Ottawa Blues Society Blues Artist Directory
 
                          For listing in the Artist Directory, please submit your information in the following format:
 
Name of Musician or Group
Blues sub-genre, e.g. blues rock, jump blues, Chicago blues, etc.
One additional line for details
Contact name
Contact email or phone (or both)
Web url
Facebook
Twitter
 
For listing in the Teacher Directory, please submit your information in the following format:
Name
Teach, e.g. guitar, blues guitar, piano, harmonica, etc.
Where, e.g. location of lessons; also include student’s home if applicable
Phone contact
Email contact

Please submit your information in the format(s) described above, to ottawabluessociety@gmail.com and copy your email to lizblues@rogers.com. Please contact Liz with any questions.

ARTIST DIRECTORY

 
Al Wood and the Woodsmen 
Harmonica Driven Blues Band
Specializing In Great Live Performances – Band, Solo or Duo
Contact:  Al Wood
Email: alwoodmusic@gmail.com
WEB:   www.alwoodmusic.com
 
Angelina Hunter Trio
Soul infused blues/funk
Screamin' guitar with soulful vocals and a Killer Rhythm Section - It's the Hard Blues Man....
Contact: Angelina Hunter 613-857-2294
Email: angelinahunter100@yahoo.com
WEB:Theangelinahuntertrio.bandcamp.com
Facebook: Facebook/theangelinahuntertrio
 
The Back Beat
Classic R&B, Blues, Classic Rock
Contact: Tom Rowe; 613-298-8047
E-mail: tom.rowe@rogers.com
WEB: http://www.thebackbeat.ca
 

Big Band Ottawa
Blues, Blues Rock, Jazz.
Swing, Latin, Soul, Funk
Contact: Robert Vogelsang
Email: BigBandOttawa@gmail.com
WEB:  http://www.bigbandottawa.com/

Bella Cat
Soulful Blues
Soul, RnB, Funk, Jazz
 
Contact: Katrina Robert
Email: bellacatmusic@gmail.com
WEB: www.bellacatsoul.com
 
Blues & Company
Electric Barrelhouse Blues
Contact: Kevin Ficzere 613-285-4570
Email: kevinficzere@gmail.com
WEB: http://www.bluesandcompany.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blues-Company/
 
Brothers And Sons
Trans-Atlantic blues and roots project
Contact: Steve Myers; 613-302-7454
E-mail: Myersbrosband@sympatico.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brothersandsonsproject/
 
Crunchy Flower
Blues, Blues Rock, Riff Rock
Female lead with a power trio!
Debra Ereaut or Trevor Denault
booking@crunchyflower.com
www.crunchyflower.com
 

The Clint Everson Band
Blues, Blues Rock and Roots Influenced Originals & Covers
With a variety of different influences from all the blues styles, country, folk, and rock. The Clint Everson Band crosses borders to get to the heart of the song.
Contact: Clint Everson; (613) 853-2030
Email: bookings@eversonband.ca
WEB: www.eversonband.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clinteversonband
Twitter: @eversonband
 
Dan Deslauriers
Blues, Blues Rock, Jazz.
Intense electric blues, soulful vocals
Contact: Dan Deslauriers
Email: bluzenjazz@gmail.com
WEB: reverbnation/dandeslauriers.com
 
Doc Yates and the King’s Evil
Rootsy Blues Rock
Contact: Seth Yates
Email: sgfyates@hotmail.com
WEB:  www.DocYates.com
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/DocYatesBand/

DoubleDouble
Broad-based danceable blues-rock with a British flavour
A fresh spin on your blues favourites
Contact: Ken and Hazel; 613-749-4434
Email: doubledouble.band@icloud.com
WEB: www.double-double.ca
 
The Drew Nelson Band
Blues & Blues-rock
Contact: Drew Nelson; 819-684-1362; 613-796-1362
Email: info@drewnelson.ca
WEB: www.drewnelson.ca
 
The Dwane Dixon Band
Blues/rock
Contact: Dwane Dixon
Email: dwanedixon@dwanedixon.com
WEB: www.dwanedixon.com
Facebook: Dwane Dixon Music
 
The Jivewires
Original Jump Blues
"The missing link between swing & rock 'n roll"
Contact: Steve Berndt
Emaill: jivewires@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.jivewires.com/

Joe Gaspar Band
Blues-rock
Ottawa's power trio
Contact: Joe Gaspar 613-219-0102
Email: gasparjoe@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.joegasparband.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joegasparband
Twitter: @joegasparband
 
 
Joe McDonald & the Walkin' Hawks 
Barroom Blues/Groove/Boogie 
Entertaining, pure and exciting blues!
Contact: Joe McDonald; 613-277-3008
Email: joemcdonaldbooking@gmail.com
Website: https://www.walkinhawks.ca/
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/walkinhawks/
Bandcamp: https://walkinhawks.bandcamp.com/releases

John Fuoco Band
Rhythm & Blues - Blues Rock
The Magic of Blues
Contact: Sandra Bouchard, Event Director; 613-762-4447
Email: eventdirector@jfuocoproduction s.com
WEB: http://johnfuoco.tv/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnf uocotv/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=IJtIS49cFzM
 
The Powergoats
Melodic & Bluesey Rock
Contact: Jamie Douglas
Email: jamesfdouglas@hotmail.com
Web: www.thepowergoats.com
 
Three Times Lucky
Blues/Roots/Rock
Contact:  Larry Deszcz 613 293 7306
Email:   larry.d@rogers.com
Web:  www.threetimeslucky.weebly.com


Lucas Haneman Express
Blues, funk, soul, Fusion, rock
Soulful and electrifying musical ride
Contact: Lucas Haneman; 613-371-6663
Email: lhexpressbookings@gmail.com
WEB: www.lhexpress.ca
 
Miss Emily
Original Soul & Blues with Rock, Jazz & Pop Influences
Solo to small ensemble to full 8-piece band
Manager: Gord Hunter
Email: management@themissemily.com
Website: www.themissemily.com
Twitter & Instagram: @themissemily
Facebook: www.facebook.com/themissemilymusic
 
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin
Blues Rock
Original gritty roots rock
Contact: Murray Kinsley; 613-291-6070
Email: wickedgrin@rogers.com
WEB: http://www.wickedgrin.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wickedgrinblues/
 
Myers Brothers Band 
Electric juke-joint blues, hillcountry blues, delta blues 
Contact: Steve Myers; 613-302-7454
E-mail: Myersbrosband@sympatico.ca
WEB: http://www.reverbnation.com/myersbrothersbluesband
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Myers-Brothers-Band/

Peter Brown
Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Bluesiana
Traditional Jazz, Modern Jazz & Swing
Contact: Peter Brown; 613-257-2657
E-mail: prbrown@magma.ca 
WEB: http://www.peterbrown.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Peter-Brown-music-469876759832337/
 
River City Junction
Chicago Blues / Retro-Rock
Contact: Jason Fryer/Caroline Addison
Email: booking@rivercityjunction.com
WEB: http://rivercityjunction.com
 
Rod Williams
Texas Swing, Delta, West-Coast, Chicago
Four-piece band or Duo format

Contact: Rod Williams
Email: rodlwilliams@rogers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rod.williams.79025
  
The Secret Band
West Side Chicago and Texas Blues, Swing
Local Ottawa Blues Trio based in Hintonburg
Contact: Tracy Clark; 613-317-5966 (leave a message)
Email: thesecretband@outlook.com
WEB: https://www.reverbnation.com/thesecretband
Facebook: linked from ReverbNation page
 
Steve Groves Trio
High Energy Original Funk & Soulful Blues Groove
Contact: Steve Groves
Email: steve@stevegroves.ca

Syndicated Blues
A five- piece rock ‘n’ blues outfit
Contact: Ron Holdich
Email: ron.holdich@bell.net
WEB: http://syndicatedblues2010-2014.weebly.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/syndicatedbluesband/
 
Terry Gillespie
Old School
Contact: Kathleen Gillespie; 613-676-0880
Email: Kathy@terrygillespie.ca; terry@terrygillespie.ca 
WEB:  https://www.terrygillespie.ca
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ terrygilllespiemusician
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ TerryGillespie (@TerryGillespie)
YOUTUBE:  http://www.youtube.com/c/ TerryGillespieMusic 
 
Woodshed Slim
Acoustic Country Blues & Roots
Finger picked guitar, rack harmonica, kazoo, foot stompin’ and a whole lot of hooting and hollerin’.
Contact name: Craig Taillefer
Contact email: info@woodshedslim.com
Web: www.woodshedslim.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoodshedSlim/

The Yohawks
Original Rhythm and Blues/Soul
R&B/Soul covers from ‘60s & ‘70s
Contact: Dave Poulin
Email: info@yohawks.com
WEB: www.yohawks.com

 
 

TEACHER DIRECTORY

 
Bella Cat
Beginner to intermediate pop/classical vocal training 
Pop, blues, funk, jazz, RnB

Lessons take place at Sunnyside music school or at home lessons
Contact: 613-859-0774
Email: bellacatmusic@gmail.com
 
Dan Deslauriers
Guitar, bass guitar, vocal
Blues, Advanced Blues, Country, Rock
Lessons take place in teacher's home
Email: bluzenjazz@gmail.com
 
Francis O'keefe 
Blues guitar, guitar
Go Guitar Lessons
Lessons in Kanata, Barrhaven, Nepean, Stittsville and some east end spots
Contact: 613-315-9662
Email: www.goguitarlessons.com

Lorne K. Hemmerling
Cell: (613) 899-6642
Email: lornehemmerling@gmail.com
 
Lucas Haneman
Guitar (acoustic & electric) & mandolin
Blues, finger style, jazz, folk, rock, pop, country, reggae 
Lessons take place at Craig Henry, Nepean
Phone: 613-371-6663
Email: lucashaneman@gmail.com
WEB: www.lucashaneman.com
 
Megan Laurence 
Voice
Pop, blues, jazz, folk, rock, country, musical theatre
Lessons take place at Face The Music Vocal Studio, Craig Henry, Nepean
Email: info@fmvocalstudio.com
WEB: www.fmvocalstudio.com
 
Peter Brown
Teaching improvised piano styles, particularly blues for 3 decades
Contact: 613-257-2657
Lessons take place in student's homes in Ottawa or at my home in Lanark
E-mail: prbrown@magma.ca 
WEB: http://www.peterbrown.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Peter-Brown-music-469876759832337/
 
River City Junction’s Blues Academy
Jason Fryer, Caroline Addison, Tom Joanisse
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Music production
Blues, Jazz, Folk, Rock
Lessons take place in our studio or over Skype or FaceTime
Contact: 613.803.7625 
Email: lessons@rivercityjunction.com 

Ron Laframboise 

Guitar, Bass Pop,blues,R&B,acoustic pop/folk,jazz 
intro lessons in teacher's home, or via Skype 

contact: email: guitars_bass47@hotmail.com
website: www.ronlaframboise.com

Ross Taylor
Bass (Electric and Upright

Blues, Jazz,Funk, Disco, R&B, Latin, Fusion, Rock
Lessons are offered at Ross' studio, in your home or live via Skype

Contact:: 613-257-2088
Email: ross@bass-lessons.ca

Steve Berndt
Trombone/voice
Lessons at Alcorn School Of Music, 953 Gladstone Avenue
Contact: 613-563-7080
Email: steveberndtjazz@yahoo.com

Steve Groves
Guitar
Blues, Jazz and Total Understanding. Advanced Only
Lessons take place in your home, Ottawa area
Email: steve@stevegroves.ca