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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GRAVEN with BEN MULLIN (Folk/Pop, Ottawa)

May 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Growing up, once-rapper Nepean white kid Matt McKechnie was a massive teen listener of J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin. Having played in suburban garage bands since his mid-teens, he began to adapt and progress with the shifting musical terrain around him while still staying true to his idyllic influences. Matt’s songs are truly passionate and rare – and with a wild, rotating and circus-like band of ever-talented individuals backing him, his music generates interest and intensity. Having opened for and shared stage space with such artists as Dave Gunning, Tanya Davis, JD Edwards, The Wooden Sky, Catherine McLellan, The Good Lovelies, Matt is a player in a few different collectives, and a consistent guitarist and vocalist for Lanark songstress up and comer Ali McCormick.
‘Channelsurfing’ is an epic memory-movie album collective and retrospective of the mind and music of Matt ‘Graven’ McKechnie. With eight releases under his belt, this is lucky number nine and his most creatively daring to date. Dealing with fractured friendships and lost loves, there are no punches pulled in this vivid kaleidoscope of guitar-driven and word-heavy soundscapes. Featuring some drum-work from Dave Marsh (Joel Plaskett Emergency) and engineering from Charles Austin (The Super Friendz), the 20-song album features 10 brand new tracks and 10 remastered gems from the deep, anthemic back catalogue. The diversity in sound ranges from raging, shoe-gaze, howling rockers to subtle, campfire crooners. You can stream and purchase all 20 tunes here.


Ben Mullin is a super talented Kemptville musician. He is a gifted vocalist, guitarist, and multi instrumentalist and has his fingers in many musical pies. Having written and performed songs for his own project Belarus Racing Team, he plays with many acts around the Ottawa valley including Coldrift, Bruce Enloe & The Burning Sensations, Brad Sucks and many more. He is also heavily featured in Graven as a ‘soundscape artist’, either in a duo setting or or in the full band, heavy melodic, glitter-and-gold getup of The Dirty Hustle.

‘(Matt’s) smooth, evocative voice meshed well with their mellow sound and his ability to mix singing while playing the guitar and harmonica was very impressive…The harmonica riffs were so reminiscent of “The Times They Are A-Changin” that the Tambourine Man himself might as well have been playing along with them.’ -The Queens Journal

‘A sure up and comer!’ -CBC Radio 3

‘Musically, the band puts the emphasis on a warm, spacious sound. It’s slightly fuzzy around the edges but never overdriven and never stretching past a comfortable gallop.’ -Bob Ham, The Voice Of Energy

“…I was quite taken aback by the sounds of the Valley Theory EP by the underground Canadian rockers Graven. As opposed to reaching out for the anthemic pop heights of its countrymen and
women, these guys have opted for reinventing and revisiting some solid ‘90s Midwestern rock.’
Adam P. Newton, Dryvetyme Online

‘Graven may not set the world on fire, or even usher in a belated jangle-rock revival, but they’re good at what they do, and anyone else who pines for Toad The Wet Sprocket should find plenty here to enjoy.’ -iheartmusic.net


May 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Seamus Cowan


The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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The BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series – featuring some of Canada’s best Blues bands and recognized as one of the best Series of its kind in the country – returns in September for another great season – our 13th year! Buffet starts 7pm, show goes from 8:30-11pm. You can arrive anytime after 6pm. Room check in time is anytime after 3pm. Check the fabulous Line-Up and dates for 2017/18 soon! Shows are generally once a month from September through May (December excluded) with two shows in January and May. Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for a look at all the great shows from previous seasons.

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