Category: RBC Bluesfest Revue

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (6)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (6)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers Musk Ox Progressive Chamber Folk July 18 @ 5:00pm – Barney Danson Stage Myers Brothers Band Blues, Americana July 18 @ 3:00pm – Myers Brothers Band New Swears July 14 @ 6:00pm – Canadian Stage Ornaments Rock July 16 […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (5)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (5)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers HILOTRONS July 16 @ 8:15pm – Canadian Stage Joe Gaspar Band July 12 @ 3:30pm – Monster Energy Stage Kaleigh Watts July 10 @ 6:00pm – Barney Danson Stage Lynne Hanson and The Good Intentions July 9 @ 6:00pm […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (4)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (4)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers Moroccan Sun July 18 @ 3:30pm – Bell Stage Flight Distance July 15 @ 8:15pm – Monster Energy Stage G. Grand July 11 @ 4:00pm – Claridge Homes Stage Gold and Marrow www.goldandmarrow.com Folk, Pop July 14 @ 7:15pm […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (3)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (3)

With so many great Ottawa local perfomers, who are you most excited to see? Share your picks in the comments below! Local Performers Drew Nelson www.drewnelson.ca Blues, Rock, Alt Contemporary July 17 @ 6:00pm – Monster Energy Stage Eddie Quotez www.eddiequotez.com Rhythm and Poetry July 11 @ 3:00pm – Bell Stage Ella Berman July 19 @ 5:00pm – Barney FET.NAT […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (2)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (2)

We’re continuing our list of local Ottawa performers with BONE, Bosveld, Brandon Allan, Brea Lawrenson Band and Buck N’ Nice. Check back daily to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Complete list of all performers can be found at www.ottawabluesfest.ca/lineup/ or by date at www.ottawabluesfest.ca/lineup/by-date/ www.ottawabluesfest.ca Local Performers BONE July 12 @ 9:30pm – […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers

Bluesfest is just two weeks away and there are a ton of great performers such as Nas, Simple Plan and The Tragically Hip as well as 49 local acts such as Gold and Marrow, Hilotrons and The Revue’s very own Kristine St-Pierre. In support of Ottawa’s summer music festival we will posting information about the local musicians that will be […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (10)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (10)

Here’s the last list of local performers at this year’s festival. Stay tuned for gig picks, photos and interviews with Ben and Darren! Local Performers The Yips Rock July 17 @ 6:00pm – Canadian Stage AIR LOOM by THE YIPS Thrifty Kids. Pop July 9 @ 6:00pm – Barney Danson Stage Winchester Warm Folk July 15 @ 6:00pm – Barney […]

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Discussing “Alternatives” with Royal Canoe

Discussing “Alternatives” with Royal Canoe

There is an increasing number of musicians and bands who are bucking the trend of being categorized under a single genre. They’re moving seamlessly between pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, synth-pop, dream-pop, electronica, folk, and you name it. Some have done it with varying degrees of success while others are still trying to find that sweet spot. For Winnipeg’s Royal […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest – An Interview with Blues Musician Peter D. Harper

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest – An Interview with Blues Musician Peter D. Harper

Peter D. Harper is an Australian-American singer-songwriter who specializes in blues and roots music. Actually, Peter was born in England before moving to Australia as a young child and now he calls Detroit home. Together with his band Midwest Kind, Harper makes foot-stomping, hand-clapping music. Harper, by the way, doesn’t just sing, but he’s an accomplished didgeridoo and harmonica player. […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Hanging Out with Deltron 3030

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Hanging Out with Deltron 3030

In our continuing series of interviews and other events with artists at this summer Ottawa Bluesfest, we (which includes the gents at Tacklebox Productions and me) had an opportunity to sit down and hang out with Deltron 3030 before their set. What’s not shown in the video is that after the interview, Del hung out with the gang from BlakDenim […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – “What’s His Name” with Mac DeMarco

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – “What’s His Name” with Mac DeMarco

During the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, we walked around with Canadian indie star Mac DeMarco, asking people if they knew his given first name. We even gave hints in our Pick-4 for that day’s Bluesfest lineup. If they responded correctly, they got a hug from Mac (and those who didn’t respond correctly still got to embrace the goofball of indie rock). […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part II)

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part II)

This is Part II of a series of interviews with Ottawa-area performance that we did at this year’s RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. In this video compilation, you’ll find: Indie band, Amos the Transparent, who are building a national following Bella Cat, a singer-songwriter with an incredible, soulful voice Indie rockers, Cold Capital Local, blues-rock icons, The Fiftymen The garage rock of […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part I)

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part I)

At this year RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, we had a chance to meet with all 32 Ottawa acts performing at the 10-day festival. Today, we present to you the first of four videos. In this video, you’ll find: Hip hop, producer, and entertainer extraordinaire Atherton Veteran blues-soul band Firebelly Singer-songwriter James Leclaire The alt-country rock of Jonathan Becker & The North […]

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In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

It’s been three days since the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest ended, and like many festival goers withdrawal is in full force. There’s a part of me that wishes the festival would be re-starting tonight, which is quite the opposite of what I was feeling on Sunday night when exhaustion had overcome me. This was my 11th Bluesfest, and every year I […]

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Pick-3 for RBC Bluesfest, July 13 – The Sam Roberts Band, Lord Huron, and Said the Whale

Pick-3 for RBC Bluesfest, July 13 – The Sam Roberts Band, Lord Huron, and Said the Whale

It’s the last day with another eclectic array of music. Be sure to catch some of the aspiring young artists at the Black Sheep Stage during Be in the Band and get any last-minute t-shirts, posters, and other memorabilia at the merch tent. The Sam Roberts Band – 8:00 on the Claridge Homes Stage There was a period where Sam […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 13 – Farewell Davidson, Still Winter Hills, and The Red Rails

RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 13 – Farewell Davidson, Still Winter Hills, and The Red Rails

It’s the last day, and, if you’re like us, depression might be setting in since it will be another 364 days before Bluesfest returns. But, let’s make the most of it and what a better way to start than to see some emerging, young artists perform. You can commence the day at the Black Sheep Stage to see elementary, junior […]

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Pick-3 for RBC Bluesfest, July 12 – Thornetta Davis, Nostalghia, and Deltron 3030

Pick-3 for RBC Bluesfest, July 12 – Thornetta Davis, Nostalghia, and Deltron 3030

The folks at Bluesfest are offering a wide range of music today – hip hop, rap, blues, blues-rockk, electronic, rock, punk, you name it. With so much diversity, what do you see and where do you go? Well, hopefully we can assist you with your decisions. Thornetta Davis – 8:00 on the Black Sheep Stage Long-time and celebrated singer-songwriter, Thornetta […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 12 – Sound of Lions, Atherton, Wicked Grin, John Allaire & The Campistas, Jonathan Becker & The North Fields, and Catriona Sturton

RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 12 – Sound of Lions, Atherton, Wicked Grin, John Allaire & The Campistas, Jonathan Becker & The North Fields, and Catriona Sturton

Two more days left, and there’s a 6-pack of local performers to check out. As usual, they are listed in chronological order. Click on the performers’ name to get a fuller description. You can also check out the full list of Ottawa artists here. 1:30 Sound of Lions have the privilege of opening the final Saturday of Bluesfest. Their trip-hop/pop sound is riveting, and […]

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Pick-3 for RBC Bluesfest, July 11 – July Talk, Yung Lean, and BadBadNotGood

Pick-3 for RBC Bluesfest, July 11 – July Talk, Yung Lean, and BadBadNotGood

It’s the last weekend of Bluesfest, and Mark Monahan and friends have put together a stellar lineup to get the weekend off to a rollicking start. July Talk – 9:30 on the River Stage The RBC Bluesfest has a long history of bringing in some of the emerging Canadian indie bands just as they are about to hit their peaks, […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 11 – Amanda Rheaume and Keturah Johnson

RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 11 – Amanda Rheaume and Keturah Johnson

Just two Ottawa-area performers on the slate for Bluesfest today. It’s an interesting pairing as one is a veteran singer-songwriter who has been recognized among the best in the region and Canada and the other is a young singer-songwriter who is well on her way to becoming a star. Both perform at 6:00 tonight. Click on the performers’ name to get a fuller […]

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