VALDY in Concert
Apr
6
9:00 pm21:00

VALDY in Concert

VALDY in Concert at Batstone's Northern Ramble. Don't miss the show Thursday April 6, 2017! Doors open at 8pm - Music at 9pm.

Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Canada has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for almost 40 years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he’s a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.

Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), a total of seven Juno nominations and four Gold albums to his credit.

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

 

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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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”


‘All Original’ Open Stage - MARCH 23, 2017 7PM
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage - MARCH 23, 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!

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

‘All Original’ Open Stage
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage

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 - 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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‘All Original’ Open Stage
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage

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 - 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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‘All Original’ Open Stage
Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage

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 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

‘All Original’ Open Stage
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage

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!

‘All Original’ Open Stage
Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage

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!

‘All Original’ Open Stage
Feb
2
8:00 pm20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage

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. 

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.

‘All Original’ Open Stage
Jan
26
8:00 pm20:00

‘All Original’ Open Stage

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. 

First ‘All Original’ Open Stage
Jan
19
8:00 pm20:00

First ‘All Original’ Open Stage

Batstone’s Northern Ramble debuts it first, regular ‘All Original’ Open Stage. An environment for 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. 

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