‘All Original’ Open Stage - April 27, 2017 7PM
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - April 27, 2017 7PM

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!

The Vaneglory Farm in Concert w/Special Guest Jayson Bradshaw
Apr
29
9:00 pm21:00

The Vaneglory Farm in Concert w/Special Guest Jayson Bradshaw

The Vaneglory Farm with special guest Jayson Bradshaw, invite you to an intimate show presented by Batstone's Northern Ramble. Doors 8pm, Music 9pm

The Vaneglory Farm was first realized during a gathering at an annual summer Solstice in 2012. The music and lyrics of Derek Stow with help by the entire band bring through the warm processes of friendship and love. Stow has coined the genre, "smoke-folk, Indie-rock". The Vaneglory Farm have enjoyed playing clubs in Ottawa, Pembroke, Cobden, City Folk's Marvest Festival, Renfrew and Wakefield.

Visit The Vaneglory Farm on Facebook

 

Jayson Bradshaw

Born in Hamilton, raised in the Ottawa Valley, singer/songwriter Jayson Bradshaw is the founder of the now defunct band “Fireweed”, which released two CDs - “The Drinking Man" and “As Long as You Know”, as well as their official video for " The Philosophical Song" on YouTube. A street musician for many years and well travelled in the United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Canada, his songwriting is generally influenced by the moment that he's in, the people he’s with and the stories they tell.

 

‘All Original’ Open Stage - May 4, 2017 7PM
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - May 4, 2017 7PM

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!

The Lucas Haneman Express w/Special Guest JJ Staley
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

The Lucas Haneman Express w/Special Guest JJ Staley

Batstone's Northern Ramble welcomes The Lucas Haneman Express w/Special Guest JJ Staley Saturday May 6th. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

The Lucas Haneman Express is a soulful, fun filled and electrifying musical ride! Their new album “Tearing Up the Rails” recorded at legendary Sun Studios (Memphis TN), and Gallery Recording Studios (Ottawa) marks a clear direction for LHE as a one of a kind modern blues band making a unique mark on the Canadian music scene!

Visit The Lucas Haneman Express

 

JJ Staley

With storytelling songs that ring true to the styles of Springsteen and The Band. JJ Staley weaves stories of love, loss and triumph. Giving the crowd depictions of real life and characters that draw you in and never let go. From heart wrenching ballads to tales of weary travellers, JJ Staley brings a wide range of musical textures to the stage.

Soundcheck Presents 'Live from Batstone’s Northern Ramble’ Debut Interactive Concert
May
8
7:00 pm19:00

Soundcheck Presents 'Live from Batstone’s Northern Ramble’ Debut Interactive Concert

SOUNDCHECK WITH MEGA MIKE & DR DAVE PRESENT


MONDAY MAY 8TH, DOORS 6PM - MUSIC 7PM

The Debut of... 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 001 will feature Dean Batstone, Dean will play a couple sets and we're going to interview him LIVE and also take questions from the audience, we are going for a truly interractive experience with every show. Seating is limited so get there early, you do not want to miss this. We have also partnered up with Ottawa Valley Cogeco Telvision who will be filming each episode for airing at a later date on their channel. We are all very excited about this new venture and envision some great shows to come.

‘All Original’ Open Stage - May 11, 2017 7PM
May
11
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - May 11, 2017 7PM

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!

Songwriter's Showcase - Wendell Wilson and Rod Delcourt
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase - Wendell Wilson and Rod Delcourt

Join Dean in welcoming Wendell Wilson and Rod Delcourt, for another instalment of the Songwriters Showcase on May 12, 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

We are Wendell Wilson and Rod Delcourt (WilsonDelcourt). We grew up strumming along with Dads and Uncles around campfires and kitchen tables. We ended up being in the same band back in the early nineties.

A bunch of years ago, rummaging through our respective boxes of old Junk, we stumbled on some tunes that each of us had written. We shared some of them with each other, and decided that it might be fun to put some time and effort into them, maybe even write a couple of new ones.

This got us to a point in late 2012 when we completed our first album “Long Time Coming”. The experience was immensely rewarding, and the late 2014 release of our EP “Hints of Clarity” was just as much so. The recording process was a hoot, but what we enjoy most is playing these tunes for folks and we are so grateful for any chance to sit and do just that.

Visit us on  WilsonDelcourt.com

 

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Blue Grass Masters Jim Collette and Ray Legere
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

Blue Grass Masters Jim Collette and Ray Legere

Batstone's Northern Ramble welcomes Jim Collette and Ray Legere Thursday May 18th. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

Ray Legere and Jim Collette are both from The Maritimes and started out playing music around the same time. Although they were never in a band together, there were many jams where their paths crossed. Now, some 35 years later they find themselves performing as a duo.

Ray started out playing with the Moncton based band Mountain Meadow at age 15 with Jims cousin Jean-Marc Doiron, and soon after taking a 2 year electronic technicians course went to the USA to learn the finer points of Bluegrass music. He would return in 1990 to make his home down east and play music for a living. Ray is a won numerous awards and championship contests and is the 2016 recipient of the New Brunswick Country Music Hall Of Fame.

Jim grew up in an area which is a hot bed of exceptional talent and he is second to none. Starting in a band called Misty Mountain and eventually becoming lead singer for the Bluegrass 4 with Eddie Poirier, Jim learned and performed hundreds of songs which is no easy task. He eventually moved to Ontario playing the bluegrass circuit and settled in Montreal where he performed a lot as a solo act. Jim recently moved back to NB allowing more opportunities for shows with Ray.

The duo of Ray and Jim is a mix of bluegrass and country songs with hints of Celtic and old-time thrown in, featuring fiddle, mandolin and guitar. It's a show you don't want to miss!

Northern Ramble Concerts present Red Dirt Skinners
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts present Red Dirt Skinners

Batstone's Northern Ramble Concert series welcomes Red Dirt Skinners May 19th. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

In 2013 the Red Dirt Skinners became the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues and the British Country Music awards. Don’t let these accolades pigeonhole the Skinners though; their audiences always describe them as ‘refreshingly different’.

Drawing on influences from folk, country, blues, americana, jazz and everything between, the Red Dirt Skinners’ sound is instantly recognizable. 

Comfortably blending exceptional, almost telepathic, harmonies with the unique instrumentation of soprano saxophone and acoustic guitar, audiences fall in love with the Skinners sound. 

Visit RedDirtSkinners.com

Songwriter's Showcase - Cris Cuddy
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase - Cris Cuddy

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming special guest Cris Cuddy May 20, 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

A singer and songwriter who started out in the folkie era, recording two LP's as Jeremy Dormouse with some talented friends including David “Fiddlin' Zeke” Mazurek, before becoming leader of popular Canadian indie roots-rock-reggae band Max Mouse and the Gorillas.

His style has been described as : “Tortured-with-a-twist-honkey-soul-twang” by Glenn O’Brien in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine and “Van Morrison meets Elvis Costello” by Brian Ahern (Grammy Award-Winning Producer of Emmylou Harris etc.)

Visit CrisCuddy.com/EPK

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - May 25, 2017 7PM
May
25
8:00 pm20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - May 25, 2017 7PM

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!


Suzie Vinnick and Tony D. in Concert
Apr
22
8:00 pm20:00

Suzie Vinnick and Tony D. in Concert

Join Batstone's Northern Ramble in welcoming Suzie Vinnick and Tony D. live in concert April 22, 2017! Doors open at 7pm - Music at 8pm.

Tony and Suzie met in the early 1990's in Saskatoon and performed together for a few years in Ottawa. They released an album together in 1992 entitled "Dig Deep" - every once in a while the two friends get together and do some guitar playing.

SUZIE VINNICK

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style.

Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being nominated for a 2016 MapleBlues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year; achieving finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; the2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards, 1 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee.

Visit SuzieVinnick.com

 

TONY D

Tony D (Diteodoro), guitarist for Juno award winning band MonkeyJunk has been laying it down for over thirty years. MonkeyJunk has amassed twenty Maple Blues awards and a Blues Music Award, (formerly known as The Handy Awards). At the age of thirteen Tony began his musical journey on the guitar. Learning mostly in the blues, rock jazz stylings. From Muddy Waters, to Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, to Albert King to Wes Montgomery and all the points in between . At the age of nineteen, Tony was given the opportunity to play rhythm guitar, for three days, for the legendary Buddy Guy. Years, later he had the prestigious opening slot for the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan at Ottawa’s NAC. In the early nineties having taken a trip to Europe and securing a record deal out of Holland, Tony became one of the first Canadian blue musician to tour Europe.

The Blues and anything that falls under that umbrella being his first love, but Tony D has also explored various forms of music. Flamenco became another obsession and after studying the form for two years he joined a troupe which made him write pseudo flamenco and Spanish rhythm instrumentals which he still plays today in his solo shows.
From The delta to the desert it all comes from places of devotion, musical devotion. “Basically, I’m like Lightnin’ Hopkins with an electric guitar”

Songwriter's Showcase - Julie Corrigan
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase - Julie Corrigan

Join Dean in welcoming Julie Corrigan, for another instalment of the Songwriters Showcase on April 21, 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

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.

Visit JulieCorrigan.com

 

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - April 20, 2017 7PM
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - April 20, 2017 7PM

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!

Kelly Prescott in Concert
Apr
15
9:00 pm21:00

Kelly Prescott in Concert

Join Batstone's Northern Ramble in welcoming Kelly Prescott Saturday April 15, 2017! Doors open at 8pm - Music at 9pm.

Kelly Prescott hails from two musically renowned family lines, spanning three generations from Northern Ontario, Nova Scotia and the Ottawa Valley. She has naturally inherited the foundation to follow her musical heart, drawing inspiration from her great Canadian roots. Imbued with experiences gleaned from growing up in an award winning studio, she has hit the ground running in pursuit of her own musical expression.

Visit KellyPrescottMusic.comKelly Prescott on Facebook

 

Steve Marriner and Paul Reddick In Concert!
Mar
18
9:00 pm21:00

Steve Marriner and Paul Reddick In Concert!

Join us Saturday March 18th at 9pm for an up close and intimate concert! Doors open at 8pm

Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick on of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. For over 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the art form to new frontiers with his rapacious, deep vocals, masterful harmonica playing and song writing. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are his weapon of choice and when he sings, it is near impossible not to listen and get lost within the songs, right alongside him and illustrating what the influential British magazine Mojo described as his “wayward brilliance.”

Visit: paulreddick.ca

 

A six-time Maple Blues Award winner, Steve Marriner is nominated again this year in the Best Harmonica Player category, while his band MonkeyJunk is up for Entertainer of the Year and Electric Act of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards.

The Ottawa native Marriner first made his mark on the scene in 2007 with his debut solo album Going Up, followed two years later by MonkeyJunk’s first album, Tiger In Your Tank. The Maple Blues Award recognition has gone a long way to raise Marriner’s status within Canada, which led to MonkeyJunk earning a Juno Award in 2012 and becoming one of the country’s most popular live blues acts.

Visit Steve Marriner on Facebook

& Monkeyjunkband.com

Songwriter's Showcase - Tara Holloway
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase - Tara Holloway

This weeks Songwriter's Showcase features special guest Tara Holloway. A power-house folk-noir and pop songwriter with a one of a kind voice. 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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Songwriter’s Showcase - Ray Harris
Mar
3
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase - Ray Harris

A prolific and likeable storyteller who regales audiences with all sorts of music trivia tales, Ray Harris’s 3rd release, Kinda Sets The Tone, is a collection of mighty fine tunes from this master of Americana music.

The title track and first single off the album, “Kinda Sets The Tone”, swings its way right across your heartbreak. His wry humour glints in “Rain On Your Thunder (The Spanish Imposition)”, a passion for cars shines clearly in “Big Old American Cars” and “Margaret’s Waltz” is an out and out love song. In thirteen full band tracks, this album covers the gamut from blues to country to folk.

Ray’s first release, “East End, West End, North End, South End” (2009), gave us rootsy music worthy of our time. “The deep emotion of the lyrics is matched by a lived-in, dense instrumentation of guitar, pedal steel, banjo and organ” Fateema Sayani, Ottawa Citizen

“Poorly Kept Secrets” (2012), was called “the best of Canada’s ‘new wave’ (of country music)” by Country Music People magazine, UK.

Visit rayharrismusic.com

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‘The Ramblin’ Valley Band’ with special Guest Louis Schryer
Feb
25
8:00 pm20:00

‘The Ramblin’ Valley Band’ with special Guest Louis Schryer

The Ramblin' Valley Band has been cooking up flavourful jams mixing blues, country, bluegrass and rock and roll into one sweet spread. For over 2 years the band has been sharing their talents with Ottawa music lovers, and have been received with dancing, singing, hootin' and hollering all along the way. When you watch the RVB you're going to see a versatile band that can jump genres seamlessly, trade instruments with ease, and works together to highlight each member as a part in a mighty groovin' machine.

Vist theramblinvalleyband.ca


Louis Schryer is one of Canada’s most recognized fiddle player’s. He is an 8 Time Canadian Champion and 4 Time Canadian Grand Masters Champion and has even appeared on several releases by Canadian Singer/Songwriter Dean Batstone, Owner of Batstone’s Northern Ramble.

Visit Louis Schryer on Facebook

MIDNIGHT VESTA WITH BROOKLYN DORAN AND SPECIAL GUESTS MISTER & HIS SISTER
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

MIDNIGHT VESTA WITH BROOKLYN DORAN AND SPECIAL GUESTS MISTER & HIS SISTER

Midnight Vesta hails from Toronto Ontario. Since their 2015 debut EP – The Sleight Of Hand, they have progressed from a banjo driven folk band, to a guitar laden – Canadiana infused, Indie band. They blend elements of their influences to craft a sound that is fresh yet familiar. Playing successful showcases in CMW and NXNE they continue to expand their audience through their live performance. They are poised to release their first full-length LP in early 2017. Visit Midnight Vesta on Facebook

Following the successful reception of Brooklyn Doran’s debut EP, “There’s A Light On” Brooklyn has now released her first 7 track LP- “These Paper Wings” - available worldwide digitally and on CD & Vinyl. “These Paper Wings” is still firmly rooted in the Canadian indie-folk realm, but offers a more complex contemporary sound. Inspired by her childhood growing up in Northwestern Ontario and her current life in Toronto, Brooklyn Doran presents a unique and harmonious blend of charming lyrics, smooth arrangements and powerhouse vocals. Visit brooklyndoran.com

Local songwriter siblings Jordan and Kristy Dubeau have earned a strong following for their infectious sound and talented songwriting in Renfrew and the Ottawa Valley. Visit Mister & His Sister on Facebook

Songwriter’s Showcase - Lynne Hanson
Feb
17
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase - Lynne Hanson

Lynne Hanson is known for her hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar.  Her deep bluesy croon is pure and full of fortitude, and she's drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams, with a touch of Gillian Welch thrown in.

In her brand new release Uneven Ground (April 2017), produced by Winnipeg’s Scott Nolan, she explores the realm of giving sound advice through songwriting and fighting back against the devil within us. With a liberal amount of Texas grit and a polished Nashville sensibility, it would be easy to assume the Canadian songwriter came from the southern USA. The songs are brimming over with imagery and cleverly penned lyrics and fall into the next generation of roots and blues music while still respecting traditions.

Visit LynneHanson.com

Songwriter’s Showcase - North Easton
Jan
27
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase - North Easton

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, North Easton is an accomplished performer and award-winning Canadian songwriter with an aptitude for writing evocative, thought-provoking lyrics and melodies.

Songwriter's Showcase Dean Batstone and Guest Terry McLeish
Dec
30
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase Dean Batstone and Guest Terry McLeish

In the second show of the Songwriter's Showcase please welcome special guest Terry McLeish. Singer-Songwriter Terry McLeish has been described as " a Canadian songwriter whose songs and music poignantly capture the lives of cowboys, loggers, misfits, as well as the trials, humor and pathos of everyday life.” Join us Friday December 30th at 8pm.

This event presented by ‘Venture Interior’s'

Songwriter's Showcase Dean Batstone and special guest Derek Stow
Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase Dean Batstone and special guest Derek Stow

  • Batstone's Northern Ramble

The first in what will hopefully be a long series of Songwriter's Showcase's... Dean Batstone shares the stage with critically acclaimed Canadian Singer/Songwriter Derek Stow, front man for 'The Vaneglory Farm', on Friday Dec. 16...tickets available in advance at the venue, or by contacting Dean via dean@northernramble.com Check out Derek and his band here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDCZ7aErdspuld83zGDlKbg