[Blues-l] Where It's At (Montreal Edition) live blues/roots for the week starting January 2 (and beyond)

John Detcheverry ckutblue@colba.net
Mon Jan 2 03:04:05 EST 2017

Here's Where It's At (Montreal Edition) live blues/roots for the week starting January 2 (and beyond):
Submissions now open for third annual Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition Award
The Toronto Blues Society and musician Paul Reddick announce the third annual competition for the Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition Award. The intention behind the Cobalt Prize is to promote blues music through exploration of its form. The winning composition will be judged on its ability to creatively utilize blues traditions within the broad contemporary musical landscape. Particular attention will be paid to aspects of instrumentation, melodic invention, song structure, lyrics, and production possibilities. The successful song will explore and refresh blues as an art form. Priority will be given to songs that have been crafted specifically for the Cobalt Prize, however previously released material may be submitted.  Please read the About page to understand the priorities of the Cobalt Prize. The Cobalt Prize submissions are now open to Canadian composers.
Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual Cobalt Prize. To enter, please email your submission to cobaltprize@gmail.com by January 7, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST.
Submissions must include:
1. One (1) attached WAV (preferred) or MP3 file of the track to be considered (NOTE: Only one track per composer will be considered)
2. Track information (including track title, lyrics sheet, and composers’ name)
3. Contact information (including first and last name, email address, current city and province of residence)
4.  A $10 admin fee payable via PayPal
www.torontobluessociety.com | www.theunicornproject.ca | www.paulreddick.ca
TUESDAYS (1st Tuesday every month): JAM NIGHT @ Rosewood. From seasoned pros to veteran jammers to breakout songwriters, this is a great spot for networking your newest projects or simply for getting up on the stage and letting out the demons. Or just come by for a friendly vibe and great music! Special guest host each night, including Jonas, Quebec Rockstar and Partner at Rosewood 60 rue St-Jacques Montreal, QC (514) 843-8585 http://rosewoodmontreal.com/ 

Open Jam at Mademoiselle, every Tuesday at 8:00pm. Play the music you want with your friends or strangers. We have a kit, a guitar, a bass and two mics so all you need to bring is the music. Anyone who gets up on stage receives 15% purchases at the bar. Tuesdays 8:00PM-12:00PM Free Entry @ Mademoiselle 5171 Ave du Parc, Montreal, Qc (514) 508-5038 info@mademoiselle-restobar.com  https://www.facebook.com/events/1807236246209640/ 

THURSDAYS Les Jeudis Rock N Roll au Clébard. Dès 20h les jeudis, viens bouger sur le rythme de la musique Rock N’ Roll des années 50! Les danseurs de Jive Studio et de Swing connexion vont te transformer en expert du Rockabilly Jive! ENTRÉE GRATUITE! 4557 rue St-Denis Montreal, QC H2J 2L4 (514) 903-4456 DJ Tony B. Good https://www.facebook.com/events/228398520926911/ 

@ l'Escalier 552 Sainte-Catherine E. Montreal, Qc FRIDAYS 18h-20h (2e vendredi de mois) BluesReel (Patrick Hutchinson: guitar; John Kerkhoven: harmonica)

FRI JAN 6 at 7 PM Paul Arthur & Raisin' Cain @ La Grange Restaurant 2 Rue Meadowbrook, Morin-Heights, QC J0R 1H0 For dinner reservations, please call:(450) 644-0056 https://www.facebook.com/events/187092288425125/

THURS JAN 12 at 10 PM Swift Years @ L'Escalier Montréal 552 Sainte Catherine St E, Montreal, Qc https://www.facebook.com/events/285848685118232/
GRUMPY’S CHICK PICKIN’ MONDAYS 1242 Bishop Street http://chickpickin.wix.com/home http://www.facebook.com/ChickPickinMondays 
Lundi le 9 janvier Host: Aly Marguerite & Old Time Honey; Guest: Catriona Sturton sings like an angel, plays like a beast.  After learning to file harmonica reeds in a back alley, Catriona toured Canada as the bassist for Halifax teen-rockers, Plumtree (whose song, Scott Pilgrim, inspired the cult-favourite book and movie of the same name).  She’s played in Europe with Italian harmonica wizards, traveled with a Hiroshima-based garage rock band, was a guest on The Price is Right and has been to more places in remote Canada than most people ever get to.  In the next few months you can find her on tours of the United States, playing with some of the country’s best harmonica players, The East Coast of Canada, and Ontario with The Noisy Locomotive.
Lundi le 16 janvier, 21h30 Host: Aly Marguerite & Old Time Honey; Guest: Effy Silver is a jazz influenced alternative acoustic artist from Toronto, Ontario. With music described as a cross between Amy whinhouse and Daniel Ceaser, her smooth sound will leave you forgetting where you parked the car.
BISTRO À JOJO 1627 St-Denis, Mtl, Qc http://www.bistroajojo.com/ 
JAN 2 Mick Martel/WILLIAM MONETTE Soir Acoustique
3 Alan Springer/ALEC & DAN - Soir Acoustique
7 Guy Mapoko/TOVA & The Wild Machines
8 William Monette/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA
9 Alec McElcheran/ROMAIN MALAGNOUX - Acoustic 
10 Alan Springer/BARREN ACRES
11 Philippe Berghella/DWANE DIXON - Acoustic
12 Gilbert Charlebois/THE VINYLS TRIO
13 William Monette/FECTEAU POWER TRIO
14 Alan Springer/ANDREI NOBBS & The Electric Ladiez
15 Guy Mapoko/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA
16 Fredy Freedom/MARC FECTEAU
17 Alec McElcheran/DWANE DIXON - Acoustic
18 Gilbert Charlebois/GAB PADILLA
19 Philippe Berghella/THE VINYLS TRIO
21 Guy Mapoko/HOMMAGE À BOB MARLEY avec Dano
22 Fredy Freedom/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA
23 William Monette/CATHY VALLIÈRES DUO
24 Gilbert Charlebois/MARC FECTEAU - Soir acoustique
25 Fredy Freedom/DAN LIVINGSTONE - Acoustic
26 Mathieu Rancourt/THE VINYLS TRIO
27 Marc Fecteau/UNKLE GROOVE
28 Alec McElchera/MICK MARTEL BAND
29 Mick Martel/La Messe à Jojo - CARLOS VEIGA
30 Alec McElcheran/SÉGÖYA - Acoustic
31 Mick Martel/SÉGÖYA - Acoustic
PUB L'ILE NOIRE 1649 St Denis Les Lundis Let's Blues L'équipe des Lundis Let's Blues vous souhaite à tous un très joyeux temps des fêtes et une bonne année 2017! Nous profitons de l'occasion pour vous dire combien nous sommes choyés de partager tous ces beaux moments avec vous semaine après semaine. Danseurs, amis(es), amoureuses et amoureux du blues, venez célébrer la nouvelle année avec nous! C'est un rendez-vous lundi le 2 janvier! La soirée: Cours d’introduction à la danse blues présenté conjointement par les professeurs de Cat's Corner et de Swing Connexion dès 21h00; Danse sociale de 21h45 jusqu'aux petites heures de la nuit avec DJ Raphaël Desmaison! Your hosts: www.ilenoire.com www.swingconnexion.com www.catscorner.ca  SUNDAYS à 18h30, cours de Rockabilly Jive et danse sociale le reste de la soirée avec DJ sur place. https://www.facebook.com/events/1825736411017322/ 
HOUSE OF JAZZ 2060 Aylmer, Montreal, Qc (514) 842-8656 
MONDAYS @ 7:30pm: John Beaudine and Deep Blue; The Deep Blue Express charges into 2017. We have one of the best crews in blues and jazz with Peter Mika, Johnny Beaudine, Ben Comeau and Mario Monaco. "We come to play" is our motto so we'll be pushing the envelope as always. The train pulls out at 7:30 so don’t miss it. https://www.facebook.com/events/1842999239319156/ 
Tues Jan 3 @ 7:30pm Love, Laugh and Real talk! Our Diva Michelle Sweeney will offer 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 Jan 4 @ 7:30pm Snooksta and the Gangstas
Fri Jan 6 @ 9:30pm Augie and the Marquees

HOUSE OF JAZZ 1639 Boul. de l’Avenir, Laval
SUNDAYS: Snooksta and the Gangstas
Wed Jan 4 @ 7:00pm Graham Chambers
Fri Jan 6 & Sat Jan 7 @ 9:00pm  Michelle Sweeney
FULL SCHEDULE: http://houseofjazz.ca/ 
UPSTAIRS’ 1254 MacKay, 514.931.6808 http://upstairsjazz.com/ 
Thurs Jan 5 Bharath and his Rhythm Four is a Montreal based blues band that has won plaudits from some of the greatest exponents of the genre. 8pm: $10; 9.15pm: $10; 10.30pm: Free
Fri Jan 6 Masson Stomp: A musical journey to New Orleans from the 20s to the 40s; Jean-Sébastien Leblanc: Clarinet et vocal; Jeffrey Moseley: Guitar; Mathieu Roberge: Double bass; Samuel Voyer: Piano; Frédéric Lapointe: Drums 8.30pm $15; 10.15pm 10$; 11.30pm: Free
Sun Jan 15 Christine Tassan & les Imposteures « Entre Félix et Django »  With close to 15 years of bringing their special blend of Gypsy jazz and revisited cover songs to audiences, Christine Tassan et les ImposteurEs have made a name for themselves on the music scene. The new show from this group of four exquisitely talented female musicians brings together some of the best work by Félix Leclerc and Django Reinhardt. This crafty double tribute recalls the meeting between the Québec singer-songwriter and the Gypsy guitarist in a Saint-Germain-des-Prés hotel in Paris, in 1950. 7:30pm: $10, 8:45pm: $10 & 10pm: free
Thurs Jan 19 Ben Racine Band; Ben’s soulful voice is reminiscent of the greatest Rhythm and Blues vocalists of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Ben Racine: Vocals/Guitar; Nicky Estor: Drums; François Dubé: Bass; Little Frankie Thiffault: Tenor Sax; Mathieu Mousseau: Baritone Sax 8pm: $10; 9.15pm: $10; 10.30pm: Free
Sat Jan 21 Gary Schwartz - Hommage à Jim Hall 8:30pm: $15; 10:15pm: $10 & 11.30pm: Free
BRUTOPIA 1219 Crescent 514-393-9277 http://www.brutopia.net/brutopia.htm 
Wed Jan 4 Mark Crissinger
Fri Jan 6 & Sat Jan 7 Shane Murphy
QUAI DES BRUMES, 4481 rue St-Denis Mtl http://www.quaidesbrumes.ca/ 
Mariposa...le café 5434 Côte St-Luc Montreal H3X 2C5 514-699-5951 https://www.facebook.com/CafeMariposa/ 
Every Thursday 52 weeks a year Mariposa Thursday Open Mic 7pm to 10pm Acoustic/Electric
*sign-up from 6pm
*All shows $10 cover; Info by text or phone @ 514-699-5951 Victor Labelle
AQUARIUM CAFE BAR 2923 Masson, Montreal Qc http://www.aquariumcafebar.ca/ 
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10 PM STEVANCY DUO, composé de la chanteuse Nancy Desmarais et du guitariste-chanteur, Steve Archambault. https://www.facebook.com/events/1721572994838043/ 
Samedi 14 janvier 2017 Karen Gaudreau (Chanson/Folk)
Vendredi 20 janvier 2017 Henri Breton (Blues)
Samedi 21 janvier 2017 Memphis Bound - Levée de fonds Québec à Memphis (Blues) Pat 'Sonny Boy Gumbo' Loiselle et Martin Hury , grands gagnants pour représenter le Québec au concours IBC 2017 (International Blues Challenge) dans la catégorie Solo/duo vous invitent à une soirée spéciale avant leur départ pour Memphis ..Du Blues vintage pur et dur joué à la guitare et l'harmo ...Des bars de Chicago en passant par le Mississippi Jusqu'au bayous de la Louisiane . Destination ultime : Memphis Tennessee!
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10 PM The Ramblers (Rock/Blues) https://www.facebook.com/events/236754776744818/ 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9:30 PM Greenwoods & The Grass en Trio (Folk/Rock/Blues) https://www.facebook.com/events/1223205761082068/ 
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. http://www.studio88swing.com/ 
BRASSERIE L'UNIK 805 Decarie, St. Laurent Qc http://maisondubluesunik.blogspot.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/BrasserieUnik/ 
Blues Jam every Thursday night.
Amps provided; bring your own instruments.
Host bands for Thursday night jams:
January 5 - Crawdaddy V2.1
January 12 - Louis Janelle Blues Band
CALISTOGA BAR & GRILL Plaza Pointe-Claire, 235 Boulevard Saint Jean (Donegani & Maywood) 514-
630-7577 http://www.calistogagrill.ca/ 
Thurs Jan 5 Mark Crissinger
DUFFY’S 1060 Ch. Herron, Dorval, Qc (514) 631-8962 http://www.duffysmtl.com/events.html 
Jam Wednesdays & Fridays
Jam Hosts: 
FRI JAN 6 Greenwoods and The Grass https://www.facebook.com/events/302738613460135/ 
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 
Fri Jan 13 at 9 PM Whisky Legs https://www.facebook.com/events/1763015213963555/ 
CKUT Funding Drive "Radio Without Borders" took place October 20th to 31st, 2016 but IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO DONATE! You can donate online http://ckut.ca/donate  by mail, in person, or by phone, 514 907 9424. Our address is 3647 University, Montreal QC, H3A 2B3. Make sure to click Cha Cha Cha In Blue as the show through which you are donating. SUPPORT BLUES RADIO AND TRUE DIVERSITY IN PROGRAMMING!
Want me to include your blues/roots gig in my show? Send me the info at ckutblue@colba.net or invite me at www.facebook.com/chachachainblue.ckut 

John Detcheverry
Cha Cha Cha In Blue, CKUT FM 90,3 Montreal
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