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Westport Ontario

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Blues at The Cove with Tony D Band (Members of MonkeyJunk)
October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$100 + HST & Gratuity (Dinner, Show + Charity)

Blues at The Cove Series 2023/24 (SEE FULL ROSTER AT BOTTOM!!!)

Did you say Blues at…The Cove? Yes! Well, you knew that! For 17 incredible years of music, laughter, community and overall great times, Blues on the Rideau has been one of the longest running Blues music series in Canada!

Thanks to the team of James Doran and his wife Diane Leduc-Doran and their Choose the Blues Productions, thousands of ecstatic Blues and live music fans have flocked to The Cove Inn to enjoy evenings of all-out dancing to Canada’s greatest JUNO and Maple Blues Award winning Blues acts. We thank them for all of those years of partnership and honour them by dedicating the 2023/24 Series to them as we transition to Blues at The Cove, highlighting some of the best of the series of the years!

Imagine a warm, intimate venue setting in a historic waterside inn on the Rideau Canal featuring a tasty buffet dinner and a donation to a local charity and you have Blues at The Cove! Join us for the new season!

Call us 613.273.3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com for reservations!

 

18th Season of Live Blues at The Cove Inn!

Dinner, Show + Charity $100 +HST

Includes delicious full course buffet style dinner with served dessert, door prizes, dancing and donation to local charity.

Doors 6pm

Dinner 7pm

Show Sets 8:30-9:30pm + 10-11pm

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Call 613-273-3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com 

BOOK EARLY! – ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO STAY OVERNIGHT
(Well priced accommodation at The Cove, nearby B&B, AirBnb and Westport Station Motel)
MOST SHOWS SELL OUT WELL AHEAD OF SHOW DATES. The earlier you reserve the better the choice of seating location.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon for another GREAT season Blues at The Cove

Co-Sponsored by: 

Black Dog Inn, Westport www.whatsonwestport.ca/profile/the-black-dog-inn/

Gristmill Place, Westport www.thegristmillplace.com

Upper Rideau B&B, Westport www.urbb.ca

Lake 88.1, Perth www.lake88.ca

Perth Brewery, Perth www.perthbrewery.ca

Rosehall Run Vineyards, Wellington www.rosehallrun.com

Village Green, www.facebook.com/villagegreenltd/

Kingston Sound Works www.kingstonsoundworks.com

 

To keep up to date on everything at the Cove, including Blues at The Cove, please join our Mailing List www.coveinn.com/mailinglist. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon and keeping in touch!

 

Friday, October 27

Tony D Band feat. Members of MonkeyJunk (Ottawa)

“Basically, I’m like Lightnin’ Hopkins with an electric guitar” – Tony D

www.tonyguitarro.com

Tony D – 70s Big Muff (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Westport Food Bank

TONY D BAND

Tony D (Diteodoro), guitarist for Juno award winning band MonkeyJunk, has been laying it down for over thirty years. MonkeyJunk has amassed twenty Maple Blues awards and a Blues Music Award, (formerly known as The Handy Awards). 

At the age of thirteen, Tony began his musical journey on the guitar. Learning mostly in the  blues, rock jazz stylings. From Muddy Waters to Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page to Albert King to Wes Montgomery and all the points in between .

At the age of nineteen, Tony was given the opportunity to play rhythm guitar, for three days, for the legendary Buddy Guy. Years later he had the prestigious opening slot for the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan at Ottawa’s NAC.

In the early nineties having taken a trip to Europe and securing a record deal out of Holland, Tony became one of the first Canadian blues musicians to tour Europe. In 2020 (during the pandemic) Tony released his latest project, SPEAK NO EVIL, a compilation of instrumentals that span his career. 

The Blues and anything that falls under that umbrella being his first love, but Tony D has also explored various forms of music. Flamenco became another obsession and after studying the form for two years he joined a troupe which made him write pseudo-flamenco and Spanish rhythm instrumentals which he still plays today in his solo shows.

From The delta to the desert it all comes from places of devotion, musical devotion.

“Basically, I’m like Lightnin’ Hopkins with an electric guitar”

 

Blues at The Cove Series 2023/24

FULL ROSTER

 

Friday, October 27, 2023

Tony D Band feat. Members of MonkeyJunk (Ottawa)

“Basically, I’m like Lightnin’ Hopkins with an electric guitar” – Tony D

www.tonyguitarro.com

Tony D – 70s Big Muff (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Westport Food Bank

 

Friday, November 17, 2023

Rick Fines and Suzie Vinnick Band (Niagara/Peterborough)

Rick Fines and Suzie Vinnick Band at Blues on the Rideau 2019 (Video)

www.rickfines.ca

Rick Fines – Ridin’ the Rails (Video)

www.suzievinnick.com

Suzie Vinnick – Happy as Hell (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Dick Ready Memorial Christmas Tree

at Spy Rock on Foley Mountain overlooking Westport.  

 

Friday, December 8, 2023

Steve Marriner Band (from MonkeyJunk) feat. Jimmy Bowskill (Blue Rodeo, Brooks & Bowskill, The Sheepdogs, Toront0)

www.stevemarriner.com

Steve Marriner Band – Take me to the City (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Friends of Westport Library

 

Friday, January 19  &  Saturday, January 20, 2024 ***TWO NIGHTS!***

Jack de Keyzer Band (Toronto)

www.jackdekeyzer.com

Jack de Keyzer Band – Howlin’ for You with special guest Spencer MacKenzie (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Westport Blooms & Friends of Foley Mountain

 

Friday, February 16, 2024

River City Junction (Brockville)

www.rivercityjunction.ca

River City Junction – Steam Train (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Kids Shinny Hockey Westport

 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Miss Emily (Kingston)

www.themissemily.com

Miss Emily – Glory (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Rideau Waterway Land Trust

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (Toronto)

www.samanthamartinmusic.com

I’ve Got a Feeling – Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Kick in for Kids of Rideau District High School

 

Friday, May 10   &  Friday, May 11, 2024 ***TWO NIGHTS, TBC!!!***

David Rotundo Band (Mexico/Toronto)

www.davidrotundo.com

David Rotundo Band – So Much Trouble (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support St. Edward Catholic School & Rideau Vista Public School of Westport