[Blues-l] Where It's At (Montreal Edition) live blues/roots for the week starting January 17 (and beyond)

John Detcheverry ckutblue@colba.net
Sun Jan 17 18:27:14 EST 2016

Here's Where It's At (Montreal Edition) live blues/roots for the week starting January 17 (and beyond):
THURS JAN 21 8 PM Paul Deslauriers Band @ Petit Campus 57 Prince-Arthur Est, Montreal, Qc http://www.bluesmontreal.com/read/press-releases/135-ibc-sendoff  In just over a week from now the 32nd annual International Blues Challenge will begin and the Paul DesLauriers Band will be in Memphis representing the Quebec blues scene. The Montreal Blues Society hosted the Quebec to Memphis contest last fall, and the PDB beat out ten other competing bands. Several Quebec radio personalities steeped in the blues were kind enough to donate their time to judge the three nights of competition at the Bistro à JoJo. Over 250 acts from all over the world are expected in Memphis and we wish Paul, Greg, and Sam the best of luck!
Thursday, January 21st is your last chance to catch the Paul DesLauriers Band live before they leave for Beale Street. The Montreal Blues Society is proud to host this final fundraiser and send-off event. The show kicks off at 8pm at the Petit Campus on Prince Arthur, in downtown Montreal. Come out and support live music, and our entry into the IBC contest!

Not only will this last Montreal show serve as the final push to help us defray the band's expenses for the trip to Memphis, but it also happens to be Paul's birthday. Expect some surprises for this special occasion. We have it on good authority that Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe will be dropping by to join forces with the PDB for a song or two. There may be others; you'll have to stay tuned! And if we're really lucky, the band will premiere a new song for us from their upcoming album, due in May. https://www.facebook.com/events/1510148895946519/
WEDNESDAYS Les Mercredis JiveStudio au Clébard - avec DJ Hellbilly Jo. Un cours d'initiation vous sera offert dès 20h par les talentueux professeurs de chez JiveStudio, et ensuite, DJ Hellbilly Jo vous fera danser pour le reste de la soirée! Clébard 4557 rue St-Denis, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1642994539322868/ 

THURSDAYS 18h-20h Gratuit. DIVAN ORANGE CAMP Divan Orange 4234 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1656798417917520/ 
Jan 21: Martin Goyette Duo

FRIDAYS 18h-20h (2e vendredi de mois) BluesReel @ l'Escalier 552, rue Sainte-Catherine est, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/785509048165162/ 

MON JAN 18 Appalachian Flatfoot Dance Workshop with Becky Hill. Percussive dancer Becky Hill will be doing a month long residency in Montréal starting in mid January. Now is your chance to learn traditional Appalachian flatfoot dancing! The workshops will be held at the Studio Z - 5333 Casgrain. 7-8:30pm 30$ or 25$ for students.  Becky will hold advanced workshop #1 on Monday the 18th (people who have step dancing experience already). We will quickly cover the Tennessee Walking Step, play with improvisation and how to create your own step, and learn a short piece of choreography. 
Monday January 25th: Workshop #2 - BEGINNERS!. 7-8:30pm 30$ or 25$ for students. https://www.facebook.com/events/921098761312420/ 

MON JAN 18  Bob Fuller's Hillbilly Night celebrates its 50th Anniversary! At the Wheel Club 3373 Cavendish (below Sherbrooke W. in NDG, down the outside stairs to the basement). From 8pm to 1am, the gang from The Old-Time Country Music Club of Canada will entertain you with traditional country music at this momentous event.  Free admission, free entertainment, and free food.  Come early, the place will be packed! https://thewheelclub.wordpress.com/ 

MON JAN 18 Pat Loiselle hosts Monday Night Blues Jam at 9 PM @ Duffy's 1060 Ch. Herron, Dorval, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/799854900140280/ 

WED JAN 20 Jim Zeller hosts Wednesday Night Blues Jam at 9 PM @ Duffy's 1060 Ch. Herron, Dorval, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1512902855673115/ 

SAT JAN 23 Brews'n'Blues with the Dirty Blues Boys at 8 PM @ Lagabière 167, rue Richelieu, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/472513499615933/ 

SAT JAN 23 Roots Rockin' Rollin' Revue returns to the Wheel Club 3373 Cavendish (below Sherbrooke W. in NDG, down the outside stairs to the basement). It's a quartet of Craig Morrison (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Pat Loiselle (vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, lap steel), Scott Kingsley (upright bass), and Danick Tardif (drums).  We do mostly '50s: blues, honky tonk, rockabilly, and rhythm and blues.  Music starts at 8:30pm and goes till 12:30am. Admission is $10 ($5 for students). Free parking in the lot behind the club. Call me for reservations of parties of 6 or more (note we can only hold reservations until 8pm). http://www.craigmorrison.com/spip.php?article101 

MON JAN 25 Dwane Dixon hosts Duffy's Monday Blues Jam at 9 PM @ Duffy's 1060 Ch. Herron, Dorval, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1124839470868464/ 

MON JAN 25 SPECIAL 5$: Soirée LIVE blues avec les CAMELCOHOLS "En Bas"! en collaboration avec le Studio 88 Swing et l'École de danse JiveStudio prend plus d'espace! Un cours d'intro à la danse blues à 20h; Les Camelcohols pour nous jouer de la bonne musique live; et plus encore, dont pintes a 6.75$ et shots a 3.50$; @ 7:45 PM @ Nestor 6289, Saint Hubert, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1531082693886395/ 

THURS JAN 28 Rialto Swing: Collin Perry & Blind... A Decade of weekly gigs comes to Rialto! You are cordially invited to the next Rialto Swing, one of the best swing dance nights in Montreal! Studio 88 Swing will be offering: An introduction to swing class at 8pm for complete beginners. We will also host a rare appearance in Montreal from Quebec city, blues dance leader: Marie-Josée Soucy!!! As a special treat we will have an amazing band, BLIND led by Collin Perry who have compiled among other legends, a series of non-stop weekly concerts spanning more than 10 years now at Barfly bar here in Montreal... No one plays a venu for a decade just because... Ladies and Gents, we will have the pleasure of seeing a band that has PROVEN that they are one of the decades best local bands!!! http://www.colinperry.ca/   listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9wm2rpSQAE 
Finally, we will welcome some of the stars of the Dig Tha' Feet event (29 - 31 January 2016) who will perform for us... It's going to be such a blast!!! Don't Miss it!!! http://www.digthafeet.com/ 
1st of 3 band sets immediately after 9PM; $15 at the door https://www.facebook.com/events/1693422527569437/ 
January 29 - January 31 Dig Tha’ Feet brings together jive, boogie woogie and lindy hop dancers with the help of music and social dance! « Express Yourself » and come celebrate Dig Tha’ Feet’s fifth anniversary with us. www.digthafeet.com 
Details: Workshops with Frances Elaine and Antonio Abrego (USA - Jive guests), Erin Morris (USA - Lindy Hop guest) and 10 local teachers! Robert Lavoie and the Cat Scat Band accompanied by guests such as Jean-Sébastien Leblanc, Louis Levesque and Gardy Fury; The Friday Night Show.
7 categories to compete in: Newcomer and Open Jive and Lindy hop Jack'N'Jill, Boogie Woogie Strictly and Just Do It Strictly plus the must-see Invitationnal Crossover Jack'N'Jill.
NEW THIS YEAR : more social dance, opening cocktail party featuring a talk by Frances Elaine, member of the international staff : « Jive Talk with Frances Elaine », a conference on the history of swing, several competition categories and much more! @ Club Soda 1225 St-Laurent, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1513741888949149/ 

FRI JAN 29 JAMES GREEN & KENNY DUPREE TOGETHER at 9:30 PM @ Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill (SAINT-SAUVEUR) 173 rue Principale, Saint-Sauveur, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/136428956728506/ 

FRI/SAT FEB 12/13 The 19th Annual Roots of Rock and Roll Concert : Blueberry Hill - Music From New Orleans. Featuring Craig Morrison & the Momentz, Vintage Wine, and special guests Pat Loiselle, Terry Joe "Banjo" Rodrigues, Amelia McMahon, Samantha Borgal, Rosalie Cerro, Kate Bevan-Baker, and a three-piece horn section led by Little Frankie Thiffault. At the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall 7141 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Qc at 8pm. http://craigmorrison.com/spip.php?article11 
How to obtain tickets: 
1. Arrange to meet Craig Morrison any Monday at Hillbilly Night or at the Wheel Club (no service charge)
2. online via admission.com (+ mega service charge)
3. by email or snail mail (no service charge).  If your snail mail includes a self-stamped self-addressed return envelope, tickets will be mailed back to you, otherwise tickets will be held for you in the lobby, night of show, or arrange with Derek to pick them up from him in person.  Contact: Derek Nichols 35 rue Finchley, Hampstead, QC, H3X 2Z6 514-486-7270 ecovia@videotron.ca put "concert tickets" in the subject line of an email
tickets: $40 preferred seating - guarantees a seat in one of the front rows of the main centre section
$30 regular - general admission; $25 senior (65+) - general admission; $18 student - general admission
GRUMPY’S CHICK PICKIN’ MONDAYS 1242 Bishop Street http://chickpickin.wix.com/home http://www.facebook.com/ChickPickinMondays 
Jan. 18 Karyn Ellis
Jan. 25 Lynne Hanson plays roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers “porch music with a little red dirt.” Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK
BISTRO À JOJO 1627 St-Denis, Mtl, Qc http://www.bistroajojo.com/ 
JAN 17 Alec McElcheran/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA
18 SLY JAM acoustique - Sylvain Tremblay & Guests/LES GRUS -Olivier Goulet/François-Olivier Doyon
19 Philippe Berghella/JP AUDET
21 Mathieu Rancourt/UNKLE GROOVE
22 Gilbert Charlebois/WANG DANG DOODLE
23 Alan Springer/HOMMAGE AUX DOORS - Feast of Friends
24 Nath Creamer Duo/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA
25 SLY JAM acoustique - Sylvain Tremblay & Guests/STEPHAN DUMONT
26 Gilbert Charlebois/ENDRICK TREMBLAY - Soir Acoustique
28 Fredy Freedom/UNKLE GROOVE
30 Mathieu Rancourt/SHANE MURPHY
31 Dupré & Millaire/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA
FEB 1 SLY JAM acoustique - Sylvain Tremblay & Guests/MICK MARTEL - Soir Acoustique
2 Alec McElcheran
5@9 acoustiques gratuits!
PUB L'ILE NOIRE 1649 St Denis Les Lundis Let’s Blues http://www.ilenoire.com/ dès 21h00. Soirée gratuite! Concert Blues (ou) Blues band live, DJ toute la soirée; Cours d’introduction  à la danse Blues offert par le Studio 88-Swing. Tous les derniers dimanches de chaque mois le Jive Studio offre gratuitement des cours d'initiation à la danse JIVE de 17h30 à 18h30
HOUSE OF JAZZ 2060 Aylmer (514) 842-8656 http://houseofjazz.ca/ 
MONDAYS: John Beaudine and Deep Blue
Tues Jan 19 @ 7:30pm Love, Laugh and Real Talk with Michelle Sweeney 
Wed Jan 20 @ 7:30pm Snooksta and the Gangstas
Fri Jan 22 @ 9:30pm Michelle Sweeney
Sat Jan 23 @ 9:30pm Barb Diab’s Birthday Bash

HOUSE OF JAZZ 1639 Boul. de l’Avenir, Laval
SUNDAYS: Snooksta and the Gangstas
Wed Jan 20 @ 7pm Dawn Tyler Watson Duo
Thurs Jan 21 @ 9pm Michelle Sweeney
Sat Jan 23 @ 9pm Michelle Sweeney
UPSTAIRS’ 1254 MacKay, 514.931.6808 http://upstairsjazz.com/ 
Thurs Feb 4 Bharath and his Rhythm Four 
BRUTOPIA 1219 Crescent 514-393-9277 http://www.brutopia.net/brutopia.htm 
Wednesday, January 27 Midnight Steppers 
QUAI DES BRUMES, 4481 rue St-Denis Mtl http://www.quaidesbrumes.ca/ 
SAT JAN 23 @ 21H $10. RANCH PARTY is a party organized every two months by the band Emma Williams & The Ramblin' Men that welcomes you for a first set of authentic Rockabilly & Rock n' Roll music. At each edition, a band from the Rockabilly, Rock n' Roll, Psychobilly, Swing or Country scene is invited to share the spotlight. Each edition is unique! Featuring swing band Louis & The Royal Pickles and DJ Pat White
AQUARIUM CAFE BAR 2923 Masson    http://www.aquariumcafebar.ca/ 
Vendredi 22 janvier 2016 Fredy Freedom (Blues)
Samedi 23 janvier 2016 Thomas Piché (Folk)
Vendredi 29 janvier 2016 Justin Saladino (Duo blues)
Samedi 30 janvier 2016 Slim Dubois (Blues/Boogie)
PETIT MEDLEY 6206 St-Hubert Mtl http://lepetitmedley.ca/ 
Mardi 20H Bar Lounge Les Mardis Swing; COUR GRATUIT 20H: Swing (Traditionel) sous la direction des professeurs du Studio 88-SWING. Suivi par une soirée Swing de 21h à 3h
BRASSERIE L'UNIK 805 Decarie, St. Laurent http://maisondubluesunik.blogspot.ca/ 
Blues Jam every Thursday night.
Amps provided; bring your own instruments.
Host bands for Thursday night jams
January 21 - Paul Arthur and Raisin' Cain
January 28 - Pete Webb Trio
February 4 - Louis Janelle Blues Band
February 11 - John Gordon Blues Project
February 18 - Paul Arthur and Raisin' Cain
February 25 - Midnight Breeze with Mike Trudel
March 3 - Crawdaddy
March 10 - Better Days
March 17 - Paul Arthur and Raisin' Cain
CALISTOGA BAR & GRILL Plaza Pointe-Claire, 235 Boulevard Saint Jean (Donegani & Maywood) 514-630-7577 http://www.calistogagrill.ca/ 
Sat Jan 30 Tribute to the Blues Brothers by Sweet Nome Chicago ($17.39 + tax)
SMOKED MEAT PETE, 283, 1st Avenue, Île Perrot, Quebec (514) 425-6068  http://www.smokemeatpete.com/Home.htm 
Jan 17 Paulo Stante Band (Jam Night) 7-10 Pm
Jan 18 Paul Author (Jam Night) 7-10 Pm
Jan 19 Jimmy James Band (Jam Night) 7-10 Pm
Jan 20 Dwane Dixon Band (Jam Night) 7-10 Pm
Jan 21 Pat Loiselle (Jam Night) 8- 12 Am
Jan 22 Lyne Bernard Band (Show) 9-1 Am
Jan 23 Smokin' Pete & Hawk Power Hour (Show) 6-7 Pm; The Devil Dawgs Band (Show) 9-1 Am
Jan 24 Souled (Jam Night) 7- 10 Pm
Jan 25 Matt Rock (Jam Night) 7-10 Pm
Jan 26 Jimmy James Band (Jam Night) 7-10 Pm
Jan 27 Dwane Dixon Band (Jam Night) 7-10 Pm
Jan 28 Pat Loiselle Band (Jam Night)) 8- 12 Am
Jan 29 Paul Author & Raisin’ Cane (Show) 8 Pm- Midnight
Jan 30 to March 4th We are closed for Vacation...."GONE FISHING" See you all March 5th for Pete's Annual BIRTHDAY BASH!!!
BAR LE ST-LAURENT 283 Notre Dame, Repentigny http://www.lesaint-laurentbar.com 
01.23.2016 - 21 h 30 Hommage à Nirvana  Emmanuel Poulin  (The saturdays NET BLUES hot 15 $)
01.29.2016 - 21 h 00 The Creep Show Et Danny Rebel + KGB (Fridays Rock or Blues)
01.30.2016 - 20 h 30 Marjo (The saturdays NET BLUES hot 30 $)
02.20.2016 à 21 h 00 Nanette Workman (Trio)
LE ZARICOT 1460 des cascades, St-Hyacinthe, 450.774.2383 http://www.lezaricot.com 
Samedi, 19 Mars, à 20H00 Rob Lutes revient avec son nouveau projet, SUSSEX. Avec deux musiciens de renom, il propose des pièces finement ciselées aux influences blues, folk et jazz! Lancement de son nouveau album Parade Day. 20$ régulier
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John Detcheverry
Cha Cha Cha In Blue, CKUT FM 90,3 Montreal
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