Six shows in five days to cap off the “summer” at The Cove. Shawn McCullough and friends, Spencer Evans Trio, Dave Balfour and Johnny Richard, Jeff Callery, Kevin and Vanessa Head and Chris Murphy.

I think this is going to be a quintessential fall as we ride off into the warmth of the sunset. I’m going to play a little bit of tennis while I still have some time and keep playing some shows with Spencer and Rob on Thursdays until Thanksgiving Weekend!

Our good buddies and tennis coach Chuck Gobeil has a show coming up with his band StringTease on Wed.s├átSep.14 at Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall as part of the Festival of Small Halls. They are opening for April Verch Band at 7pm for $25. Thanks to Gay Henniger for the reminder. Good luck with the show in your hall their kids!

Check out the rest of the lineup:

Coming this week, at The Cove, is:

Rack ‘n Tunes, with it’s wonderfully vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, thanks to Mr. Shawn McCullough, has a consistently full room coming to his house concerts. 7-10pm

Jazz Night News! Don’t pay attention to the information you’ve heard before…Jazz Night continues for the rest of the season until Thanksgiving Weekend from 8-10pm, new hours! This means you can still hope/hop to work the next day! Andy Love is on funk drums and wicked wild vocals once again this week. Every Thursday with the Spencer Evans Trio!

This coming Friday is, Special. How often do you hear a band fronted by Bag Piper? Well, you have the opportunity to catch one and be a part of history with Urban Highlanders of Toronto. Featuring a lead Bag Piper, the band fuses a mish mash of musical personalities with Americana old-time, rhythm & blues, folk, Celtic and African percussion. Larry Graves of the Westport favourite Drumhand and the JUNO Nominated Mr. Something Something, is on percussion. He is a real force, a rhythmic nerve centre. The leader and Bag Piper Frier Coppins has fronted a plethora of groups since the Toronto seventies including Rare Air, Taxi Chain and the streets of Toronto. Then there is guitarist Chris Bartos on guitar who has some interesting connections to me. Should be like an evening tour through the wilderness, city streets, dusty roads and late light of a dingy bar. Get in the line! 7-10pm $10

Saturday is another traquilizing soiree with Head Over Heels on the patio. It’s still a warm, dry time but it won’t be here for long. Unwind with everything from songs by Head himself to Anne Murray, James Taylor, Lucinda Williams, Tracy Chapman and more. 5:30-8:30pm al fresco. The day after Sunday sessions extend with the acoustic duo to the end of September with that bright light haze in the air. Until Sep.25 12:30-3:30pm. Is it Caesar time?

Back at The Cove next Friday is Kemptville’s best kept secret in John Wilberforce. Smooth sailing music was the velvet man himself. John will grace the patio stage and fill the outdoors with sound. 5:30-8:30pm

Also soon is the return of Blues on the Rideau Series on Fri.Sep.23 with 16 year old blues guitar phenom with a sound beyond his years, Spencer MacKenzie.

How about that Phil Collins theme wafting through the US Open?

Donald who?

See you at a show!

Seamus Cowan