[Blues-l] Where It's At (Montreal Edition) live blues/roots for the week starting May 1 (and beyond)

John Detcheverry ckutblue@colba.net
Sun May 1 18:38:58 EDT 2016

Here's Where It's At (Montreal Edition) live blues/roots for the week starting May 1 (and beyond):
SAT MAY 7 - SUN MAY 8 Balconfête NDG Porchfest 70+ performers throughout the neighbourhood! Porchfest returns for a second year in NDG. The event was inspired by a model which originated in Ithaca, New York in 2007 and which has since spread to cities across North America. The idea is simple: promote a sense of community by having local musicians play on neighbourhood porches. Last May the NDG Community Council decided to launch their own 1-day version of Porchfest which turned out to be a huge success. Organizers claim, “almost every street has a handful of musically inclined residents. And we certainly have porches! Porchfest gives those people—and porches—a chance to shine, and a chance for others to stop and listen without feeling shy about it!” That said, Porchfest NDG also promises a great setting: “In addition to bringing residents together through local music, Porchfest also provides a great opportunity to appreciate NDG’s wonderful architecture and spring foliage!” Musicians involved in last year’s inaugural event included Sarah Segal-Lazar, Po Lazarus, Bud Rice, Blake Adams, The Waves, Shyre, Maybe Greys to name a few. Aside from expanding to a 2-day format this year, Porchfest NDG seems dedicated to its original vocation. Money raised during Porchfest 2016 will go directly to Head and Hands'  J2K after-school Music Program, where teens are given the unique opportunity to learn about different aspects of music production, and to play a wide array of musical instruments, from violins to turntables! www.porchfestndg.com  http://montrealmusicscene.com/main/porchfest-returns-for-a-second-year-in-ndg/ 

Saturday May 7th Schedule: http://www.porchfestndg.com/schedule-752016.html 

Sunday May 8th Schedule: http://www.porchfestndg.com/schedule-852016.html 

A few of the blues/rootsier choices:

SAT MAY 7 at 11 AM The Folk Fest sur le canal, as part of Porchfest NDG, presents Clarksdale Moan at the NDG Food Depot / Dépôt alimentaire NDG 2146 avenue Marlowe, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/217243648653292/ 

SAT MAY 7 at 1 PM Kim Adams and the House Cats at 2005 Old Orchard

SAT MAY 7 at 3 PM The Hampton Street Coffee Grinders at 2270 Hampton

SUN MAY 8 at 2 PM Martin Goyette at 4098 Wilson

SUN MAY 8 at 4 PM Paul Arthur & Raisin' Cain will be performing ‘Blues at the Bus Stop’ outside 5631 Sherbrooke Street, corner Oxford


WEDNESDAYS Les Mercredis JiveStudio au Clébard. Dès 20h et à tous les mercredis, offrez-vous une soirée Rock N' Roll avec un cours d'initiation à la danse Rockabilly Jive. En collaboration avec l'École de danse Jive Studio.  Clébard 4557 rue St-Denis, Montreal, Qc 4$ à la porte. https://www.facebook.com/events/1642994539322868/ 

THURSDAYS 18h-20h Gratuit. DIVAN ORANGE CAMP avec Alexandre Farina; Divan Orange 4234 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1656798417917520/ 

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

MON MAY 2 at 7:45 PM Soirée LIVE blues avec Pat Loiselle @ Nestor 6289, Saint Hubert, Montreal, Qc Soirée au Rez-de-Chausee!!! Le lundi 2 Mai, dès 20h, la soirée de Blues au bar Nestor, en collaboration avec le Studio 88 Swing et l'École de danse JiveStudio prend plus d'espace! Nous vous offrons: Un cours d'intro à la danse blues à 20h; Pat Loiselle pour nous jouer de la bonne musique live; DJ full Vinyl Costa Zafiropoulos "The Conjurer"; cover 5$ Vous ne connaissez pas le Nestor? Le Nestor (anciennement le Gainzbar) est un bar classique où les cocktails de l'époque de la prohibition côtoient les bières de micro-brasseries, les scotchs et les bourbons! https://www.facebook.com/events/1729995637277363/ 

WED MAY 4 (May 4 at 8 PM to May 14 at 10 PM) SYLVIA a play by AR Gurney; Empty nesters Greg (Joseph Dineen) and Kate (Carolyn Fe, appears courtesy of CAEA) have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years in the suburbs, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect. https://www.facebook.com/events/918109411621283/ 

THURS MAY 5 FINALE Rialto Swings: BBQ Spring Sizzle; 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. As a special treat for the season finale, we will be welcoming variety on the musical side, first with Miche Love and her band the Atomic Bullets who play a little bit of everything from Swing to Blues without forgetting Rock n'Roll and even a touch of Gospel! She is clearly a singer with SOUL!!! Next at the DJ booth we will be hearing the ecclectic sounds of the dynamic duo Andreanne Leveille & Phil Gauthier! Finally, we will be able to gaze in awe at some exepps from performances by various dance teams who have readied them for the CSC Canadian Swing Championships which is taking place only a couple of weeks later in Delta Sherbrooke Hôtel on May 20th to 23rd. You do NOT want to miss this edition of RIALTO SWINGS. 1st of 3 band sets immediately after 9PM; $ 15 at the door https://www.facebook.com/events/1534900643482239/ 

FRI MAY 6 at 9 PM Les Soirées Crossroads: Betty La Brute et The Conjurer! @ The Wiggle Room 3874 Blvd. St. Laurent, Montreal, Qc; Ce mois-ci, nous acceuillions la très grande Claudia "Betty La Brute" Boutin, qui fera face au plus grand des grands, Costa "The Conjurer" Zafiropoulos, le maitre des 45 tours! Ils ont pour mission de vous faire danser sur 50% de Blues et Soul et 50% de Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll et R&B 50's. Entrée: 5$ ET POUR FÊTER NOS 18 MOIS, ON VOUS FAIT UN CADEAU! ENTRÉE GRATUITE AUX 10 PREMIERS ARRIVÉS! https://www.facebook.com/events/872915626163981/ 

SAT MAY 7 at 3 PM La Swinging Air Force présente: le spectacle Pré-CSC 2016! à l'auditorium du Collège Ahuntsic 9155 St-Hubert, Montreal (métro Crémazie) 15$ au Studio 88 Swing; 20$ à la porte; This show is for us, dancers, a perfect occasion to perform in front of a public before presenting in front of many judges and swing dancers! So, family & friends, you are more than welcome to come and see us perform as a practice for the CSC Canadian Swing Championships 2016! (https://www.facebook.com/events/203524860038251/  https://www.facebook.com/events/976961099054985/ 

SAT MAY 7 at 8 PM Bière Au Menu presente JAMES GREEN & MARC-ANDRE DROUIN @ Bière au Menu 71 Montée Gagnon, Bois-des-Filion, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/984820918279066/ 

SUN MAY 8 at 4 PM Sunday Afternoon's B&B (Blues & Brews) presents Louis Janelle Blues Band with special guest Roger Walls @ Piranha Bar 680 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/736630429772422/ 

THURS MAY 12 at 7 PM Lancement d'album de Kath Biss: Rockabilly & Talons Hauts; Mademoiselle 5171 Ave du Parc, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1749851418586048/ 

FRI MAY 13 at 9:30 PM Cécile Doo-Kingué Trio - Rentrée montréalaise @ O Patro Vys 356 ave du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/1688507401416664/ 


GRUMPY’S CHICK PICKIN’ MONDAYS 1242 Bishop Street http://chickpickin.wix.com/home http://www.facebook.com/ChickPickinMondays 

May.02 NATHAN AND SHAINA were born one year, one month and one day apart, these siblings have been competing for the world's attention since they were able, but have recently decided to give confederacy a chance in the form of this collaborative musical project. They draw from country and folk influences, with flecks of celtic and maritime elements from their east coast upbringing.

May 9: TBA

May 16 Nadine Altounji; “I'm in the process of recording my first Ep and thought I'd book an evening at Grumpy's to play a set. See you there!”

May. 23 Carolynn Fe is back to where it all began 7 years ago. Carolyn Fe sings, Nadine Altounji picks while Gern F. serves you beverages with his usual quick wit and suaveness. What more can you ask for?

Jun. 20 Danielle Allard is a musician, mentor, and community builder hailing from the nation’s capital. One of the region’s favorite singer-songwriters, Allard’s tender voice and her combination of jazz, folk, pop, and blues will leave you pleasantly astounded.

Jun. 27 Julie Corrigan Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, pop, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Julie is on the heels of releasing her first full length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Howe Gelb).

Jul.04 Sarah Elizabeth sings songs about lemons, apples, wanderlust, and her grandparents. Sometimes there's a glockenspiel or a ukulele thrown in the mix... and there's always a chance to singalong.

Aug.08 Melanie Peterson is blessed with a voice that suggests an early Joni Mitchell, Melanie Peterson, a Saskatoon born, Toronto based, singer and songwriter has quietly become one of the brightest lights on the Toronto folk music scene. 



BISTRO À JOJO 1627 St-Denis, Mtl, Qc http://www.bistroajojo.com/ 

MAY 1 Alan Springer/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA

2 Alec McElcheran/DAN LIVINGSTONE - Soir Acoustique

3 Sylvain Tremblay/ALEC & DAN - Soir Acoustique


5 Carlos Veiga/CARL TREMBLAY

6 Gilbert Charlebois/UNKLE GROOVE


8 Dupré & Millaire/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA

9 Fredy Freedom/STEVE PONTBRIAND - Soir Acoustique

10 Gilbert Charlebois/FECTEAU TRIO - Soir Acoustique


12 Philippe Berghella/CARL TREMBLAY



15 Dupré & Millaire/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA

16 Justin Saladino/THE HITMEN Dano & Dave - Soir acoustique

17 Fredy Freedom/EDDIE PAUL - Soir Acoustique

18 Mathieu Rancourt/FREDY FREEDOM TRIO


20 Philippe Berghella/WANG DANG DOODLE

21 Mick Martel/RUDE MOOD

22 Guy Mapoko/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA

23 Sylvain Tremblay/ENDRICK TREMBLAY - Soir Acoustique

24 Alec McElcheran/JP AUDET - Soir Acoustique


26 Mick Martel/CARL TREMBLAY


28 Mathieu Rancourt/LES MARSHALLS

29 Dupré & Millaire/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA

30 Gilbert Charlebois/CICI & KAZO - Soir Acoustique

31 Fredy Freedom/JIM ZELLER DUO - Soir Acoustique

JUNE 1 Gilbert Charlebois/THE HITMEN TRIO

2 Alan Springer/CARL TREMBLAY

3 Mathieu Rancourt/JESS & THE VIBES


5 Dupré & Millaire/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA

6 Sylvain Tremblay/DAN LIVINGSTONE - Soir Acoustique


PUB L'ILE NOIRE 1649 St Denis Les Lundis Let’s Blues http://www.ilenoire.com/ dès 21h00. 
Pub L’Île Noire, Swing Connexion and Cat’s Corner are very happy to offer you fabulous evenings of dancing and music every Monday night at 1649 St-Denis! Whether you're a dancer or a Blues music lover, join us for the next edition of Lundis Let’s Blues! The evening: - Introductory class to Blues dance at 9pm presented this week by Cat's Corner's teachers. - Our DJ this week DJ Raphaël Desmaison! And for the couche-Tard, the party continues until the wee hours! Tous les derniers dimanches de chaque mois le Jive Studio offre gratuitement des cours d'initiation à la danse JIVE de 17h30 à 18h30 https://www.facebook.com/events/1606652382990812/ 


HOUSE OF JAZZ 2060 Aylmer, Montreal, Qc (514) 842-8656 

MONDAYS: John Beaudine and Deep Blue

Tues May 3 @ 7:30pm Love, Laugh and Real Talk. Michelle Sweeney offers you a colorful evening with a mix of humor, games and Broadway-style music. Accompanied by the legendary Taurey Butler on piano for a cabaret atmosphere worthy of the House of Jazz.

Wed May 4 @ 7:30pm Snooksta and the Gangstas 

HOUSE OF JAZZ 1639 Boul. de l’Avenir, Laval

SUNDAYS: Snooksta and the Gangstas

Thurs May 5 @ 7:00pm Michelle Sweeney 

Sat May 7 @ 9pm Michelle Sweeney

FULL SCHEDULE: http://houseofjazz.ca/ 


UPSTAIRS’ 1254 MacKay, 514.931.6808 http://upstairsjazz.com/ 

Thurs May 5 Bharath and his Rhythm Four 8pm: $9; 9.15pm: $9; 10.30pm: Free

Sat May 7 Dawn Tyler Watson 8:30pm: $15, 10:15pm: $10 & 11.30pm: Free

Sun May 22 Durham County Poets with special guest Steve Dawson 7:30pm ($15) & 9.30pm ($10)

For reservations: 514-931-6808


BRUTOPIA 1219 Crescent 514-393-9277 http://www.brutopia.net/brutopia.htm 

Wed May 4 Pat Loiselle (Sonny Boy Gumbo)

Fri May 6 -Sat May 7 Shane Murphy

Sat May 14 Justin Saladino

Tues May 17 Eddy Blake Eaton

Wed May18 Mark Crissinger

Wed May 25 Pete Dogg





QUAI DES BRUMES, 4481 rue St-Denis Mtl http://www.quaidesbrumes.ca/ 

Thurs May 5 GRAVEL ROUTE Et MR AIRPLANE MAN (21:30) “The two young women were playing white-hot, punk-inflected, juke joint blues as if they meant it, and they were doing it with nothing but a guitar and drums, wrenching every bit of soul and sound from their instruments”. -Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times https://www.facebook.com/events/1155758247787739/ https://soundcloud.com/mrairplaneman 

Wed May 11 BLUEBELL SISTERS CD Launch (JUMP BLUES et de ROCKABIILY) (21:30) https://www.facebook.com/events/1709814779304318/


AQUARIUM CAFE BAR 2923 Masson, Montreal Qc http://www.aquariumcafebar.ca/ 

Vendredi 6 mai 2016 Louis-André Bourque (Chanson)

Samedi 7 mai 2016 Harmonica Zeke & Odette Mercure (Blues)

Vendredi 13 mai 2016 Louis Janelle (Blues)

Samedi 14 mai 2016 Jean-François Beaupré & Fannie Bourdages (Chanson/Folk)

Vendredi 20 mai 2016 Jeff Road & Paule Magnan (Folk)

Samedi 21 mai 2016 Ria Reece (Blues/Soul)

Vendredi 27 mai 2016 Les Bleus (Jazz/Soul)


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 avec DJ.


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

May 5 - John Gordon Blues Project

May 12 - Pete Webb Trio

May 20 - Raisin' Cain

May 26 - Pat Loiselle

June 2 - Paul Arthur

June 9 - Hawk 'n' Roll


CALISTOGA BAR & GRILL Plaza Pointe-Claire, 235 Boulevard Saint Jean (Donegani & Maywood) 514-630-7577 http://www.calistogagrill.ca/ 

Fri May 20 Snooksta and the Gangstas 

Sat May 21 Blushing Brides


DUFFY’S 1060 Ch. Herron, Dorval, Qc (514) 631-8962 http://www.duffysmtl.com/events.html 

Blues Jam Mondays; Wednesday Jam: All Styles Welcome

Jam Hosts: 

Mon May 2 Paul Arthur

Wed May 4 John McGale


SMOKED MEAT PETE, 283, 1st Avenue, Île Perrot, Quebec (514) 425-6068  http://www.smokemeatpete.com/Home.htm 


BAR LE ST-LAURENT 283 Notre Dame, Repentigny http://www.lesaint-laurentbar.com 


05.07.2016 - 20 h 00 Marjo  The saturdays NET BLUES hot 30 $

05.13.2016 - 21 h 30 Manu Militari Fridays Rock or Blues

06.04.2016 - 21 h 30 Zebulon  The saturdays NET BLUES hot 20 $

06.09.2016 - 21 h 00 Whisky Legs  The saturdays NET BLUES hot 10 $ 


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