Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ginger St. James and Snowheel Slim w/Special Guest Ray Harris - Feb 23 - 8PM
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ginger St. James and Snowheel Slim w/Special Guest Ray Harris - Feb 23 - 8PM

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ginger St. James and Snowheel Slim with Special Guest Ray Harris. Doors - 7:30pm, Music 8pm. - Tickets $20.

Ginger St. James

Born to entertain, Ginger St. James’ song-writing and voice are as powerful as they are poignant. Powerful in a way where it’s hard to believe such a voice comes from a five-foot frame. Poignant in a way that the music and the message rings true through the test of time. Her repertoire blends country, rockabilly and blues with a sultry voice and commanding stage presence. 

Ginger St James brings a combination of high energy and incredible sweetness to the stage that is beyond comparison. You won't be able to resist falling in love.

Ray Harris

Born in Bowmanville, Ontario and raised in Shawville, QC, Harris is a 20-year veteran of the Ottawa scene, having played with with the Sunbleached Skulls, Lefty McRighty, George Stryker & the Bandits, Mustang Ranch, The Willies, as well as hosting dozens of songwriter circles, charity and tribute shows. His first release "East End, West End, North End, South End" collected songs written over a few years during his travels locally as well as several trips to Nashville and Georgia. The album received regular airplay on local stations CHUO, CKCU and CHIP-FM. His second album "Poorly Kept Secrets" was released in 2013 and his third will be released in 2016.

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Midnight Vesta w/Special Guests Quirk
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Midnight Vesta w/Special Guests Quirk

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Midnight Vesta w/Special Guests Quirk. Doors - 7:30pm, Music 8pm. - Tickets $20.

Midnight Vesta is a Canadiana band based out of Toronto, ON. Since the release of their debut EP, ‘The Sleight of Hand’, which garnered national airplay on college radio, the band has been working the 401 and expanding an audience with their live performances.  

Their 2017 release ‘Seconds’ sees the progress from a banjo driven folk band, to a guitar laden quartet smothered in harmony.

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Songwriter’s Showcase - Tia McGraff with Tommy Parham
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase - Tia McGraff with Tommy Parham

Songwriter’s Showcase - Singer/Songwriter Dean Batstone hosts International Recording Artist Tia McGraff with Tommy Parham for an evening of songs, stories and laughter that promises to leave you smiling inside and out. Doors 7:30 PM - Music 8 PM - Tickets $20. 

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award-winning Americana/Country singer-songwriter from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish and Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent has been described as “haunting and soul-gripping.”

With six album releases, four videos on CMT Canada, various film/television placements, and numerous nominations and awards - including Americana album of the year first ballot nomination for 2016 Grammy Awards - have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fanbase that continues to stretch beyond demographics.

Tia’s latest release, ‘Crazy Beautiful’ - produced by Colorado native, husband and longtime collaborator, Tommy Parham - was released in 2015, and immediately impressed Americana and Country radio programmers in the USA, Canada and Europe, resulting in significant activity on various airplay charts. Tommy, who moved to Nashville, TN in 1998 with a staff songwriter deal in hand, and soon became one of Music Row’s sought after hit writers, is credited with cuts by major label artists, including Lee Greenwood, and film placements in movies starring Ashley Judd, among others.

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ian Tamblyn and Kate Weeks - Feb 17, 2018 - 8PM
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ian Tamblyn and Kate Weeks - Feb 17, 2018 - 8PM

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ian Tamblyn, with special guest Kate Weeks. Doors - 7:30pm, Music 8pm. - Tickets $20.

Ian Tamblyn

Ian Tamblyn has been a working  musician since 1972. He has released dozens of albums of his work as well as acting as producer for many other artists.  Over the years Ian has written too many songs and has given up on counting them. He has also written fourteen plays and over one hundred theatre soundtracks.

Mr. Tamblyn has received a number of awards and nominations. In 2012, Ian was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society for his guiding and creative  work in the Canadian Arctic. He has been awarded the Estelle Klein and Helen Verger Awards for his contributions to Canadian folk music; he has a honourary doctorate from Lakehead University, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University and was voted English Songwriter of the Year in 2010 by the Canadian Folk Music Awards, amongst other awards and nominations in the music and theatre world.

Ian's songs have been covered by numerous artists and there is a tribute album of his work entitled Coastline of our Dreams featuring artists like Lynn Miles, Susan Crowe , Hart Rouge and Valdy.

Kate Weekes

Northern wilderness adventurer Kate Weekes captures the landscape of her travels in song.  Dog mushing above the Arctic Circle on a Norwegian fjord in the winter of 2017 has influenced her most recent body of work.  Kate’s live performance is laden with candid stories of human migration and time in the bush.  Kate was received the 2017 Songs from the Heart Award from Folk Music Ontario i in the political category for her song 'Sing it to the Hills’.

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Songwriter’s Showcase - Steve Marriner - Feb 16, 2018 - 8pm
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase - Steve Marriner - Feb 16, 2018 - 8pm

Songwriter’s Showcase - Singer/Songwriter Dean Batstone hosts lead signer of MonkeyJunk Steve Marriner for an evening of songs, stories and laughter that promises to leave you smiling inside and out. Join these 2 songsmiths as they share the stage. Doors 7:30pm - Music 8pm - Tickets $20. 

Steve Marriner, (born 1984 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer based in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered attention in the Ottawa blues scene in his early teens as a prodigy blues harp (harmonica) player. He also plays baritone guitar, electric guitar, piano, Hammond organ, upright bass and electric bass). Since 2008, he has been the frontman, singer, one of two guitarists and harmonica player for the Canadian rock'n'roll-blues group MonkeyJunk. The band's album To Behold won the 2011 Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year.

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - Feb. 15, 2018 8PM
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - Feb. 15, 2018 8PM

Doors Open 7:30. Music at 8!

Following the philosophy of the venue, The Northern Ramble open stage is focused on the encouragement and forwarding of the art and joy of songwriting. Offering a professional listening room environment to songwriter’s of all levels - beginner to veteran - to expose their unique creativity to a live crowd and enjoy the atmosphere of encouragement, mentoring and feedback from peers and music lovers alike. 

If you’d like to ensure a place on the stage, email us at dean@northernramble.com in advance of the Thursday on which you’d like to perform, and we’ll add your name to the list for that evening. You can also sign up on the evening of, but preference will be given to those who offer advance notice via email. Each performer will be asked to keep their performance to 1-3 songs [no covers]. The venue will limit the evening to approximately 2 hours shows [approx. 6 performers/evening], with some flexibility according to turn out etc. 

Whether you’ve just written your first songs or are a seasoned veteran looking for an ideal venue to try your latest inspirations, this stage will welcome you!

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Rory Taillon, with Jordan Dubeau
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Rory Taillon, with Jordan Dubeau

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Rory Taillon, with special guest Jordan Dubeau. Two unique, up and coming BNR favourites in one great evening of music. Doors - 7:30pm, Music 8pm. - Tickets $20.

Rory Taillon has been playing guitar and professionally training his pipes for over a decade, and with the release of his debut EP "Closure" in 2012, fans all over Canada have gotten a taste of the music wrought by that dedication: a mesh of grungy acoustic rock, rootsy blues, and introspective folk married to Rory's signature vocal style that leaves audiences spellbound. 

www.rorytaillon.com 

Jordan Dubeau is a singer/songwriter based in the Ottawa Valley. Excited to start off the new year with some fresh material off his soon to be realised solo EP. He uses catchy guitar riffs and his unique writing style which seems to always paint a pretty picture using an untraditional canvas.

www.jordandubeaumusic.com

 

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Songwriter’s Showcase - Lynn Miles - Jan. 26. 8pm
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase - Lynn Miles - Jan. 26. 8pm

Songwriter’s Showcase - Singer/Songwriter Dean Batstone hosts Northern Ramble favourite, Juno Award winner Lynn Miles for an evening of songs, stories and laughter that promises to leave you smiling inside and out. Join these 2 veteran songsmiths as they share a chemistry on stage that is rare and inviting. Doors 7:30pm - Music 8pm - Tickets $20. 

Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time.

www.lynnmilesmusic.com 

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Songwriter’s Showcase with Special Guest Vicki Brittle
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase with Special Guest Vicki Brittle

Singer/Songwriter Dean Batstone hosts Arnprior Singer/Songwriter Vicki Brittle in the New Year’s first segment of our popular series featuring shared songs & stories. - Come and see why this is one of BNR’s most enjoyed series. Doors - 7:30pm, Music 8pm. - Tickets $20.

Vicki Brittle blurb: At the age of 18 I realized music was my calling and what I am meant to do. Since then I have continuously been writing professionally, gigging and continuing to better myself as a musician. The only thing I wish to constantly provide myself with from music is happiness, and I continue to do that on a daily basis by simply writing a song or never forgetting to play other artists music. I feel so privileged for the life I lead today, and only hope to share my sound with the world, to create a simple togetherness of feelings and understanding.

VickiBrittle.com

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - Jan. 18, 2018 8PM
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - Jan. 18, 2018 8PM

Doors Open 7:30. Music at 8!

Following the philosophy of the venue, The Northern Ramble open stage is focused on the encouragement and forwarding of the art and joy of songwriting. Offering a professional listening room environment to songwriter’s of all levels - beginner to veteran - to expose their unique creativity to a live crowd and enjoy the atmosphere of encouragement, mentoring and feedback from peers and music lovers alike. 

If you’d like to ensure a place on the stage, email us at dean@northernramble.com in advance of the Thursday on which you’d like to perform, and we’ll add your name to the list for that evening. You can also sign up on the evening of, but preference will be given to those who offer advance notice via email. Each performer will be asked to keep their performance to 1-3 songs [no covers]. The venue will limit the evening to approximately 2 hours shows [approx. 6 performers/evening], with some flexibility according to turn out etc. 

Whether you’ve just written your first songs or are a seasoned veteran looking for an ideal venue to try your latest inspirations, this stage will welcome you!

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Renfrew’s own ‘Reckless’ in Concert
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Renfrew’s own ‘Reckless’ in Concert

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Renfrew’s own Reckless Jan. 13 at 8 pm. Doors open 7:30 pm.

All tickets for the Nov. 24, 2017 date will be honoured at the door and further tickets are available.

Reckless is a rock and roll band that was formed in 2012 by Lester Behm & Rick Lewis. The current line up consists of Rick Lewis (Vocals, Guitar), Lester Beam ((Vocals, Guitar), David Smith (Drums)  & Matthew Laurier (Bass).

Influences include; Aerosmith, ACDC, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Eagles, Buddy Holley,Tom Petty, Elvis Presley

The band has many originals songs written by Lewis / Behm. A first CD was released in 2015 and another is currently being recorded in studio.

Reckless has a classic rock sound, with a solid bass and drum foundation. From hard driving rock and roll / blues influenced guitar riffs to melodic ballads that are filled with passion and love for “the music”.

Visit Reckless on Facebook

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents multi-award winning MonkeyJunk in Concert!
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents multi-award winning MonkeyJunk in Concert!

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes back Monkey Junk in Concert December 15 at 8 pm. Doors open 7:30 pm.

Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes.  Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics. Their fifth Stony Plain Records release, Time To Roll is unique in that it incorporates elements of all four of their previous recordings with added maturity in songwriting and instrumentation, cementing MonkeyJunk’s originality and sound as its own.

As one of the hardest working bands on the scene today, these Canadian ambassadors of blues/rock are constantly working to up their game in terms of songwriting and musicianship, with the results being evident on Time To Roll.  In just over a year since the release of their seminal recording Mood Turn Red, MonkeyJunk has delivered 10 top-notch tracks that are consistent with the quality and passionate delivery they are known for.  “We wanted to push ourselves to work hard and to work efficiently and focused – to see what we could come up with in a shorter period of time. The result is a brash, groovy as always collection of songs that show where the band has been and where we have arrived in eight and a half years of writing, recording and touring.”

Visit www.monkeyjunkband.com

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - December 14, 2017 8PM
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - December 14, 2017 8PM

Doors Open 7:30. Music at 8!

Following the philosophy of the venue, The Northern Ramble open stage is focused on the encouragement and forwarding of the art and joy of songwriting. Offering a professional listening room environment to songwriter’s of all levels - beginner to veteran - to expose their unique creativity to a live crowd and enjoy the atmosphere of encouragement, mentoring and feedback from peers and music lovers alike. 

If you’d like to ensure a place on the stage, email us at dean@northernramble.com in advance of the Thursday on which you’d like to perform, and we’ll add your name to the list for that evening. You can also sign up on the evening of, but preference will be given to those who offer advance notice via email. Each performer will be asked to keep their performance to 1-3 songs [no covers]. The venue will limit the evening to approximately 2 hours shows [approx. 6 performers/evening], with some flexibility according to turn out etc. 

Whether you’ve just written your first songs or are a seasoned veteran looking for an ideal venue to try your latest inspirations, this stage will welcome you!

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents North Easton
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents North Easton

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes back North Easton Fresh off a 4 week Australian Tour December 8 at 8 pm. Doors open 7:30 pm.

Born on Vancouver Island, the youngest of three boys, North started writing songs as an escape from his older brothers with his mother (his inspiration) forbidding the older boys to pick on him when he practiced piano. It’s no surprise that North traded great grades for blisters and early music accomplishments - Winner of 106.9 The Bear’s Rock Search; $100,000 in NEWCAP Radio’s Big Money Shot; Indie Pop Album of The Year with his band Garrity; Winner of Song of the Year.com for best country song; International Songwriting Competition 2014 Semi Finalist (TURN) and 2015 Finalist (LOVE LIKE THAT). North’s songs have also been featured in independent films and placed in US syndicated television. 

North is a massive participant and contributor to the future of the song-writing community as Ottawa Co-ordinator for the Songwriter’s Association of Canada (SAC); Founding member and one of 8 prominent songwriters in The Collabor8tors a Canadian song-writing initiative; Ottawa Curator for The Acoustic Guitar Project, a global song-writing initiative. His dedication to inspiring and developing songs and careers for established & emerging artists is tireless. 

North Easton is an accomplished performer and award-winning Canadian songwriter with an aptitude for writing evocative, thought-provoking lyrics and melodies. This, coupled with his powerful, heartfelt vocals, delivers a listening and visual experience that is uniquely North Easton. On October 15, 2016 North released his first solo album “One of the Lucky Ones” to an enthusiastic full house in Ottawa. As his first single “Change” builds momentum on AC radio, North looks to the road and to performing at festivals and eclectic venues across the country - all the while, igniting his audiences along the path.

Visit www.northeaston.ca

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LIVE from the Northern Ramble -  Radio/TV Simulcast - Second Annual ‘A Northern Ramble Christmas’
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE from the Northern Ramble - Radio/TV Simulcast - Second Annual ‘A Northern Ramble Christmas’

SOUNDCHECK WITH MEGA MIKE & DR DAVE

In Association with YourTV

MONDAY DECEMBER 4TH, DOORS 6:30 PM - MUSIC 7 PM

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!

LIVE from Batstone's Northern Ramble...which is a Monthly LIVE Online Radio (www.rbxradio.com) Broadcast Event and future TV Release (YourTV/OttawaValley)

Episode 7

The second annual 'A Very Northern Christmas' welcomes in the holiday season at Batstone's Northern Ramble. Celebrate the Christmas season with this FREE Christmas concert featuring a variety of guest artists, including North Easton, The Weeks Family [w/Morgan Weeks Music], Danah-Lee, Terry Macleish, Tara Shannon, Dean Batstone and more, singing traditional and original Songs of the Season! limited seating for this live radio/TV/internet simulcast….come and be part of the live studio audience and bring your Christmas Spirit AND singing voices! 

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. STAY TUNED!

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Combined CD Release Celebration Featuring Danah-Lee and Tara Hope
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Combined CD Release Celebration Featuring Danah-Lee and Tara Hope

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Danah-Lee and Tara Hope in celebration as both artists release new albums. December 1st at 8 pm. Doors open 7:30 pm.

Dana-Lee

Growing up in Ontario, Canada, Danah-Lee studied music and excelled in musical theory. But the groundwork for her knowledge began at a very young age, when she would literally steal the music out of the trash after Sunday morning church services. At the time, she was determined to learn the complexities of chords, vibrations and sounds; wanting to know how each sound flowed together in different forms to create music. Since then, Danah-Lee has learned how to use her knowledge freely and has developed a framework for creating music to express what is happening internally.

After a life changing winter vehicle rollover (which nearly took her life), Danah-Lee has been pumping out music which sparked her album, The Post Concussion Syndrome. Danah-Lee has been teaching music, holding workshops and music camps for the last decade and is a lover of orange cats!

Tara Hope

Tara Hope lives in a beautiful part of Canada called the Ottawa Valley. She grew up on a horse farm and has spent most of her life in the country with her family (which has consisted of a few humans and many different kinds of animals). Tara has always found joy in music and always immersed herself in it one way or another. She especially loves writing and can often be found doing just that at her home studio, Harbour Music.

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - November 30, 2017 8PM
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - November 30, 2017 8PM

Following the philosophy of the venue, The Northern Ramble open stage is focused on the encouragement and forwarding of the art and joy of songwriting. Offering a professional listening room environment to songwriter’s of all levels - beginner to veteran - to expose their unique creativity to a live crowd and enjoy the atmosphere of encouragement, mentoring and feedback from peers and music lovers alike. 

If you’d like to ensure a place on the stage, email us at dean@northernramble.com in advance of the Thursday on which you’d like to perform, and we’ll add your name to the list for that evening. You can also sign up on the evening of, but preference will be given to those who offer advance notice via email. Each performer will be asked to keep their performance to 1-3 songs [no covers]. The venue will limit the evening to approximately 2 hours shows [approx. 6 performers/evening], with some flexibility according to turn out etc. 

Whether you’ve just written your first songs or are a seasoned veteran looking for an ideal venue to try your latest inspirations, this stage will welcome you!

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Doc Yates w/Special Guest Jordan Dubeau
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Doc Yates w/Special Guest Jordan Dubeau

Due to some unfortunate circumstances the Saturday, November 25th show has been canceled. Our thoughts and prayers are with Doc Yates and his family.

Doc Yates was raised on a small farm in the outskirts of Woodstock ON. Son of a large animal vet and brought up on road where three generations of the Yates family
has been born and raised. Doc came into music late in life but coming from a long
line of storytellers writing music came very naturally to him. Singing was another
talent discovered late in life. Now his rootsy soulful voice is the emphasis for many of
the songs.

Visit DocYates.com

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Renfrew’s own ‘Reckless’ in Concert
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Renfrew’s own ‘Reckless’ in Concert

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Renfrew’s own Reckless November 24 at 8 pm. Doors open 7:30 pm.

Reckless is a rock and roll band that was formed in 2012 by Lester Behm & Rick Lewis. The current line up consists of Rick Lewis (Vocals, Guitar), Lester Beam ((Vocals, Guitar), David Smith (Drums)  & Matthew Laurier (Bass).

Influences include; Aerosmith, ACDC, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Eagles, Buddy Holley,Tom Petty, Elvis Presley

The band has many originals songs written by Lewis / Behm. A first CD was released in 2015 and another is currently being recorded in studio.

Reckless has a classic rock sound, with a solid bass and drum foundation. From hard driving rock and roll / blues influenced guitar riffs to melodic ballads that are filled with passion and love for “the music”.

Visit Reckless on Facebook

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Dylan Menzie in Concert
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Dylan Menzie in Concert

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Dylan Menzie in Concert November 18 at 8 pm. Doors open 7:30 pm.

With a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition, PEI’s Dylan Menzie made an indelible mark in the talent-rich Atlantic Canadian music market. In 2016, he was a finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition on the back of his breakout single, “Kenya,” which then spent two weeks at number one on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 leading up to the release of his 2016 album Adolescent Nature. Drawing clear influence from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Joel Plaskett without being derivative of any one, the quality of these songs heavily belies the young artist’s age. He’s performed alongside acts like City & Colour and Ron Sexsmith and at major events like Canadian Music Week and the Edmonton Folk Festival, and if he continues on his current trajectory of each new song, each new release eclipsing its predecessor, he’ll soon be impossible to ignore.

www.dylanmenzie.com 

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Songwriter’s Showcase with Special Guest Dan Paul Rogers
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase with Special Guest Dan Paul Rogers

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Dan Paul Rogers for an evening of songs and stories November 17, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Born in Trenton, Ontario, Canada, making Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, his home since the early 70’s.

Dan was influenced at a young age by traditional fiddle and country music which is still to be found in his country contemporary sound.

Numerous television credits include appearances on Family Brown Country, Ronnie & The Browns, the Tommy Hunter Show, the Childrens’ Hospital of Eastern Ontario Telethon and the Heart Institute Telethon of Eastern Ontario.

Has toured Canada, coast to coast, including performing twice on a northern tour of Canada’s isolated armed forces bases.  This took him as far north as Alert, N.W.T.

Concert performances have included working with such notables as Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Reba MacIntire, Gene Watson, John Schneider, Jim Glaser, Lee Greenwood, Ferlin Husky, Freddie Hart, Carol Baker, Faron Young, The Whites, Bill Anderson, George Jones, Mac Wiseman, Johnny Cash and extensive touring with Ronnie Prophet and The Family Brown including dates in the U.S. and The Netherlands.

Dan has had over a dozen singles to date, all becoming nationally charted, including What Has Happened, Love’s Cheatin’ Line, One Good Reason, I Believe In Country Music, Ramblin’ Blue Eyes, Just A Little Doll, Lovers’ Game, Don’t Cry Lady and Rumour.

Visit Dan on Facebook.com/Dan-Paul-Rogers

www.ottawacountrymusichof.org/inductees/danpaulrogers

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ian Sherwood w/Special Guest Dean Batstone
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ian Sherwood w/Special Guest Dean Batstone

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Ian Sherwood in Concert November 16 at 8 pm. Doors open 7:30 pm.

Ian Sherwood’s fifth studio album “Bring The Light”, produced by Daniel Ledwell, is filled with the same hooky cleverness that has endeared Sherwood to his audiences. This time, the deft work of Ledwell’s production brings Sherwood’s songs a new dimension of beauty and depth.

Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls.

When not touring the UK, US or all across Canada Sherwood produces for other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He most recently won a 2017 Robert Merritt for Outstanding Original Score for the play “Tompkinsville”. He was named Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “… a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”

www.IanSherwood.com

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LIVE from the Northern Ramble -  Radio/TV Simulcast - Rory Taillon
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE from the Northern Ramble - Radio/TV Simulcast - Rory Taillon

SOUNDCHECK WITH MEGA MIKE & DR DAVE

In Association with Cogeco TV

MONDAY NOVEMBER 6TH, DOORS 7 PM - MUSIC 7:30 PM

LIVE from Batstone's Northern Ramble...which is a Monthly LIVE Online Radio (www.rbxradio.com) Broadcast Event and future TV Release (CogecoTV/OttawaValley)

Episode 6

Rory Taillon is a songwriter who really has something to say through his music. The 28-year-old Ottawa, Ontario resident demonstrates a lyrical mastery that belies his years and shatters formulaic conventions. This is deftly matched with a powerful, bluesy musical style and his large, dominant voice sets him apart from his contemporaries. With an undeniable and palpable sense of urgency in Taillon’s music, most evident on his latest release, It’s Not Black & White – this is a visceral look at life through the eyes of the dislocated, disenfranchised and dissatisfied. Combining the best of the poetic wordsmiths of the classic rock era with the 1990s alternative rock sense of nihilism, Taillon’s songs are impassioned pleas for people to be allowed to be who they want to be.

Visit RoryTaillon.com

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 Willow Sound Records Showcase - ‘Songs & Stories’ featuring Christophe Elie, Arlene Quinn and Howie Hooper
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Willow Sound Records Showcase - ‘Songs & Stories’ featuring Christophe Elie, Arlene Quinn and Howie Hooper

Batstones Northern Ramble hosts a Willow Sounds Record Showcase Saturday, November 4 at 8 pm. Doors Open 7 pm. 

Check out the Featured Artists Here:

www.chriselie.com
www.arlenequinnmusic.com
www.facebook.com/howiehoopersongwriter/

Willow Sound Records is a membership co-op focused on empowering artists through coaching and community. Offering full development services for every level of artist, Willow Sound, together with its members and network of service providers, works in partnership with the artist providing the guidance they need to...

Create. Capture. Connect their music with the world.

www.wsrecords.ca

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - November 2, 2017 8PM
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - November 2, 2017 8PM

Following the philosophy of the venue, The Northern Ramble open stage is focused on the encouragement and forwarding of the art and joy of songwriting. Offering a professional listening room environment to songwriter’s of all levels - beginner to veteran - to expose their unique creativity to a live crowd and enjoy the atmosphere of encouragement, mentoring and feedback from peers and music lovers alike. 

If you’d like to ensure a place on the stage, email us at dean@northernramble.com in advance of the Thursday on which you’d like to perform, and we’ll add your name to the list for that evening. You can also sign up on the evening of, but preference will be given to those who offer advance notice via email. Each performer will be asked to keep their performance to 1-3 songs [no covers]. The venue will limit the evening to approximately 2 hours shows [approx. 6 performers/evening], with some flexibility according to turn out etc. 

Whether you’ve just written your first songs or are a seasoned veteran looking for an ideal venue to try your latest inspirations, this stage will welcome you!

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Roxeen & Dalrymple - Classic Bluegrass Guitar/Mandolin Duo
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Roxeen & Dalrymple - Classic Bluegrass Guitar/Mandolin Duo

Nova Scotia’s Roxeen & Dalrymple may be the province’s newest acoustic act, however, they are far from being new on the music scene. Originally teamed together 25 years ago as bandmates of the legendary Spinney Brothers, a life of separate musical paths has brought them back together. Roxeen & Dalrymple is a classic guitar and mandolin duet, a tour de force of vocals, rhythm and traditional melodies.

Individually the duo consists of Roxeen Roberts and Gary Dalrymple. Collectively they are highly respected, veteran musicians with impressive musical resumes. They are multiple East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) nominees, Maritime Gospel Music awards (MGMA) nominees, and have won numerous Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards (ECBMAs). They have toured coast to coast in Canada and the United States and now, after careers of extensive travel and performing and recording, the duo couldn’t be more excited as to where they have landed musically.

October 28, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Songwriter’s Showcase with Special Guest Chris Ronald
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase with Special Guest Chris Ronald

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Chris Ronald for an evening of songs and stories October 27, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

Now living in Vancouver, Canada, contemporary folk singer-songwriter Chris Ronald emigrated from his native England in 2002. Influenced by countless British and North American artists of the 60s onward, Ronald’s music has been described as “Canadian folk with British roots,” and The Province likened it to “the country and folk that came out of Laurel Canyon and the British Isles in the mid-seventies.”

Ronald first got hooked on songwriting at age 15 when he put to music a poem he wrote in high school, but he only started to go public in his thirties after moving to Canada and self-producing his first two albums: Pacific Time (2004) and Turning Tides (2011). In a glowing review, The Georgia Straight praised Ronald’s songwriting and “beautifully clear tenor voice” and wondered “where his obvious talent has been hiding for so long.” Encouraged, Ronald went one step further on his next project hiring ace producer and multi-instrumentalist, John MacArthur Ellis. The resulting Timeline (2014) album catapulted Ronald to a new level in his career with, among other accolades, a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Chris Ronald is an international touring artist. In live performance, he draws on his abilities as a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician (guitar, harmonica, ukulele) to deliver a show that is captivating and unique. And in 2017, Ronald added another batch of “refreshingly original” songs to his repertoire with his latest album, Fragments, released on esteemed Canadian folk label Borealis Records.

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Songwriter’s Showcase with Special Guest Tom Savage
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase with Special Guest Tom Savage

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Tom Savage for an evening of songs and stories October 21, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

Tom Savage is what one might refer to as a triple-threat. One part truth-telling troubadour, one part death-defying guitar slinger, and one part Country Blues howler. Each facet of his formidable on-stage persona carefully crafted over a 20+ year devotion to the composition and performance of song. Tom is a true believer. A disciple of melody and harmony and tempo and timbre. An evangelist preaching to anyone who will listen of the healing and meditative powers of music. Pouring his heart out of his throat every night, while simultaneously shredding his fingertips in his relentless assault on the beat-up 1966 Guild acoustic he adores.

Tom Savage's music comes from places occupied by Townes Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen, but also lurking in the shadows of influence are Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page in one corner, and Wes Montgomery and Freddie Robinson in another.  Give a teenaged kid a cassette player and a radio dial ( circa 1988) and it is the equivalent of throwing the contents of the entire refrigerator into a blender. You have no idea what flavour the combination will result in. This is the time when many musical seeds were planted in Tom's psyche, thus the beginning of a lifelong journey.

Where does he stand today? A writer of Country and Folk songs, sung in a weathered, emotive voice with a hint of a Bluesman's growl, accompanied by fiery and fast rock n roll guitar licks (these days Savage opts for the acoustic guitar, occasionally mandolin, rather than reaching for the electric). Tom Savage is not your average folk singer.

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Mimi O’Bonsawin in Concert with Special Guests 'Kings of Lowertown'
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Mimi O’Bonsawin in Concert with Special Guests 'Kings of Lowertown'

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Mimi O’Bonsawin in Concert with Special Guests 'Kings of Lowertown'’ October 20 at 8 pm. Doors open 7 pm.

Mimi has been performing music since the young age of 7 years old when she performed the national anthem at the parliament of Canada for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. From there, she began establishing her own events as well as participating in local telethons and talent shows. Inspired by her roots as an indigenous and French-Canadian woman, she began writing at the age of 14 and performing in more areas around Ontario, Canada. By the time she turned 17 she started crafting her debut album with a Canadian music producer which was officially launched in 2014. She received airplay on radio, sold out CD release concerts and over the last few years she has been establishing her roots as a songwriter and performing at festivals such as MIDEM (in Cannes, France), Beaches Jazz Festival, and Northern Lights Festival. On top of her quick success, she also received award nominations from NOMFA.

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Kings of Lowertown’s Mike Mackey

Outsider.  Songwriter.  Ottawa Valley Since 1973.  

“Dirt Blues they call it. (Woodpile is) a stomper of a tune that might knock down the barn.” - Peter Simpson, arts-editor-at-large for The Ottawa Citizen

Catch-up with the Kings on Instagram: @kingsoflowertown

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - October 19, 2017 8PM
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - October 19, 2017 8PM

Following the philosophy of the venue, The Northern Ramble open stage is focused on the encouragement and forwarding of the art and joy of songwriting. Offering a professional listening room environment to songwriter’s of all levels - beginner to veteran - to expose their unique creativity to a live crowd and enjoy the atmosphere of encouragement, mentoring and feedback from peers and music lovers alike. 

If you’d like to ensure a place on the stage, email us at dean@northernramble.com in advance of the Thursday on which you’d like to perform, and we’ll add your name to the list for that evening. You can also sign up on the evening of, but preference will be given to those who offer advance notice via email. Each performer will be asked to keep their performance to 1-3 songs [no covers]. The venue will limit the evening to approximately 2 hours shows [approx. 6 performers/evening], with some flexibility according to turn out etc. 

Whether you’ve just written your first songs or are a seasoned veteran looking for an ideal venue to try your latest inspirations, this stage will welcome you!

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Songwriter’s Showcase with special guest Kate Weekes
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase with special guest Kate Weekes

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Kate Weekes for an evening of songs and stories October 14, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

Northern wilderness adventurer Kate Weekes captures the landscape of her travels in song.   Life as a dog musher influenced her Yukon album ‘Frost on Black Fur’ (2014) and a body of new work composed during the winter of 2017 above the arctic circle on a Norwegian fjord. Kate’s live performance is laden with candid stories of beatnik travel and time in the bush.

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Songwriter’s Showcase with special guests Taylor Angus
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase with special guests Taylor Angus

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming special guests Taylor Angus for an evening of songs and stories October 6, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

The first thing that grabs you is the voice.

Crisp yet emotive and utterly indifferent to gravity, it glides then soars over a deceptively simple foundation of guitar and piano alternately conjuring jazzy pop and poppy jazz with a smidge of folk that’s utterly unlike anything you’ve heard before but something you instantly want to hear again. 

his is the music of Taylor Angus, the fast-emerging duo featuring namesake singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Angus and her partner, guitarist/songwriter Logan Brown. 

Together, the pair - by their reckoning, spiritual cousins to Buckingham Nicks but musically closer to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass – crafts original songs so unique yet accessible that their brilliant new six-track EP, Sympathy For You, can be viewed as both an artistic statement and a statement of intent. 

World domination is in the crosshairs for the Kingston/Ottawa-based musicians, a point corroborated by their dazzling 2016 debut

First Light of Dawn which electrified music fans, radio programmers and even British synth-pop star Howard Jones, who invited them on tour.

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