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 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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‘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 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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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 Cogeco TV

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 (CogecoTV/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 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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‘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 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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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.

Visit TomSavage.com

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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.

Visit Mimi.ca

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.

Visit KateWeekes.com

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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.

Visit TaylorAngusMusic.com

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - October 5, 2017 8PM
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - October 5, 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 North Easton
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents North Easton

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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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Stevie Jewel
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Stevie Jewel

Ontario born Stevie Jewel is Katy Perry meets Country with a twist of Southern Rock.
Multi award winning and Grammy nominated before she turned 20, STEVIE has performed at The White House, Canadian Country Music Awards, and all over the U.S. to great acclaim.

A graduate of The Royal Conservatory in Canada, Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts and the Atlanta Music Academy, STEVIE’s powerful storytelling and stunning vocal presence highlight her unique artistic identity which connects her to her audience across the globe. STEVIE’s single “MEMORY LANE” scored extensive airplay on CBC Radio in Jewel’s homeland of Canada in late 2015.

Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, STEVIE is finishing her last year at Nashville’s premier music school, BELMONT UNIVERSITY ( BRAD PAISLEY, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE are Alums)

She is collaborating with Nashville’s A-listers like Country Hall of Famer Tom Douglas (LADY ANTEBELLUM, TIM MCGRAW), and Pop writer/ producers JODI MARR ( CAROLE KING, RICKY MARTIN) and Will Edwards ( Dexter, Burn Notice, The Sopranos.) on a new collection of songs and looking forward to a for Summer 2016 tour.

www.steviejewel.com

youtube.com/steviejewelchannel

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The Festival of Small Halls featuring Ian Sherwood w/Special Guest Dean Batstone
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Festival of Small Halls featuring Ian Sherwood w/Special Guest Dean Batstone

Ian Sherwood

“Everywhere To Go” is Sherwood’s latest studio creation. The album is considered to be his best to date and is chalk-full of instantly appealing hooks and singable choruses while sitting comfortably in Sherwood’s signature style of imaginative, narrative writing.

Sherwood is a musician, story teller and a constant creator. He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 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.”

Starting his music career as an in-demand saxophone player in Toronto, Sherwood soon began looking for an outlet for his poetic side. His unique musicianship combined with his tales of heartbreak, victory and adventure quickly gained recognition as a solid performer, lyricist and player. This lead to a nomination for the 2011 ECMA award for Male Solo Artist Recording of the Year.

Dean Batstone

A veteran of the Canadian Music scene, having performed full time across Canada and The US for over 30 years, Dean Batstone has been based in New York state since 2007. A charismatic live performer who works solo or with a band, he has recorded 11 full length albums with some of the most iconic musicians in America.His most recent double release of 2 CD’s, ‘Unbroken’ and ‘Broken’, is witness to his prolific nature and measurable talent.

He has been covered by, or has co-written with, numerous artists and has received high praise from the industry, his peers and the press. His song ‘Love Don’t Happen Every Time’ from his earlier release ‘Lonely In America’, chosen by the learned panel for 2014’s International Songwriting Contest finalists in the A/C category, simultaneously charted on the US A/C Pop Independent radio charts at number 37, after entering the charts at #144, while Dean also charted with a song he co-wrote and produced for New York singer Lucy Bonilla, which recently peaked at #24 on the same charts.

 

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents 2017 Juno Award Winner Paul Reddick and his Band
Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents 2017 Juno Award Winner Paul Reddick and his Band

Batstone's Northern Ramble Concert series welcomes 2017 Juno Award Winner Paul Reddick and his Band September 23rd. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

Tickets $30 in Advance and $35 at the Door

As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, Paul Reddick’s words are his weapon of choice, described by British magazine Mojo as his “wayward brilliance.” The innovative Paul Reddick & The Sidemen formed in Toronto in 1990 and developed a cult-like following. Together they released four albums, two of which were JUNO Award nominated and in 2002 their ground breaking release Rattlebag won three Maple Blues Awards including “Electric Act of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year” and “Album of the Year” and was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award in the U.S. One of the tracks from Rattlebag, the gritty “I’m A Criminal” was used in the popular Coca-Cola “Sip Stealing” television commercial that aired during the Superbowl. Reddick continued to re-work blues traditions on his solo recordings: Villanelle (2004); Sugarbird (2009), which earned Reddick a Maple Blues Award for “Songwriter of the Year”; and Wishbone (2012). Reddick is also the creator and benefactor of The Cobalt Prize for Contemporary Blues Composition, awarded annually at the Maple Blues Awards.

junoawards.ca/nomination/blues-album-of-the-year-paul-reddick

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Songwriter’ Showcase with special guest Low Country Hill (Paul Hogeterp) and Bruce Enloe
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’ Showcase with special guest Low Country Hill (Paul Hogeterp) and Bruce Enloe

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Low Country Hill (Paul Hogeterp) and Bruce Enloe for an evening of songs and stories September 22, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

Low Country Hill is the moniker for Hamilton-based singer-songwriter Paul Hogeterp. In 2014 he released his self-titled, critically-acclaimed debut. Recorded by Dave King at a century barn on the outskirts of Hamilton, the album came together with the help of musical family and friends as well as seasoned luminaries Pat Sansone (Wilco) and Bill Dillon (Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel). One reviewer suggested Low Country Hill “evokes comparisons to such stalwarts as Hey Rosetta and Bon Iver, but yet really doesn’t sound particularly like either. The tracks stand on their own as testaments to superlative songwriting and an album produced to showcase haunting, beautiful music (Floorshime Zipper Boots).”

Touring has taken Paul down logging roads in northern Ontario and through traffic jams on the Lionsgate Bridge in Vancouver - all for the joy of sharing the songs in intimate venues with music lovers. After nearly two years of performing, he burrowed in his basement studio for the last half of 2016 to write for his next record. The result of that effort is Guesthouse, a five-song EP recorded in May-July of this year. Dave King returns as producer and drummer while musical wizard Paul Linklater (Bidini Band, Colleen and Paul) plays bass and electric guitar for the project. Hogeterp is feeling blessed and lucky to have the (gentle giant) footprints of these creative and kindred spirits in his new work. 

Visit lowcountryhill.com

Bruce Enloe is a singer –songwriter performing original songs that are equal parts folk, Americana and Beatle influenced pop. Bruce was born and raised in Bryan-College Station, Texas; the town where Lyle Lovett met Robert Earl Keen.  He has since added California, Europe and Canada to his list of both musical influences and travels.  After several years fronting the Burning Sensations, Kemptville Ontario’s largest band, he is now recording his third album and striking out on his own for a series of listening room style acoustic shows.

Visit bruceenloe.com

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Songwriter’ Showcase with special guest Michael Biggar
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’ Showcase with special guest Michael Biggar

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Michael Biggar for an evening of songs and stories September 16, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

Described as a definitive live performer, multi award-winning singer-songwriter Mike Biggar is known for his intense, roiling live performance, signature soaring vocals and disarming on-stage humour. His songs have earned him affection from listeners and accolades from industry. And with the release of his third full-length album GO ALL IN on Busted Flat Records (03/10/2017), Biggar offers a fresh helping of his song writing prowess that has twice earned him Music New Brunswick Awards (2011, 2014), an East Coast Music Award (2012) and numerous other nominations and acclaim.

GO ALL IN is a roots music evolution for Biggar, achieved by connecting more deeply than ever with his own musical history. Both sonically and in substance, he pays particular attention to his childhood roots in gospel music and the cultural influences of his life on the East Coast. The result is a delightfully eclectic offering that comprises a compelling representation of Biggar's musical lineage.

Award-Winning Soulful Roots Music With a Hint of Blues

Stream new album GO ALL IN for FREE on Busted Flat Records

Available on iTunes Google Play

www.mikebiggar.com

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Songwriter’ Showcase with special guest Lindsay Fergusong
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter’ Showcase with special guest Lindsay Fergusong

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Lindsay Fergusong for an evening of songs and stories September 15, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

Entering her tenth year as a full-time musician, Lindsay spends her time between Canada and Switzerland, playing various venues, festivals and more! With the release of her first record "Sound." in 2007 she garnered much attention, going on to win an award for Ottawa’s “Best New Artist” of 2008, a Canada Council for the Arts Songwriting Grant in 2009 and enough money in 2010 through NewCap Radio’s “The Big Money Shot” to record her second full-length album “Monkeys Under Stars” released in June 2011. Lindsay was voted "Best Singer & Songwriter" in Wakefield Quebec in 2012 and her song "Lose My Grip" was nominated for the Colleen Peterson Song-Writing award 2012 as well as placing her as an International Finalist for the NewSong Music Contest also in 2012.

Lindsay has experienced a lot on this musical journey,  from touring records across Canada a few times to having tea with Bono, from being the hired Songstress on a seven day white-water rafting trip in The Canadian Rockies to sharing the stage with Tegan & Sara, Steve Earle, Kathleen Edwards and other musical greats like Ron Hynes.

www.lindsayferguson.com

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - September 14, 2017 8PM
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - September 14, 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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LIVE from the Northern Ramble -  Radio/TV Simulcast - Tara Holloway
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

LIVE from the Northern Ramble - Radio/TV Simulcast - Tara Holloway

SOUNDCHECK WITH MEGA MIKE & DR DAVE

In Association with Cogeco TV

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH, DOORS 7 PM - MUSIC 8 PM

LIVE from Batstone's Northern Ramble...which is a Monthly LIVE Online Radio (www.rbxradio.com) Broadcast Event held on the 2nd Monday of Every Month...

Episode 5

A power-house folk-noir and pop songwriter with a one of a kind voice. A voice that can stop you dead in your tracks. It’s a towering instrument: raw and soulfully weathered, yet capable of precise runs and pitch-perfect delicacy. Her singing is at the center of her first album, Little Ghosts. Expect her new EP, out this summer, to explore the push-pull between staying put and an inherent, all-consuming wanderlust.

Visit taraholloway.com

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Lloyd Spiegel w/Special Guest Julie Corrigan
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Lloyd Spiegel w/Special Guest Julie Corrigan

Batstone's Northern Ramble Concert series welcomes Lloyd Spiegel with Special Guest Julie Corrigan - September 10th. Doors 7 pm, Music 8 pm.

Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at the door

With 9 albums and a swag of accolades to his name, Australian Lloyd Spiegel has toured the globe for the past 20 years performing at major festivals and iconic Juke Joints as well as supporting the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, and Etta James. He has sat with the founding fathers of modern blues from Brownie McGhee to Luther Allison.


Spiegel’s unique history, command of the guitar and powerful stage presence put him at the cutting edge of Australian Blues. He was in Canada in 2016 promoting his album “Double Live Set” which won 4 Australian Blues music awards. He returns this year to celebrate his newest release “This Time Tomorrow”.


ACCOLADES

2016 Australian Blues Awards - Album of the Year
2016 Australian Blues Awards - Song of the Year
2016 Australian Blues Awards - Artist of the Year
2016 Australian Blues Awards - Producer of the Year
2015 Victoria/Tasmania Blues Awards - Solo/Duo of the Year
2015 Victoria/Tasmania Blues Awards - Song of the Year
2015 Victoria/Tasmania Blues Awards - Album of the Year

“Spiegel has stamped himself as one of the best songwriters in the country, regardless of genre, of history, of ANYTHING. It’s a powerhouse of brutal honesty.” – Rhythms Magazine

“Australian blues and roots icon Lloyd Spiegel, in his first Bluesfest appearance, holds his own full house in the palm of his hand, just him and his trusty Cole Clark, a full swag of songs, a full tote of stories told with humour and aplomb, the man able to make his guitar do anything at all as he tells tales both tall and true, his own superbly written material marrying with blues standards in a way few others are able to manage. The man is a mountain, he’ll surely be back.” – Rolling Stone Magazine

www.lloydspiegel.com

https://youtu.be/J7UyX5-30gQ

www.facebook.com/lloydspiegelmusic

 

Julie Corrigan

Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Her first full-length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves topped the charts on CKCU for 2015.  Julie grew up on a farm along the Ottawa River.  On The Language, Julie taps into these romantic whispers of her past, including stories of heartache, loss, tragedy, and a longing for going home.  Armed with a unique voice and a strong passion for live performance Julie hopes to shine that light a little brighter for anyone who will listen.

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Trevor Alguire
Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Trevor Alguire

Batstone's Northern Ramble Concert series welcomes Trevor Alguire September 9th. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

Released on September 30, 2016, Perish In The Light, the stunning new album by Ottawa Valley-based Trevor Alguire has received extensive airplay and great reviews around the world, with some praising this album as one of the finest roots releases of 2016. 

Perish In The Light marks Trevor Alguire’s 6th album bringing with it a maturity in songwriting seldom seen and rarely captured by only a select few of this country’s most prolific well-travelled veteran songwriters. Alguire draws from over a decade of touring across North America and Europe. 

Drop a needle on this album and dim the lights down low, and sit back as your mind travels through time with thoughts of past loves, lives lost and new hope found. Alguire has a story to tell, and with over 70 songs recorded in only a decade, this old soul travels through this world passionately sharing these stories with everyone he meets. All the while gathering and documenting these special moments and conversations while continuing his heartfelt journey assured to leave in his wake a lifetime of precious stories told.

Trevor Alguire is no stranger to the road and spends much of his time playing tour dates across Canada and beyond, winning over fans one live show at a time. He's shared stages with Tom Cochrane, Jimmy Rankin, Danny Michel, Romi Mayes, and Martha Wainwright.

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Tractor
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Tractor

Batstone's Northern Ramble Concert series welcomes Tractor September 8th. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

Tractor is a Canadiana folk/rock band from Wakefield, Quebec. Songwriter Paul Hampsey sings and plays guitar backed by Greg Stone on lead guitar, Pat Maher singing beautiful harmonies and grooving bass with Alden Roberge on percussion.

They have songs that will bring a tear like the story of Red Lion, funny songs about house plants, hello Big Sally, and plenty of songs to get you up on the dance floor. 

Their self-titled debut album is available on iTunes.

Check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tractormusic

 

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - August 31, 2017 8PM
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - August 31, 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 turnout 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  'The Durham County Poets' w/Special Guest 'King’s of Lowertown’
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents 'The Durham County Poets' w/Special Guest 'King’s of Lowertown’

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes 'The Durham County Poets' with Special Guest 'King’s of Lowertown’ August 26 at 8 pm. Doors open 7 pm.

The Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.

They are five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, who work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style. The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates, which has been captivating their audiences consistently since their inception 6 years ago.

Fronted by Kevin Harvey, a self-proclaimed blues crooner on lead vocals, The Durham County Poets also feature David Whyte on electric and acoustic guitars and vocals, Neil Elsmore on acoustic guitar and vocals, Carl Rufh on double bass and vocals and James Preimel on drums and percussion.

Visit durhamcountypoets.com

 

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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Songwriter's Showcase with Special Guest Tara Holloway
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter's Showcase with Special Guest Tara Holloway

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Tara Holloway for an evening of songs and stories August 25, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

A power-house folk-noir and pop songwriter with a one of a kind voice. A voice that can stop you dead in your tracks. It’s a towering instrument: raw and soulfully weathered, yet capable of precise runs and pitch-perfect delicacy. Her singing is at the center of her first album, Little Ghosts. Expect her new EP, out this summer, to explore the push-pull between staying put and an inherent, all-consuming wanderlust.

Visit taraholloway.com

 

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Bella Cat
Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Bella Cat

Batstone's Northern Ramble Concert series welcomes Bella Cat August 19th. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

Bella Cat hails from Chelsea, Qc just outside of Ottawa Ont. She found her natural raw talent at age 12 and eventually discovered her love of Blues and Soul music thanks to the help of an early vocal coach and parental support. As a young adult she decided to get busy composing her own original takes in those genre's.

After her 1st independent release (Bella Cat Corrupted) she has been compared to a unique combination of Janis Joplin meets Eartha Kit and is instantly recognizable as an original powerhouse that should be a contender on the international stage. Upon seeing her live, new Canadian producer Neal Sundet immediately decided she should be working with his old friend and award winning producer Jack Letourneau. Jack recognizing her talent, decided to put top studio musicians together for the backing tracks and even enlisted iconic drummer Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown's original drummer) to lay down some grooves. After recording with her and hearing 'Tonight is the Night for Freedom' he dubbed her "the Princess of Soul". Additionally Jack brought in 4 time Grammy award nominee Billy Branch on harmonica and back up singers Mae Cohn (Aretha Franklin) and Shay Jones (Nine Inch Nails). The result as you can hear on this new single are compelling and visceral. Timely lyrics delivered with passion and fury leave you wanting more. More is what is coming from Bella Cat! This single is just a taste of what you will hear on the Album and on this years stage at Bluesfest.

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