‘All Original’ Open Stage - July 20, 2017 8PM
Jul
20
8:00 pm20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - July 20, 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!

Songwriter’ Showcase with special guest Campbell Woods
Jul
21
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter’ Showcase with special guest Campbell Woods

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

Campbell pays attention. He’s been doing it for years in the bars of the Ottawa Valley, festivals and halls across Eastern Ontario, the whole map of Halifax music venues: The Carleton, The Company House, Gus’ Pub etc…plus sitting in and jamming with and opening for friends from across Canada. He sings and plays guitar, most of the time he can cover bass and keys, too.

Along the way, Campbell paid attention to mentors: Brian Kobayakawa, Lynn Miles, Marcus Mosely, Drew Gonsalves. He paid close attention to the legends: Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons, Linda Ronstadt.  

His record, Oxford Street, testifies to a sound that is contemporary while evoking the weathered qualities of his many homes (the Fundy Shore, Lanark County, downtown Halifax, Ottawa, Victoria).

His songs are all about attention paid and stories revealed. They are his stories and his songs, but an evening with Campbell Woods is an invitation to be reminded of your stories, our stories, and how they all echo around the room when truth is told.

Hear Campbell’s debut album “Oxford Street,” available everywhere now.

https://campbellwoodsmusic.com 

https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodsmusic 

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents Brock Zeman
Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Brock Zeman

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Brock Zeman Saturday, July 22 at 8 pm. Doors open 7 pm.

Over the course of 13 albums, Ottawa-area singer-songwriter Brock Zeman has built a reputation as a writer of great depth and passion, through his thoughtful, often personal songs. But he’s got a rough, rockin’ side as well. Joined on relentless tours across Western Canada and down to Texas and back by his ever present collaborator, Blair Hogan, Zeman can put on a powerful show that has attendees rocking as much as feeling the stories that he tells in song. He could easily be the bastard son of Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle, with a gravelly Tom Waits voice.

www.brockzeman.com 

https://www.facebook.com/brockzeman 

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Old Man Grant w/Special Guests The DW Quartet
Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Old Man Grant w/Special Guests The DW Quartet

The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes Old Man Grant w/Special Guests The DW Quartet Friday, July 28 at 8 pm. Doors open 7 pm

Old Man Grant

Thunder & Spit & Harmonious Clatter. A multi-instrumental trio blending blues, bluegrass, and Americana folk, Old Man Grant are a northern take on a southern sound. Hailing from Ottawa, Ontario - a humid town built on wetlands - and inspired by the dark tone and inner turmoil of the southern gothic, this Canadian group has come up with a unique style at times called the "Bytown Swamp Stomp”.

Since summer 2016, the group has completed their "Why Not" tour of the Canadian East Coast, and their "Dead of Winter" tour of Southern Ontario. Aside from their favourite living rooms and dive bars, Old Man Grant has been bringing their rhythmic, expressive playing and soaring three-part harmonies to such notable stages as Toronto's Horseshoe and Dakota Taverns, Wakefield's Blacksheep Inn, Ottawa’s CityFolk and Marvest festivals, and official showcases at the Folk Music Ontario and Canadian Music Week conferences. Upcoming shows include Ottawa’s Bluesfest, Pelee Island’s "Island Unplugged" festival, and an "NAC Presents” showcase this fall.

This summer, Old Man Grant is looking forward to connecting with audiences both familiar and strange as they travel coast to coast, placing the songs off their upcoming album through trial-by-fire.

www.oldmangrant.com

The DW Quartet

The DW Quartet boasts a repertoire of Gypsy Jazz Standards, video game tunes, and other original grooves.

 

Northern Ramble Concerts presents The Ramblin’Valley Band
Jul
29
8:00 pm20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents The Ramblin’Valley Band

A favorite at the Northern Ramble returns Saturday, July 29, at 8 pm! Doors open at 7 pm.

The Ramblin' Valley Band has been cooking up flavorful 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 of a mighty groovin' machine.

Vist theramblinvalleyband.ca

The Northern Ramble presents Harry Manx in Concert
Aug
11
8:00 pm20:00

The Northern Ramble presents Harry Manx in Concert

Batstone's Northern Ramble Concerts presents a show you wont want to miss!

Tickets $40 in advance and $45 at the door - Doors 7pm, music 8pm.

Harry Manx is a Canadian musician who blends blues, folk music, and Hindustani classical music. His website describes his music as being a "blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves and you'll get Manx's unique "mysticssippi" flavour." Manx plays the slide guitar, harmonica, six-string banjo, mohan veena and Ellis stomp box. He studied for five years in India with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed mohan veena, which has become Manx's signature instrument. He has released twelve albums in twelve years, and has his own record label "Dog My Cats Records". He has received much recognition and many awards, including: seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist, and CBC Radio’s “Great Canadian Blues Award” in 2007


Songwriter's Showcase with Returning Favourite Lynn Miles
Jul
14
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase with Returning Favourite Lynn Miles

Join Dean in welcoming back to the Ramble Lynn Miles, for another night of the Songwriters Showcase on Friday, July 14, 2017, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

One of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters Lynn Miles. 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.

Visit www.lynnmilesmusic.com

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LIVE from the Northern Ramble -  Radio/TV Simulcast - TBA
Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

LIVE from the Northern Ramble - Radio/TV Simulcast - TBA

SOUNDCHECK WITH MEGA MIKE & DR DAVE

In Association with Cogeco TV

MONDAY JULY 10TH, DOORS 6:30PM - MUSIC 7PM

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 003 

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

 Willow Sound Records Showcase - ‘Songs & Stories’ featuring Tara Shannon w/Jessica Pearson and Arlene Quinn
Jul
8
8:00 pm20:00

Willow Sound Records Showcase - ‘Songs & Stories’ featuring Tara Shannon w/Jessica Pearson and Arlene Quinn

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

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

 

Songwriter’ Showcase with Taylor Angus
Jul
7
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter’ Showcase with Taylor Angus

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Taylor Angus for an evening of songs and stories July 7 2017, at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

As passionate about their music as they are of each other, Indie-Jazz duo Taylor Angus crafts a dynamic sound that belies the limited instrumentation found in their music. 

Using Taylor’s name as the moniker for their musical project, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Taylor Angus partnered with finger-style guitarist and songwriter Logan Brown in the Summer of 2015 and started playing regularly throughout Ontario. Heavily influenced by big band jazz and folk songwriting the two have crafted an instantaneously recognizable sound with soaring vocal harmonies, Buckingham-esque guitar playing, and unique melodic structure to their music.

As solo artists both had success in their respective scenes; Taylor playing Ottawa City Folk and Bluesfest and recording a demo with legendary producer Thom Panunzio at Interscope Studio’s in Los Angeles, and Logan winning multiple guitar and songwriting awards across Ontario. Together they garnered the attention of the Canadian Music Industry and, upon obtaining a management deal, headed into the studio to record their debut EP. After a few months with their management company, the couple decided it was best to sever their contract and head out into the world as unsigned artists. Upon completion, the now titled record “First Light Of Dawn” was released independently quickly gained the duo a following around North America being offered shows across Canada and in the US, they were even offered a tour with keyboard pioneer and international recording artist Howard Jones. Currently residing in Kingston, the two have their eyes set on a big future, including; a tour in southern Ontario and the east coast, the completion of a brand new record, and their wedding.

Seamlessly blending the music of yesterday with a modern twist, Taylor Angus is an unstoppable duo on the rise.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TaylorAngusMUSIC

Twitter: @Taylor_Angus_

Instagram: @Taylor_Angus_

YouTube single: https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=oCs4woR8k38

Website: www.taylorangusmusic.com

 

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‘All Original’ Open Stage - July 6, 2017 8PM
Jul
6
8:00 pm20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - July 6, 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!

Songwriter’ Showcase - with Lynn Jackson and John Allaire
Jun
29
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter’ Showcase - with Lynn Jackson and John Allaire

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Lynn Jackson and John Allaire for an evening of songs and stories June 29, 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

LYNN JACKSON

An authenticity runs through Canadian singer-songwriter Lynn Jackson’s music that reflects a commitment to telling stories that ring true with listeners. 

Taking her cues from Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits and Kathleen Edwards, Jackson uses her ‘whiskey and honey’ voice to mix timeless melodies with tales of love, loss and everyday people.

Visit LynnJackson.net

 

JOHN ALLAIRE

John Allaire is an experienced, award-winning singer/songwriter with a gift for weaving captivating musical stories. Drawing on his experiences and surroundings John’s musical repertoire includes songs with sincere, intelligent lyrics that are introspective and deeply personal, as well as tunes that are light-hearted and humorous.  

Visit johnallaire.com

 

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents award winning singer/songwriter North Easton
Jun
24
8:00 pm20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents award winning singer/songwriter North Easton

A favorite at the Northern Ramble returns Saturday June 24, 2017 at 8pm! Doors open at 7pm.

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. This, coupled with his powerful, heartfelt vocals, delivers a listening and visual experience that is uniquely North Easton. 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

Songwriter's Showcase - Ali McCormick with George Turcotte
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase - Ali McCormick with George Turcotte

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Ali McCormick with George Turcotte June 23, 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

The Lioness of Lanark ” for her mane-like hair and powerful vocals…Ali McCormick grew up in the Lanark Highlands just outside of Ottawa, Ontario on an off-grid hobby farm. She was drawn to music at a young age, live music around the kitchen table a common occurrence on the farm. With help & encouragement from her family she began writing songs. When it was obvious that music & songwriting came naturally, her folks chipped in for an acoustic cutaway. She brought that guitar back & forth across the country as a youngster playing open mics, coffee shops, basements, attics, around campfires & anywhere else people wanted to hear her music. After many years and many many songs, Ali has developed a musical style all of her own.

"Ali’s right hand demonstrates a mastery of rhythm, alternating between the low and high strings of her open chords in a classic country strumming pattern. The kind of strumming that gets the crowd up out of their seats and onto the the dance floor."  -Ramsgate And Hackett 2016

Visit alimccormick.com

 

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Songwriter’s Showcase w/Special Guest Rebecca Hope
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase w/Special Guest Rebecca Hope

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming Rebecca Hope June 17, 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

Rebecca Hope is an up and coming country/folk artist who was raised in Pembroke, Ontario. She attends the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, but is home for the summer to continue to perform and pursue her music career. Pembroke’s Daily Observer recently wrote an article on her. Rebecca is recognized as a Top Finalist and a Winner of the Canadian Songwriting Competition. She is also recognized as a Top 10 Finalist in She’s The One, which is an all-female music competition created by Ottawa Bluesfest. Rebecca will be performing at Ottawa Bluesfest on July 15, 2017 to compete for a complete career enhancement and a worldwide release of her music. At only 21 years old, Rebecca’s music career is taking off. Her raw vocals, rustic acoustics, and honest lyrics radiate light and captivate every audience she performs for. It is no wonder that industry professionals are taking notice of Rebecca Hope.

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Northern Ramble Concerts present Bella Cat with Umberlune
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts present Bella Cat with Umberlune

Batstone's Northern Ramble Concert series welcomes Bella Cat with special guest Umberlune June 16th. 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.

Visit bellacatsoul.com

‘All Original’ Open Stage - June 15, 2017 8PM
Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - June 15, 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!

LIVE from the Northern Ramble - The Ramblin’ Valley Band
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

LIVE from the Northern Ramble - The Ramblin’ Valley Band

SOUNDCHECK WITH MEGA MIKE & DR DAVE

In Association with Cogeco TV


MONDAY JUNE 12TH, DOORS 6:30PM - MUSIC 7PM

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 002 will feature The Ramblin’ Valley Band, 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.

Songwriter's Showcase w/Special Guest Lynne Hanson
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter's Showcase w/Special Guest Lynne Hanson

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming back hot off a successful European Tour special guest Lynne Hanson June 3, 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

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

 

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Northern Ramble Concerts present Midnight Vesta with Brooklyn Doran
Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts present Midnight Vesta with Brooklyn Doran

Back after a successful Eastern Canadian Tour Batstone's Northern Ramble Concert series welcomes Midnight Vesta with Brooklyn Doran June 2nd. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

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

‘All Original’ Open Stage - June 1, 2017 8PM
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - June 1, 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!

Songwriter’s Showcase w/Special Guest Trevor Alguire
May
27
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter’s Showcase w/Special Guest Trevor Alguire

Dean Batstone hosts the Songwriter’s Showcase welcoming special guest Trevor Alguire May 27, 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

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 countries most prolific well travelled veteran songwriters. Alguire draws from over a decade of touring across North America and Europe.  

With a star studded lineup of instrumentalists believing in his songwriting including PEI’s own Catherine MacLellan, who sings a haunting duet alongside Alguire titled My Sweet Rosetta worthy enough to stand the hair up on the back of your neck or bing a tear to your eye at first listen. With constant comparisons to early recordings of bands, Wilco and Blue Rodeo, renowned musician Bob Egan of said bands, also accompanies Alguire on this new recording with beautiful yet haunting pedal steel that drifts throughout several tracks only bringing these thoughtful words more weight and meaning. Miranda Mulholland adds timeless fiddle playing throughout while keys player Jesse O’Brien interweaves organ and piano magically like a subtle thread throughout adding depth to the pictures being drawn.

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Northern Ramble Concerts presents East Coast Bluesman Keith Hallett
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

Northern Ramble Concerts presents East Coast Bluesman Keith Hallett

Batstone's Northern Ramble welcomes East Coast Bluesman Keith Hallett Friday May 26th. Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

Home-grown blues wonder Keith Hallett’s howlin’, growlin’ vocals and soulful, impressive guitar licks and slides have made him a staple of the East Coast blues community. After winning the 2007 CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at Harvest, Keith released debut album Bear With Me, before setting out for Memphis and the International Blues Challenge the following year. He and his band hit the road running and never looked back, sharing stages and bills with blues greats such as Junior Watson, Buddy Guy and Sonny Landreth. Sophomore record Hell West & Crooked, released in 2015, showcases Keith’s growth as an artist who’s carved out his own remarkably unique old timey blues style.

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

CANCELED ‘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!

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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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

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!

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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‘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!

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.

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.

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 - 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!

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!