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Westport Ontario

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Blues at The Cove with Miss Emily
March 15 @ 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, March 15

Miss Emily (Kingston)

www.themissemily.com

Miss Emily – Glory (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Rideau Waterway Land Trust

 

MISS EMILY (From www.themissemily.com)

In February of 2020, only days after Miss Emily celebrated the Maple Blues triple crown of Female Vocalist, New Artist and Sapphire Blues Video of the year, the world shut down. You could still hear the roar of the crowd as the door slammed shut on performances, recording and almost everything else in the music industry. For the first time in two decades, Miss Emily had an empty calendar. With no frame of reference for pandemics or lockdowns, it took some time to understand what the next steps should be. Somewhere between virtual shows and long nights sequestered in the music room, an idea began to take shape. Of the many cancelled shows, perhaps the most disappointing loss was a return to the venue that had become a second home; The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in her adopted hometown of Kingston. After six sellout, foundation-rattling shows, fans, band, and team members alike had been looking forward to extending the streak. In a moment of reminiscence and sadness, it occurred to Emily that she had professional recordings from each show at the Isabel. That’s nearly ten albums worth of songs. 

After a quick call, Team Emily got to work reviewing every song from each of the six shows. It was a monumental task but with time frozen in the wake of COVID, trimming 150 songs down to 15 tracks went from nearly impossible to a recorded reality by fall of 2020.

“LIVE at the Isabel” was released on October 30, 2020 to rave reviews but due to the never-ending pandemic she couldn’t promote it with a tour. So instead, Team Emily submitted it for JUNO consideration. When we shared our submission with music industry insiders, the responses were not what we expected. “You submitted a live album – that’s crazy.” “Live albums don’t get nominated. It’s a waste of time.”  Crazy? Not really. Waste of time? Definitely not. On March 1st, 2022 Miss Emily, “LIVE at the Isabel” was nominated for the JUNO Blues Album of the Year. 

That sequence of events – from the Maple Blues Awards of 2020 to the 2022 JUNO Nominations – encapsulates all you need to know about Miss Emily. She specializes in overcoming insurmountable challenges and scaling metaphorical mountains. Her work ethic was forged in the foundries of Southern Ontario’s bars and nightclubs. Her resilience is a product of 20 years in an industry that can be, at best, “unfriendly” towards women. She has an innovative spirit and creative force born out of necessity, and her incomparable vocals are surpassed only by her electrifying, roof-rattling performances. 

What’s next for Miss Emily? The future is still being written but we can assume a few things. Something will happen that would shatter the character of the strongest soul and she’ll overcome it with grace and unrestrained optimism. Someone will tell her, “No,” and she’ll move forward in spite of the negative response. 

And sooner than anybody can predict, the world will shine a bright, white spotlight on the soul-blues dynamo known as Miss Emily. It’s only a matter of time.

 

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

 

POSTPONED. Sorry for the inconvenience!!!

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