Blues Bourbon and BBQ – Quebec Blues Artists on Fire!

There is nothing better than adding sizzling Blues to sizzling BBQ ribs.

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That is exactly what will happen on the weekend of Aug. 22nd and 23rd at the Cosmodome in Laval.

A parade of Quebec Blues’ artists will hit the stage while the sweet sounds of food being sizzled on a BBQ add the background.

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Please listen below to what is happening, a few words from some of the artists and … great tunes!

Thanks for listening!

 

 

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Dundees Upcoming Schedule

Aug 20th  Becky Fiset Cote

Sept 4th – Rick Keene 50th Birthday Bash feat. Nasty Habits  (Rolling Stones Tribute Band)

 

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A Talk with a Blues Legend; Mr. James Cotton. Part One and Two.

James Cotton requires no introduction…

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Introduced to the music of Sonny Boy Williamson at the age of nine – seventy-eight years later; there’s no looking back.

Cotton has played with everyone who is anyone in the history of The Blues. B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton … The history pages are not big enough to contain a list ..

James Cotton’s main ‘gig’ was playing with Muddy Waters’ band for twelve years, an apprenticeship which earned him the chops and the right to become the most sough after harmonica player in the Blues – if not music.

HARMONICA MASTER JAMES COTTON TO PERFORM IN MONTREAL!

“Among the greats of all time…He blazes on harp with brilliant virtuosity.” –Rolling Stone

Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton and his band, touring in support of his latest Grammy-nominated CD, COTTON MOUTH MAN, will give a special performance with Taj Mahal and John Mayall at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in Montréal on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

James Cotton’s most recent CD, COTTON MOUTH MAN is a joyous celebration of Cotton’s 71 years as a professional musician (beginning at age nine). Cotton has recorded almost 30 solo albums, including two highly-regarded releases for Alligator in the 1980s, the famed Harp Attack! with Junior Wells, Carey Bell and Billy Branch in 1990 and the Grammy-nominated Giant in 2011.

Recently, the Fes2013 Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year.

He also won three Living Blues Critics’ Poll Awards including Blues Artist Of The Year (Male), Album Of The Year (for COTTON MOUTH MAN) and Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica).

Cotton’s current road band includes vocalist Darrell Nulisch, drummer Jerry Porter, bassist Noel Neal and guitarist Mark Williams. Concert information is as follows:

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Event: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Venue: Place des Arts – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Address: 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
City: Montréal, Canada
Phone: 514-871-1881
Showtime: 7:30pm
Ticket price: $59.00-$80.50 (taxes and fees included)

Please listen to part one and two of my interview with Mr. Cotton …

*James recently survived a bout with throat cancer – please excuse his hoarseness.

 

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James is appearing at the Montreal International Jazz festival on June 27th. Buy Tickets Here!


 

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Steve Rowe Lets His Guitar Do the Talkin’ ….

It’s been a while since Steve Rowe’s older brother inspired him to play guitar. Forty – five years – give or take a lick …

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Listen below as Steve speaks about his new CD, his album launch and many other subjects relating to his long and storied Blues’ career.

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Bands for Baskets – Friends in Need!

Peter Angrove knew a lot of people in the music community.

The year was 2005 and given all the advances in technology – people were still starving. What shocked Angrove the most was how many families were struggling in the West Island.

Peter Angrove of Pincourt – decided to do something about it.

He gathered a few of his musical friends and placed them together in the form of a concert. The funds raised through tickets, raffles and merchandising- is all going to the underprivileged for food baskets during the Holiday season.

The first year, $2500.00 was raised and has leveled off around the $5000.00 mark in the subsequent years. Not bad for a fundraising effort just before the holidays.

Bands for Baskets is aided by the volunteers from the Lakeshore Kiwanis Foundation. This means that all of the people involved are strictly volunteers and not one cent of the money raised goes to anything except the needy. Something which makes Peter’s heart proud.

This year, a ticket cost $10.00 and a raffle ticket is $5.00 that gives you, a chance to win half of the money raised in a raffle held during the show. This way, according to Peter, more tickets are sold and more money is raised even after giving the prize away to the lucky donor.

win – win situation for all involved.

This year,  the annual calendar which will be available for sale at the show, has special meaning to Angrove and his family. For the second unfortunate year in a row, the Angove’s have lost a family member through death. Two seasons and two of Peter’s brothers gone. Last year, John was featured in the calendar dressed as Santa – this year it is Michael’s turn.

Please help out the needy in the West Island. After all they could be your neighbor.

December 2 @ Calistoga Grill in Pointe Claire

Show starts at 4pm

100% of the money raised goes to the Lakeshore Kiwanis Foundation who – in turn, distribute Christmas Baskets to the needy.

Please help everyone have a Merry Christmas!

Scheduled Performers

Big Fun

This is True

Moonlights

Jam Avenue

Roxfield Pointe

For the seventh year in a row – Special guest … Blues Guitarist Extraordinaire

Steve Rowe

The show starts at 4pm with opening act …

Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe

Don’t be a Grinch! Help the Whos from Whoville !

See you then !