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 info@coveinn.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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JESSE STONE (Folk/Rock, Montreal)

May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jesse Stone, “I am a profession, Canadian songwriter and touring musician from Montreal. I am a prolific songwriters, with over a hundred compositions in the country rock and folk genres. My performances generally feature strictly original music and I have distinguished myself as an artist who regularly can carry a 4-hour night with only original material. In 2017, I performed over 100 dates in over 50 venues in Quebec and Ontario.

In 2014, I released my debut album Break Of Day, which featured Sam Roberts Band drummer, Josh Trager. The album received full-page articles in both the Montreal Gazette and The Dominical, a printed weekly magazine in Madrid, Spain. In 2017, I signed a licensing agreement with Universal Music Group for use of the album’s single, ‘Fisherman’ which was translated to Portuguese, recorded and released in September, 2017 by Universal and Brazilian recording artist, Allison Lima.

After graduating in Music Business Administration from TREBAS Institute, I founded the online magazine, Hotsoupe.com (2013), which hosted Montreal concert photographs and reviews. Hotsoupe.com was voted Montreal’s #3 best website by CULTMTL.com’s annual poll. Hotsoupe.com was hired by Sennheiser Canada to host video interviews of Sennheiser stage bands at the 2013 edition of Osheaga Music Festival. That same year, I produced the 3-day music showcase and fundraiser “Hot Soupe Present’s Bandstand” which featured 15 bands, a rotating panel of Montreal music industry professionals and raised $7,000 dollars for the Just For Kids Foundation, an affiliate of the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

In 2011, I interned as logistics assistant for the Just For Laughs Festival and I interned for the Montreal label Justin Time Record. From 2014 to 2016, I interned for the production and creative service company Good Sense & Co. in Brooklyn, NY, which produces the Tribeca Film Festival and whose list of clients includes Youtube, Facebook, and Google.  With Good Sense I assisted in concert productions that featured acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Joan Jett, and Cheap Trick. In 2016, I completed the Audio Recording and Production program at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City.

I’ve been writing and performing original music for over ten years. As early as 2009, when I was 19 I was invited by Terry Dimonte onto Calgary radio station Q-107 to perform my original songs live on the air. I started writing music in high school and began performing in the public arenas as soon as I could legally walk into a bar. I honed my performance abilities in the open mic circuit, spending 2 years as a open-mic host myself. I have thousands of hours under my belt of songwriting and performing and managing my career. I’ve steadily immersed myself deeper into my craft so that it now encapsulates nearly all aspects of my life. I’m 28 years old and songwriting and performing is my full-time profession.”

“Indeed. Atypically for a first album, Stone’s just-released Break of Day LP features an impressive who’s who of Montreal musicians lending their talents to what is, not surprisingly, a polished, professional and highly listenable debut.” Jamie O’meara, The Montreal Gazette 2015

“Jesse Stone, the forthright Canadian, only 25 years old, has recorded one of the best debuts of recent history.” Madrid magazine, El Dominical.


May 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Seamus Cowan


The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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Choose The Blues Productions in co-operation with The Cove Inn, Westport is pleased to announce the 2018/19 LINE-UP for Blues On The Rideau @ The Cove – our 14th year! In memory of Diane Leduc Doran this year’s Series is being dedicated to her.

BOTR @ The Cove is now recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in the country featuring some of Canada’s best Blues, Soul and R&B artists (all Juno, Maple Blues Award, Western Canadian Music Award and/or Quebec Lys Blues Award winners/nominees). The Cove venue is friendly and intimate located in a beautiful 140 year old country inn in one of the most scenic villages in eastern Ontario – Westport – located on the shores of Upper Rideau Lake on the historic Rideau Waterway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – only a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston, 2.5 hours from Syracuse, 3 hours from Toronto and Montreal.

There are 9 shows this season including one 2 Night Stand – Jack de Keyzer in January. All shows take place from 7-11 pm. The ticket price remains the same – for the fifth year in a row – $65 (plus HST). That includes a delicious full course buffet dinner, dancing, door prizes and a chance to win 2 Grand Prizes at the end of the season. Proceeds from each show go to support different local charities. To date $68K has been raised for the Westport community and the goal is to raise at least another $5K this season.

  • September 28 – From Hamilton: STEVE STRONGMAN BAND (Raw, powerful Blues Rock)

  • October 19 – From Toronto: SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR  (Fabulous Soul Blues with beautiful harmonies)

  • November 16 – From Toronto: THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS (Big time Blues, Soul & R&B from 6 members from 2 of Canada’s most famous Blues bands)

  • January 18 & 19* – From Toronto: JACK DE KEYZER BAND (Canada’s King of the Blues guitar. One of BOTR’s favourites. *2 Night stand)

  • February 15 – From Montreal: DAWN TYLER WATSON & THE BEN RACINE BAND (Winners of the 2017 International Blues Challenge – great Blues, Soul & R&B)           

  • March 22 – From Montreal – RIA REECE BAND (More great Blues, Soul & R&B)

  • April 19 – From Peterborough & Niagara: RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK w. BAND (2 of Canada’s best Roots/Blues artists together on one stage)

  • May 10 – From Ottawa: WICKED GRIN (High energy get-up-and-dance rockin’ Blues!)

Full details on the Series including the artists’ Bios, links to their websites and YOU TUBE videos – plus the charities that are being supported this year – can be found at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca  More info on The Cove at www.coveinn.com

Advance reservations are required for all shows and can be made at The Cove, by phone 1-888-COVEINN 613-273-3636 or email info@coveinn.com  Well priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s and a motel but book well ahead. All the beds in Westport usually sell out on BOTR nights.  

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in co-operation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com  Sponsored by Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca, Jacob’s Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.com, DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com, LAKE 88 Perth www.lake88.ca and the Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com

For more information contact:

James Doran, Choose The Blues Productions, 613-574-0086  james@choosetheblues.ca

Seamus Cowan, Manager, The Cove Inn, Westport ON 613-273-3636  info@coveinn.com