ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS
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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Check out our CALENDAR of EVENTS below for the next show!
SPENCER SCHARF (Folk Roots/Blues Flatpicking, Ottawa)
September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on October 5, 2020 at 5:00pm
One event on October 19, 2020 at 5:00pm
“You know the Blues; it makes me feel alright,” sing the rich and smooth tenor vocals of Ottawa-based Spencer Scharf.
His versatile Folk and Blues sound can be heard on a variety of musical instruments: 6-string, 8-string and 12-string guitars, a resonator, cigar box, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano/keyboards and hard driving harmonica.
Spencer’s ability to read the crowd gets him invited back to many venues and private events, as he chooses melodic and intricate instrumentals, belting Blues, or anything in between. His combination of technical skill and onstage charisma has led to him being called “an absolute genius” by AJ Sauvé, RBC Bluesfest’s Director of Media Relations.
While the Folk and Blues multi-instrumentalist has more than 400 cover songs in his repertoire, it was his 3rd album, I Can’t Hide (2014), that began Spencer’s road as a songwriter. He followed that with his 2017 album Times of Change:
“Spencer’s songwriting is evocative, his singing is filled with emotion, his arrangements and instrumentation serve the songs well, his originality and artistry shines through…I hear the bittersweet heartache of the deepest blues when he sings about his grandparent’s home; I hear the train a comin’ when he sings of ghosts; and I hear how big his heart is and how deep his groove is when he sings about ‘playing songs on refuse people can reuse.’” – Adrian Matte, Ottawa-based musician & educator
Spencer has had numerous solo gigs at high profile Canadian festivals RBC Bluesfest and Ottawa’s CityFolk (FolkFest). He regularly performs at a variety of events and venues, including festivals pubs, community and private events, house concerts, farmer’s markets, art shows, and children’s events. He’s the organist for the Carleton University Ravens Men’s hockey team, and has been featured on CTV Morning Live, Rogers Daytime TV, CBC, CKCU & Canoe FM radio.
“One of the most gifted…musicians in Ottawa is Spencer Scharf. He’s a multi-instrumentalist who dabbles in blues, folk, folk-rock and indie-rock. He’s also a rarity – a finger-plucker on the guitar…let Scharf teach you a lesson on fine music.” – Ben Yung, The Revue.
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
MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER * 50 PERSON CAPACITY
2 METERS BETWEEN TABLES * NO DANCING
$70 (plus HST)
Includes full course meal, show, 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
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