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If you’re looking for some music to spice up your time in Westport, The Cove is the place for you to set yourself down. We bring in the best we can find and keep a healthy mix on rotation. From Blues to Jazz, Rock to Folk, Country to Bluegrass, Soul to Funk, we love it all. In the warmer months, larger performances and full band shows take place on our Lounge stage while solos, duos and small groups play to the patio crowds. When it gets cooler, all shows happen in the Lounge.

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THE GOODNIGHT IRENES (Folk, Kingston)

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please Generously Tip Our Musicians

The Goodnight Irenes are a longtime musical collaboration between friends and songwriters Jon McLurg and Chris Morris, now with a new name.

Chris Morris is a folk singer based in Kingston, Ontario. His music and high-energy performances encompass folk and other traditional genres from the Delta to Dylan, the plantations to the Appalachians, the Mississippi to beyond the Great Lakes. Folk, blues, roots, alt-country, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, spirituals – it’s all blended together and performed with a captivating intensity that will take you along the same versatile ride – feeling great, feeling bad, feeling hopeful, feeling lost, but glad to be a part of the creation of amazing music.

Chris began performing live at the age of 14. He recorded two albums of original material in the mid-90s as school projects, and several copies (of each!) were sold, and they have sadly fallen out of circulation, largely due to disinterest from both Chris and the general public. Chris was a member several rock bands throughout high school and college, but always maintained a strong repertoire of solo material rooted in folk and other acoustic-based styles. Always a champion of local and unknown artists, Chris started a concert promotion business in 2002: Rock Crew Productions. Rock Crew Productions produced over 250 concerts in 4 years, including Arcade Fire, Tegan & Sara, The Weakerthans, Serena Ryder, k-os and many more. Much of his focus throughout this time was on the business and his family, and it wasn’t until 2008 when the opportunity came to host an open stage, the Kingston Folk Club, that Chris returned to regular performing and writing.

Loving and performing the music of Woody Guthrie, The Carter Family, Bob Dylan, Mississippi John Hurt, Grateful Dead, Hank Williams, Neil Young, Elizabeth Cotten, Robert Johnson, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt.

Jon Mclurg released his first solo project, “All These Things”, a collection of highly personal and insightful ballads. Drawing on a rich folk tradition and a diverse background of musical experiences, Jon has created an album of striking honesty and vision.

Influences:
Bob Dylan
Gordon Lightfoot
John Prine
Leonard Cohen
Stan Rogers
Woody Guthrie
Mississippi John Hurt
Josh Ritter

Details

Date:
October 29
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Please Generously Tip Our Musicians
Website:
www.facebook.com/TheGoodnightIrenes/

Organizer

Seamus Cowan
Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.coveinn.com

Venue

The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.coveinn.com

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU

THE COVE INN * WESTPORT ONTARIO

 

2020 FALL SERIES 

COVID-fighter edition * Our 16th season

 

DINNER & SHOW FUNDRAISERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHARITIES

GREAT “SIT & LISTEN” BLUES, SOUL & R&B

CANADA’S BEST ARTISTS * 2 SHOWS PER ENGAGEMENT

 

September 18 – RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK     (photo)

Matinee Lunch & Show 1-4 pm (On the Patio if weather is nice – inside if not)

Dinner & Show 7-10 pm

PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT LIBRARY

 

October 23 & 24 – SAMANTHA MARTIN TRIO     (photo)

Dinner & Show both nights 7-10 pm

PDIROCEEDS TO THE RUBY GLAND FOUNDATION

 

November 13 & 14 – HOROJO TRIO     (photo)

Dinner & Show both nights 7-10 pm

PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT FOOD BANK

 

Shows subject to change due to COVID restrictions or other unforeseen circumstances.

Check with The Cove closer to the date to confirm

 

FULL COVID SAFETY PROTOCOIN EFFECT AT ALL SHOWS 

MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER * 50 PERSON CAPACITY 

2 METERS BETWEEN TABLES * NO DANCING

 

$70 (plus HST)

Includes full course mealshow, door prizes and donation to charity

 

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED * CALL THE COVE 613-273-3636

 

AND IF YOU CAN’T BE THERE IN PERSON – TUNE IN TO THE 

LIVE BROADCASTS ON THE BLUES ON THE RIDEAU YouTube CHANNEL  

DONATIONS GRATEFULLY APPRECIATED

 

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