they had already been called an Ottawa “super group”, and while they admit the band name (derived from the first two letters of each of the members’ last names) is unusual, the future certainly looks bright for the exceptional HOROJO Trio.

More Horojo here:
Jump In
Roxanne Potvin - s/t Canadian New
Nuit Électrique
Roxanne Potvin - All it Was Canadian

Playing Sunday!

Roxanne Potvin @ Irenes
885 Bank St.

From her bio:
On her new five-song EP All It Was, JUNO Award-nominated singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Roxanne Potvin goes deeper into her personal journey, adding more elements to an ever-expanding sound.

Having taken full control of her career with the self-produced, independently released 2016 album For Dreaming—containing the singles “I Thought I’d Miss You” and “The March”—All It Was builds on its predecessor’s “roots-pop” approach with the help of Potvin’s loyal team that includes guitarist Christine Bougie, organist Jesse O’Brien, bassist Mark McIntyre, drummer Olivier Fairfield and others.

The EP’s psychedelic-tinged title track sets the tone for a lyrical exploration of love’s complexities, with Potvin also incorporating deep Southern soul on “I Know It’s Good,” bittersweet balladry on “Last Days Of Summer,” breezy pop on “Lonely Island,” and mesmerizing nouvelle chanson on “Nuit Électrique.”

All It Was marks Potvin’s first release with Comino Productions, and its label imprint Comino Music, which has helped produce a “video EP” that will serve as a companion piece to the music. The videos are directed by Ottawa visual artist Petr Maur and offer dynamically different perspectives on the songs, as well as placing Potvin on the cutting edge of providing listeners with a complete audio/visual experience.

Embracing new concepts has never been a problem for Potvin, who maintains a busy touring schedule on top of constantly writing and recording new material. All It Was is another major creative step forward for one of Canada’s most accomplished musical artists.

More Roxanne here:
Kar33m - s/t Canadian New
Come Alive!
TheSoulfulPoet x Kar33m - s/t Canadian New
TheSoulfulPoet (feat. Dominique Gorley) - s/t Canadian New


Thursday, September 17
220 Elgin St. 2nd Floor
Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 8:00pm
$75 per Table (max 5 guests)

From Kar33m's bio:
Known for his narrative style music, KAR33M is an award-winning R&B Fusion artist that aspires to evoke mindfulness and optimism within listeners of his music. Having performed in front of audiences that range from the small scale at coffee shops and hotel lounges to large scale at the TD Place Stadium, he creates a memorable experience for his audience with his soft groove melodies and sophisticated lyrics. In addition to R&B, KAR33M also introduces various Afrobeats elements into his music— reflecting his upbringing for the first half of his life in West Africa.

As an award-winning singer/songwriter and composer, KAR33M is currently working on developing a new music genre called R&B Fusion; a combination of elements from all music genres with R&B as the canvas. He is also currently working on launching his entrepreneurial venture called Woke Studios; an artistic residency for emerging artists to find support for their debut work.

More Kar33m here:
Woke Studios:

From Soulful Poet's bio:
TheSoulfulPoet is an Arab-Canadian independent artist from Ottawa, Ontario, whose musical palette is inspired by the likes of J. Cole, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and 6lack. Using his spoken word background and powerful delivery, TheSoulfulPoet has garnered global attention across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. The strength of his music and creative content has led him to perform at over 25 different venues across Canada in 2020, guest performing at the UN Impact Gala, and considered one of "Canada's Most Slept on Artists" by acclaimed urban media firm Shifter Magazine.

More SoulfulPoet -
Like a Ghost
Evil Creek - RUST Canadian New
I Stand Alone
Evil Creek - RUST Canadian New

From their Bio:
Hailing from the mud of Canada's capital region, Evil Creek is a 4-piece rock band that forges music honouring multiple musical traditions and appealing to a wide audience.

With a heavy groove behind energetic acoustic guitar riffs and eerie melodic vocals, Evil Creek's unique high-energy sound leaves audiences in awe. Formed in 2017, the band unites a group of accomplished musicians who capture the power and authenticity of unplugged musical performances honed through years of road work and playing live.

Evil Creek is working hard to write the songs and play the music that tells your story and lets you know you are not alone. Music, in the end, no matter how hard, how naugthy, or how brutal, is about love. We look forward to hearing from you.

More Evil Creek here:
Spaceship Superstar
Prism - Prism Canadian
Prism - See Forever Eyes Canadian

From their Bio:
NASA chose Prism’s “Spaceship Superstar” as the official song aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during its historic final flight, which speaks to Prism’s ongoing popularity, even in outer space! Meanwhile, back on earth:

They've sold millions of albums, with songs that have become standards - Spaceship Superstar, Take Me to the Kaptin, Flying, Armageddon, Take Me Away, Young & Restless, Night to Remember, Don’t Let Him Know among them. Prism itself is classic rock.

With two Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammy) for Album & Group of the Year, multi-platinum albums and a continuing legacy of sold-out shows, Prism is a must-see live attraction. The band rocks out the hits more energetically than ever, thrilling audiences nationwide.

Founding member Al Harlow’s showmanship drives Prism forward with award-winning alumni Gary Grace, Tad Goddard and Marc Gladstone’s brilliant performances of the trademark Prism sound.

Every day across the country, radio is playing the many Prism classics. Combine unstoppable world-class concerts, and the best may be yet to come.

more Prism here:
Hemlock Hotel - Hemlock Hotel Canadian New
Paper Bag Princess
Hemlock Hotel - Hemlock Hotel Canadian New

From their bio:
With past lives in R&B, jazz, franco-rock, country and progressive rock, the members of *the band have been performing and recording since the 1990s.

Working at the same multistorey office complex, the guys were introduced by a common friend when asked to play for a lunch time charity event. The connection was so good they soon after decided to form a band.

​In creating their sound, HemlockHotel weave folk, rock and country music together. Their audiences often describe them as having an Americana feel, but with Canadian roots. The band performs a mix of original and cover music in a live performance.

More Hemlock Hotel here:
Lost on Purpose
Zoo Legacy - s/t Canadian New
She'll Never Fall in Love
Zoo Legacy - s/t Canadian

From his bio:
Comprising all elements of indie excellence, the unexpected addition of hip hop makes Zoo Legacy's sound a sweet and addictive nectar.

More Zoo Legacy here:
Shifter Writeup here:
Cody Coyote - s/t Canadian New
Cody Coyote - s/t Canadian New

From his bio:
Cody Coyote was born on April 17th, 1992, raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is of Ojibwe/Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation. With his fusion of strong, profound lyricism accompanied by corresponding influential sounds, this multi-award nominated and award winning Hip-Hop/Electronic artist grasps his listeners attention and delivers a mesmerizing performance. Outside of music, Cody Coyote is also a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and is the host of “The Beat” on 95.7 elmnt fm.

While being actively engaged in the music industry, Cody Coyote’s journey includes being up for nominations in the “Best Rap/Hip-Hop CD” and the “Single Of The Year” categories at the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards as well as the “Best Music Video” category at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. Cody Coyote was a recipient of the Ontario 150 Award and received the Ottawa’s Favourite Hip-Hop Artist Award at the 2020 Ottawa Awards.

With recognition for creating positive change in the world, this dedicated artist released his second full length album “ Ma'iinganag”, on August 17, 2019, reached number 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown with his song "Manidoo Dewe'igan" in January 2020 and has released a brand new single “Debwe” on August 28, 2020.

More Cody Coyote here:
Shifter Writeup here:
Boyz will be Boyz
Gelatin Skelatin - Boyz will be Boyz Canadian New
Heavy Metal Werewolf
Gelatin Skelatin - Boyz will be Boyz Canadian

From their bio:
Ottawa based glam rock band! Bringing fun back! Playing 80s arena rock hits!

More Gelatin Skelatin here:
Finely Tuned Elephant - s/t Canadian New
Good Day for a Stroll
Jordan Robinson - Finely Tuned Elephant Canadian

From their bio:
Finely Tuned Elephant is an Ottawa based jazz/rock fusion trio formed in 2019 by guitarist Jordan Robinson, bassist Felix Labrosse, and drummer Kyle Iveglia.

More Finely Tuned Elephant here:
Let's Ride
Choclair - Ice Cold Canadian

From his bio:
Choclair is an international music icon who has set the benchmark for Canadian hip-hop, laying the foundation for artists such as Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Belly, Classified, K' naan and Saukrates. Starting at the age of 11, Kareem "Choclair" Blake followed in his older brother’s footstep, who at the time was the hottest rapper in the neighborhood. This was the bar for Choclair. His first release, Twenty-One Years, in December of 1995 was quickly embraced worldwide, establishing him as a standout rapper in the burgeoning Canadian hip-hop scene. Subsequently, five independently owned records from Choclair were featured around the globe on prestigious hip-hop compilations due to the success of Twenty-One Years.

In June of 1998, after having released 11 records, Choclair went on to achieve a Gold Record with the Rascalz on Canada’s hip-hop anthem, Northern Touch, receiving 2 Juno awards and a Much Music Award. Choclair then decided to expand his team and join forces with Virgin Music. "The opportunity with Virgin Music was great". Together with Virgin Music, his first release Ice Cold went Gold in 35 days, reaching number one on the charts. With this Choclair became a star in the music industry, having audiences recite his lyrics from front to back.

Understanding the workings of the music industry enabled Choclair to collaborate with some of the world’s premier artists such as, Kurupt, Guru, Memphis Bleek, Rahzal, Mix Master Mike, Tha Liks, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Xzibit, De La Soul, Dawn Robinson, Beenie Man and countless others. These collaborations garnered him further respect from the international hip-hop community, paving the way to even more Juno and Much Music Awards. In 2003 armed with his arsenal of awards, Gold Records, collaborations and new found knowledge of how the business works, Choclair left Virgin to restart his new independently owned Label Greenhouse Music.

Continuing his success, Choclair released the independent album Flagrant, garnering a Source Award nomination for best International Artist, and bringing home another Juno award. "This experience has been a great ride and now I am ready to take it for the whole world to see". Always actively involved in the Canadian music scene, Choclair was instrumental in helping launch the first hip-hop radio station in Winnipeg (Flava 107.9) with his company Melt In Ya Mouth Entertainment in 2004.
Poised to release his fifth and most powerful album to date, C. Evolution aims to be the quintessential album in Choclair’s success filled career. Fueled by the hunger of Canada’s hottest up-and-coming production team PHS and keeping with the already established talents of Saukrates, Solitair and Kardinal Offishall. C. Evolution is already generating an enormous buzz, leaving countless fans in anticipation. With the lead off single Move Mountains, Choclair is looking to show the world his evolution as an artist, and prove that with perseverance they too can move mountains.

more Choclair here:
Interactive CKCU
"Oiler" glenn ,,
Great jobs ( hostin' & Bud Tendin') Great online pull it off, Man! Thanks! (prerecorded coments );-)

8:43 AM, September 14th, 2020
Joel Elliott (host)
it's just how I do, Glenn!

8:56 AM, September 14th, 2020