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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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To discuss a gig, please email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com with your name, number, email, web/social media links, particular dates you might want to play and anything else we might need to know about you. We appreciate your request but know that we can only book a limited amount of acts. Thank you for your understanding.

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IVOR SIMPSON KENNEDY (Delta Blues from Australia!!!)

July 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hailing from Sydney Australia, Ivor Simpson Kennedy is one of a new generation of exciting young blues talents to emerge from Down Under. Owning a dark, smoke filled voice and liquid smooth guitar stylings, he utilises these inherit skills to give his compositions a striking originality, paying homage to generations past while bringing a remarkably fresh approach to the table. Ivor also performs all the instruments on his releases, lending his sound a uniquely personal touch. A deliciously deep groove runs through his barebones approach, with strains of reggae, soul, and rock vying for their moment in a bevy of blues.

Picking up drums and guitar in his teens, Ivor immediately gravitated toward song-writing, with a love of blues and rock’n’roll being imbued from a young age via his parents record collection. After forming a blues trio – Mad Dog – in his late teens, Ivor started performing around Sydney’s Northern Beaches, cutting his teeth on the classic blues song book. After Mad Dog disbanded, Ivor went onto to play guitar for a number of Northern Beaches roots acts, while refining his chops to include the gamut of southern stylings. 2015 saw Ivor put down the electric for an acoustic, as he buried himself in the styles of the pre and post war blues masters, leading to two critically acclaimed releases, the 2016 EP Delta Pines, and the 2017 LP Montserrat. Both broke into the top 3 of the Australian Blues and Roots Charts, and the Top 5 of the North American Roots Report Charts, receiving glowing reviews from leading publications such as No Depression and American Blues Scene. A ten year career in Australia saw Ivor perform with and support artists such as Diesel, Rick Price, Fiona Boyes, Ray Beadle, Truckstop Honeymoon and Warren ‘Pig’ Morgan among a litany of others, while also being fortunate enough to perform at venues such as The Basement, Lizottes, The Vanguard, The Brass Monkey, Brighton Up Bar, Old Manly Boatshed and the Spotted Mallard, to name a few.

Having performed from Fiji to London Ivor has now crossed the pond to the spiritual homeland of his music, New Orleans, and is bringing his unmistakable brand of song writing and guitar playing to fresh sets of ears and eyes. A continuing residency at the venerable Chickie Wah Wah, and appearances at New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival, along with the opportunity to support a wide spectrum of artists such as Jon Cleary, Alvin Youngblood Heart, Smoky Greenwell, John Fohl, Meschiya Lake, Tom McDermott, and Ian Moore, has found Ivor accrue a new legion of listeners in the Big Easy. Tours through the heartland of the Mississippi Delta – including stints at the legendary Ground Zero Blues Club – have firmly entrenched him in the culture of deep south blues.

Possessing a maturity in song and skill far beyond his twenty eight years, Ivor is poised to make a huge splash.  Whether transporting his listeners to a heaving juke joint, a candlelit club, or a dusty Caribbean seaside shack, Ivor has the ability to draw audiences of all generations into his music – and keep them there.

Details

Date:
July 27, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
www.ivorsk.com

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

< NIGHTLY LIVE MUSIC + EVENTS CALENDAR >

     

      

     

      

     

      

EVERY SUNDAY with HEAD over HEELS (Blues/Folk/Jazz Acoustic Duo, Gananoque) 5-8pm

EVERY TUESDAY with ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY with RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH & FRIENDS (Country/Rock…or whatever you want to play!) Perform and get a chance to win a Guitar from Long & McQuade Music of Kingston. 5-8pm

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Thu.Jun.30 Pre-Canada Day Party with 80s ENUFF feat. PAT MURPHY (Kingston’s Premier 80s Tribute Act) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.

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Fri.Jul.1 CHRIS MURPHY (Member of Turpin’s TrailEast Coast/Folk, Perth Road Village) 7-9pm
Sat.Jul.2 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.4 JASON KENT (Folk/Rock, Montreal…Member of Young Petty Stones + Sunfields) 5-8pm
Tue.Jul.5 WITHOUT WILLOW (Traditional Folk from Donegal, Ireland) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.7 JAY SMITH (Formerly SMITTY, Country/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm
Fri.Jul.8 SEAN PINCHIN (JUNO Award Nominated Acoustic Blues Slide Guitar Master!!!, Toronto) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.9 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.11 JACK STEELE (Country, Westport) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.14 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.15 CHRIS MURPHY (East Coast/Folk, Member of Turpin’s Trail, Kingston) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.16 CLOSED for a PRIVATE EVENT
Mon.Jul.18 STEVE STACEY + PAT ROBILLARD (Classic Country, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.21 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Fri.Jul.22 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Sat.Jul.23 DOUG VANDERHORDEN (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Mon.Jul.25 JON JONES (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.28 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.29 JEFF CALLERY (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.30 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 5-8pm
Reservations preferred. Call 613.273.3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com for Dining, Show + Hotel Reservations.